Rhody Gem: Walker’s Roadside Stand

October 2021

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We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

What it is:

A one-stop-shop for local groceries, find fruits and veggies straight from Walker’s Farm, pantry goods, dairy, meat, and fresh flowers from mid-June through the beginning of November.

Where to find it:

On the scenic West Main Road about halfway between Tiverton Four Corners and Sakonnet Point, watch for the stone wall and, during fall, bushels of pumpkins.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Known for its tomatoes, sweet corn, and “the sweetest beets you’ll find anywhere” Walker’s Roadside Stand is known to even draw compliments from neighbors when the fragrance of melons wafts into windows during summer. Walker’s has been a fixture in Little Compton for generations. High-quality produce comes from growing practices cultivated by Ian MacLean Walker passed down to his son Coll Walker and now grandson, Ian Maxwell Walker. But folks are also drawn to the country charm of 1900s wagons overflowing with harvests and helpful staff. “The fall is especially gorgeous at the farm stand,” says Coll. “It’s a true feast for the eyes! We offer so many different varieties of Walker-grown winter squash, pumpkins, and gourds. Some of these are unique eye-catching heirloom varieties that are decorative, others long-time favorites for pies or other glorious fall dishes.”

Walker’s Roadside Stand261 West Main Road, Little Compton • 401-635-4719

 

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