What is Block Island Marketplace?
- Block Island Marketplace is a website dedicated to the small businesses, independent artists, and imaginative creators. Every product is crafted by the Block Island community.
- The artists may live here year round or seasonally. You may have met many of them sitting outside a store, at the Farmer’s Market, or the Arts & Craft Guild Fair. We wanted to create a place where they can be found all year round online, so you can take a little visit to Block Island from your couch anytime you are missing us.
- Block Island Marketplace will be constantly growing and evolving. Many products are one-of-a-kind and always changing, while some may have a larger inventory so you can restock when you run out. Check back often to see new products!
How did this get started?
COVID-19 has made all of us reconsider how we do business and connect with other people. As Block Island navigated through these times, and worked hard figuring out how to reopen, we were worried about the Farmer’s Market and the artists that normally use it as their main source. Virtual “Farmer’s Markets” were popping up and we decided Block Island needs something similar. So here we are creating a year round platform for the Block Island community to showcase their products for all of you to enjoy and support local small businesses.