These additional memberships are the result of a growing interest in Rhody Fresh products over the last few years. Sales have increased 40 percent, and revenue now exceeds $1 million per year.
By purchasing Rhody Fresh, consumers are supporting local agriculture and helping preserve open space. Rhody Fresh is produced without the use of artificial growth hormones.
While Rhody Fresh is a bit more expensive than other brands -- $2.29/half gallon of Garelik Farms vs. $2.99/half gallon of Rhody Fresh -- the price is not stopping Rhode Islanders who enjoy the rich, delicious taste!
James Hines, cooperative executive director, said there are currently 16 dairy farms
in the state. Over the next five years, the Rhody Fresh cooperation intends to invite the remaining seven farms to join the organization.
Rhoda, the Rhody Fresh mascot