Farm Histories

The 120-year-old farmland located between Lincoln Avenue and Federal Road at Middle Highway is the last farm remaining in Barrington, RI. The original  10-acre parcel was – bought in 1897 by Francisco and Isabella  Cuzzone from Italy, for $ 500. Their daughter Philomena married Michael Vendituoli.  The farm and farm stand on Federal Road have 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.

Barrington Farm School has been operating on Vendituoli land since 2015 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).

William J. Vendituoli Memorial Day Remembrance