7231 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-3470
Open 6 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week
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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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Beefalo Roam

Awesome Locally Crafted Hams from Hempler's at a great price!

For years now, we've been carrying a variety of delicious smoked meats from our friends at Hempler's; located just up the road in Bellingham, WA. This year, for Easter, we are especially excited to be featuring one of Hempler’s signature, “gourmet” Hams at a fabulous price! We are offering the super flavorful, bone-in, half-spiral sliced ham (6 to 9 lb. avg.) at just $3.50 / lb. These wholesome, easy to serve, "thicker" sliced hams will feed 10 to 15 people easily and if you have left-overs, that's a good thing! (visualize grilled ham & cheese sandwiches, ham & eggs, scalloped potatoes with ham... you get the idea). Remember, these are fully cooked, smoked hams; you simply need to warm in the oven.

Specific written instructions on cooking your Hempler's Ham (PDF)

A brief video about the hams, and a cooking demo:

Parrano Cheese


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.

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!


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, &

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.

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Ad specials valid from 04/09/14 - 04/22/14

Ken's Market Soups

    (for Sat. 4/19)
  • Roasted Corn Tortilla w/Chicken
  • Beef Stew
  • Tuscan Minestrone
  • Harvest Butternut

Marketime Foods Soups

    (for Sun. 4/20)
  • Italian Wedding
  • Split Pea with Ham
  • Meaty Chili

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.

Potatis Korv
A Traditional Scandinavian Favorite

Moo Moo
Our late beloved Grandmother "Mor Mor"-
always the giving one.

Of our delicious potato sausage (or potatis korv as it’s called in Sweden), we know this: No one ever had a better recipe than our late grandmother “Mor Mor” (which means “mother’s mother” in the old country- as little kids we just called her “Moo-Moo”, and the nickname stuck).

In a nutshell, the story goes like this: back in the mid 1980’s, grandson Scott got a recipe for potato sausage from an old butcher acquaintance and thought it would be a good idea to make some to sell at our original Ken’s Market store on Queen Anne. The customers really seemed to like it, and it became a big seller. At the time, we only offered it around the holidays so the recipe would always be put in some random location during the long off season, and it was always an adventure trying to find it the next holiday season. Of course, it was ultimately lost somewhere along the line. But lo and behold, one day when Scott was telling of the loss of the recipe in a conversation with Moo-Moo, she said simply “Oh, well I’ve got a recipe for potatis korv”(as she always called it), and so, we were back in business. But the best part of the story is, Moo-Moo’s recipe rocked! It had the salt, pepper, and allspice but it also had one thing the original recipe didn’t: ginger. Now, we have people tell us all the time it’s their favorite sausage. Try some for the holidays… we think you’ll just love it! And thanks Moo-Moo, we sure do miss you!

Making potato sausage
The potatis korv is prepared for stuffing into natural casings.

Making Potato Sausage
Scott Giles (Mor Mor's grandson) and helper Marcos Sigala making a big batch.

Potato Sausage
Potato sausages are hand-braided before being cut and packaged for sale.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”
Alice May Brock