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Hope’s Harvest makes it easy for farmers to do good! The farmers we work with make it possible for us to nourish our communities with fresh, healthy, locally grown food. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and support!

Partner with Us

Want to donate or sell surplus farm produce to feed your neighbors in need? Volunteers — fully insured and supervised by experienced staff — come to your farm and harvest crops that would otherwise go to waste. Gleaners work on the farmer's schedule and donations are tax deductible. We also contract with growers and pay for surplus product year-round. To donate or inquire about selling produce to Hope's Harvest, email us at [email protected] or call/text 401-680-0281.

Meet Our Farmer Partners

Appleland Orchard
Partner Since 2019

Appleland Orchard is a small but busy place. Named “Best Apple Cider in New England” by Yankee Magazine, Appleland Orchards is both a local favorite and the winner of many regional taste tests. The small family farm, run by Joseph and Mary Lou D’Andrea, sells fresh-picked apples, pears, and peaches and homemade specialties.

Arcadian Fields Organic Farm
Partner Since 2019

Arcadian Fields Organic Farm is a certified organic farm that began production in 1998. The farm is run by Diana Kushner and her husband Stephen. They pride themselves on developing simple systems of agriculture that make things easy for pickers and farmers while also being minimally degrading to their environment.

Barden Family Orchard
Partner Since 2019

Barden Family Orchard is a family-owned orchard established in 1931 by John and Hazel Barden. The farm is now run by their son Gill Barden and his wife Sandie Barden. Since its founding, Gill and Sandie have expanded the 25 acre farm by 16 acres and grow an array of produce from peaches to berries to apples. Their beautiful orchard is a true testament to their hard work, ingenuity, and attention to detail.

Big Train Farm
Partner Since 2018

Big Train Farm was started in 2008 by Mis Zill and taken over by John Kenny in 2009. Since then, the farm has moved from a small section at Urban Edge Farm to 11 acres in Glocester and is now a certified organic farm.

Brandon Family Farm
Partner Since 2019

Brandon Family Farm was founded by Albert Brandon in 2015 and is partly managed by Lisa Brandon, his mother, and Alby’s father, who does part-time bookkeeping. The farm is also staffed by 5 part-time employees who help grow 35 different types of certified organic produce year round.

Casey Farm
Partner Since 2018

Casey Farm is one of the oldest farms in the country, with history dating back as far as 1702. The 300-acre farm now supports a 150-member CSA program focused on growing certified organic produce. The historic site also hosts education programs and tours.

Confreda Farms
Partner Since 2018

The Confreda family began farming in 1922 on 400 acres of land in Cranston and Warwick. In the 1970s, Vinny Confreda Jr. started the bedding and planting division and now grows over 160 varieties of annuals, 90 varieties of vegetables, and 75 varieties of hanging plants.

Cook's Valley Farm
Partner Since 2018

Cook's Valley Farm opened in 1705 and continues to be run by the Cook family. It is now owned and operated by Warren Cook, his wife Marilyn, and their son Nate. The farm first began as an apple orchard, and grows about 5 acres of fruit trees and 30 acres of vegetables. They also have a greenhouse for certain plants and herbs.

Earth Care Farm
Partner Since 2018

Earth Care Farm is Rhode Island’s oldest operating farm composter. Founded in 1977 by Michael Merner, Earth Care Farm has been making compost for over 43 years. Mike and his wife still live and advise on the farm that their daughter, Jayne Merner Senecal, manages with help from the family and staff.

Fairland Farms
Partner Since 2018

Fairland Farms and Cape Cod Organic Cranberry, owned by Fred C. Bottomley, were formed to become stewards of the continuing agricultural history of Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. The Bottomley family’s association with cranberries began with the 10th generation grandfather, John Alden. Alden was a cooper and one of the Mayflower Pilgrims who benefitted from the hospitality of the Wampanoag tribe.

