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12/29/14
2014 marked an exciting year for the RIFPC, both in terms of regional and local collaboration, policy changes, pilot projects, educational events and the convening of stakeholders. Highlights from the past year include: RIFPC served as local host of the 2014 Food Solutions New England Summit, held June 12-13 in Pawtucket. For the first time, access and equity served as major themes of the Summit
12/24/14
The Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury, has been dispelling the myth that eating healthy, organically or clean food, has to cost a lot of money. That's why I love being with folks who care about their community. Here at Haley House, every Saturday from 5 pm - 7 pm, I host an event called Community Tables. It all began in March 2012. Ms. Kong, the manager, asked if I would be interested in hosting
12/22/14
$5 Million Awarded to Farm to School Programs Nationwide The Northeast Regional Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host a Northeast Farm to School Leadership Forum in partnership with Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and Farm to Institution New York State as an integral part of the
12/18/14
Urban Oaks Organic Farm has an improbable history. It is recognized state-wide by high-end restaurants and by out-of-town farm stand customers as the best—and only– year-round local source of fresh, delicious, high-quality certified organic vegetables. The greens, especially the lettuces and arugula, have won awards as the best in the state. And regular customers to the farm stand insist that the
12/15/14
On Friday, December 12, 2014 Equity Trust hosted a first-of-its-kind event: a one-day regional symposium on developing models of secure tenure for urban community farms. The gathering brought together over 35 urban agriculture practitioners and representatives of land trusts and other support organizations, from across the Northeast region of the US, to share experiences and challenges around

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Featured image of UMass Amherst Dining courtesy of the Kendall Foundation.