Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for Farms

Check out our page on available Farm Energy Programs!  Get a Farm Energy Audit, apply for a grant, learn about all the opportunities available to farms.

RI DEM Produce Safety Portal

RIDEM  Produce Safety Portal

The Division of Agriculture aims to aid growers in navigating the Produce Safety Rule. Use the above link to go to the RI DEM Produce Safety Portal, or start at our FSMA Links page.

FSMA Workshop Series

Where does your farm fall within the PSR?
What are PSR exemptions and exclusions?
What sort of records should be kept?

RI Produce Safety Program is hosting a series of 3 FREE workshops on March 21, April 11 and May 2 to help answer these questions and more.  Click here to go to our FSMA Links page for more information.

Harvesting Rhode Island

Harvesting RI Season Two

Season 2 of Harvesting Rhode Island will begin airing Sunday night, August 5 at 7 pm.  Two episodes will run back-to-back each Sunday night. 

Ep #1 Oysters / Mussels / Quahogs

Allen Harbor Oyster
American Mussel Harvesters / Salt Water Farms LLC,

Ep #2 Bees / Flowers

Don Joslin Beekeeper
Wicked Tulips

Ep #3 Historic Farms

Sunset Farm
Pezza Farm

Ep #4 Farm Stand / Historic Topiary

Walker’s Roadside Stand
Green Animals

Ep #5 Hops / Vines

Tilted Barn Brewery
Newport Vineyards

Ep #6 Young Farmer / Seasoned Farmer

Luckyfoot Ranch
Confreda Greenhouses and Farms

Ep #7 Flowers / Tomatoes

Robin Hollow Farm
Manfredi Farms

Ep #8 Sheep / Cattle 

Hopkins Southdowns
Windmist Farm

Ep #9 Micro Greens / Hydroponics

Farming Turtles
Acopia Harvest

Ep 10 Beef / Cows / Cheese

Carpenter’s Farm
Simmons Farm

Ep 11 Sod Farm / Christmas Trees 

SODCO Farm
Pachet Brook Tree Farm

 

Harvesting RI Season Three!

Starting in July, four more RI Farm Bureau member farms will be featured in two new episodes of Harvesting RI. In Episode 1, Executive Producer Alex Caserta takes us to Wright’s Dairy Farm in North Smithfield and EMMA Acres in Exeter to explore two different methods farmers are utilizing to market their milk in Rhode Island.

Episode 2 brings us to Blackbird Farm in Smithfield where the Bouthillette family raises Purebred Angus and Berskshire hogs, and then drops us down to North Kingstown where the Greniers operate Narrow Lane Orchards.

Episodes 1 and 2 will be run back to back at the following times. Set your DVR or mark it on the calendar. Harvesting RI is a wonderful way to catch some beautiful stories about farming in RI today.

Harvesting RI Season 3 is on a brief hiatus.  Look for it to run again after Season 2 finishes its run.