Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market


I think our luck finally ran out last Saturday. It was the first time in our 8 years that the market had to be canceled because of severe weather. Vendors don’t mind the rain but, with strong winds and lightning, things can become dangerous in a hurry. A few hearty souls stuck it out for a couple of hours until it got to be too much.

Hopefully, this Saturday will be a little better and allow us to have our first wine tastings.  Look for our special location next to the market information booth. Remember, all proceeds from the sale of wine goes to help run the market. And you can write off portions of your purchase on your income tax. Don’t forget to join Wanolitto’s Wine Club while you are purchasing the market’s wine.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, I have combined all my cooking with wine recipes in one neat little booklet that will make a great gift for $5.00.  All proceeds go towards the market Endowment Fund.

Insert Cook Book PDF

Food Truck Scene
A lot to choose from this week on the food truck scene: Skinny Phoenix, Jemil’s Big Easy Cajun, Hallava Falafel and Evolution.

Seattle Spice logoVolunteer Group
New to the market this week is the Seattle Spice, girls fast pitch softball team.  Seattle Spice Softball Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization and offers and outstanding opportunity for any softball player who wants to enhance her softball skills and compete at a higher level. In addition to being on a great Spice team, players will be a part of a great organization that has a long history and reputable and respected coaches with a lot of experience.  They work diligently to keep player fees reasonable.

Community Groups
Boy Scouts of America will have a booth promoting their programs and selling popcorn as a fundraiser.

Music
Flannel Asparagus is back again.

Upcoming event
The 7th annual Chili Cook-Off is on the last day of the market, October 26th. It is not too late to get your application in, click here for the app and cook-off rules.


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