Sakonnet Farm was founded by Adam & Kristin Silveira in the fall of 2009. Looking for a family friendly business for our 4 children to participate in we decided to increase our chicken flock and open a retail business. For some years we were able to spend time farming and produced things like jams, jellies, free range broilers and eggs, vegetables, etc. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to do this, although we do anticipate returning to it someday.
In 2011 our business took an unanticipated turn and we landed in the vacation rental market with our Old Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No. 1, a two bedroom guest rental house on the farm. We were so pleased with the new venture, we very quickly added another property, Potters Corner, in neighboring Little Compton. We have since added more homes in both Tiverton & Little Compton and continue to find the vacation rental market very rewarding.
Alyssa age 21, Megan age 20, Jami age 18 and Jonathan age 16 are all adulting and finding their own ways in the world, but they continue to be involved in our small business. We still carry full time jobs, Adam works for National Grid and Kristin is a nurse with Brown Surgical Associates. In 2020 Kristin obtained her Real Estate Licence, she’s excited for this new opportunity to share her love of real estate. We look forward to the future and what other unanticipated adventures might someday appear.
The farm is located on what once was the Cavaca family compound. Manny Cavaca and his wife Marjorie raised their six daughters here in the main house. He had chickens and a garden where he grew enough produce to feed his family and share with his friends. He was the fire chief for the town of Tiverton, and the garage was the fire station for some time. Our South cottage, called the “fire barn” by the family, was brought to the property to house the firemen who stayed here in shifts.