We are lucky here on Aquidneck Island to have such a wonderful Farmers Market twice a week! Aquidneck Growers Market is our source for fresh and locally grown foods. You can get your hands on everything from oysters on the half shell, cold brew coffee, pastries, and fresh vegetables straight from the source. The market runs year round at Newport Vineyards, but May to October it sets up shop on Wednesdays just around the corner from us here at the Marshall Slocum Inn! With this in mind, read on to find out some of our favorite local goods!
Farmers Market Finds
For a full list of summer vendors you can click here, but these photos kind of speak for themselves don’t they? These pictures are equally as appealing to the eyes as they are to our tastebuds!
In the event that these photos don’t convince you, let me tell you about some of our favorites. In addition to loads of fresh vegetables, we have a hard time resisting the ice cream sandwiches from Tricycles Ice Cream! Additionally, the “Thai Me” lemonade with lemon juice, sugar, and Basil from Lemons Aid always quenches our thirst. You will be hard pressed to pass by the stand of Robin Hollow Farm. These beautiful flowers that have the vibes of an English cottage garden are stunning. With premed bouquets, and the option to put your own together you can be as creative as you would like! Furthermore, if you’re really looking for a taste of summer head to the Fully Rooted tent. Their fresh pressed “Watermelon Slice” juice with hints of apple, lemon, and beet.
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Seeing that you’ll get hooked on your favorites you’ll want to know the market schedule! With this in mind, every Saturday you will find everyone setting up shop at Newport Vineyard from 9:00AM- 1:00PM. On Wednesdays the market is set up on Memorial Boulevard right in the center of the action! This market is open from 2:00PM- 6:00PM. Most vendors are able to accept many forms of payment. Some will accept cards, but we suggest having some cash handy to dole out for your goods! The sense of community coupled with live music, people snacking, and getting a taste for the local flavor is a unique experience we hope you get to partake in while you’re visiting Newport!