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Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a non-profit organization. Your support allows Farm Fresh Rhode Island to continue our work towards:
  • vibrant family farms
  • strong local economy
  • healthy communities and environment
Local Food Fest Committee
Lucie Searle, Co-Chair
Nancy Miller, Co-Chair
Noah Fulmer
Amy Gabarra
Michael Gazdacko
Gerra Harrigan
Chris Hartley
Chase Hogoboom
Lynn Kent
Pat Moran
Maureen Pothier
Vicki Veh
Derek Wagner
Local Food Fest 2012 Tuesday, August 7, 2012. 5 to dusk.

We're still prepping 2012 Local Food Fest details. Tickets for the August 7th event will be available for sale by late February 2012. In the meantime here is some information about the most recent Local Food Fest.

Preview Hour Honorees
  • Nell Newman, Chairwoman of Wholesome Wave and Co-Founder of Newman's Own Organics
  • Michel Nischan, President of Wholesome Wave and Chef Proprietor of the Dressing Room
  • Gus Schumacher, Executive Vice President of Wholesome Wave and former USDA Under Secretary
This year we honor our partnership with Wholesome Wave to increase fresh food access in low-income communities in Rhode Island.

Farm Fresh RI is proud to work closely with Wholesome Wave. We were one of their first sites in the country to offer bonuses to Food Stamps customers at farmers markets. This year we are one of six sites nationwide to pilot their VeggieRx at low-income health clinics. For decades, they have championed good food and we are proud to have them here tonight.
We've Sold Out Answers to Common Questions
* Dress is Newport casual: comfortable and crisp.
* Tickets includes 1 drink and Preview Hour tickets include 2 drinks. Additional glasses of wine and beer are $5 each. Water, coffee and Rhody Fresh milk flow freely.
* There are indeed bike racks by the Inn.
* Please carpool if you can.

We'll see you at Castle Hill!

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Food Fest

A ramble through the flavors of Rhode Island
The benefit for Farm Fresh Rhode Island at Castle Hill

Tuesday, August 2, 2011. An evening celebrating Rhode Island farmers, fishermen and food artisans. Featuring two dozen local farmers and producers, teamed up with chefs from Castle Hill, Newport Restaurant Group and ten more. Plus, local wines, beers, live music, a photo booth and a silent auction.

Open to the public. Ticket sales are capped and we anticipate will sell out. All tickets are online this year. Your ticket is paperless; your name will be on the guestlist. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets include food and a choice of a local wine or beer. Additional drinks can be purchased at the welcome table.

See photos from past Local Food Fests: 2010, 2009, 2008.

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Farms Participating 2011
Fishermen Participating 2011

Producers Participating 2011

Chefs Participating 2011
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100% Compostable Evening. We are proud that all waste from this year's Local Food Fest will be composted back into RI healthy soils at Earth Care Farm. This is possible thanks to a donation of biodegradable dinnerware by Whole Foods. In addition, all cooking oil at Castle Hill is recycled into biodiesel.

Information about the Local Food Fest in 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 is still available if you're curious.