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

Another beautiful day snuck in before the rain. The Field Day Fun Event and 5K Run were enjoyed by lots of families. Our normal large crowd of shoppers was down (happens every year) as the Washington State Fair had it’s opening in Puyallup. Thanks to everyone who donated diapers at the Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive.

The last Clutter to Cash Sale is this Saturday. Put on your bargaining hat and look for lots of great buys. The sale takes place in the Horseshoe area in front of the Marina Office from 10 to 2pm.

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 6.59.32 AMVendor Profile: With the holidays fast approaching, it is time to bring all your sharpening needs to Bill Magee’s little black trailer, Cutlery on Wheels. The trailer is located at the market entrance next to the Snohomish Bakery. Bill not only sharpens knives, he works on garden tools or anything you can carry to him that contains a blade.

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 7.00.35 AMAn important event is coming to the market on Sep 26thGot Drugs & Shred-it. It is the only time this year you can take your unused medications to be disposed of safely. You can also bring your old records, for security reasons, you want destroyed. Residents can bring up two full file boxes. It will be first come first served. Once the truck is full, the event will end. This is a FREE event. Just drive thru the horse shoe lot in front of the marina office.

Community Groups: Friends of the Des Moines Library and Food too good to Waste

Food Trucks: Athena’s, Nibbles, Nosh, Peasant Food Manifesto

Sponsors: stop by the Edward Jones booth and chat with Mike Wilcox, longtime sponsor, about your financial needs.

Music: 10-12 PK Dywer 12-2 Tony Serzo

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 7.01.24 AMNew Vendor: stop by and say hello to Andrea Terrenzio, owner and chocolatier of Dolcetta Artisan Sweets. The best ingredients are used to create hand crafted exquisite bonbons, luscious caramels, tasty filled chocolate bars, bite sized melt-in-your-mouth truffles and zesty fruit jellies, sugared & spiced chocolate covered nuts, and more.

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 7.02.02 AMSeniors, don’t forget your weekly free $10 voucher from the healthy eating initiative program. For qualifying seniors this program is 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.

Spaces are starting to fill up for 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 this year, so get in gear!

Also, don’t forget HYDE Shuttle is providing local door to door transportation to the market for 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.

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