Fall in Love with the Downtown Farmers’ Market

This article is sponsored by the Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market

Seasonal goodies for fall will become available at the Downtown Farmers’ Market soon.

Prepare for the crisp autumnal season with some farm-fresh produce like pumpkins, winter squash, and fall fruits, like apples from local orchards like Storybook Orchard or Hinegardners Orchard. You can find sweet honey from Soder Apiaries, which will be perfect for your warm tea in the cooler weather. There are also several fun seasonal coffees, flowers, and health and beauty must-haves as well as boutiques with warmer clothing options to add to your wardrobe.

Fall Recipes

When you find the right fall ingredients, you’ll want to try out some of their favorite recipes that are perfect for this time of year! Check out the Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cups for a delicious option on a fall morning. Other recipes can be downloaded here.

Fall Flavored Coffee

Located on Fourth Street, on the north corner of Court Avenue, Java Joes Coffee House offers pumpkin spice coffee to keep your sweet tooth satisfied all season long. American Pride Roasters also offers its own pumpkin spice flavored coffee, aptly named “The First Thanksgiving,” along with a vanilla and nutmeg flavored coffee called “The John Quincy Adams.” Check out the Downtown Farmers’ Market vendor list for even more coffee vendors at the Market this fall.

Fall Flowers

Find seasonal bouquets from Stella’s Garden or Mai’s Homegrown Flower & Produce. Recently featured Downtown Farmers’ Market vendor Wit’s End Gardens has mums and more to round out your fall floral arrangements.

Fall Retail

Cindy’s Boutique brings cute clothing from Historic Valley Junction to its booth at the Market. Find colorful jackets and tops perfect for cooler fall days. You can also complete your new fall self-care routine with the perfect fall scented harvest moon soap from Siberian Soap Co. or an Heirloom Pumpkin candle from Nomad Wax Co.

Don’t forget that the last month of the Downtown Farmers’ Market brings new hours. The Market is still open from 7 a.m. until Noon in September, but switches to 8 a.m. until Noon in October. They hope you’ll check out the 165 on-site vendors participating in this year’s Downtown Farmers’ Market before the end of the season. Follow the Market on social media for announcements and updates on the Winter Market, including dates and hours, as they become available. You can find info on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

From May to October, experience local artists, live music, and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring nearly 300 family farmers, bakers, artists, and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.

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