Meggie’s Farm is a form of therapy for John and Kris Maguire. Since the retired couple started growing Korean hot peppers for a friend in 2008, the farm sure has grown. Read this farmer spotlight by guest contributor Kanoelani Pilobello to learn more about this family-run gem in Rehoboth, MA.
Much thanks to the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy for recently featuring our summertime nutrition education program for families on their blog — and for sponsoring this season’s program at the Downtown Providence Farmers Market through a Southwest Heart of the Community grant!
What began as a one-burner operation has certainly evolved over the last eight years. Take a look at how far our Harvest Kitchen project has come since it got its start on a cold January afternoon in 2010!
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 beautiful large heads of radicchio from Arcadian Fields Organic Farm in Hope Valley, RI.
Thursdays are Armory Farmers Market days! Join us on the West End of Providence every Thursday 3:30–7:00pm (or dusk) for tasty food from local farmers and producers, local musicians, and special events for the whole family! Take a look at what’s in store at the market this September.
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 — like UMass Dartmouth Dining Services — and check out some of the local food on offer this week from Delicata Squash to Rolled Oats.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Social Enterprise Greenhouse is presenting three high-level workshops this fall, designed for the food processor ready to graduate from incubation. These workshops are free, but register to reserve your spot. And read this legislative and policy update from the RI Food Policy Council, including a Briefing Book for RI Candidates and Elected Officials and a set of questions you can send to the candidates you care about!
We thought you’d want to know about this recent CALL TO ACTION from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Congress is making policy decisions right now that will affect our entire food and farm system for years to come. It’s critical that your Congress members know where you stand! It will take all of us to ensure Congress makes the right choices for the best possible 2018 Farm Bill.
Join us for a week of bike-related fun for the kiddos, safety information, repair tutorials, and more at select Farm Fresh RI farmers markets in Providence and Pawtucket!
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 “Paulared” apples — in season now — from Horse Listeners Orchard in Ashford, CT.
September 3-9 is Pawtucket Restaurant Week! Our Harvest Kitchen local foods café will be one of over 30 participating restaurants around Pawtucket offering special menus and/or pricing for customers to experience. Check out the freshly made, locally sourced deals we’ll be offering.
Saturday, September 8, we’re teaming up with farmer Miatta Cooper of Southside Community Land Trust’s Market Grower’s Collaborative, Beautiful Day, and Honey for Haiti to bring Pawtucket Arts Festival-goers in Slater Park delicious and nutritious snacks that support the mission of these great local organizations! Then Sunday September 9, join us at the Slater Park Farmers Market during the festival!
We’re excited to share that we’ve started interviewing potential candidates for our next session of culinary training, which will begin September 17! Learn about our program requirements, curriculum, and certifications.
Over the past few weeks, our Harvest Kitchen Food Service Manager, Chef Sean Kontos, has been embracing the short fruit season here in Rhode Island with this delectable cobbler recipe, covered in mixed fruit compote.. Now you can try this simple and delicious recipe at home!