We believe in providing our community with a healthy and safe source of food.
Owned and operated by Martha and George Neale, the land has been farmed since colonial times. George started keeping cows here in the early 1960s 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. They inherited the land in 2002.
In 2007, Windmist Farm was preserved forever as agrarian land with the help of the Town of Jamestown, the USDA, the Champlin Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. Martha turned her full-time attention to the farm in 2008.
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.
Together, Martha and her Husband George farm this land, working hard to provide the highest quality products for their community.
“This is what I always wanted to do when I grew up,” Martha proclaims. “I love being a farmer!”
Caroline Goddard / Hope State Studio
"oreo" cookie cows
Originating from the Galloway region of Scotland as early as the 16th century, Belted Galloways are a distinctive breed, easily identified by a white stripe. This long history means they are a true heritage breed, developed to do well on grass in places where conditions are not always ideal. Their shaggy appearance is the result of a double hair coat that insulates so well they have less internal fat, making their meat healthier. The small frame and slow growth of a Belted Galloway makes it a very thrifty cow, resulting in a high grass-to-meat conversion. We at Windmist Farm are delighted to be able to share this wonderful breed with passers-by and visitors alike.