Where in Rhode Island to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: November 2014: Apples are still available!  Frosts and freezes have begun, so don't wait . Corn mazes and hayrides are still going in most places through the first week of November. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Rhode Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Kent County

  • Alpacas of Harkney Hill - No pesticides are used, blueberries, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1394 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry, RI 02816. Phone: 401-397-4761. Fax: 401-397-4761. Email: alpacasofharkneyhill@yahoo.com. Open: Wednesday thru Saturday, 8:00AM until dark: Sunday, 9:00 AM until dark, mid - July through mid - September. Directions: From I-95 take exit 6. Bear North on Route 3 towards Coventry. At the first traffic light, turn Left on Route 118 which is Harkney Hill Road. We're 2.7 miles. You'll pass a golf course on the left, we're on the top of the following hill. You'll pass a fence section on the Right that says'Bedard'. We're the next driveway with curving stone walls. Go all the way to the end. Click here for a map and directions. The ONLY pyo crops offered are: native, wlld, low bush and high bush blueberries: huckleberries. No pesticides are used. Alpaca tour - informational lecture geared toward the age group - Tuesday through Friday 1:30 and 4:00 pm or By Appointment. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We have native Low Bush Blueberries that are the understory of our forested area. Please wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops) and bring your own containers. $10 per person. Children under 8 are free. Pick as much as you like. They are native, wild, low-bush blueberries, and some medium-bush extra-dark (almost black) blueberries (very high in anti-oxidants).  Stay as long as you like. Some trails. We also have alpacas for the little ones to meet. (UPDATED: July 29, 2013)  (UPDATED: July 16, 2011) (ADDED: August 11, 2010)
  • Bascombe Farms & Orchard - Apples, Peaches
    99 West Wrentham Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. Phone: (401) 658-1962. Open: Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm and  Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: from I-295: Take Exit 10 off I-295 for Rt. 122 Travel north on Rt. 122 for 3 miles Turn right on West Wrentham Rd. Farm is 1/4 mile on right. (ADDED: July 10, 2009)
  • Cataldo Family Orchard - Apples
    Reynolds Road (Route 94), Glocester, RI 02814. Phone: (401) 934-0179. Open: call for hours. Directions: Take exit 7B from I-295 Head west on route 44 for 14.5 miles. Turn left on Reynolds Road (Route 94) Orchard entrance is about 1/2 mile on right.  (ADDED: July 10, 2009)
  • Harley Farm - apples, pumpkins, Farm Fresh Eggs, Hay rides, Farm Animals
    1299 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI 02814. Phone: (401) 710-9154. Open: 7 days from 10 am to 4 pm from September to November. Directions: from I-295: Take Exit 7B off I-295 for Rt. 44 west Travel on Rt. 44 west for 10 miles through Chepachet At traffic light, continue on Rt. 44 for .4 miles Orchard is on right.  (ADDED: July 10, 2009)
  • Macomber's Blueberry farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    141 Rice City Road, Coventry, RI 02827. Phone: 401-397-5079. Email: MacombersBlueberryFarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, most mornings from 8 am to 1 pm and some evenings; Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 4 pm; Always call the Blueberry Hotline first for exact picking times and conditions. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. July - September. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 16, 2012)
  • Rocky Point Farm - Blueberries
    130 Rocky Point Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island. Phone: 401-732-6206. Email: blueberryrockypoint@verizon.net. Open: 7 days a week during blueberry season, 7 am to 12 noon, and Thursdays 4 to 8 pm. Directions: We are on the road to the former Rocky Point amusement park, on Warwick Neck, which is surrounded by Narragansett Bay. From Providence and points north, take I-95 to exit 14, stay left for 37 East to the exit for Post Road South. At the third light, left on Airport Road. At Hoxie Four Corners (Dave's supermarket on right) continue straight ahead on West Shore Road to left on Warwick Neck Avenue (Rocky Point Pub on right) to left on Rocky Point Avenue. We are about 200 yards down Rocky Point Avenue on the right, past our neighbors' houses to the farm gate and signs. Pawpaws: In addition to the fruit from our seedling and named variety trees. we hope to harvest the first fruit from trees developed by pawpaw guru Neal Peterson: Shenandoah and Susquehana. And we will be grafting his Wabash variety on some of our seedlings. See our pawpaw page for more information about this interesting fruit. Blueberry season is typically July and August. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 30, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2013: "The owners were friendly (unusual for this part of the country),supplied us with bucklets to pick and pointed us to the bushes. The berries were delicious. They didn't restrict us to a certain area, but told us to go to the area and the bushes that suited us. They advised us where the best picking was. but we could go anywhere and pick whichever berries we wanted (Again, somewhat unusual for New England!)"
    Comments from a visitor on April 25, 2009: "LOVED IT!"

