The Rhode Island food system has many champions. Relish Rhody depends on the good work of these food ecosystem partners who support a more resilient and just food system for all Rhode Islanders.


Branchfood –  facilitates the connections that catalyze food innovation and unite the community of food entrepreneurs, industry experts, corporate leaders, and investors passionate about improving our food system for generations to come. 

Farm Fresh RI - seeks to increase community access to local foods and build strong local food system enterprises programs. Their programs — Farmers MarketsFarm to School and Community EducationBonus BucksHope's Harvest, and Harvest Kitchen's culinary job training program — increase the availability and affordability of locally sourced foods, reduce food waste on local farms, and share knowledge of how fresh, local ingredients fit into a healthy lifestyle. Their enterprise services — include Market MobileHope's Harvest, and Harvest Kitchen’s food production and processing — create transparent systems and market-based opportunities for farmers and producers, as well as increase farm viability and financial sustainability for our organization.


Hope & Main – Rhode Island’s premiere culinary incubator, empowering an inclusive community of entrepreneurs to jumpstart and cultivate thriving food businesses that are a foundation of a more just, sustainable and resilient food system. 

Johnson & Wales University -  JWU has always been a global leader in culinary education — and the College of Food Innovation & Technology takes this role a step further. CFIT is a landmark interdisciplinary approach to education, meaning we work across areas of expertise to empower graduates to change the world through food. At CFIT, we explore culinary systems within the contexts of political, social, and economic landscapes, analyzing the impact that food has on us all. With this knowledge, we can develop solutions, practices, and food innovations that make a difference in everyday lives.


Land & Sea Together - is building a network of services and opportunities to reduce stress for fisheries, forestry, and farming (FFF) enterprises, workers, and their families in Rhode Island. (SEE: Agriculture Resource GuideFisheries Resource GuideForestry Resource Guide & Aquaculture Resource Guide)

The Legal Food Hub is a free service that connects eligible farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food-related organizations in New England to volunteer attorneys for free legal assistance. The Legal Food Hub has a free legal resource library with written guides and recorded webinars covering a wide range of legal topics for farm and food businesses.


PolarisMEP -- Polaris MEP is a statewide nonprofit providing competitive business improvement programs to grow Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry.


Rhode Island Small Business Development Centers (RI SBDC) - provides RI small business owners with services and expertise needed to succeed through no cost expert counseling, relevant training, and access to important resources. RI SBDC supports businesses at every stage, from start-up through maturity. For start-ups, RI SBDC offers free no-cost or low cost seminars led by counselors and business professionals on popular topics related to starting and growing small businesses in Rhode Island geared towards new business owners and those in the pre-venture stage. For existing small businesses, RI SBDC offers no-cost, individual counseling that can address financial planning, business plan development, market research, loan application development, branding, licensing and permits, and more


RI Farm to School Network - a statewide Network providing leadership, coordination, and advocacy to advance farm to school efforts in Rhode Island cafeterias, classrooms, and communities. 



Social Enterprise Greenhouse – creates and nurtures inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem that foster just, equitable and resilient communities. 


Southside Community Land Trust - serves people in economically challenged urban neighborhoods where fresh produce is scarce and who, as a result, are at risk for life-threatening, diet-related, chronic diseases. SCLT helps by 1) educating people about diet and nutrition, agriculture and the environment, 2) building and managing community gardens and farms, 3) providing low-cost agricultural resources and support to community gardeners and 4) training beginning farmers and enabling them to sell their produce to members of their communities.


Town Made - offers fully-licensed commercial production kitchens, storage, a Main Street storefront, support services, and the know-how --- to help you build your product and make your dreams a reality.


University of Rhode Island - The URI Cooperative Extension provides non-formal education and learning opportunities to people throughout the United States — to farmers and other residents of rural communities as well as to people living in urban areas. In Rhode Island, we emphasize taking knowledge gained through research and education around and applying it to their everyday lives.