The Brown Market Shares Program (BMSP) is a student-run, campus-based food distribution program connecting the Brown community with regional producers through affordable weekly shares of fresh, local, and sustainable produce, bread, eggs, dairy and meat.


Thanks for a great spring season!

As a group of  362 shareholders, you helped us make such an impact on the Rhode Island food scene this season. We purchased food from 13 different local farmers and producers. Over the past 11 weeks, with the help of 58 volunteers, we provided 3,982 bags of produce. This season we were able to accept all of our subsidized share applications, meaning 1,122 of these bags were provided at a discounted price. Overall, $90,000 will be directed into the local food economy.

On the Blog

Know your share

Come across an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable in your share this week? Browse our produce guide for suggested recipes as well as preparation and storage tips!

The Sam Dweck Summer Season

Learn more about our summer season dedication to past coordinator Sam Dweck.


How it Works

Market Shares operates in three seasons: Fall, Spring and Summer. For information about our weekly operation, financial model, and impact on the RI farming economy, please read our book "Running the Brown Market Shares Program."