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!
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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!
Eat delicious wood-fired pizza from Flatbread Company Providence anytime 5pm through 9pm on Tuesday, May 14th, and the generous folks at Flatbread will donate a percentage of pizza sales to Harvest Kitchen. Tell all your friends that Tuesday 5/14 is PIZZA NIGHT!
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 Big Train Farm burdock, Queen’s Greens chives, and Stonington Kelp Co. fresh kelp!
Tomorrow is the last Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market of the season — thank you to all of our amazing vendors, hardworking team of staff and volunteers, and everyone who came out to support local food since November! Come by tomorrow 9am to 1pm to see your favorite vendors while we’re still under one roof — then keep choosing local all summer long at over 40 outdoor markets across Rhode Island!
Nothing says spring like freshly foraged fiddleheads! 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 Joe Czajkowski Farm fiddleheads, Our Kids Farm strawberry plants, and American Mussel Harvesters Spring Fling oysters!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: The new FINE Campus Dining Report shows New England colleges spend $67.7 Million on local food annually — get the report! The Rhode Island Food Policy Council is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website — featuring a groundbreaking Rhode Island Food Systems metrics dashboard.
Just TWO more Saturdays to go at the largest indoor farmers market in New England! Join us tomorrow for a free beer tasting with Revival Brewing Company! This season’s totes are now on sale for $12 — get your attractive and useful memento from this year’s winter market! Melville Grille makes its last visit to the market for the season tomorrow… read how you can save $1! Plus, don’t miss egg decorating at the Empowerment Factory!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Opening Day for the Thundermist Community Garden in West Warwick is April 20. newportFILM is having a cocktail reception & screening of the film “The Biggest Little Farm” at the Casino Theatre in Newport on April 25. If you’ve ever wondered about what exactly is in the Farm Bill, join the RI Food Policy Council on May 20 to learn more. And calling all proposals for NESAWG’s upcoming “It Takes A Region” conference!
On April 14, our Nutrition Education team had the pleasure of participating in the Providence Children’s Museum “Farm Friends” event for the second year in a row. We had a lot of fun with the children and their families who attended — making seed art together, trying samples of our homemade granola (get the recipe!), and holding a raffle to guess the number of farms in RI!
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week to see some of the locally grown items on offer — like Gazelle Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Rutabaga — and get a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local in our community.