The spring season begins next Thursday, February 7th, and continues every Thursday (except over Spring Break) until April 18th. We ask that volunteers work the same 1-hour shift each week, unloading, sorting, and counting produce deliveries, running bread, dairy, and meat check-in, assisting shareholders, cleaning up, etc. depending on the time of your shift.

In return, you get one FREE DELICIOUS PRODUCE ITEM!!! And the chance to be a part of a vibrant community that affects tangible change on this campus and beyond. Plus, who doesn't just feel damn good around fresh veggies.

"Adam and Eve Were Vegan!"

"Adam and Eve Were Vegan! A Look at Modern Food Ethics from a Jewish Perspective"

Come learn from speaker Akiva Gersh about what 4000 years of Jewish thought says about modern food issues such as vegetarianism, raising animals for food, organic farming and not only what we eat, but also how we eat.

When: Monday, February 4th, 7:30pm.


Founded in 2006 by Steven Hancock, NorthStar Farm is a 5-acre farm that specializes in “off-season” production. NorthStar is entirely chemical free and does not use any artificial heat. They are USDA – GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) & HACCP (Food Safety) certified. We are excited to be working with them and plan on purchasing a mix of veggies from them this season – ​​look forward to seeing NorthStar’s baby spinach, salad greens, kale, and collard greens in your weekly shares!

Farms and Food Job Fair


Sent from Adalyn Naka:

If you want to get your hands dirty this spring and summer working on a farm or with food-related organizations, now’s the time to start looking for those jobs and volunteer opportunities! On Wednesday January 30th, from 4-7pm, we will be hosting a Farms and Food Job Fair in conjunction with the Wintertime Farmers Market. The event will take place in the Greenhouse, off of the market, with over 10 farms, non-profits, farmers markets, producers represented. Contact sarah@farmfreshri.org with questions.

Local Food Forum


I received an email this morning from Cassidy Bennett, the Real Food Intern at Brown: "Coming up on Wednesday, February 6th Brown will once again be hosting the Local Food Forum. We are working with Farm Fresh RI to put on this event and bringing in a lot of local farmers and people working with local food in different areas and from different angles."

Exciting opportunity at the UEL


The UEL community garden is in need of an assistant manager who would assist the new coordinator, Quinn Slotnick, this spring and run the garden in the summer. This position would be 5-10 hours/week during the semester and about 20 hours/week in the summer. For more information, please contact Hannah Ross (hannah_ross@brown.edu).

Intern on a farm!


Big Train is offering TWO internships for 2013! Here is the application information:

Big Train Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm located at 35 Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston RI, about 20 minutes outside of Providence, RI. We run a tight, high-energy, high-humor vegetable business which supplies a sizable CSA and maintains a diverse whole-sale clientele in southern New England. In offering an internship position we make available the education on-farm and off-farm necessary to operating and sustaining a farm in this difficult, often unpredictable business. We seek to work with and train individuals who will take their internship experience and serve their communities as either farmers or citizens.

Sign Up for a Spring Share!

The spring share will run for 10 weeks, from February 7th to April 18th (and will skip Spring Break - March 28th). Distribution will take place from 12pm to 6pm every Thursday at the Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown Street). All participants must purchase at least one produce share. The spring share is hearty and nourishing; you will receive lots of delicious root vegetables, winter greens, and more. You will also receive a few specialty items - which may include granola, tomato sauce, or honey - prepared by our farmers.

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