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, September 13, 2010

September 14, 2010 Old Rochester Farmers' Market

School is back in session. There is an autumn chill in the air. That means it is time for mums, pumpkins, squash, and apples! This week at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market you will find all of these fall wonders.

Come be delighted by the music and wide range of instruments played by the Harper and The Minstrel, while getting your grocery shopping done. Stop by and say hello to Macho, our very friendly llama from Engelnook Farm--he'll be happy to receive the attention.

Participating in this weeks market, to help you fill your pantry:

The delicious bounty from our resident organic farm, Lucky Field Organics (Rochester) will be available to you. Lettuce greens, peppers, tomatoes, onions, basil, eggplant, and cucumbers are just some of the wonderful items you can find at Lucky Field's tent. By supporting organic farming, you are reducing your carbon foot print, and reducing the number of chemicals in our groundwater.

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), Walter brings along conventionally grown corn, squash, cucumbers, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, string beans, and watermelon. 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.

Dixon Farm (Rochester), has joined the market with their beautiful cut flowers, pumpkins, squash, red peppers, tomatoes and more. Don't be shy, be sure to welcome the Dixons to the market.


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 day. Also available are their breads, granola, granola bars, dessert treats, and muffins. A sure crowd pleaser.

For prepared items:

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth) joined the market a month ago, and everyone has been glad they have. Delighted with how delicious their jams are, Al's has earned repeat customers from the Old Rochester Farmers' Market shoppers. Go on and stop by this table, they will offer you a sample to try--you will be happy you did. You might even surprise yourself by how many jars of jam you find in your bag when you get home.

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!

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 & shredded 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. Franky's Franks now offers homemade Clam Chowder. It is amazingly good. He is now getting requests for pints!

For the special Dog in your life:

Go Fetch! Treats has homemade dog treats for your "best friend." Made with fresh vegetables, farm fresh eggs, and more these treats are a healthy option for your doggie. If you forgot a re-usable shopping bag, Michelle has durable burlap re-usable shopping bags for sale.

For local artisans:

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.

See you at the market between 3-6pm!

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