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.
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.
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.
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: Dwight!
Meet Abigail Wentlent, our Community Education & Harvest Kitchen AmeriCorps Direct Service Member. Happy AmeriCorps Week, we 🍅 you Abigail!
Meet Sophia Johari, our Food Access and Community Education Direct Service Member. Happy AmeriCorps Week, we 🍅 you Sophie!
Meet Leonely Paulino, our Farm Direct Food Security AmeriCorps VISTA Member. Happy AmeriCorps Week, we 🍅 you Leonely!
Meet Ally Jennings, our Farm to Food Pantry AmeriCorps VISTA Member. Happy AmeriCorps Week, we 🍅 you Ally!
Meet Shannon Hickey, Communications & Development AmeriCorps VISTA Member for Hope’s Harvest RI. Happy AmeriCorps Week, we 🍅 you Shannon!
Meet Alison MacBeth, our Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA Member. Happy AmeriCorps Week, we 🍅 you Alison!
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture has upgraded its Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) bulk purchase pilot program to provide an estimated 12,800 boxes of fresh Rhode Island food to …
The Barden Family Orchard may be in its ninth decade of operation, but co-owners Sandra and Gilbert Barden are still always finding new ways to keep up with the times. Learn more in this local producer spotlight by guest contributor Ariel Finkle.
We were proud to be included in the February 2022 issue of “At the Table,” the USDA Food and Nutrition Service newsletter for the Northeast Region. And even more proud to be assisting in this vital service for seniors in our community.