The Renton Farmers Market encourages kids to eat fruits and vegetables with a new passport program

In addition to all of the farm fresh produce and other goodies you expect at the Renton Farmers Market, this year, the market is launching the first-ever "Kid’s Passport" program.

This six-week program is designed to help children track their fruit and vegetable consumption. Children can keep track and bring their completed passport to the market each week, get it stamped and have an opportunity to win prizes along the way.

As the City of Renton and other South King County Cities move forward on a healthy initiative, local farmer’s markets are an opportunity to replace high calorie meals with fruits and vegetables. This along  with exercise is a key factor to a healthier well-being.

Weekly events at the market include the “Taste of Renton” which features one local restaurant dishing up samples from 4:30 to 5 p.m. The Kids’ Patch returns with fun projects for the little ones and Master Gardeners who will be on hand to help you through the growing season.

And across Logan Avenue, at Market West you can visit artisans and crafters.

The Renton Farmers Market is located at Piazza Park in downtown Renton, at the corner of 3rd Avenue South and Burnett Avenue and is open from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday until Sept. 30.

The 2014 season is sponsored by the City of Renton, King Conservation District, the Renton Marketing Campaign, Group Health Cooperative and the Renton Reporter.

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