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!
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 August.
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 blackberries bursting with flavor from Schartner Farms in Exeter.
This Sunday, August 26, 9:00am to 1:00pm — visit the Scalabrini Dukcevich Center on Laurel Hill Ave in Providence for a fun pop-up farmers market! Buy fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers, bring the children for fun activities, shop for local …
The bounty of the summer is certainly apparent at the Harvest Kitchen local-foods café! Our menu has been updated to highlight seasonal favorites such as tomatoes, beets, and pesto. It’s the best menu in town featuring locally source ingredients …
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Saturday, August 25, join URI researchers, staff, and volunteers for a behind-the-scenes look at the university’s three farms, and the research projects and people leading them! Plus, get your tickets now for the next Chef Challenge Providence coming up August 28 at Feast Sandwich Company in East Greenwich.
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 stunning Rainbow Blend microgreens from Farming Turtles in Exeter, RI.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a $4,628,765 grant awarded to local nonprofit Farm Fresh RI to expand its work increasing access to fresh, locally grown foods across New England. For Rhode Islanders who receive federal food assistance in the form of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, this means more dollars to spend on fresh food.
You may have heard various news reports this summer about issues affecting SNAP/EBT use at farmers markets across our country. While all Rhode Island farmers markets will continue processing SNAP/EBT transactions with no break in service, there is still some confusion around the situation. Thanks to the Farmers Market Coalition for providing this information from Novo Dia Group to help answer some common questions from market managers.
Our Harvest Kitchen Local Foods Café is all about eating with the seasons. We’re excited to share our updated menu, now with some new seasonal dishes for August! Visit us Monday through Friday 7am – 3pm, on the corner of Main St and Bayley St (2 Bayley St) in downtown Pawtucket.
Who’s buying local in our community, and what are they ordering? Take a look at a few of the customers who just purchased from local farmers and producers through Market Mobile, and get a sneak peek at some of the local food on offer this week like adorable Mouse Melons from Hocus Pocus Farm in Chepachet, RI!