Old Rochester's Farmers' Market



Visit us every Tuesday, from 3:00pm- 6:00pm Rain or Shine, outside the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Gymnasium from June 6th- October 24th (excluding July 4th holiday) for our local Farmers' Market.


See you at the Market!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 31, 2010 The Green Week Continues...

It is "Green Week" continued at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market. On the 24th the rain stopped us from truly having our celebration, so we would like to extend it to August 31st.

"Look! Look! Look deep into nature and you will understand everything." -Albert Einstein

"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river." -Ross Perot

At the ORFM this week we are focusing on keeping it local and green. Join us to find out how green we all can be.

This week's participants are as follows.

For local farmers:
Lucky Fields Organics (Rochester, organic), with a large variety of organic produce--including eggplant, tomatoes, broccoli, green beans, carrots, parsnips, pea greens and more. Lucky Fields offers fantastic organic produce for our "Green Week" celebration. Supporting organic and chemical free farming helps keep fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals out of our groundwater drinking supply. This farm also offers some unique varieties of vegetables that any foodie will enjoy checking out. Have Zak point you in the right direction.

Engelnook Farm (Rochester, pesticide and chemical free) is a rescue farm that brings along llamas each week to share in the fun festivities of the market. These friendly llamas are great, and always willing to accept a gentle pat. Engelnook brings along farm fresh eggs, Great Hill Blue Cheese, and the hottest scotch bonnet jalapenos. There squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and several varieties of eggplant are delicious.

As always, Cervelli Farm (Rochester, conventional) will bring along their famous corn--but they will also have fresh cut flowers, green beans, beets, potatoes, squashes, and more. Their flowers are absolutely gorgeous--the zinnias have the most incredible colors.

Tripp Farm (Westport, conventional) will have available for you peppers, potatoes, eggplant, watermelon, summer squash and zucchini, and beautiful potted plants.

For local bakers:
The Artisan Kitchen (Rochester), will keep you well stocked with fresh baked breads, brownies, granola bars, cookies, pies, quiches, garlic bread and so much more. Stop by early--before they sell out!

Great Cape Baking Co. (Marston Mills) has such a wonderful variety of fresh baked breads. Canadian Brown bread, Jalapeno bread, Vermont Cheddar bread, Dill bread are just some of the incredible varieties they make. Who knew there were so many varieties of bread. You really need to stop by their booth and be amazed by how many they make.

For Prepared Foods/Items:

If you are hungry while at the market, stop by our hot dog vendor, Franky's Frank's (Plymouth). The hot dogs Franky's offers are of the highest quality. They offer nitrate-free organic hot dogs, veggie hot dogs, as well as conventional hot dogs. Their are a number of different styling you can order up as well.

Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse (Harwich) has the most incredible smoked meats and fish. The smoked wild caught Alaskan salmon makes for delicious meal anytime of day. One recent morning, we made a breakfast of fresh eggs from Engelnook with the salmon from Dave's with fresh vegetables on the side, toast from Great Cape that had jam from Al's. The children asked for seconds of the salmon! It was fantastic. They also offer fish cakes, pates and spreads, and baby back ribs.

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth) has joined the market with their delectable fruit jams and raw honey. With jams like Raspberry Rum, Strawberry, Blueberry, Jalapeno Pepper Jam, CranRaspberry, CranApple, BlueCranberry, Peach Brandy and Blackberry Brandy, they are sure to have a jam that matches your preferences.

Mamma Stella's Cape Cod Seasoning has put in a bottle a seasoning mixture that makes everything from vegetables to steak taste great. Especially good for a quick seasoning for grilled foods, Mamma Stella's seasoning is a must try. Visit their table and they will offer you some fresh cut veggies with Mamma Stella's on it and roasted sunflower seeds that have been roasted with the seasoning. Good stuff!

For local artisans:
Green Knoll Designs (Rochester) will be at the market with their marvelous hand-made jewelry. A local favorite, these beautiful pieces are hand crafted out of the highest quality silver with a variety of gorgeous stones. Be sure to wander through this booth to admire the artistry.

For local Body Care products:

One Love Body Care (Adamsville, RI) offers you a variety of soaps, creams, balms, oils and bath salts. Many of the herbs, flowers, vegetables and berries used in the recipes are grown by One Love Body Care. Great for all skin types, all products are free of chemicals, tallow, dyes & detergents. One Love Body Care will also be bringing Shy Brothers Hannabelle's Cheeses. These cheeses sell out, so be sure to stop by early.

