My farmers are now at Lippitt Park on Saturdays!

[ 4 ] June 19, 2009 |

This is my answer to Katy’s recent question, Who’s Your Farmer?

farmersmarket-ice-creamI always loved shopping at the Farmers Market located in front of Hope High School every Saturday, but I must admit I am ecstatic by the markets’ move and expansion to Lippitt Park on the East Side in Providence. Not only for the close proximity to my house (so no need for my car) but for the market being more than just a place to shop, it reshapes our Saturdays and energizes the neighborhood. The Farmers Market has always been a gathering place to see friends, listen to music, and sip coffee while the kids climbed the tree but now with the park as its backdrop–the trees, grassy lawn, nearby playground–more vendors, and the nearby Open Market with artisans selling their crafts (Spring and Fall) there are even more reasons to stay, shop, support our local community, have a picnic, and meet up with friends while the children play.

As a parent my life gets over scheduled very easily and now Saturdays at the park remind me to slow down, hang out and think about new recipes using local ingredients. The laundry and other chores will have to wait.farmersmarket-music

Details:
Farmers Market Vendors include: Wishing Stone Farm, Ledge Ends Produce, Hill Orchards, Farmstead Cheese, Narragansett Creamery, Bomster Scallops, Seven Stars Bakery, Farmacy Herbs, Rhode Ilin Ice Cream (pictured above) and much more (Complete List of Vendors)
Location:
Lippitt Park, corner of Hope Street and Blackstone Boulveard (near Three Sister’s Ice Cream)
How to get there:
– RIPTA Buses: 42
– Bike route: Blackstone River Bikeway and East Bay Bike Path via Blackstone Blvd.
– By car. Free street parking available.
Hours of Operation: Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm. June 6 to October 31, 2009
Pay with: Cash, Fresh Bucks, Food Stamps/EBT, WIC, Seniors’ Coupons, Credit Cards

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Bonus:
Providence Open Market
Featuring changing group of artists, craft artists, antiques, and farmer’s market designers.
Location: Lippitt Park on other side of playground on Hope Street and North Street (across from Chez Pascal).
Hours of Operation: Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. May, June, September, October
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free street parking available, but be careful to read signs for where and for how long you can park.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. kathryn says:

    yay! thanks for the tip. i didn’t know the market had moved.

  2. erin goodman says:

    anisa! i totally agree about the farmers market reshaping our weekends.

    i love, love, love how it feels to just sit and relax on a blanket, listening to good music, catching up with friends and watching our kids romp and play and then head home with a bsasket of healthy foods for our week’s meals!!

  3. We are so lucky to have this market and it is affordable to fill your basket with local fresh ingredients! The ice cream sample and apples were my son’s favorite part!

  4. calendar katharine says:

    this market makes me weep with envy. i wish i could walk to something like this.

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