Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Join over 100 grassroots organizers for a day-long training and networking event that will focus on environmental and social justice work, at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, RI on Friday, November 15 from 8:30am – 5:30pm. And stay updated on CONGRESS NEWS from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: “Farm Advocates Hope Senate Farm to School Month Resolution Signals Opportunity for Action on Upcoming CNR”
We are gearing up for another amazing season at the largest indoor farmers market in New England! Opening day at our Winter Market in Pawtucket is coming up November 2nd — and will be open every Saturday 9am–1pm through April 25, 2020! Check out the tantalizing list of vendors for November and December at the market!
Don’t you want S’more time at an outdoor farmers market before the end of the season? Come to the Armory Market 3:30pm-dusk for great local food — and enjoy free S’mores this week! Plus, “Leaf-tober” continues with composting demo by Earth Appliance Organics. There are just two Armory Markets left this year, don’t miss one!
Check out our Market Mobile wholesale service to see some of the restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community. Plus, get a taste of some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers this week — like apple cider from Barden Orchard in North Scituate, RI.
It’s the time of year to start baking again, and what’s more perfect for a fall project than baking pretzels? Learn how you can make these amazing Rye Pretzels, created by Chef Sean for our recent Octoberfest (“Beers + Brats, Pickles + Pretzel”) celebration at Harvest Kitchen.
Our “Connections in the Food System” activity is easily adaptable to a wide variety of ages and audiences. Want to lay the groundwork for in-depth discussions about the interconnectedness of food? Start here!
Check out our Market Mobile wholesale service to see some of the restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community — like The Illuminated Oven in East Providence and Curds & Co. in Brookline. Plus, get a taste of some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers this week.
This week, we had the privilege of sitting down with Allison Jaswell on her family’s beautiful farm in Smithfield, RI. Allison and her brother Chris have been running Jaswell’s Farm for 20 years, taking over from their parents when the farm turned 100 years old. Their farm grows a variety of crops and makes delicious apple cider and pastries on site. We talked with Allison about the realities of being a farmer and the importance of Farm to School.
Welcome “HK 24” — our latest session of youth trainees! As our students in “HK 23” continue on with their training, we are joined by another generation in the evenings who have been enthusiastic about cooking since Day ONE!
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: Matt!
Join us at Armory Market today for a free composting demo today! Learn how to manage your leaves and compost successfully with local community composter, Michael Bradlee, from Earth Appliance Organics and the Community Compost Depot at Frey Gardens. It’s “Leaf-tober” at the market every Thursday through 10/31 on Providence’s West End. Add a little fun and local food to your week 3:30pm to dusk!
Reading books with your students that explore themes of local fruits and vegetables, food systems, gardening, agriculture and nutrition are great ways to integrate Farm to School into your classroom. They also serve as great introductions to longer lessons and activities.
It’s National Farm to School Month! As part of our ongoing celebration, we are sharing some of our favorite activities to do outside of the cafeteria. Our mystery box is a RI Farm to School classic! It serves as a great introduction for kids and adults to explore our food…in more than one sense of the word. Have questions about how to build one and incorporate it in your classroom, early childhood center or community center? We have answers.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: TONIGHT: Get exclusive access to Mary Blue (Farmacy Herbs) and Rosemary Gladstar during a behind-the-scenes look into the court battle surrounding “Fire Cider.” If you dig potatoes, you’ll love digging for potatoes at Muck and Mystery Farm / Osamequin Farm October 13th. Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic invites you to join a panel presentation on black land loss and reparations October 16. Plus, live stream the Third Annual Food Tank NYC Summit starting November 1.