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!

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 31, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market, Week 9

 The variety at tomorrow's market is worth the visit to the market.  Each week our farmers keep surprising us with new and wonderful produce.  Last week artichokes, wineberries, corn and peaches were the items shoppers were abuzz about.  This week will bring along that same buzz, with wonderful, fresh and vibrant foods waiting to fill your re-usable shopping bags.  As always, we have a great group of musicians to provide us with some fun, family entertainment while we get that all important grocery shopping done.  We look forward to seeing you between 3-7pm at the market.  If you arrive early, please remember to hold your purchases until 3pm--it gives everyone a chance to get set up in time for the market opening.  Thank you.

At this week's market you will find:

Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs. Deb will have more of the fun and decorative cut and grow lettuce hanging pots.  It isn't too late to plant herb plants for a harvest this year--you can still get some of Deb's greenhouse grown and hardy herb plants (marjoram, basil, thyme and more).  This week she will also have basil plants for all of those delicious summer time drink recipes you have been wanting to try.  Wineberries and her amazingly sweet tomatoes will be at the Allen Farms tent, too.

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Cervelli Farm brings Fairy Tale Eggplant
This week, Scott will also have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, spinach, and eggplant. New this week is a variety of eggplant called fairy tale.  These pretty little eggplant are beautiful, making them perfect for adding some great color to your meals this week.  Roast some extra up with garlic and onion, and pop it into the freezer so that you won't be with out it's deliciousness this winter.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
Cheeses, eggs, and Farm-made Jam at Engelnook
Eggs, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses, kale, swiss chard and meats available for order can all be found at the Engelnook tent. This week Joanie is featuring Narragansett's Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt, Queso Blanco (latin farmer's cheese).  Queso Blanco is delicious in tacos and burritos.  Yum.

J.H. Beaulieu, Fairhaven, MA Hormone-Free
Humanely raised, hormone free meats are available from Beaulieu Farm.  Each week, Joe drives his trailer to the market with a variety of beef and pork cuts.  Stop on in to find out which cuts are available this week.

Skinny Dip Farm, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Last week I was amazed when Skinny Dip Farm had artichokes.  Amazing--artichokes grown locally.  The crop diversity over at Skinny Dip Farm is impressive.  You can expect to see carrots, beets, golden beets, lettuce, turnips, peaches, tomatoes, okra, fava beans, basil, cilanto, garlic, onions, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and eggplant--as well as fresh cut flowers.  Stop on by and talk with Hannah about what she has new this week.

Bakers
 
Gail's Goodies, Mattapoisett, MA
Gail bakes all day on Tuesday to bring you a wonderful assortment of fresh bread, muffins, scones, delicious treats and prepared food items as well.

Great Cape Baking Co., Barnstable, MA
With a wide variety of fresh baked breads, you are sure to find a bread that suits your tastes.

Value Added Foods

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co., Plymouth, MA
Al is working hard in his jam kitchen working up delicious new recipes all the time.  Each week brings a new surprise.  His spreads aren't just for toast either--they lend themselves well to using in marinades, thickeners, and whatever else your culinary genius can concoct.  Stop on by Al's tent to try some samples and choose some yumminess to bring home.  Raw, local honey is available as well.

Mama Stella's, Osterville, MA
Mama Stella's in the Stella's family recipe for seasoning.  A versatile seasoning, it can be used for vegetables, meats, fishes, eggs--anything, really.  If you are curious, try a sample.

Simpson Spring, Easton, MA
Joining us this year is Simpson Spring.  They make their own sodas from water they source from their spring.  The orange soda includes so much real orange--it is like drinking carbonated orange juice.  Ask for a sample, you'll be glad you did.  Bottled spring water from their private spring is available, too.

Ruuska Pickles, Plymouth, MA
These pickles are dill-icious.  Fresh, crisp, and perfectly seasoned Ruuska pickles are available in Dill, Spicy Dill, and Bread and Butter. 

Additional  Necessities

4 Elements, Westport, MA
Amazingly gorgeous hand painted silk scarves is what you will find under the 4Elements tent.  These scarves are truly works of art.  A must see!

