Local Food Resources

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, DEM has developed a resource guide for consumers to find local food.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the official page of the Rhode Island Department of Health. People or businesses with general questions about COVID-19 and questions on how to follow the latest guidance should call 401-222-8022, or if the call is outside of business hours, call 211.

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Order locally grown food for home delivery or pick up:

Many farmers and local food businesses are offering delivery and pick up options for consumers. Here are a few resources to find Rhode Island produce and products:

Craving local craft beer? You can still purchase and pick up beer from many of the state's breweries.

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Farmers Markets

Farmer Stands

Ways to Help

Supporting Local Businesses

 Help a neighbor in need

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The USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than 100 million boxes to those in need since May, with the aim of redirecting meat, dairy and produce that might normally go to restaurants and other food-service businesses. DEM and partners, including Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, RI Department of Education and others, are working with Vincent Farms of Delaware, the recipient of this round of funds to help distribute food boxes across the state through the end of October.

With 10-12,000 boxes per week of fresh food remaining available to Rhode Islanders in need, Vincent Farms is seeking partner food banks, nonprofits, and other organizations interested in organizing distribution to make the most of this opportunity.

Distribution Sign Up: Interested organizations should complete the Non-Profit Participation Form and submit it to Vincent Farms.

Additional Resources

*Please note that this is not a complete list of resources. We will be updating this site as new information is provided. If you know of relevant resources not listed here please submit them to our form for inclusion.