Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
Last Saturday just before closing time, dark storm clouds came at us at record speeds and people were scrambling back to their cars before the downpour hit. We were fortunate that there was no lighting!
Hopefully this coming Saturday at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market it will be a little calmer for our first of the season Clutter 2 Cash sale. It’s a chance for shoppers to pick up some great items at bargain prices. Look for the sale in the horseshoe parking lot in front of the Marina office. There still are a few spaces left. If you feel the urge to raise some extra cash, call this number 206-824-1066 to reserve your space. The cost is $20.The next sale will be July 23rd.
You are in for a treat if you experience all the wonderful baked goodies from Lori Fife, owner of Schuller’s Bakery. Lori has a vast background of cooking knowledge, including a Culinary Arts Degree from the Western Culinary Institute (Cordon Bleu). After school she worked at several Northwest restaurants and to hone her skill set, she took a six month sabbatical touring in Europe. She has spent a lifetime refining her culinary skills and perfecting her recipes. Stop by and say welcome and of course, indulge.
Don’t forget The Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park” free summer lunch program for all school age kids. Look for them from noon to 1pm in the grassy area next to the marina office. And if you can’t wait until noon, they will serve free snacks from 10 to 10:30am. A child does not need to be a Highline Public School student to participate. They will be here every Saturday until school starts. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, contact the Food Bank 206-878-2660.
Music – Indigo Jazz
Food Trucks – A Fire Inside, Jemil’s, Nibbles, & Sweet Bumpas
Community Groups – MOPS (mothers of preschoolers)
Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, with partner Sound Generations, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to and from the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride.
- June 25 – Clutter to Cash Sale at the market
- July 4 – Fireworks over Des Moines
- July 6 – First Sunset Market/Concerts in the Park
- July 23 – Waterland Festival Activities.
- July 23 – Clutter to Cash Sale at the market
Pitch It In to do your part.
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 the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.