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houses overlooking Narragansett Bay — a place where less socially
aspiring visitors went to sail and take in the sea air on broad porches.
Potential development of this prime seashore, however, threatened its agricultural legacy. In 2007, the town voted for a $3 million
bond issue to purchase the development rights of the remaining farms
on the island. In addition, the state, the Nature Conservancy, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, and individuals contributed more than
three times that. Jamestown is also home to Historic New England’s
raised on land that has been farmed since 1789. As a result, James-
town has the highest percentage of protected farmland of any Rhode
Nevertheless, just preserving farmland is not enough. So visionaries led by former town manager and community farm cofounder Bob
Sutton teamed with landowner Peter Ceppi and set about to develop
small-scale farming in harmony with the island’s fragile habitat. For