Practical Advise, CSAs and More

Looking for a CSA?

Many farms are signing up for CSAs. CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”.  When you choose a CSA you show support of local & sustainable agriculture. CSA membership can be very cost effective, especially when you consider the freshness and quality of the products.  Check out one of these Organic Farms offering CSA options:
Big Train Farm, Cranston
Cedar Edge Farm, Saunderstown
Greenview Farm, Wakefield
Garman Farms, Middletown
Little River, Exeter
Roots Farm, Tiverton
Stearns Farm, Jamestown
The Good Earth, Cranston
Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton
Wild Harmony, Exeter

Tools for a Profitable Livestock Business

Unleashing the Power in Your Numbers: Tools for a Profitable Livestock Business

 Sunday, June 4, 10am-12pm, followed by lunch
Blackbird Farm, 660 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI

Rick Hermonot, Farm Credit East Vice President and owner of the Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, will lead this practical workshop on how to build a profitable livestock farm business. Learn some basic tools to organize and simplify your records that help you make sound strategic decisions. The “toolbox” includes: Five Keys to Focus; Five Keys to Profit; Five-Line Income Statement; Five-Year Averages; and “DIRTI Five.” The workshop is followed by a free lunch provided by Blackbird Farm.  The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Please, pre-register here.

This program brought to you by USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant,
NOFA/RI in partnership with Southside Community Land Trust.  Our thanks to Rick Hermonot, of Farm Credit East and host Blackbird Farms.