Newport County

  • Mello's Farm and Flower Center LLC - flowers, Fresh eggs, restrooms
    444 Boys's Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Phone: 401-683-6262. Open: Fall hours ~ 9 am to 6 pm everyday. Directions: We are right off of Route 24. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Low prices, happy employees help and advise. Visit and you will not be disapponted!  (ADDED: October 10, 2011)
  • Quonset View Farm - Strawberries, Christmas Trees, Potatoes, Pumpkins
    895 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Phone: 401-683-1254. Open: Strawberries - Open daily 8am to 7pm June - early July; Please call ahead. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: November 23, 2014) (UPDATED: June 28, 2010)
  • Rocky Brook Orchard - Apples, pears, peaches
    997 Wapping Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Phone: 401-851-7989. Email us at: greg@rockybrookorchard.com. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM to 4:30 PM.  (Also Open: Columbus Day). Payment: Cash, Check.
    Comments from a visitor on October 12, 2009: "Thanks for putting this site together and maintaining it! I visited Rocky Brook in Newport county today and they were very nice folk. They took the time to tell us about the different types of apples they had. I'll certainly try to visit them again before the seasons out."
  • Sweet Berry Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    915 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. Phone: 401-847-3912. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, from mid-April through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Sweet Berry Farm is a full service specialty food market featuring fruits, vegetables, dairy, artisan cheeses, local grass-fed beef, quality poultry and meats, and farm grown flowers and bouquets. We have fresh baked goods, sandwiches, soups, pizzas, gourmet ice cream and gourmet meals to go that you can enjoy in our self serve cafe. Don't miss our Food Events and Concert Series as well as our Art on the Farm program which showcases local artists. (UPDATED: May 16, 2009)
  • Young Family Farm - apples, flowers, peaches, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    260 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837. Phone: 401 635-0110. Open: Sept14th - Oct 31, 2013. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apple Fest October 12 with Rain Date October 13 Thursday, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 09, 2013) (ADDED: 2008-02-18)
    A visitor writes on September 09, 2009:  "The trees are a "great size for very small children. Love this farm. It is run by the family. It is a laid back environment my daughter has been picking her own apples here since she was one year old. Their peaches make the best peach cobbler."

