A friend and mentor, Sheri Griffin, begins helping Louella Hill with grant writing and consolidating her works into a full-fledged organization. Together with Noah Fulmer, they incorporate Farm Fresh RI as a 501c3 nonprofit, based out of the Urban Environmental Lab at Brown University. Louella’s original advisory committee becomes Farm Fresh RI’s first Board of Directors, and Jessica Gordon joins the team.
Having realized her vision, Louella turns her sights to new opportunities (like studying cheesemaking!). Upon her leaving Rhode Island, Noah Fulmer moves into the role of Executive Director, with Sheri Griffin coordinating farmers markets in downtown Providence, Hope Street, Brown University, Armory Park, Woonsocket, and Central Falls.