Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

RI DEM News Release: DEM Announces Availability Of Local Agriculture And Seafood Act Grants To Strengthen Local Food System

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.

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R.I. DEM News Release: Governor Chafee, DEM Celebrate RI Agriculture Day at State House

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[…]

Help Launch Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference this September in Providence

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[…]

Rhode Island 2012-2013 Indoor Farmers Markets begin this Weekend

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[…]

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RI DEM News Release: New England Farmland Finder Website Now Available

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[…]

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RI DEM News Release: DEM Hosts RI Agriculture Day at State House

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[…]

Tallulah’s Tacos, “A Farm to Taco Cart” from Tallulah on Thames

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[…]