Arcadian Fields Farms

Products: Herbs, Vegetables

How To Purchase: CSA, Pick up at 94 Blitzkrieg Trail, Hope Valley RI

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

Arcadian Fields is a certified organic farm that began production in 1998. The farm is run by Diana Kushner and her husband Stephen. They pride themselves on developing simple systems of agriculture that make things easy for pickers and farmers while also being minimally degrading to their environment.


Appleland Orchard

Products: Apples, Peaches, Pears, Bakery Items

How to Purchase: Farm Stand at 135 Smith Avenue Greenville, RI 02828

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2019

Appleland Orchard, located on a quiet street off Greenville’s town center, is a small but busy place. Named “Best Apple Cider in New England” by Yankee Magazine, Appleland Orchards is both a local favorite and the winner of many regional taste tests. The small family farm, run by Joseph and Mary Lou D’Andrea sells fresh-picked apples, pears, and peaches and homemade specialties.


Barden Family Farm Orchard

Products: Fruit, Pumpkins, Sunflowers

How to Purchase: Pick your own at 56 Elmdale Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857, or at one of these farmers markets

Worked with Hope’s Harvest in 2018 & 2019

This family-owned orchard was established in 1931 by John and Hazel Barden. The farm is now run by their son Gill Barden and his wife Sandie Barden. Since its founding, Gill and Sandie have expanded the 25 acre farm by 16 acres and grow an array of produce from peaches to berries to apples. Their beautiful orchard is a true testament to their hard work, ingenuity, and attention to detail.


Big Train Farm

Products: Vegetables, Herbs, Meat, Eggs, Mushrooms

How to Purchase: Sign up for a CSA, or find their produce at one of these organizations

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2018

Big Train Farm was started in 2008 by Mis Zill and taken over by John Kenny in 2009. Since then, the farm has moved from a small section at Urban Edge Farm to 11 acres in Glocester. Big Train Farm is now a certified organic farm run through a CSA model including workshares and internships on soil science, plant science and organic methodologies. They provide produce to over 80 restaurants, schools and businesses through Farm Fresh RI’s Market Mobile program.


Brandon Family Farm

Products: Fruit, Vegetables

How to Purchase: Sign up for the summer CSA or pick your own at 592 Fairgrounds Rd West Kingstown, RI

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2019

In true family fashion, Brandon Family Farm was founded by Albert Brandon in 2015 and is partly managed by Lisa Brandon, his mother, and Alby’s father, who does part-time bookkeeping. The farm is also staffed by 5 part-time employees who help grow 35 different types of certified organic produce year round, like their famous organic strawberries called “red jewels” by Edible Rhody Magazine. They sell to multiple wholesalers but you can also find their produce at farmers’ markets like South Kingstown Farmers Market.


Casey Farm

Products: Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs

How to Purchase: Buy a CSA share here, or find them at the Coastal Growers Market

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2018

Casey Farm is one of the oldest farms in the country, with history dating back as far as 1702. The 300-acre farm now supports a 150-member CSA program focused on growing certified organic produce. The historic site also hosts education programs and tours. Outside of their CSA program, you can also find their produce at farmers’ markets in the Newport area.


Confreda Farms

Products: Plants, Fresh Produce, Gourmet Foods & Deli

How to Purchase: Visit their Farm Market at 2150 Scituate Ave, Hope, RI 02831 and they also do catering

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2018

The Confreda family began farming in 1922 on 400 acres of land in Cranston and Warwick. In the 1970s, Vinny Confreda Jr. started the bedding and planting division and now grows over 160 varieties of annuals, 90 varieties of vegetables, and 75 varieties of hanging plants. They hold multiple contracts with wholesalers but they also sell their products at Confreda Farmer’s Market, located on the farm.


