Renton Farmers Market opens on June 4

The market features fresh local produce and fruits, as well as entertainment and demonstrations

  • Friday, May 31, 2019 5:30pm
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The freshest vegetables and fruits from Washington farmers and unique goods from local crafters are all part of the 18th annual Renton Farmers Market, which opens at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

The market is open from 3 – 7 p.m. every Tuesday until September 24 at Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave. S., according to a city press release.

The day’s festivities will begin with Renton Mayor Denis Law ringing the opening bell at 3 p.m. Attendees can then shop for farm fresh produce, flowers, honey, meats, cheese, baked goods, arts and crafts, as well as beer and wine. There will be several dining options, including food trucks in a new “food court” at Market West. Logan Avenue South will be closed between South Second and Third streets and designated as a ‘Festival Street,’ allowing easy access between Piazza Park and Market West, the press release states.

The Hazen High School Jazz Band will perform from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Washington State University’s Food Sense program will be on hand from 4 – 5 p.m. with a cooking demonstration featuring fresh market produce in a healthy, budget-minded recipe.

The market accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards and participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Fresh Bucks incentive program. Fresh Bucks is an unlimited dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP benefits, further increasing access to market products for community members.

The Renton Farmers Market welcomes back partners at Kaiser Permanente, King Conservation District, Piazza Renton, CarMax and the Renton Downtown Partnership. Notable days at the market include National Call Your Doctor Day on June 11, which focusing on promoting good health; Kids Day on June 25; Green Day on July 30, with special events focusing on recycling, reducing and reusing; and Multicultural Day on Aug. 27. Television and radio host Ciscoe Morris will be at the market on Sept. 17 for Salmon Day, providing tips on salmon-friendly gardening practices and answering questions.

Other returning favorites include the Kid’s Patch, designed to get kids engaged with the market while learning healthy eating habits; Washington State University’s Master Gardeners, helping shoppers with sustainable gardening practices; the aforementioned Washington State University’s Food Sense; weekly live entertainment; community booths; food options; and cooking demonstrations by local chefs.

A complete schedule of events and subscription to a weekly newsletter can be found at rentonfarmersmarket.com. Market activities can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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