This summer we were honored and excited to partner with Living Well Kent during the launch of their monthly Community Market. Living Well Kent (LWK) is a community-driven collaborative dedicated to the vision of public spaces and initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles and better living. It is focused on creating a healthier, more equitable and more sustainable city.
Through a food assessment by LWK’s Food Policy Council it was found that Kent residents, many of whom are newcomers to this country, were not able to access affordable produce and/or culturally significant products. With the vision to create jobs alongside the food access work, the Kent Food Co-op and Community Markets were created!
The Food Co-op met regularly to plan and discuss the future of the market. Community Markets were held monthly, May – September, and included locally grown produce, baked goods, local crafts, live music, dance performance and kids programming.
The final Community Market will be held this Saturday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, at Morrill Meadows Park in Kent’s East Hill Neighborhood. Come by and meet the members of the Kent Food Co-op and celebrate what they have created together!
What’s Fresh at the farm stand!
Lynden Blue SOLD OUT, Jupiter, and Interlaken table varieties – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $3.25/pound
Chojuro Asian Pears – Hima Farms, Everett – $1.60/pound
Apples, Honeycrisp – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $2.50/pound
Peaches, freestone – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound
Plums – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound
Corn, sweet yellow – Hedlin Farms – $.50/ear
Green Beans – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $2/pound
Carrots – Ralph’s Greenhouse, Mt Vernon – $1.75/bunch
Beets, Red – Hopewell Farm – $1.50/bunch
Squash, Red Kuri – Cabrera Farms – $1.65/pound
Onions, Red – Cedarville Farm – $1.25/pound
Peppers, jalapeño and shishito – Sidhu Farms, Puyallup – $2/pound
Cucumbers, slicing – Sidhu Farms – $2/pound
Turnips, Japanese Hakurei – Osprey Hill Farm – $2/bunch
Onions, Green Scallions – CityGrown Farms – $1.50/bunch
Broccoli – Hopewell Farm – $2/pound
Kohlrabi – CityGrown Farm – $2.50/bunch
Squash, Summer Mix – Osprey Hill Farm – $1.50/pound
Collard Greens – Slanted Sun Farm – $1.75/bunch