Exciting Upcoming Seafood Events!

The Armory Farmers Market, located on Parade St. at Hudson St. in the West End of Providence, opens for the 2016 summer season on Thursday, May 26!  There will be a Seafood Throwdown cooking competition, FREE and open to the public from 4-6pm. For more info click here.

On Saturday, June 25th at the Town Beach in North Kingstown there will be a New England Quahog Festival, this is a FREE community event.  For more info click here.


Mixed uses on Salt Pond

Check out the article Aquaculture and Recreation Vie for Salt Pond Use from ecoRI.  This article looks at how Salt Pond provides a mixed use for recreational and aquaculture purposes.  In addition, this article touches upon the work that Tracey Dalton is doing in conjunction with Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resource Management Council’s (CRMC) regulations on aquaculture.

To read the full article click here.

South County Oyster Festival


On May 1st, 2016 from 12PM to 6PM the South County Oyster Festival will take place at the Towers in Narragansett (35 Ocean Road Narragansett) sponsored by the Matunuck Oyster Bar.  There will be food, live music, adult beverages and a shucking contest.

Tickets are $20 before April 29 or $25 at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

High School Culinary Student to Compete in Seafood Cook-off


Monday, May 9, 3-5 PM at the Chariho Area Career and Technical Center
459 Switch Road Wood River Junction, RI

Shared on behalf of RI Sea Grant:
“Save the date for this second annual Rhode Island Seafood Cook-off for high school culinary students, hosted at Chariho Area Career and Technical Center.

Student teams from the Chariho Area Career & Technical Center, the Warwick Area Career & Technical Center, the Cranston Career & Technical Center, and William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School will be serving up their own original recipes for local mussels. The audience will vote for their favorite preparation, and the winning team will have their recipe featured at Trio restaurant in Narragansett, RI. They will also win their choice of lunch or dinner at 22Bowen’s restaurant, courtesy of Chef Casey Riley and the Newport Restaurant Group, and other prizes.

Robert Rheault, executive director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, will speak to the audience about the economic importance and environmental benefits of shellfish aquaculture, including farm-raised mussels, for Rhode Island.

The mussels for this event are donated by American Mussel Harvesters of North Kingstown, RI.

The event is free to attend, but RSVPs are required. Please call Rhode Island Sea Grant at (401) 874-6805 or email rhodeislandseagrant@gmail.com.

Sponsors of the 2016 Rhode Island Seafood Cook-off are the Chariho Area Career & Technical Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, the URI Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, and the URI Graduate School of Oceanography.


South County Oyster Festival


The South County Oyster Festival will take place on May 1st at the Towers in Narragansett.  The festival is sponsored by the Matunuck Oyster Bar to benefit Dylan Murano and Childhood Apaxia.

“The Oyster Festival will have a rock climbing wall from Rock Spot Climbing sponsored by BankRI.  There will also be a silent auction with many great items including a complete wedding package, signed Patriots items, and much more. To visit the GoFundMe page for Dylan Murano click here.

For tickets and more information click here.

Newport Oyster Festival

The Newport Oyster Festival May 21st and May 22nd in Newport, RI.

“The Newport Oyster Festival will connect Rhode Island growers with the oyster-loving public, as well as the chefs and restaurants that serve them.”

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event click here.

Rhode Island First Quahog “Restaurant” Week

Raimondo kicks off RI’s first quahog “restaurant” week on March 21!

“As part of a continued effort to support growth of the local food economy, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, along with state and food-industry leaders will kick of Rhode Island’s first Quahog “Restaurant” Week on Monday, March 21, 2016 during a special event.”

The Restaurant Week kickoff will take place at Save the Bay, Providence, RI, on March 21 at 2:00 PM.

For more information click here.


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