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Foodies flock to indoor farmers’ market in Portsmouth

Foodies flock to indoor farmers’ market in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Kale isn’t just for Portuguese soup anymore. Just ask Melissa Yahia, whose bags were overflowing with the hardy green cabbage as she browsed all the fresh produce at the Aquidneck Growers’ indoor winter market, which opened for its second season Saturday. “It’s delicious raw if you just chop it up and make a really

Mary Potts of Simmons Farm talks to a customer at the Aquidneck Growers' Winter Market at St. Mary's Church Saturday.

Indoor farmers’ market re-opens in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — For her efforts as manager of the indoor farmers’ market Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Judy Hestnes got a big fat goose egg — literally. Although Simmons Farm doesn’t sell them at the market, co-owner Karla Simmons knows that Ms Hestnes — also a chef and dietitian — has a thing for goose eggs. So, whenever she

The indoor Aquidneck Growers Market (it's closed but will re-open March 30) is located in St. Mary's old parish house, which would be the headquarters of a proposed sustainability center.

‘Sustainability center’ proposed for Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A year-round farmer’s market, a community garden and kitchen, an agricultural training program and more would all be part of a “sustainability center” envisioned for a 70-acre parcel off East Main Road in the town’s south end. Island Commons, as it’s known, would be located on the St. Mary’s Church property, which is in

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