Community Farms

Fresh Produce Keeps Us Healthy

Community Farm McCoy Farm 2Last year, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributed more than 2.2 million pounds of fresh produce to people in need of food assistance in Rhode Island. Local farm businesses and our network of community farms produced 278,000 pounds of that total.

Our network of five community farms grow fresh produce for hungry Rhode Islanders while preserving valuable land. Each farm is managed by a volunteer coordinator who works with the Food Bank. In total, these farms produce more than 65,000 of fresh fruits and vegetables that are distributed through our network of member agencies.

To get a sense of how community farms contribute to the Food Bank:

Volunteer at a Farm

Each spring, our community farms begin accepting volunteers to help prepare the land, plant and harvest. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. It’s a great activity for families, schools, businesses and civic groups!

To volunteer at any of our community farms, contact the coordinators listed below:

Charlestown Community Garden
100 Park Lane, Ninigret Park Charlestown, RI 02813
Coordinators: Susie Fehrmann and Steve Symonds (845) 559-4561 or (401) 742-7625
Email Susie

Franklin Farm
142 Abbot Run Valley Road, Cumberland
Coordinator: Denise Mudge (401) 334-0133
Email Denise
Visit the Franklin Farm Website

God’s Little Acre
622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield
Coordinator: Paul Santucci (401) 286-5854
Email Paul

Magaziner Farm
192 Poppasquash Road, Bristol
Coordinator: Amanda Rubio (401) 440-0287
Email Amanda

McCoy Community Farm
106 Birch Swamp Road (Farm at end of Robbins Lane), Warren
Coordinator: Diane Stacy
(401) 949-2917
Email Diane