RIFI/ Shewatuck Farm RIFI/ Shewatuck FarmRIFI/ Shewatuck Farm

RIFI/ Shewatuck Farm in Exteter, RI chemical-free / GAP certified


RIFI/ Shewatuck Farm is run by christian borage.
140 Exeter Road
Exteter, RI

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0 miles from Exeter, RI 02822
(401) 932-8697 preferred


 

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A little about RIFI/ Shewatuck Farm
The Rhode Island Farm Incubator is a farmer education facility/program with an organic
vegetable, herb, and flower farm - located on 91 acres of prime agricultural soil (Shewatuck
Farm) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The Incubator will enable apprentices to have a
diverse, extensive organic farm learning experience, provide healthy vegetables and flowers,
demonstrate dramatic farm productivity improvements, and utilize part of the land for
continued organic farming research and development.  Our farming methods and programs are
agro-ecologically specific and follow organic practices (the land is currently pending full USDA
organic certification). RIFI has designed and built a packinghouse, refrigerated storage, and
other facilities that are GAP (Good Agricultural Practice), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization
Act), and NOP (National Organic Program) compliant. The Incubator has begun to serve as a
educational opportunity for new, family, and mid-career farmers wishing to expand into organic
specialty crops and value-added food enterprises-- providing applied experience and
emphasizing the practical aspects of specialty farming in an environment that concentrates on
the agro-ecological needs of organic farms. Our program's focus on financial management,
transition economics, mentorship, and land access will position new and transitioning
farmers for success--while both providing delicious, nutritious produce as well as rural
economic development opportunities to local communities.

Fruit

Vegetables

Herbs

BasilCilantroMintOreganoRosemarySageSavorySorrelThyme

Nursery + Flowers

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Farm Profile: RIFI/ Shewatuck Farm by Christian Roberage
Published: August 07, 2019

Exteter, RI - "The Rhode Island Farm Incubator is a farmer education facility/program with an organic vegetable, herb, and flower farm - located on 91 acres of prime agricultural soil (Shewatuck Farm) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The Incubator will enable apprentices to have a diverse, extensive organic farm learning experience, provide healthy vegetables and flowers, demonstrate dramatic farm productivity improvements, and utilize part of the land for continued organic farming research and development. Our farming methods and programs are agro-ecologically specific and follow organic practices (the land is currently pending full USDA organic certification). RIFI has designed and built a packinghouse, refrigerated storage, and other facilities that are GAP (Good Agricultural Practice), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), and NOP (National Organic Program) compliant. The Incubator has begun to serve as a much-needed educational opportunity for family farmers and mid-career farmers wishing to expand into organic specialty crops and value-added food enterprises-- providing applied experience and emphasizing the practical aspects of specialty farming in an environment that concentrates on the agro-ecological needs of organic farms. Our program's focus on financial management, transition economics, mentorship, and land access will position transitioning farmers for success--while also providing delicious, nutritious produce to local communities."