Welcome to the Market
Join us each Tuesday - June-September
Sorry, no pineapple at the market tomorrow, but we will have lots and lots of fresh, Washington-grown fruit like blueberries, raspberries and cherries, as well as peaches, nectarines, apricots, apriums, apples and pears. For veggies...FRESH CORN has arrived! Also, we will have lettuce, greens, onions, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, green beans, beets and the tomato and squash market takeover is in full swing! In addition to fruits and veggies, we will have fresh herbs, beautiful flowers (the Dahlias have arrived!), delicious baked goods, honey, meats and cheeses in addition to hot food that is ready to eat at the market or take home for dinner.
WSU's Food $ense will hold a cooking demonstration (with samples, yum!) from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm showing us how to prepare Stone Fruit Salsa.
We also welcome the Lions Club Giving Library over at Market West; they will have gently used books FREE for kids! Visit their booth for all the details.
What's New This Season?
First, you will notice that Logan Avenue South will be closed for the Market between South 3rd Street and the entrance to the Pavilion Events Center parking area for the Market. Identified as 'The Festival Street' in the City of Renton's recently approved Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan, we are looking forward to the closure not just from a programming aspect, but also for our shoppers' safety. This closure will allow a natural flow of shoppers between our vendors in Piazza Park and over to 'Market West.'
Second, our SNAP benefits matching incentive, Fresh Bucks, is now an UNLIMITED match! Previously limited to a $10 dollar-for-dollar match, this is an amazing boost for those in our community who rely on these benefits to feed their families.
We are excited to introduce you to Maryam Romani, the chef behind Tastefully Balanced. She will be joining us July 10, August 28, and September 25. Here is a little more about her, in her words:
Food is my passion, whether that is cooking, baking, or eating it - if there is food involved, I am there!
I believe life is about balance, so an equal passion of mine is being active, whether that means biking, running, hiking, or HIIT workouts, I love it all!
This is where Tastefully Balanced was born. It's about how I balance my life with all the good food but still maintain a healthy lifestyle by being active. It's about making delicious food that can satisfy the tastebuds but still leave you feeling good afterwards.
I am a Seattle native and love everything about the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in a Bengali household and was exposed to amazing home-cooked food right from an early age. Back then, a part of me knew that food would be my calling! I always loved how food would bring my entire family together and the memories created around dinnertime.
Whether I am enjoying a cupcake (or two) or a big hearty bowl of quinoa salad, I believe life is all about living in a tasteful balance!
Improving Access to Healthy Food for all Renton residents
The Renton Farmers Market is committed to increasing access to everyone for locally grown, healthy foods. Now you can use your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT/SNAP/Basic Food) card at the Renton Farmers Market AND receive Fresh Bucks Incentive dollars. Learn more about our Food Access programs.
If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, now you can earn extra savings when you buy fruits and vegetables. With Complete Eats, use your SNAP/EBT food benefits, Buy $10 Fruits and Vegetables, Get a $5 coupon!
Learn more about this exciting program on the DOH website.
“Local Farmers, Fresh Food, Friendly People”
There are so many ways to get involved with the Renton Farmers Market. Want to lend a hand? We are always looking for volunteers!
Are you a Washington State Farmer or make food products using locally sourced ingredients? We want to hear from you! Check out our vendor page for more info.
Are you a local business owner? Show your customers you care about providing local, healthy foods to your community by becoming a sponsor of the Renton Farmers Market.
Food Trucks at Market West
A Food Trucks will be at Market West every market day selling delicious food
Stop by and check it out!
Buy One, Donate One
Did you know? Each week we collect donations for the local Renton Food Bank at our market. Most of the donations come from our generous farmers - now we are asking our shoppers if they would consider helping out, too. Buying an apple? Consider buying another apple and donating it to the Renton Food Bank. See our donation station at the Market Manager booth for more information.
Farm Fresh Recipes
Stone Fruit Salsa - July 17
1 cup chopped peaches, canned or fresh (about 1.5 to 2 medium fresh)
1 large tomato, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion (1/2 medium onion)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- Combine peaches, tomato, bell pepper, onion and cilantro in a large bowl. Add lime juice, salt and pepper and gently stir to mix.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
See great farm fresh recipes & recipe hacks using foods sold at the Renton Farmers Market.
What’s in season? Check out this helpful Harvest Calendar from our friends at Puget Sound Fresh!