Funds raised to support our Rhode Island farms

Aug 8, 2018

Historic New England’s Feast for the Farms raised nearly $50,000 to benefit preservation projects and youth education programs at Casey Farm and Watson Farm, two of the oldest working farms in Rhode Island.

More than one hundred guests gathered at Casey Farm for a festive evening of farm-to-table dining, live music, and dancing. A cocktail reception in the garden was followed by a dinner featuring a menu of delectable dishes from Russell Morin Catering & Events that included produce grown at Casey Farm. This 300-year-old working farm overlooking Narragansett Bay was a charming setting for a summer evening of Rhode Island food, friends, music, and a wonderful full moon.

Our thanks for all the support

Historic New England trustee Jon-Paul Couture chaired the event committee. Other members of the committee are Ian Barnacle, Arria and Harry Bilodeau, John and Jayma Coghlin, Jerry and Amy de Rham, Dave Hackett, Tina and Bill Harsch, Peter Karczmar and Cathy Lund, Gregory D. Lombardi, Bernie and Traci Maceroni, Sandra Ourusoff Massey, Liz Rollins Mauran, Jean and Paul Moran, Frank Mullin, and Courtney Taylor.

Couture Design Associates, Inc., Gregory Lombardi Design, and Teresa and David Martland were lead sponsors. There was also generous support from Jerry and Amy de Rham, Karen and Warren McFarlan, and Jean and Paul Moran. Other sponsors included Jeffrey P. Beale, Arria and Harry Bilodeau, Bradfield Interior Design, Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Burnham, George Fiske, David Hackett at Lila Delman, Tina and Bill Harsch, Sandra and Holt Massey in honor of JP Couture, Frank and Liz Mauran, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Milot, Carl R. Nold and Vicky L. Kruckeberg, Julie A. Porter, and Nancy and Michael Tooke.

There were also in-kind donations from McLaughlin and Moran, Inc., Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., Ocean State Oyster Festival, Chessawanock Island Oyster, and The Savory Grape Wine, Beer, & Spirits.

More about Casey Farm and Watson Farm

Casey Farm has produced fresh fruits and vegetable for generations. It hosts a popular Community Supported Agriculture program and a seasonal farmers’ market for locally produced goods. Watson Farm is a working family farm using sustainable practices and grazing Heritage Red Devon cattle and sheep in scenic seaside pastures.