Harvest Time with Maple & Sugar

ExpiredBlackbird Farm 2019 Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Festival

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  • November 3, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

On Sunday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Blackbird Farm Farm Stand and Ice Cream trailer land at the corner of Douglas Pike and Limerock Road, Eat Drink RI and Blackbird Farm present their annual Harvest Market & Craft Festival with artists and craftspeople vendors alongside the local food. All four oxen–Maple, Sugar, Apple and Cider–will be pulling the wagon for rides and there’ll be pony rides as well. Come sell your wares at the biggest arts & crafts event in Smithfield!

Please review the Market details and vendor requirements below before registering and sending credit card payment by clicking the ADD TO EVENT CART button above or below.

SETUP: The Festival is held in an open field by the Farm Stand. You are responsible for your table or display. A pop-up canopy is highly recommended. We have a porta-john on-site. There is a hose for water for flowers or such, but no electricity.

LICENSING: All vendors must carry all applicable tax and sales permits and appropriate licensing from the RI Department of Health (if selling consumables).

CERTIFICATION & FOOD SAFETY: Vendors must maintain all appropriate Town and State licenses for their type of goods or food products, provide copies of such to Blackbird Farm and have licenses in their booth at all times. Vendors that serve any food samples that are not prepackaged must comply with state laws and regulations related to food service. Requirements include wearing of plastic gloves and providing a waste receptacle if sampling food.

All product labeling shall be truthful and accurate and adhere to the requirements set forth by the State of Rhode of Island. Any claims, such as organic, pesticide-free, origin, gluten-free, free range, sugar-free, etc. must be substantiated. Any intentionally false claims shall be cause for immediate removal from the Market.

PREPARED FOODS: Prepared foods must be licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health. All sampling must follow safe food handling guidelines. For any vendors providing prepared food, we require a copy of your food safety documents at the Market.

WEATHER POLICY: Markets go on rain or shine unless cancelled by Blackbird Farm. Cancellation of a market due to severe weather is decided solely by Blackbird Farm. Vendors shall be notified via email or phone prior to Market set-up time. No refunds will be given.

INDEMNIFICATION: Vendor shall indemnify and hold harmless Blackbird Farm from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and costs of actions (including all attorney’s fees), of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or Vendor’s use of the space(s), sale of goods or conduct of business by Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees or any act or omission of Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees. Vendor is responsible for all monies collected from the sale of Vendor’s goods. Blackbird Farm is in no way responsible for any lost or stolen monies or items. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Rhode Island without regard to conflict of law principles and venue for any action arising from this Agreement shall be in Providence County, Rhode Island. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a writing signed by the parties.

Vendor’s payment of $30 fee indicates that Vendor has read and understands the above Blackbird Farm Farmers Market Policies and Procedures and that any violation of such may result in loss of Farmers Market rental privileges. Vendor acknowledges that such Policies and Procedures may be amended from time to time and agrees to abide by the terms of any such amendments if Vendor continues to vend at the Blackbird Farm Farmers Market.


2018 PVD Winter Lights Market

UpcomingPVD Winter Lights Market 2019

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  • Friday
    December 6, 2019
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday
    December 7, 2019
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details Price Qty
I Want to be a Vendor!$165.00 (USD)  

Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2019 PVD Winter Lights Market and Tree Lighting produced by the City of Providence and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. Providence’s annual holiday tradition will take place over two days and feature a wealth of activities for all to enjoy including two tree lighting ceremonies, world champion figure skating demonstrations, special giveaways, live performances, the Eat Drink RI Market and so much more!

A slideshow of photos from previous Winter Lights Markets is below.

Eat Drink RI is proud to be curating the Market again and this year the city has asked for it to be fully food & drink focused. The Market will take place Friday, December 6th from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 7th from 12-9 p.m. Vendors are required to commit to the entire time on both days. This event is intended to showcase local Rhode Island food & beverage producers serving prepared items for enjoying while engaging in the downtown activities or packaged food & drink items for gift giving (or to keep!).

