Rhody Gem: Sweet Berry Farm

September 2021

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What it is:

This post-and-beam market, cafe, and pick-your-own farm sells fresh produce and cut flowers straight from the fields, along with gourmet and specialty foods.

Where to find it:

Along a pristine stretch of farmcoast, watch for the blackbird with a berry in its beak on the sign in front of this Middletown market.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Beneath rustic wood beams, this country store is brimming with seasonal fare, so you can expect each month to look a little different, whether it’s colorful cartons of summer berries or the autumnal hues of apple cider donuts and pumpkin soups. Along with traditional offerings, owners Michelle and Jan Eckhart enjoy letting their team of dedicated staff create new offerings, too. “We look forward to each growing season as an opportunity to become better farmers, serve our customers, and grow with the community,” says Michelle. The story of Sweet Berry Farm is also one of conservation, thanks to a partnership with Aquidneck Land Trust that allows them to farm much of the land while leaving other portions untouched. Through this agreement, the pair explains, “Sweet Berry Farm has committed to remaining undeveloped. Not only does this support local wildlife and preserve scenic vistas, it has provided us with the funds needed to expand the farm into a full-time, sustainable farming business” – and a destination for reaping fresh fall harvests. 

Sweet Berry Farm915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown • 401-847-3912 • @sweetberryfarm

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