Meatworks, a new USDA meat-processing facility in Westport, Mass., hopes to help southern New England livestock farmers by offering a geographically convenient full-service processing facility with smokehouse, sausage-making, and butchering on site.
PROVIDENCE — For a somewhat high-end, somewhat off-the-beaten-track shop, both in its location and in the products it sells, Mission Electric Bike seems to be doing pretty well.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Local resident Jason Spitalnik is hoping to put wasted food scraps to better use, one City-by-the-Sea neighborhood at a time.
PROVIDENCE — While Narragansett Bay and the rest of the state’s coastal waters play a celebrated role in the local economy, so too do Rhode Island’s 400,000 acres of forestland, of which about 70 percent is privately owned.
Historic preservation pays dividends for Rhode Island’s economy and environment, according to a new study.
PROVIDENCE — Outdated thinking is driving the spread of an altered economy, one that reduces the emphasis on unbridled profit-making and gives priority to health, nature and economic equality.
NEWPORT. R.I. — PowerDocks LLC, a local marine development firm, has partnered with the city to launch Blue Isles platform in Newport Harbor.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Jayne Merner Senecal returned to the hive last July, although, truth be told, she never truly left. After all, she’s a farmer’s daughter. She grew up on Earth Care Farm.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Some 12.5 million boats are registered in the United States, and a growing number — about 5 percent now — run on electric propulsion. A pair of Rhode Islanders has started a business to meet the energy demands of boaters without their having to rely on fossil fuels.
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rob Swanson has a sawmill on wheels, and if you have a favorite tree that must be felled, it doesn’t have to be sawed into firewood. He can come to your property and mill it into boards.
PROVIDENCE — Jo-Anna Cassino comes from a long family history of farming, and she has been a practicing herbalist for 12 years, so naturally she operates a beauty salon.
PROVIDENCE — Visiting the Commerce RI website will give you a more detailed overview of what it does. But the website can be a bit overwhelming. This isn’t, however, because Early got snookered by a shoddy web designer. It’s because the whole undertaking is simply a bit overwhelming. There’s plenty going on.
POINT JUDITH, R.I. — David Blaney is making the switch from fisherman to farmer, and he’s banking on bringing an old New England sea vegetable back into favor: kelp.
PROVIDENCE — Eat Drink RI recently hosted a market preview at the site that two years, many studies and thousands of dollars later has been chosen for the Central Market. These things don’t happen fast — it took more than a decade for Boston’s new market to open — but the founder and the Rhode Island food community at large is committed to seeing the project through.