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Causes: Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Nutrition

Mission: Farm fresh rhode island is growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of ri farmers and eaters.

Programs: Harvest kitchen-part of farm fresh's intiative to increase the variety of value-added local foood products available and create a community-based food system. The program engages youths from the job-readiness training program within the division of juvenile corrections to create a line of high-quality preserved foods using ingredients sourced from local farmsers at a certified kitchen. Products made in harvest kitchen are sold at local stores, farmers markets, and to market mobile customers. The program teaches youths multiple aspects of culinary technique and job skills.

veggie box-a weekly subscription to fresh, local produce from ri and ma farms. Veggie box expands upon farm fresh ri's local food distribution program for business. The program seeks to improve the health of both worksite employees and farms by increasing sales and consumption of locally grown products, providing convenient access to local foods, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and creating demain for local foods in the workplace.

market mobile-a farm to business delivery service that seeks to strengthen the ties of business and the local food system. The goal of the program is to rebuild a more efficient local food distribution system that helps saves farmers and buyers both time and money. The program also seeks to provide a platform for distribution of quality fresh foods into underserved rhode island communities.

farm fresh's other programs include nutrition education, farmer market, and food system modeling.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Farm Fresh RI makes me proud to live in RI. Not many states are able to empower their farmers and create a network that works so smoothly to connect farmers to markets, restaurants and other outlets. Keep up the good work!