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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 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]

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 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]

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 heavy rain storm came right on time – 2 p.m. closing! Then it was a scramble to get everything taken down without getting soaked. Only one more market left until the Chili Cook-Off... [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

Boy, did you see all the families and kids having a great time on their day? It was another sunny day and close to 5,000 people enjoyed all the activities and food trucks. Our hats go off to the Police... [Read more]

Back-to-School ‘Food Truck-In’ at this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Back-to-School ‘Food Truck-In’ at this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

What a gorgeous day last Saturday, sunny with a cooling breeze off the water. Even with the Huskies at home and the opening of the Puyallup Fair (yes, we ol timers still like to call it that) there was... [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 umbrellas were out as the Sun God was taking a nap and his alarm didn’t work. He promises this coming Saturday will be 80 degrees! Another feel good story happened in the wine booth.... [Read more]

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

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

More comments from shoppers about how friendly our market is and this is true of the vendors themselves. Witnessed last Saturday, a jewelry vendor’s canopy broke while she was putting it up. Her competitor... [Read more]

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

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

The gorgeous days just keep coming and the farmer’s fruits and vegetables are in full bloom…we purchased a baby watermelon, yum! And, did you get any of the first arrivals of the red plums? Life is... [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]

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]

There will be 12 Food Trucks at Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market!

There will be 12 Food Trucks at Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market!

There’s just a little over a week until Opening Day – Saturday, June 7 – of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off its most successful season in history (up +20% over 2012), the... [Read more]

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

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

You can really tell that the year is winding down and the weather affects vendor’s participation – we had several that were scheduled; but couldn’t make it.    There still are some of my cookbooks... [Read more]