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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in October 2017, and other timely information:

October brings with it the Fall harvest of many crops, from apples to many vegetables, and the ability to buy locally, soon col weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions,  plus fresh winter squash, pumpkins and moren.

Farmer's Market Listings, by county

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Adair County

Boone County

  • Aaron and Jordan's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins,
    Highway 30 And T Avenue, Boone, IA 50036. Phone: 515-433-2029. Email: pumpkins@aaronandjordanspumkinpatch.com. Open: Self service 24 hours, 7 days per week. Directions: from Boone: from the 4 way stop at Story and Highway 30, go approximately 4 miles east on Highway 30 to T Avenue. Turn left on T Avenue and go approximately 100 yards. Pumpkins will be on the left at 220th Street and T Avenue. From Ames, go west on Highway 30 to T Avenue (1 mile past United Community School). Turn right on T Avenue. Go about 100 yards, pumpkins on the left street 220th Street and T Avenue. Pumpkin sales September 22, 2012 through October 31, 2012 as long as supplies last. Payment: Cash, Check. Large pumpkins are $3 each. Pie pumpkins are $1 each. Mini pumpkins and gourds are 3 for $1. Self service, bring correct change. (UPDATED: September 11, 2012)

Clarke County

Dallas County

  • Wills Family Orchard - Certified Organic, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is certified organically grown, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, pumpkins, winter squash, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals
    33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel, IA 50003. Phone: 515-321-1847. Email: info@willsfamilyorchard.com. Open: Saturdays in August, from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturdays and Sundays in September and October; Hours listed at website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. ornamental gourds & organic pie pumpkins. (ADDED: August 14, 2015)

Greene County

  • Deal's Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, jumping pillow, trike track, farm animals, school tours
    1102 244th Street, Jefferson, IA 50129. Phone: 515-386-8279. Alternate Phone: 515-370-8279. Email: dealsorchard@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 01, 2015)(ADDED: September 10, 2009)

Guthrie County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

Jasper County

Lucas County

Madison County

Mahaska County

Marion County

Marshall County

Polk County

  • Allsup's Farm/Pumpkinville and Corn Maze - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, corn (sweet), peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, winter squash, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    618 Center Avenue S, Mitchellville, IA 50169. Phone: 515-710-2843. Email: pumpkinville@mchsi.com. Open: Seven days a week for produce July 5 to October 31. Directions: Pumpkinville is located two miles south of I-80 exit 149 which is 12 miles east of the Des Moines I-80/I-35 mix master. We are located two blocks south of Casey's. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We have two mazes, a mini maze and big maze. The mazes are open August to the end of October. Pumpkinville is open mid September to the end of October. We have a huge straw jump, bale train, worm, farm animals, games, hay rack rides to fifteen acre pumpkin patch, concession stand, handicap restrooms, field trips, team building, campfire sites and more. (UPDATED: July 26, 2015)
  • Iowa Orchard - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, school tours
    9875 Meredith Dr., Urbandale, IA 50322. Phone: 515-276-0852. Alternate Phone: 515-707-3809. Email: feedback@iowaorchard.com. Open: Hours depend on the time of year because we do five or more markets per week during our busy seasons; Please check the website for details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We have a family fun zone included with our hay rack rides. The zone has hay slides, corn box, bean box, tire obstacle course, badminton, and horseshoe toss. We also have a bakery and kitchen that produces pies, made from scratch caramel apples, fudge, cookies, turnovers, and other wonderful treats. We also sell a large amount of Grimes Sweetcorn for those hot summer days. (ADDED: October 05, 2011)
  • Stewart Family Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs
    11687 Ne 126th Ave, Maxwell, IA 50161. Phone: (515) 967-6963. Alternate Phone: (515) 528-1511. Open: CSA pickup days is Tuesday late afternoon into evening; strawberries are u - pick or we - pick from memorial day to 4th of july; raspberries are u pick in july, August, September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. this is a weekly planned CSA type farm set-up. produce is picked & ready at farm for customers to come & select their choice of produce for the week, on Tuesday late afternoon into evening. (UPDATED: September 29, 2017)
  • Upstream Gardens & Orchard - No pesticides are used, Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    5987 NE 88th Street, Altoona, IA 50009. Phone: 515-556-4197. Email: chrisgorman40@gmail.com. Open: by prior arrangement any day. Directions: Take 8th Street east out of Altoona past the golf course. Turn left on NE 88th and go 1.7 miles. We are on the right, sign by the street. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We have no specific hours, but are home most of the time. Contact by email or phone to arrange a time that works for you. (ADDED: July 24, 2014)

Powershiek County

Story County

  • Black's Heritage Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), corn (sweet), pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, pedal kart track, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    26156 530th Ave, Ames, IA 50010. Phone: 515-203-0378. Alternate Phone: 515-203-0180. Email: duaneablack@yahoo.com. Open: May 1 to September 24 by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2 miles south of Highway 30 on 530th Avenue (University Blvd.). For a map to our farm, click here. Sweet corn July 15 to September 20. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.(UPDATED: September 21, 2016) (UPDATED: July 08, 2010)
  • Little Stone House farm - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    69576 200th Street, Colo, IA 50056. Phone: 1515-290-1347. Alternate Phone: 1515-290-3464. Email: broohay@hotmail.com. Open: Colo Farmers Market - May through September, 5 to 7pm Thursdays, at Reed/Niland (Lincoln Highway and US 65). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: October 02, 2011)

Tama County

Warren County

 

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