Plan your local food shopping this summer at farmers markets across Rhode Island! 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 the farmers markets open this season, and where you can use WIC, SNAP/EBT, and Bonus Bucks.
Enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal without the work. Our Harvest Kitchen chefs will do the cooking. Just a quick curbside pickup at Farm Fresh, and your delicious meal-for-two is ready to go. Order your TGIF Southern-Style dinner by June 7 for pickup Friday, June 11!
You are invited to watch renowned stone carver Nicholas Benson create a unique art installation for our new headquarters in Providence. This public event will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 20-22, from 11am to 1pm each day on the Farm Fresh terrace. On Saturday, May 22, the event will coincide with Farm Fresh’s year-round farmers market, Sims Market, which runs 9am to 1pm weekly.
We checked in with long-time local food system advocate and Market Mobile customer Rob Yaffe — owner of the popular food establishments The Grange, Garden Grille, and Wildflour — to hear how things have been going during this very trying year.
We are so proud that our work to increase food access in Rhode Island was included in this collection by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) — showcasing the ways in which state and federal funds support an equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system in the northeast region.
While farmers market shoppers may be familiar with our Fresh Bucks token system, another federal benefit program helps keep our community farmers markets humming through the season — WIC. We have received data back from the RI WIC office about redemption at the 2020 summer markets, and the top grower is…
The pandemic has hit restaurants hard, very hard. One of our loyal restaurant customers, Forage in Cambridge, MA, has done everything they can to keep going — including launching a CSA-style grocery program for their customers with produce and other local food products purchased from Market Mobile.
Black Lives Biz honors Black History Month by highlighting Black Businesses and hosting the first Black Business Week of Rhode Island.
The 2020 summertime season of Farm Fresh RI farmers markets was brought to you with generous support from our marquee sponsor, Integra Community Care Network. Thank you for a nutritious season, Integra!
New Harvest Coffee Roasters has a community-wide reputation for delivering quality, delicious coffee. And it’s no wonder; the company is deeply committed to crafting distinct tastes and to fostering partnership and collaboration. The result? International relationships, strong local connections, and one satisfying cup of joe. Learn more in this local producer spotlight by guest contributor Nicole Picard.
With the recent development of the “Farm to Food Pantry” grant, 28 different local organizations and food pantries partnered to purchase locally grown food for those most vulnerable in our community through Market Mobile! We are thankful to the generous funders for making this possible: The Rhode Island Community Food Bank, The Providence Healthy Communities Office, The Rhode Island Foundation, and The Amica Companies Foundation.
“I was contemplating how to navigate this first Christmas without gift ideas last Saturday morning as I drove to work at the Winter Market. I began replaying the year in my head and looking for the small moments of joy my husband and I had shared together. I was certain in those small moments of happiness I would find an idea of what to give him this Christmas.” Read about finding small joys and simple gifts this Christmas from Shauna Cook, blog writer and AmeriCorps VISTA member at Farm Fresh RI.
Tis the season for sharing warmth, comfort, and tasty food with your loved ones. Choose a fresh food gift, and spread the joy of the local harvest!
On an unseasonably sunny Saturday in November, the doors to our new facility finally opened. After so many years of planning, opening the space was like taking a long, deep breath of relief. We had done it. The vision was finally a reality.