A working roadside farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
Photo Credit : Mark Fleming
Despite having crisscrossed New England for decades, Yankee’s home editor and frequent travel contributor, Annie Graves, found the New England Farm Coast to be a revelation. “Beautiful beaches, atmospheric farm stands, sunlit fields running down to the water … it’s like a postcard of favorite things,” she reported after visiting the region last summer on assignment for Yankee.
The Farm Coast stretches from Tiverton down to Little Compton in Rhode Island, then east into Massachusetts, to include Westport and Dartmouth. In her explorations, Annie found a beautiful agricultural preserve, thriving art and shopping scenes, and terrific farm stands and restaurants making the most of the land-and-sea bounty. These and other finds were captured by Yankee senior photographer Mark Fleming, who made his own visit to the Farm Coast.
Below are some of our favorite images from Mark’s trip; to see the rest and read Annie’s full story, check out “A Hidden Beauty” from the July/August 2018 issue of Yankee.