Hope and Main to open summer Schoolyard Market

WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — The Hope and Main marketplace announced its weekly schoolyard market will return this month.

The marketplace’s Schoolyard Market offers residents a lively environment for finding their next favorite dish.

Officials said the Schoolyard Market will be open every Wednesday between June 14 and September 27 at 691 Main St. in Warren and will offer more than the average farmer’s-market.

“The Schoolyard Market is truly a place to scope out what’s new in local food and beverage,” said Alison Mountford, Hope and Main’s Director of Marketing.

“Since the majority of vendors are members of our culinary incubator, they’re making their products on site and selling them to our community. Some are brand new, making their first sale to the public, and others are here growing and expanding their passionate customer base. Either way, it’s a win for local food lovers,” she continued.

Later this summer, Schoolyard Market fans will have the chance to vote to help their favorite vendor win the Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Competition. Finalists will compete for a $10,000 prize at the schoolyard’s Twilight Party in late September.

Hope and Main’s markets are partially funded by the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program grant and local sponsors.

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