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

The free $10 voucher healthy eating initiative program for qualifying seniors is really taking off as more and more people learn about this program brought to you by partners, the Des Moines Farmers Market and King Conservation District. The vouchers are good for fruits, vegetables and processed food products (bakery items, etc). We are averaging over 40 people receiving vouchers every week. Just come to the information booth to sign up.

Saturdays in August and September, stop by the King County Food: Too Good To Waste booth to learn how to store your market buys to stay fresh and last longer!

Food to Good to Waster

Field Day 5KThe Field Day 5K is 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.

Sponsor: Stop by and say hello to long time market sponsor, Vicki Bergquist, State Farm Insurance agent.

Vendor Profile: Looking for fun crafts for your pets, stop by Tails and No Tails booth for toys and more for your pets. Alison King and her daughter Courtnay, sell something different at the market every weekend. But, they always come together to help each other. Alison sells pet items, such as homemade toys, pet beds, pet throws, pet mats, treat jars, mutt mitts, etc. Courtnay King makes fleece quilts, burp cloths, receiving blankets, car seat covers and homemade toys for babies. They have been selling at the market for close to 8 years. They both commented that DMFM is by far their favorite market and manager Rikki Marohl is the best.

Food Trucks: Fish Basket, Fusion on the Run, Jemil’s and Nibbles.

Music: PK Dwyer (10-noon) and 5 Buck Band (noon-2pm).

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is putting on their annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival this Saturday at the Beach Park. The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise might not be able to afford them.

The next Clutter to Cash Sale is coming up on September 19th. Stop by the information booth or go online to complete an application to send in. Remember space is limited so sign up soon.

Also, don’t forget the 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 till school opens. Snacks are served from 10-11am and lunch from 11:30 to 1pm.

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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 website 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 market’s Facebook page.

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