local food

My Five Favorite Food Blogs

Without boring you too much, I’ll say that I have complicated feelings about food. I read way too much on the internet which leads me to believe I should be eating vegan for health, sustainability and moral reasons. But in reality I am a pescatarian (I eat fish occasionally – but not without some guilt). I […] Read more…

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Tour

We’d been to Tower Hill Botanic Garden before, to escape the winter blues. But I was so excited to drive up there on a gorgeous fall weekend and finally see the outdoor gardens. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, a nonprofit organization with the goal of advancing the science and improving the […] Read more…

Our Trip to Stowe, VT

Though it was very un-Bristolian of us, we decided to leave town for the Fourth of July weekend this year. Our friends Jen and Andy invited us to camp with them at Smugglers Notch State Park in Stowe and I was looking forward to a relaxing getaway and spending time in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. In […] Read more…

Downeast Cider House Tour

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s a wonder I haven’t needed dentures yet. So it’s no surprise that I love hard ciders. Before beer came on to the scene in the late 19th century with the arrival of German immigrants, hard cider could be considered our national drink. But Prohibition and the movement of our population […] Read more…

Portrait of an Oyster Farmer

The Rhode Island oyster aquaculture industry has grown the past few years, with over 6 million oysters sold for consumption in 2013 (RI CRMC Annual Aquaculture Report). Although this sector is growing and local oysters are becoming more popular with consumers, many regulatory and financial barriers present themselves to beginning and current farmers. One of the great things […] Read more…

Healthy Changes for 2015

Happy New Year! Are you sick of hearing about resolutions yet? No? Oh Good 😉 I have a few fun posts planned but they weren’t quite ready yet. So instead I thought I would talk about a few little changes that have made it easier to eat more vegetables and support local farmers. I know it’s only the 14th […] Read more…

Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust  held an event at the Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) to learn about the Center’s efforts to restore local shellfish populations. Even though I drive by Roger Williams every day, I had never visited the campus and was so impressed with the work being done by the […] Read more…

Cranberry Picking in Carver, MA

Last fall, I learned about an interesting local Travelzoo deal – an opportunity to go cranberry picking and tour cranberry bogs in Carver, Massachusetts. I was really looking forward to it but thought we’d be one of only a few people on the tour. When we showed up at the first tour stop, I was […] Read more…