Welcome to the Market
Join us each Tuesday - June-September
Fall has arrived, and our Farmer's tables are full of the freshest fruit and vegetables! For fruit, we expect to see blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, as well as apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, melons, apples and pears. For veggies, lettuce and greens, onions, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, green beans, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, and squash; including varieties of winter squash! In addition to fruits and veggies, we will have fresh herbs, beautiful flowers, 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 (take the night off from cooking!).
Tomatoes are put to good use when Chef Maryam of Tastefully Balanced makes her Balsamic Double Tomato Bruschetta recipe for us during the Cooking Demo from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Time for our Annual Survey
If you have attended the Renton Farmers Market this season, please take a moment to answer a few questions for us, and include any comment/ideas through our Online Survey.
We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback!
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.
Watermelon Agua Fresca - September 11
2 1/4 pounds seedless watermelon
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoon honey (optional)
Pinch of salt
Rinse the outside of the watermelon and cut the watermelon flesh away from the rind. Cut the watermelon into chunks.
Put the watermelon chunks, water, lime juice, salt, and honey (if using) in the blender. Put the top on tightly.
Turn the blender to medium and blend until the mixture is smooth. Turn the machine off. Taste and add a little bit more lime juice or honey as desired and blend again. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. If you do this, give the drink a quick stir before serving.
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!