The Farm

Our mission: To be an inclusive community farm and learning center that provides farming, food, health and environmental education supported by dedicated volunteers serving as stewards of our historic farm.

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. (Link to Farm History)

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!

Volunteering

Volunteers

At Barrington Farm School, we are always looking for volunteers to join us. Whether you are an individual, family, school, religious or other institution or corporate group, we welcome any and all ages and abilities. As an inclusive farm school, we offer a variety of volunteer experiences and opportunities.

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.

  • Farm events (yoga, farm dinners, tours, corporate outings
  • Food scrap drop-off site
  • Join a farm committee (education, major projects, marketing, crop planning)

Support the farm! Make a secure donation online.

Interested in having an event at the farm? Birthday parties, campouts …. everything gets a farm theme… Inquire by sending us an email.

Events Calendar

Calendar for Barrington Farm School

Coming up at Barrington Farm School:

17 August: Farm stand opens at 9:30. Volunteers come to harvest 8 am.

Social Media

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!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwlElS0AGg7/

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4 days ago
Wicked cool time at the farm today ... thanks wickedtulips for bulb action getting our first season of tulips going. Mother’s Day here we come https://t.co/7SZB1ZJlzM
2 weeks ago
Chesnok beds prepped. Sowed 1.950 cloves, 6 varieties ... stoked @ Barrington Farm School https://t.co/HXx2vOszXC
2 weeks ago
Join us this Saturday at noon for our garlic planting event. Over 2000 garlic seed going into our home made compost https://t.co/ey46ZjS90f