There’s Something Special About These 11 Rhode Island Farms From The Past

Farming has a deep history in Rhode Island. To this day, agriculture is one of Rhode Island’s top industries, with farmland covering around 10% percent of our little state’s 69,000 acres, producing nursery and greenhouse products, sweet corn, apples, and potatoes. Rhode Island’s history of farming goes all the way back to 1636 when Native Americans taught Roger Williams their agriculture techniques and he established the first farm on Prudence Island. Our state is steeped in farming history, and we found some beautiful pictures of historic Rhode Island farms to celebrate our state’s farming past.

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