Monday, June 6, 2011

WHERE TO BUY LOCALLY-RAISED MEAT IN RHODE ISLAND

If you have read any of my recent blogs, you will notice that my focus lately has been on local sources of meat/dairy and produce.  A few weeks ago I blogged about the RI Farmers Market Schedule, listing the day of the week that various farmers markets were open and their hours.

This posting is to help those of your in Rhode Island who would like to buy local meat products from local farmers but do not know where to begin.  The following list is from the Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association. 

Additionally I have found the following list from Farm Fresh RI helpful in sourcing fresh local meats.

Sourcing and buying local fresh Rhode Island farm raised meats is simple and well worth the trip to your local farmer. If you are not from the RI area, the internet is a very powerful tool, start with a Google or two.

What are the some advantages of eating farm raised meat?

Eco-friendly, health-concerned consumers can enjoy numerous benefits from eating certified organic meat such as:  (click the link to read the entire article from Food World Guide)
WHERE TO BUY LOCALLY-RAISED MEAT
  1. Eco friendly – Organic foods produced by traditional farmers have less impact on the environment than the footprint conventional meat producers leave behind. In fact, farms specializing in natural products and organic meat will put more effort in conserving the soil and water. They will preserve natural resources.
2. Chemical free – Farmers providing a natural lifestyle for their animals will not use antibiotics, growth hormones and other toxins. The animals will be raised on wholesome feed, which is also grown without the use of harmful chemicals
3. Better health – The risk for dangerous diseases is far less when consuming organic meat. Living in cleaner environments, the animals producing natural meat will attract fewer parasites, viruses and disease-causing bacteria. By eating organic meat, you too can avoid some of those dangerous microorganisms we often hear about on the news.

The following is from the Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association and may be helpful to those of you seeking where to buy locally raised meats.
 
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Northern Rhode Island

Hill Farm (Pasture-raised pork)
Louie Vinagro III
203 Hartford Pike
Foster, RI 02825
401-300-1051
jitsyv@aol.com

Blackbird Farm LLC (Beef, turkey, eggs)
Kevin & Ann Marie Bouthillette
122 Limerock Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
401-742-6990
kevin@intercitycontracting.com

Baffoni Poultry Farm (Chicken, turkey, eggs)
Donald Baffoni
324 Greenville Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
401-231-6315
Dbaffoni526@cox.net

Pezza Farm (Beef)
Michael & Doreen Pezza
2279 Plainfield Pike
Johnston, RI 02919
401-943-2707
Mpezza2@cox.net
www.pezzafarm.com

Pine View Farm Stand (Beef, Pork)
Frank Martinelli
56 Peeptoad Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
401-764-0218/401-527-4636
Lancemart1@aol.com

Cucumber Hill Farm (Beef)
Marc Paulhus
39 Cucumber Hill Road
Foster, RI 02825
401-397-7500/401-255-5588
info@cucumberhillfarm.com

Vinagro Farm (Pork)
Beverly Vinagro
23 Green Hill Road
Johnston, RI 02919
401-464-5969/401-300-1051
fcrecycling@aol.com

Holdsworth Farm (Grass-fed Lamb)
Jane Christopher & Chris Ulrich
18 Ponaganset Road
Foster, RI 02825
401-647-3292/401-447-9320
vgeese@verizon.net
cudraw@aol.com

Alota-Mouth Cattle Co. (Beef)
Ron & Helena McCullough
120 South Killingly Road
Foster, RI 02825
401-392-0208/401-473-4398
Alota_mouth@verizon.net

Hopkins Southdown (Lamb)
Don & Deb Hopkins
1125 Danielson Turnpike
North Scituate, RI 02857
401-647-7281/401-230-6795
cdcdorset@aol.com

Bally Duff Farm (Wool products)
Robin Meek
96 Farnum Road
Harmony, RI 02829
401-949-2167/401-477-0284
ballydufffarm@yahoo.com

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South Eastern Rhode Island

Watson Farm (Grass-fed beef, lamb)
Heather & Don Minto
455 North Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
401-423-0005
watsonfarm1796@yahoo.com

Pat’s Pastured (Pasture-raised beef, hogs, chickens, turkeys)
Patrick McNiff
Saunderstown, RI
401-413-9770
patrick_mcniff@hotmail.com

Windmist Farm (Beef, veal)
George & Martha Neale
17 Marine Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
401-423-1809
401-529-9935 (c)
mneale13@hotmail.com

