• Winter Farmers Market Finds New Home at Stoneacre Garden and Adds a Second Market Day

    Winter Farmers Market Finds New Home at Stoneacre Garden and Adds a Second Market Day

    Contact: Kelsey Fitzgibbons, 401-256-6627, market@aquidneckcommunitytable.org

    Winter Farmers Market Finds New Home at Stoneacre Garden and Adds a Second Market Day

    Aquidneck Community Table is pleased to announce a new partnership with Stoneacre Garden where the
    farmers market will be held for the 2021-22 winter season on Saturday mornings from 9 to noon, adding a
    second shopping day on Wednesday afternoons, from 2 to 5, through the holiday season.

    The new market site is centrally located in downtown Newport at 151 Swinburne Row, adjacent to the Brick
    Market Place, and easy to reach on foot or by bike. Free parking is available at meters along Thames Street, in
    the Mary Street parking lot, just a block away, and the nearby Visitor Center on America’s Cup.

    Stoneacre’s handsome new patio will host both Saturday and Wednesday markets, moving the Wednesday
    afternoon from Memorial Boulevard to open on November 3, and the Saturday morning market from Pell Elementary School on November 6.

    There will be a wide selection of local foods and artisanal wares at both markets, including produce, coffee,
    meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, baked goods, prepared foods, and gift items to choose from. Vermont maple
    syrup, market tote bags, and market gift certificates are available at the market’s Welcome Stall, all great gifts
    for anyone on the holiday gift shopping list. A full list of vendors can be found at aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

    Stoneacre Gardens invites shoppers to add stopping in for coffee, or cocktails, or a meal to their market experience - shopping at the winter market is no longer just about getting weekly groceries! Information and menus can be found at Stoneacregarden.com. 

    About Aquidneck Community Table (ACT):
    Aquidneck Community Table is growing a healthy local food system accessible to all residents and visitors of
    Aquidneck island. In January 2016, three Aquidneck Island groups—Aquidneck Growers Market, Island
    Commons, and Sustainable Aquidneck—came together to form Aquidneck Community Table. Combined, ACT
    has 27 years of experience building a more resilient and equitable food system for the island community. ACT
    now operates two farmers markets, hosting 76,000 shopping visits, and keeping $2MM in the local economy.
    Vendors have donated 4,000 pounds of food to local food pantries. For its commitment to the local food
    marketplace, ACT received an Edible Rhody Local Hero Award in 2019; was given a Good Neighbor Award
    from The Newport Women’s Resource Center/Newport Health Equity Zone in 2018, and the markets were
    selected as “Must-See Farmer’s Markets” by Yankee in 2018. For more information visit www.aquidneckcommunitytable.org .

    Kelsey Fitzgibbons, Market Manager
    Aquidneck Community Table
    P O Box 1481, Newport, RI 02840

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