Rhode Island Community Food Bank Holiday Meal Drive 2013

News Bites: RI Community Food Bank, Easy Entertaining, Southside Community Land Trust

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News updates on the best local food and drink businesses in Rhode Island: the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Easy Entertaining, Inc. and Southside Community Land Trust

Charcutepalooza December: Thank You

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And so it goes. Our year of meat has come to a close. For the final Charcutepalooza challenge we were told to show what we learned all year. In Cathy’s own words, do some “showing off” with a celebration. Personally, I think a lot of the Charcutepalooza participants have been showing off all year long—and I [….]

A Local Thanksgiving: Purchasing a Turkey or the Whole Meal

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Whether you cook a big Thanksgiving dinner yourself or purchase a complete meal, there are several options for locally raised and produced dinners. This isn’t a comprehensive list of everyone in the area doing turkeys and Thanksgiving meals, but a select group for truly local eats. Here’s to a southern New England Thanksgiving! Raise a [….]

Persimmon Provisions Now Open in Barrington, RI

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Persimmon Provisions, an artisan butcher shop in Barrington, is now open. The store is stocked with turkeys for Thanksgiving, both all-natural and organic varieties. A side of Blackbird Farm beef, from Smithfield, Rhode Island, was brought in and butchered to offer local steaks, roasts and ground meat to customers. Another local farm, Round the Bend [….]