Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Des Moines' Destination
for Plants & Local Food

Inspiring the health of humans, our community, and the land through urban farming.

Welcome to Dogpatch!

We are an urban farm founded in 2017 and located in Des Moines, Iowa. We specialize in growing annual vegetable crops and flowers focusing on salad-oriented products. Sustainable and regenerative agriculture is the foundation of our farm model.

Shop Dogpatch

Shop Dogpatch

Shop our healthful products online, at our Des Moines FarmStand and Garden Center, as well as grocery stores throughout the midwest.

Experience Dogpatch

Experience Dogpatch

Don't miss out on our upcoming events. Gather your friends and family, and prepare to engage with the Dogpatch community!

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

Dogpatch is all about growth and change. We're excited to introduce the changes we are making to Dogpatch in 2024.

Dogpatch Garden Center
Countdown to our April 13, 2024 Opening

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The Dogpatch Garden Center opens for the 2024 season at 10:00 am on Saturday April 13.

Join us on opening day!

Featured at Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee met with me to discuss a marketing idea they came up with. Their idea was to introduce their customers to the stories behind some of the local brands they stock on their shelves.

I loved the idea and I'm proud that they selected our Dogpatch Salad Dressings as the first product to feature in the video series!

I think they did a great job telling our story and I'm proud to be on Hy-Vee store shelves. The next time you're at Hy-Vee be sure to pick up a bottle or two - or just add them to your next Hy-Vee Aisles Online order.

Announcing a New FarmStand to Fork Dinner Series!

The FarmStand to Fork Winter Dinner Series 2024 will take place inside the DUG FarmStand and will be an intimate setting featuring dinners prepared by Chef Aaron Holt.

Join us in the FarmStand as we highlight local food and community.  Each of the four dinners will seat 24 guests, so we expect them to sell out fast! 

Find our Products

If you're looking to find our salad dressings and elderberry syrup, many stores have them!

Who We Are

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is an urban farm located in Des Moines, IA. We are known for our organically grown salad greens as well as other seasonal crops. We have evolved into a destination in Des Moines to support local growers, makers, and producers.

What our Customers Say

★★★★★

DUG is a little gem about to shine a bit brighter.

Kelly B
Waukee, IA
★★★★★

Oh my, the butternut squash soup was fantastic! I made it yesterday and think I had 3 helping! Thanks, Jenny, for the great recipes you post on your website.

Jan B.
Charlotte, NC
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In the past year I've tried a number of your chef's creations and have been delighted in the combinations and quality of the ingredients. They have inspired me to be a better cook, combining your produce and other farmers' products in more creative ways than I ever had before. Thank You!

Julie C
Des Moines, IA
★★★★★

I’m grateful for you, your family and the mission of DUG.

David Y
Des Moines, IA
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We LOVE your produce! In fact, we LOVE everything! I'm one of the many retired DMACC faculty, and my husband a retired Pioneer plant geneticist. What a joy you have brought to our lives Please tell the family from Cedar Ridge: I have some digestive issues and have stayed away from eggs for years (I can eat in other products but not straight). Well... I now can enjoy breakfast eggs!

DUG Customer
Ankeny, IA
★★★★★

So very thankful for your hard work & for keeping us well fed. We are the fortunate ones to have you.

Diane H.
Johnston, IA
★★★★★

Truly the freshest most flavorful salad greens grown locally!

Barrie L
Des Moines, IA
★★★★★

We love this!! It's so important for consumers to get to know their farmer! That way, you can really tell they care not only about quality products for them to buy, but also the health of our planet!

XIT Ranch
Dalhart, TX
★★★★★

We're newer to Iowa and I just wanted to say how stoked I was to find your dressings at HyVee! It's so hard to find dressings that actually taste good that aren't made with shady ingredients and your zesty Italian hits the mark. You've got a new customer for as long as the dressing is available.

McKenna R
Davenport, IA
Urban FarmStay

Enjoy the beauty of our urban farm and stay in our newly renovated 1920's farmhouse.

Our Farmstand & Garden Center

5085 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Opens on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday - 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday - 10 am to 6 pm
Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 4 pm

OR shop online 24 x 7

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