Food & Agriculture

CREDIT IS DUE: Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and her team have been instrumental in raising the visibility of the nonprofit and its mission.
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Blackman keeps capital flowing at the food bank

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER,NONPROFIT: LISA ROTH BLACKMAN | RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANKLISA ROTH BLACKMAN, chief philanthropy officer of the Rhode...

SBA to host ‘matchmaker’ event for food-related entrepreneurs, lenders

WARREN – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a “matchmaker” event on Tuesday, April 30, for small businesses in food-related industries to meet...
A $1.8 MILLION fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

$1.8M fishing pier to be built at Rocky Point

WARWICK – A new $1.8 million wooden fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and...
THE SIGN-UP period for the USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal 2019 has begun, with applications to local offices due May 10. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Application period begins for USDA fiscal ’19 conservation program

WARWICK – The next deadline for fiscal 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Stewardship Program is May 10, the department announced Monday.The program, which...
Bruce Newbury

Discovering new places the low-tech way

The future of restaurant discovery may well be the state of the art 40 years ago. Before restaurant reviews and reservations were on platforms,...
WORLD WINE production rebounded in 2018 to the highest in 15 years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO WALDO SWIEGERS

World’s winemakers rebound to bottle biggest vintage in 15 Years

NEW YORK - World wine production rebounded in 2018 to the highest in 15 years, which could bring relief to drinkers after bad weather...
The owner of Narragansett Beer has proposed a new microbrewery and brewpub at this location in Fox Point./MARY MACDONALD

Microbrewery proposed for site near India Point Park

PROVIDENCE – The CEO of Narragansett Brewing Co. has applied for city permission to renovate a Brown University building in Fox Point for use...
JAMIE SCHAPIRO has been hired as CEO of the Granny Squib Co. / COURTESY GRANNY SQUIBB CO.

Granny Squibb hires CEO, aims for expansion

PROVIDENCE – The Granny Squibb Co. has hired Jamie Schapiro as CEO, the company announced Tuesday.Schapiro has worked with the iced tea company with...
Bruce Newbury

State of dining distinction

There are many reasons why Rhode Island is consistently such a popular culinary destination both for those who want to taste and experience, as...

Knead Doughnuts expands into larger commercial kitchen, plans third shop

PROVIDENCE – The artisan doughnut company Knead Doughnuts has expanded its production into a 5,000-square-foot commercial kitchen at the Providence Kitchen Collaborative, formerly the...
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