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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

Meet Your Maker, Winter Market Series

Fall/Winter Market Dates:

November 21st, December 19th, February 13th, March 28th and May 9th

This is MORE THAN a farmers market! The Meet Your Maker Market is a marketplace to engage the public in our nonprofit mission, helping us foster a community of growing and thriving food & beverage companies! Shop for the latest and greatest in locally-produced food and beverage products, and you can also contribute feedback, share in recipe development, learn about new food trends, cooking techniques and nutrition, and more!

During each market, we’ll have live music, hot dinner options from local food trucks, craft cocktails and mocktails, cookies, pet treats, packaged goods, and so much more.

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


Thank You to our 2022 Presenting Sponsor!



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.

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.

** 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 100 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.