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, 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!

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