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East Providence’s Weaver Library Farmers’ Market opens July 9

Coronavirus safety protocols will be in place for all involved

Posted 6/28/20

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Library has confirmed the opening of the Weaver Library Farmers’ Market on Thursday, July 9. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Although the current …

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East Providence’s Weaver Library Farmers’ Market opens July 9

Coronavirus safety protocols will be in place for all involved

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Library has confirmed the opening of the Weaver Library Farmers’ Market on Thursday, July 9. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Although the current COVID-19 pandemic delayed its start by two weeks, it has not reduced the energy, creativity, and care the staff is bringing to the market’s seventh season.

The 2020 lineup of vendors offering fresh local food, produce, plants, and more include Harvest Kitchen, Cedar Ledge Apiaries, Delfina’s Plants, Diggers’ Seafood, Blush Bakeshop, Mariska’s Confections, Pop’s Hotdogs and returning farmers Margarita and Teo Pons, Geek Gardens, Lazy Acres Ranch, and Martinellis. New to the Weaver Market are Daily Farm, Soul Fresh Proteins, Anouk’s Crepes, and WebeJammin.

The library thanks its farmers, vendors, musicians and customers, which have made the Weaver Library Farmers Market a favorite destination for many on a Thursday afternoon. Customers enjoy taking their time, relaxing and catching up with neighbors.

However, this year has to be different. The focus must be on keeping everyone safe. To that end, every precaution is being taken to avoid the spread of the coronavirus and asking customers to plan their shopping trips with efficiency in mind. State guidelines require staff and customers to wear masks. The market will be roped off and have one entrance and exit. Sanitizer will be available. All purchased food must be enjoyed at home.

Although food demos and children’s activities aren’t on offer at the moment, music and dance will be there to make the shopping experience the pleasant time it has always been. Saddle Up the Chicken will be sharing its fun sound with the market on July 9.

The Weaver Library Farmers’ Market welcomes customers with SNAP/EBT, WIC, Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program coupons, and credit or debit cards. Thanks to a grant from Farm Fresh RI, SNAP customers can double their SNAP! For every dollar you swipe, get a free dollar in Bonus Bucks for fruits and vegetables.
 
For the most current market information, see the Weaver Library Farmers’ Market Facebook page or call the library at 401-434-2453.

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