Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market


Ah, the beautiful sun was back last Saturday and new fruits and vegetables are showing up. Check this chart for your favorites (click image to see larger version):

Fruit Season Chart

Food Trucks – look for your favorites: Jemil’s Big Easy Cajon,Bikelava, Ben & Jerry’s, Nomad Curbside Cuisine, Stella Fiore Pizza, Six Coins Japanese Mobile and Neema’s Comfort Food.

Stop by market sponsor Seattle Southside Visitor Services booth for area information, maps, restaurant recommendations and free post cards and visitor guides. The Visitor Center staff will be on hand to let you know about the exciting upcoming events in our region. Have guests traveling from out of town and need ideas on how to entertain them? They can help!

Here are the community groups for this week:

Mount Rainer High School Dance Team will be holding a bake sale at their booth to raise funds for their activities.

mrp logoMt Rainier Pool will be talking about the importance of kids learning to swim and about how water-based exercise is a great way for adults and seniors to remain active because their natural buoyancy reduces the stress on joints and bones. As always, they will be providing free tattoos depicting the pool logo.

MRP also begin promotion of their first-ever Pumpkin Plunge set for Sunday, Oct. 26. Instead of kids having to trek to the pumpkin patch, they can come visit them where they will be tossing pumpkins into the pool (yes, they float) for the kids to retrieve. There will be pumpkin decorating stations, Halloween treats and entertainment, too. Admission will be $5 per person and they MUST preregister (so they can make sure each child gets a pumpkin).

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Music this week is by Blues crooner PK Dwyer from noon to 2pm. Look for him at the Boardwalk Bistro 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.

Upcoming events: July 18-20 is the Waterland Festival. Click for all the events taking place in our community, including the Waterland Parade. August 9th is the Health & Fitness Day and September 13th is Kids Back to School/Safety Day at the market.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site 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.


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