What Crops Are Grown in Rhode Island?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 5:18:56 PM ET

Crops grown in Rhode Island include potatoes, apples, hay, sweet corn and greenhouse/nursery products. Rhode Island is a small state without much arable land, but more than 50 percent of the state's agricultural income is from the sales of sod, shrubs, ornamental trees and plants. Sweet corn is responsible for about 6 percent of the state's agricultural revenue.


Other agricultural products of Rhode Island include livestock. Farmers raise beef cattle, chickens and hogs. Milk and other dairy products make up approximately 5 percent of the state's agricultural income, and the state also profits from the sales of chicken eggs and honey.