Grocery News: Who’s Your Farmer?

[ 4 ] June 18, 2009 |

by Katy Killilea

roslyncarrotIf you prefer to get your fresh produce, flowers, meats, and cheeses directly from a farmer, you will love this map. With it you will find a market near you, a market every day of the week, all over the state and seeping  into Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Each market has its own style. If you’re accustomed to buying your cheeses and pea shoots from artfully laid tables staffed by Anthropologie models at the Providence-area markets, cruise the decidedly unglamorous scene in Haines State Park on the E. Providence/Barrington line. (Wednesdays, 2-6PM through October.)tomato There you’ll meet old school farmers with (sanitized) Snapple bottles and mayonnaise jars of maple syrup, local eggs and some chickens who came along for the ride, and terrycloth dishtowels with crocheted loops, the better to hang from your cabinet knobs, my dear. This is all in addition to the usual suspects: produce, seedlings, plants, and jams. It’s not at all hip, it abuts a pretty marina and there’s room for kids to monkey around.

What’s your favorite farmer’s market, and which farmer has the best stuff? Share your tips with us by posting comments.

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Katy Killilea

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Katy Killilea lives in Barrington with her husband, their sons (2001 + 2003), and a dog named Grover. Katy loves reading, cooking, loud pants, the Beehive in Bristol, and learning everything she can about Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. She says more about that at Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes.

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  1. Kathleen says:

    Hey! I know that field trip!

  2. erin goodman says:

    we *love* the coastal growers market at casey farm in saunderstown (saturdays from 9-12).

    there is lots of open space for kiddos to run and explore, great music, and just a really nice relaxed vibe!!

  3. EJ says:

    this RI based site covers all things farming-
    they have a great statewide project called Seeds And Songs Project which is currently working in Barrington and Pawtucket

  4. calendar katy says:

    this year haines market has shellfish (lobsters, quahogs, everything) and still has its good old reliable crocheted dishtowels, maple syrup in snapple bottles, bee pollen, rabbits…

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