Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James
Come join us for another gorgeous summer afternoon at the Old Rochester Farmers' Market. Bring along your re-usable shopping bag...you will need it! There is such a wonderful bounty available from our local farmers, it would be very hard to walk away without a bag or two of gorgeous produce for you and yours to enjoy. The market is held from 3-6pm at Old Rochester Junior High School.
Allen Farm (Organic, Westport) Fresh Greenhouse Grown Greens, Potted Herbs
From herbs to tea plants, pea greens to farm fresh tomatoes the Allen Farms tent is always a colorful, cheery display of what this local farm has to offer. Each week, Allen Farms comes with a wide array of potted herbs, vegetable and herb starts as well as newly grown greens. Stop by early to get your greens.
Cervelli Farm (Conventional, Rochester) Produce, Flowers
Cervelli Farm, out of Rochester, brings along great produce. Every week their tent is busy, providing Old Rochester Farmers' Market shoppers with the bounty of summer. Cervelli Farm will be at this week's market with their infamous corn. Also available are greens, yellow squash and zucchini, tomato plants, zinnias and more.
Engelnook Farm (Pesticide-free, Rochester) Farm fresh eggs, Great Hill Blue Cheese, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses and Yogurt, Llama Manure
Engelnook Farm has a colorful variety of vegetables and greens for that summer salad you were planning. The lemon drop cucumbers are delicious in salads. Perhaps a hard boiled egg to top it off? Engelnook's chickens are humanely raised with space to roam and excellent care. Also available under the Engelnook umbrella are Narragansett's cheeses, which are delectable--their smoked mozzarella gets rave reviews.
Hickory Knoll Farm (Pesticide-free, Lakeville)
Hickory Knoll employs organic farming practices to bring the Old Rochester Farmers' Market shoppers fun and exciting varieties of produce and herbs. With names like kohlrabi and lemon basil you are sure to find something that will add some sparkle to dinner conversation. Also available are lip balms and other hand made cosmetics.
J. H. Beaulieu Livestock and Produce Farm (Naturally grown field raised beef, chicken, eggs Fairhaven)
With all the reports that naturally raised, farm fresh meat is superior nutritionally and for its quality, Beaulieu Farm is committed to meeting these standards. This week Joe will be fully stocked with all beef cuts. Pork cuts will also be available this week--ham, sausage and bacon.
Lucky Field Organics (Organic, Rochester) Vegetable starts, Potted annuals, Fresh Herbs and Greens
Our certified organic farm brings to you a delectable variety of summer produce. Beautiful onions, delicious tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, fresh cut herbs all on display, waiting for you to bring them home to fill your fridge. In addition to the summer staples of summer squash, radish, pea pods, and lettuce, Lucky Field also offers potted annuals and fresh cut flowers to bring some beauty to our homes. If you are looking for heirloom varieties or maybe even a vegetable you have never heard of before, this is the tent to be at. Lucky Field Organics is proud to offer an organic and sustainable choice to the Old Rochester FM customers.
Gail's Goodies (Mattapoisett, MA) An assortment of Delightful Deserts
Goodies abound at Mattapoisett's own Gail's Goodies. Gail's is the perfect place to stop if you ever need that perfect dessert for dinner plans. Also available are fresh baked breads, Colonial rolls, and hamburger buns.
Great Cape Baking Co. (Marston Mills, MA) Fresh baked breads
If you want to see a plethora of bread types, Great Cape has just the variety to impress you. Patience offers market goers with an amazing spread of breads each week. A bountiful selection of sandwich breads, quick breads, and bread sticks is available for you to choose from.
Rein's Real Rye (Waquoit, MA) Fresh Baked Traditional Rye Bread
Have you tried Rein's Rye yet? It is Real. Rein has really worked hard to perfect this age old recipe. You have got to check it out. New to Farmers' Markets, this bread is a huge hit everywhere Rein brings it. Stop by this tent for a sample.
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Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth, MA) Fresh Jams and Jellies, Honey
Al has spent a while learning his grandmother's jam and jelly recipes and with good result. Stop by and enjoy a sample of the Raspberry Rum or Blueberry. Delicious. The Strawberry Chocolate is great, too--it sold out last week! Check out the raw honey, too. Known for its amazing health benefits for allergies, raw honey is great for seasoning foods, tea, or as a replacement for sugar in recipes.
Mamma Stella's (Barnstable, MA) Prepared Seasoning
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!
Chef Colin offers market goers with a sampling of what is available at How on Earth in Mattapoisett. With locally sourced, naturally raised product--a chef is always happy to have fresh and vibrant ingredients to work with. Stop by to see what is on the menu this week. How on Earth sources their ingredients from a variety of local farms, including Round the Bend Farm and Silverbrook Farm, both in Dartmouth. This week, How on Earth features grilled pizza to enjoy as you are shopping, as well as grilled pizza dough to bring home. Also, to make menu planning easy, homemade meatloaf and hummus are available from How on Earth.
Green Feather Herbs (Swansea, MA) Herbal Teas, Creams, Lip Balms and more...
Sourcing their indigenous ingredients from the wild--Green Feather Herbs has figured out how to nourish our bodies from what is available locally. With "Bug Be Gone" all natural spray, herbal teas, lip balms and more--this is one stop shopping. Salves, facial care, tooth powder, foot cream, herbal bath blends and more all made from organic or wild harvested herbs. Blended by hand by local herbalist Jacqueline Ryan Boissonneau, these products are ecological, sustainable, and good for you, too. If you are looking for an all natural and chemical free way to care for your body (and those you love) this is a table you will not want to miss.
Go Fetch! Treats (New Bedford, MA) Fresh Baked Dog Treats
Your pup will love these fresh, wholesome treats. Fresh baked--these doggie treats are the real thing. While made from carrots, rolled oats, rye flour and molasses they really are designed for man's best friend.
The Willow Grove (Fall River, MA) Handcrafted Soaps and Aromatherapy Products
With long lasting small batch soaps and aromatherapy pillows, the Willow Grove tent allows one to stop and enjoy the scents of the flowers. Their colorful tie dyes are whimsical and youthful. Relax and enjoy under the Willow Grove tent.