Our Story/Our Passion

This all started as a way to keep my/our own diet choices healthy!

The idea/concept for Rhode Island Organics® essentially started out on a porch.   We were sitting on a porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on a gorgeous summer day with some fresh-from-the-garden produce grown on one of the many islands that make up Rhode Island.   As I reached for one of salad dressings offered I realized that after we had taken the time to select and/or grow fresh nutritious vegetables/produce I was about to destroy the health benefits that I was expecting from our efforts!

The dressings were full of high-fructose corn syrup (or any of the new names that HFCS is now being hidden behind), high sodium and sugar amounts and made with the low grades of canola or soybean oil and a number of unpronounceable ingredients that are found in many of the national brands.  Ugh!

So why were we about to destroy the health benefits of our salads?

Well, because there were not many healthy options.  Why not?   Many of the major national brands produce products with the goal of offering the lowest possible price.   Those brands are not produced with the goal of offering the highest quality healthy ingredients!

My late wife, Eileen, and I would cook together.   We thought that we were eating a healthy diet.  After Eileen succumbed to leukemia in her early 50s I paid much closer attention to ingredients that my daughters and I were consuming.  I now search out organic produce, meats and products made with organic ingredients.  I avoid any products where there may be a question of GMO ingredients or high-fructose-corn-syrup.   USDA Certified Organic is the most stringent and the best certification for products.

I knew what I had to do — make my own healthy dressings to complement the healthy vegetables and produce that we wanted in diets and for our families.

My personal vision, and the overall company vision, has always been to produce salad dressings, marinades and sauces that you actually WANT to feed to your family!   Kids love the taste.  And when kids love the taste you can be assured that they will eat their veggies!

I have also personally experienced the health benefits of the omega-3 essential fatty acids (EPA & DHA forms) but I was not happy with the idea of taking large capsules to get it. I wanted something easier for myself and to offer to my family.  If we were going to make salad dressings with the healthiest ingredients then we had to include the recommended heart- and brain-healthy forms of omega-3!

You will never have to worry about any inferior ingredients with Rhode Island Organics®.   And you will know that every bottle has been made with YOUR heart, brain and health in mind!

Being organic means that we are also non-GMO, by law — never any artificial colorings, flavorings or ingredients.

best regards,


Rhode Island Organics® — Ideal for the health of your family and with a taste that they will enjoy.

rhode island organic salad dressing recipe