Des Moines, Iowa Farmers Market
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The Des Moines Farmer's market is the largest farmer's market in the state of Iowa. It is held every Saturday from May through the end of October. Vendor number varies from 100-200, depending on time of the year. (Number increases as flowers bloom and vegetables ripen). The following photos were taken in August, where produce selection is at highest.
Nina Bienson with educator Ken Prusa.
Corn stand.
Fresh picked Zuchini.
Farmers Market.
Farmers Market.
Fresh picked Flowers at Farmers Market.
Heirloom potato booth.
Des Moines Farmers Market.
Heirloom potatoes.
Ellen Walsh and Penny Huber, heirloom potato producer.
Butterfinger fingerlings and red thumb fingerlings.
Fresh picked Heirloom potatoes
Harvested Heirloom potatoes.
Fresh picked Corn.
Flowers at Farmers Market.
Produce at Farmers Market.
Fresh picked Green beans
Large, prize winning zuchini with Ellen Walsh.
Painted gourds.
Fresh picked Radishes.
Fresh picked Scalliions and farmer.
Scalliions and farmer.
Produce at farmers market.
Gary Huber, Ellen Walsh, Nina Bienson.
Gary Huber.
Getting ready to pitch hay
Gary Huber's home.
Gary Huber in the fields of his farm.
Pitchfork in land.
Heirloom potatoes in hand with kitten.
Heirloom potatoes in hand.
Heirloom potatoes fresh out of the dirt.
The gentleman with the toddler is Gary Huber, with son Maxwell. Gary is also the coordinator of the Pork Niche Market Working Group, an arm of Practical Farmers of Iowa. Gary's wife, Penny, grows heirloom potatoes for the Des Moines Farmers Market and local restaurants.
Fresh picked heirloom potatoes from the local farmers.
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