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Events: September 2006

Hoe Down at Urban Edge Farm

Saturday, September 9 | 7:00PM - 11:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions | website

Help us celebrate 25 years of helping people grow food by joining us for a celebration of a bountiful harvest season on Saturday, September 9th, 4pm to 8pm at 31 Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston RI, for SCLT's 3rd Annual HOE DOWN at URBAN EDGE FARM! Enjoy an evening of local foods, local drinks, live music, dancing and good old fashioned fun! Omnivorous BBQ, Local Brews, Local Wines, Dancing, Farm Tours, Children's Games, Face Painting, A Raffle, and more!

$20, adults, $15 students, $5 ages 12 & under. Admission includes gourmet BBQ dinner featuring farm fresh local produce, one drink from a local brewery or vineyard, music, dancing & good old fashioned fun! Rain or shine. So come... eat, drink, & be merry!

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the Urban Edge Farm: 31 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI.

Contact Taylor Ellowitz at (401) 273-9419 x23 or by e-mail for more information.

URI GreenShare Field Day

Saturday, September 16 | 1:00PM - 5:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions | website

The free four-hour program includes a number of speaking programs and demonstrations put on by URI staff and faculty, URI Master Gardeners, Master Composter / Recyclers and several commercial and non-profit organizations.

Dirt Cheap Compost Bins, Rose & Fall Plant Sales, Live Music, Children's Activities, URI Botanical Garden Tours, Food, Free Plant Problem Diagnosis and Free Soil Testing.

Hosted by URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the URI Botanical Garden: Upper College Road, Kingston, RI.

Contact Kate Venturini at (401) 874-4096 for more information.

Pasture Walk and Talk at Watson Farm

Saturday, September 23 | 1:00PM - 7:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions

Historic New England’s Watson Farm is hosting a series of Pasture Walks and Talks for Farmers which will focus on raising livestock in an intensively managed pasture based system.

The Walk will include workshops on livestock selection, forage selection, and extending the grazing season. Linear measuring will be demonstrated.

Hosted by Historic New England at the Watson Farm: 455 North Road, Jamestown, RI.

Contact Don Minto at (401) 423-0005 or by e-mail for more information.

Glory of Garlic Culinary Worshop

Saturday, September 23 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM | East Greenwich, RI | directions | website

Chef Eve Formisano returns to the farm for another workshop in her 2006 culinary series. The farmers at Ledge Ends Produce have a passion for growing garlic and this passion will be celebrated at the workshop. Chef Eve will educate the participants on varieties of garlic, how to determine freshness and other garlic flavored facts. This workshop will include observing Chef Eve as she prepares and explains utilizing garlic in many creative dishes followed by a tasting. The program will take place outside under the Mimosa tree at the historic Briggs/Boesch Farm. If you have a love for garlic or just want to learn new uses for garlic this workshop will be a fun and educational experience.

The public is invited to attend this program and pre-registration is required. There is a fee of $15 per person for this workshop.

The Farmers of Ledge Ends Produce are offering a series of educational and culinary programs this summer, and so far the workshops are a great success. Erik Eacker and his wife Trish Garland run their 12 acre organic vegetable operation on the historic Briggs/Boesch Farm, a 90 acre property purchased by the East Greenwich Land Trust in 2001. Workshops this summer have ranged from outdoor grilling to ornithology. We encourage all to come and experience the farm and learn about garlic at this weekend’s workshop. This fall the farm will host more workshops and the property is always open to the public for walks through the fields or on the forest trails.

Hosted by Ledge Ends Produce at the Briggs/Boesch Farm: 830 South Rd, East Greenwich, RI.

Contact Trish Garland at (401) 884-5118 or by e-mail for more information.

Cape Cod Harvest Festival

Friday, September 29 1:00PM - Sunday, October 1 7:00PM | Hyannis, MA | directions | website

The first Cape-wide Land & Sea Harvest (CLASH) will be held—rain or shine—Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2006. Featuring special tasting menus using local ingredients at restaurants across the Cape, educational activities at farms, bogs, wineries and breweries, a finale farmers’ market in downtown Hyannis, and the Cape Cod Oyster Festival, the weekend-long event will highlight the agricultural and fishing heritage and abundant local foods of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod enjoys a profusion of locally grown and caught foods, particularly in the autumn. Cape shell fishers are bringing in lobster, crab, oysters, clams, scallops and mussels. Line fishermen are catching bluefin tuna, bluefish, cod, cusk, haddock, hake, monkfish, redfish and skate wings. Meanwhile local farmers are harvesting their largest bounty of the growing season: apples, arugula, beans, beets, cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, kale, leeks, melons, mesclun, pears, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, scallions, shallots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips and winter squash. Many Cape Cod restaurants are taking advantage of this seasonal abundance and offering special tasting menus on Friday night, September 29. Participating restaurants include: 902 Main (South Yarmouth), The Bee-Hive Tavern (Sandwich), Bleu (Mashpee), Chester (Provincetown), Compass Rose Summer Shack (West Dennis), The Golden Clove (Chatham) Grille 16 (Hyannis), The Island Merchant (Hyannis), The Juice (Wellfleet), L’Alouette Bistro (Harwichport), The Naked Oyster (Hyannis), The Oyster Company (Dennisport), The Red Pheasant (Dennis) and The Wicked Oyster (Wellfleet), with more being signed up every day.

Hosted by Edible Cape Cod at the various spots along the Cape: Ocean St And South St, Hyannis, MA.

Contact Dianne Langeland at (508) 375-9883 or by e-mail for more information.