Old Rochester's Winter Farmers' Market

Visit us every Tuesday, from 3:00-6:00pm outside the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Gymnasium from June 19th- September 18th at our local Farmers' Market.

See you at the Market!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 16, 2012 Old Rochester Farmers' Market: Savor the Season

Icky weather is  how one could describe the Tuesdays of the 2012 Farmers' Market season.  We have had  a strange mix of rain, cold, and wind.  Not this Tuesday, though.  This Tuesday is predicted to be sun-shiny, beautiful and full of the bounty of the Fall Harvest.  All spring, summer and now fall our local farmers have been working hard out in the fields to bring us the most incredibly delicious vegetables, fruits, and meats.  We have been enjoying the fruits of their labor--let us thank them all by coming out to the market this Tuesday to show our appreciation for the wonderful local foods they've grown this season.  I will be stocking up for the winter.  On the list are 15 pounds of cabbage, 10 pounds of carrots, 15 pounds of onions, four chickens, and 30 pounds of  butternut squash.  All of these vegetables store great, and are versatile, too.  While we all might not have the storage space for that much produce, it is great if you can find a way to keep farm fresh foods in your home--it keeps your money local and you and yours get nutritionally superior foods to what you can find in the stores.

So, come along between 3-6pm this Tuesday, enjoy the weather and the music, and stock up for the winter.  Your hard working farmers and local food artisans will appreciate it.

Participating this week:

Cervelli Farm, Rochester, MA Conventional
Winter squashes, pumpkins, and apples are in at Cervelli Farm.  This week, Scott will have available tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, CORN and eggplant. Buy in bulk to stock up for the winter!  Freezing or canning is a great way to have local farm fresh foods this winter.  Ask Scott if you have any questions about how to process any of his beautiful and fresh produce.

Engelnook Farm, Rochester, MA Pesticide-Free
Eggs, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses, fresh kale and meats available for order can all be found at the Engelnook tent. This week Joanie is featuring garden fresh salsa, delicious pickles, and sweet heat pepper jam.  Also available are chicks, pullets and layers to bring home for your own backyard chicken experience.

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. This week Joe will bring whole, frozen chickens to the market.  Buy a few, and you have some Sunday dinners with  plenty of left overs for lunches--menu planning at its best.

Skinny Dip Farm, Westport, MA Certified Organic
Hannah reports that, "Now's the time to stock up on veggies for the winter!"  Skinny Dip Farm has lots of organic root vegetables for you to choose from: carrots, beets, watermelon radishes, turnips, and potatoes.  Also, salad greens, kale, chard will be there for your calcium and vitamin A, C, and E needs.  Winter squashes, the most amazing onions, shallots, leeks, and garlic will all be at the market.  There are still some summer crops like eggplant and peppers available, too.

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
Each week it is a new surprise over at Al's tent.  Al delights in creating new and visually appealing jams and jellies.  The apple pie, blueberry rhubarb and jalepeno pepper have been some of the favorites this season.  Do not be fooled into thinking these jams are only for toast--we've used them for fish, fruit spreads for pancakes or french toast, and the classic pb&j.  Each week Al also has raw, local honey, too.
Freedom Foods, Forestdale, MA
Who doesn't love fresh made pasta?  We welcome Freedom Foods to the Old Rochester Farmers' Market.  With their fresh and vibrant pasta, they are sure to be a hit.  Grace incorporates fresh vegetables into her pastas with wonderful results.  Be sure to add this to your shopping list...

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.

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!  Felecia also brings to our market the most delectable balsamic vinegars.  With flavors like Pomegranate Balsamic, Fig Balsamic, Honey Ginger Balsamic, and Cranberry Balsamic these vinegars are guaranteed to enhance the flavor in your dishes.
SoBerry Clean

Additional Necessities

SoBerry Clean Bourne, MA
Are you looking for a way to get your laundry and home clean without using chemicals?  Then soapberries are exactly what you need.  These amazing little berries will get the job done without introducing harmful chemicals to your home or our groundwater drinking supply.

See you at the market!

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