With nearly 300 vendors showcased at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market, it's hard to know where to start, what to do, what to see, what to eat, and where to go. So, to help you discover new experiences at this city tradition, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines has started a new series called "Hidden Gems at The Market." Think of it as an insider's guide to some of the local vendors at The Market, who each bring something special and unique.
Chances are you've heard about "gluten-free" foods, or have seen the words popping up on labels at the grocery store or on restaurant menus around town. The gluten-free market is growing and going strong, with sales reaching several billions each year. But what is gluten-free, exactly?
Gluten-free refers to a diet that does not contain gluten, a protein that is found in wheat, barley, and rye.
Gluten-free foods are a healthy option for anyone, but in particular for people who suffer from celiac disease, which causes them to have major gastrointestinal complications from even the smallest consumption of the protein.
The Market offers several options for gluten-free foods, especially with all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are brought in from local farmers. Some vendors make gluten-free treats, like bread and baked goods, perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Here is a list of some of the vendors offering gluten-free treats:
These vendors offer delicious glutten-free options for a variety of desserts, such as cookies, donuts, panna cotta, and many more! Come taste the gluten-free goodness for yourself and support your local bakers!
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