Providence County

  • Barden Family Orchard - apples, peaches, plums, raspberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand
    56 Elmdale Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: 401-934-1413. Fax: same. Email: gbardenjr@verizon.net. Open: Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; November hours open daily 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: 20 minutes west of Providence Route 6 west into Scituate, right on Route 116 north, left on Pole Bridge Road, Go to end and Take a right. We are on the right And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Apples August 1- mid November Peaches September 10-October 5 Raspberries August and September Plums August 20. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 08, 2013)
  • Christiansen Orchard and Farm Stand - Apples and peaches
    Buxton Street, North Smithfield, RI . Phone: 401-766-5393. Open: July through December, every day, 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Dame Farm and Orchards - Strawberries, Apples, pumpkin patch, corn maze, Weekend Walk-in Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides (Call for Times)
    94 Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919. Phone: 401-949-3657. Email: Darl.Dame@Verizon.net. Open: 9:30am to 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . All Fresh grown fruits and vegetables, they have a corn maze, pick-your-own apples, strawberries, etc. (UPDATED: September 16, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on September 16, 2010: "Very friendly, great selection, very fresh fruits and vegetables, family oriented"
  • Elwood Orchard - organic, Apples, nectarines, pears, peaches, pumpkins
    58 Snake Hill Road, N. Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: 401-949-0390. Email: info@elwoodorchard.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: weekends and holidays from 9 am to 5 pm, from the third weekend in August through October. Payment: Cash, Check. 1,000 fruit trees. Currently we grow nectarines, Asian pears, apples, gourmet garlic, pumpkins, winter squash, flowers for cutting and more. We also tend honey bees and offer our own honey. All our trees are dwarf or semi-dwarf trees and the perfect size for small children who can pick their own fruit. In 2008 we began the organic certification process for our back orchard including all our apples and garlic. In our back orchard 2007 is the last year we used any chemical pesticides or fertilizers. If all goes as planned we expect to be certified organic for the 2010 season. (UPDATED: September 27, 2010) (UPDATED: August 02, 2013)
  • Goodwin Brothers - strawberries and blueberries.
    Greenville Road & Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI. Phone: 401- 767-2261, 401-765-0368. Open: daily from 9 am to 6pm, June-Oct. Please call in advance.
  • Harmony Farms - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries (red), Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    359 Saw Mill Road, Harmony, RI 02857. Phone: 934-0741. Email: harmonyfarmsri@cox.net. Open: July to September - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and peaches, Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12 noon and 6pm to 8pm; Friday from 8am to 12 noon; and  Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 8am to 4pm; apples in September to October: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 9am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: route 44 west to Saw Mill Road, follow signs or take route 6 west to 116 north and left on Peeptoad road, then follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. September to October - hayrides. Payment: Cash, Check. homemade jam and Rhode Island maple syrup available at the farm stand. Blueberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries: July - September. Peaches: August. Apples: September - October. Hours to pick: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Peaches: Saturday & Sunday 8 AM-4 PM; Monday - Thursday 8 AM -12 Noon & 6 - 8 PM and Friday 8 AM -12 Noon. Apple picking hours are: Daily 9 AM-5 PM; CLOSED MONDAY. Although Harmony Farms is a Pick Your Own operation there is always fresh picked fruit available at the stand during operating hours. School and day care groups welcome by appointment only. (UPDATED: October 07, 2013, from their website)UPDATED: March 24, 2011)
  • Henry Steere Orchard - apples, peaches, pumpkins,
    150 Austin Avenue, Greenville, RI 02828. Phone: 401-949-1456. Directions: take exit 7b (Greenville Route 44) off of 295. Follow  Rt44 west through Greenville. Take a right on Austin Avenue (right after the Greenville Fire station) We are 1.5 miles up Austin Avenue. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: Every Day 9am to 5pm. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Apple Fest Is in Oct... Live Music.. Baked goods.. much more.  Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 09, 2011)
  • Hill Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples and peaches., hayrides
    86 Windsor Ave. Johnston, RI . Phone: 401-949-2940.  Open:  selected months (part year) so call first, In season, open every day, 10 am to 5 pm. Apples and peaches. Pick-your-own orchard opens on weekends in September and October.  We are open weekdays by appointment for school trips and other groups.  Contact us for available dates and times.  Click here for directions and a table of apple ripening times. We plan to open Labor Day weekend in 2013. Horse-drawn hayrides through the pick-your-own orchard are scheduled on selected weekends in September and October.  The ride passes through the orchard and by the pumpkin patch. Click here to see the Fall 2013 Hayride Schedule.  (UPDATED: October 07, 2013, from their website)
  • Jaswell Farm - Apples and berries.
    50 Swan Road, Smithfield, RI. Phone: 401-231-9043. Open: June to December every day, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Knight's Farm - Apples.
    1 Snake Hill Road, Glocester, RI . Phone: 401-949-7898. Open: only selected months (part year) so call first, In season, Open: every day, 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Old Stone Orchard - Apples, Pears
    33 Cold Brook Road, Little Compton, RI 02837. Phone: (401) 635-2663. Email: Oldstoneorchard@cox.net. Open: Saturday after Labor Day to November 1, on Thursday to Sunday. School groups/Farm tours. Directions: Take I-195 East from Providence for 17.6 miles into Mass. Take Exit 8A for Rt. 24 south for 1.7 miles Take Exit 1A for Rt. 81 south into Rhode Island Travel south on Rt. 81 for 8 miles Turn right onto Main St. for .1 mile Bear left onto Cold Brook Rd. for .3 miles Old Stone Orchard is on right. Our season begins September 1st and runs through December 1st. Our business hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday through Sunday. The farm supplies a wealth of educational opportunities and we offer school and group (Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts) tours by appointment (ADDED: July 10, 2009)
