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Events: July 2017

Downtown Milford Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 1 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Milford, CT | directions | website

Local, fresh, and Delicious! The Downtown Milford Farmers Market is back up and running for the season. Some of the 20+ vendors this year include 4 local organic farms as well as CT based artisans and craftspeople. From meats to fruit, bread, desserts, eggs, honey and hand crafted items, flowers, and live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Farmers Market. Don’t miss out on this fabulous, fun, and family-friendly event.

The market is in it's 10th year and will continue to operate at 58 River Street in downtown Milford, directly adjacent to the Metro North train stop.

KIDS DAYS AT THE DOWNTOWN MILFORD FARMERS MARKET:
The Farmers Market this year is also hosting 4 designated kids days:
June 24th / July 22nd / August 26th / September 30th

Kids Activities will be offered by: Kenny the Clown / Magic Mike / Soccer Clinics / Arts & Crafts / Face Painting / Music / Kung Fu Basics / Bagpipes Instruction &&& MORE!!!

Live Music Weekly from CT based Musicians and beyond!!

See you there!

Hosted by Scratch Baking at the Scratch Baking Parking Lot: 58 River Street, Milford, CT.

Contact Alex M at (203) 745-4946 for more information.

Downtown Farmers Market

Thursday, July 6 10:30AM - Thursday, October 12 2:00PM | Bridgeport, CT | directions

We Match SNAP $1=$2!

Hosted by DSSD/BFMC at the McLevy Green: Bank St., Bridgeport, CT.

Contact Breanna at (203) 394-2526 for more information.

South End Market

Sunday, July 9 12:30PM - Sunday, October 8 3:30PM | Bridgeport, CT | directions

We Match SNAP $1=$2!

Hosted by BFMC at the South End Market: 877 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT.

Contact Breanna at (203) 394-2526 for more information.

Grassland Management For Livestock

Monday, July 10 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions | website

This twilight Pasture Walk at Historic New England’s Watson Farm in Jamestown will be led by Don Minto and Chris Dvorak, Farm Managers, who have been managing Red Devon Cattle and sheep on these Historic grasslands for well over 35 years.
This discussion and tour will feature forage management practices that have
evolved and been implemented on Watson Farm’s extensive grasslands.

Hosted by NOFA / RI & SCLT at the Watson Farm: 455 North Road, Jamestown, RI.

Contact Ben Coerper at (401) 268-4555 or by e-mail for more information.

East Side Market

Wednesday, July 12 10:00AM - Wednesday, October 25 2:00PM | Bridgeport, CT | directions

East Side Market

Hosted by BFMC at the East Main St.: 752 East Main St., Bridgeport, CT.

Contact Breanna at (203) 394-2526 for more information.

URI Sheep and Goat Parasite Control Workshop & Field Day

Thursday, July 13 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions | website

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Integrated Parasite Control and FAMACHA Training Workshop. FAMACHA cards can be purchased at cost (optional) for $13.00 each upon completing the training.

12:30 to 1:00 PM – Fecal egg counting demonstration

2:00 to 6:00 PM – Field day on alternative methods for small ruminant parasite control – research on condensed tannin plants

Presentations from Dr. Jim Kotcon, West Virginia University Division of Plant and Soil Sciences; Dr. tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Cornell University; URI researchers including Dr. Rebecca Brown, URI Dept. Plant Science, and Dr. Katherine Petersson, URI Dept. Animal and Veterinary Science.

View and download our flyer for more details including online registration info, directions and parking:
http://web.uri.edu/sheepngoat/files/2017-URI-Sheep-and-Goat-Parasite-Control-Workshop-and-Field-Day-Flyer_Final.pdf

Attend one or all three programs. Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/uripcregistration

Like us on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/urisrpc/

Dr. Katherine Petersson and Holly Burdett, Univ. of Rhode Island
urisheepandgoat@etal.uri.edu for more information

Hosted by URI Dept. Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science at the URI Peckham Farm and Kingston Campus: 1 Peckham Farm Road, Kingston, RI.

Contact Holly Burdett at (401) 874-2249 or by e-mail for more information.