Go Fetch! New Bedford, MA
Go Fetch! offers market-goers high quality dog treats made from real foods.  Hand-made dog beds are also available.  These treats will make your doggie quite happy.  With flavors like liver, salmon, and peanut butter--how could you go wrong?  Michelle also makes all natural flea and tick repellents from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.

Sippican Week Marion, MA
Willow Grove's bath delights...
A relatively new, weekly paper that covers the news of the Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester communities, Sippican Week will be at Week 9 of the ORFM to share with our Farmers' Market community a little about what they do and answer any questions that you might have about the paper. 

Willow Grove, Fall River, MA
Back with her lovely soaps, the Willow Grove product line has expanded with body lotions, bath teas and other great body care products. Using only natural ingredients these products are a dream.

See you at the market!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Week Eight, July 24, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market

Summer has officially shone down upon us...these temperatures have kept us all finding ways to keep cool and enjoy the fun that summertime brings.  Our farmers have been working hard this past week trying to keep all their plants hydrated so that we can continue to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  As evidenced by the pictures below, they are succeeding at bringing vibrant and bountiful variety. 

This week we welcome some new vendors to the market.  Local massage therapists Aimee Bean and Molly Lombard will offer chair massages.  Omega Olive Oil will bring organic, extra-virgin olive oil.  Also, two local artists--Green Knoll Jewelry and Pine Tree Glass Words will join us.

So, read on and see what you can expect this week...and then come along from 3-7pm tomorrow.  We'll be at the ORJHS celebrating all things local.

This week brings:

Farms 

Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  This week's special offering is wineberries.  Deb's wineberries always sell out quickly, so get to the market early so that you don't miss out.  Also, Deb will have more of the fun and decorative cut and grow lettuce hanging pots.  These hanging pots have been wildly popular.  They are perfect as some color for the patio, yet functional, too.  It isn't too late to plant herb plants for a harvest this year--you can still get some of Deb's greenhouse grown and hardy herb plants (marjoram, basil, thyme and more).

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Fresh picked Cervelli Farm veggies
Everyone loves fresh from the field Cervelli corn.  Gathered on Tuesday mornings, this corn is amazingly delicious.   This week, Scott will also have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, spinach, eggplant and heads of lettuce.  The eggplants are the perfect size for making some delicious stuffed eggplant out on the grill.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
Eggs, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses, and meats available for order can all be found at the Engelnook tent. This week Joanie is featuring Narragansett's Vanilla Yogurt, Plain Angelito Spread, and Ciliegine cheese.  Ciliegine is fresh mozzarella that comes in small cherry tomato sized balls.  It is terrific for cherry tomato, ciliegine and basil skewers.

J.H. Beaulieu, Fairhaven, MA Hormone-Free
Humanely raised, hormone free meats are available from Beaulieu Farm.  Each week, Joe drives his trailer to the market with a variety of beef and pork cuts.  Stop on in to find out which cuts are available this week.
Skinny Dip Farm, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Skinny Dip's root veggies
Skinny Dip Farm is back and we are quite happy to have them joining us for the remainder of the season.  Ben and Hannah grow a wide variety of produce, herbs, and flowers.  This week they will delight market goers with a selection of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, squashes, cucumbers, fresh cut herbs, and flowers. Don't want to miss the deliciousness of farm fresh tomatoes in the off season?  You can simply rough chop the tomatoes and freeze them in bags with basil leaves and garlic.  Perfect.


Bakers
 
Gail's Goodies, Mattapoisett, MA
Gail's will bring the Goodness
Gail bakes all day on Tuesday to bring you a wonderful assortment of fresh bread, muffins, scones, delicious treats and prepared food items as well.

Great Cape Baking Co., Barnstable, MA
With a wide variety of fresh baked breads, you are sure to find a bread that suits your tastes.


Value Added Foods

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co., Plymouth, MA
Al is working hard in his jam kitchen working up delicious new recipes all the time.  Each week brings a new surprise.  His spreads aren't just for toast either--they lend themselves well to using in marinades, thickeners, and whatever else your culinary genius can concoct.  Stop on by Al's tent to try some samples and choose some yumminess to bring home.  Raw, local honey is available as well.

Liv a Little, Rochester, MA
Chocolate Nachos made fresh in Rochester.  Varieties include Sunflower Seed, Toffee and Pecan.  Sarah's chocolate nachos are not your average dessert.

