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Local seafood hard to find in New England

Just 15 percent of the seafood available at markets in New England originated in the region, according to a pilot study by Rhode Island-based...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE, on Thursday, was awarded a nearly-$50,000 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm to School grant to increase the amount of locally-grown food in public school lunches in the city. Pictured is the Historic Metcalf –Franklin Preservation Association Farm in Cumberland where Pamela Thurlow, president of Franklin Farm, talks to first-graders about what's growing in the fields. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence wins grant to increase use of local foods in city...

PROVIDENCE - The city of Providence was awarded a $49,766 U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Farm to School program grant Thursday...
Bruce Newbury

Newport offers eclectic dining options

“So, where is the fish market in Newport?” The vacationer was from San Francisco and quizzing me on the local restaurant and food scene....
PROVIDENCE will host the 2019 Homebrewers Association Homebrew Con. The decision was announced at the close of the 2018 event held in Portland, Ore. / COURTESY OF AHA

Providence to host 2019 Homebrew Con

PROVIDENCE – In 2019, homebrewers from across the nation will descend upon Providence as Rhode Island's capital city hosts the 2019 American Homebrewers Association's...
JOE PISCOPIO, founder of the Iron Works Tavern in Warwick along with his wife Lori, has agreed to sell the restaurant to the Newport Harbor Corp. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Iron Works Tavern bought by Newport Harbor Corp.

WARWICK – The Newport Harbor Corp. is adding to its ever-expanding roster of Rhode Island restaurants, announcing today the acquisition of the Iron Works...
EXCESS FOOD: Eva Agudelo launched Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island in February, a nonprofit that works with farms and food-service organizations to identify excess food and transport it to organizations that serve it to those in need.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hope’s Harvest promotes equality with food

Eva Agudelo’s childhood was one marked by food ­insecurity.“There were times would skip meals, so I had enough money to eat. That’s a...
Bruce Newbury

June launches busy food festival season in R.I.

Even in the heyday of food festivals in the first decade of the restaurant boom, it would have been tough to top the number...
ONE OF THREE new 300-barrel fermentation tanks arrive at the Pawtucket-based Isle Brewers Guild Thursday. The brewing cooperative confirmed to PBN Thursday it is undergoing a three-pronged expansion. / COURTESY JEREMY DUFFY

Isle Brewers Guild expands space, production capacity

PAWTUCKET - The Isle Brewers Guild LLC is expanding.By the end of the week, three new fermentation tanks will be added to the guild's...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Lawrence R. Kunkel

Lawrence R. Kunkel | CEO, WhiteCap Cocoa Holdings LLC1. Can you explain the genesis of your idea for a 3,000-acre cocoa farm in...
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Blount employees receive education reimbursements for higher education, seminars and webinars.
 / COURTESY BLOUNT FINE FOODS

Blount Fine Foods

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 44. ENTERPRISE | Blount Fine Foods Employees in R.I.: 663 President Todd Blount Questions answered by: Ronnie King, senior director of human resourcesHow...
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