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


The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market experienced its first really hot day this year last Saturday and you could tell that shoppers were timid about coming out in it.

The Clutter 2 Cash was a huge success this season, so save up your treasures so you can be ready next year. Remember, the Pancake Breakfast on August 20th has been canceled. Check calendar listings below.

BloodThanks to everyone who donated much needed blood. If you missed and would still like to donate, check out the Bloodworks Northwest web site for their van’s next locations. There is an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donors as a shortage has developed in the Northwest.

B&B ImageThe Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park has a booth every Saturday to promote their Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival this year is on August 27th at the Beach Park. At the booth you can buy your discount tickets in advance ($30, $35 at the door). You can also enter a raffle for two Alaska Airline round trip tickets, cooking classes at Eat Local and season pass ($1,000) to Centerstage in Federal Way. The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise might not be able to afford them.

Market Sponsors – Seattle Southside

Music – Moe Ribbs

Food Trucks – A Fire Inside, Nibbles, & Sweet Bumpas

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.

Seniors, 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 website and sign up for our e-newsletter which comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.


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