2018-05-17 / Front Page

Farmers' Markets Return

Locavores celebrate this week's opening of the 24th summer season of Aquidneck Growers' Markets. Old and new vendors will be welcomed back, offering a wide selection of locally sourced foods: fresh vegetables fruit; pasture-raised meat and eggs; fresh and smoked fish; artisan breads and pastries; flowers; bedding plants; a selection of prepared foods; plus freshly squeezed juices. The market will open outdoors, rain or shine, Saturday, May 19 with new summer hours from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Newport Vineyard & Winery in Middletown, and Wednesday, May 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Memorial Boulevard in Newport. Aquidneck Growers' Market partners with Farm Fresh RI and Wholesome Wave Foundation to offer bonuses of fruit and vegetables for SNAP clients who use their EBT allowance to purchase tokens at the market's Welcome Stall. A full list of market vendors and benefit programs can be found at aquidneckcommunitytable.org. (Photo by Tara Gragg )

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