About Beaverdale Farmers Market

Where: 4801 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

When:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Contact:  Jane at 515-650-1652 or [email protected]

The Beaverdale Farmers Market 2021 season opens Tuesday, June 1 for 16 weeks, through September 14.   We are located on Franklin Avenue in the Franklin Junior High parking lot.  Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods,  and prepared meals.

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.

Community, Non-Profit and Business Partners

Franklin Junior High

Beaverdale Neighborhood Association
Beaverdale Fall Festival
Candace Camling Illustration – Beaverdale Farmers Market logo (2019)

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. 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. We moved to Franklin Avenue in 2020.