Join us for the largest indoor farmers market in New England, 9am to 1pm every Saturday through April 2018! The market features a wide variety of locally grown produce, poultry, meats, and cheeses; locally caught fish and shellfish; baked goods and prepared foods; value-added items like salsas, jams, sauces, ferments, pickles, kimchi, and krauts; self-care products, decorations, and seasonal gifts; and so much more!
EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF LOCAL FOODS
With two long, connected hallways filled with vendors — which we refer to as the Green hallway (1005 Main Street entrance) and Yellow hallway (999 Main Street entrance) — there’s something for everyone at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market! See a full rundown of this season’s vendors, including who will be rotating on or off each week.
This Saturday at the Market
Are you ready for some March Madness!? It’s our annual month of FREE special-event Saturdays at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market!
This Saturday, Harvest Kitchen will be offering a cooking demo and tasting. (See the full schedule of March events.) And tomorrow kicks-off the March Madness Scavenger Hunt through the farmers market!
Harvest Kitchen Cooking Demo & Tasting
Learn from our Harvest Kitchen crew about how to make Chinese-Style Beef Dumplings and Potato-Pork Stew using many locally grown ingredients you can find at the farmers market. Enjoy free samples of these delicious dishes, and take home recipe cards so you can recreate them for yourself! Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll be tasting:
Makes 40–50 dumplings
|1/4 Schartner Farms sweet potato — diced
1/2 Lb. PV Farm Stand ground beef
4 RI Mushroom Co. Crimini mushrooms
1/2 c. Four Town Farm butternut squash
1/4 c. stock or water
1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
2 tsp. grated ginger (optional)
|1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 Schartner Farms onion — coarsely chopped
1 Ward’s Berry Farm carrot — coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
20 dumpling wrappers
1–2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- In big bowl, add beef, stock, soy sauce, ginger, salt, and pepper. Mix until liquid is absorbed. Cover and marinate.
- Sautée vegetables until soft; set aside to cool.
- Cook seasoned beef half-way; set aside to cool.
- Add sautéed vegetables and sesame oil to beef. Mix well.
- Scoop 1–1.5 Tbsp. filling and place in center of wrapper. Fold dumpling using any method you’re comfortable with. Hold with one hand and press to seal edges well with other hand.
- Store dumplings in freezer up to 1 month, or cook immediately. Cook in batches. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add dumplings. Cook until bottom side turns golden. Add 2 Tbsp. water and cover. Cook until other side is golden/cooked through, 2–3 min.
|1 Ward’s Berry Farm potato — diced
1/2 Lb. PV Farm Stand ground pork
1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 c. water
|1-1/2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
1/2 c. oil — for frying
2 cloves Schartner Farms garlic — peeled & crushed
dash of ground white or black pepper
- Peel the potato and cut into medium dice. Dry both sides of the potato pieces thoroughly with paper towel.
- Mix ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, and ground pepper in a small bowl. Set aside to marinate.
- Heat frying oil in medium pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add potato in single layer, flipping until edges are slightly golden. Drain and repeat for all potateos.
- Drain all but 1–2 Tbsp. of frying oil. Heat remaining oil over medium heat and add garlic. Fry garlic until golden then add marinated pork, flattening it in the pan. Cook untouched for a few minutes, then break up and cook until no longer pink.
- Add potatoes, dark soy sauce, and water. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer covered 5–7 min. until potatoes are soft and sauce is thickened. If too dry, add more water.
- Serve with porridge or rice. Garnish to taste e.g. spring onion
|All tastings & demos will be held in the delightful New Harvest Coffee Roasters Training Room, Suite 110, inside the farmers market (Yellow Hallway / 999 Main St entrance). Thanks New Harvest!|
Scavenger Hunt Through the Market!
The March Madness scavenger hunt takes place every Saturday in March — so you have five Saturdays to participate and be entered into a drawing to win great locally grown prizes! Pick up a Scavenger Hunt “map” at any Welcome Table (or from vendors) for instructions and to get started!
Eligibility: One entry per household. Customers and farmers market vendors can participate.
Grand Prize Drawing: The Grand Prize winner will receive a generous assortment of locally grown gifts from participating farmers market vendors!
Instructions: Collect 20 stamps or more on this map by attending events and purchasing items from participating vendors throughout March. Turn in your completed map by 1pm March 31, 2018 to Farm Fresh RI staff at any Pawtucket Farmers Market Welcome Table. Completed maps (20 stamps or more) will be entered in a drawing to win a Grand Prize or Runner-Up Prize (winners will be contacted after our drawing in early April; no attendance required).
THIS JUST IN — HOPKINS SOUTHDOWNS
We will be running a special on lamb shanks for the month of March. The regular cost is $8.50 per pound, but for March they will be $6.80 per pound — that’s a 20% discount!
||Joe & Shelley
VISITING CIVIC GROUPS
|Indie Cycle — eWaste Recycling
Did you know that local composter Earth Appliance Organics picks up household food waste at the farmers market? Simply collect your food scraps (please, no non-food items) and bring them to the marked bins on Dudley Street, which runs alongside the Hope Artiste Village building, where the farmers market is held. You’ll see a small green space and a big row of compost bins! If your compost is traveling in a container or plastic bag, please dump the contents into the bin (and dispose of the container or plastic bag elsewhere).