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

The Clutter to Cash Sale was a huge hit last Saturday, even the sun came out most of the day. Shoppers enjoined lots of great bargains. We have been asked by the participants to hold another one before our season ends. I just learned that a date has been set for September 19th. Stop by the information booth or go online to complete an application to send in.

Puget Sound Blood Center will be at the market this Saturday.  Summer does not mean less need for blood. As a matter of fact, with people being more active, demand for blood goes up in the summer. This means there are fewer donors available at a time of the year when the need increases. Look for the bus parked at the market entrance. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.

Canning JarWhere does the time go when you are having fun? As the market reaches its half-way point, it is time to think about your fall canning projects. Fruits and vegetables are in full bloom right now. Some vendors have canning items and can give you tips to get you started.

Field Day 5KWe’re excited to announce a new event: the Field Day 5K, coming to the Beach Park on September 12th. This fun event includes a 5K race, field day festivities, fun for the whole family, and the healthiest goody bag in town – it even includes tokens for fresh fruits and vegetables! Registration is now open online and in-person at the Market Information Booth.

Bow Life BowVendor Profile:  Bow Life & More specializes in products that include: hair bows, crocheted items, and paracord bracelets. They have merchandise items for people of all ages, and they can do custom orders.  You can order the product from their website or come see them at the market or any of the events on their calendar, details can be found on their Facebook page calendar.

Food Trucks: Curb Jumper Street Eats, Fusion on the Run, Nibbles, Spicy Papaya

Music: Pure Sparks and The Fabulous Mojo Kings

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park will have a booth this Saturday to promote their annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival this year is on August 29th at the Beach Park. Don’t forget, you can buy your discount tickets at the Farmers Market Wine booth. The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise might be able to afford them.

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.  Also, don’t forget HYDE Shuttle is 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. For a ride call 206-727-6262.

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.

There are only two Sunset Markets let on Wednesday from 3-7pm. There are over 30 vendors and plenty of Food Trucks. Enjoy special guest speakers on different gardening tips at the Tent Talks series.

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