Providence/Warwick has farmers markets offering excellent & fresh food
Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street
This market is located inside a historic former mill building that is being restored and used a bit at a time by designers, artists, a restaurant/bar, fitness and dance studios, a violin maker. The market has a big range of food products, including shellfish straight from Maine, soaps and skin care, and cool extras like knife sharpening and recycling. Worth a trip to just brighten up a winter day.
Dates and Hours in 2015-2016: November 7, 2015, to May 14, 2016; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Goddard State Park, 345 Ives Road
Warwick, RI, 02818
This community market is held on Fridays at beautiful Goddard State Park and features local producers like Barden Family Orchard, Dizzie Lizzie's Cookies, and two dog bakeries. Pay with cash or credit card.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 6 to October 28; Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lippitt Park, Providence, between Hope Street and Blackstone Blvd
The Hope Street Farmers Market sells locally grown and raised fruits, veggies, meats, dairy products, and seafood -- Yum! A delicious variety menu of foods, live music, and a city atmosphere make this market a quintessential Providence pit stop.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 25-October, Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m.; May 21 to October, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Washington Street sidewalk at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI, 02903
An enormous variety of fresh Rhode Island foods in the heart of the capital city can be found here. Next to Kennedy Plaza, the market serves the intersection of downtown office workers, bus commuters, and convention visitors, but moreover creates a crossroads of urban and rural. Selling fruit, vegetables, herbs, honey and maple syrup, dairy, meat, flowers, beverages, jams and jellies, baked goods, etc. Kidoinfo Play in the Park will offer family friendly activities and play space.
Dates and Hours in 2015: Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m., July 7-October 27