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Conserved Farms

Almy-Thurston Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 16.34 acres
Date Conserved: 2002
Description: The farm is known for its Christmas trees and berries.
Alvarnas/Lacerda Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 6.48 acres
Date Conserved: 2003
Description: Potatoes are grown on the farm.
Aquidneck Farms
Location: Portsmouth
Description: Aquidneck Farms produces grass-fed beef and other agricultural products such as hay to feed livestock. It is part of a dynamic new agricultural enterprise that utilizes a number of ALT conserved properties in Portsmouth, including portions of the following farms: Three S Farm, Farmlands, Bramans Meadow, Greenscape North, Vaucluse East, and Swan Farm.
Website: www.aquidneckfarms.com
Bally Machree Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 8.16 acres
Date Conserved: 2001
Description: Founded in 1995 and run by William and Barbara O’Reilly, Bally Machree Farm raises a wide variety of organic vegetables.
Boulevard Nurseries
Location: Middletown
Size: 29.46 acres
Date Conserved: 2008
Description: The nursery produces and sells a variety of nursery products, Christmas trees and pumpkins.
Commonwealth Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 17 acres
Date Conserved: 2004
Description: This farm is known for its horse drawn carriage rides around Aquidneck Island.
Corey Sears Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 28.69 acres
Date Conserved: 2012
Description: The farm raises cows and chickens while selling eggs directly to customers along with some mixed vegetables and hay.
Cousens Farm
Location: Middletown & Portsmouth
Size: 34.97 acres
Date Conserved: 2001
Description: Cousens Farm is known for its unusual livestock, specifically its beautiful Highland Cattle.
Easy Street Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 8.71 acres
Date Conserved: 2009
Description: The farm consists of a horse boarding operation, the raising of chickens and sale of eggs locally, and vegetable gardens. Most of the farmland at Easy Street Farm consists of Prime Farmland Soils, the United States Department of Agriculture’s highest rank for farm soils.
Escobar’s Highland Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 74.98 acres
Date Conserved: 2005
Description: Escobar’s Highland Farm has been a staple in the community of Portsmouth for many years. It functions as a working dairy farm and is a founding member of the Rhody Fresh Milk Collaborative. The farm is equally famous for its Corn Maze and spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show.
Website: www.escobarshighlandfarm.com
Harrison Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 2.62 acres
Date Conserved: 2005
Description: Harrison Farm is a horse farm located within the Sakonnet Greenway.
Newport Vineyards
Location: Middletown
Size: 75+ acres
Date Conserved: 2000 and 2007
Description: Newport Vineyards is a well known island vineyard and winery.
Website: www.newportvineyards.com
Peters Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 50 acres
Date Conserved: 2000
Description: This scenic farm raises dairy cows, grows vegetables and produces hay.
The Perry Property
Location: Middletown
Size: 82.07 acres
Date Conserved: 1998
Description: This property has been divided with 27.5 acres now owned by Newport Vineyards, which employs traditional techniques in combination with modern tools to maximize the quality of their wines. The remaining 54.5 acres is owned by Newport National Golf Club, which was named the #1 public golf course in Rhode Island.
Website: www.newportnational.com
The Pierce Anthony Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 16.5 acres
Date Conserved: 1995
Description: The farm is currently home to a number of horses that enjoy roaming and grazing throughout the farm.
The Silvia Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 15.3 acres
Date Conserved: 2005
Description: A part of this property is leased for the production of corn.
Swan Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 124.38 acres
Date Conserved: 2008
Description: Much of Swan Farm is USDA prime farmland and is utilized by Aquidneck Farms.
Sweet Berry Farm
Location: Middletown
Size: 83.95 acres
Date Conserved: 1996, 2002
Description: Founded in 1980, Sweet Berry Farm is managed by Jan and Michelle Eckhart. Sweet Berry Farm grows everything from asparagus to zucchini and provides a wide variety of pick-your-own fruits. A farm stand located on the property sells produce grown on the farm as well as prepared foods. Local artisans Cory’s Kitchen and Susanna’s Ice Cream are based at Sweet Berry Farm as well.
Website: www.sweetberryfarmri.com
The Tibbetts Property
Location: Middletown
Size: 32.84 acres
Date Conserved: 2008
Description: The land is leased to local farmers.
Webster Farm
Location
: Middletown
Size
: 38.22 acres
Date Conserved: 2001
Description
: Webster Farm raises cattle.
Wicks Farm
Location
: Portsmouth
Size
: 37.59 acres
Date Conserved
: 2011
Description
: Wicks Nursery grows a variety of trees, shrubs and organic vegetables.
Welch Farm
Location: Portsmouth
Size: 14.25 acres
Date Conserved: 2011
Description: Welch Farm is a horse farm.