Local Rhode Island Food Innovators to be Featured at Waterfire

Saturday, September 21, 2013


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Tonight should be a fine fall night for Waterfire -- and local food, thanks to RallyRI.

Tonight at Waterfire, local food innovators will be on display as part of "Food Showcase" by Rally RI, a project funded through the RI Innovation Fellowship to "spark a startup revolution in Rhode Island through world class talent communities in Art & Design, Food & Beverage, Social Impact, and Advanced Manufacturing."

See who will be in the Food Forward tent BELOW

During tonight's full lighting of Waterfire, RallyRI’s FoodForward tent will showcase more than a dozen "culinary mavericks who are building thriving businesses and globally great brands right here in Rhode Island," according to the group.  

Inside the FoodForward tent, these "rising stars" will be on display, sampling their products, in an effort to showcasing the why Rhode Island is becoming a great place to launch and grow food startups. 

The FoodForward tent will be located on College Street and is free and open to the public beginning at 6pm. 

About RallyRI 

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According to RallyRI, there are a numerous reasons to support food industry in the state.  

"Why food and beverage? We know that our state has a high culinary profile - barely a week goes by without our restaurant scene being featured in a national publication like Travel and Leisure. It is less widely realized that we have fast-growing food manufacturers employing thousands across RI, or that we are leading the country in innovation around shellfish farming and sustainable fishing research. Few Rhode Islanders know that our system of farmers markets has driven over 40% growth in our farm sector in the last decade, or that we have the nation’s largest distributor of organic and natural foods, UNFI, headquartered in Providence."

Learn more at rallyri.co


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