Greater City Providence

Report from Ship Street Square Farmer’s Market

Ship Street Square

Today was the first Farmer’s Market in Ship Street Square, run by Farm Fresh Rhode Island. It is early in the season yet, so the pickings were a little slim, but a lot of people were out. Who knew there were so many people in the Jewelry District? Well, I did, but it was still cool to see people arriving in the square from every direction.

There were a number of farm vendors, Olga’s Cup & Saucer with sandwiches and breads, Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ and Mijos Tacos food trucks, and the Coffee Guy serving up hot and iced.

The weather’s nice, but chilly and windy, making it less than comfortable to actually eat in the square. Also, the area is not really conducive to eating, you can sit on the steps, but it kinda sucks, they need to get some tables and chairs out there, or some high top tables for people to stand at during lunch. The square belonging to Brown, perhaps this is something they can provide so that it does not cost the vendors anything.

The market is on Tuesdays from 11am to 2pm. My understanding is this is a test run to see how it goes, so come out and support it so it can run through the summer.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


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