We’re thrilled to bring you this year’s Rhode Island Farmers Market Guide for the 2019 summertime season! We offer this list of statewide farmers markets as a service to the community of growers, shoppers, and farmers market coordinators that make it all possible.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Farm to Institution New England (FINE) has announced the release of Campus Dining 201: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Farm to College in New England. Download the new research report, and join FINE June 12 for a Free Webinar to learn more about local food procurement in the campus sector as FINE shares the results of the 2018 campus dining survey.
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week for a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community, and to see some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers — like this beautiful rhubarb from Four Town Farm, located where the four towns of East Providence, Barrington, Seekonk, and Swansea meet.
It’s a dance party to kick off the season of RI food rescue by our fiscal sponsee, Hope’s Harvest! All ages are welcome to join in the fun at the first annual Gleaners Getdown June 22nd, 7-11pm. Food by 22 Bowen’s! Tunes by Elementary Music! Tickets $10 and up, to support Hope’s Harvest!
Exciting news! The Pawtucket Red Sox will be donating 50% of all ticket sales for the Monday, July 1, game sold through our special link! Start your Fourth of July week with a ballgame —complete with fireworks!
It’s been a busy week for our Nutrition Education team — taking programs for youth from garden to kitchen. See some highlights from our visits with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket and Webster Avenue Elementary School, and try our Krispy Kale & Apple Salad for yourself!
Seen the latest edition of Edible Rhody magazine? It’s a great read for all things foodie in Rhode Island. Among other great recipes in this season’s issue, Edible Rhody reprised its feature of the delicious Rhubarb Cake recipe by our very own Harvest Kitchen Program Director and Executive Chef Jen Stott!
Thursday, June 6, is opening day at the Armory Farmers Market on Providence’s West End! Start your Thursday summer routine: Stop by for an afternoon treat. Pick up dinner and groceries on your way home from work. Bring the dog! Bring the whole family! Add a little fun to your week 3:30 – 7:00pm (or dusk) — every Thursday through October!
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week for a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community — like Bayberry Beer Hall and Siena Farms — and to see some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers.
Save these dates for the start of the 8 outdoor farmers markets in Rhode Island that we operate in summertime! First up, Armory Market opens on the West End of Providence Thursday, June 6!
Join us for a conversation with our co-executive director Jesse Rye at Wildflour Vegan Bakery & Juice Bar May 20th, 7pm. Attendance is free and Wildflour will provide complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert!
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week for a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community and to see some of the items on offer — like delicious, lush nasturtium leaves from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA!
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time (~40 hours/week) for one full year at a community organization (nonprofit, college/university, local government office, etc.) on anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members work on projects that build the capacity of their organization. Projects can vary and are not limited to: developing outreach and marketing campaigns, building a social media presence, creating a program database, writing grants, managing a program in its first year, and recruiting volunteers.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Come see us tomorrow at Wildflour vegan bakery, juice bar, and cafe in Pawtucket! Are you involved in some aspect of the New England food system? Are you eager to deepen your participatory leadership skills and expertise? Consider applying to be part of the next Food Solutions New England (FSNE) Network Leadership Institute—applications must be received by midnight May 15! The NOFA Summer Conference is coming up August 10-11 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA… and more!