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The Beaverdale Farmers Market

A local Farmers Market in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa

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Beaverdale Farmers Market

The Beaverdale Farmers Market 2023 season opens Tuesday, June 6 through September 12.

The market is located on Franklin Avenue in the Franklin Junior High west parking lot. Local vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, prepared meals, and crafts. We also offer space to nonprofit organizations. We provide weekly music entertainment and customer seating. Beaverdale Farmers Market promotes the “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” movement, with vendors from Des Moines and nearby communities. 

A Brief History

The Beaverdale Farmers Market launched in 2012 at Beaverdale Park on Adams Avenue, hosting around 30 vendors weekly. From 2013 thru 2015, the market was located at 3422 Beaver Avenue, next to Boesen the Florist. From 2017 to 2019 the market was held on Urbandale Avenue on the west side of Beaver Avenue. We are currently at 4801 Franklin Avenue in the Franklin Junior High parking lot on the north and west side of the building.

Double Up Food Bucks

The Beaverdale Farmers Market participates in the Double Up Food Bucks program since 2017. In 2021 we had a 1500% increase in redemption of Double Up Food Bucks from 2017. To participate in the program, bring your SNAP EBT card to the market information booth. 

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Associations And Local Food Resources

The Eat Greater DSM logo

Eat Greater Des Moines improves food access and sustainability in the Greater Des Moines area through initiatives like the Food Rescue Program and community gardens, fostering a healthier community and resilient food system.

The Farmers Market Coalition Logo

The Farmers Market Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that supports and strengthens farmers markets through resources, training, and advocacy, fostering healthy food systems and vibrant communities.

Iowa Farmers Market Association Logo

The Iowa Farmers Market Association (IFMA) supports and promotes farmers markets in Iowa through resources, education, and advocacy, fostering vibrant local food systems and communities.

Local Harvest Logo

Local Harvest provides an online directory that connects consumers with local farmers, food producers, and farmers markets, promoting local food access and supporting sustainable agriculture.

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