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!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August 28, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market

With the holiday weekend approaching, this Tuesday is the perfect time to stock up on all your holiday shopping needs.  Meats, cheeses, lovely vegetables, fruits, breads, and desserts the Old Rochester Farmers' Market has most of the items on your shopping list.  Great grilling vegetables, stunning meat cuts, and wonderful cheeses and yogurts for all those main dishes and sides you are looking forward to making for your holiday festivities.  

We look forward to seeing you at the market...

Allen Farm's Colorful Squashes
Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  Zucchini, summer squash, zephyr summer squash and mild spice peppers will also be at the market with Deb this week.  Looking for something new to grill?  The mild spice peppers are wonderful for kabobs or grilled whole for some lovely flare to your BBQ meal.  The zephyr summer squash also add some lovely color to a grilled vegetable medley.  Last week, Deb brought along this recipe, which made some super yummy lunches this week:

"Pizza"
4 c. grated zucchini
2 eggs
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
Mix together and put into a casserole dish, bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until set.
Top with tomato sauce and any pizza toppings you like
Bake another 15-20 minutes at 400.

We have made it twice now with fabulous results. We did not have any mozzarella on hand, but used Narragansett Creamery's Queso Blanco--delicious.


Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
This week, Scott will have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, and eggplant. Fresh cut flower bouquets ready made for bringing some color to your rooms for this holiday weekend.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
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 Creamery's 8 oz. Low fat Yogurts.  Also available are pullets and layers to bring home for your own backyard chicken experience.

J.H. Beaulieu, Fairhaven, MA Hormone-Free
Beaulieu's Ground Beef
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 Farm's tomato plants are almost done fruiting.  This week Hannah will bring along flats and flats of tomatoes.  So come along to the market and get your seconds for sauces and salsas.  Green tomatoes will be there for green tomato salsas.  With many onions, garlic, hot peppers and more you can make the most delicious sauces and salsas for this winter.  Rough chopping tomatoes with some basil and then freezing it in containers makes for some fabulous meals this winter, too.  Also at Skinny Dip Farm's tent will be cantaloupe and watermelon.

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
5 pounds of Local Raw Honey
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.
 

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 an all natural flea and tick repellent, Fur Factor, from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.

So Many Stitches, New Bedford, MA
Unique, one of a kind, handmade children's clothing.  Deb uses fabric in delightful ways to come up with the cutest little outfits.  These pieces are a wonderful addition to any little one's wardrobe.
So Many Stitches

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 y'all at the market!  Please hold all purchases until 3pm.  Thank you!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Week 12, August 21, 2012

August has brought us lots of rain and sun.  Great for growing vegetables.  At week 12 of the Old Rochester Farmers' Market you will find a plethora of fabulous local vegetables.  Squash, zucchini, peppers, herbs, pea greens and so much more.  This week's market also offers chair massages by local massage therapists Aimee Bean and Molly Lombard.  With delightful music, amazing produce, and delicious breads, treats and more--how can you go wrong?  See you at the market!
Delights from Allen Farm
Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  Zucchini, summer squash, zephyr summer squash and mild spice peppers will also be at the market with Deb this week.  Looking for something new to grill?  The mild spice peppers are wonderful for kabobs or grilled whole for some lovely flare to your BBQ meal.  The zephyr summer squash also add some lovely color to a grilled vegetable medley. 

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Peaches...these wonderful summer delights are ripe and ready over in Rochester at Cervelli Farm.  Pick some up tomorrow for peach pie, peach cobbler, peach jam, or just for a wonderful hot day treat.  This week, Scott will have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, and eggplant.
Cervell's bounty

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
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 Great Hill Blue Cheese, Narragansett Creamery's Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt, and Queso Blanco (latin farmer's cheese).  New this week, available are pullets and layers to bring home for your own backyard chicken experience.

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
The crop diversity at Skinny Dip Farm is impressive and delightful.  You can expect to see carrots, beets, golden beets, lettuce, turnips, peaches, tomatoes, okra, fava beans, basil, cilanto, garlic, onions, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, artichokes and eggplant--as well as fresh cut flowers.  Hannah's produce is top quality.  Stop on by to see what she has special 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.

Joslin Foods Dartmouth, MA
Jennifer makes three varieties of tomato sauce that are loaded with vegetables.  A fabulous way to pack a meal with vitamins.  Great for children and adults alike.  Go on and sample some at tomorrow's market.

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!
 
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.

Simpson Spring, Easton, MA
This will be Simpson Spring's last week at the market, so go on and stock up for the rest of the year.  They make their own sodas from water they source from their spring.  Ask for a sample, you'll be glad you did.  Bottled spring water from their private spring is available, too.

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 an all natural flea and tick repellent, Fur Factor, from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.
Hand-made jewelry by local artists Michelle Bussiere-Huggins and Julie Sherman.  There pieces are one of a kind originals.  Swing through their tent to see their lovely artistry.
SoBerry Clean Bourne, MA
Are you looking for a way to get your laundry and home clean without using chemicals?  Then soapberries are exactly what you need.  These amazing little berries will get the job done without introducing harmful chemicals to your home or our groundwater drinking supply.

See y'all at the market!  Please hold all purchases until 3pm.  Thank you!


Just in case you missed this informative and fun video about our market: ORFM South Coast Today Video.  There is also this great article: South Coast Today ORFM Article.

