If visiting the Aquidneck Growers Market on Saturday mornings is part of your Saturday morning routine, you’re not going to enjoy this news.

Aquidneck Community Table (ACT) has announced that “due to the City of Newport’s COVID 19 management concerns, the market location at Easton’s Beach has been closed in response to the Governor’s restrictions on gatherings of 25 or more people”. 

While it’s unclear when the market will be back, ACT is working on it.

“We are lobbying to be classified as a food distribution center, rather than an event, and hopeful that this, and other health management practices, will allow the market to reopen, possibly in a different location.  Please stay tuned for an update next week”, ACT wrote in an email provided to What’s Up Newp.

ACT encourages shoppers to continue to support their farmers and vendors by ordering from them directly.

ACT provided the following list of vendors, and say that many now accept pre-order for delivery.

Aquidneck Farms
Barden Family Orchard
Beautiful Day
The Coffee Guy
Fully Rooted
Little River Farm
The Local Catch
Maplewood Farm
Moonlight Rose Alpacas
Paradise Hill Farm
Pat’s Pastured
Provencal Bakery
Rhode Island Mushroom Co.
Roots Farm
Simmons Farm
Sprout and Lentil
 Beth Bakes
B’ladies Professional Sharpening
Butter Cuisine
Earth Essence Herbals
Gabba Gabba Naturals
The Golden Trout
Newport Sea Salt Co.
Ocean State Pepper Co.
Rhed’s Hot Sauce
Rose Macarons
Simply Chickie 

The following services also accept online orders for delivery of locally sourced foods:
Farm Fresh Market Mobile and What’s Good

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