Tuesday, April 3, 2012

wright's dairy farm

Family owned and operated, Wright's is one of the last working dairy farms in Rhode Island. This traditional farm is truly the last of its kind, and every time I visit I am reminded of how important it is to support local farming. New England has lost over half of its dairy farms over the past 30 years due to low milk prices and high energy and labor costs. Local dairy farms open land for outdoor recreation and wildlife. They create jobs, stimulate the economy and are a source of fresh dairy products. Wright's has been in operation since 1900, and it maintains a herd of about 150 cows. If you come in between 3pm and 5pm any day of the week you can see them being milked. A walkway leads you from the barn to their famous bakery, where you can enjoy the delicious products of their farming. Home to the freshest coffee milk the creamiest pastries around, there is always a line at the checkout. Wright's is famous for their old-fashioned hermit cookies, which were featured in a 2004 episode of "Food Finds" on the Food Network. The first time I walked into the bakery I was overwhelmed by their extensive pastry case, so I ordered a random assortment of anything that caught my eye. There was not one treat that I didn't end up liking. Personal favorites include their checker cake, cannoli and meltaways. This place is worth the drive for anyone who loves milk, sweets and baked goods!






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  2. This is one place I look forward to bringing my granddaughter Eleanor to. I know she will enjoy!

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