The Farm

Our mission: To establish a thriving farm and educational resource for all ages to learn about sustainable farming, food and the environment with the support of farming enthusiasts and community volunteers.

The 120-year-old farmland located between Lincoln Avenue and Federal Road at Middle Highway is the last farm remaining in Barrington, RI. Purchased by the Vendituoli family in 1897, the farm and farm stand on Federal Road has been in continuous operation by family members and friends. Through the years the farm has grown fruits and vegetables; raised chickens, cows, horses, and pigs. For much of the first half of the 20th century the farm provided a horse-drawn wagon delivery service offering produce, meats, and dairy products to the community. In recent years, William “Billy” Vendituoli and his sister Gloria Suriani ran the farm and farm stand, selling their homegrown tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and corn. Each spring and summer, Billy hired local students to help manage the farm.

The Barrington Farm School has been operating on Vendituoli land for the past 3 seasons and in 2018 transitioned to a protected farm with 501(c)(3) status thanks to the generosity of the community and the Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT).

Community support continues to be imperative to our farm for growing, supplies, farm stand, structures and cultivating the woodland habitat while educating students and community members of all ages. The open space has beekeeping, fresh food tastings, student environmental groups, teachers, artists, nature studies and conservation practices. Join us as a volunteer, benefactor, customer, or friend! See you at the farm!

Get Involved

Join our community!

Working Wednesdays: 9-10 AM and 6:30-7:30 PM (Volunteers welcome)

Get involved by attending a farm event, dropping off compost materials, volunteering in the fields, stopping by the stand to meet the team or joining a farm committee. Community support is imperative to our growing programs that reach students of all ages. Check our Facebook page or email us at barringtonfarmschool@gmail.com for volunteer opportunities.

Support the farm! Make a secure donation online at ‘learn more’ blue button on our facebook page.

Calendar

Calendar for Barrington Farm School

We have great events coming up!

Social

Check out our social media to see what we’re up to and connect with volunteers and community members. We promise the pictures are beautiful!

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