  • Phantom Farms - Apples.
    2920 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI . Phone: 401-333-2240. Open: all year, every day, 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Pippin Apple  Orchard - Apples and Peaches. 
    751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI.  Phone: 401-943-7096. Open: July to December, every day, 9 am to 5 pm.
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2011: "Every year my family and I have gone apple picking at Pippin Orchards. Over the last few years we've become a little wary about going there as the workers have been very strict about where you can pick and about using the poles for reaching the apples up high. This year was absolutely ridiculous. First we were told that the Cortland apples "weren't ready" this week, but that they would be ready next week. Another employee ended up confirming that some were ready on one end of the farm so we could pick there. Really? How can it be that those trees are ready and the others are not? We asked for the pole pickers so we could get apples of any kind of decent size and they told us they had none and gave us such a hard time about the getting any at all. Again, really? So no one's going to be able to get the apples from the tops of the trees this season? Finally, as we've just finished picking the apples, the pole pickers magically start appearing. We'd been completely lied to the whole time. If it wasn't for the kids getting into the picking, I'd have gotten a refund and gone somewhere else. Pippin Orchards is playing too many games. We'll be going to another orchard in future years for sure."
    Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2011: In response to the complaint about the minimum: "Staff cannot leave the shop to escort to trees, 5 pound minimum due to customers making alcoholic beverages and is more or less for experianced farmers. Shop employees do not make the pies themselves, so lack exact expertise in baking of the pies. "
    Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2010: "This farm is located in Providence County and I think their should be a disclaimer following there info about apple picking. They have the gawl to charge a 5 lb. minimum of apples per person (this includes babies!!) So 2 adults, a 3 year old and a 6 month old is told they have to pick a minimum of 20 lbs of apples!! There trees are also not labeled so you wander around trying to figure out what is what, and than trying to find someone who works there to help you is ridiculous! When asking about a particular type of apple we were told, "oh, those are waaaaay in the back, here and there" and didn't even offer to take us to them. Also when the "helper" was confronted about the amount of apples expected to be taken they went on to say they take 8 lbs of apples to make a pie and that 5lbs. per person really weren't alot of apples" What!!!??? I make a pie with 8 -10 apples MAX!! and there would've only been 2 adults eating them! There are plenty of other orchards in the nearby area and I think that people should be made aware of this monstrosity that Pippins is claiming!! This in by no way is good customer service it's a rip off.
  • Pippin Orchard Nurseries and Farm -
    1199 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI. Phone: 401-828-0358.  Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sun, 7am-Noon. Please call in advance.
  • Ramblin' Brook Blueberries - blueberries,
    6 Snagwood Road, Foster, RI 02825. Phone: 401-580-1265. Alternate Phone: 401-499-7208. Fax: 401-253-2131. Email: craymond65@cox.net. Open: CLOSED 2012 SEASON!. Directions: From Providence, take Route 6 West to Foster, Rhode Island. Take a right onto Snagwood Road, adjacent to Dannys Auction. 1/8 mile to bridge crossing, take a left, after the bridge, into the farms driveway. From Connecticut, take Route 6 East to Foster, Rhode Island. Take a left onto Snagwood Road, adjacent to Dannys Auction. 1/8 mile to bridge crossing, take a left, after the bridge, into the farms driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Closed for 2012 season; Due to personal time constraints, our farm will not be open for the 2012 season and we hope to reopen in the summer of 2013; We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this causes; As always, we appreciate your understanding and continued support of this wonderful farm; Have a happy and healthy year; Thanks, John and Celia Raymond. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 01, 2012) (ADDED: June 29, 2009)
  • Round Top Orchard - apples
    706 Round Top Road/Route 96, Harrisville, RI 02830. Phone: (401) 568-6157. Open: call for hours. Directions: From Rt. 102 in Burrillville, Rt. 102 to Rt. 107N in Burrillville Rt. 107 to Rt. 96N. Travel 1.5 miles north on Round Top Rd. Farm is on the right after historical cemetery. (ADDED: July 10, 2009)
  • Salisbury Farm - peas, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    Plainfield, Pike Route 14, Johnston, RI 02919. Phone: 401-942-9741. Email: info@salisburyfarm.com. Open: Weekdays: Adults (Ages 12 and up) $7;00, Children $5;50 Weekends: (Saturday, Sundays, and Holidays): Adults (Ages 12 and up) $9;00, Children $7;00 Moonlight Maze: Adults (Ages 12 and up) $10;00, Children $7;50. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze open September 1 to Halloween. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: October 07, 2012)
  • Snowhurst Farm - Peaches and apples
    462 Chopmist Hill Road, Chepachet, RI. Phone: 401-568-8900. Open: year round, every day from 8:30am to 6 pm.
  • Sunset Orchard - apples, peaches, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties,
    244 Gleaner Chapel Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: (401) 934-1900. Email: sunsetorchardsri@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Sunset Orchard has new owners! We offer Pick Your Own apples and peaches, tractor pulled wagon rides, pies and pastries, and fresh cider from our cider mill. Make it a day with family and friends!. (UPDATED: October 01, 2014) (UPDATED: July 29, 2014)
  • White Oak Farm - Apples.
    74 White Oak Lane, North Scituate, RI. Phone: 401-934-3018. Open: September through November, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. (UPDATED: August 22, 2010)

