Stock Up for the Winter in Des Moines

The Winter Farmers Market in downtown Des Moines runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Stay all morning, or just stop by for a few essentials. There will be plenty of vendors serving to-go food for guests in need of a lunch break. Photo: Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Although the regular season is over, farmers market fans can still get their fresh fix once this month and once in December during the Des Moines Winter Farmers Market. Head to Court Avenue in Des Moines for the first one this Saturday. There will be 100 vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, locally made goods and other products. Stock up on winter essentials, or even find a few handmade gifts. Below are some winter vendors to watch out for, and find a full list of vendors here.

Agri-Cultured Foods & Renegade Kombucha: Shop for fermented favorites like kombucha, kimchi, krauts, and of course, pickles.

Dutch Girl Creamery: Find farm-fresh goat and cow cheeses to add to all your holiday party charcuterie boards.

Great River Maple: Add their organic maple syrup to old-fashioned cocktails, hot toddies or Grandma’s French toast. Their sample sets make great stocking stuffers, too.

Hey Darling Collective: Handcrafted clay earrings and necklaces of all colors and patterns make this booth a can’t-miss for your friend’s Secret Santa gift.

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