From Glocester to Portsmouth, farmers markets offer Rhode Island-grown and produced products.
From South County to Aquidneck Island to the northwest corner of the state, Rhode Islanders now have six winter farmers’ markets available where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown and produced products for the holiday season. Aquidneck Island Farmers Market Last weekend, the Aquidneck Growers’ Market opened for the first time in St. Mary Church hall on East Main Road in Portsmouth. Shoppers turned out in huge crowds for opening day. The Aquidneck Growers’ Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 11. Among the many local items available at this market are fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and a fine selection of freshly ground coffees. Live music, local …
Apples, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins, squash and potatoes are among locally-grown items at local farmers' markets.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Along with the arrival of autumn on Friday is an abundance of locally-grown fall produce that is available for purchase at farmers’ markets and roadside stands throughout the state. From now through late October, farmers’ markets in state parks and facilities managed by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer consumers a wide assortment of freshly-grown produce. Among items currently in peak supply are apples, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins, squash and potatoes. Freshly-harvested local lobsters, in addition to native fruits and vegetables and home-baked goods, are available at the State Pier Nine farmers’ market. The Pier Nine farmers' market is also the pick-up site for a community supported fishery program operated by …