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URBAN GREENS FOOD CO-OP
Members celebrate a year of tremendous growth
at their Annual Member Meeting
Sunday March 29th, 5:30 - 8 PM at the Bell Street Chapel
Rhode Islanders devoted to opening a co-op grocery store on the West Side of Providence are excited to announce the location and time of their Annual Member Meeting. The Urban Greens Annual Membership Meeting allows Urban Greens member-owners to hear project progress reports directly from the cooperative council and project manager. The annual meeting an opportunity to connect to the Rhode Island food economy. The Annual Meeting is a chance to connect with local farmers, producers and community organizations; savor homemade food; indulge in the pie contest; and socialize with the Urban Greens community.
The evening will open with a community dinner and vendor fair from 5:30 - 6:45 PM. The Urban Greens Cooperative council members will be bringing soup and bread to the meeting, and attendees are welcome to bring a dish to share as well. The event will include a Pie Contest of homemade pies made by Urban Greens members will be judged by Daniel Sheehan of Humble Pie and Amy Foster of Pastiche Fine Desserts. The pie contest will also award a People’s Prize judged attendees of the meeting. The evening will open with a vendor fair featuring local foods and community organizations that will be featured in the retail grocery store once it is open, including: Urban Greens Buying Club, Equal Exchange Co-op Chocolate, Farm Fresh RI, Pat’s Pastured, Dell’Orto Extra Virgin Olive Oil, The Compost Plant, People’s Power & Light, Sankofa World Market and more!
Guest Speaker Maggie Cohen, Southeast New England Loan Outreach Officer of the Cooperative Fund of New England will give a short talk on the work of CFNE. Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) is a community development loan fund that facilitates socially responsible investing in cooperatives, community-oriented nonprofits, and worker-owned businesses in New England and adjacent communities in New York.
We all know the song – “Chestnuts roasting by an open fire”. There is a reason that these nuts bring winter to mind. There is nothing like truly fresh chesnuts and they are versatile and a warm and nutty flavor to your winter meals. At this time of year chestnuts are easy to find and can be used in surprising ways.
Below is a recipe for chestnuts “in a surprising way”. Enjoy, stay warm and maybe you can even roast any leftovers ;)
Tagliatelle with Chestnuts, Pancetta, and Sage
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 side-dish or 4 main-course servings
Active Time: 30 min
Total Time: 30 min
We would like to thank the following members for joining Urban Greens and providing the Providence community with a healthy, affordable, local and organic food source.
Hillary C. Adams
Christopher AhlemeyerRead More
Member Made Demo:
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaners Demo!
Lead by Urban Greens Food Co-op and Simply Non-Toxic
Clean your home safely and cheaply.
Our first collaborative demo is with the PVD Lady Project on DIY Non-Toxic Cleaners.
Urban Greens Food Co-op Project Manager Delia Kovac will lead the workshop with assistance from Kerri Esselman from the Simply Toxic Free MeetUp Group. In this DIY demo Delia Kovac will share her easy recipes for simple, safe cleaners for everyday use. Participants will learn how to keep their homes clean and fresh, without toxic chemicals for a fraction of the cost of commercial cleaners. Kovac will share a recipe for an all purpose cleaner, and how to use common pantry items to clean your whole house. Kerri Esselman will present on the dangers and costs of toxic cleaners in household environments.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaners Demo!
10/23 6 - 8PM
Lady Project HQ at BatchHaus
171 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02906
Space is limited to 20 people. Registration Required.
Cost: $10.00 fee
includes a spray bottle of all -purpose cleaner.