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Eat (and Shop) Local

The Bay Magazine ·

1. Shore’s Fresh Food Market has been serving North Providence as a family tradition since 1920. Find all of your RI state favorites here, like Autocrat Coffee Milk ice cream, Nuts ‘n More protein butter truffle bites and Wright’s Farm salad

2. In downtown Providence, Eastside Mart has been owned and operated by Paul Smith and his family for the past six years. Among their selection of local products you can find Del’s famous lemonade, Annie B’s honey from Cumberland and Brown Bear peanut butter from Providence.

3. Tom’s Market in Warren has no shortage of locally-sourced products, including Fox Point Pickles, Catanzaro’s pasta sauce from Pawtucket, and Warren-based Anchor Toffee. Two additional locations can be found in Tiverton and Coventry, and at each their promise of “fresh, local and exceptional” food holds up.

4. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, pick up Sweet and Salty Farm yogurt or DeLucia’s jams from Wilbur’s General Store in Little Compton. While the general store is over 100 years old, it still provides all the modern variety of a chain grocer – with some local favorites, of course.

5. If you’re environmentally conscious, McQuade’s Marketplace in Westerly and Jamestown is your shopping destination. They offer produce with an eye for the organic and local, like fresh fruits and vegetables from Charlestown’s Earth Care Farm and South Kingstown’s Carpenter’s Farm.

6. South County Food Co-op in Wakefield nurtures community roots by selling a range of local products. What started as a grassroots co-op in 1970 has transformed into a successful grocery and cafe. In their aisles you can find Windmist Farm eggs, Rhody Fresh milk, Glee Gum and Poblano Farm salsa from South Kingstown.

7. This certainly isn’t your mother’s pantry. Nestled inside a restaurant serving cocktails and New American fare, The Pantry at Avenue N is an upscale market that boasts a selection of local goods, including Granny Squibb’s Iced Tea and Warren’s Biggest Little Popcorn Company. 

8. Dave’s Marketplace has been locally owned since 1969, and having opened their newest location in Cranston earlier this year they’re not showing any signs of slowing down. Anyone looking to buy local goods will find plenty in their stores, like Pawtucket-based Chi Kitchen’s kimchi or sauerkraut from Cranston’s Lost Art Cultured Foods.

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