Farm Fresh Rhode Island opens local Farmers Markets

Farm Fresh Rhode Island opens local Farmers Markets

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island is opening six farmers markets this season, several in Northern Rhode Island.

Located in neighborhoods at risk for health disparities, Farm Fresh RI markets focus on increasing access to fresh, local food and nutrition education.

Over the next month, farmers market shoppers can expect to find fresh produce, fresh bread and more. Many markets also feature live music, prepared foods and food trucks and activities.

All Farm Fresh RI markets accept cash, credit, debit, SNAP, WIC Fruit & Vegetable checks and senior vouchers. And as of June 1, Farm Fresh RI’s Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives provide an additional 100 percent bonus for customers using EBT, to increase access to fresh fruits and veggies for low-income individuals receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That means for every dollar spent with EBT, shoppers receive a free dollar in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh produce.

The following local markets are open this season. Visit guide.farmfreshri.org.

• Slater Park, 825 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, through Oct. 28, on Sundays noon-3 p.m.

• Central Falls, 559 Dexter St., through Oct. 31, on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.

• Woonsocket, Thundermist Health Center, 450 Clinton St., year round but moves outside in July, and takes place on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.