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Events: June 2009

Launch Providence

Saturday, June 6 10:00PM - Sunday, June 7 1:00AM | East Providence, RI | directions | website

Launch Providence is a celebration of arts and entertainment in Rhode Island. It will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2009, 7 pm, at Kay Studios in East Providence.

This night will feature Local art, fashion, food, film and live performance. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Portions of the proceeds will benefit Local green charities.

To purchase tickets you can contact us at For more info visit Launch Providence on or by going to this link:

Hosted by Launch Providence at the Kay Studios: 66 Valley St., East Providence, RI.

Contact April Marie Gray at (443) 622-2605 or by e-mail for more information.

Wine Trail Kick-Off

Sunday, June 7 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions

The second annual Coastal Wine Trail Kick-off will take place at Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton, RI. All members of the Coastal Wine Trail will be represented offering tastings of their locally grown and produced wines. Local farmers, cheese makers and more will hand out delicious samples for guests to taste This walk around sampling will take place under a tent, rain or shine. Enjoy the pristine grounds while experiencing the best of what Southern New England has to offer.

Hosted by Coastal Wine Trail at the Sakonnet Vineyards: 162 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI.

Contact Staff/Owner at (800) 998-8486 x116 or by e-mail for more information.

Rhody Fresh 5 Year Anniversary

Thursday, June 11 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM | West Kingston, RI | directions | website

Come raise a glass of Rhody Fresh with us!

The Rhode Island Dairy Farms Cooperative invites you to celebrate 5 years of "Milk in Progress"

Join Governor Carcieri, J. Michael Saul, Interim Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation, and state and local dignitaries as we celebrate the 5 year Anniversary of Rhody Fresh Milk.

Support of Rhody Fresh preserves local farms, pastures and wide open spaces for generations to come.

Event will be held rain or shine. Appropriate footwear is recommended.

Hosted by Rhody Fresh at the Cottrell Homestead: 500 Waites Corner Rd., West Kingston, RI.

Contact Jim Hines at (401) 397-3033 for more information.

Farm-to-Chef Open House: Blackbird Farm

Sunday, June 14 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM | Smithfield, RI | directions

*Tour of Blackbird Farm
*Demo of breeding for natural marbled angus beef
*Feeding for the enhancement of the natural marbling of the beef
*Overview on a harvested animal
*Sampling of various cuts of beef and wine will be provided

Please RSVP by June 10

Hosted by Kevin and Ann Marie Bouthillette at the Blackbird Farm: 122 Limerock Rd., Smithfield, RI.

Contact Ann Marie Bouthillette at (401) 232-2495 or by e-mail for more information.

Barn and Garden Tour

Sunday, June 14 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM | Rochester, MA | directions

Come visit the agricultural past and present with Rochester Land Trustee through this FREE tour of 9 barns and gardens on Sunday June 14. Tour participants are urged to visit the following sites in any order. The Clark Barn a 36’ x 48’ foot post and beam barn built in 2003. It was specifically designed to look like the other Eastover buildings while having a modern 3 bedroom apartment over the stables. The Gilmore Barn, on the grounds of the historic Nathaniel Haskell House at 333 Walnut Plain Road was built in 1799 on another Rochester farm and moved to this location in 1992. These are just a few but we have many others to see!

At each site the public will be able to walk around and ask questions about the work done at each farm, as well as speak with members of the Land Trust about their efforts to preserve land through conservation restrictions, outright purchases and donations of land. The event is free and suitable for families and kids of all ages.The Rochester Land Trust Tent will also be dispensing maps and information about the Trust and the lands they hold.

Hosted by Rochester Land Trust at the Rochester Center: Town Hall Commons Route 105 (Constitution Way), Rochester, MA.

Contact Laurene Gerrior at (508) 763-4223 or by e-mail for more information.

