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Best Taste: Farm Fresh RI

10 Years

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Farm Fresh RI has become so thoroughly ingrained in our food systems and culture, it almost seems like the organization has been here the whole time. These days farmers’ markets are a familiar, almost unremarkable, sight in almost every corner of the state. But before Farm Fresh launched ten years ago? Not so much. The organization has been one of the driving forces in making Rhode Island a model local food movement. Now they’ll celebrate that decade three times over: at their annual Local Food Fest at Castle Hill Inn in Newport on August 5, again at Watch Hill’s Ocean House on September 7 and then again in the fall at the Armory Park Farmer’s Market. What will the next ten years hold for Farm Fresh? “I would like to see Farm Fresh continuing to push the boundaries of the local food system, in ways that grow the local economy and increase healthy food access for all Rhode Islanders,” says co-executive director Sheri Griffin. “We have to ask for these changes to make them happen. They will not happen on their own, but they are so worthwhile – and taste good to boot!”

Superlatives 2014, Best Taste, Farm Fresh RI, providence monthly, july, cover

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