After many years of attending the many different Farmer’s Markets in Los Angeles, I was really excited to wake up early Saturday morning and go check out the local Downtown Des Moines Market. Apparently, there are about 20,000 people who attend this farmers market, so getting their early definitely benefits you. We got there at 7am! We were a little tired considering the night before was the first “severe thunderstorm” that Donovan has experienced so we sat in the living room until 1am watching the lightening show. It was pretty intense (to us) and majestic. Once we arrived, we stopped for a cup of jo from Java’s Joes…(a super cute coffee shop off of Court Ave) and soon enough we were wide awake and ready to boogie! Let the fun begin!
The Farmer’s Market in Des Moines is located on Court Avenue and is open every Saturday from 7-12pm through October 29th. We took our time checking everything out and I’m glad we did : )
Here are some photos of all the yummy things that were offered!
Chocolate covered beef sticks?? Only in the Midwest!
This bread is very tasty! Highly recommended. We purchased the wheat/sourdough blend.
We experienced some amazing things on Saturday, but my favorite was the Panna Cotta(I don’t even know what panna cotta is?!), but it was a creamy custard type of texture, almost like a pudding, that was covered in berries and almonds and drizzled with honey! This is the first time I’ve had it, but will definitely need to get it every time I go. YUM! Maybe I can get my friends Rachel and Maya who have a fabulous food blog to figure it out what panna cotta is!
My mom might have found a great basket made in Africa of elephant grass, BUT I found some amazing Rasberry/Jalapeno jam that I have been eating on almost everything. You name it, I’ve tried it!
We were all pretty happy….. and the weather was PERFECT. Thats my aunt Diane on the left, Donovan and my mama on the right!
Then, we ran into my mom’s friend Kris, and my mom was so excited to show her the basket she found….
Next stop, INDIAN FOOD!
But that wasn’t satisfying enough my Mom and Donovan…they had shots of wheatgrass and then went for some El Salvadorian food…PUPUSAS!
And for desert, Home made ice cream.
Can’t forget the fresh cut flowers!
Here are couple of my favorite shots from the day….
(I picked these shorts out for him and I think he looks so handsome in them, also the basket matches his outfit….awe. I heart him.)
Lastly, here’s what we came home with!