Farmers 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
Eat, Drink & Shop Local

Meet Your Maker | 2018-19

Happening once a month on these Sundays, 10am-2pm:

November 11 – December 16 – January 13  –  February 10  – March 10  –  April 14  –  May 19

PLUS! Bonus Mini Market & Holiday Order Pickup events from 4-7pm on Wednesday, November 21 & Friday, December 21 for your convenience!

16dec10:00 am- 2:00 pmMeet Your MakerEat, drink & shop local at our indoor maker showcase and marketplace!

OUR DOORS ARE OPEN!

Tour and taste your way through our monthly makers marketplace and open house! A rotating cast of the newest and most exciting Rhode Island-based food and beverage companies will be here to meet and mingle with you! Explore an abundance of well-made goods like freshly roasted coffee and cold drinks, fresh produce and farm goods, prepared foods, specialty products, sweet treats and lovely gifts.

 

WHY NOT LEARN A LITTLE SOMETHING WHILE YOU’RE HERE?

Stop by the Demonstration Kitchen for hands-on activities, cooking demonstrations and tastings and get real nutrition advice. Caterers, food trucks and chefs will also be on site cooking up brunch and lunch to order all season. All food fans welcome!

VENDORS 2018-19

401 Gourmet  | 401 Gourmet Caterers offers a personalized upscale catering experience. We take the time to work with our clients to plan out one of a kind menus that will surpass expectations. We pride ourselves on making food the way it should be made using fresh and local ingredients. Other services we offer include event planning, tent and other rentals, linens, and décor. From a private dinner function at home to a Wedding with a hundred guests think 401 Gourmet Catering.

Anchor Toffee Toffee, Toffee, Toffee!

AngelicMom  |  Junebug Pancakes are delicious, 13-ingredient pancakes that are suited for children and adults who have allergies or food intolerances. Recipe ingredients are wholesome and allergy-free.

Aunt Tatty’s |  Beautiful Butterscotch is a rich, premium dessert sauce made with only the finest ingredients and no preservatives. For those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Aura’s Chocolate Bar Aura’s Chocolate Bar is all about the art of delicious chocolate. Bars and confections with unique flavors made with award winning Venezuelan Chocolate.

The Backyard Food Company  |  Gourmet Condiments

Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti | Dunk! Crunch! Yum! Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti Traditional and Gluten Free flavors plus Biscotti Bark – Biscotti Crumbles embedded in dark chocolate and Panettone – more cake like than other loaves, studded with golden raisins and cranberries.

Bootblack Brand  |  Maker of easy-to-use cocktail syrups the professional bartender or home enthusiast can use to create premium quality beverages. We’ve done all the work of deeply layering our syrups with all-natural ingredients that give you that perfect balance of sweet, savory and citrus—all you need to add is your favorite spirt and seltzer or juice. You’ll save time and serve exceptionally tasty beverages when you bring the Cocktail Bar experience to your next gathering with Bootblack Brand.

Brown Family Seafood   |  Traceable, Fresh, Rhode Island Caught Fish

BUPPY PETS  |  BUPPY PETS crafts artisan 4 ingredient dog treats made with taste and health in mind. They’re based on human snacks you may want to feed your pet but re-crafted for optimum health and taste!

The Burgundian  |  Our founder, Shane, first dreamed of owning his own coffee shop or restaurant during a part-time gig as a barista in high school. But instead of settling down into culinary bliss, the next 15 years took him all over the world during his career as a US Army Officer. For three of those years he was stationed on the border of France and Belgium, where Shane truly learned the “Burgundian” way of life as well as discovering the greatest waffle in the world: the Liege (lee-ehj) waffle. Words like “gourmand” and “foodie” are more common than “burgundian” these days, but none are as inclusive. It simply means, “One who loves all food and drink, both in quality and quantity, shared among friends.”

Enjoyful Foods Cacao products

Frank’s Cucina Biscotti  |  Frank’s Cucina Biscotti is a division of Frank’s Cucina. A new line of unique soft savory Biscotti will include such ingredients as Parmesan pine nut basil, salt capers lemon & rosemary, roasted red peppers & garlic, and more. Plus, we will continue our line of traditional ones using ingredients such as fig, dark chocolate, almond, etc.

GG’s Pretzels  |  Chocolate dipped and chocolate & caramel dipped pretzel rods.

good4u  |  Imagine if you had a nutritionist and a personal trainer delivering healthy meals right to your home! good4u provides chef-prepared, gluten-free, low sodium, individually portioned, ready-to-eat meals…can it get any easier? Did we mention they are delivered right to your door! In a pinch? Visit our new grab and go inside of Body Natural Fitness Center at 306 County Road in Barrington!

Halvah Heaven  |  Artisan small batch halvah

HealThy Self Nutrition  |  Spend time with Registered Dietitian, Amanda Rigby, who will discuss the latest in food, nutrition, and healing from the inside out. HealThy Self Nutrition seeks to educate and empower individuals to take control of their health and uncover the root of why you don’t feel well.

Just Like Nana’s  |  Maker of a Jewish pastry called Rugelah and associate products.

