Tuesday, July 3 is Opening Day at the Downtown Farmer’s Market with Farm Fresh Rhode Island.
This season Farm Fresh Rhode Island is assembling a delicious line up of farmers and local producers to offer a selection of vibrant, healthy, sustainable food to Kennedy Plaza. Look for the tents set up along Washington Street, right next to Burnside Park.
This year Farm Fresh Rhode Island is bringing Healthy Foods, Healthy Families programming to the market. This nutrition education program delivers fun, interactive activities to families that receive federal food assistance (WIC or SNAP). Activities are provided in English and Spanish and empower parents and children to learn about affordable, season food and how to prepare it in healthy ways that kids will love.
And this year you can double your SNAP at the farmer’s market! This market accepts cash, credit, SNAP/EBT and WIC. This summer, Farm Fresh RI offers their Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives program and is offering a 100% bonus at this downtown market. For every dollar you spend with EBT, you get a free dollar in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Visit the welcome table at the market for more information.
The Downtown Farmer’s Market will run from July 3 – October 30. Bring the kids and visit Burnside Park for free kids programming at Kidoinfo Play in the Park. You can find the full schedule of activities in the Facebook event. Please note that no Play in the Park activities are planned for July 3, but the Imagination Center will be open. Stop by to learn about what we have in store this summer!
Want to know what’s happening at all our free summer programming? Download our schedule and put it on your fridge!