Dexter Training Grounds, Parade St. at Hudson St., Providence, RI

Seafood Throwdown BannerCome to Armory Park and enjoy this quant market filled with all kinds of surFarmFresh RIprises. Witness our Seafood Throwdown at its finest...bring a friend and see if can you name the Mystery Fish? Two local chefs; Chef JT from Laughing Gorilla Catering goes head to head with Chef Erica Watson from Baker Street Cafe`, creating amazing dishes for all to taste. This friendly cooking competition will be judged by Jim Nellis from RI Food Fights, Adeline Newbold from Sankofa World Market-West Elmwood Housing and an Edible Rhody representative. See which dish they like and then  taste and decide for yourself which dish you like best!  Throughout the whole event you will be given a play by play from Patricia of Farm Fresh RI. So come and learn how to prepare this underloved mystery fish, learn about the fisherman who caught the fish and how you can make a difference by helping to create a demand at your local market for this amazing species.  

See you there!


Rhode Island Convention Center 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903

RootSkills 2016Join us and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund on Saturday May 7th for this one-of-a-kind retreat featuring keynote speaker Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. Leah will join us for a passionate and reflective conversation about the work of Soul Fire Farm and the Black farming community to advance food sovereignty. Following Leah’s keynote, we will break into three interactive workshops tracks (check them out!). We will end the day connecting to the land and our fellow RootSkills participants at Galego Community Farm.

For those groups who are part of our networks at NAMA, the workshop ‘When You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What to Do’, lead by Jay O’Hara and Marla Marcum of the Climate Disobedience Center would be a great fit. This event is open to all, but space is limited.

And as an added bonus, on Friday evening we invite you to PEP Talks LIVE: Grassroots Perspectives on Reimagining Equity and Access to hear from Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm and Jay O’Hara of the Climate Disobedience Center.  Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to hear their reflections on the role of personal discovery and transformation in grassroots action. We hope to see you there! 

Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108

Seafood Throwdown BannerLocal chefs battle it out to prepare the “Best Seafood Dish” using a mystery item sourced from Boston Public Market vendor Red’s Best, while their local food stylist counterparts square off to artfully plate it up. Come sample each dish and weigh in on the best presentation and the use of the whole animal.

Come to the Kitchen at the Boston Public Market and join us in this event and get a first hand look of that Mystery Fish and savor the flavors these amazing chefs are creating from that unloved species, so abundant but unknown. 

See you there...

American University, Washington, DC
Food Tank Summi

NAMA's Coordinating Director Niaz Dorry will be amongst the speakers at this year's Food Tank Summit in Washington, DC.

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
Beyond Pesticides

We're proud to be a sponsor of Beyond Pesticides' 34th National Pesticide Forum; Cultivating Community and Environmental Health. NAMA's Coordinating Director will be joining the "Protecting Waterways" conversation on Saturday, April 16th.

222 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Please join us and our board for an evening of celebration, lite bites, some drinks, and great conversations

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New Orleans, LA
Slow Fish 2016

Slow Food New Orleans will host Slow Fish 2016: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 in New Orleans at the Old US Mint and French Market - and we'll be there! This Slow Fish event is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students, food artisans and engaged citizens and gastronomes that aims to address the many ecological, economic, cultural and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems.

Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.Two Trade Shows, One Location, One Day!

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering their 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.

Norfolk, Virginia

2016 CSF SummitJoin community leaders and representatives from across North America to collaborate, connect and create a network that is committed to supporting social, ecological, and economic sustainability by way of local and direct seafood marketing.

The goal of the summit is to bring together those engaged in community supported fisheries (CSFs) and direct marketing arrangements to (1) facilitate knowledge exchange and networking; (2) increase the fiscal and structural viability of local and direct marketing efforts; and (3) develop a shared understanding of the core principles that underlie these initiatives so that the integrity of the movement remains intact as it expands.

Registration is full.

Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

center for earth ethics






NAMA will be speaking at the Center for Earth Ethics in NYC on Saturday November 13. We will explore what development is truly for, reviewing the trajectory of fisheries policy, discussing the implications and consequences of the conventional use of "economic efficiency" and thinking together about the ways a quadruple-bottom line approach can help create a better global system.

We stand at a turning point in the direction of the United Nations' development agenda that reflects a larger shift in consciousness about how we measure a successful life and community. 2015 provides real opportunities to shift from a narrow emphasis on short term economic growth to truly valuing the environment and social dimensions of development as well as the needs of future generations.

In September 2015, a Post 2015 UN development agenda will be adopted, focused on sustainable development goals. Ethical and spiritual perspectives provide guidance for the new measures needed to support a vision of society in which every human being can flourish and be a responsible steward of the natural world.

This course explores what development is truly for, reviewing the trajectory of development policy in the United Nations context, examining the implications and consequences of the conventional use of GDP, and thinking together about the ways that ethical and spiritual traditions can help create a better global system.