Cook’s Valley Farm

Products: Fruits, Vegetables

How to Purchase: Visit one of these farmers markets or order online and pick up at 2200 West St, Wrentham, MA 02093

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2018

Cook’s Valley Farm opened in 1705 in Wrentham, MA and continues to be run by the Cook family. It is now owned and operated by Warren Cook, his wife Marilyn, and their son Nate. The farm first began as an apple orchard. Marilyn also grew up on a farm in the area, and the Cook family continues to cultivate crops on both properties. Today, Cook’s Valley Farm grows about five acres of fruit trees and 30 acres of vegetables. They also have a greenhouse for certain plants and herbs. They have been donating to Hope’s Harvest RI since December of 2018.


Earth Care Farm

Products: Compost, Raised Bed Mix

How to Purchase: Earth Care Farm offers delivery, pick-up, or you can find their product at these retailers

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

Earth Care Farm is Rhode Island’s oldest operating farm composter. Founded in 1977 by Michael Merner, Earth Care Farm has been making compost for over 43 years. Mike and his wife still live and advise on the farm that their daughter, Jayne Merner Senecal, manages, with help from the family and staff.


Fairland Farm

Products: Cranberries

How to Purchase: Order online

Worked with Hope’s Harvest in 2018

Fairland Farm, LLC and Cape Cod Organic Cranberry, LLC, owned by Fred C. Bottomley, were formed to become stewards of the continuing agricultural history of Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. The Bottomley family’s association with cranberries began with the tenth generation grandfather, John Alden. Alden was a cooper and one of the Mayflower Pilgrims who benefitted from the hospitality of the Wampanoag tribe.


Four Town Farm

Products: Vegetables, Fruit

How to Purchase: Pick your own at 90 George St Seekonk, MA or visit their seasonal farm stand

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

Four Town Farm is a 150 acre vegetable farm located at the points where Seekonk, MA; Swansea, MA; Barrington, RI; and East Providence, RI all come together. The farm is run by 5th generation farmer Christopher Clegg. His massive farm grows everything from summer tomatoes to winter squash sold in MA and RI statewide, including at their very own farmers market located at the farm.


Freedom Food Farm

Products: Produce, Grains, Pasture-Raised Meats, Eggs

How to Purchase: Sign up for their CSA or visit their farm store at 471 Leonard St Raynham, MA or find them at one of these farmers markets

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

Freedom Food Farm is a certified organic farm in Raynham, MA. The farm is operated by a small team of dedicated farmers that grow and produce food year-round. They provide sliding scale CSAs in an effort to make their produce accessible to everyone in their community.


Hocus Pocus Farms

Products: Vegetables, Flowers, Bread

How to Purchase: Sign up for their CSA

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2019

Hocus Pocus is a one-acre, women-owned and operated, chemical-free farm located at Osamequin Farm in Seekonk, MA. Hocus Pocus Farm is dedicated to food access and sovereignty, and strives to be part of the larger movement for food justice. As such, they offer workshare options (4 hrs/week of farm labor for a CSA share), sliding scale options, and donations to local coalitions or organizing groups. They are one of the few farms located on Osamequin farmland. They grow seasonal produce and sell at many markets, like the Armory Market.


McCoy Community Farm

Products: Produce

How to Volunteer: Sign up here. The farm is located at Robbins Lane, Warren, RI 02885

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

McCoy Community Farm is run entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers on land donated by its owners, doctors Charlie McCoy and Lory Snady-McCoy. The land was later sold to Four Town Farm’s Chris Clegg under one condition: one-acre of land should be dedicated to growing food for the hungry. They grow an abundance of food like tomatoes and peppers, and volunteers come every week to tend to the land. All the food goes to hunger relief organizations.


Meggie’s Farm

Products: Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs

Location: Contact the farm directly to have your order delivered or pick up at 209 Pleasant St, Rehoboth, MA 02769

Worked with Hope’s Harvest in 2018

Meggie’s Farm has evolved from simply being a form of therapy for John and Kris Maguire to becoming a go-to producer of local peppers and spices. After a career in the jewelry industry, the couple were pulled out of retirement when a friend, who also happened to be a restauranteur, asked them to start growing Korean hot peppers. Since then, the farm has grown to include several types of specialty hot peppers, garlic, and small-batch crops that bring the flavors of the far-away places from which they originated to Rhode Island. Their hot peppers and garlic can be purchased at select retailers. Meggie’s Farm also distributes statewide with help from Farm Fresh RI’s Market Mobile wholesale distribution service.


