MEET THE DASILVA FAMILY
DaSilva Farm was started in 2015 by husband and wife, Joshua & Felicia DaSilva. We have currently moved our farm operation from Berkley, MA to Cloverbud Ranch in Portsmouth, RI, where we currently lease 120 acres of beautiful open pastures with a team of other farmer growing other livestock and vegetables. We are a pasture-raised poultry farm that currently raises non-gmo egg-laying hens, broilers and with new expansion into turkeys. We focus on sustainable farming practices by rotational grazing our animals through our chemical-free pastures. We do not give our animals any hormones, synthetic feed or antibiotics.
Joshua and Felicia have dreamed of opening a family farm to not only raise a family, but to provide their family and community with fresh, quality food that is grown naturally and organically with honesty and transparency.
Joshua DaSilva's main background was in carpentry but he always had a love for animals and farming. As a youth he was around his grandfathers who both were involved in farming from gardening, raising egg-layers to show cows. Josh explored his passion for farming by volunteering at a dairy farm. His passion grew stronger and he took a position at Pat's Pastured in East Greenwich, RI where he learned more about the practices of sustainable farming and pasture-raising of livestock and poultry. Then in 2015 Joshua, along with his wife Felicia, decided to venture on their own to open their own pasture-raised farm. At DaSilva Farm Josh runs all the day-to-day on-farm operations and caring of all the animals.
Felicia graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. After college she ventured into the corporate world where she worked as a Marketing Manager for Amax Inc. for 6 years. There she managed the marketing and packaging of three world leading office products brands - Stanley Bostitch Office Products, Black & Decker Office Products, and PaperPro. In 2015 Felicia departed the corporate world to launch their family business, DaSilva Farm, with her husband as well as focus on being a full-time mother to their daughter Sienna who was born in April 2014. Aside from caring for their 22 month old daughter, Felicia runs all the business and marketing aspects of DaSilva Farm.
Sienna and Brielle are their fun loving daughters! Sienna, who is almost 3, loves the outdoors and adores learning about animals. She especially likes being around the chickens and helping daddy collect eggs. Brielle is just about to turn 1 and she is becoming super mobile - she is sure to be our other little farm helper this summer!