Notes from the Field


A year-end message from RIFPC

The power of working together in groups, even very small groups, is always revealed over time.  What seems impossible one day turns out to be doable; what sounds crazy idealistic becomes a possibility.  Margaret Mead said it best: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  We learn this lesson, happily, every year at the RI Food Policy Council.

For working on food system projects great and small in 2022, thank you to the wide world of food makers, activists, funders, eaters and all others who worked on getting more good food to more people through more local food businesses.  There is a rich list of ‘to do’s’ for 2023 and we look forward to your company.

Written by Diane Lynch, RIFPC Board President & Council Alumni