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NAVINDRA SEERAM and Angela Slitt, associate professors of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, have received federal funding to further study the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS

URI secures $470K in USDA funds to study medical effects of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island announced the receipt of $470,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to continue their...
CO-OP SPACE: Company executives at the site for the community-owned Urban Greens Food Co-op grocery store, slated to open this year on Cranston Street in Providence. From left, Philip Trevvett, vice chair and head of investments; Janiqua Jackson, general manager; and Corey Auger, chairman. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Community-supported food co-op banks on diverse investors

To find the best available produce, David Karoff, a resident of Providence’s South Side neighborhood, shops at three separate grocery stores – PriceRite, Whole...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced $233,250 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island.

DEM announces USDA grants for specialty crop production and sales

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded four local farms a total of $170,589 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Defining local food can be tricky

At this fall’s Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival, there were numerous local chefs and several from Boston and New York all vying for...
RHODE ISLAND FARMLAND was more expensive per acre than any other state in the U.S. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. farmland most expensive acreage in U.S.

NEW YORK - Ready to quit the city, buy a farm and live out your rural fantasy? Bargains can be found in South Dakota,...

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