Two or three times a year I do a Goosewing Beach in Little Compton RI day trip and follow pretty much the same set of destinations outlined in my write up. The Tiverton/Little Compton area is my favorite part of Rhode Island, it has a lot of charm and never disappoints. During my last trip, I stumbled across the Sakonnet Growers Market located at historic Tiverton, RI Four Corners.
It’s open on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. June through October. My usual visits to this area were on Sundays, so this was the first time I came across the market.
My first impression was that this farmers’ market was a bit on the small side, there were about 10 stands set up in a “U” shape on a green space. When we entered, there weren’t many other people there so it felt like all eyes were on us – it was very intense.
Even though there were only a few farmers’ stands, there was such a wide range of products. These included:
- Vegetables: Carrots, squash, corn, beets, spinach
- Fruits: Peaches, strawberries
- Oysters and shellfish
- Locally raised meats
- Breads, pastries, rolls
- Jams and jellies
- Soaps, shampoos, beauty products
- Pottery and sculptures
This market makes for a good add on to a trip to Goosewing Beach, but if I wasn’t already in the area, I wouldn’t go out of my way to stop in. Also if you go during a lull period, be prepared to feel 20 pairs of eyes staring at you as you walk booth to booth.