If you’re not hanging out in the Schoolyard at Hope & Main on Wednesday evenings with a craft cocktail or mocktail and a freshly fried falafel pocket, Korean corn dog, or Rhode …
If you’re not hanging out in the Schoolyard at Hope & Main on Wednesday evenings with a craft cocktail or mocktail and a freshly fried falafel pocket, Korean corn dog, or Rhode Island’s only Ethiopian food, well, you’re missing out!
The food incubator’s Schoolyard Market is Warren’s weekly neighborhood block party in the middle of a hyper-local food market. Every Wednesday night they feature a rotating line up of passionate food and beverage vendors putting their best dish forward. Each week the market will host 20 different vendors, live music and cooking demonstrations, as well as activities for kids, and a fun line-up of themes, from Christmas in July, Ice Cream Sundae Week, to Yappy Hour for four legged market-goers. Lawn chairs, wagons, and extra shopping totes are strongly encouraged.
Both RI and MA Food Stamp (EBT) recipients are encouraged to shop at the Schoolyard to make the most of SNAP dollars. Hope & Main’s continued partnership with Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Bonus Bucks program provides a free match on all EBT transactions so customers get more to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. On-site farmers accept WIC and Senior Citizen coupons, too. Families can pick up free Nourish Our Neighbors meals and others can participate in Hope & Main’s Buy One, Give program, i.e., buy a meal for your own family and give one to a neighbor in need.
Schoolyard Market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., from June 14 to Sept. 27. It is free and open to the public. Well-behaved, leashed pets welcome. Rain or shine. Free municipal parking. A full list of vendors, programming and market-day details is available here.