Mount Hope Farm is owned and operated by the Mount Hope Trust in Bristol, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of the Trust is to steward its land and structures, including the historic 1745 Governor Bradford House, to cultivate appreciation of its natural, historic and cultural character, and to make Mount Hope Farm accessible to all.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, April 18th – Kite Making Workshops

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Kite Making Workshop

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Kite Lecture with Don McCasland, Kites Over New England

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Kite Making Workshop

Mount Hope Farm welcomes Kites Over New England for a kite making series for kids. Two workshops and one lecture open to all kids. Join us in the Barn at Mount Hope Farm and get your spring kite ready for flying.

Early workshop (5 pm -6 pm) invited to stay on for a lecture highlighting fun kite facts and history scheduled for 6 pm to 7 pm. Or start out with the lecture at 6 and build your kite afterwards from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Workshop fee is $10 per person with kite kit included. Children must be accompanied by a parent and space is limited.  Learn the basics of how to build a kite on your own- Decorate your kite and be ready for that next windy day and take it out for a test “drive”.

Workshop $10 per person with kit included.

Space is limited, please call 401-254-1745 to reserve your space

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Saturday April 19th – Spring Fling at the Farmers Market

The Mount Hope Farmers Market welcomes kids of all ages to our Spring Fling Market. Visit the 4H table and cuddle up to live bunnies or make your own “peep” lollipop complete with sprinkles! Spend some time at the Kites Over New England exhibit, buy a kite kit and build it right away then take it out for a trial flight in our kid friendly field ( kits available for purchase). Grab your basket and join us for an Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt in our Barnyard AND in our Market. Stroll down to our lower field and watch Kite Pro’s and experts fly demo kites certain to add that perfect blast of Spring color! Market open from 9 to 1 and kite flying continues until 2:30. (All kite flying activities are contingent on good weather)

Tour the barnyard and visit with our goats, chickens, and sheep – pet our Barn Bunnies and visit with our 4H Club kids to learn more about how to raise and care for rabbits. Make yourself or someone you love a tasty peep lollipop complete with colored sprinkles. Fly a kite in our Kid’s Kite Field or walk down to our Pro Field and see kites of every size soaring over Mount Hope Farm!

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 Saturday April 26th – Mount Hope Farm Celebrates Earth Day

Join the Mount Hope Farm 4H Club for a coastal cleanup in honor of Earth Day. Register at the Mount Hope Farm table to pickup your map and clean up assignment. Table information will include fun interactive displays on how YOU can help keep the Mount Hope Farm (and the Planet) clean and healthy. Dip your hands into our colorful paints and add your handprint to our new recycle and trash bins for use on our trails. Then join us for a beautiful walk along the trails and shores, picking up as we go! We’ll be dedicating our new Trail-Trash Bins at the close of clean up and want YOU in the picture. All kids participating will receive a Certificate of Service and an organic re-useable string bag to take home! This MHF event is sponsored by a RI Department of Environmental Management Grant.

Learn some fun “stuff” about how trash impacts the world around us- Get your hands dirty in our “decorate the Trail Trash Bin sign in”! Walk along the water and see Spring arrive- See something that doesn’t belong there? Put it in your trash bag and get it OFF the trail! Pose for our Group Shots and be a part of keeping Mount Hope Farm clean!

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Sunday, May 11th – Mother’s Day @Mount Hope Farm

Mothers Day Info

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Saturday, May 31st – Sheep Shearing and Spinners Picnic

Join us as our Mount Hope Farmers Market moves outdoors for the summer season! Live music, fresh local greens all set the stage for our Annual Sheep Shearing. Our English Southdowns are in need of a trim and star shearer Andy Rice from Vermont is the man for the job! Andy offers practical and fun historical info on the how, why and history of shearing. Come see the show and then enjoy the colors and skills of local spinners who use their magic to spin wool into something wonderful.

Get up close to our beautiful sheep and feel their wool. Visit with other Mount Hope Farm animals, get involved in our kids craft table…visit the 4H bunnies or Mount Hope Farm’s Nigerian goats. Fun for kids of all ages.

   WHAT’S HAPPENING DOWN AT THE FARM




Kite Making Workshop

Friday, April 18

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Kite Making Workshop 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Kite Lecture with Don McCasland, Kites Over New England 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Kite Making Workshop Workshop fee is $10 per person with kite kit included. Children must be accompanied by a parent and space is limited, please call for reservations



Spring Fling At The Farmer's Market

Saturday April 19 Welcome kids of all ages! Visit the 4H table and cuddle up to live bunnies, make your own "peep" lollipop, spend with Kites Over New England and grab your basket for an Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt in our Barnyard and in our Market.



Mount Hope Farm Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday April 26

Join the Mount Hope Farm 4H Club for a coastal cleanup in honor of Earth Day. Register at the Mount Hope Farm table to pickup your map and clean up assignment. Dip your hands into our colorful paints and add your handprint to our new recycle and trash bins for use on our trails. Then join us for a beautiful walk along the trails and shores, picking up as we go! This MHF event is sponsored by a RI Department of Environmental Management Grant.



MOTHER’S DAY @MOUNT HOPE FARM

SUNDAY, MAY 11TH

Treat your mom to a fresh & delicious brunch this Mother's Day. Farm-fresh breakfast, family photo opportunities, kid-friendly atmosphere. Two seatings are available, 10am and 12:30pm. Reservations required. Please call 401-254-1745. $39.95 adults, $18.95 children (12 and under) + 8% sales tax.



Sheep Shearing and Spinners Picnic

Saturday May 31

Join us as our Mount Hope Farmers Market moves outdoors for the summer season! Live music, fresh local greens all set the stage for our Annual Sheep Shearing. Our English Southdowns are in need of a trim and star shearer Andy Rice from Vermont is the man for the job! Andy offers practical and fun historical info on the how, why and history of shearing.