Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
Isn’t it great to see all the fruits and vegetables coming into season at the farmers booths? I was told by one that the late summer/fall items could be a month early this year because of the warm weather, so look for them during the month of August.
Our visitors and vendors continue to Pitch-In and recycle and compost. Thank You. To see what your recycling can turn into, visit the Recology Store in Burien.
The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park will have a booth every Saturday to promote their Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival this year is on August 29th at the Beach Park. At the booth you can buy your discount tickets in advance. The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise couldn’t afford them.
Now for something really unique; local residents and Triumph car enthusiasts, John & Nancy Gebert, have just finished restoring their 1948 Triumph model 1800. The car won best in show among 500 entrees at the annual All British Car Show held last Saturday in Kenmore. Their car will be on display this Saturday at the market by the information booth.
Food Trucks: Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, Hallavel Falafel, Jemil’s, Mini the Dough Nut, Nibbles, Nosh
Vendor Profile: Nibbles owners Robert and Carmen Breckenridge have lived & worked for restaurants in each region of the country. They have traveled abroad and within the states always looking for the best local eatery to fall in love with. The concept of being affordable, simple and unique launched Nibbles as a food tent at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market last year. With hopes of continued growth in mind, the response was amazing and overwhelmingly positive so they took the next step and purchased their food trailer. Look for the bright blue trailer in the food court.
The market is excited to bring different local breweries during the rest of the season. This Saturday the Tin Dog Brewery will be serving samples of their Belgian inspired Artisan Ales. Stop by and sample these great ales.
Sunset Markets are every Wednesday from 3-7pm in July and August. There are over 30 vendors and plenty of Food Trucks. Enjoy special guest speakers on different gardening tips at the Tent Talks series. After shopping and eating people can walk into the beach park and enjoy the Des Moines Art Commission’s free summer concerts at 7pm, check their web site for performers appearing.
Qualifying seniors can sign up and receive a $10 voucher every week for fruits and vegetables courtesy of the Farmers Market’s and King Conservation District’s healthy eating initiative. To see if you are eligible, check in at the information booth. This wonderful program will go on all season. You can also sign up at our Wednesday Sunset Markets.
The next Clutter to Cash Sale will be held August 15, 2015. You can sign up at the Information Booth or on our web site. Remember to sign up early as space is limited. You must provide your own table, chairs, canopy, etc.
The Des Moines Area Food Bank kids free summer meals program is every Saturday at the market. Snacks are served from 10-11am and lunch from 11:30 to 1pm. There are also free meals at the Sunset Market. Snacks are from 3-4pm and dinner is 4:30 to 6:30pm.
- August 1st Shakespeare in the Park
- August 4th National Night Out
- August 7th Outdoor Family Movie Night
- August 8th Health & Fitness Day at the market
- August 15th Clutter to Cash sale
Remember to PITCH IT IN!
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 all the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.