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Farmers Markets offer fresh, local food and neighborhood atmosphere

Farmers markets are a fun way to buy fresh food, support local farms and communities; and take a peek into the local culture

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South Kingstown Year-Round Farmers Market

3 locations; see below South Kingstown, RI Phone: 401-789-1388

This is Rhode Island's oldest continually operating farmers market, offering a seasonal selection of Rhode Island-grown produce and other products by members' farms. Enjoy fresh popped kettle corn or hot cup of coffee while you stroll and shop.
Summer Locations, Dates, & Hours:Independence Square, 25 West Independence Way, Kingston; May-October; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Marina Park, 2 Salt Pond Road, Wakefield; May-October; Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m.
Winter Location, Dates, & Hours: Independence Square, 25 West Independence Way, Kingston; November-April; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aquidneck Year-Round Growers Markets

3 locations in two towns; market moves seasonally. See below Middletown & Newport, RI Phone: 401-848-0099

This community gem holds two markets at two locations in Middletown and Newport during the summer and at the Middletown location, only, during the winter. Some special New England foods featured at these events include locally produced honey, beef, and produce; fresh-baked goods, berries, lobster, and coffee. Pay with cash or credit card.
Summer Markets Locations, Dates, & Hours: Pell Elementary School, Dexter Street, Newport; Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Market Location, Dates, & Hours: Gateway Visitors Center, 23 Americas Cup, Newport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Coastal Growers Year-Round Market--Summer 2020

two locations by season; see description below Saunderstown or North Kingstown, RI Phone:

Coastal Growers Market offers hard-to-find products including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish and more. This is a year-round market with separate locations for summer and winter.
In 2020 To keep our vendors and patrons safe, we will require face coverings, observe social distancing, and limit the number of people in the market at a time. Please consider paying by credit or debit card.
Summer location, dates, and hours: Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown; May 6 to late October; Saturdays; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Winter location, dates, and hours: Lafayette Mill, 640 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-noon from November to April.
Hope Street Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Lippitt Park, 1015 Hope Street Providence, RI Phone:

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. Pre-ordering is offered. Live musical entertainment.
Dates and hours: May through October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m..
Pawtucket / Wintertime Farmers Market

Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street Pawtucket, RI Phone:

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: Early November to late April; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Goddard State Park Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Goddard State Park, 345 Ives Road Warwick, RI Phone:

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.
Dates and hours: Early June to October 30; Fridays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pawtucket Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Behind Harvest Kitchen 374 Main Street Pawtucket, RI Phone:

This northern Rhode Island community market is held in a shady area by a serene river. Local farms and bakeries gather on Sundays to display and sell their goods, and there is a huge variety! There is plenty of parking, and the market is close to a bus terminal. Pay with cash or credit card.
Dates and Hours: July 9 to October; Wednesdays; 3-6 p.m.
South County Winter Farmers Market 2021

Lazy K Ranch, 71 Beaver River Road West Richmond, RI Phone:

A small group of farms and other small local businesses are trying something new: hosting a farmers market outdoors under big top tents with heat on a pasture on an alpaca ranch.
Dates and times: January 2-April 24; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Woonsocket Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Thundermist Health Center, 450 Clinton Street Woonsocket, RI Phone:

Located beside the St. Ann Arts and Culture Center, the market has grown into a mainstay for residents of the city looking for the freshest foods around. Selling fruit, vegetables, herbs, honey and maple syrup, dairy, meat, flowers, beverages, jams and jellies, baked goods, etc. Pay with: cash, Fresh Bucks, Food Stamps/EBT, WIC, senior coupons, credit cards.
Dates and Hours: July to late October; Tuesdays; 3-6 p.m.
Block Island Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Legion Park at West Side Road New Shoreham (Block Island), RI Phone:

This market is held in two locations, Legion Park at West Side Road and Spring House on Spring Street. With its many fruits and veggies, artisan cheese spreads, salsas, shellfish and more, the market is a festival for foodies. Guests of the market also can enjoy arts and crafts and music and kids and dogs and a laid-back community atmosphere. Market is held rain or shine.
Dates and hours: Opening June 27 on Wednesday and Saturdays; 9-11:30 a.m.
In 2020: The season opens on June 27 at the Solviken Property off Corn Neck Road, to the right of The Beachead. This will be a temporary location for the first few markets of 2020. offering food and drink purveyors only, until the West Side Road sidewalk construction is complete, then the market returns to its normal location at Legion Park, on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.
COVID-19 procedures include wearing of masks worn at all times, social distancing, one-way foot traffic, and no eating/drinking on the premises. Please limit your time at the market to 25 minutes or less. If you can walk or bike to the market, please do! Parking will be limited, in the Solviken lot only, NO PARKING on the dune side of the street or on neighboring properties.
Colt State Park Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Colt State Park, Hope Street and Asylum Road Bristol, RI Phone:

Highlights of this market in gorgeous Bristol include freshly caught lobster, clams, scallops, mussels, and more; along with baked goods like homemade berry pies, maple syrup and jams, and local honey. Yum! The East Bay Bike Path is an alternate scenic route to this event, and good cardio exercise to boot. This market accepts credit cards, WIC2 Farmers Market Nutrition Program, WIC2 cash vouchers, Senior Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
Dates and hours: May through October; Fridays; 2-6 p.m.