Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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.
Please visit nearby Watson Farm.
Visit Casey Farm
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 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Open July 4, 2015
Free for Historic New England members and Saunderstown residents. Become a member.
Location and directions
2325 Boston Neck Road
Saunderstown, R.I. 02874
Directions detail: Take I-95 to Route 4 south to Route 138 east (Newport/Jamestown exit). Turn right onto Route 1A before the Jamestown Bridge. The farm is one mile on the right. From Newport, take Route 138 west to the Narragansett exit. Turn right onto Route 1A. The farm is one mile on the right.
Contact Casey Farm
Contact Casey Farm by e-mail.