Farm to Institution in Rhode Island

Organizations

Rhode Island Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Dept. of Education, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Rhode Island Farm Bureau, Rhode Island Dept. of Health, Environmental Justice League, Southside Community Land Trust, Children’s Garden Network, Whole Foods Market, ecoRI, Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association

Funders

Rhode Island Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Environmental Management The van Beuren Charitable Foundation, The Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust, The Sharpe Family Foundation, The Carter Family Charitable Trust, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Brown University Food For Thought Grant

Highlights

  • All 36 public school districts in the state have purchased Rhode Island grown for use in school lunch in the past year
  • Since tracking began in 2006, Rhode Island grown produce purchases have increased more than tenfold

Contacts

Farm to School 

Kimberly Clark, Farm to School Coordinator, Farm Fresh Rhode Island  
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Farm to College 

Riley Neugebauer, Farm to College Project Manager, Farm to Institution New England  
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Farm to Hospital

Jen Obadia, Healthy Food in Health Care Regional Director, Health Care Without Harm  
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