Fall Guide

Local Bounty – Farmer's Markets

Take grocery shopping to a local level at fall farmer’s markets

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Fall is prime farmer’s market season. With over 30 markets in RI to choose from, fresh produce is only a stone’s throw away no matter where you are in the state. Stop by a market for a quick peek and a few items or become a regular and make it a part of your weekly schedule. Read on for a sampling of many of the markets across the
state and what they have to offer.

Providence/NorthernRhode Island

Cranston Farmer’s Market
Where: Whole Foods Garden City, 151 Sockanosset Cross Road
When: Thursday 3-7pm until October 22
What’s there: Get a treat for your canine friends at Crooked Paw Canine Delicacies, found here and at other markets around the state. Your pups deserve some fresh goodies as well.

Downtown Providence Farmer’s Market
Where: Burnside Park, 2 Kennedy Plaza
When: Tuesday 3-6pm until October 27
What’s there: Stop by Ellie’s Bakery and treat yourself to a delectable pastry as a reward for getting through the start of the week. Their rotating variety of pastries, cookies and cakes are irresistible.

Greene Farmer’s Market
Where: Greene Public Library, 179 Hopkins Hollow Road
When: Tuesday 4-7pm until October 6
What’s there: Supplement your soap stock with some handmade bars from Shepard’s Harvest and find new sauces, relishes and jams from Carolyn’s Kitchen.

Hope Street Farmer’s Market
Where: Lippitt Park, 1059 Hope Street, Providence When: Wednesday 3-6pm; Saturday 9am-1pm until October 31 What’s there: Ride your bike to the market and leave it with the Recycle-a-Bike valet while you shop the abundant produce and plethora of prepared food. They also offer tune-ups if your bike is in need of some love.

Johnston Farmer’s Market
Where: 1583 Hartford Avenue
When: Monday 2-6pm until October 26
What’s there: There’s an apple for every taste bud at White Oak Farm’s booth – they grow seven different varieties on their family farm including fuji, honeycrisp and macoun apples.

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market
Where: 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket
When: Saturdays 9am-1pm November 8 until early May
What’s there: Better yet, what isn’t there? Fresh produce from Schartner Farms, pasture-raised poultry and grass-fed meats from Pat’s Pastured, gluten-free goods from Mimi’s, luscious coconut butter from Essentially Coconut and so much more. Wash down food truck fare from Rocket Fine Street Food with a freshly pressed juice from Fully Rooted and poke to live acoustic music in this historic mill.

Pawtucket/Slater Park Farmer’s Market
Where: Slater Park by the tennis courts
When: Sunday 12-3pm until October 25
What’s there: Artisan producers like The Backyard Food Company and Terry’s Tasty Treasures are the place to stop for jams, jellies, apple butter, relishes and more. The great spreads will last you through every holiday party.

Scituate Farmer’s Market
Where: Village Green, West Greenville Road and Silk Lane
When: Saturday 9am-12pm until October 3
What’s there: More than the average farmer’s market, you can catch fun events while buying your greens and fresh fruits. The Association of Rhode Island Authors Book Day is happening at the September 5 market, and other local authors will be at the market in the following weeks.

West Warwick Farmer’s Market
Where: Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence Street
When: Thursday 3-6pm until October 29
What’s there: Take your pick of a wide variety of vegetables from a few of Rhode Island’s dedicated farmers. You’ll find shelling and snap peas, eggplant, cucumbers, leeks and more.

Woonsocket Farmer’s Market
Where: Thundermist Health Center, 450 Clinton Street
When: Tuesday 3-6pm until October 27
What’s there: Stock up on fall staples like apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and winter squash from the family farms at this market and learn about their history of providing the community with fresh produce.

Southern Rhode Island

Coastal GroWers Farmer’s Market
Where: Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road
When: Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm until October 31
What’s there: Find local favorites Olga’s Cup and Saucer, Seven Stars Bakery, Tallulah’s Tacos, Providence Granola Project and Narragansett Creamery setting up shop at this market while discovering goat milk soaps from Reynolds Barn or pesto from Zephyr Farm.

Goddard State Park Farmer’s Market
Where: 345 Ives Road, East Greenwich
When: Friday 9am-1pm until October 30
What’s there: Stock up on Poblano Farm’s salsa for tailgate season and enjoy their variety of flavors, all made from the tomatoes, peppers and cilantro grown at their South Kingstown farm.

South Kingstown/URI Farmer’s Market
Where: URI East Farm, 2095 Kingstown Road
When: Saturday 8:30am-12pm until October 31
What’s there: It wouldn’t be a RI farmer’s market without some tasty local fare, so check out Uncle Jeff’s Homemade, serving up homemade chowder, clamcakes, stuffies and quahog calzones.

Wickford Village Farmer's Market
Where: Town Parking Lot, 63 Brown Street
When: Thursday 1-5pm until October 8
What’s there: Visit Our Kids Farm to find a selection of annual bedding plants to help get your garden ready for next spring, or grab a sweet and juicy peach from Narrow Lane Orchard to munch on as you browse the selection.

East Bay/Newport

Aquidneck Growers’ Saturday Market
Where: 909 East Main Road, Middletown
When: Saturday 9am-1pm until October 31
What’s there: Held at Newport Vineyards, this market is the place to go for fresh and local seafood, baked goods and exotic mushrooms. Enjoy live music while you shop and if you’re feeling cheeky, sneak in a quick wine tasting at the vineyard.

Aquidneck Growers’ Wednesday Market 
Where: Memorial Boulevard and Chapel Street, Newport
When: Wednesday 2-6pm until October 28
What’s there: Get hyper-local with the products at this market, as everything is grown or made within 50 miles of Newport. There are lots of prepared food options in addition to produce, like Tallulah’s Tacos, Fully Rooted pressed juice, Tricycle Ice Cream and Bravo Wood Fired Pizza.

Haines State Park Farmer’s Market
Where: Haines Park Road, Barrington
When: Wednesday 2-6pm until October 28
What’s there: Sample a few creative cookie flavors from the local cookie and biscotti shop, Dizzie Lizzie’s Cookies. At the end of the summer you can catch sea salt and lime cookies, and their fall lineup wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin treats.

Mount Hope Farmer’s Market
Where: 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol
When: Saturday 9am-1pm year-round
What’s there: Pick up everything from Aquidneck Honey to coffee from The Coffee Guy, to artisan soap from Cathryn Violet, in addition to local produce and dairy. And don’t miss taking the kids to visit the sheep, goats and chickens at Mount Hope Farm.