Address: 50 Swan Rd. Smithfield, RI
About Us / Jaswell's Farm History: We are located in the heart of “apple valley” in the beautiful and historic town of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Jaswell’s Farm is the oldest operating apple orchard in Smithfield and currently being run by the fourth generation of the Jaswell family. We offer a variety of fresh and unique products throughout our season. Our farmstand and bakery is open daily 8AM – 5PM from May to December – holiday hours do vary. Our farmstand and bakery offer the freshest picked seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as a delectable assortment of fresh baked goods. We carry a complete line of preserves, jellies, salad dressings, prepackaged baking mixes, Vermont cheeses, RI honey, candy, fudge and so much more. Fruit & gift baskets can be ordered at almost any time and specialty items such as gourmet apples are available for almost any occasion. Special orders are accepted throughout the season for a variety of items. We offer pick you own on a variety of our products and host special events throughout the varying seasons. Please visit our "In-Season" page for current information and always call ahead for the most current info! We are proud to be RI GAP certified and licensed by the RI Dept. of Health. Although we love our family pets; we cannot allow pets into our farmstand & bakery or into any of our fields. During the fall, we offer tours to groups of 20 or more with required reservations. School groups are welcome and we encourage classroom teachers to make arrangements early as our calendar fills up fast. OUR HISTORY: Jaswell’s Farm was started in 1899 by Nicola Gesualdi after he immigrated to America from Italy. Nicola, who later became known as Nicholas Jaswell, then passed it down to his son, Joseph Jaswell in the early 1930’s. Joe or Papa Joe as he was known ran the farm along with the help of his son. He primarily sold his harvest to the farmer’s market in Providence. He also raised farm animals for use on the farm and to sell. In 1967, Joe’s son Richard took over the farm with the help of his wife Patricia. This was the beginning of the Jaswell’s Farm we know today. Richard and Pat opted to concentrate on the fruit and vegetable growing, and selling the harvests at their own store instead of to other farmers. They constructed their first farmstand in 1969 and added an apple cider mill in 1970. The Jaswell’s were one the first farms in the area to offer pick your own to their customers. As the business grew, Richard and Pat diversified their offerings to accommodate the increased customer base. By 1995, they had outgrown their humble beginnings. In 1997, Richard and Pat’s children had come back from college to work with them and they opted to construct a new building to house the growing business. In 1998, the Jaswell’s added the bakery and were the first in the state to start pasteurizing their apple cider. In 1999, Richard and Pat’s two children, Chris and Allison took over the business to continue the proud family tradition started by their great grandfather 100 years earlier. The farm continues to grow and evolve with the ever-changing environment. With the addition of the fifth generation, they are hopeful that the tradition will continue for another hundred years. The Jaswell’s invite you to visit and enjoy what they and their predecessors have worked so hard to build and struggle to hold on to.