For the special Dog in your life:

Go Fetch! Treats (Westport) has joined our market with all natural treats for your lovable canine. With a variety of treats, this table is sure to make your dog very happy. Go Fetch! uses farm fresh eggs and vegetables to make only the best for your best friend.

Green Vendors:

GoGreen Web Directory (Marshfield) will be at the market to share their fantastic resource with us. The GoGreen Web Directory is a one-stop source for all companies "green" in your region. Listed by type of company and region, the directory provides you with a description of and contact information for business in your area that have ecologically conscious practices. From building materials to printer cartridges, to landscaping and cleaning products. This directory is worth bookmarking!

Terrene Sustainable Solutions (South Yarmouth) is a comprehensive resource for high-quality, environmentally responsible building products. Our experts will provide product guidance and sustainable solutions for your living and working environments. Stop by this table and see why Terrene is the leader for building Green.

SoBerry Clean (Bourne) will participate in this week's market sharing with us a chemical free, all natural way to get your laundry clean. Using soapberries is not only economical (it is cheaper than laundry detergent), but also is an excellent alternative to traditional laundry detergents. Always happy to answer questions, Daniel will show you how easy using soapberries is.

We are looking forward to "Green Week" continued. See you there!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A weekly market shopper recommended a children's book, The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons. The descriptions and illustrations this book brings the young reader are fantastic. It discusses the various types of vegetables and their characteristics (root, leaf, stem, fruit, flower, bulb, tuber, seed)as well as how they're brought from the field to your table. A good resource for sharing the wonders of vegetables with little ones.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 24th ORFM, 3-6 PM "Green Week"

It is "Green Week" at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market.

"Look! Look! Look deep into nature and you will understand everything." -Albert Einstein

"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river." -Ross Perot
...
At the ORFM this week we are focusing on keeping it local and green. Join us to find out how green we all can be.

This week's participants are as follows.

For local farmers:
Lucky Fields Organics (Rochester, organic), with a large variety of organic produce--including eggplant, tomatoes, broccoli, green beans, carrots, parsnips, pea greens and more. Lucky Fields offers fantastic organic produce for our "Green Week" celebration. Supporting organic and chemical free farming helps keep fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals out of our groundwater drinking supply.

Engelnook Farm (Rochester, pesticide and chemical free) is a rescue farm that brings along llamas each week to share in the fun festivities of the market. These friendly llamas are great, and always willing to accept a gentle pat. Engelnook brings along farm fresh eggs, Great Hill Blue Cheese, and the hottest jalapenos. There squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and several varieties of eggplant are delicious.

As always, Cervelli Farm (Rochester, conventional) will bring along their famous corn--but they will also have fresh cut flowers, green beans, beets, potatoes, squashes, and more. Their flowers are absolutely gorgeous--the zinnias have the most incredible colors.

Tripp Farm (Westport, conventional) will have available for you peppers, potatoes, eggplant, watermelon, summer squash and zucchini, and beautiful potted plants.

For local bakers:
The Artisan Kitchen (Rochester), will keep you well stocked with fresh baked breads, brownies, granola bars, cookies, pies, quiches, garlic bread and so much more. Stop by early--before they sell out!

Great Cape Baking Co. (Marston Mills) has such a wonderful variety of fresh baked breads. Canadian Brown bread, Jalapeno bread, Vermont Cheddar bread, Dill bread are just some of the incredible varieties they make. Who knew there were so many varieties of bread. You really need to stop by their booth and be amazed by how many they make.

For Prepared Foods/Items:

If you are hungry while at the market, stop by our hot dog vendor, Franky's Frank's (Plymouth). The hot dogs Franky's offers are of the highest quality. They offer nitrate-free organic hot dogs, veggie hot dogs, as well as conventional hot dogs. Their are a number of different styling you can order up as well.

Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse (Harwich) has the most incredible smoked meats and fish. The smoked wild caught Alaskan salmon makes for delicious meal anytime of day. One recent morning, we made a breakfast of fresh eggs from Engelnook with the salmon from Dave's with fresh vegetables on the side, toast from Great Cape that had jam from Al's. The children asked for seconds of the salmon! It was fantastic. They also offer fish cakes, pates and spreads, and baby back ribs.