Winter Lights MarketPlease review the Market details and vendor requirements below before registering and sending credit card payment by clicking the ADD TO EVENT CART button above.

This year’s registered participants include:

  • Aura’s Chocolate Bar
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beth Bakes
  • Blackbird Farm
  • Blount Fine Foods*
  • Clover Desserts LLC
  • DELIcious!
  • Enjoyful Foods
  • Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods
  • GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ*
  • Incred-A-Bowl*
  • Kelila’s Designs
  • Matunuck Oyster Bar
  • Maxine Baked
  • Ming’s Asian Street Food*
  • New Harvest Coffee & Spirits
  • Pepper Junction
  • Pop On The Block
  • Revival Brewing Company
  • Rhode Island Organics
  • The Rustic Gift Basket
  • Twisted T’s*

A heated tent will be set up in the trolley lane in between the ALEX AND ANI City Center and Burnside Park. Vendors are required to bring tables and everything needed for booth set-up. The booth fee is $165 total for both days. Overnight security is provided and vendors may leave their booths set-up overnight Friday evening. Please be certain of your commitment to exhibit for both dates, as there are no refunds once payments are made.  Load-in information will be sent prior to the Market day.

* Food trucks are parked outside the tent along Washington Street.

PREPARED FOODS: Prepared foods must be licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health. All sales and sampling must follow safe food handling guidelines. For any vendors providing prepared food, we require a copy of your food safety documents at the Market.

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy

PRODUCT INSURANCE AND LICENSING: All vendors must carry product liability insurance, appropriate licensing from the RI Department of Health, and all applicable tax and sales permits. Copies must be submitted prior to the opening of the market. Vendors will not be allowed to set-up before these items are provided. A general liability insurance rider is required for December 6 and 7, 2019 naming:

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy
30 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903

Eat Drink RI LLC
1061 Fish Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism

CERTIFICATION & FOOD SAFETY: Vendors must maintain all appropriate Town and State licenses for their type of goods or food products, provide copies of such to Eat Drink RI and have licenses in their booth at all times. Vendors that serve any food samples that are not prepackaged must comply with state laws and regulations related to food service. Requirements include wearing of plastic gloves and providing a waste receptacle if sampling food.

All product labeling shall be truthful and accurate and adhere to the requirements set forth by the State of Rhode of Island. Any claims, such as organic, pesticide-free, origin, gluten-free, free range, sugar-free, etc. must be substantiated. Any intentionally false claims shall be cause for immediate removal from the Market.

INDEMNIFICATION: Vendor shall indemnify and hold harmless Eat Drink RI from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and costs of actions (including all attorney’s fees), of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or Vendor’s use of the space(s), sale of goods or conduct of business by Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees or any act or omission of Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees. Vendor is responsible for all monies collected from the sale of Vendor’s goods. Eat Drink RI is in no way responsible for any lost or stolen monies or items. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Rhode Island without regard to conflict of law principles and venue for any action arising from this Agreement shall be in Providence County, Rhode Island. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a writing signed by the parties.

Vendor’s payment of $165 fee indicates that Vendor has read and understands the above Eat Drink RI Market Policies and Procedures and that any violation of such may result in loss of Market rental privileges. Vendor acknowledges that such Policies and Procedures may be amended from time to time and agrees to abide by the terms of any such amendments if Vendor continues to vend at the Eat Drink RI Market.

Details Price Qty
I Want to be a Vendor!$165.00 (USD)  

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4th Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week

4th Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week 2019

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4th ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND QUAHOG WEEK KICKS OFF MARCH 25TH Participating restaurants and markets across the state will offer specials featuring Rhode Island’s favorite clam The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), announces that the 4th annual Quahog Week returns March 25 – March 31. The week-long celebration [….]

ExpiredBlackbird Farm 2019 Farmers Markets Application

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  • June 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019
    4:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fridays, 4 – 7 p.m., June 14 through October 18
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 16 through October 20

Blackbird Farm Stand
660 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Blackbird Farm Farmers Market in partnership with Eat Drink RI. Please review our market requirements below before submitting your application through online registration and credit card payment available by clicking the ADD TO EVENT CART button above.

