Welcome to the Market!
Join us each Tuesday - June-September
Festival Street is back! Due to the success of the Logan Avenue South closure for market hours, we will close it again between South 3rd Street and the entrance to the Pavilion Events Center parking area for the Market. This year, we have moved our food vendors to Market West and created a new 'Food Court' area, with our food trucks and picnic tables just a few steps away.
Time is running out on fresh sugar snap peas and asparagus, get it while you can! Strawberries, rhubarb, garlic, hothouse tomatoes, lettuce and greens, onions, carrots, and beets will also be plentiful at the market; last week we had the first few bunches of sweet peas, so look for more of them at the market this week. Be sure to follow us on Social Media - we will be posting pics and updates of our vendor arrivals and the produce they are bringing.
More than just a Farmers Market ...
Every week you can visit WSU Food $ense for recipe ideas and smart shopping strategies; and the WSU Master Gardeners program will be available to answer your plant and gardening questions from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each market day. This week, we welcome the King Conservation District to our Community Booth with information on how you can be a good land steward! Our ever-popular Kid's Patch is back, with fun activities for kids during market hours over at Market West; also at Market West every week will be a variety of food trucks, and a new area for our buskers (musicians) for your entertainment! Susanna Fuller joins us from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for our live entertainment, Food $ense holds a cooking demo from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For our shoppers who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Incentive Program (SNAP), use your benefits at the Market and receive a matching incentive, Fresh Bucks, with an UNLIMITED match! See the Market Manager booth at the market for more information on this program.
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.
“Local Farmers, Fresh Food, Friendly People”
Celebrating our 18th season of bringing local farmers and the community together!
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.
Ranch Dip - June 18
Prep time: 10 minutes
½ cup low fat 1% buttermilk
2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
In a jar or bowl, mix together all ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Recipe Source
Vanilla Cream Cheese Fruit Dip - June 18
Prep time: 10 minutes
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese softened
5-6 ounce container of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 heaping tablespoon honey plus more, if needed
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat all ingredients for several minutes, until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with fresh fruit for dipping.
See more 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!