Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: Boy Scouts Collecting for the RI Community Food Bank, Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market Opening, JWU Program Review and Tour
Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: Amica’s $75,000 Community Challenge, Food & Water Watch, north bakery
Rhode Islanders now have seven winter farmers’ markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown and produced products. The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture and partners are helping to sponsor the indoor farmers’ markets through the “Get Fresh. Buy Local.” statewide campaign aimed at promoting awareness of and interest in buying RI-grown specialty crops.
This past summer Walrus and Carpenter Oysters held a series of dinners at their farm in Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Rhode Island aquaculture is a rapidly expanding form of farming and having the opportunity to dine on a sandbar in the salt pond is a rare experience. Couple that with a multi-course dinner prepared by some of Rhode Island’s best chefs and you have a evening that is highly unique.
The Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $205,311 for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant program.
News updates on the best local food and drink businesses in Rhode Island: Relish Rhody, Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Tilted Barn Brewery
From Eat Drink RI contributor Adam Baffoni comes this story on New Urban Farmers, which now has four locations throughout Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts, all utilizing sustainable growing techniques.