ESAP 2019 Region 1

Rhode Island

See how Rhode Island beef farmers and ranchers are rethinking the ranch to raise sustainable beef through land-saving, wildlife-preserving, and award-winning environmental efforts.

Meet Rhode Island Farmer: Ann Marie Bouthillette

Meet Rhode Island beef producer, Ann Marie Bouthillette, from Blackbird Farm. Together, with her family they raise over 150 head of Angus cattle. All of their animals are bred, born and raised at the farm in Rhode Island. They also produce the food for their cattle on their farm. They sell their beef to some of the most prominent Farm to Fork restaurants and inns within the state and surrounding area. They also have a Farmstand where they sell their beef and focus on educating the public about agriculture. 

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balsamic onion mocha flank steak


Grilled Flank Steak with ground espresso coffee and cocoa powder lend big flavor to a small state.

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Rhode Island Fact

The White Horse Tavern in Rhode Island, built in 1673 is the oldest operating tavern in the United States.