Wednesday Fiestas in the West End At The Sankofa World Market

By | June 01, 2015
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Wednesday Fiestas

It started out as a farmers’ market to offer produce representing the ethnic and dietary diversity of the West End neighborhood, particularly its population whose heritage is West African or Southeast Asian. But the Sankofa World Market has turned into a full-blown weekly fiesta, with local vendors selling prepared foods and crafts, food trucks catering to international tastes, a refrigerated produce store for tropical items (sponsored by the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and Rhody Food on the Move), and participants in Dorcas Place and the Genesis Center’s programs offering showcases and performances. Local gardeners from Southside Community Land Trust will provide vegetables that might be very familiar to ethnic cooks but not available in local markets. “Something for everyone,” says Rachel Newman Greene, one of Sankofa’s organizers from the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. “And that includes SNAP incentives and different price ranges.”

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