Monthly Archives: October 2008

Get Lost!




What I really mean is, get out this weekend and get lost in a Corn Maze!! They are all over the place this time of year. There are family friendly mazes to follow along during the day and then there are the ones for night time that are so creepy, you might feel as if Jack Nicholson’s crazy character from The Shining is lurking around the corner! Whatever floats your boat!

It will also be a great weekend to head out to a local apple orchard. Some orchards apples may be all picked by now, but the stands should still be open and ready for you to pick out that perfect apple for pie or a crisp!
Pick a perfect pumpkin from a pumkin patch.

My Mother-in-law just arrived for a week long visit from sunny Florida (she only brought open-toe shoes! What was she thinking?). We’ll be showing her some foliage (little bit left here in Rhode Island) and making caramel apples and warming her up with some nice soup and hot chocolate!

Here are some links to check out to get you started:
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Local Harvest
Salisbury Farm
Go New England

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Video Blogging! an experiment……

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Introducing: RI Royals!

I know what you’re thinking, a new baseball team?!! No, silly I dish about food not sports! (except of course the OSU Buckeyes!)


Local Potato Farmers Team Up

With Local Spuds Ready: Now

Harvest season is upon us, and there is no time like the present to strengthen the local food movement by visiting your local grocer and purchasing Rhode Island and So. Eastern Massachusetts grown potatoes.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island, RI DEM Division of Agriculture and WJ Canaan Produce Co. and participating farmers have teamed up to introduce you to the best potato on the market now.

Introducing: The RI Royal

Whether you prefer your potatoes, mashed, fried or scalloped, this potato is up to the task! The RI Royal potato is a creamy, white flesh potato. A favorite of local chefs and consumers alike.



Not too long ago, the fields of Aquidneck and Sakonnet bustled with potatoes that fed New England and beyond. The Ocean State’s coastal climate and soils still are fertile ground for spuds.

Our participating farmers have over one hundred years of family farming experience between them.

Participating farmers include:


Where can you find the RI Royal?

Look for the purple bags with the Narragansett label in the produce aisle.


Available at the following stores:

Belmont Market

Dave’s Marketplace

Ruggieri’s Market

Eastside Marketplace

Whole Foods

More stores added daily!

To find out more about these superior spuds, please e-mail me at:

jen@farmfreshri.org or visit: Farm Fresh RI

For wholesale inquiries please call: Nathan Canaan with W.J.Canaan, Inc (401) 435-9222




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