The Miantonomi Farmers Market will open on July 1 and run every Monday afternoon from 2 to 6 PM in Miantonomi Park on Hillside Avenue through the end of August.
Local vendors will sell fresh produce, prepared foods, and hot and cold beverages, complemented by family activities ranging from Save The Bay’s “Touch Tank” (hold live sea creatures in your hand!) to a free bilingual performance co-produced by Trinity Repertory Company and Rhode Island Latino Arts of Shakespeare's classic play “Much Ado About Nothing,” in Spanish and English, after the market on July 8.
The market will offer a 100% bonus for fruit and vegetable purchases when SNAP customers use their EBT cards to buy tokens at the market’s Welcome Stall – for every dollar that SNAP customers spend, they receive an additional one-for-one $1 match in tokens to purchase fresh produce. Many market vendors also accept WIC (Women, Infants and Children) vouchers –including WIC farmers market vouchers – and Senior Farmers Market vouchers.
The Miantonomi Farmers Market is a joint project of Aquidneck Community Table and the Newport Health Equity Zone, funded by the Rhode Island Foundation in a partnership designed to make affordable fresh foods available in a community-oriented setting in one of Newport's most historic and beautiful city parks.