Don’t miss these noteworthy items in local food and agriculture news from around Rhode Island:
Legal Food Hub
Free Legal Help for RI Farms & Food Businesses
Calling all farmers and food entrepreneurs! Do you have workers or plan to have help on your farm or food business this year? Thinking about an apprentice or intern? Planning to buy or sell to other businesses? Have questions about leasing land, even a handshake kind of agreement?
For these things and more, you may want to get some advice from a lawyer.
Many farmers and food entrepreneurs qualify for FREE legal services through the non-profit Legal Food Hub. The Rhode Island Legal Food Hub coordinator, Sumana Chintapalli (email@example.com, 401-228-1906) will be happy to speak with you!
The Legal Food Hub matches eligible farmers with Rhode Island lawyers in private practice who have agreed to provide FREE legal help for many of your farm and food business needs!
Farm to Institution New England (FINE)
Demonstrating the Impact of Farm to Institution Through Metrics: A Review
Measuring Up is a six-part blog series from Farm to Institution New England. It provides a snapshot of the farm to institution landscape in New England. Read more.
The New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network Launches a Pilot Mentorship Program
Are you a food service director, chef, purchasing agent or dining service manager looking to source more local and regional food products in the new year? Don’t go it alone! FINE’s supply chain development working group is launching the pilot round of an innovative mentorship program designed to link food service professionals to share best practices and to provide support for sourcing local and regional products. Read more.
URI FOODx Summit 2018
Coming up January 18th, Register Now
Join local food growers, producers, distributors, servers, brewers, retailers, eaters, drinkers, and other pioneers for our annual convening of members of the Rhode Island food system. Come together to network and to learn more about funding opportunities, business services, and other resources available to you. Inform and be informed, inspire and be inspired – as we celebrate and support the growth and development of local food. Read more.