November 24 is Small Business Saturday, and the Pawtucket Wintertime Famers Market is open! Tired of Thanksgiving leftovers yet? Need an activity for the family and holiday guests? Come where the warmth, fun, food, and community is. Take the morning off in the kitchen, and let our prepared food vendors and food trucks do the cooking for you. Get out of the house, meet up with friends, and re-stock your pantry after all that holiday eating — and support local small businesses while you’re at it!
Congratulations to our longtime customer and supporter, Eli’s Kitchen in Warren, RI! We always enjoy watching Chef Eli and his food shine… now we get to watch on The Food Network! Tune in Tuesday, November 27, at 9:00 pm to see Chef Eli push himself to the limit and lay it all on the line for a chance to become the next Chopped champion!
Looking for a place to host your holiday luncheon? Harvest Kitchen has a semi private area that can accommodate up to 10 people. Need something bigger? The entire café is available evenings and weekends and can accommodate up to 50!
AmeriCorps VISTA members have been instrumental in shaping and sustaining our organization since its early days. Our current AmeriCorps VISTA members continue on with that tradition, bringing unmatched energy, enthusiasm, and hard work to our team — not to mention creativity and innovative new ideas for approaching our work. Thank you Rachel, Rose, and Liesl!
From everyone here at Farm Fresh Rhode Island, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We are grateful to you all, who come together as a community around the appreciation of delicious high-quality foods, and the belief that everyone should have access to the local bounty grown, raised, caught, and foraged here in Southern New England.
Join government, academic, business, and community partners January 18 at the third annual Rhode Island Food System Summit as we discuss the implementation of the Rhode Island Food Strategy — and how we can support the food sector and our state into the future. Space is limited, register today!
Saturdays are all about the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market — an indoor celebration of great local eats and community! Join us in the Hope Artiste Village building on Main St in Pawtucket for a truly memorable experience, every Saturday through April. Check out our vendors, market maps, and other happenings in and around the market this week — like a BLOOD DRIVE by the RI Blood Center.
Take a peek into Market Mobile. See a few of the many restaurants, grocers, institutions, and other businesses that purchased from local farmers and producers this week, and check out some of the local food on offer like dried lavender from Sanctuary Herbs of Providence.
The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market is the largest of its kind in New England. Read this farmers market spotlight by guest contributor Vince Ferraiuolo to hear about his experience on opening day at the market.
Our current training classes are going great! Both our morning and evening sessions have now gone through the phase of curriculum geared around recipe development. They also have competed in a Mystery Basket Cooking Competition.
Johnson & Wales University (JWU), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Farm Fresh RI will share a 2018 New England Food Vision Prize, a $250,000 award from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, to encourage colleges and universities to increase the amount of regionally produced food on campus menus.
As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to let you know that we will be changing our delivery schedule that week to accommodate the holiday. There will be no delivery for Thursday, November 22. There will be no ordering on Monday, November 19 for delivery …
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Join the conversation with Soul Fire Farm Co-Director and “Farming While Black” author Leah Penniman to learn how you can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community. Save the date for Boston’s Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Show. And help build the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit!
Our Thai Chicken Wrap has been selling like crazy ever since we put it on the menu this fall at our Harvest Kitchen Local Foods Café. The base is a peanut sauce that can be very versatile. Now you can try the recipe at home thanks to our Food Service Manager, Chef Sean Kontos!