Four Town Farm
Partner Since 2018

Four Town Farm is a 150 acre vegetable farm located at the points where Seekonk, MA; Swansea, MA; Barrington, RI; and East Providence, RI come together. The farm is run by 5th generation farmer Christopher Clegg. The family farm grows everything from summer tomatoes to winter squash.

Freedom Food Farm
Partner Since 2019

Freedom Food Farm is a certified organic farm in Raynham, MA. The farm is operated by a small team of dedicated farmers that grow and produce food year-round. They provide sliding scale CSAs in an effort to make their produce accessible to everyone in their community. ​

Hocus Pocus Farm
Partner Since 2019

Hocus Pocus Farm s a one-acre, women-owned and operated, chemical-free farm located at Osamequin Farm. Hocus Pocus Farm is dedicated to food access and sovereignty, and strives to be part of the larger movement for food justice.

McCoy Community Farm
Partner Since 2018

McCoy Community Farm is run entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers on land donated by its owners, doctors Charlie McCoy and Lory Snady-McCoy. The land was later sold to Four Town Farm’s Chris Clegg under one condition: one acre of land should be dedicated to growing food for the hungry. They grow an abundance of food like tomatoes and peppers, and volunteers come every week to tend to the land. All the food goes to hunger relief organizations.

Meggie’s Farm
Partner Since 2018
Meggie’s Farm evolved from a form of therapy for John and Kris Maguire to a go-to producer of local peppers and spices. After a career in the jewelry industry, the couple left retirement when a restaurateur friend asked them to grow Korean hot peppers. The farm has since grown to include specialty hot peppers, garlic, and small-batch crops that bring the flavors of far-away places to RI. ​

Pippin Orchard
Partner Since 2018

Pippin Orchard began in 1964 when Ray Polseno bought the land. Now his son Joe manages the farm. The Orchard produces apples, peaches, pears, and tomatoes as well as some eggplant and peppers and an array of annuals and perennials. They also host educational tours throughout the harvesting season.

Queen’s Greens
Partner Since 2019
Queen’s Greens is a certified organic farm run by founders Danya Teitelbaum and Matt Biskup. They specialize in organic baby greens, including gemstone salad greens, baby arugula, and more. They also produce herbs and heirloom tomatoes.

Sodco
Partner Since 2019
Sodco is one of the largest sod producers in New England, providing sod delivery as well as installation services. Sodco grows a small vegetable garden for donation, and has provided many tons of sweet corn to Hope’s Harvest.

SCLT
Partner Since 2019
Southside Community Land Trust was founded in 1981 when residents of South Providence and newly-arrived Hmong refugees worked with three Brown University students to grow culturally familiar, nutritional food. With local support, the group was able to buy an abandoned lot and develop it into a community garden. Since then, the 32 acres of land now supports 53 community gardens with educational opportunities for growers.

Sweet Pea Farm
Partner Since 2018

Sweet Pea Farm is a 3-acre farm run by Kathan Teepe and located on the Charlestown Land Trust, whcih was purchased by the Ricci family 40 years ago. Since then, this land has been lovingly restored, and the Ricci family was able to establish an easement of 67 acres of the property for the purposes of “conservation, open space, agriculture and passive recreational purposes.” Sweet Pea Farm is located on this easement.

The Farm
Partner Since 2019
The Farm is a small-scale organic farm run by Sam Vallone and Will Morin. Their focus is on making their farm and produce as accessible to their community as possible. The Farm is a budding tree farm, apiary, and collection of picturesque flower and vegetable gardens that also offers educational courses for those wanting to learn more sustainable farming methods.

Wishing Stone Farm
Partner Since 2018
Wishing Stone Farm is one of RI’s largest USDA certified organic farms run by Skip Paul, Liz Pekham, and Silas and Ashley Peckham Paul. It's comprised of about 40 acres, with over 15 greenhouse structures. Much of the land is made possible from conservation practices set up by the Nature Conservancy, Sakonnet Preservation Association, and the Little Compton Agricultural Agency, along with other private land owners.