The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market opens the 2022 season on Saturday, June 4

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The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market opens its 2022 season on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The market will then run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through September 24 in the north parking lot of the Des Moines Marina (map below).

“Our produce vendors are gearing up for another amazing farmer’s market season,” organizers said. “Asparagus, lettuce, strawberries, cherries and more will be available!

And don’t forget – 1,000 ‘Swag Bags’ full of local treats will be given out free to guests on opening day, including collectible WTRLND oval car stickers from our partner site The Waterland Blog.

Plus, The Waterland Blog will be streaming live from the market starting at 10 a.m. – be sure to “Like” our Facebook page here to get notified when we go live.

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is a 501(c)(4) and was founded in 2006 as a non-profit organization bringing together farmers, artisans and the local community around an abundant variety of vegetables, fruits, honey, cheeses, handicrafts, flowers, meat and fish, ready-to-eat foods, education, information and entertainment.

Since its inception, the market has been a favorite gathering place for the city of Des Moines and surrounding communities.

The market supports many food security initiatives and programs, including vendors that accept seniors and women, infants, and children (WIC) vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables, EBT matching programs (vouchers Foods) and Fresh Bucks, and the King Conservation District’s Food for Seniors Health Initiative. for eligible low-income seniors.

Sponsor and community booths provide a way for local and regional organizations to share what they offer and raise funds for school and social programs.

The market is run by a volunteer board of directors made up of nine local citizens. The Council’s goal is to ensure that the market remains a viable event, promotes Washington farms and products, and improves the quality of life for citizens of our community, both in the city of Des Moines and more broadly. . The market is funded exclusively by donations from sponsors and foundations, public and private grants, as well as application and stand fees from vendors.

More info here: https://dmfm.org

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is located at 22307 Dock Ave S.:

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