Hey this is exciting stuff. I read in the paper the other day that Rhode Island farmers are having such a call from local restaurants and even schools for local produce over the winter months that they have decided to hold Farmers Markets! Isn't that fabulous?! Here is the info for those of you in the Providence area.
Saturdays from 12 noon to 3 pm, Inside AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence
Here is the website: www.farmfreshri.org
A bit about the Providence Wintertime Farmers' MarketLocal food all winter long. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day. Join us for the start of another 365 days of local food. Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round! Plus aprons, bowls, cups and calendars by Providence artists for your culinary-inclined loved ones. And hot coffee and brunch next door at Taqueria Pacifica. ALL WINTER LONG: Lettuces, arugula, bok choi, kale, collards, cabbage, chard, apples, cider, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, leeks, garlic, radishes, chilis, fresh herbs, beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, winter squash, oysters, beef, pork, Narragansett Creamery cheese, eggs, honey, maple syrup DECEMBER: Wreaths and trees, broccoli, cauliflower MARCH: maple syrup MAY: asparagus ALSO from non-farm RI producers: jams, jellies, tortillas, johnnycake mix, chocolates, fair-trade coffee by the pound, gifts for your favorite foodie** More farmers and vendors to be announced...**
Isn't this exciting??!
Remember, eating locally is GREEN -- saving all of the energy it takes to ship your food all the way from California ... or worse, China or South America!