The Creative Edge | The Art of Farm Fresh

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The Creative Edge | The Art of Farm Fresh

What: Providence Farmers Market

Where: 10 Sims Avenue, Unit 103 | Providence, RI

When: Recurring every Saturday | 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Farm Fresh RI’s Providence Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 9AM to 1PM, at the Farm Fresh RI headquarters located at 10 Sims Avenue. Market vendors change with the seasons at the year-round market, which switches into high gear for the Winter Season November through April with 65+ local farm and food vendors all together under one roof! While you’re there, the Farm Fresh building is also home to farm and food businesses year-round: Anchor Toffee, New Harvest Coffee + Spirits, Providence Brewing Co., Rhed’s Hot Sauce, Tallulah’s Taqueria, and Wright’s Creamery!

The Farm Fresh RI Mission

“We envision a New England abundant with diverse family farms and fertile soils, with locally and honestly produced foods and flavors at the heart of every table. Originally inspired by a Brown University student project, we were founded in 2004, incorporated in 2006, and received 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2007. Today our mission is as it was from the start — to grow a local food system that values the environment, health, and quality of life of the farmers and eaters in our region.”

Increasing Community Access to Local Foods

“All of our programs — Farmers Markets, Farm to School and Community Education, Bonus Bucks, Hope's Harvest, Market Mobile, and Harvest Kitchen's culinary job training program — increase the availability and affordability of locally sourced foods, reduce food waste on local farms, and share knowledge of how fresh, local ingredients fit into a healthy lifestyle.”

Building Strong Local Food System Enterprises

“Our food system enterprise services — include Market Mobile, Hope's Harvest, and Harvest Kitchen’s food production and processing — create transparent systems and market-based opportunities for farmers and producers, as well as increase farm viability and financial sustainability for our organization.”

History of Farm Fresh RI

“Since 2004, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has been working tirelessly on growing and strengthening our local food system. Over the years, we have evolved to better serve the community — from our simple start as a Brown University student project to a nationally recognized nonprofit with a dedicated team of over 50 full- and part-time/seasonal employees.”

Taken from Farm Fresh RI

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