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4 Rhode Island Shops to Buy Swimwear and Beach Gear

Where to shop local for bathing suits and summer accessories.

Photo from California East’s Facebook page. This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce. As the weather gets warmer, Rhode Island residents are flocking to the beaches (socially distanced, of course). Check out the following locally-owned businesses to add some trendy swimwear, bathing suits and accessories to your closet.   California East Offering separately-sold bikini tops and bottoms…

Farmer Storytelling: Walrus and Carpenter Oysters Wants You to Shuck at Home

Jules Opton-Himmel has been marketing his Rhode Island-grown oysters directly to consumers through mail order, home delivery and grocery store markets.

He and his team created their own online storefront to sell their oysters by mail order, along with locally harvested wild clams and scallops from their fishermen friends to ship directly to the homes of seafood lovers in New England, New Jersey and New York.