August 8, 2022

East Providence Library to open 2022 Weaver Farmers Market

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East Providence, RI – The City of East Providence, together with the East Providence Public Library, will open the 2022 Weaver Library Farmers Market on Thursdays this summer beginning Thursday, June 30, 2022.

“Once again the Weaver Library Farmers Market will be a destination for city residents, of all ages on Thursday afternoons,” East Providence Library Acting Director Meredith Bonds-Harmon said of the market, now in its ninth year.

“Offering fresh, local food and products and live weekly entertainment, it will be a great, relaxing, fun, outdoor weekly event.”

The market, which will be located outdoors in front of Weaver Library at 41 Grove Ave., will be held each Thursday from June 30 through September 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 9th season of the Weaver Library Farmers Market opens on Thursday, June 30, 4-7 PM. Opening day will feature food trucks and other vendors serving up their delicious foods including: Friskie Fries, Incredabowl, Little B’s BBQ and Pop’s Hot Dogs. Musical entertainment will be provided by Saddle Up the Chicken! The East Providence Fire Department’s final COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic will also be featured on opening day. Register for your appointment here: https://www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/2696342109  

Many vendors will be returning to the market this year including:
• Sweetfern Farm
• Geek Garden
• Martinelli’s
• Daily Farm
• Digger’s Catch
• Harvest Kitchen
• Three Wishes Bakery

Exciting new additions include:
• Dancing Greens
• Ethiopian Eats
• Maggie’s Healing Path
• Ocean State Foods
• The Perfect Empanada
• Thrive Cakery (in September)

At the Market Table will be:
• Marley’s Earring Shop
• Sacred Cow Granola
• Rhed’s hot sauce, salsa, and barbecue sauce
• Secrets in the Kitchen Marinara sauce
• Coffee mugs featuring our Weaver Farmers Market tree will also be on sale

Pop-up Artisans will be offering beautiful jewelry, bags, macramé items, soaps, refrigerator magnets, dog treats, tree saplings, and more. Our favorite knife/scissors sharpener will be back in August.

The Friends of the East Providence Public Library will be set up for their weekly outdoor book sale. Local organizations such as East Providence Health Equity Zone (EPHEZ), The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, East Providence Boys and Girls Club, and Friends of Homeless Animals will set up tables at the Market to share important community information.

In addition, the Library’s Children’s Department will be bringing out the Big Blue Blocks on Thursdays in July and August, from 4PM - 6 PM.

Children’s Programs are also on the agenda directly preceding the Market including: the Toe Jam Puppet Band and the annual Ice Cream Social.

We welcome customers with SNAP/EBT and WIC. Thanks to a grant from Farm Fresh RI, SNAP customers can double their SNAP! For every dollar swiped, SNAP customers get a FREE dollar in Bonus Bucks for fresh fruits and vegetables. Credit and debit cards are also accepted.

For more information on the Farmer’s Market, please contact East Providence Acting Library Director Meredith Bonds-Harmon at mbondsharmon@eastprovidenceri.gov  or 401-434-2453.

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