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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

Despite the cloudy beginning and all the other events in the area last weekend (Bite of Seattle, Tacoma Food Truck Rodeo & others), 6,000 shoppers basked in the later sun and were getting ready to... [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

It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super. This past market also saw a milestone... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be hold its third annual ‘Trash to Treasure’ Swap Meet this Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Waterland Festival. “Find... [Read more]

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Ah, the beautiful sun was back last Saturday and new fruits and vegetables are showing up. Check this chart for your favorites (click image to see larger version): Food Trucks – look for your favorites:... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

‘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 for the final day of the 2013 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for the final day of the 2013 Des Moines Farmers Market

This is it, the last day of the 2013 market season! And, oh what a day it will be. It’s our 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off where competing teams try to win your taste buds over. The Cook-Off is family friendly... [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]

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

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

The Sun God blessed us once again last week – the first wine tasting was a huge success, thanks to all those who participated. All proceeds go towards running the market. The tasting will continue every... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Food Truck-In & Kids’ Day at Saturday’s Farmers Market!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Food Truck-In & Kids’ Day at Saturday’s Farmers Market!

Last week we dodged a bullet with the record rains to enjoy a half decent day. The highlight of the day was the dancing Flash Mob from Judson Park Senior Living: One of the biggest events of our season... [Read more]

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

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

Another sun-filled day and another sales and attendance stunner at the Des Moines Waterfront Market. So far the market is up +25% over last year’s record year! On a personal note, my wife and I picked... [Read more]

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

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

What a weekend it was – hope everyone survived and had a wonderful time. Between the market, Blues and Brews and the Car Show, 6,000 + people came to the waterfront and soaked up the sun and suds. We... [Read more]