Our indoor market is held every Saturday through the winter from 9 am to 1 pm at the Newport Vineyard & Winery on East Main in Middletown until May 14, 2016. The following Saturday, May 21, we will move outdoors to the beautiful field behind the grape vines, with plenty of parking year round, live music every week and a changing selection of artisan vendors. That same week our Newport market will open on Memorial Boulevard, Wednesday, May 18 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
This year, we offer the ability to drop off your food scraps for composting by staff and volunteers of Island Community Farm on Green End Lane where it will be used to enrich the soil of the community gardens. Check here for details of what can be composted. You can rent a compost bucket with a tight sealing lid for $20 from the market’s Welcome Stall.
This effort to keep usable material out of the municipal waste stream is supported by sales of our market tote bags – which saves those darn plastic bags too – please visit soon and stop at the Welcome Stall to pick up this heirloom variety! Also at the stall you can use your debit or credit card to purchase market tokens to use at every market stall, or run a SNAP card to use benefits and receive Bonus Bucks for fruits and vegetables: $2 extra for every $5 purchased in tokens. Click here for more information about this program.
Here’s a quick list of our winter vendors:
AQUIDNECK FARMS, Mike Victor runs this Portsmouth farm raising 100% grass fed, free range beef and cage free poultry since 2003 on almost 400 acres of conserved land.
BARDEN FAMILY ORCHARD, Sandie and Gil Barden this North Scituate farm where high quality tree fruithas been grown for 76 years, now diversified to include berries, tomatoes, eggplant and sweet corn, all grown using the most innovative techniques to conserve water and soil resources.
THE COFFEE GUY Steve Demeter fresh roasts his coffees every week in Middletown. Choose from his extensive selection of roasted organic beans or stop by for a cuppa hot joe or the famous COLD BREW!
THE DELI , now known as Delicious! in Cranston, RI, specializes in Middle Eastern foods, made fresh daily in the same location for more than 20 years. Delicious! produces hommos, tabbouleh, yalanchi (rice stuffed grape leaves) and many other traditional favorites for their full service catering and party planning business.
THE HUMBLE PIE COMPANY Located in Providence, produces freshly baked, handmade pies filled with the best ingredients Rhode Island has to offer. Recipes are crafted to highlight the local flavors of each season.
JUNE LOVES ENGLISH CAKES, June Lawton’sfamily business in Rumford has expanded recently to include her son, Nishan, and daughter-in-law Stefanie, all committed to providing the freshest cakes and baked goods made from old English family recipes. They make regular trips home to their little English village for new recipes that use fresh eggs, butter, and don’t use any artificial ingredients. Lovely grub!
THE LOCAL CATCH was founded in 2010 by Captain Richard Cook and his wife Ann to sell high quality, locally caught seafood that improves our relationship with the food we eat and helps local commercial fishermen stay in business. The Local Catch is a local seafood processor and wholesaler, offering seafood from the Cook’s own boat,the F/V Sandra Lynn, and the fresh catch from fisherman friends.
MAPLEWOOD FARM, in Portsmouth is a third generation family farm with a long history of growing quality potatoes including reds, specialty fingerlings and RI Royal potatoes. Over the years the farm has added greenhouses for the production of annual flowers, perennials, potted herbs and vegetables, also gaining a reputation for splendid field grown cut sunflowers.
MATUNUCK OYSTER and VEGETABLE FARM, Perry Raso’s farm in South Kingstown produces Matunuck Oysters, famous for their crisp, briny flavor and clean, slightly sweet finish, grown in the unique waters of southern RI and harvested and shipped immediately to ensure freshness. Matunuck’s shellfish, locally caught fish and organically grown vegetables are available through the year.
MOONLIGHT ROSE ALPACA FARM in Swansea, Massachusetts is a top alpaca breeder and producer of yarn and alpaca fiber in a wide range of colors to create high quality mittens, scarves, gloves, hats and more.
NARRAGANSETT CREAMERY is proud to be a family-owned company that uses local milk (from farmers who have pledged not to use growth hormones,) kind bacteria, vegetable-based rennet, salt and nothing else to make a wide variety of cheeses and yogurts.
OLGA’S CUP AND SAUCER, Olga Bravo and Rebecca Wagner opened Olga’s Cup and Saucer as a seasonal bakery in 1988 in Little Compton, moving to their first year-round bakery in 1997 in Providence’s historic Jewelry District, where breads are made by hand using traditional artisanal techniques, the freshest ingredients, and local produce when possible. They are famous for their fresh fruit pies, breads and rustic baked goods.
PAT’S PASTURED is owned and operated by Pat McNiff providing highest quality grass-fed meats from livestock raised in a pasture environment that allows animals a full life outdoors NOT eating corn in confinement. Traditional meat cuts and specialty products that don’t contain nitrites/nitrates, MSG or fillers are available for sale, and Pat’s crew will prepare breakfast sandwiches and burgers to order on our patio.
THE POWER OF JUICE is an artisanal juice company offering cold-pressed, raw juice and other vitamin-packed drinks with products thoughtfully hand-crafted for the health and diet conscious consumer. Juices are cold pressed to have a shelf life of 72 hours from pressing.
RI MUSHROOM COMPANY Bob DiPietro and Mike Hallock founded the company in 2012 and have already moved to a second location needing to expand their space for cool, humid grow rooms that produce seven varieties of mushrooms for local restaurants and farmers’ markets with several wild gathered varieties available seasonally.
SIMMONS FARM, Karla and Brian Simmons run Simmons Farm in Middletown, a 300 year old, 120 acre certified organic family farm preserved as open space in 1989. A wide variety of high quality organic produce, 100% grass fed beef from a herd of organically pastured Belted Galloway cattle, pork from organically pastured Tamworth pigs; eggs from certified organically fed hens and goat and cow milk cheeses are available at every market.
WISHING STONE FARM operates on 40 acres in Little Compton where Skip Paul and Liz Peckham have built a successful organic family farm operation committed to sustainable agriculture and the protection of open space. They produce a wide variety of vegetables, (many available through the winter), honey and the prepared foods of Babbette’s Feast.