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth) has joined the market with their delectable fruit jams and raw honey. With jams like Raspberry Rum, Strawberry, Blueberry, Jalapeno Pepper Jam, CranRaspberry, CranApple, BlueCranberry, Peach Brandy and Blackberry Brandy, they are sure to have a jam that matches your preferences.

Mamma Stella's Cape Cod Seasoning has put in a bottle a seasoning mixture that makes everything from vegetables to steak taste great. Especially good for a quick seasoning for grilled foods, Mamma Stella's seasoning is a must try. Visit their table and they will offer you some fresh cut veggies with Mamma Stella's on it and roasted sunflower seeds that have been roasted with the seasoning. Good stuff!

For local artisans:
Green Knoll Designs (Rochester) will be at the market with their marvelous hand-made jewelry. A local favorite, these beautiful pieces are hand crafted out of the highest quality silver with a variety of gorgeous stones. Be sure to wander through this booth to admire the artistry.

For local Body Care products:
Green Feather Herbs (Swansea) will bring along their hand made facial care, salves, tooth powder, herbal extracts, and get this: Insect Away bug repellent. All of Green Feather Herbs products are organic or locally wild harvested and then made with great care by Jacqueline. What a wonderful way to keep it local.

One Love Body Care (Adamsville, RI) offers you a variety of soaps, creams, balms, oils and bath salts. Many of the herbs, flowers, vegetables and berries used in the recipes are grown by One Love Body Care. Great for all skin types, all products are free of chemicals, tallow, dyes & detergents. One Love Body Care will also be bringing Shy Brothers Hannabelle's Cheeses. These cheeses sell out, so be sure to stop by early.

For the special Dog in your life:

Go Fetch Treats (Westport) has joined our market with all natural treats for your lovable canine. With a variety of treats, this table is sure to make your special friend very happy.

Green Vendors:

GoGreen Web Directory (Marshfield) will be at the market to share their fantastic resource with us. The GoGreen Web Directory is a one-stop source for all companies "green" in your region. Listed by type of company and region, the directory provides you with a description of and contact information for business in your area that have ecologically conscious practices. From building materials to printer cartridges, to landscaping and cleaning products. This directory is worth bookmarking!

Terrene Sustainable Solutions (South Yarmouth) is a comprehensive resource for high-quality, environmentally responsible building products. Our experts will provide product guidance and sustainable solutions for your living and working environments. Stop by this table and see why Terrene is the leader for building Green.

Within Organics (Westport) will again be at the market with their stylish screen printed organic shirts. For a great value, you can have a unique screen printed shirt made from organic cotton. Shopping for locally made clothes--fantastic.

Depending on the weather, SoBerry Clean may make an appearance, as soapberries should not be out in the rain (it would be a clean mess though).




Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 17th Old Rochester Farmers' Market



Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Come join us for another gorgeous summer afternoon at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market. Bring along your re-usable shopping bag...you will need it! There is such a wonderful bounty available from our local farmers, it would be very hard to walk away without a bag or two of gorgeous produce for you and yours to enjoy.

As you have noticed, our market is growing. This means there is a great diversity of locally either locally grown or made items for you to choose from. August 17th's Market offers you:

Farms:

Lucky Field Organics Farm (Rochester) will once again bring along a huge variety of organically grown produce. If you are looking for heirloom varieties or maybe even a vegetable you have never heard of before, this is the tent to be at. Lucky Field Organics is proud to offer an organic and sustainable choice to the Old Rochester FM customers. Don't forget to ask Zack what the special of the week is at this week's market.

Engelnook Farm (Rochester) is a rescue farm, home to llamas, horses, ponies, chickens, and more. They have been bringing to the market two wonderful llamas--children have really been enjoying the opportunity to get up close to these friendly llamas. If you come to the market with a dog, please approach the llamas slowly and gently, as dogs tend to spook these otherwise peaceful creatures. Engelnook has quite the variety to offer market-goers. They have eggs, Great Hill Blue Cheese, summer squash, peppers, zucchini, a few varieties of eggplant (even white eggplant), HOT peppers, and cucumbers to name just some of what you can find at this table. Engelnook Farm practices pesticide-free farming.

Tripp Farm (Westport) offers to you all that a full August vegetable garden provides. Walter brings along conventionally grown corn, squash, cucumbers, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, string beans, and absolutely gorgeous hydrangeas. He has a few varieties of hydrangeas, including Pink Diamond, which starts white and turns to a deep pink by Fall. For some of the best values at the market, stop by Tripp Farm and see what you can find. Walter will be sure glad to help you out.

