Market-FarmerjpgWanolitto‘s musings on the Des Moines Waterfront Market for this coming Saturday, June 15: First up is the beginning of the Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park,” their free summer lunch program for all school age kids. The lunches will served at 19 different sites this summer. Last year they served over 30,000 meals to area kids. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, contact the Food Bank at 206-878-2660. Look for them in the grassy area next to the marina office starting at noon. They will be there every Saturday until school starts. New this year is the program to help seniors 85 and older who are using the food bank. When they visit the Des Moines Area Food Bank they will receive free tokens for the market, paid for by Des Moines Legacy Foundation, and distributed by the Des Moines Food Bank. Hyde-Shuttle-Flyer SENIOR SERVICES HYDE SHUTTLE Don’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and every other Saturday thru the end of October. Opening day was the first scheduled pick up services and it was a great success. The market wishes to thank the Hyde Shuttle volunteer drivers for their dedication in providing door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation to enjoy this wonderful market full of fresh organic produce, arts and crafts and food vendors, call 206-727-6262, at least 3 days before the Saturday Market. For more information please contact Brady Wright, Senior Shuttle Outreach Coordinator, at 206-878-2066. MARKET SPONSOR CORNER Landmark on the Sound Event Center is the South Sound’s most affordable, elegant venue with historic charm and amazing views. Check out their booth for information if you are planning an event or celebration. For over 20 years, King County Master Recycler Composters have provided King County residents outside the City of Seattle with waste prevention and recycling information and tips they can use in their everyday lives. Through a variety of outreach venues, these volunteers donate invaluable time encouraging residents to make informed decisions about preventing waste and using resources wisely. Check out their booth this Saturday, August 3 & 24, September 14 & 28 and October 19. This Saturday the Friends of the Des Moines Library will have a booth, and will have books for sale. Bargain prices: $1.00 for hardbacks, $.50 for paperbacks. Also for sale are book bags. All proceeds go to supporting children and teen programs at the Des Moines and Woodmont Libraries. Last Saturday saw the season’s youngest market shopper, 6 months old Avah Corey, sporting her new market logo-wear t-shirt. Even though she can’t walk or talk yet, she was pointing to all the wonderful things to see and eat. Proud grandpa, market board president Wayne Corey, commented “it is never too early to teach your children the habit of good healthy eating, and of course, wearing the correct attire.” [caption id="attachment_19974" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Avah-at-the-Market-2013 From left to right: Susan Corey, Avah Corey, Pappa Wayne and Avah’s mother Candice Corey.[/caption] Wanolitto says “don’t forget to stop by the Farmers Market Wine booth and pick up his famous cooking with wine recipes.”]]>