This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a $4,628,765 grant awarded to local nonprofit Farm Fresh RI to expand its … Read More →
FOR MARKET VENDORS
A big part of our mission is to support the local farmers, fishers, foragers, and producers that are at the heart of farmers markets across Rhode Island. We provide resources along with promotional support to help grow the local food economy and ensure our state continues to provide vital marketplaces for local growers and eaters. Our goal is to foster markets with a diversity of locally grown and produced foods that are unrivaled in quality and freshness, and we strive to ensure that our markets are accessible to all segments of the population.
Our Summertime Markets
We operate nine outdoor farmers markets May–October, near neighborhoods with limited access to fresh foods. We offer programs at these markets to make fresh options more affordable for shoppers with SNAP and WIC. It’s important that our vendors can accept these tender types. SNAP purchases are facilitated through our Fresh Bucks system, but we require vendors to accept WIC and SFMNP coupons. For details, see the Market Vendor Guide below.
Our Wintertime Markets
The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market is the largest indoor farmers market of its kind in New England, and features over 80 weekly and rotating vendors throughout the season. The market is located inside the Hope Artiste Village (a renovated mill building) in Pawtucket, RI. The application for this market is generally released in mid-June, with applications due in early August. Please refer to the application below for specific deadlines.