Harmony Meadows Farm Raises and Shows Champion Belted Galloways

Daniel Romani and “Ruby” of Harmony Meadow Farm competing at The Big E.

Daniel Romani and “Ruby” of Harmony Meadow Farm competing at The Big E.

At Harmony Meadows Farm in Glocester, RI, the Romani family breeds registered Belted Galloway cattle as breeding stock. They focus breeding efforts on quality genetics and prize-winning conformation. The Romanis sell superior beef steers and champion show stock.

Kirsten Romani had little farm experience before she and her family bought a 40-acre farm over fifteen years ago. She and her husband Dan wanted Sophia, Daniel and Ashlyn to spend their childhood on a farm. 15 purebred Belted Galloways, 30 chickens and three miniature donkeys enjoy ten acres of pasture. The Romanis’ Belted Galloways compete in four agricultural shows each year: The Fryeburg Youth Show (ME), The Big E (MA), Washington County Fair (RI) and the Caledonia County Fair (VT) . The Romanis also manage a farm stand offering fresh eggs, vegetables and fruits from their orchard. [Read more here.]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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