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


We all know the weather is changing, that fall is in the air, and that winter is fast approaching but – it was nice to bask in the beautiful sunny weather last Saturday!

Did you see the sail boat races right out in front, just spectacular. We still see visitors from out of state and they can’t believe our beautiful location. One lady from Iowa purchased two bottles of wine to take back home.

With the holidays fast approaching it is time to start thinking about warm clothes, parties, and Christmas gifts. So with this in mind, the market wines will be on sale at 20 to 25% off this Saturday, and to give you some incentive, purchase a bottle of wine and you can reach in the pot and draw for an instant door prize. Prizes include logo wear, a framed market poster, coffee mugs, water bottles and more. All proceeds go to the Market Foundation.

Wine Sale Door Prizes Collage 2014

The Des Moines Arts Commission will be manning their booth informing people of their fall and winter events, including the Squid-A-Rama.

Seattle Spice, girls fast pitch softball team will be holding a bake sale. Seattle Spice Softball Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization and offers an outstanding opportunity for any softball player who wants to enhance her softball skills and compete at a higher level.

Food Trucks: Bing of Fire, Stella Fiore Pizza, Nomad Curbside Cuisine

Music: Back by popular demand is the band with a funny name “Flannel Asparagus

There is still time to 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 visit our web site and download an application. This year, same as last, the tasters will pick all the winners; First, Second, Third and Best Team Theme will receive prizes.

Upcoming events: The DMAC is hosting a Coffee with Cop on October 13th. On October 31st check out the annual Trick or Treat Path and the Halloween Carnival for kids. The Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch is on November 2nd at Anthony’s Restaurant. The 2nd Annual Squid-A-Rama is on November 8th.

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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