Welcome to the Market!
Join us each Tuesday - June-September
School is back in session, Fall is in the air, and we only have TWO more markets before we end our season! Tomorrow is our Salmon Day celebration - and we welcome everyone's favorite gardener, Ciscoe Morris, to talk about salmon-friendly gardening practices, and answer your gardening questions. And yes, we will have the market tomorrow, rain or shine, come dressed for the weather! We also welcome naturalists from the Seattle Aquarium's Cedar River Salmon Journey to educate us about wild salmon as they make their journey back home, right here in Renton.
What's FreshThis week we will have corn and zucchini (use in the recipe of the week), tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cabbage, greens, all types of beans, beets, carrots, eggplant, garlic, cucumbers, onions, celery, radishes, winter squash and many types of herbs stacked high at the market! Stone fruits like peaches, plums and nectarines, as well as fresh apples and pears, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, grapes and melons will be available. In addition to fresh produce, our vendors also bring beautiful flowers, baked goods, honey, meat and cheese, wine, cider and beer, crafted items, and hot, ready-to-eat food for dinner.
With so much fresh produce at the market, this is the perfect time to preserve for Winter! Check out recommendations and recipes on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website.
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 ...
Visit WSU Food $ense for recipe ideas and smart shopping strategies, this week they will also host a cooking demo for us from 4:00 to 5:00 pm; and the WSU Master Gardeners program will be available to answer your plant and gardening questions from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. each market day. This week, we welcome Shadow Lake Nature Preserve to our Community Booth with information on services they provide to our community. Our always-popular Kids Patch, with fun activities for kids, will run during market hours over at Market West, as well as a variety of food trucks and a new area for our buskers (musicians) for your entertainment!
We want your feedback! If you have attended the Renton Farmers Market this season, please take a moment and complete our survey, we appreciate it!
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.
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.
“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.
Three Sisters Salad - September 17
Serves 4, Prep time 15 minutes
1 can (15-ounce) low-sodium or no-salt added beans
(black, kidney, or garbanzo beans), drained
1 cup fresh corn, cut off cob, or 1 can (11-ounce) corn drained, or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 each small red and green pepper, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and finely chopped (optional)
Add beans, corn, peppers, zucchini, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno to medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine - serve right away, or refrigerate for later.
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!