The 2023 Season Vendor Application Period is Open!


This is your chance to join the Heart of Des Moines Farmers Market in River Bend! Des Moines’ fastest growing neighborhood market.

Last year we saw nearly 400 neighbors, families, government leaders and friends! We’re hoping to have an even bigger season in 2023.

The Heart of Des Moines Farmers Market is a neighborhood and community outreach event designed to build community in the underserved 50314, which is still recovering from the effects of historic redlining. Our mission is to create community, provide access to fresh, nutrient dense food in our food desert, and support business development, especially among minority businesses and neighbors. 

Being a vendor or entertainer at our market supports River Bend Neighborhood Association’s work in our neighborhood and makes Des Moines a better place to live for ALL residents. And, our Association is a registered 501(c)(3), so your vendor fees are a tax deductible donation.

The Heart of DSM Market is held from 4-7 p.m. at 6th & Washington on the second Saturday of the month from June through October. The vendor fee is just $40 for the season, or $10 per market if you only want to be at a few.

Dates for 2023 are:

June 10      |      July 8      |      August 12      |      September 9      |      October 14 


Find more details and rules/requirements in the applications below. Email questions and applications to