Fifteen Little Compton farms open to public Saturday

From alpacas to apples, farmers open their doors to show the public what they do. It's free!

Posted 10/1/21

The Little Compton Historical Society will hold a free town-wide, self-guided tour of Little Compton farms and agricultural businesses this coming Saturday, Oct. 2. The farms will offer a behind the …

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Fifteen Little Compton farms open to public Saturday

From alpacas to apples, farmers open their doors to show the public what they do. It's free!

Posted

The Little Compton Historical Society will hold a free town-wide, self-guided tour of Little Compton farms and agricultural businesses this coming Saturday, Oct. 2. The farms will offer a behind the scenes look at their work and host a variety of activities, including hayrides and the chance to meet farm animals. Others will offer door prizes and will offer their agricultural products for sale. Some of the farms are not usually open to the public, including Franlart and Treaty Rock farms.

“This event adds to the community’s appreciation of its farmers and connects the history in the exhibit to our modern-day neighbors,” said  LCHS Museum Educator Jenna Magnuski. “The variety of farms that are participating reflects the diversity of farm products created here.”

The fifteen participating farms include Adamsville Stables, Coastal Greens, Fieldstone Gardens, Franlart Nurseries, Greenwood Pastures, Hope Alpaca Farm, Old Stone Orchards, Otter Brook Farms, Peckham’s Greenhouse, Sakonnet Vineyards, Small World Farm, Treaty Rock Farm, White Rock Farm, Wishing Stone Farm, and Young Family Farm. To learn more about each farm’s offerings and their visiting hours, visit littlecompton.org or visit the Historical Society’s Facebook and Instagram pages. A flyer will be released online featuring a map, schedule, and brief descriptions of each farm. Printed copies will also be available at the Wilbor House on Saturday, with a limited number of copies also available at participating farms.

The Historical Society will also be open on Oct. 2, offering self-guided tours of the "Everyone Was a Farmer" and Little Compton Women’s History Project exhibits. Kids’ crafts will be offered at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. These include candle-dipping, constructing and decorating a sailboat powered by a rubber band, and making bracelets or rings out of leather or aluminum. Abbreviated tours of the Wilbor House will be offered at 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4pm.

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