Van & Bonnie hobnob with Julie Inkster/Farmer's Market opens this Saturday!/Details on Cinco De Mayo Party! (Bonnie's blog 5/4/17

One of the most decorated professional golfers of all time joined us in the studio this morning just after the 7:30 news.  Juli Inkster is a 7-time LPGA major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer.  She is also the Team USA captain in the Solheim Cup coming to Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines August 14th thru the 20th!  Juli gets to select 2 players for Team USA, the remaining 10 are determined by point rankings.  Tickets can be purchased at  The team would love it if you would wear red on Friday,  white on Saturday and blue on Sunday if you're coming to the event!  Let's cheer on the USA!

Kelly Foss of the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market joined us in the studio just after the 8:30 news. Saturday is the opening day for the Farmers Market and excitement is in the air!  Everything gets underway at 7AM and lasts until Noon.  There will be a special cow bell ringing ceremony at 7AM at 3rd & Court where you can enjoy fresh-squeezed juice.  The theme of this years's Farmers Market is "Find Your Handful of Happiness".  New this year, Dart and the Farmers Market have teamed up to run the free downtown D-line Shuttle from  7AM to Noon.  It will run from as far west as the Western Gateway to as far east as the East Village.  For all the stops, go to  You can also purchase "market bucks" for mom for Mother's Day!  If you're riding your bike to the market, don't forget the bike valet parking at 3rd & Court.

Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie, stop by our Cinco De Mayo party on Hickman Road, in the parking lot of the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant and the Hotel Renovo.  We'll be serving free smoked brisket and egg burritos and you can win prizes including the big prize of a $555.00 Hy-Vee gift card!  There will even be a jumbotron!  It all happens 5-9AM tomorrow!

If you're going to Pella Tulip Time today, look me up!  I'll be serving in the Otley Church booth across from the big windmill!  Stop by and say "hi"!


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