March Madness at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market

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A Month of Specials, Events, Family Fun and Prizes!

PAWTUCKET, RI — March can be a challenging month for local farmers. It signals the start of a long thaw after winter and the beginning of planning for next season’s harvest. Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to support local farms year-round. But March is a time of year when local farmers need your business and support most of all.

To celebrate these local heroes, Farm Fresh Rhode Island is hosting a month of special events at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market, called March Madness. Shop at the market every Saturday in March to enjoy fun events like cooking demos and pie eating contest, take advantage of seasonal sales, and participate in a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes valued at over $300!

Participating in March Madness is a great way to support local agriculture, empower small businesses and build vibrant community with local food at the center of every table.

March Madness Events
Every Saturday in March – Scavenger Hunt through the Market!

March 5 – Cooking Demo by Harvest Kitchen
March 12 – Pie Eating Contest by Humble Pie
March 19 – Beer Pairing by Hope & Main and Bucket Brewery
March 26 – Cooking Demo by the African Alliance of Rhode Island

What to Expect (Just like that other “Final Four”)

Baskets of delicious produce to feature on your dinner table.
Dunks of fresh baked-goods into steamy, locally roasted coffee.
Hoops used to support greenhouses that make winter harvests possible.
Nets that harvest fresh-caught seafood from our region’s waters.

The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 9am – 1pm, until May 14. Located in two spacious hallways of the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI, it is easily accessed via the R-Line bus and parking is provided. For more information, visit

Farm Fresh Rhode Island is growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of Rhode Island farmers and eaters. With this mission in mind, we seek to preserve Rhode Island farmland, build healthier communities, support and strengthen community-based businesses, increase access to fresh food and improve the impact of food production and distribution on the environment. Learn more at

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