Wanolitto’s Market Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market
Last Saturday was another huge day for our vendors – sales were the biggest day over all of last year! If this trend continues we are going to have to think about expanding to accommodate shopper’s demands. There seems to be a buzz in the air about the economy showing signs of finally gaining momentum.
Please give a warm welcome to our new fish vendor Jeb’s Wild Salmon. It is a family operation with Jeb being on the boat and son Levi manages the market booth. All their products are wild caught and fresh to you.
Here are the community groups for this week:
Seattle Sounders Women will be at their booth from 11am to 1pm to sign autographs and take pictures. Lucky winners will get an autographed scarf.
Also back is the kid’s all-time favorite Highline MaST center with their touchy-feely tanks filled with wild creatures from Puget Sound.
For over 20 years, King County Master Recycler Composters have provided King County residents outside the City of Seattle with waste prevention and recycling information and tips they can use in their everyday lives. Through a variety of outreach venues, these volunteers donate invaluable time encouraging residents to make informed decisions about preventing waste and using resources wisely.
Also look for the Sonju Garden booth where they will be selling potted plants to raise funds for the Des Moines Area Food Bank.
Music this week is by Flannel Asparagus and remember to make a donation, as all the market’s musicians perform for free.
The Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park” continues their free summer lunch program for all school age kids. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, contact the Food Bank 206-878-2660. Look for them in the grassy area next to the marina office starting at noon. They will be there every Saturday until school starts.
To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the website and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.