We’re thrilled to bring you this year’s Rhode Island Farmers Market Guide for the 2018 summertime season! We offer this list of statewide farmers markets as a service to the community of growers, shoppers, and farmers market coordinators that make it all possible.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: The Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (LASA) Grant Program needs your support! Brush up on our state food policy, and make your voice heard. Plus, apply for the Food Solutions New England Leadership Institute by May 15!
We are looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to join our team this summer. Apply for the “Volunteer Coordinator” position by sending us your cover letter and resume by May 25! This position will begin August 2, 2018.
Our Nutrition Education team had a difficult time deciding on a winner this year — thanks to all the students who participated for their great entries! After much deliberation, here are this year’s winning schools and the MOO-VELOUS prizes they’ve won!
Asparagus is one of the first delicacies of the Spring harvest. Enjoy this casserole recipe (with or without meat) from Chef G at Harvest Kitchen.
Eat delicious wood-fired pizza from Flatbread Company Providence anytime 5pm through 9pm on Tuesday, May 15th, and the generous folks at Flatbread will donate a percentage of pizza sales to Harvest Kitchen. Tell all your friends that Tuesday 5/15 is PIZZA NIGHT!
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 Market Mobile, and get a sneak peek at some of the local food on offer this week like fiddleheads & ramps from Joe Czajkowski Farm in Hadley, MA. Spring has sprung!
Yesterday was make-your-own sushi day with our trainees in the kitchen — take a look at their delicious creations! Plus a big thank you to Lily from Lily’s Ladle for the collaboration with Veggie Box on her terrific cooking demo recently. Check out the recipe for her Moroccan-inspired soup!
Our Farmers Markets team has been working hard to plan our upcoming outdoor farmers market season. We are very excited to share this year’s beautiful poster design with you — illustrated by local artist Melissa Meyer! Plus, apply to table at one of our markets, and calling all food trucks interested in selling at Slater Park this summer!
Our Nutrition Education Manager, Mikayla Anthes, and Program Coordinator, Onelissa Martinez, have been at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week for the 2018 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference!
Tomorrow is the LAST SATURDAY OF THE SEASON at the largest indoor farmers market in New England! Come shop 9am to 1pm, while we’re still all under one roof! Sweet + Salty Farm will be back with us for the last market day. Visiting groups Paws Watch and Davis Massage Therapy will be with us, along with local musicians Hope Tunnel and Joe & Shelly. Plus, a correction from last week: local children’s book author Mark Binder’s Spring Sale is upstairs tomorrow!
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 service, and get a sneak peek at some of the local food on offer this week like these beautiful handcrafted rugelah from Hope & Main producer Just Like Nana’s.
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: We’re looking for food trucks interested in selling at the Slater Park farmers market this summer. Social Enterprise Greenhouse invites you to celebrate three years of the SEG Hub. Register for the US Food Waste Summit in Boston. And don’t miss the Red Carpet Premiere for Harvesting Rhode Island April 25th!
Some of our trainees recently toured the Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts building as part of our curriculum to explore career opportunities and post-secondary possibilities. For many of our youth, this was truly an eye-opening experience — and a valuable step in starting to envision what their bright future might look like!