Armory Market is open today! With just a few weeks left in our outdoor farmers market season, we won’t let a little wind stand in our way. The Armory Farmers Market is open rain or shine. Join us on Providence’s West End (9 Parade St). Add a little fun to your week 3:30pm to dusk — every Thursday through 10/31! #ArmoryMarket is where community gathers in the park.
Thank you to Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for sponsoring our outdoor farmers markets this season!
COMPOST DEMO TODAY
October is “Leaf Awareness Month!” Didn’t know it was leaf awareness month? Just wait, then! As the leaves turn colors, and start falling, you will be aware of the change. With the ground covered in dry, crunchy leaves, you may wonder what happens to all those piles that accumulate in leaf bags, placed curbside. Well, they go somewhere, but they don’t come back. The majority wind up at the state landfill, where they are composted, and then used to stabilize the trash pile. This process is wasteful and has no benefit to our environment.
But leaves don’t have to exit your yard! Leaves are nature’s way of recycling nutrients! Those leaves are better utilized right where they fall to help build new soil! Don’t have room? Learn how to manage your leaves and compost successfully with local Community Composter, Michael Bradlee, from Earth Appliance Organics and the Community Compost Depot at Frey Gardens. Along with a crew of composting enthusiasts, Mr. Bradlee will demonstrate how to tame your pile of leaves, and compost — even in the smallest of spaces! This demonstration will be like no other. Join us at the Armory Farmer’s Market, where we declare October to be Leaf-tober.
Today’s Visiting Community Group
Waste Free Providence
THIS SEASON AT THE MARKET
Look forward to fresh produce, prepared foods, and more from our vendors:
- African Alliance of Rhode Island
- The Coffee Guy
- City Farm
- Crispy Green Vegetables
- Deep Roots Farm RI
- Foggy Notion Farm
- Great Harvest Bread Company
- Greenleaf Farm
- Harvest Kitchen
- Hill Orchards
- Mindful Maia
- Rocket Fine Street Food
- Salisbury Farm
COMPOST DROP OFF
Earth Appliance Organics & Groundwork RI’s Harvest Cycle will pick up food waste weekly.
Stay updated on Armory Market happenings here on our blog, or follow us on social media:
- Instagram: @FarmFreshRI
- Twitter: @FarmFreshRI
- Facebook: @ArmoryMarket
DOUBLE YOUR SNAP!
This market accepts Cash, Credit, SNAP/EBT, and WIC. And starting May 31, our Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives program will be offering a 100% Bonus! That means for every dollar you spend with EBT, you get a FREE dollar in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh fruits & vegetables at the market!
THIS SEASON’S SPONSOR
|Our 2019 season of outdoor markets is generously sponsored by Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.|
THIS SEASON’S POSTER
This year’s beautiful design created by our very own team member, Taylor Jones!