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

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

We are glad last Saturday is behind us, we don’t need no stink’n rain! With the first month of the season behind us the market continues on a record breaking year with sales up 35% over last year. This... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Compliance.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Compliance.

by Dave Markwell My son mowed the lawn after being asked one, single time. I did not have to cajole, bribe, beg or threaten. This is a new development. It felt like a parallel universe, one in which my... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday was another huge day for our vendors – sales were the biggest day over all of last year! If this trend continues we are going to have to think about expanding to accommodate shopper’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mirrors

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mirrors

by Dave Markwell I had the unfortunate experience of passing a mirror the other day. I did not look as good as I felt and it made me mad. I felt like the mirror was tricking me, because in my head, I... [Read more]

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

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

After the tremendous opening day activities, last Saturday was somewhat back to normal. I say somewhat because even though the shopper counts were down, it was still the third largest vendor sales day... [Read more]

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

For the fifth year in a row – on Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park to savor tasty licks... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dads’ Day…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dads’ Day…

by Dave Markwell Approaching another Father’s Day, I look forward to a thoughtfully handmade card and a shirt I probably won’t wear. I am happy to receive both. Each year, my wife and daughter hopefully... [Read more]

Around 8,000 people were at Opening Day of the Des Moines Farmers Market!

Around 8,000 people were at Opening Day of the Des Moines Farmers Market!

Something out of this world took place last Saturday (June 7) at the Opening Day of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – with the sun shining bright and all the planets aligned, a brand new city... [Read more]

Collectible t-shirts for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Collectible t-shirts for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Cool, collectible t-shirts for the locally-made film “The Maury Island Incident” will be on sale at The Waterland Blog’s booth at the opening day of the Des Moines Farmers Market, from... [Read more]

Your Des Moines Farmers Market staff is trained to handle emergencies

Your Des Moines Farmers Market staff is trained to handle emergencies

On a recent Saturday morning, more than 12 people participated in the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market CPR/AED training class held at the South King Fire & Rescue’s Des Moines Station 67. At... [Read more]

‘Born to be Wild’? Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July

‘Born to be Wild’? Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July

Former members of Steppenwolf and Pegasus will be performing a live concert before the 4th of July fireworks at Des Moines Beach Park, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting scholarships for local... [Read more]

REMINDER: Opening Day for the Des Moines Farmers Market is Saturday!

REMINDER: Opening Day for the Des Moines Farmers Market is Saturday!

Opening Day is this Saturday (June 7) for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Joining the many regular vendors will be some new ones, along with the SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In, with 12 delicious... [Read more]

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

At the Des Moines City Council Meeting on May 22, the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market presented to the Mayor and Council Members framed posters of their first 8 years of doing business. The posters... [Read more]

The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!

The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!

Now in its 55th year, the Des Moines Waterland Festival (presented by Destination Des Moines) is returning as a 3-day event jam-packed with family fun! The festival will be held the weekend of July 18-20,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Loud.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Loud.

by Dave Markwell My house is loud. My kids make a lot of noise. My dogs scratch and moan and bark. My father-in-law is visiting and he is perhaps the loudest one of all. No one seems to enjoy silence,... [Read more]

‘Sweet & Shabby Vintage Market’ at Des Moines Field House Saturday, May 31

‘Sweet & Shabby Vintage Market’ at Des Moines Field House Saturday, May 31

A ‘Sweet & Shabby Vintage Market’ will be held at the Des Moines Field House on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect antiques, vintage, shabby, hand-crafted designs, art and gourmet... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Door-to-Door Shuttle for Des Moines Farmers Market!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Door-to-Door Shuttle for Des Moines Farmers Market!

Wanolitto announces Saturday Door-to-Door Shuttle Transportation to the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this season, which opens on Saturday, June 7! The Des Moines Farmers Market and the Rotary... [Read more]