About Windmist FarmWindmist Farm is one of the more visible farms on beautiful Conanicut Island (more commonly called Jamestown) located in the middle of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. The land has been farmed since colonial times and George Neale started keeping cows here in the early 1960's when he was just a kid.
It was in the early 90's that he said to his wife, Martha that he would like to get one of those "oreo" cows. Now from the original three Belted Galloway cows Windmist Farm is becoming known for its large herd of "belties" seen contentedly grazing in the shadow of the Newport Bridge. With the help of their family, the Neales also raise Katahdin sheep, chickens, heritage pigs, and more. Their hope is to be able to provide healthy local meat products to their community.
In 2007 Windmist Farm was preserved as agricultural land forever due to the efforts and money provided by dedicated individuals, the good people of the Town of Jamestown who floated a bond to help with the purchase, the state and federal governments, the Champlin Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. To all those who had a part in this - Thank you! It is a gift to all of us. The fact that the farm and its great vistas will be agrarian on into the far future means more than we will ever know.
The PeopleGeorge, Martha Neale and family are members of:
- The Conanicut Grange
- The Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association
- Farm Fresh RI
- The Rhode Island Farm Bureau
- The U.S. Belted Galloway Society, Inc.