The harvest in Rhode Island is in full glorious swing, and our farmers have worked hard and long to keep those beautiful veggies coming, despite the heat, critter invasions and drought. Yet for some reason, sales are level or declining at markets throughout the state, and ours is no exception. Some of our vendors are finding it financially impossible to keep coming every week; we hope things perk up so they can stay with us, and we’ll keep looking to find new vendors so that our customers can find the best and freshest foods right here in Pawtuxet Village.
Our second cooking demonstration of the season takes place tomorrow. Zoey and family will be getting ingredients from our farmers and cooking them up for you. I get inspired to try new things when I see how easy they make it, and it is always so good!
Killer tomatoes! The crop this year is so juicy and bountiful, we should be making gallons of sauce to savor over the winter. You can also freeze them whole (don’t forget to score the skin so they don’t explode) and use them later for cooking soups, stews and stir-fry.
Silk Tree Farm and Presto Coffee will be making only sporadic visits over the last 2 months of the season, mostly because of other commitments and decreased sales. The Market Table will be carrying a limited selection of Silk Tree’s soaps and candles, and you can special order for the next week. Bagged coffee from Presto will also be available; you can pre-order from them if you would like them to grind it for you.
Patois and Havav will both be with us every week, so we won’t have a shortage of savory and seasonal prepared foods to take home (or eat right away, if you can’t resist!).
On Friday, August 26 at 7:30 PM:
Mashapaug Pond and Truffula Trees:
Short films and conversation to inspire action for Mashapaug Pond and the Lower Pawtuxet River Watershed
Come watch The Lorax under the stars and beside the cool breezes of Mashapaug Pond. The film is free, family friendly and open to the public. Popcorn and cold drinks will be available. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Rain date August 27)
JT Owens Ball Field, 350 Niantic Avenue, Providence
See you at the market.
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