Mama Stella's, Osterville, MA
Mama Stella's in the Stella's family recipe for seasoning.  A versatile seasoning, it can be used for vegetables, meats, fishes, eggs--anything, really.  If you are curious, try a sample.

Omega Olive Oil, Kingston, MA
This olive oil is produced from California olives, which means it is a high quality olive oil from right here in the states--how lucky for us.  Extra-virgin, organic olive oil is now available at the market!

Simpson Spring, Easton, MA
Joining us this year is Simpson Spring.  They make their own sodas from water they source from their spring.  The orange soda includes so much real orange--it is like drinking carbonated orange juice.  Ask for a sample, you'll be glad you did.  Bottled spring water from their private spring is available, too.
Ruuska Pickles, Plymouth, MA
These pickles are dill-icious.  Fresh, crisp, and perfectly seasoned Ruuska pickles are available in Dill, Spicy Dill, and Bread and Butter. 

Additional  Necessities

Go Fetch! New Bedford, MA
Go Fetch! offers market-goers high quality dog treats made from real foods.  Hand-made dog beds are also available.  These treats will make your doggie quite happy.  With flavors like liver, salmon, and peanut butter--how could you go wrong?  Michelle also makes all natural flea and tick repellents from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.

Green Knoll Jewelry, New Bedford, MA
A local favorite, Cynthia will bring her amazing hand-crafted jewelry to this week's market.  These are stunning pieces made with careful attention to detail.  The crystals and stones she chooses and how she puts them together is what has made her jewelry set itself apart from the run of the mill.

Pine Tree Glass Works, North Dartmouth, MA
Stained glass, one of a kind originals abound at Pine Tree Glass works.  These pieces of art are a fabulous addition for a loved one's garden, a children's bedroom, or could make a great holiday gift. 

Willow Grove, Fall River, MA
Back with her lovely soaps, the Willow Grove product line has expanded with body lotions, bath teas and other great body care products. Using only natural ingredients these products are a dream.

Don't forget your re-usable shopping bag.  There will be lots at the market to fill it up with!  And please remember that the market opens at 3:00, if you are early please feel free to browse but we ask you to hold your purchases until 3.  Waiting until 3:00 allows the farmers a chance to get fully set up.  Thank you.

If you are interested in seeing your Farmers' Market grow to a place where it sustains more vendors and variety, please inquire about volunteer opportunities

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Suddenly, Week Seven of the Old Rochester Farmers' Market is here. It seems unbelievable that six weeks have gone by already, but here we are at the height of the growing season and the farmer's tables will have amazing diversity this week.  Tomatoes and corn are in as well as the decadently delicious wineberries.  The market is growing, and you never know what fabulous new vegetable or fruit you will discover waiting for you to bring it home.  Sometimes the wonderful foods don't even make it home.  One family bought a carton of sugar snap peas from Skinny Dip Farm last Tuesday and it was gone by the time they finished their shopping.  They were quite delighted with their purchase.

Come on down and join in on the fun.  Invite your friends and neighbors--they need to know what amazing local foods are available to them each Tuesday at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market.

This week brings:

Farms 

Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  This week's special offering is wineberries.  Deb's wineberries always sell out quickly, so get to the market early so that you don't miss out.  Also, Deb will have more of the fun and decorative cut and grow lettuce hanging pots.  These hanging pots have been wildly popular.  They are perfect as some color for the patio, yet functional, too.

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Everyone loves fresh from the field Cervelli corn.  Gathered on Tuesday mornings, this corn is amazingly delicious.  If you don't want to be missing Cervelli's corn when it is out of season, buy a couple extra ears, cut off the kernels, and freeze it for winter use.  This week, Scott will also have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, spinach, and heads of lettuce.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
Farm Fresh Eggs from Engelnook
Eggs, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses, and meats available for order can all be found at the Engelnook tent. This week Joanie is featuring Narragansett's Vanilla Yogurt, Plain Angelito Spread, and Ciliegine cheese.  Ciliegine is fresh mozzarella that comes in small cherry tomato sized balls.  It is terrific for cherry tomato, ciliegine and basil skewers.