Rossi Farm (Beef, pork, goat)
Pat Rossi
896 Neck Farm Road
Prudence Island, RI 02872
401-683-4690/401-474-5948
Rossifarm.pi@gmail.com

Aquidneck Farms (Grass-fed beef)
Jim Booth/Mike Victor
333 Wapping Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
401-849-0337
michael@farmscapesllc.com
www.aquidneckfarms.con

Rodfame Farm (Black Angus Beef)
David Rodrigues
1428 Green End Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
401-619-2132/401-846-8431

SVF Foundation (Beef, lamb, goat)
Sarah Bowley
152 Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-848-7229/401-639-5175
sarah@svffoundation.org
www.svffoundation.org

Sunset Farm (Beef, hog)
Jeffrey Farrell
505 Pt. Judith Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-789-4070/401-742-1191
No email

Browning Homestead (Beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, squab)
Bill Browning
161 Matunuck School House Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
401-783-9239/401-714-964
browninghomestead@yahoo.com

Whaley Farm (Beef, turkey, duck)
Karen Whaley
2 Jerry Brown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
401-783-3095

The Mission Farm (Lamb)
Peter Whitman
700 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
401-783-0149
Pwhitman62@msn.com

Cherry Hill Farm (Pork, goat)
Frances Alexakos
249 Woodruff Avenue
Wakefield, RI 02879
401-782-4484/404-474-6560
falexakos@verizon.net

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South Eastern Rhode Island

Flagg Lane Farm (Pork, eggs)
Ames Kaiser
37 Flagg Lane
N. Kingstown, RI 02852
401-640-0216
ameskaiser@hotmail.com

Stoney Hill Cattle Co. LLC (Beef, pork, chicken, eggs)
Kim Coulter
P.O. Box 147
Wood River Junction, RI 02894
401-364-5063
olvr1855dsl@aol.com

Treaty Rock Farm (Grass-fed beef)
Patrick Beck/Anne Torres
60 Treaty Rock Rd.
Little Compton, RI 02837
401-230-4027/401-635-0272
treatyrockbeef@gmail.com

Duggan Farm (Beef, pork)
John Duggan
223B John Dyer Road
Little Compton, RI 02837
401-641-9868
Duggan72@yahoo.com
www.dugganfarm.com

Carpenter Farm (Beef)
David Carpenter
520 Matunuck Beach Rd.
South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-783-8958/401-741-1524
Dcarpenter20@cox.net
www.CarpentersFarm.org

Three Moon Farms (Pork, Poultry)
Garrett Vukic/Allen Major
49 Liisa Drive
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-8707/401-213-6077
threemonfarms@gmail.com

Manna Farm (Worms)
Lois Fulton
39 Safford Drive
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-9673
mannafarm@cox.net
www.mannafarmri.com

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South Western Rhode Island

Hidden Meadows Farm (Beef, pork, goat’s milk products)
Will & Heidi Wright
120C Breakheart Hill Road
W. Greenwich, RI 02817
401-392-3469
401-641-5472 (c)
hiddenmeadowsfarm@gmail.com
www.discoverhiddenmeadows.com

Breene Acres Family Farm (Pork, chicken, turkey, eggs)
Greg Breene
21E Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI 02817
401-413-0819
breene@cox.net

Great Hopes Farm (Beef, pork, eggs)
Keith Carter
189 Kenney Hill Road
Rockville, RI 02873
401-539-7986/404-357-0722
Keith.carter1@us.army.mil

Hannah’s Farm (Apparel)
Jay Hannah
226 Woodville Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
401-377-8771/401-595-7164
hannahsfarmalpacas@hotmail.com
www.hannahsfarmalpacas.com

Linden Tree Farm
(Beef)
Fred & Carolyn Kenyon
810 Usquepaugh Road
West Kingston, RI 02892
401-783-2813
No email

Ever-Breeze Farm (Beef, rabbit)
Charles Panciera, Jr.
54 Dunn’s Corner Road
Westerly, RI 02891
401-322-1188
No email

Magnolia-Ridge Farm (Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, goat)
Jennifer York/James Rockwell
312 Tomaquag Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
401-315-5735
Jlyork13@cox.net
www.magnoliaridge.net

River’s Edge Farm (Eggs, Fleece)
Nicole Richards
6555 Cahoone Road
Greene, RI 02827
401-392-1979/401-226-3069
Nrichards479@verizon.net

Stonyledge Farm (Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs)
Ed & Belinda Learned
107 Kuehn Road
Hopkinton, RI 02804
401-377-4515
860-287-1140 (c)
stonyledgefarm@riconnect.com

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