Providence Flea returns from its winter break to Farm Fresh RI Market Hall at 10 Sims Ave., Providence, every Sunday starting Feb. 4 through May 5 (except Easter Sunday) from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The Flea welcomes more than 200 rotating, local and regional vendors to the indoor season with more than 75 vendors at each market. Although you don't need a valentine to shop these markets, you're sure to find one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists, artisans and indie makers, vintage vendors, plant shops, bakeshops and more, while showing your support for RI's small business community.
All That Glitters ...
There's lots of bling at the indoor markets, like these drop earrings with vintage and silver beads and semi-precious stones from Turbocat Beads. You'll find necklaces, bracelets, earrings and accessories in all shapes and styles in vintage, costume and estate jewelry, plus handcrafted accessories in media such as gold, vermeil, sterling silver, resin, cement, glass, polymer and more from designers in The Creative Capital and beyond, all under one roof at the Flea.
The Way to Their Heart
If the way to your love's heart is through their stomach, shop edible gifts like these chocolate-covered cookie pops from local chocolatier Choco-A-Latte. Sip 'n snack to your heart's content with a yummy hot cocoa or craft cocktail, artisan coffee drink or local brew, or choose from other mouthwatering local eats from a rotating lineup of food purveyors and local food trucks outside.
A Love That Lasts ... and Lasts!
At a loss for words? Trust a vintage valentine to express your lasting love from among these die-cut, old school cards and envelopes from Lynn McCarthy Vintage. Looking for something more modern? Enlist the help of the area's best indie artists with one of many locally designed, handprinted cards from the heart.
Puttin' on the Knits
Handknits by local fiber artists were all the rage at the holiday fleas, with everything from neck-warmers and bucket hats to jewelry, throws, plushies and more. You might snag one of these very stylish knit designs by D. Simpkin Knits (if you know you know), but be forewarned, they sell out quick! No worries, there are lots more handknit and upcycled creations in every size, style and color.
How Deep Is Your Love?
What says, "I love you," more than a 33 LP (long play) album full of serenades and disco beats from a classic group like the Bee Gees? This one may have sold from Colonel's Collectibles, but you can still score big from his crates of vinyl with classics from crooners in every genre at a price that can't be beat.
And They Call It ...
Puppy love! You don't need a date for the Valentine Markets — bring your Galentine or Palentine, or come solo — but you'll need to leave your pups at home. Dogs are not allowed in the market hall. That doesn't mean, however, that we won't have the cutest accessories and more for the four-legged love of your life, including cats and kittens, like these premium cotton denim bowties embroidered with hugs and kisses from dusidog.
Shopping the Flea at Farm Fresh RI Market Hall is a safe and fun way to spend your Sundays in their 60,000-square-foot facility with a high-end filtration system, high ceilings, wide-open aisles, fresh air intakes, overhead doors, and ceiling fans, which are constantly circulating the air. The building also houses New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, Tallulah's Taqueria, Providence Brewing Co., Anchor Toffee, Wright's Dairy, Robin Hollow Farm and Rhed's Hot Sauce.
Admission to the Flea is always free, and free parking is available in two off-street lots. Masks are optional.
For information on our full calendar of Winter–Spring Markets, visit our website at providenceflea.com and sign up for our weekly newsletter to never miss an update.