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From Field to Cup: Farm-Fresh Herbs

Apr 29, 2022 09:31AM ● By Tess Rivers
The beauty and bounty of Rhode Island is never more evident than this time of year when hundreds of venues offer fresh and locally grown foods. Farmers markets, community-supported agriculture operations, farm stands, local grocers and even delivery services are among the many ways people can get farm-to-table products in just a couple of hours.

The benefits of eating local and RhodeIsland grown are many. Supporting local farmers ensures our future food security. Minimizing transportation of food preserves fossil fuels, drastically reduces pollution and can eliminate much of the final cost to the consumer. Buying direct enables people to see exactly where their food comes from, for health and peace of mind. And of course, the ability to get the freshest of the fresh is no small factor.

Sanctuary Herbs of Providence buys directly from Rhode Island and Massachusetts farmers that they know and trust. Their exquisite herbal tisanes and quality culinary herbs are grown chemical-free. “Instead of changing hands 15 times which is the normal route for herbs, our herbs change hands only twice—from the farmers field to the drying room; farm to cup in days,” explains owner, Christina Dedora.

Shopping locally increases small farm viability, reduces carbon footprint and brings extraordinary flavors to the table from products that are grown just around the corner. Most outdoor summertime farmers markets start early May through October. Many have local artisanal products, music and food trucks.

For more information about Sanctuary Herbs of Providence, visit

Where To Find Sanctuary Herbs and Teas

Below are just some of the places where Sanctuary Herbs can be found.

Farmers Market

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

Saturdays 9am-12pm

April through October


Get a Cup of Tea

Coffee Exchange • Providence, RI

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe • Westerly, RI

Seven Stars Bakery • Providence, RI

Updike’s Newtowne • North Kingstown, RI


Other Distributers

Farm Fresh RI Market Mobile and Veggie Box • Pawtucket, RI

Haber-DiBoni Chiropractic • Smithfield, RI

Thundermist Health Center • Woonsocket, RI



Avenue N Pantry • Rumford, RI

Back to Basics Natural Foods Grocery • East Greenwich, RI

The Captain’s Table • Wickford, RI

Clement’s Market • Portsmouth, RI

Coastal Roasters • Tiverton, RI

Curio Spice Company • Cambridge, MA

Harvest Kitchen • Pawtucket, RI

Imagine Gifts • Warren, RI

Village Market • Roslindale, MA

Volante Farms • Needham, MA