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Gotham Greens to debut greenhouse

PROVIDENCE – Gotham Greens has announced its debut. The fast-growing urban-agriculture company will unveil its completed $12.5 million urban greenhouse on Dec. 5. Gotham Greens...
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST has received a $600,000 federal grant to train new farmers.

Southside Community Land Trust gets $600K from feds to help new...

CRANSTON – The Southside Community Land Trust has launched a $600,000 federally funded initiative to help beginning farmers access resources, tools and training, Sen....
Bruce Newbury

Pop-ups popping up all over

Usually a collaboration ­between a young up-and-coming chef and an established restaurateur, the so-called “pop-up restaurant” is a signature of a vibrant restaurant city....
CULTURED WORKPLACE: Brendan Breen has developed a way for quahogs to produce pearls, which he plans to sell overseas or to jewelry makers closer to home. 
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Using clams, URI student produces pearl of a business idea

A COMMERCIAL QUAHOGGER since he was 14, Brendan Breen knew that the clams don’t often produce pearls. The discovery of such a gem in...

Union gets toehold in R.I.’s marijuana industry

THE NASCENT CANNABIS INDUSTRY in Rhode Island is expanding quickly and attracting the attention of a national union best known for organizing supermarket workers. The...
Bruce Newbury

‘Third place’ vying for No. 1

The “third place” is taking a prominent space in people’s lives. It refers to the place where one spends time when one is not...

Beyond Meat’s sausage sandwich to land in 9,000 U.S. Dunkin’ stores

NEW YORK – Beyond Meat Inc., the faux-meat maker that’s become a Wall Street darling, is announcing one of its biggest restaurant roll outs...

Five Questions With: Steven Zenofsky

FM Global is a property insurance company that employs more than 1,000 people in Rhode Island. And now, a small herd of goats. The...
A FRESH-FOODS PROCESSING facility operated by Retail Business Services, a services company of Ahold Delhaize USA,, began operation this week in the Quonset Business Park. / COURTESY RETAIL BUSINESS SERVICES

Infinity Fresh Kitchen facility opens in Quonset

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Retail Business Services, a services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, has launched its Infinity Fresh Kitchen operation in the Quonset Business...
Bruce Newbury

James Beard rejiggers the map

The James Beard Awards have become known as the Oscars of the food world. Competition has become intense as chefs and restaurateurs constantly search...
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