Farm Fresh Rhode Island

Farm Fresh Rhode Island

Program being funded: Healthy Foods, Healthy Families

 

 

How they serve the community

Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a nonprofit organization with the mission to create a local food system that values the environment, health, and quality of life of all Rhode Islanders. Founded in 2004, Farm Fresh Rhode Island works to connect local growers to local eaters, with a focus on making fresh, healthy food accessible to low-income residents of the state’s urban core cities.

How the BlueAngel grant will help

Farm Fresh Rhode Island aims to expand and improve the nutrition education program Healthy Foods, Healthy Families at urban farmers markets, drawing on its successes and lessons learned from its first five seasons. The program offers a bilingual curriculum of nutrition and local food systems education through fun, interactive activities for both parent and child.