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


The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market saw a lot of shoppers last Saturday, it being the height of the season for all the fruits and vegetables…and we are expecting another record day for the Waterland Festival weekend beginning Friday and running thru Sunday.

Bargain hunters break open your piggy banks, as this coming Saturday is another Clutter 2 Cash event where you can find great values, especially those of you hunting for tools and almost new first run books. 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 and last sale of the season will be August 13th.

CupcakeThe Des Moines Police Foundation is holding a bake sale to raise funds for it’s annual Shop with A Cop Christmas program. The program lets under previladged kids shop for xmas presents for their families. Youngsters, accompanied by an offier, get to roam thru the Fred Meyer store in Midway and shop. Please stop by their booth and contribute to this very worth while program.

New Vendors this season:

Gainer'sGainer’s Gourmet Seasonings is an all-purpose seasoning that’s straight from the Pacific Northwest and makes good food taste even better! Improve flavor by sprinkling on Chops, Steaks, Chicken, Fish, Other Meats, Vegetables, Salads, and Soups. You can use Gainer’s Gourmet Seasoning as a base for other spices. If you want to make Gainer’s spicy, you can add cayenne or red chilli flakes. To make a rub, add brown sugar to it. For a garlic flair, just add garlic.

DeeKennyDesgnsIt’s all about the Seahawks, and what better time to show your loyalty, as the season is getting ready to start. DeeKennyDesigns strives to create standout unique pieces that a 12 can wear with great pride. Lady 12’s can show their Seahawk pride in style! Make a beautifully bold statement in this brilliantly handcrafted beaded jewelry in Seattle Seahawk colors! Each piece is made by hand with the attention to detail and dedication that only a TRUE Seahawks fan would do!

Music – Boomerang

Food Trucks – Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, A Fire Inside, Mini the Dough-Nut, Nibbles, Sweet Bumpas

Community Groups – Friends of the Woodmont library, WIC, Sounders Street team, Rose Children’s Theater

DMFM_sunsetlogo whiteThe Wednesday night Sunset Markets are under way. They are 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

Attention seniors (55 and older), when you shop at the market, check in at the information both to see if you qualify for our Healthy Eating Initiative. Once you sign up you can receive a $10 voucher to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers for every market day (Sat & Wed) throughout the season.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 11.53.34 AMThe other healthy eating initiative is for low income families called Fresh Bucks. Come to the market, swipe your EBT card and it will double your dollars (up to $10) per person. Both of these programs are good for Saturday and Wednesday markets.

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


Waste 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 web site 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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