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Farm Fresh in Kent

Summer means fresh fruit, veggies and more. Get a taste of what’s growing in Kent, Washington.

The bustling urban community of Kent has some surprisingly deep agricultural roots. Located in the fertile Green River Valley, Kent has been growing farm-fresh fare since the 1800s. Today, you can still get a taste of what’s local.

  • Kent Farmers Market. You’ll find a bounty of flowers, produce, entertainment and a whole lot more at this open-air market. Located in Kent’s Town Square Plaza, the market is open for business Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 through September 29. Don’t pass up the fresh-roasted corn.

When you visit, plan to make a day of it. The market is tucked between historic downtown Kent and Kent Station, an urban dining, shopping and entertainment village.

  • Kent East Hill Farmers Market. Hosted by Living Well Kent Collaborative, the Kent East Hill market is just starting its second season. Located at Morrill Meadows Park, the market serves up fruits, vegetables, collectables and hand-made items, and features local food trucks and live music. Find out what’s fresh the last Friday of the month, 3 to 7 p.m., June 29 through October 26.
  • Carpinito Brothers. This iconic produce market, nursery, garden center (and more) has been family owned and operated in Kent for more than five decades. It’s a great spot to nab fresh fruits and veggies, along with seasonal items from other Washington state farms.

For Halloween, Carpinito Brothers pulls out all the stops. Its corn maze and pumpkin patch draws crowds from across the region. For the holidays, you’ll find Christmas trees, poinsettias and holiday décor, along with Santa, two reindeer and Moses, the nativity camel.

  • AIF Roadside Produce. This hidden gem at 26414 68th Ave. S. is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, year-round. Stop by for a unique selection of awesome produce at affordable prices.

Get your fill of what’s fresh from the farm. And find out more about things to do in Kent.