On Sunday, October 21, from 5:30pm to 12am, Urban Greens Food Co-op will be hosting a Fall Fiesta at the AS220, 115 Empire St, to celebrate the local food system, the power of co-operative structures, and Urban Greens Food Co-op’s recent progress and successes.
Chefs from local restaurants will be preparing small plates featuring ingredients from local farms and producers, the AS220 bar will offer beverage specials whose proceeds will benefit the co-op, there will be a silent auction featuring a wide variety of items and services from local businesses and artisans, and the evening will culminate in a benefit music concert featuring local bands and musicians.
Attendees can come for the food and stay for the music, or just come to the concert portion of the evening:
- 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Tasting plates from local chefs, kids activities, silent auction. $25 for the Night, $20 for Co-op Member-owners, Kids under 13 free.
- 9:00pm – 12:00pm: A benefit show for Urban Greens Food Co-op. Doors at 8:30. $8 (or wristband from the first part of the event.)
Chefs from the following restaurants will be preparing food at the event: As220 Foo(d), Broadway Bistro, Flan y Ajo, Julians, Local 121, Loie Fullers, My Chef Lara, and North, plus More TBA. Contributing Producers & Farmers include: Simmons Farm, Narragansett Creamery, Little City Growers Co-op, Red Planet Vegetables, Rhody Fresh, New Harvest Coffee, The Local Catch, Yacht Club Soda, Peak Organic and more.
Benefit Music Show with the following performers: The Double Decker Dance Band, Gertrude Atherton, Big Al & Members of the Tower & The Fool, Tyler James (of The Silks), Us & Y’all, Night Mode
The chefs, farmers and musicians are all donating their services to support Urban Greens Food Co-op, which is working to open a consumer-owned, full-scale cooperative grocery store in Providence. Urban Greens’ mission is to provide direct access to affordable, local, healthy products, and to offer a community-based alternative to corporate supermarkets. A large-scale food co-op will help build local food infrastructure by significantly expanding the retail market for local food—and making it more accessible. Urban Greens will be located on the West Side of Providence, where there is a great need for a full-scale grocery store, and for increased access to healthy and local foods.