Historic New England hosts benefit to raise funds to support its Rhode Island farms
Saunderstown, Rhode Island – June 2016 – Historic New England hosts Feast for the Farms on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Casey Farm.
Join Historic New England for a special evening under the stars to benefit Casey Farm (c. 1750) and Watson Farm (1796) in Jamestown, two of the oldest working farms in New England. At these farms, Historic New England preserves more than 550 acres of open space and provides hands-on education programs on organic farming, animal life cycles, and local history to more than 18,000 Rhode Island students.
Celebrate summer with festive cocktails in the garden and local oysters courtesy of Ocean State Oyster Festival, followed by a dinner of locally sourced farm-fresh food catered by Russell Morin Catering and Events. Overlooking Narragansett Bay, Casey Farm is the perfect setting for a magical summer evening of food, friends, and fun.
The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit preservation projects and public programs at Casey Farm and Watson Farm. Individual tickets are $175 - $500. Please visit HistoricNewEngland.org/Feast today for more information or to purchase your tickets.
About Casey Farm, Watson Farm, and Historic New England
Casey Farm and Watson Farm are two of Historic New England’s thirty-six historic properties. Casey Farm has produced fresh fruits and vegetable for generations and hosts the popular Community Supported Agriculture program and a seasonal farmers’ market for locally produced goods. Watson Farm is managed as a working family farm using sustainable practices and grazing Heritage Red Devon cattle and sheep in scenic seaside pastures.
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