Washington County

  • Delvecchio's Farm - blueberries
    302 Potter Road, North Kingstown, RI. Phone: 401-884-9598, Open: daily from July-September, 8am- 6pm.  (UPDATED: June 15, 2009)
  • Earth Care Farm - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    89a Country Dr., Charlestown, RI 02813. Phone: 401-364-9930. Email: mike@earthcarefarm.com. Open: for PYO June 7, 2013 and for June on days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:38 am to noon.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Earth Care Farm is the oldest operating farm composter and a complete, diversified, family operated farm. (ADDED: December 10, 2010) (UPDATED: May 02, 2012)(UPDATED: June 03, 2013)
  • Manfredi Farms - beans, blueberries, flowers, herbs/spices, peas, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    77 Dunn's Corners Road, Westerly, RI 02891. Phone: 401-322-0027. Email: manfredifarms@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9:30am to 6:30pm; From June 6th to October 31st. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 01, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2009: "Manfredi Farms has wonderful strawberries (June and July) and blueberries. They are not organic, but they don't use pesticides. Watch out for the occasional poison ivy plant in the blueberries. We've not tried the PYO lettuce and flowers. The farmstand has delicious corn, also pesticide-free (ie, occasional cornworm). We've been going there for ten years. Our kids love the donkeys and goats."
  • Meadowbrook Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    93 Kingstown Road, Wyoming, RI 02898. Phone: 401-539-6140. Email: lratti@cox.net. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-your-own produce available starting mid-August 2009; 8 August update: tomatoes, basil, parsley available next week. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Meadowbrook Gardens has a pick-your-own chemical-free garden, where you can pick your own vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Our farm stand in front of our retail and gift shop sells produce from the garden as well. Please visit our website to learn more about the other products, services and businesses on-site. (ADDED: August 08, 2009)
  • Narrow Lane Farm - Apples, peaches
    213 Narrow Lane, North Kingstown, RI . Phone: 401-294-3584. Open: August to October, every day, 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Pinecrest Farm - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), U-pick and already picked
    1 Pinecrest Rd, Richmond, RI 02812. Phone: 401-364-3793. Email: pinecrestfarms@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 10, 2011)
  • Schartner Farms - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, corn maze and hay ride at Halloween and in the Fall
    Route 2, Exeter, RI. Phone: 401-885-5510. Open: Daily, 8am to dusk, year round. Also, prepicked sweet corn, nursery stock, mixed fruits & vegetable plants, herbs, trees, shrubs. Payment: Cash, credit cards.
    Comments from a visitor on June 16, 2009: "
    I just visited Schartner's Farm yesterday.  The strawberries were ok....a little undersized and tart but otherwise good.  "
    Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2008:
    "Gorgeous strawberries. This year (2008) they cost $2.20/lb. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 4, 2008: "Schartner's has a huge field of bushes and they are all in prime shape right now."
  • Smith's Berry Farm - blueberries
    320 Shermantown Road, North Kingstown, RI. Phone: 401-295-7669. Open: Monday to Friday 8am-1pm and weekends from 8am-5pm.

