Did you realize you are supporting your local dairy farmer when you encourage students to choose milk? Our Farm to School program is highlighting local dairy as our “Harvest of the Month” for March. We are pleased to announce that the New England Dairy & Food Council is collaborating with us to help you celebrate local dairy farmers all March long!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Food safety inspections on produce farms are beginning this month, but there are still questions as to what the first round of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) inspections will look like. Learn more about what to expect from NSAC, and attend one of 3 FREE PSR Workshops offered by RIDEM. NSAC is hiring. Boston Local Food Festival Registration is Open — and early-bird vendors can save $50 on their booth fee! Plus, save the date for NESAWG’s “It Takes a Region” Conference!
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week to see some of the local food on offer — like colorful confetti popcorn from Foggy Notion Farm — and get a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local in our community.
Celebrate the start of the local growing season this spring with the arrival of asparagus! Join us at Four Town Farm for a special afternoon enjoying this locally grown delicacy prepared by Johnson & Wales Chef-Instructors — and pick your own pound to bring home! Book early to get a seat on the guided tour through the asparagus fields!
Join us for the largest indoor farmers market of its kind in New England every Saturday through April, 9am to 1pm. MARCH TO SPRING MONTH continues tomorrow with a free BEER TASTING by Revival Brewing Company. And our Who’s Hungry Games continue… play all month long for your chances to win farmers market prizes!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: The Legal Food Hub is pleased to invite you to the final two webinars of its Winter Webinar Series for farmers, food entrepreneurs, food-focused organizations, and anyone else who has an interest in the legal framework of the food system.
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week to see some of the local food on offer and get a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local in our community, like Forage in Cambridge and C&R Mercantile in Bristol.
Welcome to one of our newest producer partners — P&L Bayside Apiary in Barrington! Owner and operator, Liying Peng, MS, is an experienced, recognized beekeeper and queen breeder in the Southern New England region.
Join us for the largest indoor farmers market of its kind in New England every Saturday through April, 9am to 1pm. Tomorrow begins MARCH TO SPRING MONTH! Join us for brand new games and free tastings by Hope & Main producers: Aunt Tatty’s, Aura’s Chocolate, BUPPY PETS, GG’s Pretzels, Savory Fare, and Wise Mouth! Plus, get the updated vendor lineup for March and April, including some new vendors!
It’s March to Spring Month! Help local farmers make it to spring with special events and games every Saturday in March at our Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market, 9am to 1pm.
Every season, we get to spend time with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket after-school program, offering approximately 10 weeks of hands-on educational activities to students in third through fifth grade — from nutrition education in the colder months to gardening in spring and summer. For the fourth week of our winter series there, we focused on exploring relationships with food.
Saturdays 9am-1pm are all about our Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market, an indoor celebration of great local eats and community! This week, show your support from head to tote — this season’s market tote bag and poster, plus Farm Fresh RI gear and greeting cards now availalbe in the back hallway!
Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: Be sure to register by March 11 for URI’s FSMA Produce Safety Rule/Produce Safety Alliance Approved Grower & RI GAP Training. Only 10 days left to register for NOFA/RI’s Winter Conference, coming up Sunday March 3. Plus, Social Enterprise Greenhouse plans to expand support for entrepreneurs and businesses to Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Newport!
Take a peek into Market Mobile each week to see some of the local food on offer — like preserved award-winning tomatoes from Langwater Farm — and get a taste of the wide range of restaurants, schools, grocers, and other businesses sourcing local in our community.