Welcome to your virtual visit of Russet Valley Farm, where we pasture-raise polled Hereford beef cattle through rotational grazing and on hay grown on our fields.
Owned and operated by the Panciera family in southern Hopkinton, R.I., since the late 1890s, the farm is named after the russet apple trees that were part of a former orchard. Now, it’s home to a herd of about 45 Herefords, which we sell live for breeding, finishing and processing on your own or your pleasure to raise.
While the russet apples are long gone, the 240-acre property is home to several Pancieras. It retains the feel of old New England with its native plants, quiet fields, wild turkeys, deer, plus many acres of trees, wetland and burbling brooks. The development rights to about 200 acres were sold to the state of Rhode Island in 2005, preserving them for agricultural uses in perpetuity.
While a 2016 fire destroyed our beautiful 100-plus-year-old barn, built with thick chestnut beams and rafters, its granite stone side walls still stand. In March 2020 we lost “the boss,” Kenneth H. Panciera, at 89. Yet we continue to farm.
Please continue through our site to learn more about our history, photos of our property and our cows, and how to buy the cattle we sell.
We encourage you to contact us and arrange a visit to our farm, headquartered in the pre-Revolutionary War farmhouse at 30 Panciera Lane.
You may reach us by phone by calling Ken Panciera, 401-258-4281, and emailing Andrea Panciera, email@example.com.
Thank you for stopping by!