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Events: July 2013

SEMAP's Twilight Grower Education Series Workshop 3: TRACTORS!

Monday, July 1 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Dartmouth, MA | directions | website

Safety, Operation, & Maintenance
at Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
Led by Master of Machines, Brian Huckins
Monday, July 1st
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SEMAP's 2013 Twilight Grower Education Series continues at the Dartmouth YMCA's Sharing the Harvest Community Farm on Monday, July 1st, with Tractor Safety, Operation & Maintenance led by Brian Huckins of Northborough!
Brian will identify all the parts of a tractor and its engine in detail and discuss what they do. We'll have a tractor present to study and demonstrate. He'll discuss maintenance in detail and provide some general information on troubleshooting problems. He'll also talk about safety around tractors in general and in using power attachments. If time permits, we'll have a Q&A period at the end.

Contact Kristen Irvin for more information at

Hosted by SEMAP at the Sharing the Harvest Community Farm: 276 Gulf Rd., Dartmouth, MA.

Contact Kristen Irvin at (336) 509-0044 or by e-mail for more information.

Forest Mushroom Cultivation

Thursday, July 11 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | West Greenwich, RI | directions

Events are free but space is limited, please register over phone or email. Workshops intended primarily for landowners with more than 3 acres.

Hosted by Agroforestry Workshop Series at the Louttit Library: 274 Victory Highway (102 N), West Greenwich, RI.

Contact RIRC&D; NRCS at (401) 500-0399 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm to Table Dinner at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard

Wednesday, July 17 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions | website

Chefs from Russell Morin Fine Catering are teaming up with local Little Compton farmers to bring you "Food in the Fields" at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards. The talented chefs will be cooking outside for all the guests to see. Sakonnet Wines are included with the dinner.
Cost: $110pp
Please call to reserve your spot!

Hosted by Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard & Russell Morin Fine Catering at the Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards: 162 W Main Rd, Little Compton, RI.

Contact at (508) 222-6600 for more information.

Come Enjoy Confreda Greenhouses & Farms’ 5th Annual Ladies’ Night Out

Thursday, July 18 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM | Hope (Western Cranston), RI | directions | website

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms is hosting our 5th Annual Ladies’ Night Out to benefit the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event will be a night filled with fun samples, pampering and the always-popular farm tour on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:30-9 p.m. Confreda takes pride in this event, especially because 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).

There will be a $20 donation at the door for this event. Confreda is very excited to announce the vendors who have agreed to donate their time, services, and products to the event:

Confreda’s Bakery and Cafe,
-Confreda, the host, has a warm and welcoming cafe for our family and friends
Newport Vineyards,
-With 60 vineyard acres, Newport Vineyards is the largest grower of wine grapes in New England and has become a popular tourist attraction in Rhode Island
Greenvale Vineyards,
-A great place to visit for tours, music, and wine tastings, Greenvale Vineyards is located along the Sakonnet River and provides flavorful wines from its tasty grapes
Boar’s Head,
-A family-owned delicatessen for over 100 years, Boar’s Head always ensures that its meats are held to the highest standard
Kneading Ways, http:/
-Based in Northern Rhode Island at Nature’s Haven, Kneading Ways focuses on the holistic benefits of massage and body work for a healthier you. Kneading Ways will be providing free chair massages.
Ashley Rodzen, Reiki,
-Also based out of Nature’s Haven, Ashley utilizes Reiki as a natural way to heal your energy. Ashley will be performing free 5-10 minute reiki treatments.
Deb Duplessie, Mary Kay
-Providing Satin Hands treatments and samples from America’s best-selling skin care
10,000 Villages, Cranston, RI
-Providing swag bag items from their fabulous store, supporting a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries.

Ladies can relax with complimentary pampering treatments while enjoying free samples of food and wine all night long. The first 50 Ladies’ Night Out attendees will receive special swag bags at the door, and there will be plenty of door prizes all evening long. Ray Aubin, Confreda General Manager, said, “This is an event that we look forward to every year. A great event for a great cause with great people. Plus, we get to show the ladies our farm with my personal tractor tour--I’ve been told it’s the highlight of the evening!”

Confreda is proud to support Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence by sending 100% of the proceeds to their charity. RICADV works to be a leader in the fight against domestic violence and to help extend the reach of member agencies. Working toward a world in which domestic violence does not exist, RICADV support extends to rural, suburban, and urban areas of the Rhode Island to educate the next generation about domestic violence issues. RICADV director Deb DeBare said, “We are immensely grateful that Confreda Farms has stepped forward another year to support victims of domestic violence. At a time in which domestic violence organizations are being hurt by the sequestration cuts and shrinking budgets, events like this one are critical to keeping doors open and keeping victims safe. We thank Confreda Farms for their leadership and for demonstrating how everyone can play a role in ending domestic violence.”

For more information, go to the Confreda Facebook page and look under Events. Confreda Greenhouses & Farms is located at 2150 Scituate Avenue, Hope (Western Cranston), RI 02831. You can also check out our website,, for more information

Hosted by Confreda Greenhouses & Farms at the Confreda Greenhouses & Farms: 2150 Scituate Avenue, Hope (Western Cranston), RI.

Contact Ray Aubin at (401) 827-5000 or by e-mail for more information.

The Warren Quahog Festival

Sunday, July 21 1:00PM - Monday, July 22 6:30PM | Warren, RI | directions

Showcasing a variety of fresh cooked seafood, chowders, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes. Arts and crafts vendors, live musical entertainment.

Hosted by Warren Quahog Festival at the South Water Street: South Water Street, Warren, RI.

Contact Warren Quahog Festival Organize at (401) 247-0232 for more information.