Category Archives : Farms and Purveyors


Happy Thanksgiving!

We are lucky and grateful to belong to such an inspired and supportive community of foodies, farmers, friends, culinary phenoms, and philanthropists! Our team at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is truly thankful for the ability to continue putting our dreams into practice, day-after-day, because of the amazing people we work with! This year our Holiday Collection […]


New Harvest Coffee Roasters

  When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Rik Kleindfeldt had to change plans. The Wall was central to his research as a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University. With his plans in limbo, Rik got a job with Coffee Exchange, and found a passion that became New Harvest Coffee Roasters. Since opening in 2000, […]


Blackbird Farm – Field Trip

Chances are if you see a pig walking the streets of Smithfield, Rhode Island, it belongs to Ann Marie Bouthillette. “They like to go out for a stroll occasionally,” Ann Marie jokes. The truth is, these American Heritage Berkshire pigs are very inquisitive, and while they might enjoy a night on the town, they have […]


Summer Coffee – Cold Brewed and Ready to Roll

Hot weather means cold drinks, but so many of us depend on a coffee or two (or six), that it is great to have an alternative to hot coffee. Iced coffee fits that need nicely, and while brewing hot coffee over ice can make a good iced drink, we find that keeping it cool throughout […]


Blackbird Farm

Ann Marie Bouthillette began working with animals when she was three years old. Her childhood included showing livestock, active participation in the Future Farmers of America, and learning as much as she could about working on a farm. It is only natural that she now runs Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Ann Marie, with her family, […]


Southside Community Land Trust – Plant Sale

We love fresh, local produce. It is good for the local environment, the local economy, and the taste buds. When it comes to local food, Southside Community Land Trust is a pioneer in Rhode Island. SCLT began organizing and cultivating urban community gardens 30 years ago, and their 50 acre Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, […]


RI Mushroom Company, Proclamation Ale Company & Sons of Liberty Spirits Co.– Field Trip | 3.09.14

On Sunday, March 9, the Gracie’s team hit the road for West Kingston to visit the RI Mushroom Company. The RI Mushroom Company is currently featuring the blue oyster, crimini, golden oyster, king oyster, maitake, portobella, and peoppino mushrooms. Each variety has unique flavors and textures, but we think they are all delicious. Owners Bob […]


Eat, Drink, RI!

This is a big weekend for food and drink here in little ole Providence. The Eat, Drink RI Festival is this weekend, starting with a feast this evening featuring some of the best chefs from around the state. Friday night is the festival Truck Stop, with many of Rhode Island’s fantastic food trucks. This part […]


Rhody Fresh

It is no mystery that we love local food. There is something special about knowing where your food comes from, and knowing you can shake hands with the people responsible for bringing that food to you. There is also something special about the way so many small local farms work together to benefit our little […]


Grey Sail Brewing of RI – Field Trip | 1.16.14

Team Gracie’s took a field trip to Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island on Thursday to learn more about this beautiful little brewery, located in Westerly. The lovely Jennifer Brinton, co-owner & multi-tasker extraordinaire, had a lot to say about this special place. Jen, and her husband, Alan had been dreaming about opening a brewery […]