Cervelli Farm (Rochester) has been offering a wide variety of fresh, conventionally grown produce every week. This farm, started in 1965, has been a local favorite for years. Offering their locally famous corn to market customers, they also bring along fresh cut flowers for your table and the vegetables you need to make a delicious meal to put on your table as well.

Bakers:

Great Cape Baking Company (Marston Mills) has the amazing ability to bake the most delectable breads. Quick breads, brown breads, sandwich bread--the varieties are endless. Always fresh, always yummy. They also offer you the availability of ordering gluten free baked goods to pick up at next week's market. Stop by this tent to be amazed at how many varieties of bread one baker can conjure.

The Artisan Kitchen (Rochester) serves up super quiches in a few varieties. A great quick meal, these quiches are great for a busy summer day. Also available are their breads, granola, granola bars, dessert treats, and muffins. A sure crowd pleaser.

Prepared Items:

Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse (Harwich) just might be the best the Cape has to offer in smoked meat and fish. They have perfected the art of hickory smoking ribs. If you haven't checked out the YouTube video posted on the ORFM fb page, please do. Dave shares his passion for providing you with fantastic food. Each week they bring along fish pates and spreads as well. They are so good, that I've seen numerous children gobbling up the samples. If you struggle to get your children to eat their fish, Dave's smoked fish or pates are a fantastic option for you.

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth) joined the market two weeks ago, and everyone has been glad they have. Delighted with how delicious their jams are, I actually saw one happy customer walk away with four jars of jam last week. I heard through the grapevine that they were quite glad to share with an eager family. Go on and stop by this table, they will offer you a sample to try--you will be happy you did.

Mamma Stella's Cape Cod Seasoning has put in a bottle a seasoning mixture that makes everything from vegetables to steak taste great. Especially good for a quick seasoning for grilled foods, Mamma Stella's seasoning is a must try. Stop by their table and they will offer you some fresh cut veggies with Mamma Stella's on it and roasted sunflower seeds that have been roasted with the seasoning. Good stuff!

Handcrafted Items:

Green Knoll Designs (Rochester) has participated in the market all season long, with their gorgeous handmade jewelry. Each one of a kind piece of jewelry is created using high quality stones, glass, crystals, and metals. Each piece is one of a kind, so no one will ever have the same piece of jewelry as you! Treat yourself, or someone you love to a little special something and know that it was created from the heart by a local artisan.

Herbal Remedies/Body Care:

Green Feather Herbs (Fall River) offers salves, herbal tinctures, facial care, tooth powder, foot cream, herbal bath blends, teas and more all made from organic or wild harvested herbs. Blended by hand by local herbalist Jacqueline Ryan Boissonneau, these products are ecological, sustainable, and good for you, too. If you are looking for an all natural and chemical free way to care for your body (and those you love) this is a table you will not want to miss.

One Love Body Care (Adamsville, RI) makes the most adorable soaps in a variety of scents and shapes. Their soaps are all natural, and Diane grows most of the ingredients she uses for her products in her organic garden. Lip balm, hand cream and even doggie and kitty shampoo are products Diane offers to you each week. Also at this table are the Shy Brothers Hannabelle cheeses. Stop by for a sample and then walk away with some delicious cheese.

If you are hungry while shopping, Franky's Franks (Plymouth) is at the market every week with their organic hot dogs. With hot dog stylings like The New Yorker (saurkraut, onions & mustard), Sweet & Spicy (sweet chili pepper sauce w/ onion, mustard & coleslaw), and Coney Con Chili (meat chili, mustard, onions & shreaded cheddar) you are sure to find one that piques your interest. Most of their condiments are made with farm fresh, natural and organic ingredients from local farmers and producers. I look forward to enjoying one this Tuesday.

See you at the market!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 10, 2010 Old Rochester Farmers' Market



To market, to market
To buy a.....

With so many fantastic vendors participating in the ORFM, there are certainly a plethora of options to finish with! This week's market offers you local, fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs as well as fresh baked breads, granola, cakes, macaroons, and cupcakes.

...This week, you will see:

Farms:
Lucky Fields Organics (Rochester), with their fantastic organically farmed produce and herbs. Each week they come along with the most beautiful tomatoes, eggplant and squashes. Lucky Fields also offers a great variety of cucumbers to choose from as well. You'll be surprised by how many varieties of cucumber there are. Stop by and see Zack, he'll be sure to help you out with finding great produce for your summertime meals.

