Rhode Island is home to countless farms, so it’s no wonder nearly every town in the state has its own farmers market. Head out and find one in your area for a great selection of local and organic produce, artisan staples, and fun, hand-made crafts.
Block Island, RI
Block Island is all abuzz every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to 11:30am when vendors set up their stalls to sell a wide array of goods. You’ll find local veggies, seafood, cheese, crafts, and more.
Head to Colt State Park on Friday between 2:00pm and 6:00pm and you’ll find abundant produce, meats, dairy and other enticing items from local farms and artisans. The eco-conscious can ride their bike to the market, since its close to the East Bay Bike Path.
This is a big market with plenty to choose from. It runs very Saturday, 9 am – 12:30 pm and you’ll find everything from fresh fruit and veggies to homemade breads as well as potted plants, soaps and cleaning products.
The market often features free tastings and live music, and there’s a spot to visit resident sheep and goats.
Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet is home to the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market which runs every Saturday during the summer from 9am until noon. This market also has a huge selection or herbs and Asian ingredients.
The Burrillville Farmers Market started over 10-years ago, and it’s still going strong. This small community market features local fresh meat and baked goods as well outstanding veggies and fruit.
It’s held every Saturday at the Stillwater Mill Pavilion between 9:30am and 12:30pm, and every Thursday at the Burrillville Town Common between 4:15pm and 7:15pm.
This is an upscale farmers market at Newport Vineyards & Winery in Middletown that takes place every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. It features products grown and made within 50 miles.
You’ll find organic and conventionally-grown eggs, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cut flowers. Also check out the seafood, baked good, cheese and salsas.
Head to Slater Park near the tennis courts for a Sunday Market. It runs between 12:00pm and 3:00pm with a variety of vendors selling local food and wares. The prices are usually reasonable and there’s always yummy, local treats available to buy.
This diverse market located near the Kennedy Plaza ice rink runs Fridays between 11am and 2pm. You’ll find fresh produce, berries, handcrafted personal products and more. You’ll usually find many food trucks nearby too, so you can sample a dish or two while you’re there.
This is a massive market held on Saturday mornings between 9:00am and 1:00pm run by farmer cooperatives. You’ll find local artisan goods and locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs, and pasture-raised meat. Don’t miss out on the cheese, breads and pastries, and Bomster scallops too.
This farmer’s market runs Saturdays between 8:30am and 12:30pm. It features prepared foods, pastries, juice, coffee, and granola. Of course, it also has fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruit, and flowers as well as seafood, pasture-raised meat and eggs. You may even catch a cooking demonstration.
South Kingstown, RI
This farmer’s market operates outdoors in the summer on Saturdays between 8:30am and 12:30pm at East Farm and on Tuesdays at Marina Park between 2:00pm – 6:00pm
It’s the longest running farmer’s market in Rhode Island chock full of fresh fruits and veggies, farm fresh eggs, freshly caught seafood, and delicious artisan breads.