Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Let me take you to the Market - week 3

Before we begin this week at the Market, show it your support and love...

Please take a quick moment and click here to cast your vote with the American Farmerland Trust and tell them the Renton's Farmers Market is Numero Uno in your books.You will have to give them your info but you don't have to join or donate, it really is painless.Thank you.

Flowers are still lovely as ever at the Market - and still within range of anyone's pocketbook.

Today, in honor of Mexican Heritage Day, Christopher Anderson served wonderful homemade pickled carrots, onions and jalapenos - South of the Border style. Watch out for the recipe to appear in the near future on the Farmers Market website. Here is Christopher posing with the simple ingredients for the pickles that can be found at the Market - of course!

New vendor, McSweet with jars of pickled yummies - asparagus right here along with lovely olives and other veggies. Check out the Maple Valley business on his website here.

Jessies Berries had the most vibrant and large strawberries around. Strawberry Shortcake for desert anyone?

Local restaurant Bella Napoli began the Market this year selling fresh pasta and sauces. Here is owner, Ciros, lifting can tomato weights to keep in shape to serve you lunch or dinner. Bella Napoli 509 S. Third St. 425-277-8200

Bea and Ivan Nass at the Market. Bea has lived all 85 years of her life in Renton, and Ivan has since at least 1942 when the two married here. Longtime Rentonites loving a day at the Piazza.

There is always music at the Market - and sometimes a good crowd gets to dancing. Like today. Dancing spans generations.

Where would we be without our Farmers Market staff and volunteers? Here is Stefeny Anderson,Renton Farmers Market Coordinator - and her T-shirt says it all. Without the hard work put in by these dedicated people, our Piazza would most likely lay dormant and unloved. (PS thanks for the reader corrections - just a one man band trying my best)

Wonder what is good at the Market? Just look to see what the volunteers are eating. Today it was deep fried egg rolls and Berry Squares from the Little Prague bakery.

Linda Middlebrooks, Farmers Market Volunteer Manager (along with Meri England) and one of three wonderful women who began this whole concern - eating desert and enjoying every bite!

Revisiting an old friend - Burton Brothers Gourmet Handmade Icecream. Lovingly handcrafted one batch at a time in old wooden icecream buckets. Visit them here and be sure to have a cup of this amazingly cool stuff!
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cpw said...

We've said the past couple of years "gee, we need to go to the Farmers Market." Have we gone? No. At least not before yesterday.

I always forget how nice it is to have access to such wonderfully fresh produce. It is, unfortunately, way too easy to part with money there. But the strawberries (two half flats for $20 -- end-of-day special!), Walla Walla Sweets, zucchini, Rainier cherries, and the fudge were WAY too enticing. We'll certainly be back.

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