Winter Farmers Market in Bristol, Rhode Island
We believe in that one of the ways to travel - and live - well is be purposeful about knowing the origin of the things you eat and use. From farm to table to farmers market, there is nothing like the satisfaction of meeting the person who grew the food or produced the products you buy. And you can do it year round even in New England at its great Winter Farmers Markets.
Located in the quaint town of Bristol, Rhode Island, Mount Hope Farm is nestled in sprawling acres of green fields. Every Saturday they host a farmers market, full of seasonal vegetables, local sourced cheeses, artisan breads, farm made products like soaps and candles and handmade jewelry. Through rain, snow, and sleet, you can always be assured that a natural, locally made product is not too far away - and neither are the farmers and artisans that make them. In the winter, the farmers market is housed in a historic barn. As soon as you walk in, you are immersed in a transformative shopping experience. A loaf of bread becomes more than yeast, flour, and water; it is a story of someone's life. Engage with everyone you meet, all the artisans love what they do and enthusiastically discuss their products.The best part? Not having to peruse labels to be assured that what you are eating or using is good for your body.
Feeling a little bit hungry after this? Take a short drive to the Beehive Cafe, where they also believe in locally sourced foods. They make everything homemade, even baking their own bread. Their great coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will never fail to make you happy. Even better, their menu offers a wide variety of options for every dietary restriction.