Skinny Dip Farm, Westport, MA Certified Organic

Happy Hannah with her lovely produce
Skinny Dip Farm is back and we are quite happy to have them joining us for the remainder of the season.  Ben and Hannah grow a wide variety of produce, herbs, and flowers.  This week they will delight market goers with a selection of lettuce, onions (yay! the onions are in), garlic, squashes, cucumbers, fresh cut herbs, and flowers. 


Bakers
 
Gail's Goodies, Mattapoisett, MA
Gail bakes all day on Tuesday to bring you a wonderful assortment of fresh bread, muffins, scones, delicious treats and prepared food items as well.

Great Cape Baking Co., Barnstable, MA
With a wide variety of fresh baked breads, you are sure to find a bread that suits your tastes.


Value Added Foods

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co., Plymouth, MA
Al is working hard in his jam kitchen working up delicious new recipes all the time.  Each week brings a new surprise.  His spreads aren't just for toast either--they lend themselves well to using in marinades, thickeners, and whatever else your culinary genius can concoct.  Stop on by Al's tent to try some samples and choose some yumminess to bring home.  Raw, local honey is available as well.

Liv a Little, Rochester, MA
Chocolate Nachos made fresh in Rochester.  Varieties include Sunflower Seed, Toffee and Pecan.  Sarah's chocolate nachos are not your average dessert.

Mama Stella's, Osterville, MA
Mama Stella's in the Stella's family recipe for seasoning.  A versatile seasoning, it can be used for vegetables, meats, fishes, eggs--anything, really.  If you are curious, try a sample.

Simpson Spring, Easton, MA
Snap open a bottle of Simpson Spring
Joining us this year is Simpson Spring.  They make their own sodas from water they source from their spring.  The orange soda includes so much real orange--it is like drinking carbonated orange juice.  Ask for a sample, you'll be glad you did.  Bottled spring water from their private spring is available, too.

Ruuska Pickles, Plymouth, MA
These pickles are dill-icious.  Fresh, crisp, and perfectly seasoned Ruuska pickles are available in Dill, Spicy Dill, and Bread and Butter. 

Additional  Necessities

Go Fetch! New Bedford, MA
Go Fetch! offers market-goers high quality dog treats made from real foods.  Hand-made dog beds are also available.  These treats will make your doggie quite happy.  With flavors like liver, salmon, and peanut butter--how could you go wrong?  Michelle also makes all natural flea and tick repellents from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.

Sacs de Chiffon, Warwick, RI
Sacs de Chiffon are all original designs by fabric artist, Cindy.  Cindy currently makes Wine Baskets, Wine Sacs, Hands-Free Bags(so you can hold your Wine Glass/Cocktail), Coasters(in-case you need to place your Wine Glass/Cocktail down), Evening Clutches, Wallets, Belts, Hair Clips, and Headbands.  All just for you from high-end rescued upholstery fabric.  Come, shop, browse for that perfect functional, wearable art. 

Willow Grove, Fall River, MA

Back with her lovely soaps, the Willow Grove product line has expanded with body lotions, bath teas and other great body care products. Using only natural ingredients these products are a dream.

Don't forget your re-usable shopping bag.  There will be lots at the market to fill it up with!  And please remember that the market opens at 3:00, if you are early please feel free to browse but we ask you to hold your purchases until 3.  Waiting until 3:00 allows the farmers a chance to get fully set up.  Thank you.

Week 7, July 17, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market


 

Suddenly, Week Seven of the Old Rochester Farmers' Market is here. It seems unbelievable that six weeks have gone by already, but here we are at the height of the growing season and the farmer's tables will have amazing diversity this week.  Tomatoes and corn are in as well as the decadently delicious wineberries.  The market is growing, and you never know what fabulous new vegetable or fruit you will discover waiting for you to bring it home.  Sometimes the wonderful foods don't even make it home.  One family bought a carton of sugar snap peas from Skinny Dip Farm last Tuesday and it was gone by the time they finished their shopping.  They were quite delighted with their purchase.

Come on down and join in on the fun.  Invite your friends and neighbors--they need to know what amazing local foods are available to them each Tuesday at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market.

This week brings:


 


Farms 

Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  This week's special offering is wineberries.  Deb's wineberries always sell out quickly, so get to the market early so that you don't miss out.  Also, Deb will have more of the fun and decorative cut and grow lettuce hanging pots.  These hanging pots have been wildly popular.  They are perfect as some color for the patio, yet functional, too.

