Local Rhode Island Food Innovators to be Featured at Waterfire
Saturday, September 21, 2013
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During tonight's full lighting of Waterfire, RallyRI’s FoodForward tent will showcase more than a dozen "culinary mavericks who are building thriving businesses and globally great brands right here in Rhode Island," according to the group.
Inside the FoodForward tent, these "rising stars" will be on display, sampling their products, in an effort to showcasing the why Rhode Island is becoming a great place to launch and grow food startups.
The FoodForward tent will be located on College Street and is free and open to the public beginning at 6pm.
"Why food and beverage? We know that our state has a high culinary profile - barely a week goes by without our restaurant scene being featured in a national publication like Travel and Leisure. It is less widely realized that we have fast-growing food manufacturers employing thousands across RI, or that we are leading the country in innovation around shellfish farming and sustainable fishing research. Few Rhode Islanders know that our system of farmers markets has driven over 40% growth in our farm sector in the last decade, or that we have the nation’s largest distributor of organic and natural foods, UNFI, headquartered in Providence."
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Campus Fine Wines
In July 2012, Andrea Sloan, Howard Mahady, Vincent Scorziello and Natalie Butler purchased Campus Fine Wines, a Fox Point neighborhood landmark for decades.
Campus will be serving five amazing craft brews that highlight the rapid growth of Rhode Island’s craft beer scene! Campus will be sampling beers from Grey Sail, Foolproof, Narragansett Seasonals, Newport Storm, and Revival.
This rapidly growing global company is hand-making some of the finest charcuterie in the world.
Thanks to the ingenuity and passion of the Dukcevich family, restaurants and food lovers across the globe enjoy prosciutto, sopressata, salami, pancetta, mortadella and capocollo that is made in the pristine northern woods of Rhode Island.
GO Veggie!™ was launched in 2012, by Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a 25-year leader in the cheese alternative products industry, specifically for the traditional grocery store channel.
GO Veggie! has two distinct product lines — GO Veggie! Lactose Free and GO Veggie! Dairy Free — which appeal to a broad spectrum of consumers including those who are lactose intolerant or simply want to improve their health by reducing dairy and following a plant-based diet.
Both products offer a variety of flavors and choices and are known for exceptional taste and melt.
Granny said it all started one hot August day in the in the early 1930’s. Sarah (Sally) and George Squibb and their sons were spending the summer in a newly-built house overlooking Narragansett Bay. Granny said it had been hotter than ever and even the sea breezes couldn’t keep them cool. So she decided it was a good time to try out a recipe she’d gotten for a new drink called iced tea.
Granny made up a batch using black tea, juice squeezed from fresh lemons, granulated cane sugar, spring water from their well, and mint that grew wild by the brook. The Granny Squibb Company, LLC makes iced teas that are just as delicious and refreshing as the icy cold lemon tea Granny Squibb served to her family and friends.
Many people know Farm Fresh RI from the extraordinary network of farm-to-table services and programs they run, but fewer know about their innovative Harvest Kitchen program--a simple but powerful platform that helps young people develop vital life and business skills as they prepare, package and sell their own culinary creations
The Federico Family has been making heartfelt, homecooked meals for generations--just ask Gramma Susie. That this love for honest food transformed into a family-run food business should come as no surprise.
Narragansett Creamery started in 2007 when Mark and Pattie Federico decided to launch an artisan brand under their umbrella company, Providence Specialty Products. Within a few short years, their cheeses have become a trusted name throughout New England.
Premama was founded with one mission: to make expectant moms happier. Premama believes trying-to-conceive, expectant, and lactating moms deserve access to pharmaceutical-grade, healthy prenatal vitamins. This includes developing Premama products with patented, licensed quality vitamins and minerals often found in prescribed prenatal vitamins.
Walrus and Carpenter
On the leading edge of a new generation of aquaculture in Rhode Island, Walrus and Carpenter is reawakening our state’s connection to it’s shoreline and helping to set a new vision for a sustainable--and very profitable--industry.
While most of their oysters can be found at restaurants and raw bars in Rhode Island, they do offer a direct order service - if you put in your order by Wednesday, they'll harvest it on Friday and same-day deliver it to Providence for pickup.
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