This mid-eighteenth-century homestead overlooking Narragansett Bay was the center of a plantation that produced food for local and foreign markets. Located near Newport, Casey Farm had access to material goods imported from England, enabling its early owners to live in a fashionable manner. Prosperity ended with the burning of Newport during the Revolution, and the farm settled into a pattern of absentee ownership.
Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, the Casey family began to improve the farm. They leased the property to tenant farmers but retained two rooms in the house for their own occasional summer use, as they had come to regard the farm as their ancestral home.
Today, farm managers raise organically grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers for subscribing households in a Community Supported Agriculture program. A weekly farmers' market from May to October offers products from other local farms, including meat, seafood, fruit, flowers, and artisan products. A guided tour includes the farmyard and cemetery, where six generations of Caseys are buried.
June 1 - October 15
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Coastal Growers' Market until noon)
The Casey Farm is a Historic New England property.
Top photo:Casey Farm - At Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, more than three hundred acres stretching from the Narragansett Bay to the Pettaquamscutt River were owned by the Casey family from 1702 to 1955.
Bottom photo: Organic produce - Casey Farm is a working organic farm that produces vegetables and fruit for our Community Supported Agriculture program and local farmers' markets. Staff and volunteers harvest the produce. About 150 CSA members are provided with twenty-one weeks of organic fruits and vegetables during the growing season.