Engelnook Farm (Rochester) will be at the market again, with their LLAMAS. That's right, they are bringing their two pet llamas for us to enjoy at the market. Everyone had so much fun last week petting and getting up close to the llamas that they have commanded a repeat performance. Engelnook also offers great produce and fruit. With super spicy hot peppers, squashes, cucumbers, and delicious peaches--you'll be happy with any purchases you make from Engelnook. They also offer Great Hill Blue Cheese and Eggs--both of which they sold out of last week, so stop by this table early.

Tripp Farm (Westport) offers conventionally grown tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, squashes and zucchini, potatoes, cucumbers and more. Gorgeous, potted hydrangeas and pink diamonds are also available for your garden. This vendor sells their produce by the plate, so you are certain to find value with your purchases at this table. Walter does a great job of keeping the table stocked for you.

Cervelli Farm (Rochester) is absolutely a local favorite. Known for their corn, they also bring to the market beets, green beans, cucumbers, potatoes, a variety of greens and soooo much more! Every week they bring beautiful fresh cut flowers with the most vibrant colors. They sold out of their corn last week, so this is another table that you want to visit early.

Bakers:
Cape Cod Baking Co. (Harwich) has started venturing off the Cape to offer the Tri-town area their wonderful, fresh baked breads. Try the Canadian Brown Bread--my loaf didn't make it past lunch on Wednesday! The whole family gobbled it right up. They offer an incredible variety of bread. Jalapeno, Vermont Cheddar, Chocolate Chip Zucchini, Cinnamon Swirl, Cranberry Orange, Rosemary--and that is just to name a few from a long list. Be amazed by how many variety of breads are possible.

Everyone in the Tri-town knows about the delicious treats and breads The Artisan Kitchen (Rochester) skillfully makes. The garlic stuffed bread is made from fresh garlic and butter, which is the key to why it is so wonderful. Breads, quiches, granola, macaroons and more...

Prepared Foods:
If you are hungry while at the market, stop by our hot dog vendor, Franky's Frank's (Plymouth). The hot dogs Franky's offers are of the highest quality. They offer nitrate-free organic hot dogs, veggie hot dogs, as well as conventional hot dogs. Their are a number of different styling you can order up as well. I enjoyed the New Yorker this week, with a little Jalapeno jam on it, too. Good stuff!

Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse (Harwich) was such a hit at last week's market. Everyone enjoyed their super yummy smoked fishes and meats. One very happy customer enjoyed a fresh, pulled-pork sandwich. I overheard them consider going back for a second sandwich. While I'm not sure of the outcome, I was glad to know that they enjoyed the sandwich that much. I brought home some Cod Cakes, which my family thought were delicious. We are glad Dave's Smokehouse has joined the market, and know you will be, too.

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth) is a fun table to visit. You are sure to walk away with a smile and a jar of incredibly good jam. Blackberry Brandy, Strawberry and Blueberry are a few of the wonderful varieties they have perfected.

For local artisans:
Green Knoll Designs (Rochester) will be at the market with their marvelous hand-made jewelry. A local favorite, these beautiful pieces are hand crafted out of the highest quality silver with a variety of gorgeous stones. Be sure to wander through this booth to admire the artistry.

For local Body Care products:
Green Feather Herbs (Swansea) will bring along their hand made facial care, salves, tooth powder, herbal extracts, and get this: Insect Away bug repellent. All of Green Feather Herbs products are organic or locally wild harvested and then made with great care by Jacqueline. What a wonderful way to keep it local.

One Love Body Care (Adamsville, RI) offers you a variety of soaps, creams, balms, oils and bath salts. Many of the herbs, flowers, vegetables and berries used in the recipes are grown by One Love Body Care. Great for all skin types, all products are free of chemicals, tallow, dyes & detergents.

Come on by the market with your reusable shopping bag. See you there!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August 3rd Market Update

We have two more vendors joining tomorrow's market.

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. will offer you their delicious jams. Strawberry, Blueberry, Jalapeno Pepper, and Blackberry Brandy are some of the wonderful varieties they make locally, in Plymouth. They also offer local honey, which is always good to have on hand. www.alsbackwoodsberrie.com

Another fantastic vendor joining us in Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse. They make the most incredible smoked fish and meats. A Cape Cod favorite, we are lucky to have them venture off of the Cape and bring along their fantastic foods. Their already cooked fish and meats make for an easy meal. A must try. www.davescapecodsmokehouse.com