Farmers-Makers Markets

Connecting with the bounty of Rhode Island’s farmers and food producers

“Food is a relationship that goes so much deeper than reading a label in a supermarket. We want to share the fascinating story of the origin and production of the food we eat everyday.”

–Lisa Raiola, Founder & President of Hope & Main

Schoolyard Market

Wednesdays, 4 – 7pm  |  June 15 – September 28

This is MORE THAN a farmers market! We designed Schoolyard Market as a marketplace for engaging the public in our nonprofit mission, helping us foster a community of growing and thriving food and beverage companies! Not only can you shop for the latest and greatest in locally-produced food and beverage products, but you can contribute feedback, share in recipe development, learn about new food trends, cooking techniques and nutrition, and more!

This year, the Schoolyard Market is just one element of a weekly celebration of local food at Hope & Main that also includes live music, grocery and meal pickups, and food trucks! 

Ample market parking is available at the Franklin St. Lot across from the
Hope & Main Building


Thank You to our 2021 Presenting Sponsor!


Fun for All Ages!

Each week we’ll have a hands on kid’s activity. Any child who engages with the activity will at a $5 gold coin redeemable at ANY market stand!

Bring your whole family and be sure stop at the welcome booth for the kid’s activity.

4:00-7:00pm | Activities & games at welcome booth


Call 401.245.7400 or drop us a line.

More About Our Markets


Over half of all farmers markets in our state provide a Bonus Bucks match for EBT dollars — and we’re one of them! Too many of our neighbors are facing food insecurity. In order to make Schoolyard Market more accessible to everyone we have joined forces with Farm Fresh Rhode Island to offer the Bonus Bucks program. Shoppers can use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for groceries at participating farmers markets, and in turn, the markets match 100% of those funds to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s double the SNAP dollars to spend at the farmers market! Farm Fresh RI’s Bonus Bucks don’t expire and can be used at all participating farmers markets, but we hope you’ll spend most of them here!

More good news! Most Schoolyard Market farmers accept WIC and Senior Citizen coupons, too.

Visit the Hope & Main market stall to learn more about all of these programs, and to get your Bonus Bucks tokens.

Live Music Every Market!

Music and food go together so well that we thought we ought to invite local musicians and DJs to play for you all summer long. Each Wednesday you’ll be able to enjoy the work and talent of a variety of musicians ranging from Latin Jazz to Bluegrass. Sing-alongs, clapping, snapping, foot stomping and improvisational dancing are all totally fine with us. We’re all here to have fun!

Tips are appreciated!

Want to play for us sometime? Great! Drop us a line:

Get Here However You Can!

We are located at 691 Main Street, Warren, RI  02885. Parking is free and plentiful in the neighborhood and we’re a direct stop on RIPTA #60. Not into motorized transportation? Note that we’re across the street from the East Bay Bike Path at the Franklin Street intersection.

Polite, properly leashed pets welcome!

Sometimes your favorite family members aren’t always people so we want you to know — we can relate. If your beloved pet is well-behaved, leashed and supervised by a responsible adult then they’re welcome to shop, too!

It’s important that we all contribute to a safe and happy environment for all. Please be aware of how your pet’s presence and/or actions may affect other shoppers, and join us in assuring that everyone feels comfortable.

Disruptive, ill-behaved pets will not be allowed. Irresponsible pet owners will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to return with your pet.

** No live animals are allowed in the building. Please visit the Hope & Main stall with questions or concerns. **

We’re a Compost Depot! Food waste collected onsite is later processed into nutrient rich soil amendment.

Give FEEDback!

Hope & Main is home to more than 50 small, independent food-related companies looking to develop and expand their businesses. We help “incubate” these companies, offering commercial kitchen spaces and business development resources and connect them with customers and retailers. Obtaining feedback from customers is helping our Members fine-tune their branding and products.


Call 401.245.7400 or drop us a line.