As part of its ongoing commitment to local food sovereignty, Hope’s Harvest RI is honored to partner with Rhode Island’s only museum centered on the indigenous peoples of our area, the Tomaquag Museum, to share and discuss “Gather” — one of the season’s most talked-about documentaries.
“It was a lightbulb moment I couldn’t believe I hadn’t had before. Fruits and vegetables…not a trend…but a necessity?” Read about braving a farmer market for the very first time from Shauna Cook, blog writer and AmeriCorps VISTA member at Farm Fresh RI.
In a year unlike any other, we weren’t sure how pivoting Market Mobile to include home delivery would work out… yet here we are, seven months later, having surpassed 10,000 orders and over $2 million dollars in sales for local farmers and food producers! All thanks to the you: local farmers, eaters, and wholesale buyers.
Put the local harvest at the center of your table this Thanksgiving season. We’ve made it simple — order a locally sourced Produce & Pie Box and a Charcuterie & Cheese Board Kit, and you’ll be on your way to a delicious and festive local meal.
We are proud to share that our HK 26 trainees have completed their Food Handlers Certification and are now learning knife skills in the kitchen with Chef Sean and Chef Bernard. At the same time, our team has been working to transform this season’s abundance of local tomatoes into our signature jarred, stewed tomatoes!
Beginning Thursday, October 22, all Market Mobile pick-up orders will take place at our brand-new facility — 10 Sims Ave, Providence RI 02909.
Farm to School connects classroom, cafeteria, and community — creating a win-win-win for everyone! Farm to School works in a strategic way to ensure the health of all school children, farmers, community members, and the environment.
Shop Boscov’s and support Farm Fresh RI! October 14 & 15, mention Farm Fresh RI by name in-store at the register or online at checkout — we’ll receive 5% of your total purchase! You’ll save 20% off the lowest sale prices on almost everything.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: RI Food Policy Council is hosting a free “Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution” training” 10/8. Join the National Farm to School Network 10/14 with food justice activist Karen Washington. New report from Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and Tufts University reveals connection between regional food and student food access on college campuses.
Help us honor local community members who’ve made a positive impact in your life! This could be a neighbor, teacher, caregiver or other essential worker, government official — or anyone who has given you support recently.
Andrea E. McHugh writes for Edible Rhody: “A much-anticipated new headquarters in the Valley neighborhood of Providence is a game changer for local foods.”
For over a decade Castle Hill Inn and Newport Restaurant Group have generously hosted our annual fundraiser celebration of local food — Local Food Fest! Many of the chefs and bakers who have participated at previous Local Food Fest events have seen their businesses and teams challenged like never before during this global pandemic. Though we couldn’t be together in person last month, the team at Farm Fresh RI is with you!
Enjoy wood-fired pizza from Flatbread Company Providence on Tuesday, September 22, 4-9pm and Flatbread will donate a percentage of pizza sales to our Bonus Bucks and Community Education programs!
One of the newest food carts to the lively Rhode Island food scene, Minymeals debuted its mouthwatering Southeast Asian street foods at Farm Fresh RI’s Winter Market in Pawtucket just a year ago. And how did it start? By accident! Learn more in this local producer spotlight by guest contributor Malia Erickson.