The Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) grants program. The grants will assist small or beginning farmers market and promote the sale of Rhode Island grown agricultural products and local seafood.
For Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 GOVERNOR CHAFEE, DEM DIRECTOR COIT, RINLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHANNON BRAWLEY, FARMERS AND LEGISLATORS CELEBRATE RHODE ISLAND AGRICULTURE DAY IN STATE HOUSE FESTIVITIES TODAY PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management hosted Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House today to recognize the importance of the state’s $170 million… Read more →
Readers of this site know how nationally renowned food and drink is in Rhode Island. Our chefs, restaurants and bartenders are recognized annually by the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine nominates chefs and pastry chefs on their “People’s Best New” lists each year, Bon Appetit chose The Dorrance as one of the best new restaurants in the country last… Read more →
As the weather turns colder and the sun disappears sooner each day the number of farmers markets in Rhode Island begins to shrink. But unlike a few years ago when there were no markets from November to April, now there are seven indoor farmers markets open in Rhode Island. Below is the full list of markets, with their hours and… Read more →
For Release: July 3, 2012 Contact: Michelle Sheehan 222-2776 ext. 4436 NEW ENGLAND FARMLAND FINDER WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE TO LINK FARMERS WITH LANDOWNERS PROVIDENCE – Farming is “in.” Many young and second career farmers have their hearts set on farming in New England. Armed with a passion for feeding people, working with animals, and getting their hands in the dirt,… Read more →
For Release: April 26, 2012 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 DEM DIRECTOR COIT, FARMERS AND LEGISLATORS CELEBRATE RHODE ISLAND AGRICULTURE DAY IN STATE HOUSE FESTIVITIES TODAY DEM Director Releases RI Agriculture and Green Industry Economic Impact Study PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management hosted Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House today to recognize the importance of… Read more →
Tallulah on Thames co-owners Chef Jake Rojas & Kelly Ann Maurice have started “A Farm to Taco Cart” business called, naturally, Tallulah’s Tacos. The cart debuted at the Coastal Growers’ Market at Casey Farm on Saturday, May 14 to huge success. There was a steady line of people and all of the tacos for the day were sold by just… Read more →
Once a month, though not during the summer busy season, the Ocean House in Westerly invites a notable local chef to prepare a three-course dinner paired with wine. As you would imagine from the “Farm” part of the dinner series title, a serious attempt is made to use all local ingredients. In May the guest chef was Derek Wagner chef/owner… Read more →