The Confreda Family Story
The Confreda family began farming in 1922. Farming just over 400 acres of land in Cranston and Warwick, their operations represent one of the oldest and largest commercial vegetable farms in the state of Rhode Island. Through the years, the Confreda family has worked to provide customers with high quality produce, always expanding their efforts to bring customers into the family farm experience.
In the 1970s, Vinny Confreda created a bedding plant division. He now grows over 160 varieties of annuals, 90 varieties of vegetables, 75 varieties of hanging plants and over 90 varieties of specialty products. This division services garden centers in RI and as far north as the New Hampshire border to the end of Cape Cod.
Confreda’s Farmer’s Market and Garden Center opened in 1997, as an endeavor by the Confreda family to expand the business beyond the typical season and strife of New England farming. Wanting to not only expand the business but also enrich the community, they modeled their facility after a classic family farm. Customers could get fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market and high quality plants and planting material at the Garden Center. Families could also visit the ice cream shoppe, bakery, and playground.
Today, Vinny, Sr. (3rd generation) and his sons Vinny, Jonathan and Corey (4th generation) manage the family business. Their continued dedication to quality is evident in the Confreda Commitment. And that Commitment is to you, the customer!
The Confreda Commitment
OUR HARD WORK FOR A BOUNTIFUL REWARD
At Confreda Greenhouses & Farms, we’re in the greenhouses and fields every day, working hard to ensure that our customers get the best of the best: fresh produce, hardy plants, and great local products.
We are proud of our longstanding history as a family farm. We are committed to the community through nutrition and safety initiatives, as well as educational programs. It’s our goal to offer these things to you with plenty of fun added in. So you, our customers, can experience the family farm feeling every time you walk through our doors.
That is our commitment to you.