Strengthen Local Economies

Strengthen Local Economies

Tomato Day at Casey Farm

Casey Farm is a historic, working farm in Saunderstown, RI. The property is situated on a rolling hill overlooking Narragansett Bay, and driving by this picturesque farm is the highlight of my daily commute. Casey Farm’s Coastal Growers Market was voted one of the top 5 Farmers’ Markets in New England by Yankee Magazine. My friend Kendalyn invited me […] Read more…

Vermont Cheese Trail

Thanks to some previously forgotten hotel rewards points, Jeff and I were able to go away last week for our 4th Anniversary and do something I’ve been meaning to do for years, the Vermont Cheese Trail ! The Vermont Cheese Trail Map was created by the Vermont Cheese Council, an entity dedicated to the production and advancement […] Read more…

Wreath Making at Faella Farm

A friend signed me up for a wreath making workshop held at Faella Farm in Peace Dale, RI yesterday. I woke up early and drove over in the sunny cold, listening to Christmas music and trying to get into the spirit. When I arrived, the other participants were already cutting their greens and chatting affably. The […] Read more…

Roots Farm

A few years ago, some good friends of ours moved back home from the West coast and started an organic farm. Until then, they had both been trained and employed as engineers and both had acquired advance degrees. I’m sure they got a few odd looks from both friends and family when they announced their […] Read more…

Explorer’s Club: Anagram Press

The awesome travel website Fathom,  introduced me to incredible work of Chandler O’Leary. Through her business, Anagram Press, Chandler specializes in hand-lettering, printmaking, and illustration.  I love everything in her portfolio and hope to make a purchase in her etsy shop when she returns from vacation.  But what really blew me away was her public art piece, […] Read more…

Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farm

Last weekend, Jeff and I went strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, RI.  You may recall that we have a few strawberry plants of our own, but those pesky bunnies got to them first. I really need to find a netting solution to cover the plants.  Anyway, it’s always a pleasure to drive […] Read more…

Hooked on Sustainability: Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative

  SeafoodRI.com At this year’s Rhode Island Agriculture Day  (held on April 25th), the Department of Agriculture launched a new website with the goal of increasing awareness and sales of local seafood.  The website is the newest initiative undertaken by the RI Seafood Marketing Collaborative, which was established in 2011 by the RI General Assembly. […] Read more…

Friday Explorer’s Club: Drew Furtado

I first came across New England artist Drew Furtado as he was running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a series of posters that celebrated Fall River, MA.  His mission with this project was to “show the greater good in a city  marred with a negative reputation.”  His goal was $925.00, yet he raised $6,580 – […] Read more…

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