Mount Hope Farm
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 2017 Friends of the Farm Campaign

A community treasure, Mount Hope Farm offers its 127 acres of fields and trails for all to wander and enjoy.  Our Growing 4 Good raised bed gardens produced almost 1,600 pounds of produce last season all of which was donated to the East Bay Food Pantry.

Goats, donkeys, sheep and chickens wander our fields and paddocks and our bees pollinate vegetables and flowers.  Children enjoy our 4H programs and Camp Wetu and take particular pleasure in seeing our baby goats frolic.

As a non-profit, we depend on YOU for financial support.  Your contributions are tax deductible and promote the preservation of the historic fabric that is Mount Hope Farm as well as supporting our garden expansions, maintaining our buildings, grooming our fields, feeding our animals and providing education programs for children and the community.

FarmFest, scheduled for October 28 this year is a free festival which attracted over 1,000 in 2016 to wander the Farm, enjoying 4H exhibits, Native American demonstrations, militia re-enactments, bluegrass music and our Farmers Market.

Mount Hope Farm includes our 12-room Inn, five rooms of which are in the 1745 Governor Bradford House, 4 rooms in North Pasture, the former Haffenreffer Family guest house and 3 rooms are in South Pasture, which was the Family’s pool house.  The Farm also includes the Civil War Era Barn and the charming, rustic Cove Cabin overlooking Mount Hope Bay.

In the past two years, we have made tremendous investments in our infrastructure, due to the generosity of supporters like you, including:

  • Investing over $600,000 in restoration and repairs to the Governor Bradford House, Cove Cabin, the Haffenreffer Playhouse and the Barn
  • Renovating a seldom-used equipment shed at a cost of almost $200,000 into our Education Center, used for groups of up to 35 children, students and corporate groups for learning lectures and meetings
  • Building our Growing 4 Good Gardens and an adjacent cutting garden as handicap accessible gardens which are maintained by volunteers from Mount Hope Farm and URI’s Master Gardeners program
  • Hosting more than 200 children over the last two years at our Camp Wetu during summer and school vacations, introducing them to the charms of Farm life
  • Introducing bees to the Farm for the first time in many years to pollinate our gardens and fields
  • Embarking on a field restoration project to both remove invasive species from our fields and lime them to produce better crop yields

We need your help to support Mount Hope Farm—please connect with us and support our Annual Campaign by an unrestricted gift to our general operating fund or by funding an item on our Wish List today.

                                                Sincerely,

                                                Georgina Macdonald
                                                Managing Director

                                                Jonathan Feinstein
                                                President Board of Trustees

                                                Phil Fitting
                                                Trustee and Chair of Development Committee