Are you in search of new markets? Have you considered wholesale channels like colleges, hospitals, schools, food hubs, grocery stores, and cooperatives? The demand for local food continues to grow — is your farm or food business ready for the opportunities?
At first glance, the Rhode Island Training School looks like a typical juvenile detention center, but around the corner is something unexpected… A classic red barn sits on a piece of property filled with ducks, chickens, and gardening supplies.
Check out our Market Mobile wholesale service to see some of the restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community—like Stock Culinary Goods in Providence. Plus, get a taste of some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers this week!
Farm Fresh Rhode Island was awarded a $5,000 grant from Farm Aid to grow the connections between urban residents and farmers at our neighborhood farmers markets. Thank you Farm Aid — and its president, the great Willie Nelson!
The Farm Fresh Winter Market in Pawtucket is open 9am-1pm every Saturday through April 25, 2020! This week, restock your pantry after the holidays and get those kids and lingering guests out of the house for a fun, foodie good time.
Make every Saturday a “Small Business Saturday” at the Farm Fresh Winter Market in Pawtucket — open 9am-1pm every Saturday through April 25, 2020! This week it’s the countdown to the holidays with locally made gifts and decorations, locally grown food and treats for all your celebrations! Shop local, shop small at the Winter Market! (Now with the road to/from the big parking lot on Esten Ave open!)
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: Kathi!
Check out our Market Mobile wholesale service to see some of the restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community. Plus, get a taste of some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers this week — like a variety of beef products from new Market Mobile partner Briggs Beef!
For the last three years, Farm Fresh RI has been hard at work on all the tasks needed to take on a real estate development project — including defining the project, planning and designing the building, performing due diligence, acquiring and remediating the site, and accomplishing a great deal of fundraising. This hard work came together this summer, when we closed on our financing and began construction on the Farm Fresh RI Food Hub at the corner of Sims and Kinsley Ave in the Valley neighborhood of Providence.
The Farm Fresh Winter Market in Pawtucket is open every Saturday, 9am-1pm, through the end of April — featuring 85 local farms and food producers. This week be sure to bring the kiddos for special Kids Day fun. And don’t miss the open house at New Harvest Coffee Roasters’ “Coffee Lab.”
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: The Story Walking Radio Hour with Wendy Fachon talks with our Farmers Market Program Manager Leigh Vincola and local grower Flying Carrot Farm. FSMA Produce Safety Rule/RI GAP Training for Produce Growers, Regulators and Produce Wholesalers/Distributors is coming up 1/29-1/30. Plus, register for the 2020 New England Campus Farmer Summit, and the 2020 Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show!
Check out our Market Mobile wholesale service to see some of the restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local food in our community. Plus, get a taste of some of the items on offer from local farmers and makers this week — like savory scones from Just Like Nana’s.
Winter’s coming and bringing comforting flavors along with it! Let’s celebrate the yummy seasonal harvest. This simple side can be served with local ingredients year-round and fulfills the USDA dark green vegetable requirements for child nutrition programs.