Welcome to "Home Sweet Des Moines," your go-to newsletter for all things related to the local real estate market and community happenings. As a dedicated real estate agent serving the vibrant Des Moines area, I am thrilled to bring you this valuable resource that will keep you informed and connected. Whether you're a homeowner, a prospective buyer, or simply curious about the ever-evolving housing landscape, this newsletter is designed to provide you with up-to-date market insights, trends, and expert advice. Additionally, we'll highlight exciting local events, neighborhood spotlights, and the hidden gems that make Des Moines such a fantastic place to call home. 

Market Update website

Saturdays, from May – October

7 a.m. to Noon (8 a.m. to Noon in October)

Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines

The Market supports farmers, growers and artisan food entrepreneurs from all around the state of Iowa. The Market offers a variety of attractions and activities including shopping for fresh produce, eggs, meats and more, eating breakfast, enjoying the atmosphere, meeting with family and friends and live entertainment.


Saturdays, May 20th through September 30th


Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park

715 W 1st Street 

The Uptown Ankeny Farmers Market’s vendors provide a wide variety of products to the public. The market has everything from fresh seasonal produce, home-made baked goods, specialty food items, perennial plants and hand-made crafts.

Tuesday, June - September

 5p.m. - 8 p.m.

 Johnston Town Center

6245 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, IA 

Come and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The vendors will be located on the north side of City Hall. Parking will be available in surrounding parking lots within the Town Center. Pets on leashes are permitted at the Johnston Farmers Market outside of the splash pad area.