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JOIN US ON AUGUST 28th @ The AS220 BAR
115 Empire Street in Downtown Providence
Meet your fellow members and support local business
We are excited to announce the location and time to our first LOCAL GREEN Meet and Greet. Please join us at AS220 to enjoy locally made food and drinks and support the local food economy!
The concept is simple: Urban Greens Members and fans gather at a local business at a pre-determined time and date. UG Members get to meet each other AND flex their collective power by joining fellow members to support the local food economy. It's a win-win!
SPEND SOME MONEY
MEET NEW PEOPLE
LOCAL GREEN Meet & Greets are adapted from CASH MOBS. Click the link to learn more about them. If you would like to nominate a store, restaurant, or bar and/or if you would like to help plan these events, please contact us.
REGISTER NOW Free Local Chili Pepper Cooking Demo with Chef Maria from El Rancho Grande
Urban Greens Food Co-op presents
CULTURAL COOKING--LOCAL GROWING:
A cooking demo series highlighting Providence's varied cuisines and regional produce
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The CULTURAL COOKING -- LOCAL GROWING series
will debut on May 11th at 11 AM
The Federal Hill House
9 Courtland St. Providence, RI 02909
Chef Maria of El Rancho Grande will use dried chili peppers from North Star Farm of North Dartmouth, MA and demonstrate how to create:
Beans and Rice
Participants will be able to taste all the dishes and take away recipes. North Star farm will provide information on how the chilies were grown and processed.
The event is free.
Registration is required.
Only 10 Spots left so register ASAP.
Join Urban Greens Tonight at Faces of Social Venture:
Thursday, April 18, from 6-8pm at the Friendship Cafe, Urban Greens will be a featured organization, and present briefly about how a consumer co-op supports local communities and local agriculture. It's a great opportunity to chat, and meet others interested in how businesses that impact local communities in socially positive ways.
FACES is a new networking event organized by SVPRI and RallyRI, for entrepreneurs who want to do good. It is held the third Thursday of every month, 6-8 pm at the Friendship Cafe. Food and beverages provided. Please register here for this free event.
April Showers Bring Garden Raffles
Help Build Memberships and Help your Garden Grow!
April brings the promise of Spring and we are offering weekly raffles this month to support your garden and local farms.
We are very excited to offer a Half Share of Scratch Farm’s 10 week 2013 CSA. That’s an entire season of fresh local veggies for 1 or 2 people from a wonderful small farm in Cranston, RI. FYI- the value of the CSA is double the cost of an Urban Greens Full Member Share, so now is a really really really great time to join Urban Greens!
The value of April Raffles = $810.00
Start with the Soil!
April 8th -- Kelly Burke certified organic lawn specialist, full evaluation on your yard including soil sampling and organic consultation. $250 value. FYI= Kelly Burke will be on hand at the CrossFit Providence Potluck this Saturday April 6th @ 1 PM to answer questions about his organic lawn services. [Enter by 11:59 4/8/2013]
Build with the proper tools!
April 15th --Cluck! - $50.00 gift certificate, Urban Farm Supply Store, providing affordable, quality supplies for food growers and chicken and bee keepers on Providence’s Westside. [Enter by 11:59 4/15/2013]
Plant and Celebrate Earth Day with 2 Raffles!
April 22nd -- The Good Earth Organic Garden CenterRI's only Organic Gardening Center in Hope, RI $50.00 Gift Card
and Southside Community Land Trust Plant Sale$35.00 Gift Card
Plant Sale May 18 - 19th, hundreds of varieties of annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts are available for purchase. Most of the 18,000 plants were carefully cultivated through the late winter and early spring on-site by the City Farm team, including dozens of volunteers. Hundreds of other perennials and annuals are donated by generous local gardeners.[Enter by 11:59 4/22/2013]
Eat Fresh Chemical Free Veggies All Summer!
April 29th -- Scratch Farm, Half Share of the Scratch Farm Community Supported Agriculture [CSA]. The CSA season lasts twenty weeks, from June 10 through Oct. 21. Each week you will receive a generous portion of all that’s ripe and ready in the Scratch Farm fields. Half shares (for one or two people) are available for $250-$450. By using a sliding scale we hope to attract customers who otherwise would not be able to afford a share and may never be exposed to the delights of directly supporting a small farm. [Enter by 11:59 4/29/2013]
If your business would like to donate a good or service for a membership raffle please email Delia.
How To Enter:
Become a member. New members who sign-up and make their first installment payment or pay for their entire share between March 2013 until the end of our 500 Member Drive will be entered into the raffle.Join online or in person.
Make a payment on an existing membership. Any current member owners with an existing balance who make a payment of 40 dollars for a full share or 10 dollars for a low-income share between March 2013 until the end of our 500 Member Drive will be entered into the raffle. Scroll to the bottom ofthis page to make an installment payment
Refer a Friend. Any member who refers a friend to become a member between March 2013 until the end of our 500 Member Drive will be entered into the raffle.
Your name will be entered into the raffle for as many members that you refer.
How the Raffle Works:
Once you or your household are entered you remain eligible until you win a prize or the Urban Greens 500 Member Raffle ends. Which means if you sign up today you can be eligible for all of the drawings in April.
You can enter multiple times by referring more new members.
Any member who makes an installment payment gets entered in the raffle.
You have the right to refuse a prize, if so another name will be pulled from the raffle pool.
If you win you will be notified on email and we will publicize you as the winner.
New membership forms that are mailed must be received by the raffle deadline.