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Fresh from the farm

Fruit, veggies and a whole lot more. Get a taste of Kent’s farm-fresh bounty.

Kent’s rich and fertile Green River Valley has been producing farm-fresh fare since the 1800s. Even today, this bustling urban community is still growing strong. From spring rhubarb to summer berries and sweet corn, and a bounty of pumpkins in the fall, Kent is all about growing and eating local. Here are few ways to enjoy the harvest:

Carpinito Brothers

Family owned and operated for more than 50 years, this bountiful nursery and produce stand operates June through December. Pick up some Carpinito Brothers’ freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, along with hand-selected items from other Washington state farms.

Whistling Train Farm

This small, family-owned farm features produce fresh from the fields at Cosmo’s Farm Market. Operated by the youngest farmer, 12-year-old Cosmo, is open for business June through October. Drop by Thursday evening (5–7 p.m.) and Saturday afternoon (noon–2 p.m.).

Kent Farmers Market

Smell the farm-fresh flowers, pick up some of your favorite local produce and sink your teeth into an ear of fresh roasted corn. Located downtown at Town Square Plaza, the Kent Farmers Market is open June 3 through September 23. Stroll down the streets and drop by vendor booths every Saturday (9 a.m.–2 p.m.).

 

Hungry yet? Farm-fresh fare is just one great reason to visit Kent. Learn more about all there is to see and do.