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.


The Summer season is just around the corner!

We are so happy that over 200 shareholders have decided to join us for the summer season! We cannot wait to greet faces new and old at check-in. However, before the summer season can commence and delicious vegetables can be delivered, BMSP needs to receive your payment. Note: The deadline to send in your payment is Tuesday, June 13th at 6pm (unless you have confirmed a payment plan with our finance coordinator, Katherine). The deadline to cancel or make changes to your share is Saturday, June 24th at 11:59pm. Like every season, you can pay in a variety of ways. 

You may pay:

  1. By check, addressed to "Brown Market Shares Program," and sent to campus mail box #1930.
    Full mailing address if sending from off campus:
    Brown Market Shares Program
    69 Brown Street, Box #1930
    Providence, RI 02912
       Please note that checks may take up to THREE WEEKS to be deposited
       Please note that you CANNOT submit a cash payment through the mail.
  2. By money order, addressed to "Brown Market Shares" and sent to the address above. You can purchase money orders with cash, debit card, or traveler's check at most US post office locations (some also accept credit cards). There is a USPS location very close to campus at 306 Thayer Street. Alternatively, you can purchase money orders at your bank. Small fees may apply.                                                                 *Disclaimer: We will not be responsible for absorbing the cost of lost money orders. Money orders are impossible to cancel if you do not have the receipt, and they are difficult to cancel even with the receipt. If you plan on paying by money order, we strongly suggest that you pay in person.
  3. In person, Katherine will be located in the Brown-RISD Hillel on Monday, June 12th, from 3-5 PM to accept payments in the form of cash, check, or money order.

If you would like to set up a payment plan, please email our finance coordinator, Katherine, at We offer weekly and monthly payment plans. If you elect to have a payment plan, you must pay the FULL AMOUNT even if you miss a week. In addition to mailing payments, shareholders with payment plans may also pay in person on the Market Days when their installments are due. 

 If you have concerns about payment, please email our finance coordinator, Katherine, at

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 Spring 2017 season

Learn more about what you can expect from the spring season.


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."