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 2023 season opens Tuesday, June 6 through September 12.   We are located on Franklin Avenue in the Franklin Junior High west parking lot.  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.

The Beaverdale Farmers Market is managed by a board of directors comprised of community residents who volunteer their time to create a vibrant neighborhood event. 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.

Friends of Beaverdale Farmers Market

Franklin Junior High
Candace Camling Illustration – Beaverdale Farmers Market logo (2019)

Associations and Local Food Resources

Eat Greater Des Moines
Farmers Market Coalition (Member Market)
Iowa Farmers Market Association
Local Harvest
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Market Listings

Double Up Food Bucks

We have participated in the Double Up Food Bucks program since 2017.  In 2021 we had a 1500% increase in redemption of Double Up Food Bucks between 2017-2021.

To participate in the program, bring your SNAP EBT card to the market information booth.

Learn more information about the program and its success around the state of Iowa at Double Up Food Bucks (Healthiest State Initiative)


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.