Phantom Farms is an Apple Orchard, Farm, country store and bakery. Or first visit here was during apple picking season. A large group of school children on a field trip to the farm to pick apples. Liz and I cringed at the sight of the kids but were made happy when they wandered off into the apple orchard leaving us alone.
We walked into the bakery and were in heaven. There was all sorts of pastry, pie, fudge, cookie, cake and muffin you could imagine. The country store had fruit and vegetables for sale as well as other country goods such as jams and jellies.
Between the working class multi-family homes of Cumberland, along Broad Street that is, there are a few classic old homes...
Like Central Falls, Cumberland has old working class neighborhoods that are easily overlooked for their historic architecture.
Located in a distinctive storefront that is also a large house, the Colonial Bakery has reportedly changed ownership several times. Now though, the European style pastries have a Portuguese flair. Stop by for a cup of coffee and a pastry, but one can also buy bread here. Good reviews by others were found on the web.
Our sole purpose for first coming to Phantom Farms was the Pumkin Mousse Roll we saw on the Food Network. The Bakery had cases full of all sorts of pastry, pie, cookies, muffins, fudge and our pumpkin mousse roll. The Bakery also has a large selection of preserves, sauces, syrups and other food items. Liz ordered a Pumpkin Mousse Roll, Apple turnover, Raspeberry twist and an Iced tea for us. We just had to try a little of everything that caught our eye. The woman behind the counter was shocked when Liz told her we came from NY for their Pumpkin Mousse Roll.
We had a seat at a table and dove into the Pumpkin Roll. It was incredible. Even Liz enjoyed it and she is no fan of Pumpkin. The Mousse filling is a type of cheesecake filling that is quite nice. Liz had the Apple turnover which was quite surprisingly a whole cooked apple encased in a pie crust with a sugar glaze on top. Liz was incredibly pleased and could not stop raving about the sweetness of the apple and flaky crust. We decided to get a slice of pumpkin roll to bring along our journey and a Gingerbread man. The roll made it to Newport but the Gingerbread was consumed in the car.
Phantom Farms Bakery has become a must stop when we are visiting the area or even soley as a visit just for some tasty treats. We have even driven up just to pick up desserts for the holidays...so worth it!
Our last visit here was for breakfast before heading South for home. Both Liz and I enjoyed some Apple Turnover...so good. We also picked up a Pumpkin Mousse Roll to bring to my in-laws later in the day.
What to buy: Everything we have tried here has been incredible but our favorite hands down is the Pumpkin Mousse Roll. Liz loves their apple turnovers, cinnamon twists and the gingerbread people. I enjoy their raspberry twists and molases cookies.
If you want to take home a "whole" Pumpkin Mousse Roll; call ahead to reserve one, they do sell out fast.
What to pay: Inexpensive. The roll, twist, apple turnover and iced tea was $11 in total.