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


Last Saturday at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was not only a sunny day but a big crowd enjoyed shopping at the season’s first Clutter 2 Cash sale. Some even asked if we couldn’t do this every week……yikes! The next sale is July 23rd.

This coming weekend is the celebration of the Fourth of July. To help celebrate, the market’s Foundation is holding the wine sale of the year. It is a full case only (12 bottles) sale. You can purchase the markets wines for $11 a bottle or $132 per case. Our normal price is $15 per bottle. This would be a good time to stock up on wine for all your summer patio parties or in some cases weddings or anniversaries.Wine Bottle

Something new and exciting on Saturday will be a young patriotic entrepreneur, Payton Adams, working his way thru college by carving out of wood the American Flag. Each flag is created carefully and handcrafted so the final product will make you feel proud as an owner. Approximately 8-10 hours is put into each flag by cutting, routering, sanding and staining. Flags are ready to hang and will make a beautiful addition to your home. He is having a Fourth of July sale of $150, normal price is $175. Stop by and say hello to a local boy doing good.

Payton Adams (3)

Payton Adams (1)

Yellow Belly HoneyWe are happy to report that after many requests from shoppers, Yellow Belly Honey will make their first appearance this Saturday. Their honey is made with pride in Rainier, Washington. They’ve made it their mission to bring you beautifully packaged premium raw honey at an affordable price. Wildflower, their signature honey is harvested from hives at Yellow Belly Farms. Their other selections: Fireweed, Blackberry, Lavender, Clover, are harvested from hives put on other local farms; or sourced from local farms using best practices, including healthy pesticide free hives.

DMFM_sunsetlogo whiteMark your calendar for the start of the Wednesday night Sunset Markets starting next Wednesday July 6th. The Sunset Market runs every Wednesday in July and August from 4 to 8pm. There will be food trucks, farms and lots of goodies. Then you can stroll over to the Beach Park for the free music in the park series brought to you by the Des Moines Art Commission.

Sponsors Renewal by Anderson where you will be able to see experts point out the advantages of quality replacement windows manufactured of vinyl, aluminum and wood. They are running a Farmers Market special this Saturday.

BECU, a not-for-profit credit union, is committed to making your financial well-being a priority. Check out their information booth whether you are looking for a savings plan, financing, or business services, they offer a complete range of accounts with better rates and fewer fees than you’ll find at traditional big banks.

Music – 10-12 PK Dwyer, 12-2 Moe Ribbs

Food Trucks – Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, Galaxy Donuts, Jemil’s, Kiss My Grits, Nibbles, Sweet Bumpas, Wicked Pies

Community Groups – Mt. Rainier Pool

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.

Seniors don’t forget 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.

Upcoming Events

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

August 6 – Health & Fitness Day

August 20 – Pancake Breakfast

Pitch It InWaste Zero is again our slogan for this season.

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.


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