Fun recipe helps kids cook & enjoy local veggies!
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November 11, 2016

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market

Hope Artiste Businesses Open Saturdays

You probably know the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market takes place every Saturday, 9am - 1pm, in the Hope Artiste Village, which has two main entrances: 1005 & 999 Main St.

Did you know that many of the studios and shops in the building are open during the farmers market? Some even offer classes and events for adults, children and families timed just right, so you can visit the market before or after!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, as new businesses join the indoor neighborhood pretty frequently. But here are some to whet your whistle. See you Saturday!
Green Hallway
McCarten Violins
Tish Bodell Hopkins
Bryce Studio
da metals
Brackish Salon
Bow Ties
Mindful Tutoring
Giraffes and Robots
Dasken Designs
Kent Stetson
Dancing River Studio
The Village Stylist
Bake. Eat. Love.
Books Are Wings
David Hazlett Studio
BABS Fine Handbags
Motion Center Yoga
Yellow Hallway
Hope Village Kitchen
Seven Stars Bakery (Full Retail + Back Door Bread!)
Peace Love Studios
Candita Clayton Gallery
The Empowerment Factory
New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Zabinski Music Studio
Downcity Outfitters

BreakTime Bowl & Bar
Lock & Clue Escape
PE Fitness Studio
Darwin Martial Arts

Veggie Box

Give the Gift of Fresh, Local Food

Are you looking for a meaningful gift for friends and family this holiday season? Share your love of local foods and support our regional farmers & food producers by purchasing a Veggie Box gift certificate!

Gift certificates are available in a variety of increments — from a single Veggie Box to several deliveries — and the recipient can choose to redeem their gift anytime in 2017. 

Click here to purchase a gift certificate today.

For more information, email the Veggie Box Team or call us at the office (M-F, 9am - 5pm) at 401.312.4250.

Dream Team: Farm to Cafeteria & Harvest Kitchen

Food Justice Training

Our Farm to Cafeteria and Harvest Kitchen programs have teamed up to teach a collaborative Food Justice Lesson to the newest class of Harvest Kitchen trainees. 

This week, the students learned about food systems, and the inequalities within them, through fun and interactive games. Next week, they will finish up the series with games to raise awareness of what ingredients may be hiding in their foods.

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Farmers Market Snapshot

Last Saturday at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market, Kara from Art on the Spot popped in with fun balloon animals!

Massachusetts Farm and Sea to School Conference

Teaching Children to Like & Eat Veggies

Last Friday, our Farm to Cafeteria team attended the Massachusetts Farm and Sea to School Conference. They chose a workshop called "Teaching Children to Like & Eat Local Vegetables," which is essentially our team's primary focus.

Two talented and engaging chefs from Project Bread demoed this delicious kale salad while modeling best practices, such as being animated, positive and straight-up real with children.

For example, instead of handing a child a vegetable they’ve never seen or heard of and saying, “Eat it! You will like it!” you might say, “Try this and tell me what you think.” And by all means, don’t take it personally if a child doesn’t like what you think is delicious.

Lastly, never give up! It takes people up to 10 times of trying something new before they develop a taste for it.

Sweet Potato, Apple, Kale Salad

Salad Ingredients
1 medium — sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp. — coconut or canola oil
¼ tsp. — cinnamon
1 bunch — kale, rinsed and thinly sliced
1 bulb — kohlrabi, peeled & cut into matchsticks
8 leaves — mint, thinly sliced
1 medium — apple, cut into matchsticks
½ cup — pumpkin seeds, toasted with cinnamon & honey
½ cup — dried cranberries
¼ cup — onion, very thinly sliced
To taste — salt and pepper

Yogurt Dressing Ingredients
¾ cup — greek or plain whole-milk yogurt
1 clove — garlic, minced
1 tsp. — honey
1 orange — freshly squeezed juice (juice only)
½ cup  — olive oil

1. In a large pan, heat oil over high heat. Add sweet potatoes in an even layer, and allow to brown before turning. Cook until tender and sprinkle with cinnamon.

2. Chop and combine all ingredients into one large bowl.

For the Dressing
1. Combine all ingredients except for oil in a bowl and mix
2. Slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture while whisking, creating an emulsification.
3. Pour over salad and mix well to fully incorporate.


Newsy + Noteworthy

> Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation

Applications are open for the Rhode Island Foundation's 2017 RI Innovation Fellowship. Rhode Island Innovation Fellows receive up to $300,000 over three years to test and implement innovative ideas that could dramatically improve an area of life in Rhode Island. There will be an information session for prospective applicants Monday, November 14. 

> DEM Continues to Promote Growth of Local Agriculture with Latest Grant Awards 

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management continues to promote growth of local agriculture with its latest grant awards. Congratulations to the awardees, which include Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Southside Community Land Trust, Northeast Organic Farming Association of RI (NOFA/RI), RI Organic Farm Market, and URI.

A Very Veggie Box Thanksgiving

Wonder what's in our Veggie Box subscription to fresh produce from RI and MA farms? We’re planning a spectacular Thanksgiving-themed box for next week, including:

Sugar Pumpkins
Chase Farms
Pumpkin pie, anyone?

Fresh Cranberries
Fresh Meadows Farm
Delish in cranberry sauce and all manner of dessert!

Maplewood Farm
Perfect for mashed, roasted, or whatever your favorite.

Pezza Farm
What doesn't need fresh herbs? Stuffing, gravy, you name it!

Buying Local

These customers ordered fresh food from local farms on Market Mobile this week!

·  Eli's Kitchen
·  The Coffee Depot
·  Black Pear

New Foodie Magazine!

We have the very first issue of this beautiful new publication — FREE at all the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market welcome tables on Saturday.

"There's a new food magazine in town. Edible Boston publisher and editor-in-chief Ilene Bezahler announced...the launch of a new, free quarterly publication called To Market."

Excerpt from "New magazine will tackle food policy, economy in New England," Boston Business Journal, May 13, 2016.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island farmers markets — and a growing number of participating markets across RI — offer BONUS BUCKS, an additional 40% (or more) bonus for customers using federal SNAP benefits to buy fresh fruits & veggies.

Brought to you in partnership by Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Wholesome Wave.


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Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a 501c3 non-profit, founded in 2004.

We're a small organization with a big mission—growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of area farmers and eaters. Part incubator, part activator, we have a wide array of access, education, and distribution programs aimed at building healthier communities, increasing access to fresh food, strengthening community-based businesses, and improving the impact of food production and distribution on our environment. For more information, visit our website.
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