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Massive Greenhouse Proposal Pits Need for Local Food Production Against Town’s Rural Character

A huge greenhouse project producing local food using advanced growing techniques and renewable energy seems on the surface to be an unassailable win for Rhode Island, but the planned launch raises concerns in the small community where millions of tomatoes would be grown.

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Federal Program to Supply Food Banks Chops Local Growers in Latest Round of Contracts

Recent changes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, a federal food-insecurity relief effort borne out of the coronavirus pandemic, is bringing more grub to Rhode Island. But some say it’s left local growers behind.

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Peas, Stat! Community Gardens on Front Lines of Food Security

Providence’s network of community gardens has made pandemic-related adjustments to help neighbors during this difficult time and to keep pace with the public’s increased interest in growing food.

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