FARMS in the Blackstone Valley, Massachusetts

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MA Valley Farms

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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 agriculture.
 
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 ourselves.
 
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 Northeast Community.
 
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.
 
Phantom Farms
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 agriculture.
 
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 service.
 
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 premises.
 
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
Telephone: 401-766-1408


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 accessories.
 
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.


 

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