Food & Agriculture

Bruce Newbury

Not a recipe for failure

Recently, two East Greenwich restaurants on Main Street abruptly closed their doors.The story is that in mid-May, The Grille on Main, a mainstay on...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS Inc. reported a $51.9 million profit in the third quarter, rising $15.3 million year over year due to rising sales and a lowered effective tax rate.

UNFI reports $52M income in Q3

PROVIDENCE - United Natural Foods Inc. reported a $51.9 million income in the third quarter of fiscal 2018, a $15.3 million increase year over...
ROLLIE WESEN, right, co-founder and chief operations officer of the Jacques Pépin Foundation and a culinary professor at Johnson & Wales cooks with with Chef Ron Lewis, left, instructor with the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs to cook in Newport to celebrate RICFB’s Community Kitchen

NEWPORT - A galaxy of culinary stars will cook and mingle with local foodies on Thursday night at Newport Vineyards. The Rhode Island Community...
NEWPORT VINEYARDS will open the Taproot Brewing Co. brewery at the vineyard in Middletown on June 20.

Newport Vineyards announces opening of Taproot Brewing Co.

MIDDLETOWN – Newport Vineyards and the Nunes family announced Tuesday it will extend its 23-year winemaking services into the opening of a new brewery...
SPIRITED CULTURE: Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island in Westerly, strives to maintain a family atmosphere and culture at the brewery. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Family approach includes staff for Grey Sail’s Brinton

“You can’t teach work ethic, but you can model it,” said Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island. “I don’t ask...
FULLY PREPARED: Natasha Daniels, sous chef for PVD Dinner Share, a meal-prep service that provides fully cooked and prepared meals each week, in the kitchen preparing jerk chicken with braised greens on coconut rice for customer pickups. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

When you don’t want to cook

After a long workday, a home-cooked dinner made of fresh, local ingredients sounds fantastic. But who has the energy to pull it together?Craig Jones...

Raimondo, DEM announce $210K in grants to local farmers, community groups

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and partners May 30 at the Statehouse to announce more than...

Feb. 1% meal and beverage tax collection totals $2.1M

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island reached $2.1 million in February, a 38.8 percent increase from...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH professor Kevin Stokesbury, a professor of fisheries oceanography at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology, has been awarded $302,091 in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to examine scallop populations throughout New England.

UMass professor nets $300K for scallop research

PROVIDENCE – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor Kevin Stokesbury was awarded $302,091 in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of...
TWENTY-ONE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES received more than $210,000 in grants from the R.I. DEM's Local Agriculture & Seafood Act program to help new and existing small businesses and initiatives thrive in Rhode Island.

Local food businesses awarded $210K from DEM

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management and its partners awarded more than $210,000 in grants from the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act...
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