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The Renton Farmers Market Encourages Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables With a New Passport Program

June 19, 2014

For more information contact:
Carrie Olson
, Farmers Market Coordinator, Community Services 425-430-7214
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569

Renton, WA - In addition to all of the farm fresh produce and other goodies you expect at the Renton Farmers Market, the first-ever Kid’s Passport will be launched. 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 p.m. to 5:00 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. 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 every Tuesday until September 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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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