One hundred and twenty seven acres of rolling green pasture and lush landscape at Bristol's historic Mount Hope Farm affords the perfect location for myriad winter happenings.
Saturday Farmers' Markets in the Barn
The Mount Hope Farmers Marketoffers a bounty of freshvegetables, herbs, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, seafood, honey, coffee, bakery items,prepared foods, potted plants and seedlings, as well as beauty products including soaps and lotions.Plus, enjoylive music, demonstrations, tastings, and moreeach week. Kid friendly activities include a visit withthe sheep, goats and exploration around the beautifulfarm grounds. When: Every Saturday, rain or shine Where: The Barn at Mount Hope Farm Time: 9am - 1pm Deal alert!For every $5 in market tokens you buy using your SNAP card, get $2 in Bonus Bucks, to be redeemed for fresh fruit & veggies at the market!
2016 Fireside Lectures
Presented in collaboration with the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, Mount Hope Farm has introduced 2016 Fireside Lectures featuring an array of discussions held in The Barn at 7 pm throughout the season. Providence Harbors Ship Graveyard Wednesday, January 20 (Snow Date January 27) Description: David Robinson, a marine archaeologist at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, will present his recent Sea Grant-funded research that found 26 shipwrecks, including the Mount Hope and the Bay Queen. Iconic Steamboats were active during Narragansett Bays heyday as RIs playground in the late 1800s. David will discuss the challenges of studying, managing and protecting these submerged resources, their potential value to tourism and education, and importance as a habitat for returning pioneer wildlife. The Stone Walls of Rhode Island Wednesday, February 17 (Snow Date February 24) Description:The stone walls that lend feeling and character to so many of Rhode Islands rural landscapes should also be recognized as important sources of historical information. Timothy Ives, Principal Archaeologist of the RI Historical, Preservation and Heritage Commission, will discuss the value of stone walls as cultural resources, focusing on their capacity to enhance relationships between people and their environments through time. Mount Hope Farms stone walls will be discussed. The Pleasurable, Edible Garden Wednesday, March 16 (Snow Date March 23) Description:Edible gardens are making a huge comeback. Long relegated to the distant corners of backyards, vegetable gardens are taking their rightful place as destinations that are at once pretty, peaceful and productive.Jeremy Brodeur, RI Certified Horticulturalist and AOLCP Principal of Oak & Holly Design,will discuss historical and contemporary examples of ornamental edible gardens, and provide tips on how to create one. Get a behind the scenes look at the design, installation and future of the new edible garden at Mount Hope Farm. Light refreshments will be served. Members free $5 for non-Members.
The Farmers Table,A Pop-Up Dining Experience
This winter brings a series ofintimate, farm-to-table style dinners at Mount Hope Farm, elegantly served in the historic Governor Bradford House. Enjoy a cozy ambiance among candlelight and live entertainment. The chefs from Russell Morin Catering & Events, along with local growers from the Mount Hope Farmers Market, will serve innovative dishes with a weekly changing cuisine profile. This seasonal prix fixe menu will consist of two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts for each guest to choose from. Russell Morins expert Bar Manager will curate a selection of wines, beers and craft cocktails to enhance each dinners unique menu. All will be available for purchase each evening. $30 per guest. Call 401-254-1745 x103 for additional information and to make your reservation. Dates: Saturday, January 23rd Saturday, February 13th Saturday, February 27th Saturday, March 5th Saturday, March 19th For more details and information, visit mounthopefarm.org