Farmers Look for New Revenue Streams

Smashing a giant pumpkin, telling ghost stories on a haunted hay ride, or rescuing children lost in a corn maze. Those are just a few examples of a new development in farming.

Farmers in Rhode Island have found new ways to add value to their property and remain profitable. Many farmers now do more than just selling their apples, tomatoes, or milk to wholesalers. The change is uncomfortable for many farmers, who must now devote as much time to marketing and public relations as to working their land.

WRNI?s Martha Bebinger prepared this report for Morning Edition