Cathy Bardsley’s journey to becoming a livestock farmer began in 2008 when she bought her first goat, a Nubian named Shelby. From that modest beginning, this homesteader-at-heart now raises a multitude of heritage breeds including Red Wattle hogs, Spanish goats, Narragansett turkeys, Black Jersey Giants, Silver Appleyard ducks and Freedom Ranger chickens. Cathy is enthusiastic about raising heritage breed awareness, helping in her own way to keep these varieties thriving. Learn more in this local farm spotlight by volunteer writer Pamela Thompson.
As a nonprofit, we are eager for individuals to join our volunteer team and bring fresh perspectives. Today we spotlight one of our newest volunteers, Alyssa!
As a nonprofit, our work would be impossible without the generosity and dedication of our amazing team of volunteers. Today we spotlight one of these hardworking folks: Anne-Lise!
Since 2020, we have been working with RI-based developers Jake and Co. to both support the existing Market Mobile platform — now over 10 years old! — and build a new technology platform for Market Mobile’s future. This much needed upgrade makes ordering and check-out easier for shoppers and gives farmers and food producers streamlined tools to connect with a variety of customers. This update will go live on July 7, 2022.
The list of certified organic produce grown at Brandon Farm reads like a who’s who in a farm catalog. While the usual varieties are all present, there are also some not so often seen offerings such as sunchokes and fava beans. Farmer Alby Brandon is also known to have at least two or three experimental plantings going on at any given time. Learn more in this local food spotlight by volunteer writer Pamela Thompson.
It’s the season for outdoor farmers markets in Rhode Island! Find farmers markets near you across the state that are open summer through fall, and see which markets accept WIC, SNAP/EBT, and Bonus Bucks.
Today, Kane’s Kitchen offers six different flavors for all palates, from sweet to savory to spicy. But the Kane salsa experience began back in 2012 as a Christmas tradition. The most memorable feedback Trafford Kane ever received? “A woman tried the salsa and said it tastes so fresh, I don’t want to share it with my chips.” Learn more in this local food spotlight by volunteer writer Minnie Zhang.
Providence, RI — Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Hope’s Harvest are proud to announce that as of June 2022, Hope’s Harvest is officially the home for all hunger relief programming at Farm Fresh RI. Hunger in Rhode Island is a significant problem that has o …
Providence, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt will join Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, mem …
As a nonprofit, our work would be impossible without the generosity and dedication of our amazing team of volunteers. Today we spotlight one of these hardworking folks: Jessica!
Melissa Denmark and Jordan Goldsmith of Moonrose Farm in Rehoboth, MA, are dedicated to chemical-free food, local produce, and land stewardship. They are committed to sustainable farming practices and creating opportunities for volunteering and education. Learn more in this local farm spotlight by volunteer writer Judy Nudleman.
Simmons Farm is an historic family farm that has been around since it was owned by the Coggeshall family back in the 1600s. It became Simmons Farm when Elizabeth Coggeshall married into the Simmons family in Newport in the 1880s. Today, Karla and Brian Simmons carry on the family tradition—and have made a commitment to sustainability their priority. Learn more in this local food spotlight by volunteer writer Jasmine Wang.
For centuries, cultures around the world have relied on herbal medicine to meet their health needs. It’s no wonder as these plants are rich in nutrients and improve well-being without any harmful effects. More recently, Mary Blue, founder of Farmacy Herbs, has been leading this resurgence in Rhode Island to not only make and sell high-quality herbal products, but also educate the public on a variety of local, medicinal plants. Learn more in this local food spotlight by volunteer writer Megan Palumbo.