Downtown Des Moines Winter Farmers’ Market
There’s no better way to kick off your holiday food shopping than the Downtown Des Moines Winter Farmers’ Market. There you’ll find gifts (hand-made ornaments, jams and mustards, knitted scarves/hats/mittens, pottery), special holiday foods (cookies, pies, turkeys), and all the things you’ve come to expect from the farmers’ market: late-season produce, eggs, cheese, bread, pastries, and lots more.
I’ve complained about the location of the winter market — it’s too small for the number of vendors and shoppers — but this morning wasn’t too bad. I actually got on and off the escalator without fearing for my safety. Overall, it was a lot of fun and I bought way too much cheese.