Category Archive Community Engagement

ByAnna Van Waardhuizen

Visit DMEHA at the Beaverdale Farmers Market

As we mentioned in one of our last blog posts, having access to fresh, local food through farmers markets is one of the best parts of living in Des Moines. In case Saturdays in Downtown Des Moines aren’t enough, we have another great opportunity to visit with Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines while browsing local produce. We’ll be sharing our mission and upcoming events at the Beaverdale Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 14.

Starting in June, the Beaverdale Farmers Market runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The have vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, prepared food, jewelry, crafts and more. Don’t forget to check out the live entertainment either. While Des Moines European Heritage Association is at the market, Lily DeTaeye will be playing to entertain shoppers.

The market has a new location this year. You can find it from 4100-4200 Urbandale Ave. between Beaver Ave. & 42nd St.

Hope to see everyone there. This is a great opportunity to get out on a Tuesday night, connect with the community and learn more about DMEHA’s mission!



ByAnna Van Waardhuizen

Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines at the Downtown Farmer’s Market!

One of the best parts of living in Des Moines during the summer months is the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Is there a better way to spend a Saturday morning than grabbing a breakfast sandwich or burrito and browsing the local produce offerings? Add some great weather and live music and it can’t be beat.

The great opportunities don’t stop there. Did you know you can learn more about what’s happening in Des Moines at the Downtown Farmer’s Market? Each week the market gives non-profit and charitable organizations the opportunity to connect with the community and create awareness for their causes.

On June 4, Des Moines European Heritage Association will be at the Downtown Farmer’s Market at the community corner to share our mission with market goers. We’re excited to bring the first Christkindlmarket Des Moines vendor stall with us. Come get a preview of what the market will look like and learn more about what it takes to make a Christmas market happen. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter while you’re there.

Need more of a reason to visit us? We’ll be making paper ornaments at our stall for people to take home. We’d love for your family to come make a memory with us downtown.

Our booth is located on the intersection of Third Street and Court Avenue, near Johnny’s Hall of Fame. Volunteers will be at the booth from 7 a.m. until noon. We hope to see you there!

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.