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Renton Farmers Market celebrates Green Day on July 12th!

July 5, 2016

City of Renton contacts:
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569
Carrie Olson, Farmers Market Coordinator, 425-430-7214

Local radio and television host Ciscoe Morris explains environmentally friendly gardening

Renton, WA - The Renton Farmers Market will be “going green” for its July 12 edition. The market, located at Piazza Park in downtown Renton, will feature a series of booths and demonstrations designed to turn the old into new and protect the environment.

CiscoeMorrisAmong the activities planned:

  • Ciscoe Morris: the popular local radio and television and gardening expert explains environmentally friendly gardening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Renton Repair Café: bring your small household items or clothing to Market West and the Repair Café expert "fixers" will try to repair them for free! This is one of several repair events offered by King County’s EcoConsumer public outreach program. Their goal is keeping items out of the landfill, conserve resources and save money.
  • Food Too Good To Waste: learn how to prevent food waste by making simple adjustments in how you shop, store and prepare food.
  • Sustainable Renton: information on their Renton community gardens and farm stand.

If that isn’t enough, July 12 is the “second Tuesday of the month” and that means the food trucks return to Market West!

All these activities are in addition to the market’s regular cooking demonstrations, entertainment and community booth. This week, Food $ense will conduct the Taste of Renton Food Demonstration from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and the Community Booth will feature Sustainable Renton. There will be no musical entertainment this week.

About the Farmers Market
The Renton Farmers Market runs each Tuesday from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., June through the end of September at the Piazza Park at 3rd and Burnett in downtown Renton. It features over 60 unique vendors selling farm fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, seafood, meat, honey, Washington wine and beer, crafts, a Master Gardeners demonstration and Kid’s Patch.

Two-hour free parking is available in the City Center Garage via the Second Avenue entrance. The market is conveniently located next to the Renton Transit Center with easy access to public transportation.

The Renton Farmers Market is operated by the City of Renton with generous help from volunteers at the Piazza Renton.

For more information about the market, please visit our website at www.rentonfarmersmarket.com, sign up for our weekly email and check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!