Harvest to Home: Aquidneck Island Farmers Markets
Newport residents have access to farm-fresh foods several days a week, June through October.
Aquidneck Island is home to many farms and several weekly farmers markets, both offering an abundance of locally grown, super-fresh produce, meat, cheese, and eggs. Customers can walk away with more than an armful of daily fresh food—they also relish interactions and exchanges with the people who produced it. Now that's hard to find in any grocery store!
All of Aquidneck Island farmers markets run the first week of June through the last week in October. A complete list of vendors at each market is available here.
- Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.: Aquidneck Grower's Market, located along the shaded walk on Memorial Boulevard near Chapel Street in Newport. Payment accepted: Cash, Fresh Bucks, SNAP / EBT, WIC FMNP Coupons, WIC Fruit & Veg Coupons, Seniors' Coupons, Credit Cards. For more information, contact Lisa Lewis, Market Manager, at 401-848-0099.
- Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m.: Middletown Aquidneck Grange Market, 499 East Main Road, Middletown. Payment accepted: Cash, WIC FMNP Coupons, WIC Fruit & Veg Coupons. For more information, contact Betsy Pekham, Market Manager, at 401-847-2202.
- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Aquidneck Grower's Market, held at Newport Vineyard & Winery, 909 East Main Road, Middletown. For more information, contact Lisa Lewis, Market Manager, at (401)848-0099.
Missed the weekly markets? Simmons Farm in Middletown opens their farm stand every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Be sure to bring the kids. Their petting zoo is open on Sundays, too!