Welcome to the Market
The 2018 Market Season is Open!
Join us each Tuesday - June-September - from 3:00-7:00pm for the market at the lovely Piazza Park in beautiful downtown Renton. We are so excited to start our 17th season of providing fresh, local food to the Renton community!
Celebrate National Call Your Doctor Day with Renton Farmers Market and Kaiser Permanente
Join us June 12th for fun giveaways and information to help us celebrate "National Call Your Doctor Day"
Total health takes teamwork. Our coordinated care teams work with you - and each other - to help keep you healthy. And that's important - because something as simple as having doctors and specialists who talk to each other can speed up your care, improve your treatment, and let you focus on living your life. Staying healthy should be easy. With the right team, it is.
Two exciting announcements!
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.
Week 2 is here! More farmers will join us tomorrow; we expect to have all of our farmers on board by Week 3 as all Spring/early Summer crops should be ready. We couldn't get enough of the fresh strawberries last week, and are still snacking on super sugar snap peas (buy local - it lasts longer!), both of those will be back at the market in force tomorrow as well as CHERRIES! Washington asparagus is winding down for the season - get it now while you can. Also expect lettuce and greens, onions, garlic, carrots, and beets to be plentiful at the market. In addition to all that fresh, local produce we will have beautiful bouquets of flowers, baked goodies and bread, honey, cheese, meat, flavored butters, ice cream, food trucks and yummy prepared food to dine on now or take home for later.
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.
2018 Vendor Applications
2018 Renton Farmers Market Vendor Applications are now available - download Guidelines, forms and more on the Vendors page.
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
Strawberry Salad with DIY Dressings - June 5
1 bunch of spinach, or 1 head of leaf lettuce (wash)
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
10 to 12 medium strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup walnuts, optional
Dressing of your choice
In a large bowl, combine spinach or lettuce, feta cheese, walnuts and strawberries. Add dressing of your choice, toss, and enjoy!
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine or white vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Tangy Sunshine Dressing:
1/4 canola oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Optional: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Put all ingredients into a jar or container with a tight fitting lid. Put the lid on tightly and shake jar to mix. Store in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.
Prep time: 15 Minutes I Number of servings: 6
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!