KRAEV  |  Tex-mex recipes that are made with quality ingredients, served in our hand rolled flour tortillas. Don’t mess with breakfast.

Meal Mantra  |  Easy to make Curry Sauces take the guesswork out of cooking. Indian Done Right!

Mesa Fresca  | Mesa Fresca is rooted in family and tradition. We’re driven by the desire to nourish and bring people together with great food. Family is at the heart of everything we do, our recipes are an extension of our mother’s cooking. At Mesa Fresca we craft all natural and authentic Argentine sauces, delivering the delicious and fresh flavors of Hispanic cuisine. Our current offerings include Classic Chimichurri, Spicy Chimichurri, and Salsa Criolla.

OURgrain  |  OURgrain is a food waste solutions company focusing on the re-purposing of brewers’ spent grain. We have developed high protein, high fiber flour and baking mixes utilizing brewers’ spent grain.

QuinnSea Cupcakes  |  QuinnSea Cupcakes- offering small batch cupcakes made with love. Named after my late father’s sailboat, QuinnSea Cupcakes would love to make cupcakes for your next event!

The Perfect Sweet  |  The Perfect Sweet brings you traditional French macarons and modern American macarons in an endless variety of flavor and color combinations. Owner and Baker, Tracy Woodard finds macaron inspiration in everything from French Patisseries to American candy bars and every baked good, as well as, many savory ingredients. Nearly all of our macarons are gluten free and all are made with the finest natural ingredients from scratch, local ingredients whenever possible, and with a whole lot of love.

Rhode Island Shellfish  |  We sell gourmet seafood products using all locally sourced shellfish.

Sacred Cow Granola  | Granola

Savory Fare  |  Savory Fare is a home delivered meal service that offers seasonal, handcrafted meals, that take the work out of eating well in the comfort of your home. We deliver individual servings of delicious fresh and frozen dishes that are ready to be reheated and served in a flash. Our meals are great for seniors, those recuperating, new parents, busy individuals looking for convenience, and they make a thoughtful gift.

Secrets in the Kitchen  | Marinara sauce. Your taste buds will thank you!

SourceFire Sauce  |  SourceFire founders, Jon and Todd, are dedicated to using locally grown produce to find that perfect balance between flavor and heat.

INTERESTED IN VENDING? Email market@makefoodyourbusiness.org to learn more!

Eat. Learn. Grow.

Schoolyard Market | 2018

Sundays, 10am-2pm, June 17-October 28

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FARMS, FOOD & BEVERAGE PRODUCERS & BAKERS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SEASON VENDORS!

Alternutive, AngelicMom, Aura’s Chocolate Bar, Bake Me Away, Barrett’s Garden, Bellicchi’s Best, Bootblack Brand, Borealis Coffee Company, BUPPY PETS, Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, D’s Lectables, Jaju Pierogi, Enjoyful Foods, Fraulein’s Bakery, GG’s Pretzels, JA Patty, Just Like Nana’s, Marathon Bread, Mesa Fresca, Moonlightrose Alpacas, Nest and Song Farm, OURgrain, Pacos Tacos, Pudding Riot, Radish House Farm, Rheds, LLCRhode Island Shellfish, Sacred Cow Granola, SanoBe Superfoods, Secrets in the Kitchen, SourceFire Sauce, TGF Baked Goods, The Fat Pig, The Perfect Sweet & QuinnSea Cupcakes

Come for breakfast, stay for lunch, leave with dinner!

Schoolyard Market is engaging visitors as a part of our nonprofit mission, helping locally-based food and beverage businesses start up, scale and thrive. Market-goers will be delighted to find a stellar cast of vendors selling the newest and freshest offerings from New England-based farms, food and beverage producers, bakers, food trucks, and more.

Unlike traditional farmers markets, Schoolyard Market is aims to provide an interactive experience, designed to engage shoppers in more than just making purchases.

“The Schoolyard Market consumer is actually part of the incubation process by providing input and feedback to these budding food entrepreneurs. We have had many companies crowd source and perfect their recipes, packaging and branding during the Schoolyard Market season. That makes this market unlike any other local food experience.”

— Lisa Raiola, Founder & President of Hope & Main

Market-goers can take part in a variety of activities all season long. Have a say in product development and taste testing, be first to learn about new products and new business launches. Get sage gardening advice, wellness and nutrition lessons, cooking demonstrations. Kids will be right at home this season, too, with monthly activities including competitions, games hands-on crafts and learning, and more!

Lots of customer favorites are returning the the Schoolyard for another season, but many new companies are in the mix. This fall, Blount Fine Foods has generously sponsored the market season, and will also take part in vending, using the marketplace to test recipes and packaging for new locally-inspired products and concepts.

“As a mature and successful food company with roots in Warren, RI, we have a responsibility to mentor local food start-ups and support their growth. This creates a more vibrant, sustainable food economy for our state and the region.”

–Todd Blount, President of Blount Fine Foods & founding Board member at Hope & Main

More About Our Markets

SNAP, WIC & SENIOR CITIZEN VOUCHERS WELCOME

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 to play for you all summer long. Each Sunday 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: market@makefoodyourbusiness.org

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.

Questions?

Call 401.245.7400 or drop us a line.