Kitchen Garden Workshop

Wednesday, June 17 | 10:00PM - 11:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Kitchen Gardens Workshop
Home gardens can provide both beauty and bounty. This lecture will have you rethinking the use of your yard, gardens and over all landscape.

Admission: $10.00

Hosted by Mount Hope Farm at the Mount Hope Farm the Barn: 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI.

Contact David at (401) 254-1745 x103 or by e-mail for more information.

A Taste of Westport

Saturday, June 20 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM | Westport, MA | directions

Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery will host this local wine & food festival under one tent on our lawn at our winery in Westport, MA. Local food, wine and beer will be the focus as we sample what wonderful flavors Westport has to offer. Westport’s finest food providers, farmers, cheese makers, bakers, and more will be on hand to sample what they do best as we enjoy the sights at the vineyard and the sounds of live music.
This is a rain or shine, 21+ event, under the tent and we encourage all to dress farm casual and weather appropriate. Space is very limited and this small intimate wine & food festival will sell out! Local restaurants, caterers, and producers will be offering small samples to taste, as well as an array of locally grown and produced wines and beer. Some vendors and participants will also have items for sale if you’re interested in bringing something back home with you. Tickets are $45 per person.

Hosted by Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery at the Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery: 417 Hix Bridge Rd., Westport, MA.

Contact Staff/Owner at (508) 636-3423 x2 for more information.

Farm To Table Dinner

Monday, June 22 | 9:00PM - 11:30PM | Marion, MA | directions

**** The 2009 Farm To Table Dinner is Sold Out!****
Thanks for your interest and support!

Farm To Table

Please join us on a culinary adventure set between the soil and the stars.

How On Earth hosts a celebration of food at its source to benefit local farms through SEMAP.

Enjoy fresh, local foods prepared by area chefs in the company of those who make it possible--your local farmers.

Monday June 22 (Rain Date: June 29), 6:00 pm
at Great Hill Farm in Marion MA
Farm friendly attire - please bring your own plate and cutlery

$150 per person
Attendance is limited

Please make checks payable to UMDF/SEMAP

Mail to:
How On Earth
62 Marion Rd.
Mattapoisett MA 02739

Sorry, we cannot accept online payments for this event.

Hosted by How On Earth at the Great Hill Farm: Great Hill, Marion, MA.

Contact Sarah Kelley at (508) 295-2212 x50 for more information.

Free Screening of "Silence of The Bees"

Wednesday, June 24 10:00PM - Thursday, June 25 12:00AM | Providence, RI | directions

The film provides an in-depth look at the search to uncover clues into Colony Collapse Disorder which is killing off huge populations of the honeybee.
Silence of the Bees goes beyond the unsolved mystery to tell the story of the honeybee itself, its invaluable impact on our food supply and takes a look at what's at stake if honeybees disappear. It further explores the complex world of the honeybee in crisis and instills in viewers a sense of urgency to learn ways to help these extraordinary animals. Meet with members of the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association, enjoy a sampling of local honey and foods that we would not have if not for the pollination by the honey bee.

Hosted by Local 121 & Whole Foods at the Local 121: 121 Washington St., Providence, RI.

Contact Nancy Miller at (401) 274-2121 or by e-mail for more information.

Cranberry Blossom Tour

Saturday, June 27 | 1:00PM - 8:00PM | Wareham, MA | directions

The A.D. Makepeace Company invites you to tour the largest cranberry operation in the world during the height of blossom season!

The tour will meet at the Tihonet Village Market at 10 a.m. An experienced cranberry grower will take the group to view the cranberry blossom and discuss all aspects of the cranberry growing process.

While you are at Tihonet Village Market enjoy our Cranberry Harvest Video, see pictures of the bogs through the seasons, enjoy lunch and browse our area of local cranberry products and gifts!

Hosted by A.D. Makepeace Company at the Tihonet Village Market: 146 Tihonet Rd., Wareham, MA.

Contact Market Staff at (508) 295-5437 or by e-mail for more information.