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

After last week I think we’ve had enough rain and wind to last the rest of the season, especially on our last day’s Chili Cook-Off, coming Oct. 31.

Stop by the Information Booth this Saturday and browse thru our Logo Wear samples and extras. We are closing out everything in our line with great low prices.DMFM Logo Wear WLB

If you have tried our wines this season, thank you. Beginning last Saturday we started selling our new Waterfront Red blend. It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbac and Sangiovese. Stop by the booth and give it a taste, you will plesently surprised by its smoothness. We purchase our wines from Claar Cellars from the Columbia Valley. They grow all their grape varietals at their White Bluffs Vineyard using methods that are Live Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Remember, our wines make great Christmas gifts. All proceeds from our wine booth sales, including my new cookbook, go to the Market Foundation.

Music: Pure Sparks

Food Trucks: Jemil’s, Mini the Dough-nut, Nibbles

Community Groups: MRHS Football and Recology CleanScapes.

Sponsor: Down & Out Demolition has donated their booth space this week to the North Hill Elementary WatchDOGS who will be doing a fundraising event. These donations will allow the WatchDOGS to pay for events, such as Pizza Nights, Open Gym Nights and Doughnuts with Dads. North Hill Elementary PTSA will be there along with the North Hill Elementary School WatchDOGS Dads!

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – Is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2,811 active programs in 46 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

There are only two spots left 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 (PDF file). There is room for only 10 teams this year, so get your team together and get in gear!

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 7.02.02 AMEven in the rain last Saturday you could see the green Healthy Eating shopping bags coming off the different senior shuttles. If you are a senior 55 years or older, please stop by the Information Booth to see if you qualify for this program. We issue weekly free $10 vouchers 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).

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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