Several indoor winter farmers
markets sponsored by the state are now open as part of Rhode Island's campaign to promote fresh,
The markets include the South Kingstown
Market in the Peace Dale Mill complex; the Coastal Growers' Market in North
Kingstown at Lafayette Mill; the Mount Hope Market at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol; the Farm Fresh RI Market at Hope
in Pawtucket; and the Aquidneck Growers' Market
at St. Mary's Church in Portsmouth.
The state Department of Environmental
Managements says the new Hope Valley Market at the Richmond Community Center
is also now open.
The Pawtuxet Village Market in Cranston will be open beginning
on Dec. 5.
Island has over 1,200 farms, most of them family run,
and an agriculture industry worth $170 million.