Over the past two weeks, our trainees have been learning about food safety, culinary equipment use, baking measurements, cooking terminology, knife skills, cooking essentials, and how to follow recipes correctly. Now they will spend just a few more weeks getting familiar with the structure and expectations of the kitchen.
It’s AmeriCorps Week! We’re so grateful for the AmeriCorps VISTA members who serve with us. They’re an integral part of our work and our team. We couldn’t do it without you Ashley, Rachel, Taylor, and Tyler!
Want to get a jump on Easter, or just enjoy high quality pork? Reserve a locally raised ham from Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, RI, now and pick it up March 27 or March 28. Choose from one of our convenient pickup locations near you.
Who’s buying local in our community, and what are they ordering? Take a look at some of the customers who recently purchased from local farmers and producers through our Market Mobile transparent wholesale distribution service — and get a sneak peek at some of the food on offer this week, like these “Occupied Pickles” from Backyard Food Company.
After five wonderful weeks in six different early childcare classrooms in Rhode Island, our Farm to School team celebrated the successful series with a “season your own local popcorn” celebration with students and parents!
Join us for an evening of great local food at Harvest Kitchen with a Cooking Demo and Tasting with Lily from Lily’s Ladle — maker of delicious locally sourced bone broths. Lily will cook up something special using the latest curated Veggie Box of fresh produce from local farms. This event is free — but reserve your spot today!
Check out this week’s newsletter about the upcoming delivery of local food, along with great ideas for how to store and prepare it, fun facts about farming, food systems, and more!
Can’t find it locally? Like to shop online? Then you might as well TRIPLE your impact! Now through March 31, 2018, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase. Just choose Farm Fresh Rhode Island as the nonprofit you’d like to support and we’ll receive 1.5% on your first eligible order.
Ewww… You’re Eating That? Join us March 27, 7:00pm, at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence for the FREE film “BUGS” and discussion about sustainable food systems and the future of food — hosted by Farm Fresh RI Co-Executive Director Jesse Rye.
Know what to expect in your next Veggie Box delivery. Check out this week’s sneak peek!
It’s March Madness! Every Saturday in March, enjoy FREE events at the farmers market. This Saturday, Revival Brewing Company will be providing a BEER TASTING of three popular local brews: You Thirsty? New England IPA, Night Swim’ah Beligan Wheat Ale, and White Electric Coffee Stout — featuring New Harvest Coffee Roasters coffee!
It’s a new batch of our signature Spicy Pickled Carrots, fresh from our kitchen and packed with Ward’s Berry Farm carrots. Delicious on their own, as a tasty garnish, or used to spice up your favorite recipes, these carrots are certainly versatile — and definitely delicious! Try this Spicy Pickled Carrot + Bluefish Salad recipe from our chefs.
Who’s buying local in our community, and what are they ordering? Take a look at some of the customers who recently purchased from local farmers and producers through our Market Mobile transparent wholesale distribution service — and get a sneak peek at some of the food on offer this week, like this Seaweed Salad & Slaw from Ocean Approved.
Are you a farmer who’d like to accept WIC as a form of payment for your produce? You must complete a mandatory training session by The Rhode Island Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coming up March 16th! Farmers that already accept WIC are not required to, but are encouraged to attend as a refresher.