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Historic New England raises fund to support its Rhode Island farms

Feast table

Historic New England’s Feast for the Farms on July 29, 2016, raised funds to benefit the preservation and care of Casey Farm and Watson Farm.

Nearly one hundred guests gathered at Casey Farm to celebrate summer with festive cocktails in the garden and local oysters courtesy of Ocean State Oyster Festival, followed by a dinner featuring a menu of locally sourced farm-fresh food from Russell Morin Catering and Events. This 300-year-old working farm overlooking Narragansett Bay was a magical setting for a summer evening of Rhode Island food, friends, and fun. 

Funds raised at Feast for the Farms support preservation projects and public programs at Historic New England’s Rhode Island farms, as well as our mission to ensure that the region’s historic sites and collections are enjoyed by the public for generations to come.

Event Committee members are Jon-Paul Couture, Oliver and Martha Bennett, Tripp Evans and Ed Cabral, Tina and Bill Harsch, Cathy Lund and Peter Karczmar, Chris Marsella, Sandra Ourusoff Massey, Heather and Don Minto, Lindsay and Leeds Mitchell IV, Jean and Paul Moran, Frank Mullin, John Peixinho, Courtney Taylor, and  Debbie Wilson.

Event Sponsors are Oliver and Martha Bennett, Maureen and Edward Bousa, Richard and Fanchon Burnham, Tina and Bill Harsch, Karen and Warren McFarlan, Jean and Paul Moran, Vicky L. Kruckeberg and Carl R. Nold, John Peixinho, and Nancy Taylor and Courtney Taylor.

About Historic New England, Casey Farm, and Watson Farm
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. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, public programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than four hundred years of life in New England. Visit

Historic New England raises fund to support its Rhode Island farms