Farmers markets are essential food access points for everyone in our community, but especially for those using federal food assistance benefits. Here we provide confirmed information about … 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 outdoor farmers markets May–October, largely in 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 Market
Known throughout the region for its large variety of local farmers and makers, the Farm Fresh Winter Market has moved to our brand new facility at 10 Sims Ave in Providence! Custom-designed for year-round markets, our building offers a premium ventilation system, wide hallways that ensure COVID-19 distancing, and convenient parking. The application for this market is generally released in mid-June, with applications due in early August. See below for specific deadlines.