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Tour highlights RI as the 'Silicon Valley of Food'

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

Congressman Langevin is hoping to make Rhode Island the ‘Silicon Valley of Food'.

Today, the Congressman launched "Food Week" at the Daniele expansion site in Burrillville.

The week-long tour will highlight and support the state's food-related industries.

He's hoping to make Rhode Island the place to come to start new food ventures.

"Rhode Island is gaining a great reputation as a food destination and it's my opinion that a big reason for that is we have chefs and customers that prioritize and support local farmers," said Jesse Rye of Farm Fresh RI.

Congressman Langevin will spend the week meeting with a variety of businesses to discuss what needs to be done in order to put Rhode Island on the culinary map.

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