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

Last Saturday’s market was one we would like to forget – the wicked wind (40-50 knots) wreaked havoc with canopies and vendors merchandise. Unfortunately we had to close early but, gladly no one was injured. Before the heavy winds, a lot of people came to shop and eat even though the weather was threatening.

Congrats to the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park for braving the weather to put on a successful Brews & Blues Festival for their charities. Club members and participants all deserve a resounding “Well Done.”

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.18.47 PMNews Flash: The Des Moines Farmers Market is the first officially licensed Farmers Market with the ability to sell WA state spirits! This Saturday stop by the wine booth and check out local distillery zzaphoria Spirits makers of Carmel Liqueur kkAda. The liqueur is the only non-creamy caramel liqueur in the world! Created by Zane Seely and Charlotte Gilbert, kkAda is made with exotic Indian spices and curries, thereby making the best caramel flavor! Dairy free and gluten free, kkAda is a premium top shelf liqueur made right here in the Pacific Northwest. They have non-alcoholic samples of this delicious product.

Word of mouth for the weekly 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). If you know someone who may qualify, please have them come to the information booth to sign up.

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.

 Vendor Profile: Like ketchup but looking for that extra kick? Look no further! Introducing, Bear’s Breath Ketchup for the Bold! It’s more than just your standard ketchup as it combines a zesty chipotle and the sweetness of tomatoes to be diabolical practical on nearly anything! So if you need a sauce for your tacos or burritos to even your JoJos and burgers, this is your sauce! Need a substitute for cocktail sauce? Just add the bear! It’s an absolute sauce that is as universal as ketchup. Taylor Rausch, owner, inventor, said his Bear’s Breath has just recently begun selling in all the B&E Meats stores.

The last Clutter to Cash Sale this season 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.

With fall in the air, the smell of beans & meat simmering comes to mind and our annual Chili Cook-Off. If you think you have the best chili recipe around, pick up an application at the information booth or go online to download the application. There is room for only 10 teams, so get in gear!

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.

Upcoming Events:

  • September 12th Kids Back to School/Safety Day and 5K Kids Run, Food Truck-In
  • September 19th Clutter to Cash Sale
  • September 26th Take Back Your Drugs & You Shred It
  • October 31st 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Remember to PITCH IT IN.

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