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Newport County

  • Mello's Farm and Flower Center LLC - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs, restrooms
    444 Boys's Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Phone: 401-683-6262. Open: Fall hours ~ 9 am to 6 pm everyday. Directions: We are right off of Route 24. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Low prices, happy employees help and advise. Visit and you will not be disapponted!  (ADDED: October 10, 2011)
  • Young Family Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    260 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837. Phone: 401 635-0110. Open: Thursday thru Monday 9am - 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apple Fest October 12 with Rain Date October 13 Thursday, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 09, 2013)

Providence County

  • Primrose Valley Gardens - Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, pumpkins, gift shop
    1184 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI 02896. Phone: 401-597-5797. Email: nicole@grapevinelandscape.com. Open: Monday - Saturday: 10 am to 5 Sunday: 10 am to 3. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Farmer's Day - October 20, 2012 pm to a cross between a harvest festival and a farmer's market! Join us for a family-friendly day of live music, free food, a petting zoo, and much more!!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: October 09, 2012)
  • Sunset Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, pears, peaches, plums, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties,
    244 Gleaner Chapel Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: (401) 934-1900. Email: sunsetorchardsri@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Sunset Orchard has new owners! We offer Pick Your Own apples and peaches, tractor pulled wagon rides, pies and pastries, and fresh cider from our cider mill. Make it a day with family and friends!. (UPDATED: July 29, 2014)

Washington County

  • Beaver Brook Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    648 Main Street, Hope Valley, RI 02817. Phone: 401-450-2463. Email: boggs@beaverbrookonline.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Opening October 1st, 2009. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: September 28, 2009)
  • Clark Farms-Matunuck - Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2984 Commodore Perry Highway (us Rte 1), Wakefield, RI 02879. Phone: 401-783-1331. Email: sales@clarkfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5pm; "Flash - Light Nights" in the maze Fridays and Saturdays From September 17th through Halloween. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. RI's largest greenhouse with a huge selection of our own home grown annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. (ADDED: September 12, 2010)
  • Gardner Farm - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    15 Wolf Rock Rd, Exeter, RI 02822. Email: mgardner18@cox.net. Open: late spring through the fall, self serve all the time!. Directions: Payment: Cash, only. We also have a community share agriculture program. (ADDED: September 03, 2014)
  • Highland Farm - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, birthday parties
    4235 Tower Hill Road / Us Route 1, Wakefield, RI 02879. Phone: (401) 792-8188. Open: April through December, 8am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Delamorte’s Haunted Hayride and The Forest Of Fear; Each attraction is changed for the new season for a whole new experience. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Large selection of plants, mulch, and gardening supplies. (ADDED: September 13, 2010)
  • Manfredi Farms - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, peas, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    77 Dunn's Corners Road, Westerly, RI 02891. Phone: 401-322-0027. Email: manfredifarms@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9:30am to 6:30pm; From June 6th to October 31st. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 01, 2009)
  • Meadowbrook Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    93 Kingstown Road, Wyoming, RI 02898. Phone: 401-539-6140. Email: lratti@cox.net. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-your-own produce available starting mid-August 2009; 8 August update: tomatoes, basil, parsley available next week. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Meadowbrook Gardens has a pick-your-own chemical-free garden, where you can pick your own vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Our farm stand in front of our retail and gift shop sells produce from the garden as well. Please visit our website to learn more about the other products, services and businesses on-site. Other produce we offer:  Cantaloupe, Watermelons Arugula, Beets, Bok choi, Carrots, Chard, Cucumbers, Edible flowers, Gourds, Lettuce, Okra, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkins, Salad greens, String beans, Summer squash, Tat soi, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Tomatoes (cherry), Winter squash, Zucchini Basil, Cilantro, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme Cut Flowers, Sunflowers Coffee Candles, Crafts, Dried Flowers, Lotion Catnip Chickens (laying). (ADDED: August 08, 2009)

Local Honey Sources:

