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