Wanolitto‘s musings on the Des Moines Waterfront Market for this Saturday

Wow! What a day last week – more and more vegetables coming into season and the peaches, plumbs and more fruits arriving every week from now on!

And best of all, thanks to our faithful customers, it was another record breaking sales day for our vendors.

In case you missed them last week, new to the market was High Point Farms from Rainier, Washington. Their addition to the vendor line up was too late for this column’s deadline. Their mantle is “Where all the animals are above average.” Mainly they raise pigs that graze naturally on pasture. But, they also raise Quail and quail eggs, Poultry and farm fresh eggs and Rabbits. Check out their web site for full information on their farming techniques.

Food Truck Scene
OK you food lovers, this week you will have a wide choice of cuisines to choose from. The market has been looking far and wide all over the world to bring you this addition to our food lineup. For all of those of you who have been asking and pleading for pizza, your wish has come true. New to the market this week is Stella Fiore with their wood fired pizza oven. Check out their menu of pizzas that cook in just two minutes (download PDF here).


Pizza oven

Also serving up are the Fish Basket, Skinny Phoenix and Ezell’s Famous Chicken. Too see when the prepared food vendors are at the market, log onto market vendors.

The first annual Farmers Market Kids Fishing Derby is this Saturday. Below are the rules. Please be prompt for sign-in. The derby runs from 10 to noon. Fishing is on the pier.

  1. Check in is at the Market information booth at 10am
  2. Ages: 14 years old and under
  3. 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  4. 20 positions per day available on a first come basis
  5. All gear is provided
  1. Each person gets a “fishing package”
  2. Free lunch (noon—1pm) provided by the Des Moines Area Food Bank in the grassy area by marina office
  3. Trophies will be given in various categories

If you can make this week, there is two other derbies; August 10th & September 14th

Back by popular demand this Saturday is the band with a funny name “Flannel Asparagus.” This group of talented gentlemen will also be at the market on August 3 & 24, September 7 and October 5 & 19.

Be sure to check out the booth of market sponsor Rotary Club of Des Moines. They are promoting their upcoming fund raiser Poverty Bay Blues & Blues on August 24th. If you purchase your tickets now you can save $5. Net proceeds from this event support Highline Music for Life and their other charitable endeavors.

On July 20th Des Moines celebrates Waterland. At 8 to 10am is the Pancake Feed fundraiser for the Market Foundation. Starting at 10am and until 3pm is the 7th Annual Classic Car & Wooden Boat Show. To close out the festivities the Waterland Parade through downtown starts at 5:45pm with the kiddie’s parade. Look for more details in next week’s column.

Don’t forget the Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park” continues their free summer lunch program for all school age kids. Look for them from noon to 1pm in the grassy area next to the marina office. And if you can’t wait until noon, there will free snacks from 10 to 10:30am.  A child does not need to be a Highline Public School student to participate. They will be there every Saturday until school starts.  If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, contact the Food Bank 206-878-2660.


One Response to “Wanolitto‘s musings on the Des Moines Waterfront Market for this Saturday”
  1. Brady Wright says:

    It’ll be a great weekend!

    If you live in Des Moines, Burien or Normandy Park and want a no-cost ride to and from the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, just call the Hyde Shuttle at 206-727-6262!

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