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 a traffic accident where a person was struck by a car backing up onto Dock Avenue. The market asks that everyone please slow down and watch out for people coming and going to the market. Market shoppers and vendors continue to recycle and compost. Our weekly garbage collection is down 80% from last year. Keep it up. The next Clutter to Cash Sale will be held August 15, 2015. You can sign up at the Information Booth or on our web site. Remember to sign up early as space is limited. You must provide your own table, chairs, canopy, etc. Community Group: King County Noxious Weeds Music: 3 Guys Band Food Trucks: Buddah Bruddah, Fusion on the Run, Jemil’s, Mini the Dough-Nut and Stella Fiore Pizza Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 9.41.49 AMMarket sponsor: Airport Touchless Car Wash has been a longtime sponsor of the market and invites car owners to stop in and see what it has to offer. You can use the automatic system or DIY. It is located just north of 216th on Highway 99.

This Wednesday, July 8th at 5 p.m., our special Tent Talk speaker is Ciscoe Morris, talking about Incredible Edibles.
Sunset Markets happen every Wednesday from 3-7pm in July and August. There will be over 30 vendors, some that will be new to us and plenty of Food Trucks. After shopping and eating people can walk into the beach park and enjoy the Des Moines Art Commission’s free summer concerts at 7pm. Check their web site for performers appearing. The Farmers Market is reaching out to support local business this season. To any Des Moines brick and mortar, independent, locally owned and operated business, the market is offering a free booth space for one market day during the 2015 season to promote their business. To make it easy, canopy, table & chairs will be provided. To participate, go to and download the application and mail it in. The Des Moines Area Food Bank kids free summer meals program is every Saturday at the market. Snacks are served from 10-11am and lunch from 11:30 to 1pm. There will also be free meals at the Sunset Markets starting Wednesday July 1st. Snacks are from 3-4pm and dinner is 4:30 to 6:30pm. Upcoming Events: Remember to PITCH IT IN! To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the website and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on all the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.  ]]>