Beaverdale Farmer’s Market In New Location In Des Moines, Iowa!

The Beaverdale Farmers Market opens for business on June 4 at its new site: 3422 Beaver Avenue, south of Boesen the Florist. The market will be open every Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 through September 17.  Beaverdale residents are invited to “Plant the Seed” for fresh, local fun at the farmers market.

des moines farmers marketMore than 35 vendors are on the roster, with an appealing mix of locally grown produce, baked goods, meats, flowers and handmade crafts.  Ten or more vendors will offer varieties of prepared foods such as gyros, pupusas, and kettle corn. Tables and chairs will be available for visitors to relax and enjoy food and refreshments while listening to area musicians.  Kids’ activities and various community organizations will also be part of market days. The Beaverdale Farmers Market is FMNP approved, so participating vendors can accept WIC or senior vouchers.

The market’s new website,,  has information on vendors, entertainers and a preliminary market map.  The board thanks John Sayles and Sayles Design for the market’s poster design, which you’ll find at locations around the neighborhood and reflected on the website. Click the Facebook icon to see Kerri Photography’s photos from last year’s market and be sure to “like” us.

Boesen the Florist and the Beaverdale Betterment Coalition are the primary partners for the 2013 market.  The Boesen site offers easy access on and off Beaver Avenue and generous parking.

A volunteer board of directors, led by President Dana Greenwood, manages the Beaverdale Farmers Market.  Board members include Kenneth Camling, Dan Dunham, Jane Gasperi, Dave Koester and Marcus Littleton.  The market is in process for approval as a 501(c)3 organization.

A few spaces remain for vendors interested in occasional attendance. For more information on the vendor application, contact Jane Gasperi at 515-238-3245. Or, email comments or questions to

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 4, and “plant the seed” for a marvelous market in Beaverdale.