As a nonprofit, our work would be impossible without the generosity and dedication of our amazing team of volunteers. Today we spotlight one of these hardworking folks: Deb!
Harvest Kitchen program director, Jen Stott, is proud to serve on the Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) Advisory Committee. The committee recently visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst Food Science Department to discuss collecting information from food entrepreneurs in the northeast region about operating out of shared-use processing facilities. We are happy to share this information with you — and the opportunity to win $50 for completing the survey by January 12!
We are honored to have been nominated for the 2019 Edible Rhody Local Hero Awards — vote for Harvest Kitchen until 12pm January 5, 2019. We are among such great company. Congratulations to all the other amazing farms, chefs, and organizations nominated this year!
Can you guess who these wholesale customers are that purchased from local farmers and producers this week? Take a peek into Market Mobile each week to see some of the local food on offer and the range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local in our community.
We need your help before the end of the year! Today we ask that you make a gift to the 2018 Farm Fresh Rhode Island Annual Fund. Your tax-deductible donation helps support local farms and increase access to fresh, local food for everyone in our community.
Visit the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market this Saturday 9am to 1pm for everything that’s fresh and local this season — like locally grown produce, meats, poultry, seafood, dairy, baked goods, pesto, soups, salsas, coffee and tea, herbs, pickles, desserts, and more! There will be a few vendor absences this week, but it’s a great day to fill that pantry back up after the holiday week and get all you need to start your New Year off right!
Visit the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market this Saturday 9am to 1pm for all your holiday shopping — from locally grown produce, meats, poultry, seafood, dairy, baked goods, pesto, soups, salsas, coffee and tea, herbs, pickles, desserts, and more… to locally made gifts, centerpieces, art, signed books, and more!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Host Mario Hilario will moderate a TV discussion about Modern Farming Friday, December 21, at 8pm on Rhode Island PBS. And submit your order for FREE SEEDS from the URI Master Gardeners by January 18!
Sides of beef and whole hogs from Blackbird Farm are now available on Market Mobile! This may be a cost efficient and sustainable way of offering different beef and pork options to your customers. (Too much to fit in your freezer? We are also offering freezer storage in our Packhouse.)
On Monday, December 17, Senator Whitehouse along with Congressman Cicilline; members of the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and Family Court; local mayors, and child welfare advocates gathered at Tides Family Services in Pawtucket to celebrate the passing of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Our own Harvest Kitchen played a role in this long process.
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 Minty Green Tea from Farmacy Herbs in Providence, RI.
Join us for Kids Day at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market Saturday, December 15, 9am-1pm. In addition to an extensive selection of locally grown, locally made food, holiday wreaths and gifts, self-care products, and more — the market will also offer fun activities and treats for the kiddos… and anyone who’s young at heart!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: The Congress-approved Farm Bill honors Wholesome Wave’s late co-founder and visionary Gus Schumacher! An update on the Farm Bill from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Check out the “Rhode Ahead” Cookbook holiday edition from Blue Cross Blue Shield RI. And register for the Boston Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Show.
It’s hard to believe our current evening class is already in its 12th week! The students have gained a lot of base knowledge, as well as practical cooking and baking experience. So we thought we’d see if they could translate their 12 weeks of theory into a Top Chef Cooking Competition — a fun way for them to show off their skills!