Don’t miss this food system news from around our region: “The Making It Happen: Profitability and Success” training series for farmers and food processors in February will give you the financial management toolbox needed to confidently improve your business decision-making and profitability. And don’t miss Our Streets PVD’s February “Mobility Justice Series,” including An Evening Keynote with Gil Penalosa, Founder of 8 80 Cities and former Commissioner of Bogota, Colombia.
Under the direction of our lovely volunteer Barb, our morning students worked together on a “Shark Tank” style food business competition! After two days of thought and animated discussion, a logo was designed, and “J-Popz” were born. Their secret? All natural ingredients!
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 strawberry applesauce from our very own Harvest Kitchen!
We are very happy to share our second Farm Fresh RI Food Hub Construction Update, which continues on from the successful completion of our initial site work — including the installation of 800 aggregate piers, detailed in our November Update. In this installment, we share with you the foundation work that has been completed.
The Farm Fresh Winter Market in Pawtucket is open 9am-1pm every Saturday through April 25, 2020! This week, welcome some exciting first-time and new returning vendors to the market, and check out our updated market maps for January and February!
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.