Get bready for the Mount Hope Farmers Market

Driving down Metacom Avenue is a common occurrence for many community members as they arrive on campus. Throughout the week, they may pass the vast green lawn of Mount Hope Farm, located at 250 Metacom Ave., and only see a few geese occupying the grass.

On Saturday mornings, the farm is bustling with activity as patrons visit the Mount Hope Farmers Market. The farmers market runs year round every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a wide variety of vendors. Some of these vendors are full-time during a season while others are on a rotating schedule.

Some of the full time vendors for the summer season include Edible Homescapes, which sells organic vegetables from Westport, Mass.; Fieldstone Kombucha, located in Dartmouth, Mass.; and Bywater, which sells coffee and pastries and is located in Warren, R.I. There are also vendors selling locally made cocktails, mushrooms, salads and meat.

For the vendors that are on a rotating schedule, their wares include candles, pasta and baked goods, among others. Prospective patrons can visit Mount Hope Farm’s Instagram page @mounthopefarm or add their email ([email protected]) to the newsletter in order to see what vendors will be at the market each week.

For those interested in seeing some animals, walking a short distance across the lawn will allow visitors to see the animals that live on the farm. There are chickens, goats, horses, donkeys and a beautiful golden pheasant.

Patrons of the Mount Hope Farmers Market are sure to find something of interest with the various vendors and products that are offered.