Come and visit us this weekend for the FIRST:
Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI
We will be bringing the following items to the market this week:
Flowers!—very unusual, but it’s been so warm
Red Bourdeau Spinach
from Scratch Farm:
from Westbay Farm:
*New partner! Westbay Farm is a 2-acre farm run by Steve Stycos, part of Westbay Community Action.
Also maybe some produce from Zephyr Farm.
Farm News & Photos
For the past year, Christina has been focusing a lot of energy into the new business Sanctuary Herbs of Providence, which she co-founded.
Check out this video, an interview with Christina about the project.
From the article:
With 20 years of farming experience, Christina Dedora, co-founded Sanctuary Herbs of Providence as a way to provide economic opportunity for immigrants and refugees in New England.
“We’re excited not only to provide local, fresh product, but also to guarantee a viable income for the immigrant,” Dedora says.
Dedora says the business contracts with farm workers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and they hope to eventually become a big New England collaborative.
All herbs used in products are grown locally without chemicals. Sanctuary Herbs then processes, dries and packages the products and takes them to market.
“It provides the immigrant or the refugee farmer with a stable income. We contract with them, we want them to grow the herbs for us,” Dedora says, “it creates a real strong economic opportunity.”
This winter, you’ll be seeing a lot of selection from Sanctuary Herbs at our market stand!