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
While walking me through one of the geodesic dome greenhouses at New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket, Bleu Grijalva stopped to look at a stray tomato plant that was growing up the side of a table. “Sometimes when we accidentally drop a seed on the ground, it will grow on its own,” Grijalva said. “I like to let them grow there…. Read more →
For Release: July 24, 2013 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 DEM AND RI AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCE THAT BAILEY BROOK FARM IN EAST GREENWICH HAS BEEN NAMED RI’s 2013 OUTSTANDING DAIRY FARM OF THE YEAR PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management and the RI Agricultural Council announce that Bailey Brook Farm in East Greenwich has been named Rhode Island’s… Read more →
From Walrus and Carpenter Oysters comes the following news release, and accompanying poster, announcing their first Summer Farm Dinner Series in conjunction with some of Rhode Island’s most renowned chefs. Each dinner will include a boat ride to the offshore farm, a tour with farmer Jules Opton-Himmel, and dinner on and in the water. This sounds like some amazing opportunities… Read more →
On Monday evening, May 13, 2013, the Providence Zoning Board of Review approved Drake Patten’s request for a zoning variance for the property at 399 Broadway so that she can open an urban farm supply store named Cluck. If this seems like a bit of déjà vu it’s because the Zoning Board approved the request three months ago and, through… Read more →
For Release: May 2, 2013 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 DEM ANNOUNCES OPENING OF FOUR WEEKLY FARMERS’ MARKETS AT STATE PARKS THIS WEEK; OTHER MARKETS OPERATED BY DEM SLATED TO OPEN IN MID-JULY Bedding Plants, Flowers Available at Farmers’ Markets for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that four farmers’ markets located in… Read more →