RI DEM News Release: Seven Indoor Winter Farmers’ Markets Throughout the State Offer Rhode Islanders a Wide Variety of Local Products

Rhode Islanders now have seven winter farmers’ markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown and produced products. The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture and partners are helping to sponsor the indoor farmers’ markets through the “Get Fresh. Buy Local.” statewide campaign aimed at promoting awareness of and interest in buying RI-grown specialty crops.

This is what your grocery store looks like without bees.

The Providence Whole Foods Market at University Heights participated in a remarkable project to visually illustrate the effects bee colony collapse disorder could have on our food system. I was invited to document the project and it was amazing to see in person. The following is Whole Foods Market’s national release of “This is what
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