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 23, 2012

Week Eight, July 24, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market

Summer has officially shone down upon us...these temperatures have kept us all finding ways to keep cool and enjoy the fun that summertime brings.  Our farmers have been working hard this past week trying to keep all their plants hydrated so that we can continue to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  As evidenced by the pictures below, they are succeeding at bringing vibrant and bountiful variety. 

This week we welcome some new vendors to the market.  Local massage therapists Aimee Bean and Molly Lombard will offer chair massages.  Omega Olive Oil will bring organic, extra-virgin olive oil.  Also, two local artists--Green Knoll Jewelry and Pine Tree Glass Words will join us.

So, read on and see what you can expect this week...and then come along from 3-7pm tomorrow.  We'll be at the ORJHS celebrating all things local.

This week brings:

Farms 

Allen Farms, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Allen Farms brings a variety of greenhouse greens, herbs, fresh cut lavender and potted herbs.  This week's special offering is wineberries.  Deb's wineberries always sell out quickly, so get to the market early so that you don't miss out.  Also, Deb will have more of the fun and decorative cut and grow lettuce hanging pots.  These hanging pots have been wildly popular.  They are perfect as some color for the patio, yet functional, too.  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).

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Fresh picked Cervelli Farm veggies
Everyone loves fresh from the field Cervelli corn.  Gathered on Tuesday mornings, this corn is amazingly delicious.   This week, Scott will also have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butta squash, cucumbers, spinach, eggplant and heads of lettuce.  The eggplants are the perfect size for making some delicious stuffed eggplant out on the grill.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
Eggs, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses, and meats available for order can all be found at the Engelnook tent. This week Joanie is featuring Narragansett's Vanilla Yogurt, Plain Angelito Spread, and Ciliegine cheese.  Ciliegine is fresh mozzarella that comes in small cherry tomato sized balls.  It is terrific for cherry tomato, ciliegine and basil skewers.

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
Skinny Dip's root veggies
Skinny Dip Farm is back and we are quite happy to have them joining us for the remainder of the season.  Ben and Hannah grow a wide variety of produce, herbs, and flowers.  This week they will delight market goers with a selection of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, squashes, cucumbers, fresh cut herbs, and flowers. Don't want to miss the deliciousness of farm fresh tomatoes in the off season?  You can simply rough chop the tomatoes and freeze them in bags with basil leaves and garlic.  Perfect.


Bakers
 
Gail's Goodies, Mattapoisett, MA
Gail's will bring the Goodness
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.

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!

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

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.

Green Knoll Jewelry, New Bedford, MA
A local favorite, Cynthia will bring her amazing hand-crafted jewelry to this week's market.  These are stunning pieces made with careful attention to detail.  The crystals and stones she chooses and how she puts them together is what has made her jewelry set itself apart from the run of the mill.

Pine Tree Glass Works, North Dartmouth, MA
Stained glass, one of a kind originals abound at Pine Tree Glass works.  These pieces of art are a fabulous addition for a loved one's garden, a children's bedroom, or could make a great holiday gift. 

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.

Don't forget your re-usable shopping bag.  There will be lots at the market to fill it up with!  And please remember that the market opens at 3:00, if you are early please feel free to browse but we ask you to hold your purchases until 3.  Waiting until 3:00 allows the farmers a chance to get fully set up.  Thank you.

If you are interested in seeing your Farmers' Market grow to a place where it sustains more vendors and variety, please inquire about volunteer opportunities

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