The RI Food Bank needs your help to ensure that no family goes hungry this summer! During the warm summer months food donations decrease while the need for food assistance remains high. Families with children struggle to replace the free and reduced price lunches provided for children during the school year. Help the RI Food Bank network continue to assist the over 59,000 individuals that it serves on a monthly basis. Drop of nonperishable goods to the food bank or better yet organize a drive in your community! More information can be found here.
Join Wishing Stone Farm, one of Market Share's favorite local producers, for an unforgettable evening! This year Wishing Stone Farm is teaming up with some of Providence's best chefs to create a series of farm dinners hosted in the field. Making use of farm fresh produce and the talent of chefs from North, Chez Pascal, Birch/Oberlin, and Nick's on Broadway, farm dinners will offer diners an unparalleled farm to table experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about the local food economy while enjoying Rhode Island's best. Tickets are first come first serve and must be purchased here.
Providence has quickly become one of the hottest culinary destinations in the country. Find out what makes Providence among the best places to be a foodie during Restaurant Week! Nearly 100 menus are participating in this summer's Restaurant week so there's guaranteed to be something for everyone. Pricing varies, however, generally you can enjoy lunches at $16.95, three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, or two-for-one specials.
The summer farmers market season is just about to begin! Summer produce is so delicious, we can understand you wanting to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to your share. Check out Farm Fresh RI's website for a complete list of RI's wonderful summer markets!
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) and the Young Farmer Network (YFN) of Southeastern New England are pleased to announce a Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) workshop called “Irrigation and Water Systems”.
This workshop will be co-sponsored by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island(NOFA/RI) CRAFT Workshop series and the Young Farmer Network (YFN) of Southeastern New England's Farmer Short Course series. See the 2016 YFN event schedule at youngfarmernetwork.org.
Come out and celebrate New England VegFest in Worcester, MA! Focused on celebrating the vegetarian lifestyle, this festival is completely free and open to the public. The day will be filled with cooking demos, speakers, local restaurants, raffle prizes, and more. Don't miss out!
The fifth-annual Eat Drink RI Festival is coming up! It will run from Thursday, April 28th to Sunday, May 1st at various locations in Providence. The festival includes the Dinner by Dames on Thursday and the Truck Stop food truck celebration on Friday, benefiting the Sojourner House and the RI Food Bank. On Saturday, over 50 local producers includingNarragansett Creamery, Dave's Coffee, and Revival Brewing will gather at the RI Convention Center for an event filled with delicious tastings and demonstrations. Finally, the festival will end with a Grand Brunch on Sunday! Don't miss out -- buy your tickets here today!
New Harvest Coffee Roasters and Sojourner House are teaming up to release special blend called Sojo Mojoe! Sojourner House was created by Brown alumnae, students and staff in 1976. Since then, it was worked to provide housing, education, and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence. This special blend will be released on April 28th in celebration of Sojourner House's 40th Anniversary, and a portion of each coffee purchase will benefit the organization. Sojourner House will also be holding a celebratory breakfast! It is on Thursday, April 28th from 8 - 10 am at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. They will be releasing Sojo Mojoe here, so you would get the first taste! Click here to buy tickets.
Celebrate our aquaculture industry and fine food culture in Rhode Island!
Tickets to the OysterFest get you a half-dozen locally sourced oysters from an array of RI-based growers; local micro-brewed beer, or glass of wine. Iced tea, coffee, and plenty of water will be on hand also. There will be live music, DJ, a shucking contest, food trucks along the Providence River boardwalk.
Children under 12 FREE. This is a rain or shine event.
10% of ticket sales will be donated to Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay's Explore the Bay youth program.
For more information, visit www.oysterfestri.com.
Join URI Master Gardener educators in the inspiring Roger Williams Park Community Garden in Providence, RI. In the event of rain, workshops will be held inside the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.
Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2700 or by e-mail for more information.