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About Beaverdale Farmers Market

When:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 4100 Urbandale Avenue (between Beaver Ave. & 42nd St.) Des Moines, IA 50310
Contact:  Jane at 515-238-3245 or info@beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

The Beaverdale Farmers Market 2017 season is 14 Tuesdays, from June 6 to September 12 (no market on July 4th).  We’re in the heart of the Beaverdale neighborhood on Urbandale Avenue, with accessible areas to park, walk and sit. The market features vendors, entertainers, and consumers who value fresh, local food. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in the seating areas. Note that the market opens at 4:00 p.m. for the 2017 season.

The Beaverdale Farmers Market is managed by a board of directors comprised of community residents who volunteer their time and partner with other Beaverdale groups to create a vibrant neighborhood. We promote the “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” movement, with vendors from Des Moines and nearby communities.  Beaverdale Farmers Market is a 501(c)3 organization.

Beaverdale Farmers Market Partners & Sponsors

The Beaverdale Farmers Market partners with some of the best people, organizations, and companies in Iowa. Please support our partners by visiting them each week at the Beaverdale Farmers Market, by frequenting local businesses and being involved in the Beaverdale neighborhood.  A different Beaverdale business will have a booth at the farmers market space each week in 2017 to inform visitors about local home and retail businesses.

Community, Non-Profit and Business Partners

Beaverdale Neighborhood Association
Beaverdale Fall Festival
Beaverdale Betterment Coalition sponsors “Better in Beaverdale” the last Thursday of the month
J. Sayles Design Co. – BFM logo and poster designer

Farmers Market and Local Food Resources

Double Up Food Bucks (Healthiest State Initiative)
Eat Greater Des Moines
Farmers Market Coalition (Member Market)
Iowa Farmers Market Association
Local Harvest
Farmers Market Online – Iowa Listings: http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/fm/Iowa.htm
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Market Listings

Market History

The Beaverdale Farmers Market launched in 2012 at Beaverdale Park on Adams Avenue, hosting around 30 vendors weekly.  In 2013, the market moved to 3422 Beaver Avenue, next to Boesen the Florist, which was the site through 2015. The market traditions include local musicians, shoppers who gather to relax and meet with friends and neighbors and prepared food vendors of great variety and quality. Community non-profit organizations participate and inform the community about a wide range of topics such as health services, butterfly gardens, senior or children’s initiatives, the Beaverdale Fall Festival and more.

Kerri Hays of Beaverdale’s Kerri Photography snapped delightful photos that populate the market’s photo gallery page.