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

Last Saturday several people said to me “this looks just like Opening Day all over again.”

Indeed, for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market the second market of the season saw 6,000 shoppers enjoying another beautiful sunny day at the Des Moines Marina. It is the biggest two day market opening in its history, in visitors as well as vendor sales. Thank you, community, for all your support!

Market manager Rikki Marhol commented “a lot of vendors ran out of goods before 1pm, especially the farmers that had the first of the crop berries.” The market wines sales that fund the Market Foundation had record two day sales also.

The Des Moines Food Bank free summer lunch program starts this Saturday. Look for the great volunteers serving up sack lunches in the grass lawn by the marina office from 11am on.

Music: Lip Service

Food Trucks: Hallavel Falafel, Fusion on the Run, Mini the Dough-Nut, Raney Bros BBQ, Stella Fiore Pizza and Jemil’s.

Community Groups: Mt Rainer High School Cheer and Quiz Bowl. The groups from MRHS are also volunteers you see around putting up canopies, tables and things. Say thank you to them.

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, along with partner Senior Services, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to the market to seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and this year Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 for information and days of service.

Time is running out to reserve your space, so don’t forget to get your application for the Clutter to Cash sale on June 27th. The space fee is $20 and you must provide your own tables, chairs, etc. You can sign up at the information booth or download the application from our web site.

Upcoming Events:

  • June 27th – Clutter to Cash event at the market.
  • July 1st – first Sunset Farmers Market from 3-7pm; Free Music Series starts; Smoke on the Water BBQ in Beach Park and the grand opening of the Beach Park Dining Hall.
  • July 4th –   Fireworks over Des Moines.
  • July 18th – Waterland Festival Activities.

LandfillRemember to PITCH IT IN.

Thanks for doing a great job last Saturday.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the website 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. Looks like another sunny weekend.

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