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


Last Saturday the umbrellas were out as the Sun God was taking a nap and his alarm didn’t work. He promises this coming Saturday will be 80 degrees!

Another feel good story happened in the wine booth. While Roger and I were trying to stay dry, an elderly gentleman wanted to purchase some wine, but first he offered to share a pizza with us. Sure enough a few minutes later he came in with the pizza and 3 plates and then purchased some wine after tasting the Cab. Thank you kind sir…….

The kids will have been back to school for a week, so it is time to have some fun on September 13th with the market’s annual Kids Back to School/Safety Day. Look for South King Fire & Recuse community outreach holding a CPR class and the Des Moines Police Department putting on a bicycle safety rodeo.

Visit long time market sponsor Wesley Home’s booth to learn about their not-for-profit retirement communities and in-home care services. They offer a full range of retirement living options and care services for seniors and their families. You can also attend their annual Open House on September 7th from 1-4pm. And, you will be able to catch their award winning chili on our annual Chili Cook-Off at the end of the season.

The Des Moines Art Commission will be manning their booth to inform people on the second annual Squid-A-Rama on November 8th at the Redondo MaST center.

Look for volunteer group local Cub Scouts holding a bake sale to raise funds for all their activities.

Food Trucks this week – Stella Fiore Pizza, Lumpia, Jemil’s Big Easy Cajon,andCharlie’s Buns N Stuff

Music this week is Pure Sparks. If you enjoy their music don’t forget to make a donation to them.

Applications are starting to come in and we only have 20 slots available. You can sign your team up for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  It is held on the last day of the season (Oct 25th). You can pick up an application at the market information booth or check our web site and download an application.

Upcoming events: September 13th is Kids Back to School/Safety Day and the SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In 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 market’s Facebook page.


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