Pippin Orchard

Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Maple Products, Pumpkins

How to Purchase: Order here and pick up at 751 Pippin Orchard Rd, Cranston, RI 02921

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

Pippin Orchard began in 1964 when Ray Polseno bought the land. Now his son Joe manages the farm. Joe says that the best part about being a farmer is “showing people where their food comes from.” Pippin Orchard hosts multiple education tours throughout the harvesting season. Most of what they produce are apples, peaches, pears and tomatoes, but they also produce some eggplant and peppers. Their array of annuals and perennials sold in greenhouses are also worth a visit.


Queen’s Greens

Products: Certified Organic Greens, Herbs and Vegetables

How to Purchase: Find their products at these locations or order directly here

Donating to Hope’s Harvest through Market Mobile since 2019

Queen’s Greens is a certified organic farm run by founders Danya Teitelbaum and Matt Biskup. They specialize in organic baby greens, including gemstone salad greens, baby arugula and more. They also produce herbs and heirloom tomatoes.


Sodco

Products: Sod Products and Services

How to Purchase: Request an order here

Working with Hope’s Harvest Since 2019

Sodco is one of the largest sod producers in New England, servicing all of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and the rest of New England with sod delivery as well as installation services. SODCO grows a small vegetable garden for donation, and has provided many tons of sweet corn to the Hope’s Harvest crew.


Southside Community Land Trust

Products: Produce, seedlings at their Annual Plant Sale

How to Purchase: See their guide to buying locally

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2019

Southside Community Land Trust was founded in 1981 when residents of South Providence and newly-arrived Hmong refugees worked with three Brown University students to grow culturally-familiar, nutritional food. With local support, the group was able to buy an abandoned lot and develop it into a community garden. Since then, the 32 acres of land now supports 53 community gardens with opportunities for education for the gardeners.


Sweet Pea Farm

Products: Vegetables and Cut Flowers

How to Purchase: Sign up for their CSA or see their wholesale page

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2018

Sweet Pea Farm is a 3-acre farm run by Kathan Teepe and located on the Charlestown Land Trust. The Charlestown Land Trust was purchased by the Ricci family some 40 years ago. Since then, this land has been lovingly restored, and the Ricci family was able to establish an easement of 67 acres of the property for the purposes of “conservation, open space, agriculture and passive recreational purposes.” Sweet Pea Farm is located on this easement. Kathan specializes in vegetables and flowers and offers an array of CSA options to her community.


The Farm in Rhode Island

Products: Vegetables, Herbs, Baked Goods, Maple Products

Location: Order from their farm store or sign up for a CSA. Pick up at 463 Tourtellot Hill Rd. Chepachet, RI

Working with Hope’s Harvest since 2019

The Farm in Rhode Island is a small-scale organic farm run by farmers Sam Vallone and Will Morin. Over the years, The Farm has reinvented itself from a peach and apple orchard to a poultry farm. Recently, The Farm has grown into a budding tree farm, apiary, and collection of picturesque flower and vegetable gardens. The Farm offers CSA options in vegetables and flowers and offers educational courses for those wanting to learn more sustainable farming methods. Their focus is on making their farm and produce as accessible to their community as possible.


Wishing Stone Farm

Products: Vegetables, Eggs, Prepared food items

Location: Find them at one of these markets or sign up for a CSA. Pick up at 25 Shaw Rd, Little Compton, RI 02837

Worked with Hope’s Harvest in 2018

Wishing Stone Farm is nestled just in from the coast in Little Compton and grows certified organic and quality I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) produce. This farm is one of Rhode Island’s largest USDA certified organic farms. It markets through CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs, farmers’ markets, and to wholesale buyers. The farm began in 1981 and is run by farmer and co-owner Skip Paul. Wishing Stone Farm now consists of 40 acres, 35 of which are certified organic.