Rhode Trips and Treats Urges Rhode Islanders to Tour and Taste The Best of Ocean State
10/14/2020

Hope & Main and Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island plant the seeds.

Online PR News – 14-October-2020 – Rhode Island – From Westerly to Woonsocket to Warren and beyond, Rhode Islanders are encouraged to enjoy the fresh, healthy, and locally produced food that surrounds them. The “Rhode Trips and Treats” program provides the public with a comprehensive list of farm stands, fish markets, farmers markets, retail shops and other local food venues that offer the absolute best of Ocean State eating.

Participants are urged to show their love for local food! $500 in local gift cards and locally made products are up for grabs! The program runs from October 1, 2020 - Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.

In Rhode Island, we take pride in our good food and drink! Local food is not only a way of life, it is also a way toward a healthy lifestyle. We want to encourage you to explore new communities and celebrate the abundance of delicious destinations throughout the State! Now is a time we are all more conscious of what we consume. Where does this food come from? Is it healthy for me and my family? Is it healthy for the local economy? Supporting local food and local businesses is one of the best ways to help keep our economy and our community strong.

Food foragers are encouraged to visit the various venues, take a selfie and post it with the hashtag #rhodetripsandtreats to the Facebook and Instagram pages of Hope & Main, the nonprofit incubator and Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island to be entered into a raffle for a wide range of bountiful food baskets and restaurant gift certificates.

Here is how to enter

FACEBOOK USERS:
- Like both the Hope & Main and Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island pages -- @hopeandmain @chiropracticsocietyofrhodeisland
- Post a photo showing us what you’re eating or drinking at one of the businesses on our Rhode Trips & Treats map and tag the location
- Use the hashtag #rhodetripsandtreats in your post (so we can find it!)

INSTAGRAM USERS:
- Follow Hope & Main -- @hopemain
- Post a photo on your timeline showing us what you’re eating or drinking at one of the businesses on our Rhode Trips & Treats map and tag the location
- Use the hashtag #rhodetripsandtreats in your post (so we can find it!)

In addition to the fun and food adventures, sponsors will also be offering nutritious and delicious recipes and tips. Food related coloring pages will also be available for kids to enjoy and learn from.

To obtain the map and list of local Rhode Island food destinations visit https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/ and https://www.richiro.org/

There are more than 60 food venues to visit.

“Get on your flip flops or hiking boots and savor Rhode Island’s delicious gifts,” suggests Lisa Raiola, founder of Hope & Main, the Warren, RI-based nonprofit incubator program supports dozens of food-related companies, including specialty food product makers, artisanal bakers, caterers, food trucks, farmers, personal chefs and nutritionists as they lanch and grow their businesses.

Dr. Michael Gottfried, Board Member of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island, notes “As doctors of a wholistic, drug free approach to health, we strongly encourage our patients and the public to eat clean, eat raw, eat local.”

He continued, “We support Rhode Trips and Treats because it brings out the best in our local economy and brings the community together”.

RULES & RESTRICTIONS:
- Contest runs 12:00am on October 1, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Contestants cannot be employed by Hope & Main, Hope & Main’s member companies, or a member of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island
- One entry per Instagram or Facebook account each week.

The winners will be drawn at random every two weeks, with a grand prize winner at the end of the contest, and announced on the sponsors websites and social media pages.

To obtain the map and list of local Rhode Island food destinations visit https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/ and https://www.richiro.org/