2012 was our first year providing CSA shares.
Over the past few years we have given up Farmer's Markets to focus on the CSA.
This method of sharing our farm harvest helps us expand our farm while maintaining some sanity!
Please check out our "What's Sharin'"
page for more information.
We were certified as a Farm Home Kitchen through the Rhode Island Department of Health in 2012.
This allows us to expand our operations even further and sell freshly baked yeast breads, double-crust pies, and jams, jellies, preserves – ALL freshly home made in our kitchen.
Please check out our "What's Cookin'" page for more information.
YES! We are!! Both Mike and Allison attended the GAP certification training program and Long Entry Farm has been GAP certified since 2010.
And what does that mean??
“GAP” stands for Good Agricultural Practices. GAP certification is a voluntary food safety program developed by FDA and USDA for fruit and vegetable growers with the goal of reducing food-borne illness. The GAP program describes key steps that growers can use to help reduce or minimize contamination of produce by disease-causing organisms. Food safety is everyone’s responsibility from the farmers to consumers – and Long Entry Farm does it’s part to ensure our practices & our produce are safe. Also – our family eats these vegetables too! If it’s not good enough for our table – it won’t be served to yours!
To learn more about the GAP program, please follow this link to the URI website: http://www.uri.edu/ce/ceec/food/grow.html
No, we are not. HOWEVER, before you click off of our site, please know that Long Entry Farm carefully developed and follows our IPM Plan.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices - including organic practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. Mike is always willing to talk your ear off about our practices. If you have questions or concerns, know that whatever we put on our crops lands on our family table, so we obviously have more than a passing interest in doing it conscientiously and correctly.
To learn more about the difference between organic farming and IPM farming, please follow this link to the EPA website:
And check out this NPR article!