Knives out! And pruners and axes and scissors. In addition to the grinding wheel, traditional Japanese whetstone sharpening is also available, by the inch. (See IG) A good sharp knife makes such a difference — no more sawing and pushing. Corey Pacheco of Slowhand Sharpening is one of the regulars at the Farm Fresh Winter Markets; in the summer he is at Lippitt Park on Hope Street. (I’m sure Mr. Pacheco has heard a zillion “knives out” references by now . . . I just couldn’t stop myself.) The Slowhand grinding station can be found on the left shortly after you enter; it abuts Wright’s Creamery which I also recommend.
Food vendors at the market offer a range of produce, seafood, shellfish, baked goods, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, herbs, dog treats, and more. It can vary from week-to-week; go here for the February list. No dogs allowed per order of the Health Department.
A food truck or two are usually on site.
Winter Market, 9am to 1pm, Saturdays year-round, Farm Fresh RI, 10 Sims Avenue, (directions)