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!

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 23, 2011 Old Rochester Farmers' Market


Sunflowers from Allen Farm


It looks like we are in for gorgeous weather tomorrow. Come along and join us between 3-6pm at the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School for a wonderful afternoon of live music, shopping, and chatting with the neighbor. As always there will be a colorful assortment of summer's bounty available for you to select from. While last week was How on Earth's last week, we have a new vendor The A1 Pickle Company joining us. Stop by Alberto's tent and say hello. Try a sample of his delicious pickles while you are there--good stuff. This will be Green Feather Herb's last week at the Market, as this husband and wife team have to return to work, they are both school teachers. Be sure to stock up on their all natural bug spray and their herbal teas this week. You are able to purchase their products online in the off market season.

Participating in this weeks market are:

Farms:

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. New this week will be husk cherry tomatoes--they are amazingly sweet and super yummy! Just like Allen Farm's wineberries, they sell out quick--so be sure to get them before they are gone.

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.

Purple beans from Hickory Knoll Farm

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 Farmers' Market shoppers.



Bakeries:

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. The hot dog rolls and hamburger buns are perfect for summertime grilling--and do not contain the high fructose corn syrup or chemical preservatives you get when buying grocery store rolls--they taste delicious, too!

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.



Value Added Foods:

A1 Pickle Company (Attleboro, MA) All Natural Pickles
Alberto is proud to offer pickles that are made from real ingredients, without any chemical additives. Made at the Dartmouth Grange with locally sourced ingredients, these pickles are literally award winning. Dilly Dill, Kickin' Kukes, and Pucker Pickles are fresh made and ready for you to bring home.

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!



Other Necessities:

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.

See you at the market!

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