Welcome to the Market!
Join us each Tuesday - June 1st - September
Yes it's true - we have just TWO Market dates remaining for our 20th season!
Celebrate the LAST day of Summer with us! We have just TWO Market dates remaining for our 20th season, and TWO chances for you to stock up on all the best food and crafts around (get that holiday shopping done early!). Note our new hours for the final market days.
This week, we welcome back naturalists from the Cedar River Salmon Journey to the market, along with WSU Master Gardeners who can help you with all your Fall yard and garden dilemmas, and KCLS with info on library programs.
Live entertainment from Gianni Aiello on the Piazza Park terrace from 4-6 pm tomorrow, thanks to the Renton Municipal Arts Commission and the Renton Civic Theatre.
See the vendor list for the season (subject to change).
A few changes you'll still see at the market
- Fewer vendors (but double from 2020!) will be at the market so that those who are there can spread out with more physical distance between them – and between shoppers.
- No cooking demonstrations, Master Gardeners or Community Groups yet.
- Market staff may be wearing masks or face coverings. Unvaccinated shoppers and vendors should wear face coverings.
- Hand sanitizer will be available.
- High touch points will be regularly disinfected.
Healthy Kids Corner - in-person activities return!
'Grab N'Go' kid's activities are at the Market each week! Visit the Healthy Kids Corner at our Market exit, where our friends from the WSU Extension SNAP-Ed along with our beloved Piazza volunteers will be handing out homemade play-dough and fun kids activities to take home to your kids. If you aren't able to make it to the market, download activities to do at home!
Thank you for your support!
The Renton Farmers Market asks for the support of our community. Please be patient and kind with Market staff, vendors and volunteers as we implement COVID-19 protocols to help ensure the Market stays safe for everyone. We are hopeful that Market operations will continue to open up this season, so watch for changes!
What's Fresh This Week - September 21st
Farmers will bring melons, corn, peppers, apples, pears, tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, plums, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, winter and summer squash, squash blossoms and vines, green beans (and other bean varieties), beets, lettuce, celery, greens, kale, kohlrabi, ong choy, bitter melon, winter melon, okra, carrots, cabbage, radish, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms...and more! Buy more at the market, and learn more about preserving all kinds of produce at the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Other vendors will bring baked goods (including gluten-free and keto options), honey, meats (hamburger and brats for the grill, pepperoni and jerky for snacking!), salmon, cheese, wine, beer, mead, salsa, pickled veggies, hummus, chutneys n'chips, kettle corn, ice cream, jams, and beautiful flowers to fill the market and your home.
Our ready-to-eat food will include tasty tacos and quesadillas from Puerto Ensenada; roasted corn AND potatoes from Sweet Krazy Corn, and chowder and salmon sandwiches from Mystery Bay Seafood.
We also have amazing artisans at the market like Malcolm Ford Glass (glass pumpkins!), Forest Fancies (jewelry, stones), and Nature's Elements (candles, soap) at the Market.
Vendor updates: Honest Candle, Badder Body, Jordan Bye Fine Art and Homemake Garden are out this week. Mount Si Fungi, Fernandez Farms and Naches Heights Vineyard are out for the season.
We thank everyone for their patience this season with our vendors - along with so many other businesses, they are struggling to find employees to work and supplies used to make their products for you at the market.
Food Access for all
The Market will also continue its successful SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Bucks program, and offer a dollar-for-dollar match with the newly named SNAP Market Match (formerly known as Fresh Bucks) Bucks, doubling the buying power for local, healthy foods that are accessible to everyone. Visit theFood Access pagefor more info
The Renton Farmers Market runs every Tuesday, June through September, from 3 pm to 7 pm. Free two-hour parking will be available at the City Center Garage, 655 S 2nd St. The Market is also adjacent to the Renton Transit Center for easy access from public transportation.
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.
Total health takes teamwork. Kaiser's 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.
When our popular SNAP Market Match program ran out of funding, our teammates at Kaiser stepped up to fund the program for the remainder of the season. Thank you to our partners at Kaiser Permanente.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente by visiting theirwebsite.
Recipe of the Week
Freezing Berries - September 13
Berries - any type, as fresh as possible
Wash berries carefully in cold water, discarding any under or overripe berries. If freezing strawberries, remove caps. Dry berries completely by spreading the berries on a paper towel or kitchen towel on the counter and allow to dry. When dry, spread a single layer of berries on a shallow tray and place in freezer. As soon as berries are frozen, transfer to resealable plastic bag in a measured quantity such as 1 cup per bag, removing as much air as possible.
Frozen berries can be thawed and eaten as is, added to your morning cereal, sprinkled on yogurt or added to any recipe. Keep in mind, frozen berries may not have the plump texture that a fresh berry will have.
For more information on freezing and canning all types of produce, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
See more great farm fresh recipes & recipe hacks using foods sold at the Renton Farmers Market.
What’s in season? Check out this helpfulHarvest Calendarfrom our friends at Puget Sound Fresh!