Our frickles are hitting the road this weekend, making appearances at two awesome events.
We will be starting off today at the Songwriters Festival at the RI Convention Center in Providence. Tickets are still available for the event that kicks off at 6:30pm. Here is a little info on the event from their website.
The first ever Rhode Island Songwriter Festival will bring in nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters straight out of Nashville, Tennessee to Providence, Rhode Island. With several back to back performances to watch, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the passion & dedication that is part of songwriting, by listening to the voices, back stories and personalities of the artists.
Along with the songwriter’s performances, there will be several local chefs/restaurants offering food stations for attendees to graze in between show times. Food Station Sponsors: Chelo’s Banquets & Catering, Chomp Kitchen & Drinks, The Dorrance, Gordon Foodservice, Harbor Lights Marina and Country Club, Packaging & More, Kabob & Curry, Rasa, Rasoi, Omni Providence, and Twin River Casino.
On Sunday we will be making the first of many appearances at the Hope and Main Farmers Market. We will be selling frickles for you to snack on while you check out some of the great products produced from members of the culinary incubator.
What is Hope and Main you ask?
Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. We help local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and food related businesses by providing low cost, low risk access to shared-use commercial kitchens and other industry-specific technical resources.
Our goal is to help grow the local food economy by creating a community of support for food entrepreneurs and cultivating an environment where emerging culinary startups can test, create, scale and thrive.
Housed in a 100-year-old schoolhouse on the historic Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island, Hope & Main is a place where food producers, farmers, fishermen and other industry members can connect directly with consumers, engage the community and collaborate with peers.
Our demonstration kitchen and classroom, event spaces and weekly market provide a forum for access to local food products, workshops and training, experiential education, and other community programming. We are a space where food entrepreneurs can share their passion with the community and where the public can actively participate in the local food economy.
Hope & Main’s nonprofit incubator program supports dozens of food-related companies, including specialty food product makers, artisanal bakers, caterers, food trucks, farmers, personal chefs and nutritionists.