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Rhode Island Farms Scavenger Hunt

Rhode Island Farms Scavenger Hunt

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 By: Chelsea Priest

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Local farms are bustling by this time of year, it's the perfect time to get out and explore. That's the purpose of the Rhode Island Farm Scavenger Hunt. Kerri Stenovitch is the owner of Phantom Farm in Cumberland and also president of the Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association. She explains, "they're off the beaten path, it gets people down these country roads and seeing different parts of the state that are untouched and beautiful." Stenovitch came up with the idea four years ago. The first year only included fruit growers but has since expanded to include many different types of farms like dairy and poultry. She goes on, "we took it and we kind of spread it out so you can take a day and explore the northern part of the state, or south county, or Tiverton and Little Compton."

Here's how it works, on the scavenger hunt map, (which can be found at many local farms), every farm participating has a picture. Once you figure out which image on the map matches where you are, you get a sticker. This year there are 28 stickers to collect. There are some well known farms on the list, but also many "off the beaten path." Josh Goodwin's family owns Goodwin Brothers Farm. He says, "I do know for sure, I've spoken to people who have come, you know, not mile and miles away but probably wouldn't have been here normally so it's nice to reach out to people."

The scavenger hunt runs until the end of the year to even include Christmas tree farms. Prizes, including gift certificates can be won for anyone who visits at least 18 of the farms.

 

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