Friday, October 3, 2014

Tomorrow: the LAST regular season Rockport Farmers Market!

October 4th Rockport Farmers Market:
The final 2014 regular farmers' market of the season is here, and Seaview Farms will be on hand with their own grass-fed meat, pumpkins and more. First Light Farm and Vintage Greens offer a bounty of produce and flowers. Knead Dough Bakery offers cookies, sweetbreads, and legendary nisu and anadama breads, Heath's Tea Room will have scones and brewed tea. That Nutty Redhead features an array of steamed nuts. Sasquatch Smokehouse has their own line of smoked mussels and fish. This week's market also offers Twin Lights tonic AND fresh coffee and doughnuts from Brothers' Brew. The home growers section of the farmers' market is packed with all sorts of good things: lots of fresh produce, flowers and jams!
Bonus: To get a a sense of all the great stuff going on around here with food, don't miss this article from food writer Heather Atwood on Rockport's local food scene.

Music at the Rockport Farmers Market
Rose Sheehan and John Hicks will be providing live music this weekend at the market. Both of them have an incredible repertoire that ranges from folk to jazz to blues. And as a bonus, John is bit of a comedian between songs, so don't miss their appearance at this week's Rockport Farmers Market.

Rockport Farmers Market TOTES, T-SHIRTS and POSTERS are here!
Some very cool Rockport Farmers Market merchandise is coming your way, all of it offering a great way to spread the word about the market and support the RFM! Stop by the RFM booth at Saturday's market to see what's new and in stock.

The Rockport Farmers Market, with the permission of the Rockport Police Dept., has four spaces available on High Street for short-term farmers' market parking every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. If you're in a hurry and need some produce, you can park right next to the market for a few minutes while you dash through the market! 

Participate in Harvestfest!
Opportunities abound to volunteer to help make the festival happen. You can also showcase your cooking, agricultural and/or creative skill at Harvestfest. Enter a pie, your best jam or jelly, or make a scarecrow. Click the links below to join the fun!

Support Local Food
A Rockport Farmers Market vendor (as well as Rockport resident) Lisa Griffiths of That Nutty Redhead, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help grow her business. Consider supporting local food and local industry and check out Lisa's exciting campaign! Check it out HERE.


Upcoming Events

  • October 18th: Rockport Harvestfest: a celebration of local food & drink, including craft-brewed beer and local wine, as well as a packed out Farmers Market, Scarecrow Stroll & more.