It is with deep sadness for us to share that on May 25, 2023 Gil Barden, the owner of our farm and leader of our family, died unexpectedly
while working at our home. Our family is devastated by this tragedy. We have come together to run the farm and ask for your patience
as we navigate through this very difficult season.
Welcome! Our farm is located in beautiful North Scituate, RI.
Excellent flavor and high quality are our goals.
Our farm was featured on PBS in 2021. Click the link to watch the video!
Fast forward 14 minutes to see an exclusive interview with Gil Barden.
AND Gil was also the pumpkin Farmer on Sesame Street!
Barden Family Orchard is a multi-generational farm growing tree fruit for over 90 years. Our orchard was established in 1931 by our grandparents, John and Hazel Barden. Building on their shared knowledge, we have expanded our apple and peach crops to include blueberries, raspberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, and more. Our farm stand is brimming with fresh fruit and sweet apple cider made on the premises, and visitors can also experience the joy of harvest by coming for seasonal “pick-your-own” activities. Our crops and products are also available at the many farmers’ markets that we attend from July through April. Come and experience a delicious part of Rhode Island.
— Gil and Sandie Barden
Dedicated to growing the highest quality fruits and vegetables for those who are dedicated to buying local.