media advisory: Farm Fresh RI and URI Hunger Center Partner to Bring Fresh Food to Our Neighbors!

Farm Fresh RI and URI Hunger Center Partner to Bring Fresh Food to Our Neighbors!
URI Feinsten Center for a Hunger Free America to Launch the “eat better today” Food Stamp
Outreach campaign/website at Farm Fresh’s first Downtown Farmer’s Market of the Season

June 12, 2008 (Providence, RI) –

WHAT: Farm Fresh RI will hold its first Downtown Farmer’s Market of the 2008 season featuring 6 farms and 2 specialty food producers, plus prepared foods by “More Than a Meal” Catering fromAmos House.

In conjunction with this market, the Food Stamp Outreach Project of URI’s Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America will launch its “eat better today” website outreach campaign.

WHEN: The market will be on Friday, June 13, 2008 from 11am – 2pm. The speaking program will begin at 12:15 PM.

WHERE: Next to Burnside Park along Washington Street, in Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Providence.

WHO: The first farmer’s market of the season and website launch will include remarks by:

  • Maria Cimini, Coordinator, Food Stamp Outreach, URI Hunger Center
  • RI State Representative Grace Diaz
  • Noah Fulmer, Executive Director, FarmFresh RI
  • RI State Senator Josh Miller
  • Providence City Councilor Seth Yurdin

WHY: Farm Fresh RI’s Downtown Farmer’s Market provides fresh, local food to those that live and work in the city of Providence. This farmers’ market is a showcase of all the delicious, healthy food that is grown and produced by our Rhode Island neighbors. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is also easily accessible to the city’s visitors, to RIPTA users, and to people who work in downtown.

Rhode Islanders are currently experiencing tough economic times, and the Rhode Island Food Stamp Outreach Project’s “eat better today” website encourages those Rhode Islanders most in need, to access the Food Stamp Program. The Food Stamp Program’s EBT card enables individuals and their families to access good, healthy food so that while they experience hardship, they can maintain a healthy life.

Farm Fresh RI’s farmers’ markets accept EBT cards. Those eating better today can obtain healthy, local, nutritious food at downtown farmers markets.

For more information about Farm Fresh RI and Downtown Farmers markets visit . For information about the Food Stamp Outreach Project, please email or after the site launch on Friday, you can visit