This week’s newsletter!
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!