Attention, locavores and lovers of fresh local foods, Aquidneck Growers’ Market confirmed with What’s Up Newp today that they will be moving their winter market from Newport Vineyards to Easton’s Beach Rotunda.

The Aquidneck Growers’ Market, a program of Aquidneck Community Table, received support form Newport City Council last night to move their market to the Rotunda from November through May.

“We are excited by the possibilities in holding the winter market location at Easton’s Beach” Bevan Linsley, Aquidneck Community Table’s executive director, told What’s Up Newp on Thursday ” there’s loads more parking than at the Vineyard so customers can get in and out easily, do their shopping at the market, visit Save The Bay’s Aquarium in the Rotunda, drop off food scraps to the Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas program and take a walk on the beach: it will be a locally satisfying outing, and a huge vote of support for farmers and the local economy, made with our forks!”

The market will open at the Rotunda on Saturday morning, November 2, from 9 am to 12:30 pm. The market is held rain or shine, but in the event of extreme weather a notice of cancellation will be posted on the market’s Facebook page.

As in past years, the market will offer a wide selection of locally sourced foods: fresh vegetables and fruit; pasture-raised meat and eggs; fresh and smoked fish; artisan breads and pastries; a selection of prepared foods and freshly squeezed juices.  The market is also a partner in the Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI program by offering drop-off site for household food scraps.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market partners with Farm Fresh RI to offer 100% match for fruit and vegetables for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) clients who use their EBT allowance at the market’s Welcome Stall.  Many market vendors also accept WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and Senior Citizen coupons.  

A full list of market vendors and further information can be found at

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