2013-05-23 / News

Ruggiero secures seed money for community farm

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has se­cured a $500 legislative grant for the Jamestown Community Farm.

Ruggiero recently presented the grant to the farm, which is using the money to purchase seeds, ac­cording to Jamestown Community Farm Board President Deborah Foppert.

“The grant was a surprise, but then again, it wasn’t really surpris­ing for us, because of how much she does for us,” said Foppert of Rep. Ruggiero. “She really gets in­volved and supports us in so many ways, including coming to the farm and getting her hands dirty.”

Jamestown Community Farm, now in its 13th season, grows food for those in need and sells some produce to the public to cover its operating costs. The volunteer or­ganization delivers to food pantries and soup kitchens in Jamestown, Newport, Charlestown, Peacedale and Providence.

“I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to support the Jamestown Community Farm. It’s such a great group of very dedi­cated volunteers, and the good that they do in providing fresh, healthy delicious food for people in our community and beyond is just in­credible,” said Rep. Ruggiero.

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