Press Release ~ New Farmer's Market ~ Smithfield
Brand New Farmers Market at Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, RI beginning Friday, May 26th
Farmers markets are for people from all walks of life and all ages who share a common belief that farmers and local producers are a vital part of our community. This market will support the local food economy, showcase a wide variety of products and tap into a region of the state that currently doesn’t offer an extensive outdoor market. The Blackbird Farm Farmers Market will support local farmers and producers, improve access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other farm products, encourage sustainability, and educate the community on the importance of local foods.
Vendors will include Blackbird Farm, Harris Farm, Hickory Hill Farm, Open Season, Providence Kettle Corn, Rachyl's Goat Milk Soap, The Farm in Rhode Island and We Be Jammin' & Blooming Buddies. A variety of products will be offered, such as: beef and pork, seasonal produce, bouquets, charcuterie, eggs, jams, jellies, edible flowers, herbs, plants, prepared foods, packaged seasonings, natural body products, beverages, and more.
About Blackbird Farm
Blackbird Farm humanely raises antibiotic-free, no-added-hormones, pasture-fed, 100% Black Angus cattle and 100% pedigreed American Heritage Berkshire pigs on their farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Their products are served in some of the best restaurants in southern New England. At Blackbird Farm they know everything about their animals. They can tell you the pedigree, when the animal was born, what it has been fed, how it was raised, when it was harvested and how the carcass was graded . . . they just need you to tell them how it tastes!
About Eat Drink RI
Created in 2010 by David Dadekian, Eat Drink RI is one of the top media, marketing and event production companies in the region for all things culinary. EatDrinkRI.com houses the most up-to-date local food & drink event calendar and culinary job listings, in addition to covering local food events, chefs & restaurants, the beverage industry, and locally produced artisanal products. Eat Drink RI produces and promotes several all-local culinary events, including an annual 4-day Festival in Providence celebrating the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Dadekian is a RI Foundation Innovation Fellow and is currently working to create a central culinary market for all Rhode Islanders.