Don’t miss these items in local food and agriculture news from around our region:
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHEILD OF RI
We’re thrilled to be included in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI’s Rhode Ahead Cookbook! Among other great vegetable-centric recipes, look for our own recipes for Potato and Vegetable Cake, Kale Chips, and Jammin’ Blueberry Jam.
RI FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
New Resource: RI Food Bill Tracker
The Rhode Island Food Policy recently announced a new resource: the RI Food Bill Tracker. This is an independent effort to track the status of legislation in the state of Rhode Island and help you participate in your state legislature. Learn more.
What’s the impact? The Importance of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grant Program
The LASA Grant Program was established in 2012 to support the growth, development, and marketing of local food and seafood in Rhode Island. Since that time, it was awarded about 20 grants per year to Rhode Island farmers, fishermen, food entrepreneurs, and the nonprofit groups and support their work. Now the Rhode Island Food Policy Council is working to assess the impact of this uniquely Rhode Island program. Learn more.