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, 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.

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