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Late-arriving Thanksgivings shorten the traditional retail shopping season, including for Christmas tree farms, though for many Rhode Islanders the latter are a holiday-season necessity. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $205,311 for projects promoting specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Three state legislators were honored last week by the R.I. Farm Bureau during the organization’s 60th annual awards event. more
Daniele Inc.’s local gourmet and specialty meats have been selected as finalists in the 2014 National Good Food Awards following a blind taste test competition in San Francisco last month. more
Rhode Island Dairy Farms Cooperative, the cooperative that produces Rhody Fresh Milk, landed a $150,000 federal grant to help upgrade its production facilities, reported the Associated Press. more
Gourmet charcuterie Daniele Inc. has earned a place at No. 6 on Manufacturing.net’s list of the Most Innovative Industrial Companies for 2013. more
Bristol’s Mount Hope Farm has 127 acres of fields, woods, streams and ponds for walking, hiking and exploring. It has a year-round farmers market. Executive Director Jennifer Bristol, pictured above, came onboard a year ago, tasked with developing a five-year plan for the nonprofit farm. “I’ve talked to hundreds of people and they all have in their mind this picture of what the farm is to them,” Bristol said. “Marrying the visions of all those people to allow them to maintain the experience and support the future and health of [the farm] is what has to happen on our end.” more
WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Up to $70,000 will be awarded statewide. more
When Jennifer Bristol arrived at Mount Hope Farm as its executive director one year ago, she walked into a nonprofit long sustained by the good will of generations of Rhode Islanders who have called it among their favorite local spots. more
With “Rubbish” the title of an anthropology course at Rhode Island College, it’s the latest sign state colleges are stepping up the focus on sustainability. more
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