Friday, November 11, 2011

Mount Hope Farm to have Indoor Winter Farmer's Market starting November 19

Mount Hope Farm in Bristol RI will be starting the only indoor winter Farmer's Market in the East Bay region on Saturday, November 19, 2011 running through early May 2012. It will be held inside their large heated Barn every Saturday morning from 9 - noon. A partial list of vendors includes:
Windmist Farm from Jamestown (Grass fed lamb, chicken, beef, lamb and goat)
Wishing Stone Farm from Little Compton (fresh produce)
The Sunnyside in Warren - breakfast items
The Local Catch of Narragansett (shellfish and fish)
The Cupcakerie
Provencal Bakery of Middletown (fresh breads)
The Coffee Guy from Middletown
Providence's Farmacy Herbs
Aquidneck Honey (Mello)
Mapleville Farm
Hopefully some Bristol vendors (Andrade's Catch, Nick's Seafood Market, Steve Ramos, Lee Ann Freitas, The BeeHive Cafe, local quahoggers) will be included at a later date.
This is such a spectacular idea! Now we don't have to drive all the way to Pawtucket for fresh winter veggies!
Directions: Drive in the main entrance to Mount Hope Farm at 250 Metacom Ave (Bristol RI 02809) and follow signs for parking. The farm's walking trails are open from dawn to dusk! Dogs are allowed but must be on leash and are expected to be picked up after.
Photograph by Richard W. Dionne, Jr. shows Executive Director, Janet Zwolinski, feeding the farm's Dominique chickens, a heritage breed.


lg said...

This was an incredible event for Mount Hope Farm but also for the Town of Bristol. Over 700 people attended! The parking lots were FULL! Janet Zwolinski, executive director, said she was able to do some house tours as well as gain new memberships. She said the hours will be extended to 9 - 1 pm starting asap. People attended from all over the East Bay region. We are lucky that this is in our beautiful backyard. Wishing Stone Farm produce will have two open registers next time instead of one.

Anonymous said...

I just returned from the farmers market and it was so much fun. Not only was the market fantastic, but you can't beat the atmosphere... Mt. Hope Farm is gorgeous!