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Hope Artiste Winter Market Open

The Wintertime Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday with the annual perfect pickle contest, and continues after that on Saturdays 10am to 1pm and Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm through May! 35 farmers + 3 fishermen + 3 cheesemakers + 3 bakers + a chocolatier +

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Celebrate Southside Community Land Trust — Kid Style

Join Southside Community Land Trust at the “30th Anniversary Birthday Party and Family Picnic” on July 17th. The event will take place at Urban Edge Farm, SCLT’s 35-acre farm in Western Cranston, and feature birthday cupcakes, watermelon, kid-friendly games, hayrides and a music concert by Grammy

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CSA Fair This Wednesday

What are CSAs anyway? This Wednesday March 2nd, at the Wintertime Farmers Market in Pawtucket, learn all you need to know about Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions in RI. While shopping for your fruits and veggies, shop around for the CSA that is right for you. Wednesday,

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Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser

WHAT: Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser. Suggested $10 donation. Your donation gets you free beer from Narragansett and Sam Adams, food from Julian’s, and live music! Local indie/folk/rock band, Van Bronson, will play a set as well as a solo show from garage/country/blues musician Joe Fletcher (of

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Plant Sale This Weekend

Spring is finally here. The seedlings are ready to be put into the ground. The sun will be shining all weekend. Time for the PLANT SALE at City Farm! Southside Community Land Trust’s 18th Annual Plant Sale (Special preview hour for SCLT members, Saturday from

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Saturday — First Day Of Spring

Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff Party at the Highlander Charter School, 42 Lexington Avenue (Broad & Lexington in South Providence). Southside Community Land Trust and the Providence Community Gardens Network will be celebrating the start of Spring at the Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff. Community gardeners from

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You Could Be A Farmer In Those Clothes

Farm City, City Farm: Tales in Urban Farming from Farmer-Author Novella Carpenter and Farmer Rich Pederson Join Southside Community Land Trust and Slow Food RI for a evening of stories — trials, tribulations, and triumphs — from two talented urban farmers; Novella Carpenter, author of

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Dance Dance Reform

To (almost) quote Emma Goldman, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your [health care reform].” Dance you will this Friday at The 201. Providence’s dearly departed DJ duo Certified Bananas (Sammy Bananas now resides in Brooklyn, Certified Max in

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This Is What Democracy Tweets Like

OMG. If you are not following the post-election events in Iran, start. If you are not following the way that Iranians are using Twitter to respond to the recent election, start doing it right now. I’ve always had my questions about the utility of web-based

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Late Bird Can Still Get The Worm

Procrastinators rejoice. You can still get a weekly supply of fresh, tasty, locally grown fruits and veggies. It’s not too late to sign up for a CSA in Rhode Island! Farm Fresh RI is keeping an updated list of farms with CSA shares still available.

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More Veggies Than Ever!

This weekend is the 17th Annual Southside Community Land Trust Plant Sale.  (City Farm, West Clifford & Dudley Streets) Saturday, May 16th from 10am to 2pm Sunday, May 17th from 10am to 2pm Thousands and thousands of fruit and veggie plant starts for your backyard

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Dig It

Just a few weeks ago, we all thought we were going to die of winter. Now it’s springtime – and after the abundance of flowers comes the fruit. It’s time to start thinking about growing your own food. Gardening is hotter than ever – check

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Are You Hungry For Love?

My totally fave holiday is coming up – I love Lincoln and Washington. I love President’s Day. I love Abe’s beard. Anyway, there’s some other holiday tomorrow having something to do with love or the commercialization of it. The good news is I’m still single.

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Snow or Shine — Wintertime Farmers’ Market Today

Ohmigod, everyone STOP freaking out about snow. The farmers and food artisans of Rhode Island aren’t worried. About 30 of them will be at the Wintertime Farmers’ Market in Pawtucket selling an amazing variety of fruits, veggies, etc. Wintertime Farmers’ Market Saturday, 11am to 2pm

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Local Food, All Winter Long

The second season of the Wintertime Farmers’ Market will open this Saturday at Hope Artiste Village. There will be 30 (!) vendors at the market, offering more local food than you every thought could grow during the chilly Rhode Island winter: Carrots, apples, winter squash,