Phantom Farms in Cumberland, RI GAP certified
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A small farm and apple orchard located in Cumberland, RI. We pride ourselves on being ecologically conscious farmers - where the preservation of our land and resources are not jeopardized while we continue our farming tradition.
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Cumberland, RI - Phantom Farm in Cumberland, Rhode Island is not just an apple farm. In the last 60 years, it has blossomed into so much more. The original farmstand first expanded to produce other fruits, vegetables and even Christmas trees. With the continuation of this growth, a bakery and country store were then added. However, Phantom Farm, built around 1930, didn’t begin as a farm, or even as a bakery. Phantom “Farm” hid secret meetings during prohibition, giving it its mysterious name.
Kerri Stenovitch, the owner, has built Phantom Farm into a successful place where families enjoy hayrides in October and the sweet, juicy strawberries in June. Her career began in business, which she expected to pursue, but she was introduced to farming through a part-time job at Phantom Farm. She then discovered that she was extremely passionate about farming and followed it her passion, purchasing Phantom Farm in 2012. She faces the endless challenges of farming with optimism. After nurturing entire fields of plants, her sense of pride grows with every successful harvest. The joy she takes in her work is seen when visiting the farm—it’s extremely comforting and welcoming. As their motto, “our family is you,” says, Kerri tries to make the farm as friendly as possible. Her work has paid off, for when you visit, it feels like stress is steams away. Phantom Farm truly has something for everyone.
Open year round, the farm offers something delicious and fun for every season. During the summer, the farmstand is stocked with strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and squash. And each September and October, visitors can take wagon rides and say hello to the chickens and goats. Phantom Farm grows over 15 varieties of apples, including two varieties highly sought after in farmer’s markets—Macoun and Honeycrisp.
After apple picking, visit the lovely café, bakery, and country store, which radiates cozy and delicious. The smells of freshly brewed coffee, sizzling butter, and steamy caramelized apples greet the visitors. The bakery has made quite a name for itself; its pumpkin mousse roll was featured on Food Network, and its apple, blueberry, and French meat pies are well-known favorites with the locals. Sit down in the cozy dining area, maybe even sip a coffee and chat, and you’ll feel like you’re one of the locals.
Phantom Farm makes a perfect quintessential weekend destination and now, Kerri is cooking up even more surprises to entice visitors. In the future, she plans on going back to Phantom’s roots and making hard cider.