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Farm Fresh, Even in Winter

The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market keeps people connected to local growers

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One of the summer’s greatest pleasures is straight-from-the-farm produce, preferably purchased from one of the dozens of weekly farmers markets around the city. That pleasure, though, doesn’t have to end just because the weather is colder. Farm Fresh RI’s Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market is up and running for the season at Hope Artiste Village, selling everything from late harvest vegetables like winter squash and apples to freshly baked treats, locally made condiments and fresh meat and seafood. This year’s market will host over 80 vendors from all over Rhode Island and surrounding areas, including seafood from Matunuck Oyster Farm and The Local Catch, baked goods from Olga’s Cup and Saucer and Knead Doughnuts, fruit and vegetables from Ward’s Berry Farm and Barden Family Orchard, herbal remedies from Farmacy Herbs and Earth Essence Organics and more. Particularly exciting this year are vendors that have been creating buzz in the last few months, like Fully Rooted, a fresh-pressed juice company that just set up shop in Pawtucket, and The Burgundian Waffles, which has been doing pop-ups at Stock on Hope Street and Borealis Coffee in East Providence. That, plus food trucks outside and regular entertainment, will get you through until the Lippitt Park market comes back in May. So yeah, summer is over, but deliciousness is not. Just don’t try to sunbathe after you shop.