Behind rows of produce, vendors and eager customers shop are a bustling hub of sustainability. From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people that grow your food, there are countless reasons to visit a farmers market. The town of Kent has just announced that their farmers market will be opening for the season on Friday, May 21 and will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 9 South Main Street across from NAPA Auto. The Kent Farmers Market will fun through mid.-October.
In addition to the local farms who provide organic vegetables, eggs, beef, flowers, honey and more, this year we welcome an exciting array of new vendors to Kent! At this season’s market you will find locally brewed beer, plants & flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, herbal body products and more locally grown food and crafted creations than ever before! Kent Farmers Market manager Lise Goedewaagen stated “The Kent Farmers Market is a great way to kick off your weekend. People love the convenience of stopping in on Friday afternoon and picking up all the local products they need for a terrific weekend.”
A regular trip to a farmers market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how food is produce. The fruits and vegetables you buy at a farmers market are allowed to ripen naturally making them some of the freshest and tastiest available. There is no sitting in storage or long distance shipping, this is as real as it gets, fresh from the farm. This outdoor market is spread out and held in the fresh air making safety and social distancing effortless.