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 14, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market

 Week Eleven of the Old Rochester Farmers' market brings you fresh made pasta, delicious olive oil, and the best bounty of vegetables any home cook dreams of....there is a fabulous summertime meal already!  Come along to the market between 3-7pm tomorrow to discover what wonderful ingredients you can find for all your culinary adventures this week.  Don't forget your re-usable shopping bags.

This week offers:
 
Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  Zucchini, zephyr summer squash and mild spice peppers will also be at the market with Deb this week.  Looking for something new to grill?  The mild spice peppers are wonderful for kabobs or grilled whole for some lovely flare to your BBQ meal.  The zephyr summer squash also add some lovely color to a grilled vegetable medley. 

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional

Cervelli's Summer bounty
Peaches...these wonderful summer delights are ripe and ready over in Rochester at Cervelli Farm.  Pick some up tomorrow for peach pie, peach cobbler, peach jam, or just for a wonderful hot day treat.  This week, Scott will have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, and eggplant.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
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 Great Hill Blue Cheese, Narragansett Creamery's Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt, and Queso Blanco (latin farmer's cheese).

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
The crop diversity at Skinny Dip Farm is impressive and delightful.  You can expect to see carrots, beets, golden beets, lettuce, turnips, peaches, tomatoes, okra, fava beans, basil, cilanto, garlic, onions, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, artichokes and eggplant--as well as fresh cut flowers.  Hannah's produce is top quality.  Stop on by to see what she has special 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.

Freedom Foods, Forestdale, MA
Who doesn't love fresh made pasta?  We welcome Freedom Foods to the Old Rochester Farmers' Market.  With their fresh and vibrant pasta, they are sure to be a hit.  Grace incorporates summer fresh vegetables into her pastas with wonderful results.  Be sure to add this to your shopping list...


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!
 
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.

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.

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 an all natural flea and tick repellent, Fur Factor, from essential oils--no chemicals involved, so that you don't have to worry about your doggie's health.
 
SoBerry Clean Bourne, MA
Are you looking for a way to get your laundry and home clean without using chemicals?  Then soapberries are exactly what you need.  These amazing little berries will get the job done without introducing harmful chemicals to your home or our groundwater drinking supply.

So Many Stitches, New Bedford, MA
Unique, one of a kind, handmade children's clothing.  Deb uses fabric in delightful ways to come up with the cutest little outfits.  These pieces are a wonderful addition to any little one's wardrobe.
So Many Stitches
 
The Southcoast VNA is holding a butterfly release on September 15, 2012 as a way to help local families honor and remember their loved ones.  From their website: "Activities will include musical performances, inspirational readings, activities for children and families, raffle and a live butterfly release. Light refreshments will be served."  Their volunteers will be at the market to give information about the event, as well as collecting donations to release butterflies. 
 
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 y'all at the market!  Please hold all purchases until 3pm.  Thank you!


Just in case you missed this informative and fun video about our market: ORFM South Coast Today Video.  There is also this great article: South Coast Today ORFM Article.

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 7, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market

 Week Ten of the Old Rochester Farmers' Market!  We have been able to celebrate the abundance of summertime together, and we have enjoyed it.  This week brings along some fabulous, fresh and dynamic vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meats, breads and more.  Interested in an olive oil that is pure deliciousness from California?  Omega Olive Oil brings it to you.  Are you looking for some amazingly vibrant vegetables for your menu this week, or for preserving for the winter?  Cervelli Farm and Skinny Dip Farm have you covered for your diverse shopping list.  Come along to Old Rochester Regional Junior High School between 3-7pm tomorrow.  You will be glad you did.

Performing from 4-5pm will be local favorite, Jackson Gillman.  He will put on a fantastic children's show that will be the talk at the dinner table for days to come.  Enjoy!

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
This week, Scott will also have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, spinach, and eggplant. Corn and tomato salsa sounds yummy right about now--pick up some corn and you will be delighted with the delicious summer treats you can make with this fresh, vibrant corn.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
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, and Queso Blanco (latin farmer's cheese). Also special this week is the Renaissance hand dipped ricotta cheese.  How many lovely recipes call for ricotta?  Lasagna, meat pie, quiche, cheesecake, pizza--the list goes on....

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
The crop diversity at Skinny Dip Farm is impressive and delightful.  You can expect to see carrots, beets, golden beets, lettuce, turnips, peaches, tomatoes, okra, fava beans, basil, cilanto, garlic, onions, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, artichokes and eggplant--as well as fresh cut flowers. Last week, the salad greens, beets and carrots were a huge hit.

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.
 
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.

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 an all natural flea and tick repellent, Fur Factor, 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. 
 
Sippican Week Marion, MA
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. Check out this video the Sippican Week made about the market: Sippican Week ORFM Video, Sippican Week ORFM Video Spring 2012.



South Coast Energy Challenge New Bedford, MA
Learn all about reducing your reliance on energy from the South Coast Energy Challenge.  They will help you out with identifying ways to cut back on your energy consumption--thereby lessening your energy bill and your dependence on petro-chemicals.

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 y'all at the market!  Please hold all purchases until 3pm.  Thank you!


Just in case you missed this informative and fun video about our market: ORFM South Coast Today Video.  There is also this great article: South Coast Today ORFM Article.