Each Tuesday, June - September, 2014
3 pm - 7pm
Piazza Park in Downtown Renton
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FINAL MARKET OF THE SEASON TOMORROW!
Join us tomorrow - Tuesday, September 30th at the Renton Farmers Market.
18 weeks of markets, where does the time go? At our final market each season, we take a moment to say "Thank you" to all of our dedicated, hard-working vendors. Please be sure to tell our vendors thank you, and how much you appreciate all that they do at the market tomorrow.
What's Fresh This Week?
Expect to see even more winter squash, apples, and pears joining the remaining heat-loving crops such as tomatoes, peppers and zucchinis. Stock up on long-lasting vegetables such as potatoes, onions and carrots for those cold-weather soups and stews. Blueberries and raspberries make excellent jams and it is so easy to freeze extra berries to enjoy in the coming months.
Fall is officially here, and that means the holidays are just around the corner. Our market has great gift ideas from vendors selling soaps and lotions, tasty soup and dip mixes, local honey, gorgeous pepper wreaths and so much more.
Our Kid's Patch will have activities for the little ones during the market hours, and Master Gardeners are on hand to answer all of your gardening and planting questions from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also joining us is the KCLS Library 2Go! Van with selected materials available for checkout. Between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. is our "Taste of Renton" with the Renton High School Culinary Arts Program. Live entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs to 6:30 p.m. with market favorites Biff and Darrell. And visit the Renton Senior Activity Center Advisory Board in our Community Booth this week. Also joining us on our final market day is King County In Motion providing you with commuting options, and Food $ense with ideas on how to stretch your food dollars.
Annual Market Customer Survey
Please take a minute and give us feedback on the Market in our 2014 survey.
The Renton Farmers Market runs on Tuesdays from June through September from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Sponsor Spotlight: McLendon Hardware
McLendon Hardware opened in Renton in 1926. Since then they have expanded to locations in Sumner, Woodinville, Puyallup, White Center, Kent and most recently Tacoma.
In stocking over 75,000 different items it is not unusual to see items hanging from the ceiling, walls or other parts of the building.
At this time McLendon Hardware Inc. consists of seven retail hardware stores, two distribution centers, and over five hundred employees.
Visit one of their locations today and get a jump on those fall projects, or attend one of their many Free How-To Clinics.
For more information, visit their website here. And don't forget to tell them "Thank You" for supporting the Renton Farmers Market!
Recipe of the Week: Roasted Winter Squash Seeds
Why should pumpkin seeds have all the fun? You can roast seeds from pumpkins of course, but did you know you can also roast and enjoy seeds from butternut, acorn or kabocha squash too? Give it a try!
Seeds from winter squash, rinsed and drained
Salt - to taste
Olive oil - splash
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Wash seeds, removing all strings and bits of squash. In a bowl, splash a bit of olive oil over seeds and sprinkle with a dash of salt. Spread seeds in an even layer on baking sheet and roast in oven for approximately 12 to 20 minutes, until seeds are golden brown - stir seeds once for even roasting. Cooking time will depend on size of seeds. Allow to cool and enjoy!
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Thanks to our friends at Puget Sound Fresh for a helpful Harvest Calendar