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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]

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

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

Everyone kept saying it was going to rain last Saturday… I checked in with the weather vane on my ol’ barn and it said no way, sunshine all day. Big crowds kept coming throughout the day basking... [Read more]

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

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

Thunder and lightning didn’t scare the shoppers last week as the sun eventually showed itself for market day weekly patrons. We had over 12 Health & Fitness local businesses showcasing their different... [Read more]

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

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

Even with the clouds hanging around all day last Saturday, a lot of people came to shop, and shop they did, especially at our newest vendor, Wilson Fish. Did you happen to taste that wonderful smoked king... [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

Boy, it just doesn’t get any better, starting with sun and more sun last Saturday! It was another busy day with lots of shoppers, new vendors and the wonderful different fruits that are coming into season.... [Read more]

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

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

It took a while for the sun to show itself but, last Saturday saw the biggest crowd of the year – 7,000+ shoppers, gawkers, classic car buffs and lots of kids getting their faces painted, not to mention... [Read more]

Wanolitto‘s musings on the Des Moines Waterfront Market for this Saturday

Wanolitto‘s musings on the Des Moines Waterfront Market for this Saturday

The sun just keeps on shining on us – produce crops are coming in, including corn for the first time. Keep checking with your favorite farmers to see what’s new. The first Kids Fishing Derby was a... [Read more]