FARMS in the Blackstone Valley, Massachusetts
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MA Valley Farms
Plus Read About Some Past and
Current Farms :
Old Dairy Farms
/ Whittier Farms / West End Creamery / Sweetwilliam Farm
Rhode Island Valley Farms
According to information from the State of Rhode Island Department of
Environmental Management Division of Agriculture, there are over 858 farms
in the “Ocean State” with 80 percent still family owned establishments. More
than 13 percent of total state employment is directly or indirectly in
Agricultural operations gross over $100 million a year and return over 48
percent of that money back into the state’s economy in farm production
expenses. Also, Rhode Island ranks fourth in the US for its value of
production per acre and 8th in the country for net farm income per acre.
Consider spending the weekend taking a drive to some of the many farm sites
located in the area to not only capture the significance of the Valley’s
impressive “farms to factories” heritage, but to discover how the original
“green industry” is making a comeback in our 21st century lifestyles.
Cumberland, RI: Interpretive Nature
Two sites, both located in Cumberland, offer people different ways to see
how natural sustainability affects the quality of life we experience for
New Dawn Earth Center
75 Wrentham Road
Telephone: 401-333-1341, Website: www.newdawnearthcenter.org
The New Dawn Earth Center is one of two sites of the Mercy Northeast Ecology
Project which is supported with funds from Mercy Action, Inc. and the Mercy
The Center offers educational and experiential programs. Indoor programs,
such as presentations, workshops, video discussions, are held in the
Center's meeting room. Outdoor programs, such as pond experiences, walks
featuring wildflowers, birds, the full moon -Earth's seasonal celebrations,
are held on the surrounding 270 acres of land.
2920 Diamond Hill Road (Route 114)
Telephone: 401-333-2240, Website: http://phantomfarms.com
Phantom Farms is a popular apple orchard and picturesque country farm stand.
Over fifteen varieties of apples are locally grown on site. The farm stand
has also expanded their operation to offer a country bake and gift shop,
garden center, and flower shop. Special family fun events are also planned
during the year.
The farm is open Monday-Friday 6:30 am-6 pm and Saturday-Sunday 7 am-6 pm.
Call or visit the website for updated information and events.
North Smithfield, RI: Working Farms
Even though the Town of North Smithfield is noted for being the location of
the nation’s first planned mill village of Slatersville, established over
200 years ago, the community still showcases active traditional and modern
Wright’s Dairy Farm
200 Woonsocket Hill Road
Telephone: 401-767-3014, Website: www.wrightsdairyfarm.com
This family owned Northern Rhode Island farm has been providing the freshest
dairy products since 1900, and is renowned for its personalized and quality
Besides its dairy, which house over 130 Holstein cows, the farm has an
on-site bakery with homemade pastry items and real whipped cream made on the
Visitors are also welcome to see the dairy farm in action, with live cow
milkings every day between 3-6 pm
Hi on a Hill Herb Farm
Olde Allen Farm
836 Old Smithfield Road
The public is invited to stroll the fragrant and colorful herb gardens and
discover the many uses for herbs. A gift shop on site offers herbal related
For those wanting to learn more about herbs, the farm presents varied
educational programs offered seasonally.
Historical and Educational Farms in the Valley
With a new “green revolution” sparking public activism in protecting our
environment and preservation of natural resources, two locations, one in a
rural community, the other in a city park setting, provide travelers
different perspectives of agriculture.
Burrillville, RI: Grace Note Farm Inn
969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road
Telephone: 401-567-0354, Website: gracenotefarmweb.com
Grace Note Farm is a cultural historic and educational farm, located
adjacent to the George Washington Management Area. The farm was originally
built in 1730 as the Major Rufus Smith Homestead
Grace Note Farm Inn offers FARMSTAY, a unique opportunity to work and live
on an antique farm in the foothills of Northwestern Rhode Island. Guests
participate in the day-to-day chores of maintaining the farm, enjoying
outdoor activities or simply taking in the beautiful vistas.
Pawtucket, RI: Daggett Farm
Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue (Route 1-A)
Telephone: 401-728-0500, Website: www.pawtucketri.com
The former park zoo has been converted into six acre working urban farm
site. Open daily and weekends 9 am-3:30 pm, the site depicts animal and
plants found on typical Southern New England farmlands. See live animals,
like horses, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, along with viewing varied
species of plants located in the greenhouses.