Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
Join Daryl and Warm 106.9 for Opening Day of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market on Saturday, June 2nd! Coming off its most successful seasons in history (up 30% each of the past two years), the Market will have a new look this seventh season on opening day. Having out grown its old space, the market will move down the street to the newly remodeled North end of the Des Moines MarinaThe word “Waterfront” in its name will be prominent as the location is right on the water where the guest yachts are moored. Look for the new Boardwalk Bistro where you will be able to enjoy your favorite market foods while watching all the boating activities.
Rikki Marohl, market manager, said “along with your favorite returning farmers, food and craft vendors, there will lots of new ones like Seattle Bagel and Total Europe, serving soups, hot dogs and sausages. Also new this year will be a Des Moines favorite, Auntie Irene’s serving ice cream.” The market again will feature its own wines, including last year’s favorite Waterfront White.
Opening Day activities will include a military color guard ceremony, presenting the emblem (US Flag). Other opening activities include classic cars on display, the Des Moines Arts Commission will be showcasing some local artists, and The Waterland Blog will be blogging live. Make sure to stop by the Warm 106.9 booth to play our CD Scramble and for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
Don’t forget to bring your old musical instruments and donate them to the Rotary Music4Life program. They will be at the market the first three weekends in June. The program refurbishes the instruments and gives them to the Highline School students who can’t afford them. Wayne Corey, Board President, recently commented on the upcoming season “we are really excited about the move to the North end of the Marina, as it will allow us to grow and expand, provide for more conveniences for shoppers and gives us greater flexibility every Saturday thru October.”
To keep up with all the current happenings at the market, please log onto DMFM.org and sign up for their e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the WaterlandBlog.
See you on Opening Day!