We are proud of our Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, Onelissa Martinez, for her valuable work in our organization and our community — and for recently participating in the third-annual cohort of Food Solutions New England’s Leadership Institute!
Thursdays are Armory Farmers Market days — all the way through October! With the sun going down earlier, the market hours this month will be: 3:00–6:30pm (or dusk). Join us on the West End of Providence 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 October.
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 convenient, attractively sliced Autumn Veggie Medley from Joe Czajkowski Farm in Hadley, MA.
Our Harvest Kitchen Food Service Manager, Chef Sean Kontos, has been showcasing early fall and late summer produce at our Local Foods Café in downtown Pawtucket. He is happy to share a recipe for you to try at home that showcases some of his favorite foods of early fall: local beets, fennel, and pumpkin seeds.
On September 24, we started offering an evening session for youth trainees in our Harvest Kitchen culinary job readiness program. Interviewing candidates is always challenging for our team because all the interviewees are remarkable in their own way — and all are looking for change in their lives.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: The RI Food Policy Council is looking for a new member — apply by October 15! Get ready for this year’s “It Takes a Region” conference with the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG). Plus, are you looking toward your farm transition? One of your biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. Attend this year’s Farm Succession School by Land For Good!
This Tuesday was Bon Appétit Management Company’s national Eat Local Challenge — challenging school cafeterias across the country to serve an entire meal of foods sourced from within 150 miles. We are proud to work with many universities, school districts, and childcare facilities across Rhode Island, offering streamlined ordering from over 100 local farmers and producers!
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 this stunning and delicious watermelon radish from Langwater Farm in North Easton, MA.
September marks the culmination of a multi-year project we undertook with the Rhode Island Department of Health to offer more options for nutritious foods in low-income neighborhoods with limited access to fresh food in Pawtucket, Central Falls, and other Health Equity Zones across the state.
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 Black Beauty Eggplant from Good Earth Organic Farm & Garden Center in Cranston, RI.
Did you know that most summertime farmers markets across Rhode Island are open through October?! Review the Rhode Island Farmers Market Guide and don’t miss a minute of the 2018 outdoor farmers market season!
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!