Big Winter Season Kicks Off at Farm Fresh Providence Farmers Market 11/4
Providence, RI — The year-round Farm Fresh Providence Farmers Market switches into high gear for its renowned Winter Season on Saturday, November 4th! Now in its 17th year and the largest indoor market of its kind in New England, the Market takes place every Saturday 9am to 1pm at the Farm Fresh RI headquarters in the Valley neighborhood of Providence. The winter season runs weekly November 4, 2023 through April 27, 2024. For more information: www.farmfreshri.org/PVDmarket.
Visitors can shop all season long at the farmers market with over 65 local farm and food vendors together under one roof in a convenient custom-built facility with plenty of onsite parking, room to move around in the expansive market halls, fully accessible building and bathrooms, and cozy atmosphere. Farm Fresh RI is also home to small businesses that are open during the farmers market on Saturdays, as well as varying times during the week, including: Anchor Toffee, New Harvest Coffee + Spirits, Providence Brewing Company, Rhed’s Hot Sauce, Robin Hollow Flowers, Tallulah’s Taqueria, and Wright’s Creamery.
“It’s always a good time when we get to convene so many incredible farmers and producers in one place,” said Thea Upham, Farm Fresh RI’s Managing Director. “Not only do customers enjoy easy one-stop access to a variety of local food and farm products from fall into springtime—it’s also a vital marketplace for our vendors to have a reliable place to sell their products during the months when most other avenues for direct-to-consumer sales here in New England are either prohibited by weather or closed for the season.”
Local Vendors at the Farmers Market’s Winter Season
The Winter Season kicks off with these local farms and food artisans at the market: Allen Farms, The Bakeshop, Barden Family Orchard, Beach Town Beverage Co., Beautiful Day, Betta Bakes (formerly Beth Bakes) Gluten-Free Crackers, Born From Pain Vegan Foods. Charlotte’s Farm, Chi Kitchen, The Coffee Guy, Creperie, Earth Essence Herbals, Ethiopian Eats, Farmacy Herbs, Flying Carrot Farm, Foggy Notion Farm, Forge to Table, Freedom Food Farm, Fromagerie Madeline, Fully Rooted, Gansett Craft Chocolate, gC Farms, Gnarly Vines Farm, Harmony Hill Farm, Harvest Kitchen, Herbs & Mylk, Hillside Mushroom, Hopkins Southdowns, House of Boba, Incredabowl, JA Patty, Jack’s Snacks a Dog Bakery, Jaju Pierogi, June Loves English Bakery, Kane’s Kitchen Salsa, Lafleur's Wildflower Honey, Langwater Farm, Lara’s Cuisine, Lazy K Ranch, Little Rhody Greens, The Local Catch, Luluna Kombucha, Martinelli’s Farm & Charcuterie, Matilda, Mei Mei Dumplings, Moonlightrose Alpaca Farm, Narragansett Creamery, NAVAD Bakers, Newport Sea Salt, Nuts & Bolts Nursery, Ocean State Pepper Co., Pat's Pastured, Pickily, Provencal Bakery, RI Mushroom Co., RI Spa Products, Rocket Fine Street Food, Sanctuary Herbs of Providence, Simmons Farm, Slowhand Sharpening, Steere Orchard, Sweet & Salty Farm, Sweet Possibilities, Triton Seafood RI, Ward’s Berry Farm, We Be Jammin’, Wishing Stone Farm, and Zeigler’s Market Garden.
Bonus Bucks Doubles SNAP/EBT Benefits
The market accepts cash/check, credit/debit, SNAP/EBT, and Bonus Bucks. Farm Fresh RI’s Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives program provides an additional 100% bonus for customers using EBT—to increase access to fresh fruits and veggies for low-income individuals receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. That means for every $1 spent with SNAP at the farmers market, shoppers receive a FREE $1 in Bonus Bucks tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
About Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004. They are a small organization growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of local farmers and eaters. Farm Fresh RI offers a wide array of access, education, and distribution programs aimed at building healthier communities, increasing access to fresh food, strengthening community-based businesses, and improving the impact of food production and distribution on our environment. For more information, please visit www.farmfreshri.org.
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