KEN'S MARKET
7231 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-3470
Open 6 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week
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MARKETIME FOODS
4416 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-8958
Open 6 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week
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We bring good things to the neighborhood

Ken's Market and Marketime Foods are part of your neighborhood. Independently owned and operated by a local family, we specialize in smiles and remembering your name. Our markets carry a good variety of quality products at fair prices. We mean it when we say “we want to be your store!”

When you need bacon and fresh OJ on a Sunday morning and you're still in your pajama pants, pop over, grab a cart, toss in what you need and checkout before your better half has even finished brewing the coffee!

We're not only a great little neighborhood market, we are your complete grocery store. We have terrific produce with lots of organic choices. Our meat section is stocked with fresh, quality cuts prepared by our own in-house butcher. We are known for our excellent selection of wine and beer. We feature a complete floral department with a fresh selection of gorgeous long lasting bouquets. We are focused on carrying local, organic and fair trade products whenever we can. On top of all that, you will love our deli & coffee shop!

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Washington Produce

We Rock Washington Produce!

Ken's Market and Marketime Foods have always been enthusiastic supporters of locally grown produce, often sourcing directly from the growers. But then again, why wouldn't we? Because of Washington state's many different micro-climates, we are blessed with a truly exceptional, diverse variety of fresh fruit and vegetables being grown all around the state - and what's even better, a large percentage of it is being grown organically. Washington farmers got it going on!

Here's just a sampling of what you can expect to see as summer rolls on:

  • Fresh Raspberries and Blueberries
  • Pence Peaches (the best!)
  • Sweet corn
  • Yellow and Green Summer squash (in case your neighbor didn't give you 100 lbs of it!)
  • Walla Walla Sweet Onions
  • Hermiston Watermelons (from Oregon)
  • Fresh Basil and other fragrant herbs
  • Abundant, leafy lettuces and greens
  • Yakima Tomatoes (Yummm! You can't beat the flavor! You can bet we'll have some beauties)
  • Green Beans
Washington Cherries

Washington Cherry Season Has Begun!

Did you know that Washington state is the #1 producer of all sweet cherries in the United States? Our cherries are so good (and sweet!) that they are shipped all around the world to satisfy the tastes of those who want the best! (Michigan is the #1 producer of sour cherries... well good for them we say - we like pie too!) So now is the time to support our local farming communities and come enjoy the great taste of Washington cherries . Our suppliers are telling us we should see an excellent supply of plump, succulent Bings, Rainiers, Lamberts, Chelan, and other varieties through June and well into July. Happy Summer!

Bavarian Meats

Meat Department Specialty!

Our Own Chicken & Sweet Onion Souvlaki
Boneless skinless chicken breast and seasonal sweet onions are hand skewered and marinated in our traditional Mediterranean vinaigrette, featuring flavors of oregano, fresh garlic and cracked black pepper. These are very quick and convenient to prepare, and oh so delicious! Perfect for the bar-b-q on a pleasant Seattle summer evening after a busy work day. Just add a green salad from our deli, and perhaps some fresh pita bread with hummus and you’re set!

Beefalo Roam

Oh Give Me a Home, Where the Beefalo Roam

Available at Ken's Market Greenwood Store Only

What do you get when you cross a North American Bison with a cow? BEEFALO! It's just the best tasting, tender meat that Washington State produces. Beefalo Meats has won the “American Royal” National Steak Competition for the best tasting steaks in America over the past two years. How is that for proof? But we want you to come in and discover Beefalo for yourself, maybe for that next very special dinner on Valentine’s Day.

But it doesn't stop there. If you are watching your weight or worried about the high cholesterol of red meat then listen up! Beefalo contains less fat, 1/2 the calories, and up to 4 times less fat than beef. It offers up to 6 times less cholesterol than any other bovine bred in the U.S. Get this, it is the only red meat shown through a university study to help lower LDL cholesterol levels. That means the fat makeup is actually healthier than beef. Weight Watchers gives Beefalo 1 point, whereas Beef and Chicken start at 2 points. Wow!

Beefalo are raised in Eastern Washington by a family-operated ranch, a division of Merrill Cattle Company who certify that no hormones, steroids, antibiotics or animal by-products are given to their cattle. Beefalo, the healthiest beef on earth are grass fed.

Visit the Beefalo Meats website for more info.

Hummus

Local Company Spotlight

We are proud to offer wholesome and delicious fresh hummus from Zoey Catering Co. These are the same folks who own and operate Kouzina restaurant on 84th & Greenwood. The hummus comes in three varieties: original, roasted red pepper, and artichoke. In addition, we sell their authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce and Eggplant Spread aka Melitzanosalata. Word of the amazing quality and authenticity of these products has made them some of our most popular. Try some soon, you’ll be treating yourself and supporting a local, neighborhood family business at the same time. For more information on the restaurant and their catering services, check out their websites, Kouzina-greco.com & Zoeycatering.com.

Martin Family Orchards

One Cheese Puff to Rule Them All

We're excited about a new local product we're offering called Maria's Cheese Puffs. No, these aren't the kind of cheese puffs you get in a bag in the chips aisle, these are a traditional Brazilian pastry which we carry frozen and ready for you to bake. After baking, these delicious little puffs turn golden brown, with a crispy crust and chewy center. They are great to serve as finger food, on-the-go breakfast, afternoon snack, or as an appetizer for parties, family celebrations, or the next football game. Your kids will love them, your whole family will too. You'll especially love the fact that they are naturally gluten-free, yeast-free, and made with 100% fresh ingredients. And if that weren't enough to create a craving for them, they are available in 6 different flavors: original, bacon, garlic, jalapeño, oregano and guava. Stop in and pick up a box to try this delectable treat.

