Rhode Island is home to 69,000 acres of farmland covering 10% of the state's land. You can imagine, then, that we've got some pretty robust farmers markets and farm stands sprinkled throughout the area. 

As the farmers market scene continues to grow, you can find vibrant, locally grown fruits, veggies and handcrafted baked goods in some of the state's most pristine parks, fields and gathering areas, all grown and made right here in Rhode Island. All you have to do is take your pick.

 

FARMERS' MARKETS COVID-19 REGULATIONS:

The following guidelines and regulations apply to all local farmers' markets:

  • All markets are operating in accordance with the policies and sanitation guidelines provided by the State of Rhode Island and RI Department of Health.
  • Please maintain 3 feet of social distancing at all times.
  • Please pay with credit, debit or contactless payment if possible to minimize the use of cash and the spread of contaminants.
  • Eating at the markets is not permitted. Please take all prepared food to-go.
  • Pre-ordering is encouraged when possible.
  • Number of customers allowed in each market at any given time will be limited.

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS

 

 

AQUIDNECK GROWERS' MARKET

Saturdays: Claiborne Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter Street, Newport 
Wednesdays: Memorial Boulevard near Bellevue Avenue

Named Rhode Island's Can't-Miss-Market by Yankee Magazine, the Aquidneck Growers Market features 20+ vendors and offers easy access to seasonal, locally-grown food and greater awareness of the benefits of eating fresh local foods.

 

DATES
  • Saturday Market: May 1 - October 30, 2021
  • Wednesday Market:  May 19 - October 27, 2021

 

HOURS
  • Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 - 6:00 PM

 

SAMPLE OF OFFERINGS
  • Fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs
  • Farm-raised eggs
  • Breads, cheeses and baked goods
  • Meat and seafood products
  • Fresh cut flowers and plants
  • Coffee beans
  • Prepared foods including tacos, burritos and Middle-Eastern options
 
HOW TO PAY
  • Cash
  • Fresh Bucks—Use your debit or credit card to purchase $5 increments of market tokens, from which you will receive change in dollars from vendors once making a purchase
  • Debit and credit cards accepted at various vendors
  • SNAP customers—EBT accepted + 100% bonus for fruits and vegetables

 

COVID-19 REGULATIONS
  • Please shop solo (one shopper per household). Consider stocking up when you shop to minimize the number of visits
  • Masks are required for entry
  • Please follow arrows and signage for entering the market and perusing vendors
  • No food may be consumed in the market

 

 

MOUNT HOPE FARMERS MARKET

Saturdays: Mount Hope Farm South Pasture, 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol

Historic Mount Hope Farm dates back more than 325 years and operates a year-round market selling everything from farm fresh fruits and vegetables to locally made soaps, lotions, jewelry and more. 

 

DATES
  • Saturdays: Year-round

 

HOURS
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

SAMPLE OF OFFERINGS
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Locally raised meats, seafood, cheeses and eggs
  • Local honey, coffee and baked goods
  • Farm fresh kombucha
  • Prepared foods
  • Soaps, lotions and cleaning products
  • Local crafts

 

HOW TO PAY
  • Debit
  • Credit
  • SNAP 

 

COVID-19 REGULATIONS:
  • Masks are required for entry
  • Please practice social distancing while waiting at vendor booths. Allow 6ft between you and other customers
  • No food may be consumed in the market

 

JAMESTOWN FARMERS MARKET

Mondays: Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Drive, Jamestown 

Jamestown Farmers Market is held at the Jamestown Recreation Center and offers local produce, herbs, meats, flowers, crafts and artwork, and more from a variety of vendors. June - September.

 

DATES
  • June 28 - September 20, 2021

 

HOURS
  • Mondays: 2:30 - 6:30 PM

 

SAMPLE OF OFFERINGS
  • Grass fed meats
  • Farm-raised eggs
  • Fresh flowers and plants
  • Organic fruits and vegetables
  • Baked goods
  • Art and design items

 

HOW TO PAY
  • Cash
  • Credit cards

 

SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Wednesdays: 691 Main Street, Warren

Developed by the operators of Hope & Main in Warren, the Schoolyard Market helps locally-based food and beverage businesses start up, scale and thrive. This year's markets feature approximately 30 vendors and is held outside a century-old converted school building with plenty of space for shopping, live music, workshops, live cooking demonstrations, garden talks and more.

 

DATES
  • June 16 - October 13, 2021 

 

HOURS
  • 4:00 - 7:00 PM

 

SAMPLE OF OFFERINGS
  • Fresh product
  • Responsibly raised meats, fish and eggs
  • Artisanal baked goods
  • Coffee and cold beverages
  • James, sauces and fermented foods
  • Gluten-free offerings
  • Skin and body care
  • Local honey

 

HOW TO PAY:
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Snap/EBT
  • WIC
  • Senior Farmers Market checks

 

TIVERTON FARMERS MARKET

Tuesdays: Sandywoods Venue, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton

The Tiverton Farmers Market is situated in the middle of quaint Tiverton and connects the community to fresh and local product, agriculture and workshops. 

 

DATES
  • May 4 - October 26, 2021

 

HOURS
  • 2:00 - 5:30 PM

 

SAMPLE OF OFFERINGS
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Farm-raised meats
  • Fresh flowers and plants
  • Baked goods
  • Sauces, jams
  • Prepared foods

 

HOW TO PAY
  • Cash
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ROADSIDE STANDS

 

 

WALKER'S ROADSIDE STAND

261 West Main Road, Little Compton

Walker's Roadside Stand in Little Compton is nestled along Route 77. Enjoy fruits, veggies, flowers and an assortment of organic nuts, jams and more. When you've finished shopping, walk on over to Wilma's - a quaint sandwich shop & bakery located next door.

 

OPERATIONS

June - October: Daily, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

 

YOUNG FAMILY FARM STAND

261 West Main Road, Little Compton

Young Family Farm Stand in Little Compton offers a selection of fresh fruits, veggies, florals and bouquets, and an assortment of baked goods. 

 

OPERATIONS

May - June: Thursday - Monday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July - August: Thursday - Monday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
September - November: Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

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