The Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market — formerly my No. 1 favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning from May through October — has fallen low on my list for one reason: It’s too crowded.
I didn’t make it to the market once last year — not even in the fall, my favorite (and least crowded) time to go. My daughters have already been several times this year, and Lauren convinced me this morning that I should go with her. So I did. And what happened? It rained.