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


Last Saturday was another gorgeous day by the bay. I talked with a couple from Coeur d’Alene Idaho at the wine booth who said it was their second vacation in Puget Sound and they fell in love with our little city, especially the marina.

And speaking of the wine booth, back by popular demand is our buy 4 bottles of the markets wine get 20% off, free wine tote and cork screw. All proceeds go towards the market’s foundation.

Local artist, Jenny Elliott, who does our poster art every year, had this year’s art put on canvas for a fund raiser to benefit the market’s foundation. Market vendor Madrid Frames put his many talents to work for the framing. You can view the completed work at the wine booth.

Poster Art

Overall size is 21”W X 26”H

Food Trucks – look for your favorites: Six Coins Japanese Mobile,Stella Fiore Pizza,Fish Basket, Charlie’s Buns N Stuff.

Health & Fitness Day is coming up on August 9th. If you and your business would like to participate, please click for application.Health.&.Fitness. Day

Don’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and every other Saturday thru the end of October. The shuttle provides door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and those with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation, call 206-727-6262.

Here are the community groups for this week: The Des Moines Art Commission will be at their booth to inform people of all the upcoming summer events, including the Concerts in the Park and Shakespeare in the Park, just to name a few. Mount Rainer High School Dance Team will be holding a bake sale at their booth to raise funds for their activities.

Music this week is a people’s favorite, Salt Water Saints.

I know it is early, but people are asking about signing up their team for the last market day (October 25th) of the season, the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off. You can pick up an application at the market information booth.

The Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park” continues their free summer lunch program for all school age kids. Look for them in the grassy area next to the marina office. They will be there every Saturday until school starts.

Upcoming events: August 9th is Health & Fitness Day; September 13th is Kids Back to School/Safety Day and the SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In at the market. You can check out this web calendar for all the local events, such as Shakespeare in the Park and Outdoor Family Movie Night.

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 market’s Facebook page.


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