Thursday, February 19, 2015

Harvesting Rhode Island - New Local Series on Rhode Island PBS

  
Harvesting Rhode Island is a 5-part series that raises public awareness of local farming and the farm-to-table cycle through folk life studies, and by interpreting how this significant way of life on the farm will manage to survive.

Episodes will air two at a time in the ongoing series, Rhode Island Stories, Sundays at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. beginning March 22. UPDATE: All five episodes in this first series are now available online as well. Links are posted below. 

The series explores how traditional systems can be creatively maintained and become more of a dynamic marketplace. Introducing the public to the farmers of Rhode Island will provide insights into the complex but easily taken-for-granted process behind the edibles we consume.

Growers have had to balance the traditional approaches that were handed down to them with the variable realities of today’s business climate. In the latter part of the twentieth century local wholesale markets began to shrink due to large retailers and national distribution systems.

As a result, growers increased their direct marketing through on-site retail stands, pick-your-own programs, farmers markets, and selling through local retailers. This direct approach has, in turn, stimulated diversification to satisfy the eclectic tastes of increasingly sophisticated consumers. A large number of consumers in Rhode Island are unaware of the locations and variety of crops that are grown in the state and where to purchase them.

Harvesting Rhode Island seeks to change that by bringing viewers on location to see the farms, meet the farmers and listen to the farmers' stories.


Harvesting Rhode Island

Farm to Table                                    
Rhode Island PBS       3/22/2015      6:00 PM
Rhode Island PBS       3/24/2015      4:00 AM
Rhode Island PBS       3/28/2015      11:00 PM
LEARN                      3/24/2015      8:00 PM
LEARN                      3/25/2015      3:00 AM
LEARN                      3/26/2015      12:00 AM


   
                     
Grape Expectations               
Rhode Island PBS       3/22/2015      6:30 PM
Rhode Island PBS       3/24/2015      4:30 AM
Rhode Island PBS       3/28/2015      11:30 PM
LEARN                      3/24/2015      8:30 PM
LEARN                      3/25/2015      3:30 AM
LEARN                      3/26/2015      12:30 AM                   




Farming Old, Farming New             
Rhode Island PBS       3/29/2015      6:00 PM
Rhode Island PBS       3/31/2015      4:00 AM
Rhode Island PBS       4/4/2015        11:00 PM
LEARN                      3/31/2015      8:00 PM
LEARN                      4/1/2015        3:00 AM
LEARN                      4/2/2015        12:00 AM



                        
A Tale of Three Nurseries                 
Rhode Island PBS       3/29/2015      6:30 PM
Rhode Island PBS       3/31/2015      4:30 AM
Rhode Island PBS       4/4/2015        11:30 PM
LEARN                      3/31/2015      8:30 PM
LEARN                      4/1/2015        3:30 AM
LEARN                      4/2/2015        12:30 AM




                        
Farm City                   
Rhode Island PBS       4/5/2015        6:00 PM
Rhode Island PBS       4/7/2015        4:00 AM
Rhode Island PBS       4/11/2015      11:00 PM
LEARN                      4/7/2015        8:00 PM
LEARN                      4/8/2015        3:00 AM
LEARN                      4/9/2015        12:00 AM



UPDATED: March 13, 2015
UPDATED: April 5, 2015
UPDATED: April 6, 2015

4 comments:

Karen Anne March 23, 2015 at 4:03 AM  

Is this going to be available for viewing on the web?

WSBE Rhode Island PBS April 3, 2015 at 8:28 AM  

Yes, Karen. We are happy to announce that filmmakers made the series available online this week.

You may watch it here: https://vimeo.com/channels/harvestingri

Soren Sorensen April 5, 2015 at 7:21 PM  

'Farm City' is live!
https://vimeo.com/117646907

Watch the whole series here:
https://vimeo.com/channels/harvestingri

WSBE Rhode Island PBS April 6, 2015 at 9:55 AM  

Thank you so much, Soren!