“ I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”
W.C. Fields

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Ken's Market Soups

    (for Tue. 7/22)
  • House Chicken Noodle
  • Harvest Butternut
  • Cream of Tomato Basil
  • Rustic Potato

Marketime Foods Soups

    (for Wed. 7/23)
  • Beef Barley
  • Vegetarian Minestrone
  • Meaty Chili

Rosé Wines

Hurray, Hurray, It’s time for Rosé!

For wine lovers, one of the sure signs of summer is the new vintage Rosés making their appearance on the scene.

Rosés are perfect wines for spring and summer; served chilled, they can be a tasty aperitif for patio sipping or a refreshing accompaniment to a variety of warm weather fare. Rosé wines can’t be beat for food-friendly versatility – they’re delicious with fresh Alaskan salmon and if you’re doing surf and turf, they can stand up to a lean, tender Painted Hills Beef steak too! It's also a perfect picnic wine, as it tends to have both a lighter body and more delicate flavors on the palate. Pair it with sandwiches, salads, fruit and cheese or even chips and dips. Rosés are also right at home at your backyard barbecue, complimenting spicy baby back ribs, burgers, hot dogs or whatever you choose to grill.

We’ve got a great variety of Rosés to choose from already with new ones coming all through the summer to keep the variety exciting. Whether you’re a fan of the bone-dry, delicate French Rosé or the ripe, flavorful Spanish Rosado or the deliciously fresh, zesty Washington Rose, we’ve got a perfect pink for you.

In the summer time when the weather is hot - Drink Pink!

From right in our own back yard – Charles & Charles Rosé is one of our favorite summer-time quaffers! Imagine wild strawberries, cherries and watermelon - Delicious, yes... Refreshing, yes… Attractive, yes... For sissies, never!

Rosé Wines

Fresh Salmon from Alaska

Copper River Salmon is Here!

World famous Copper River Salmon, the very first fishery of Alaska’s great spring salmon run has arrived in our stores. The “openings”, where fisherman are allowed to catch a certain amount of salmon over a certain period of time, will bring a steady supply of fish to market, but there may be brief periods when we are temporarily out and waiting for the next catch. Please feel free to give us a call to check for availability!

These early runs, whether Copper River, or from one of the many, many other bountiful AK fisheries, will consist largely of Sockeye (Red), with some Kings (Chinook) available too. The King catch is usually much more limited, but we’ll do our best to nab some; get it while you can! Both are loaded with Omega-3 oil, and are oh-so delicious when baked, broiled, barbequed, smoked, poached… and on and on (you’d have to consult Bubba Gump for a complete list of preparation methods!)

Ken’s and Marketime will feature the best Alaska has to offer, at reasonable prices too! Later in the season, we’ll have beautiful salmon from Canada, as well as some caught right off our Washington coast! As always, our standards are set high; you will only find the freshest, highest quality fish in our markets.

Parrano Cheese

CHEESE TABLE FEATURE

Parrano - The Dutch cheese that thinks it's Italian!
Parrano is the unforgettable cheese with a distinctly Italian temperament. It has the alluring nutty flavor of a fine-aged Parmesan with the versatility of a young Dutch Gouda. Aged to perfection, Parrano tastes buttery and nutty and is perfect as a snack... on its own... or added to any of your favorite recipes, as it melts beautifully! Check out their website for more info and for recipes using this delectable cheese.

We have made a special purchase on whole wheels of Parrano and for a limited time, we are offering freshly cut wedges for 17.00 LB.

Kalbi Marinated Beef Flank Steak

Try our Delicious Kalbi Marinated Beef Flank Steaks - Perfect for Barbeque!

It’s our special marinade, consisting of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, fresh green onion, spices, fresh ginger and garlic, that makes these bad boys taste so great! Just grill to your desired doneness (medium-rare is our preference), allow to “rest” on carving board for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice approximately ¼” thick at about a 45 degree angle, across the grain (sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite simple, just trust yourself!), then serve. Really, really, yummy!

Locally Made Cheese and Butter From Golden Glen Creamery

Locally Made Cheese and Butter From Golden Glen Creamery

Just northwest of Mt. Vernon WA, in the town of Bow, there exists a small, healthy herd of Holstein, Guernsey and Jersey cows that are the "ladies of Golden Glen Creamery." The milk given by these lovely ol' gals is what is used to create some of the most delicious cheeses and butters that you'll taste anywhere! If you want butter that is fresh and creamy, cheese that is aged to perfection and big on flavor, and knowing that you're "buying local," come on in to our stores and try some of their all-natural, farmstead products.

Of special interest is their line of Fromage Blancs - A soft, mild cheese often used in place of yogurt and cream cheese. Unlike yogurt, which requires heating to make, the fromage blanc is made at a low tempertaure, preserving the goodness of the milk. Unlike cream cheese, fromage blanc is non-fat and high protein yet still creamy and full of flavor. We are stocking a few flavors, but we do run a "tight inventory" of the fromage blancs in order to keep the product super fresh. Fortunately, the fine folks up the highway bring us a fresh supply on a regular basis, so keep an eye on the cheese case and you're sure to find something to entice you!