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

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

The free $10 voucher healthy eating initiative program for qualifying seniors is really taking off as more and more people learn about this program brought to you by partners, the Des Moines Farmers Market... [Read more]

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

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

The Clutter to Cash Sale was a huge hit last Saturday, even the sun came out most of the day. Shoppers enjoined lots of great bargains. We have been asked by the participants to hold another one before... [Read more]

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

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

They say that timing is everything, and did we ever hit the weather just right last Saturday with the sun shining on us before it turned sour. If you are into canning, now is the time to get your peaches,... [Read more]

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

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

The Gebert’s classic Triumph was a smash hit with the shoppers and many comments to me were “we should have more like this”, it’s adds another dimension to the market. And, we found a perfect place... [Read more]

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

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

Isn’t it great to see all the fruits and vegetables coming into season at the farmers booths? I was told by one that the late summer/fall items could be a month early this year because of the warm weather,... [Read more]

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

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

Last weekend was a whirlwind of Waterland Festival activities. Congrats to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a fun three days for everyone! The Des Moines Police Foundation raffle sponsored... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

After blistering heat the first few markets, last Saturday was a nice and cool for a change! Even the quick touch of raindrops felt good. People kept looking for strawberries but, there was none as the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Boy, lots of stuff happening last Saturday on the 4th! People, cars, trucks – you name it – were all jockeying for space. The marina staff did an outstanding job directing traffic. There was however... [Read more]

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

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

Where do all these people come from???? Amazed by another huge crowd, I walked thru the market introducing myself and asked people where they lived. I was blown away – half the people I talked with... [Read more]

Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget that this Wednesday, July 1 will be the kick-off night for the new Des Moines Waterfront Sunset Market, to be held every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in July and August. There will be over... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday was another beautiful sunny day at the Des Moines Marina and the Farmers Market! Even with other big events all around us, a huge crowd once again made its way to the waterfront and enjoyed... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday several people said to me “this looks just like Opening Day all over again.” Indeed, for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market the second market of the season saw 6,000 shoppers enjoying... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: 7,000+ at Farmers Market opening; continues Saturday

Wanolitto’s Musings: 7,000+ at Farmers Market opening; continues Saturday

Our 10th Anniversary Opening Day was another fabulous event for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – sun and more sun greeted over 7,000 visitors enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, the Food... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

Saturday, June 6 was a bright, sunny and picture-perfect setting for the 2015 Opening Day of the Des Moines Farmers Market at the north end of the marina. This is the 10th year for the market, which runs... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market 10th Anniversary Opening Day is Saturday!

Des Moines Farmers Market 10th Anniversary Opening Day is Saturday!

The 10th Anniversary Opening Day is this Saturday for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Joining our many regular vendors will be some new ones and the now famous Food Truck-In, with 12 delicious... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto says it is a little more than two weeks until Opening Day – Saturday, June 6 – for the 2015 Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off another very successful season, the Market will... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Luck was with us as rain and wind held off during our traditional season’s last day for the Chili Cook-Off. It was a huge success again this year, thanks in part to the wonderful volunteer groups; the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for the FINAL Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for the FINAL Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Last Saturday I had a stimulating conversation with two young men from France who stepped into the wine booth to taste our offerings. They were bicycling down the Pacific Coast and were spending the day... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off – coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 – is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market’s 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious... [Read more]

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

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

You sure can tell the season is winding down – the farmers are running low on fresh fruits and veggies, the berries have pretty much run their course but, the pumpkin and gourds are plentiful. We will... [Read more]

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

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

We all know the weather is changing, that fall is in the air, and that winter is fast approaching but – it was nice to bask in the beautiful sunny weather last Saturday! Did you see the sail boat races... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday the market and the marina made a big welcome to the Tacoma Yacht Club, some 30 boats strong. It took a while for the sun to come out but club members were seen all over the market enjoying... [Read more]