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Photo (cc) Sifu Renka When you think breadbasket, you don’t usually think Rhode Island. The Farm Fresh Local Grain Initiative aims to change that with the first loaves of bread completely made, from seed to plate, in Rhode Island. THIS IS NO ORDINARY BREAD: from rye seed to rye flour to rye bread, it’s the […]
Old Sawmill Farm, Coventry, RI. Photo (cc) daawn. Providence Business News has a story today about the Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership, a group formed to craft a 5-year strategic plan for the state’s agricultural sector. “This strategic plan will be the first of its kind because it will be written for Rhode Island farmers, not […]
Photo (cc) Elizabeth/Table4Five An editorial in Friday’s Providence Journal looks at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and the crisis of childhood obesity. Let’s Move seeks to reduce childhood obesity rates (about one in three children are considered obese today). These obesity rates contribute to a rise in illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, […]
Total number of farms, working land and value of production up significantly With the new growing season under way, Rhode Island farmers and consumers are celebrating the first crops of the year and the opening of farmers’ markets around the state, and have also received two welcome pieces of news from the U.S. Department of […]