Monthly Archives: May 2008

Upcoming Rhode Island Food Events


Southside Community Land Trust Rare and Unusual Plant Sale (16th annual)

Saturday May 17, 2008 10 am-2 pm. Sunday May 18, 2008 10am-2pm.
City Farm, Dudley and West Clifford streets, Providence. 273-9419;

More than 14,000 organically raised plants available including culinary and medicinal herbs for kitchen windowsill gardens; vegetables for backyard and container gardens; flowering annuals; assortment of perennials for window boxes, flowerbeds and rooftop gardens. Rare and unusual plants available in limited quantities and are available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

SCLT’s Youth Garden Clubs will be selling vegetable and herb seeds. Organic compost and fertilizer will also be for sale. Plant experts will be available to answer questions. Last year over 1,400 people came to support SCLT’s mission and work in the community through their plant sale purchases. Proceeds benefit SCLT’s innovative urban agriculture and education programs.

Plan Ahead and get there early!

Free admission. Benefit for SCLT’s mission to help people grow their own food.


Pre-Season Farmers’ Market
Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Hope High School
Hope & Olney St, Providence

Special during the May pre-season only:

*Please bring cash! No EBT or credit card transaction this week!*

STARTING WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST AT 8:30 Geppetto’s Pizzeria continues it’s popular karaoke competition on Wednesdays starting at 8:30 p.m. Every week the two top performers will be given $25 gift certificates to dine at Geppetto’s. . The GRAND prizes are as follows; $1000 FIRST PLACE $300 SECOND PLACE $200 THIRD PLACE IT’S NOT TO LATE TO JOIN The competition will continue through the summer with the finals taking place on the Wednesday following labor day. For more information on karaoke at Geppetto’s, contact Mark Maginot at by phone at 401-270-3003, or by e-mail at info@geppettospizzeria.com.


Local 121 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Local 121, located at 121 Washington Street, Providence, is celebrating it one-year anniversary on Thursday, June 19th with a reception from 5 – 7 pm featuring a raw bar and a prefixe dinner beginning at 7 pm.

Over the past year, Local 121 has introduced many new concepts and hosted a variety of events such as the popular “Wednesday Night Film Series,” which showcase both local short and independent films, as well as documentaries and feature films. In keeping with the tradition of “All Things Local,” every Sunday the restaurant offers a 50 Mile Meal dinner featuring a special prefixe menu that changes weekly. This spring, the restaurant introduced their “Field to Table Series,” a variety of locally-centered events focused on connecting farmers with the community. The restaurant regularly features local resident DJs that entertain and attracts Providence’s young, trendy crowd.

In addition, Local 121 recently debuted their spring seasonal food and beverage menu featuring the creations of their new Executive Chef, Dave Johnson. Known for seasonal, locally grown food, Local 121 has added more dishes to their menu such as the Stuffed Butter-Braised Cavendish Quail, a Spring Arborio Risotto, Grilled Marinated Wolfe’s Neck Farm Bavette Steak Salad, and a Croque Monsieur with Northeast Family Farms Maple Smoked Ham.

Taking seriously their obligation of providing the best each season has to offer, Local 121’s mission is to serve the best locally- raised foods available: vegetables harvested in season by local farmers who care about the health of their land and your food. Meats raised in sunshine on New England pastures, with no inhumane confinement, antibiotics or growth hormones-ever. Their suppliers are small-scale New England farmers, cheese makers, and other food artisans they know by name. It’s our goal to provide warm, gracious service and share our dedication of locally harvested ingredients with our patrons.

Local 121 is located at 121 Washington St. Providence. Reservations strongly recommended. 401.274.2121

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