Providence County

  • Primrose Valley Gardens - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, gift shop
    1184 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI 02896. Phone: 401-597-5797. Email: nicole@grapevinelandscape.com. Open: Monday - Saturday: 10 am to 5 Sunday: 10 am to 3. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Farmer's Day - October 20, 2012 pm to a cross between a harvest festival and a farmer's market! Join us for a family-friendly day of live music, free food, a petting zoo, and much more!!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: October 09, 2012)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

  • Spring Hill Sugar House - Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm animals
    522 Gardner Road, Richmond, RI 02892. Phone: 401-788-7431. Open: Weekends in March for Maple Syrup Demonstrations 11 am -4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. In the Fall we have Apple Cider, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Apples, Gourds and Much more; Open  Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 27, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Newport County

  • Mello's Farm and Flower Center LLC - Milk, Eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, restrooms
    444 Boys's Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Phone: 401-683-6262. Open: Fall hours ~ 9 am to 6 pm everyday. Directions: We are right off of Route 24. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  Low prices, happy employees help and advise. Visit and you will not be disapponted!   Family-owned land for 2 generations, currently expanding sales to include items from several local growers and businesses. We love what we do!. (ADDED: October 10, 2011)

Providence County

  • Hyde's Christmas Tree Farm - Uses natural growing practices, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, Fresh eggs, gift shop
    215 Mann School Road, Smithfield, RI 02917. Phone: 401-349-2009. Alternate Phone: 401-573-1627. Email: pinkymom7@msn.com. Open: by appointment Monday through Saturday 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: Three miles north of Greenville. Route 44 to Route 5; two miles. Left on Swan Road, left on Mann School Road. On right just before Burlingame Road. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve; Eggs available year round;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Pastured, free-range eggs available year round. All pets must be on a leash at all times. (ADDED: December 01, 2013)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Kent County

  • Alpacas of Harkney Hill - No pesticides are used, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, llamas/alpacas, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, Copy Machine, Fax, Internet (Wireless), Phone available, TV available, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No smoking allowed, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1394 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry, RI 02816. Phone: 401-397-4761. Fax: 401-397-4761. Email: alpacasofharkneyhill@cox.net. Open: By appointment; Please call or email. Directions: From I-95 take exit 6. Bear North on Route 3 towards Coventry. At the first traffic light, turn Left on Route 118 which is Harkney Hill Road. We're 2.7 miles. You'll pass a golf course on the left, we're on the top of the following hill. You'll pass a fence section on the Right that says'Bedard'. We're the next driveway with curving stone walls. Go all the way to the end. Click here for a map and directions. Alpaca tour - informational lecture geared toward the age group - Tuesday through Friday 1:30 and 4:00 pm or By Appointment. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We have native Low Bush Blueberries that are the understory of our forested area. Please wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops) and bring your own containers. $10 per person. Children under 8 are free. Pick as much as you like. Stay as long as you like. Some trails. We also have alpacas for the little ones to meet. (UPDATED: July 16, 2011)

Washington County

  • Clark Farms-Matunuck - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, fitness/health club nearby, CD Player, Computer, Copy Machine, Fax, Internet (Ethernet), Internet (Wireless), Phone available, DVD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2984 Commodore Perry Highway (us Rte 1), Wakefield, RI 02879. Phone: 401-783-1331. Email: sales@clarkfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5pm; "Flash - Light Nights" in the maze Fridays and Saturdays From September 17th through Halloween. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 12, 2010)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Washington County

  • Spring Hill Sugar House - Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm animals
    522 Gardner Road, Richmond, RI 02892. Phone: 401-788-7431. Open: call for hours and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. September 18 to October 31st 7 days 10 am -5 Pm for Apple Cider, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Apples, Gourds and Much more; Open Weekends in March for Maple Syrup Demonstrations 11 am -4 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 08, 2014) (UPDATED: September 27, 2012) (UPDATED: August 22, 2010)  (ADDED: September 03, 2009)

Wholesale Foods

Providence County

  • Sunset Orchard - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, pears, peaches, plums, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, inflatables/bounce house, school tours
    244 Gleaner Chapel Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: (401) 934-1900. Email: sunsetorchardsri@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Sunset Orchard has new owners! We offer Pick Your Own apples and peaches, tractor pulled wagon rides, pies and pastries, and fresh cider from our cider mill. Make it a day with family and friends!. (UPDATED: July 29, 2014)

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