LITTLE COMPTON – The Little Compton Historical Society invites members of the public to take a free self-guided tour of Little Compton’s farms and farming businesses on Saturday, October 2.
The farms will offer a behind-the-scenes look at their work and a variety of activities, including hay walks and the chance to meet farm animals. Others will offer door prizes and their agricultural products for sale. Some farms are generally not open to the public, such as Franlart Farm and Treaty Rock Farm.
“This event adds to the community’s appreciation for its farmers and connects the history of the exhibit to our neighbors today,” said Museum educator Jenna Magnuski. “The variety of participating farms reflects the diversity of agricultural products created here. “
The 14 participating farms are: Adamsville Stables, Coastal Greens, Franlart Nurseries, Greenwood Pastures, Hope Alpaca Farm, Old Stone Orchards, Otter Brook Farms, Peckham’s Greenhouse, Sakonnet Vineyards, Small World Farm, Treaty Rock Farm, White Rock Farm, Wishing Stone Farm, and Young Family Farm. To learn more about each farm’s offerings and visiting hours, visit littlecompton.org or visit the Historical Society’s Facebook and Instagram pages. A leaflet will be available at Wilbor House on October 2, with a limited number of copies also available at participating farms.
The Historical Society will also be open on October 2, offering self-guided tours of the Everybody Were a Farmer and Little Compton Women’s History Project exhibits. Handicrafts for children will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. They include dipping candles, building and decorating a rubber-propelled sailboat, and making their own leather or aluminum bracelet or ring. Shortened Wilbor House tours will be offered at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.