Old Rochester's Winter Farmers' Market



Visit us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:00am- 1:00pm inside the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Gymnasium from December 9th- April 28th for our local Farmers' Market.


See you at the Market!

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!

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