Old Rochester's Winter Farmers' Market

Visit us every Tuesday, from 3:00-6:00pm outside the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Gymnasium from June 19th- September 18th at our local Farmers' Market.

See you at the Market!

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).

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