Brown Market Shares Program
Established 2006

Local Food Directory


Rhode Island

Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Farm Fresh Rhode Island began in 2004 with a mission to establish “a food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters." They envision a New England abundant with diverse family farms and fertile soils, with locally and honestly produced foods and flavors at the heart of every dinner table. Head to their website to learn more about local indoor and outdoor farmers markets, food events, and the local food scene. 

Harvest Kitchen Project
The Harvest Kitchen Project is a 15-week culinary and job-readiness training program for youth within the Division of Juvenile Corrections. The youth will create a line of high-quality preserved foods using ingredients sourced from local farmers at a certified kitchen in Providence.

Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island
The EJLRI aims to tackle environmental justice issues within RI through a variety of outreach, educations, and youth programs.

The Fertile Underground
Fertile Underground was conceived by a group of artists conversing about ways to directly address the issues of food access, personal health in modern life, creative process, and connection to nature. The Fertile Underground manipulates the traditional CSA model to work in a new way, deemed Community Supported Grocery.

Fox Point Community Garden
Providing community space where city gardeners can come together, grow fresh food, and share knowledge.  Fox Point Community Garden believes that community gardens not only serve to green the urban landscape, but build strong, vibrant, and socially aware communities by putting community members back into dialogue with their neighbors and their environment.

Southside Community Land Trust
SCLT transforms unused urban spaces into safe, healthy, and productive spaces to grow food. These spaces provide places for people to connect across economic and cultural divides to revitalize their neighborhoods, and for innovative farm businesses to thrive.

Food on the Move
Food on the Move aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among food insecure Rhode Islanders. They aim to do this not only through their reduced prices but also through a mobile produce truck that travels to low come areas and those not within close proximity to a grocery store.

Brown University

emPOWER is Brown’s umbrella environmental student organization. Check out SCRAP, an emPOWER group that aims to educate the community about composting.

Sustainable Food Initiative
Brown University Sustainable Food Initiative. SUFI has a variety of events and programs, from farm visits and fermentation workshops to panels on the global food economy. SUFI also manages the student garden.

Food Recovery Network (FRN)
Food Recovery Network unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from their campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need. The Brown Chapter started in 2011 and works closely with Brown Dining Services and We Share Hope.

Local Rhode Island CSAs