local farming

Ximena Conde / RIPR

This week our series "One Square Mile" is getting to know the town of Johnston. And if you’ve ever taken a drive on Greenville Avenue in Johnston, you’ll notice residential homes across the street from working farms. Johnston used to be home to many dairy farms and orchards that over time have dwindled to roughly a dozen working farms.

John Bender / RIPR

When you sit down at Thanksgiving table today, you might not give much thought to where the turkey comes from. But an interest in buying local is helping area farms.

The Department of Environmental Management will host Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House today with a number of activities, including the announcement of the 17 grant recipients of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act.