Welcome to the Market!
Join us each Tuesday - June-September
The 2019 Renton Farmers Market Season is coming to a close. What? Say it ain't so! It's true. 16 weeks have come and gone, leaving us with one final hurrah! Join us tomorrow as we celebrate all the wonderful things the market has to offer. Our Silver Sponsor CarMax will join us, Chef Maryam from Tastefully Balanced will guide us through one last cooking demonstration, and Biff Moss will provide the entertainment as we say farewell to the 2019 Market Season!
This week we will have tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cabbage, greens, all types of beans, beets, carrots, eggplant, garlic, cucumbers, onions, celery, radishes, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms 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 limited quantities of melons and corn available from our farmers. In addition to fresh produce, our vendors also bring beautiful flowers, baked goods, honey, meat and cheese, coffee, 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 ...
isit the WSU Master Gardeners from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to get those nagging plant questions answered, and talk with Naturalists from the Cedar River Salmon Journey. This week, we welcome Mother Africa to our Community Booth with information on services they provide to our community. Our ever-popular Kid's Patch, with fun activities for kids during market hours, is over at Market West; also at Market West will be food trucks and an area for 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!