Do you miss heading to the farmers market on the weekend? The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health — Des Moines has created the Drive-Through Bite-Size Market, which takes place each Saturday through October 31 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Iowa State Capitol complex parking lot located at E. 13th and E. Grand Avenue in Downtown Des Moines.
Pre-order produce, meat, eggs, cheese, artisan food items, baked goods, and flowers/plants through the Drive-Through Online Marketplace and pick up specific purchased items at The Drive-Through Bite-Size Market the following Saturday. Customers can also purchase items on site but must remain in their vehicles.
Check the link each week to view the list of Drive-Through vendors that will be on-site each Saturday. Shop and pre-order here for each Saturday pickup. In just five easy steps, you’ll be on your way to enjoying farm-fresh produce, straight from the Drive-Through Bite-Size Farmers’ Market!
- Go online to Drive-Through Online Marketplace. First-time users can submit their information to create an account. Returning users can sign in with their username and password.
- After signing in, please feel free to browse Drive-Through Online Marketplace vendors and products. Add items you would like to purchase to your shopping cart.
- Click on the Checkout button once you are ready to purchase your items. Make sure to choose the “Drive-Through Bite-Size Market” as your pick-up location and the date you wish to pick up at the Drive-Through Market. Each vendor will have their own checkout process and payment options.
- Meet with your vendor(s) on your specified pick-up date at the Drive-Through Bite-Size Market. Pick up at the Iowa Capitol Complex, E. 13th and E. Grand Ave. in Downtown Des Moines on your chosen Saturday anytime between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Can’t make it to the drive-through market? Shop anytime virtually on the Online Marketplace where customers can shop from over 130 Downtown Farmers’ Market vendors offering various products. Pickup and delivery days and location options vary.
“We are having a terrific time at the Bite-Size Market. It’s not like previous Markets, but it is still a great Market to visit. We are serving delicious English Muffin sandwiches, as well as our Jumbo Gourmet Muffins. Check us out on Facebook.” – Breakfast Guys & Gals
“The Saturday Bite-Size Market is an absolute delight. People have their car windows open, and we wave and say ‘good morning’ to everyone. Their smiles are contagious. Our customers and their dogs are awesome! We are so appreciative to be able to participate in this Market … we wouldn’t have it any other way!” – Watson & Wallie Dog Treats