News Bites: GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ Needs Your Vote / Land & Sea Summer Farm Culinary Series / Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Market 2017 / Sage Cellars Introduce La Sirena Wines

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Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ Needs Your Vote / Land & Sea Summer Farm Culinary Series / Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Market 2017 / Sage Cellars Introduce La Sirena Wines

RI DEM News Release: DEM Announces Award of $205,311 in Farm Viability Grants to Enhance and Promote Rhode Island Specialty Crops

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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.

New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket Closes in on Fifth Anniversary

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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.

R.I. DEM News Release: DEM Announces Opening This Week of Farmers’ markets in state parks

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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 [….]