Table to Farm

Thursday, July 13 | 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Join us at one of Providence's most inventive and delicious restaurants, the Grange, for an event benefiting Southside Community Land Trust. The Grange uses only the freshest ingredients, many sourced locally from SCLT-founded farms. It is located on the city's West Side. Come after 5 pm and 100% of the food portion of your bill will be donated to SCLT's work to empower local farms and farming.

SCLT has been nurturing small-scale, sustainable farms and community gardens since 1981, and has been instrumental in building a local food system that provides all Rhode Islanders access to safe, healthy and affordable food.

Come to the West Side for a great meal, and a great cause!

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the the Grange: 166 Broadway St., Providence, RI.

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

Farm Compost: Soil Fertility & Garlic Harvest

Thursday, July 20 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM | Charlestown, RI | directions | website

This on-farm workshop will focus on soil fertility and garlic harvesting and curing at Earth Care Farm. We’ll see the farm itself and learn about Earth Care’s 17 years of garlic seed saving, as well as their composting operation.

For more 40 years Earth Care Farm has been producing high quality farm-made compost that gardeners and landscapers, big & small have come to rely upon to enrich their soil naturally. For more events like this, visit us at nofari.org.

Hosted by NOFA/ RI at the Earth Care Farms: 89 A Country Dr., Charlestown, RI.

Contact Sophie Soloway at (973) 787-4296 or by e-mail for more information.

Flicks in the Field

Thursday, July 20 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM | Bristol, RI | directions

Showing Harry and Snowman

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

Contact Cassandra Brimmer at (508) 642-4392 for more information.

Under the Sun Farm

Friday, July 21 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM | NORTH DIGHTON, MA | directions

Come see where we get some of our locally sourced produce...and pick your own blueberries!

Hosted by Under the Sun at the Under the Sun: 1051 Williams Street, NORTH DIGHTON, MA.

Contact Cassandra Brimmer at (508) 642-4392 or by e-mail for more information.

POP

Friday, July 21 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Providence, RI | directions

Show up and eat up

Hosted by POP at the POP: 219 W Park St, Providence, RI.

Contact Cassandra Brimmer at (508) 642-4392 or by e-mail for more information.

East End Market

Saturday, July 22 12:00PM - Saturday, October 21 4:00PM | Bridgeport, CT | directions

East End Market

Hosted by BFMC at the King's Pantry: 30 Florence St., Bridgeport, CT.

Contact Breanna at (203) 394-2526 for more information.

Borealis Coffee Company

Sunday, July 23 | 10:00AM - 3:00PM | Riverside, RI | directions

coffee, brunch and the bike path

Hosted by Borealis at the Borealis: 250 Bullocks Point, Riverside, RI.

Contact Cassandra Brimmer at (508) 642-4392 or by e-mail for more information.

Eco-Exploration:STEAMing Ahead

Monday, July 24 9:00AM - Friday, July 21 3:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions | website

This week of camp taps into science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)!

Investigating the world through multiple lenses, campers will investigate nature’s biological diversity, learn about structure and function in nature and the built world, create works of art, photograph nature, learn about energy, and create their own energy-generating prototypes, and more.

Hosted by URI Outreach Center at the URI Botanical Gardens: 3 East Alumni, Kingston, RI.

Contact Amy at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.

Eco-Exploration:Our Wild World 2

Monday, July 31 9:00AM - Friday, August 4 3:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions | website

Have you ever wondered what lives in the garden? This week, campers will learn about the amazing world of plants and animals. They’ll visit a URI greenhouse, net insects, and “meet” mammals and birds that live in Rhode Island, through activities, artifacts and exploration of the URI Botanical Gardens and nearby North Woods. They will learn ecological principals, natural history, nature from an artist’s viewpoint, and play fun games as they learn more about our environment. At the conclusion of this week, children will have a widened perspective of nature, equipped to turn any backyard into a living laboratory!

Hosted by URI Cooperative Extension at the URI Botanical Gardens: 3 East Alumni, Kingston, RI.

Contact Amy at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.