2020 OPENING SEASON MESSAGE
WE ARE SO CLOSE...
Washington State has declared farmers markets as "essential businesses" and we agree! Within the next couple of weeks we will be able to announce when the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market will be open for business. We are working through final details of processes and procedures set by the Washington State Department of Health with the Ctiy of Des Moines, our vendors and our volunteers. All current information will be posted here on the website. So until we open ... the next slide will have a few 'asks' for your visit to our market.
HERE ARE A FEW DO'S AND DON'TS TO MAKE THIS WORK FOR EVERYBODY
Don't shop if you aren't feeling well-take care of yourself and others. Wearing a face covering in mandatoryt-besides they're cool now. Keep 6' of physical distance between you and others-nothing bad about elbow room. Shop alone-leave family/friends at home. Make a list-get in/get out. Service animals only-no pets. Bring your own shopping bags-only you will handle them. Wash your hands often-use hand sanitizer as a substitute. Hands off the goods-only touch your shopping bags or bags given to you. Use electronic payment methods whenever possible-cash is dirty. Take everything to go-no gathering, eating or drinking on the premises. Be patient-keep smiling.
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DES MOINES WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET OVER THE YEARS...
Meet the Manager
SUSIE NOVAK, MARKET MANAGER
My background is a weaving of many areas from entrepreneur, (small deli, event planning, personal organization) to film and television production, to retail marketing and sales. This has given me the skills to create events, understand and work with a variety of people, especially small business and see the big picture.
I have always had my hand in the dirt and was shown at a young age the value of the Farmer. Nutrition ranks high on my list of priorities, so bringing a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, free range chicken, pork and beef, eggs and honey from Washington small farmers to the local consumer is vital.
2020 might change the way we access our food sources but with some creativity and rethinking distribution, we will have a successful year getting abundant farm fresh goods to the table!
Please stop and say hello next time you are at the market!
Sponsorship and Donations
How you can support
As a non-profit your support is essential. Local business and individuals underwrite 35% of the markets operating budget. How can you support your market? You could make a monetary donation. How about volunteering? We'd love to have you help us out. Did you check out our merchandise for sale? These are all great ways to support your market. Thanks, we could not do it without you.