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Everyone loves fresh from the field Cervelli corn.  Gathered on Tuesday mornings, this corn is amazingly delicious.  If you don't want to be missing Cervelli's corn when it is out of season, buy a couple extra ears, cut off the kernels, and freeze it for winter use.  This week, Scott will also have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, spinach, and heads of lettuce.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
Farm Fresh Eggs from Engelnook
Eggs, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses, and meats available for order can all be found at the Engelnook tent. This week Joanie is featuring Narragansett's Vanilla Yogurt, Plain Angelito Spread, and Ciliegine cheese.  Ciliegine is fresh mozzarella that comes in small cherry tomato sized balls.  It is terrific for cherry tomato, ciliegine and basil skewers.

Skinny Dip Farm, Westport, MA Certified Organic

Happy Hannah with her lovely produce
Skinny Dip Farm is back and we are quite happy to have them joining us for the remainder of the season.  Ben and Hannah grow a wide variety of produce, herbs, and flowers.  This week they will delight market goers with a selection of lettuce, onions (yay! the onions are in), garlic, squashes, cucumbers, fresh cut herbs, and flowers. 
Bakers
 
Gail's Goodies, Mattapoisett, MA
Gail bakes all day on Tuesday to bring you a wonderful assortment of fresh bread, muffins, scones, delicious treats and prepared food items as well.

Great Cape Baking Co., Barnstable, MA
With a wide variety of fresh baked breads, you are sure to find a bread that suits your tastes.


Value Added Foods




Al is working hard in his jam kitchen working up delicious new recipes all the time.  Each week brings a new surprise.  His spreads aren't just for toast either--they lend themselves well to using in marinades, thickeners, and whatever else your culinary genius can concoct.  Stop on by Al's tent to try some samples and choose some yumminess to bring home.  Raw, local honey is available as well.

Liv a Little, Rochester, MA
Chocolate Nachos made fresh in Rochester.  Varieties include Sunflower Seed, Toffee and Pecan.  Sarah's chocolate nachos are not your average dessert.


Mama Stella's, Osterville, MA
Mama Stella's in the Stella's family recipe for seasoning.  A versatile seasoning, it can be used for vegetables, meats, fishes, eggs--anything, really.  If you are curious, try a sample.

Simpson Spring, Easton, MA
Snap open a bottle of Simpson Spring
Joining us this year is Simpson Spring.  They make their own sodas from water they source from their spring.  The orange soda includes so much real orange--it is like drinking carbonated orange juice.  Ask for a sample, you'll be glad you did.  Bottled spring water from their private spring is available, too.

Ruuska Pickles, Plymouth, MA
These pickles are dill-icious.  Fresh, crisp, and perfectly seasoned Ruuska pickles are available in Dill, Spicy Dill, and Bread and Butter. 

Additional  Necessities

Go Fetch! New Bedford, MA
Go Fetch! offers market-goers high quality dog treats made from real foods.  Hand-made dog beds are also available.  These treats will make your doggie quite happy.  With flavors like liver, salmon, and peanut butter--how could you go wrong?  Michelle also makes all natural flea and tick repellents from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.

Sacs de Chiffon, Warwick, RI
Sacs de Chiffon are all original designs by fabric artist, Cindy.  Cindy currently makes Wine Baskets, Wine Sacs, Hands-Free Bags(so you can hold your Wine Glass/Cocktail), Coasters(in-case you need to place your Wine Glass/Cocktail down), Evening Clutches, Wallets, Belts, Hair Clips, and Headbands.  All just for you from high-end rescued upholstery fabric.  Come, shop, browse for that perfect functional, wearable art. 

Willow Grove, Fall River, MA

Back with her lovely soaps, the Willow Grove product line has expanded with body lotions, bath teas and other great body care products. Using only natural ingredients these products are a dream.

 
Don't forget your re-usable shopping bag.  There will be lots at the market to fill it up with!  And please remember that the market opens at 3:00, if you are early please feel free to browse but we ask you to hold your purchases until 3.  Waiting until 3:00 allows the farmers a chance to get fully set up.  Thank you.