Food for a Healthy Economy

RIFPC Chair Kenneth Payne makes a crucial point in his op-ed (here) published in the Providence Journal, that a healthy economy and healthy community go hand-in-hand, and it starts with food.

Nominations Open for New RI Food Policy Council Members

The Rhode Island Food Policy Council seeks candidates interested in food systems change to serve as members of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council.

2015 Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grant Recipients Announced

Want to be an RIFPC Work Group Chair/Coordinator?

The Rhode Island Food Policy Council is seeking nominations for 4 Work Group Chair/Coordinator positions in four core RIFPC priority areas: Access, Economy, Environment, and Health.

Author Reading & Dinner

Join author Liz Carlisle as she reads from her book Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food.
One of the book's main characters - David Oien - will also be on hand to discuss his experience as a pioneering organic farmer.
Afterwards, Join Liz and David for a special dinner at Local 121 in celebration of Lentil Underground.

Food Matters Season 3 - 2015

RIFPC_RACK_CARD jpg_0_0.jpgFood Matters Community Conversation Series
2015 Schedule

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Cooking Demo with African Alliance on Saturday

Learn to make a quick and delicious meal, using locally grown African produce.
Featuring Chef Winston Guerrero & Chef Dave Rocheleau
Saturday March 28th, 11 am - 1 pm
The Pawtucket Winter Time Farmers Market at Hope Artiste
For more info:  401.331.5535

2015 RI Compost Conference & Trade Show - 3/16/15

The 2015 RI Compost Conference and Trade Show will be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences at University of RI on Monday, March 16 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Register & More Information

Farm to Institution Summit - Amherst, MA 4/7/15 - 4/9/15

RI Food Policy Council Focus Area 2015:  Increase Institutional Purchasing of Local (and Regional) Food

Are you an advocate, educator, foodservice rep, institutional chef, farmer, fisherman, processor, distributor, aggregator, student, sustainability coordinator, clinician or policymaker? This conference might be for you!

Former Healthy Environment Work Group part of national webinar


Dave Rocheleau, former Chair of the RIFPC Healthy Environment Work Group, will be one of the featured guests on a national webinar on February 10, 2015.

West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum presents Food: Too Good To Waste - Successes and Lessons from Communities.  Dave will share some of the findings from the RIFPC pilot project that ran in 2014.




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