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1.  September event highlighting fight against prostate cancer goes virtual POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 16. Rhode Islanders intent on fighting against prostate cancer are hosting...

Farm Fresh RI Food Hub nears completion in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island is completing the construction of a new building in the city’s Valley neighborhood, which will provide space for...

Farm Fresh RI, R.I. Food Bank approved for USDA’s new food...

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will collaborate to provide up to 3,750 boxes of food per...
CHEF ROSA Muñoz, who works for Hope & Main member entity Savory Fare, prepares a meal in one of Hope & Main's kitchens. Hope & Main is launching next week its new Nourishing Our Neighbors program to provide free meals to seniors and needy families on the East Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY RUPERT WHITELEY

Stepping Up: Hope & Main starting new program to help feed...

WARREN – When schools in the Bristol-Warren School District closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope & Main Founder and President Lisa Raiola knew...

As restaurants shutter, R.I. wholesalers target consumers

PROVIDENCE – For Russell DePetrillo, each restaurant closing its doors meant one fewer buyer for his wholesale meat and seafood shop, Metro Lobster &...
PLANTING THE SEEDS: Sheri Griffin and Jesse Rye, co-executive directors of Farm Fresh RI, stand in front of the steel framework for the organization’s brand-new 60,000-square-foot Food Hub facility in the Woonasquatucket River Valley that will be completed in the fall of 2020. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Farm Fresh R.I. growing food operation

Farm Fresh Rhode Island IS taking its operation to the next level by building a new facility and ascribing to the ambitious goal of...
FARM TO SCHOOL: Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s AmeriCorps VISTA members Rose Serra, right, and Liesl Miller, left, assist Chartwell’s executive chef Steven Dafonseca and his assistant at Pocasset Elementary School in Tiverton, as they serve a harvest lunch made with locally sourced ingredients, including apples from Steere Orchard in Smithfield. / COURTESY FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Farm Fresh R.I. to host farm-to-school gathering

EDITOR’S CHOICE Farm Fresh R.I. to host farm-to-school gathering FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND is bringing together local farmers and K-12 food service organizations to help...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management and four other local entities have received a combined $275,557 to support local specialty crops. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

R.I. gets $276K in specialty crop support from USDA grants

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island groups and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management were awarded a combined $275,557 to increase specialty crop production and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education has awarded $1.5 million in AmeriCorps grants to 12 organizations to support 207 volunteer positions.

R.I. receives and awards $1.5M in AmeriCorps grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has awarded $1.5 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, RIDE announced...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island to hold nutrition workshops this summer

PAWTUCKET – This summer, interactive food and nutrition workshops hosted by Farm Fresh Rhode Island will offer tips for families receiving federal food assistance...

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