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


You sure can tell the season is winding down – the farmers are running low on fresh fruits and veggies, the berries have pretty much run their course but, the pumpkin and gourds are plentiful. We will still be open every Saturday thru the month of October, with the Chili Cook-Off happen’n on the 25th.

The wine sale is still going on and you can purchase a bottle of wine and reach in the pot and draw out 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.

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation note card booth (next to the market info booth) now has Carmen’s Christmas cards displayed. Stop by and contribute to a good cause by stocking up on cards.

HydeShuttleSMDon’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and on the 25th for the Chili Cook-Off.   The market wishes to thank the Hyde Shuttle volunteer drivers for their dedication in providing door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation, call 206-727-6262.

Food Trucks: Stella Fiore Pizza, Fish Basket

Music: Five Buck Band

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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