HOW WE GOT HERE

Building Roots in Providence

Farm Fresh RI has developed a purpose-designed 60,000 sq. ft. facility on the corner of Kinsley Ave and Sims Ave in the Valley neighborhood of Providence. Half of the space was designed to house Farm Fresh RI’s programs and operations, including a year-round farmers market. Remaining space is leased to food and farm-related small businesses. The site includes a half-acre of publicly accessible greenspace featuring beautiful sustainable, native plantings.

Completion: Fall 2020.

Environmental Stewardship
& Public Greenspace
Our commitment to environmental stewardship began with clearing, excavating, and remediating the 3.2 acre lot and investing in cutting-edge stormwater management to prevent runoff into the nearby Woonasquatucket River. A half-acre is reserved as public greenspace — filled with native plantings including large and small shade trees, shrubs, and groundcover that provide habitat and food sources for local fauna and pollinators. These bio-retention gardens also symbolize the essential role our native plants play in human food production.