Blackbird Farm 2018 Farmers Market
Blackbird Farm 2018 Farmers Market

Farmers markets are for people from all walks of life and all ages who share a common belief that farmers and local producers are a vital part of our community. This market will support the local food economy, showcase a wide variety of products and tap into a region of the state that doesn’t offer an extensive outdoor market other than ours. The Blackbird Farm Farmers Market will support local farmers and producers, improve access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other farm products, encourage sustainability, and educate the community on the importance of local foods. We enforce the below rules:

PREPARED FOODS: Prepared foods must be licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health. All sampling must follow safe food handling guidelines. For any vendors providing samples or prepared food, we require a copy of your food safety plan in writing at the start of the season.

PRODUCT INSURANCE AND LICENSING: All vendors must carry product liability insurance, appropriate licensing from the RI Department of Health, and all applicable tax and sales permits. Copies must be submitted prior to the first day of the market. Vendors will not be allowed to set-up before these items are provided. A general liability insurance rider is required for June 14 – October 20, 2019 naming:

Blackbird Farm
660 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

WEATHER POLICY: Markets go on rain or shine unless cancelled by Blackbird Farm. Cancellation of a market due to severe weather is decided solely by Blackbird Farm. Vendors shall be notified via email or phone prior to Market set-up time. No refunds will be given.

ATTENDANCE: Market attendance must be consistent. Absences must be based on seasonality of crops or produce. Prior notice of market absence is required. No refunds are provided for early drop-out from markets.

INDEMNIFICATION: Vendor shall indemnify and hold harmless Blackbird Farm from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and costs of actions (including all attorney’s fees), of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or Vendor’s use of the space(s), sale of goods or conduct of business by Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees or any act or omission of Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees. Vendor is responsible for all monies collected from the sale of Vendor’s goods. Blackbird Farm is in no way responsible for any lost or stolen monies or items. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Rhode Island without regard to conflict of law principles and venue for any action arising from this Agreement shall be in Providence County, Rhode Island. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a writing signed by the parties.

Blackbird Farm 2018 Farmers Market
Blackbird Farm 2018 Farmers Market

CERTIFICATION & FOOD SAFETY: Vendors must maintain all appropriate Town and State licenses for their type of goods or food products, provide copies of such to Blackbird Farm and have licenses in their booth at all times. Vendors that serve any food samples that are not prepackaged must comply with state laws and regulations related to food service. Requirements include wearing of plastic gloves and providing a waste receptacle if sampling food.

All product labeling shall be truthful and accurate and adhere to the requirements set forth by the State of Rhode of Island. Any claims, such as organic, pesticide-free, origin, gluten-free, free range, sugar-free, etc. must be substantiated. Any intentionally false claims shall be cause for immediate removal from the Market.

SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION WITH APPLICATION FEE (see below): by Monday, May 13, 2018. Vendors will be notified of their application status and invoiced for the market fee (see below) via email by Friday, May 17, 2018.

FARMERS MARKET FEES:
Fees allow us to pay for market insurance, grounds maintenance, portable restroom with service, market management, printing costs, events at the markets, credit card fees and publicity via Eat Drink RI.

  • Application fee: $50
  • Market fee: $225 for a single market, Fridays or Sundays (approximately $11.84/week, due by Friday, June 7th)
  • Market fee: $395 for both markets, Fridays and Sundays (approximately $10.39/week/market, due by Friday, June 7th)

Acceptance into the market is at the discretion of Blackbird Farm and Eat Drink RI.

Vendor’s payment of $225 or $395 fee indicates that Vendor has read and understands the above Blackbird Farm Farmers Market Policies and Procedures and that any violation of such may result in loss of Farmers Market rental privileges. Vendor acknowledges that such Policies and Procedures may be amended from time to time and agrees to abide by the terms of any such amendments if Vendor continues to vend at the Blackbird Farm Farmers Market.

Take a look at the Farmers Market page on blackbirdfarmri.com.

Click the ADD TO EVENT CART button above to fill out the registration form and pay online via credit card.

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