Local Flavors

Downeast Cider House Tour

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s a wonder I haven’t needed dentures yet. So it’s no surprise that I love hard ciders. Before beer came on to the scene in the late 19th century with the arrival of German immigrants, hard cider could be considered our national drink. But Prohibition and the movement of our population […]

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Frerich’s Farm Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Warren, RI

Frerichs Farm is a nursery and farm located in Warren, RI. Each fall they host the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-off in which huge pumpkins from as far away as Canada compete for the glory of “Biggest Pumpkin.” I’d been meaning to go for years and this past fall, we finally made it. […]

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