Tyler Young envisioned himself farming since the age of 2. He has dirt in his blood and generations before him of farming. Tyler attended the University of Minnesota for Agricultural Science and Business where he met his wife Karla Young, a native Minnesotan.
In 1997, Tyler and Karla Young jumped at the opportunity to purchase a beautiful piece of farmland in Little Compton, Rhode Island to follow his passion of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers for the local community.
Sharing with our Community
When Tyler’s first strawberry crop was ready to be picked, we decided to sell the beautiful berries on a picnic table on our front lawn. As locals and summer visitors soon discovered our farm fresh berries, Tyler began growing a variety of vegetables for our “locavore” customers. What started as a small wholesale potato business, the farm soon grew into a diversified wholesale and retail operation with the help of our three daughters Emma, Hattie, and Sarah. The lawn soon became too small for our fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers which lead to the opening of our retail farm stand in 2006, just in time for the first apple crop! Now, our products can be found at grocery stores throughout New England and at our retail stand, located at 260 West Main Road in Little Compton.
From Planting to Picking
Young Family Farm is in operation from March through November. The doors to the retail stand are open from May to Thanksgiving. During these months, our “Locavore” customers enjoy our farm fresh annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, and various events.
From our family to yours, we hope to see you soon!
The Young Family