The Harvest Kitchen Team will be selling at the following Providence farmers markets for the 2013 summer season: the Hope Street Farmers Market (Lippitt Park/Blackstone Blvd) and the Armory Farmers Market (Parade Street in the West End).
This past Saturday was the opening day of the Hope Street Farmers Market and Osbert and Aldrin (shown above) sold loads of applesauce and pickles to eager customers. The Armory Market opens on May 30th and the Harvest Kitchen team is sure to receive a similar warm welcome!
New product this season - carrot cake! With carrots from Schartner Farms, this delicious cake will be available at the Armory Market only. Plus, look forward to a new product taste-testing and full line of summer pickles at both markets.
Local Food Fest tickets are available and selling fast! Buy your ticket today.
A ramble through the flavors of Rhode Island
The benefit for Farm Fresh Rhode Island at Castle Hill
Tuesday, August 6, 2013. An evening celebrating Rhode Island farmers, fishermen and food artisans. Featuring two dozen local farmers and producers, teamed up with chefs from Castle Hill, Newport Restaurant Group and ten more. Plus, local wines, beers, live music, a photo booth and a silent auction.
- 4pm – Preview Hour. Time with chefs and farmers, live cooking, hors d’œuvres, champagne and raw bar.
- 5pm – Doors open. Live cooking, silent auction and flavorful festivities.
- 7:58pm – Enjoy the sunset.
Open to the public. Ticket sales are capped and we anticipate will sell out. All tickets are online this year. Your ticket is paperless; your name will be on the guestlist. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets include food and a choice of a local wine or beer. Additional drinks can be purchased at the welcome table.
The US Senate and House Committees will both be debating their versions of the 2013 Farm Bill this week! This is the third year in a row that lawmakers are attempting to pass the Bill, after Congress refused to pass it last year. It is an important time for agriculture across the country and the Bill’s passage will have (hopefully positive) impacts on local agriculture in RI. Below are a list of resources for learning more about the proposed versions of the Farm Bill and their impacts.
- A general overview of Farm Bill proceedings this week from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
- A more detailed breakdown and comparison of the Republican and Democrat Farm Bill versions from Farmpolicy.net.
- An article posted on the New York Times today, May 14th.
- A blog from Farm Fresh RI partner, the Wholesome Wave Foundation, that highlights our recent efforts in Washington, DC to include funding for incentive programs such as Bonus Bucks in the Farm Bill.
This just in! Come out to the opening of the Armory Farmers Market on Thursday, May 30th and experience Rhode Island’s first Seafood Throwdown! Hosted by the Northeast Atlantic Marine Alliance and Farm Fresh RI, two local chefs will compete with a local mystery fish from market vendor The Local Catch. Lots of samples for the public!
Market starts at 3:30pm and the Throwdown starts at 4pm.
More information coming soon. ..
This week, Agriculture Committee leaders announced plans for starting the 2013 Farm Bill process. Because a new Congress started this year, Congress
Our Markets Coordinator, Sarah Lester, made her first television debut last week on State of the State at PEG-RI. Sarah discusses the current winter markets in the state, plus some upcoming events and markets to look forward to this summer!
The first Rhode Island Farmers Market Manager Conference, Sustaining Our Markets, takes place tomorrow April 16th at the DEM headquarters - 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI.
Market managers and supporters from all over Rhode Island will be gathering to share best practices and review food safety procedures for the 2013 farmers markets.
If you are interested in attending, please register online ASAP.
Let’s get ready for the summer farmers market season in RI! Photos of the conference to follow this week.