Our name speaks to our mission: Rockport Exchange is a nonprofit community organization at the crossroads of ideas and production.

Through our programs we create opportunities for residents and visitors alike to come together and contribute to a forward-looking, vibrant community built on a clear appreciation of Rockport’s past.

Rockport Exchange develops and sustains programming that enhances a sense of place. We strengthen our community by focusing on local food, creative culture, and industry. We believe in building an infrastructure of culture that will have a lasting impact on generations to come.


Rockport Exchange


Rockport Farmers Market

 2019 Holiday Market

Date: Saturday, December 14th as part of the Rockport Makers Festival

Market Location: The First Baptist Church of Rockport at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Broadway.

Stay tuned for a list of vendors and more details! Learn about the Rockport Makers Festival HERE, and make plans to experience a fantastic weekend in Rockport celebrating the holiday season!

2019 Summer Market

Dates & Time: Saturdays from June 22nd – October 19th, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

Market Location: Harvey Park in front of the First Baptist Church of Rockport at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Broadway.

Participation & Vendor Information

The Rockport Farmers Market is a juried food market. Vendors must grow or make their own food product. Please review our farmers market policies and documentation requirements before applying. Musicians interested in playing at the RFM may also use this form to apply for up to three dates.  Community organizations should use this application, as well. Confirmations of requested dates will be emailed in a timely manner. Application for the 2019 Summer Market.

Volunteer with the Market!

The Rockport Farmers Market counts on volunteers to make the market happen every week. Thank you for joining us and supporting local food. Interested in volunteering? SIGN UP HERE

Find Out More…

Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or on Instagram or through our regular email updates to find out what is available at Rockport’s weekly market.

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2019 Festival Information 

October 19, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
In downtown Rockport, Massachusetts 

About the Festival

The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional bounty of the season — all in an unbeatable setting.

New England food producers gather on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more. Craft beers  produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes. Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day demonstrating the riches of harvest in New England.

Harvestfest features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk, indie rock, cooking demos, a farm expo, and plenty of activities for families.




Rockport Harvestfest 2019 Sponsors


Rockport Music


Institution for Savings


RLML Stevens Fund


Mark & Elizabeth Knudsen

John Tarr Store
Cape Ann Savings Bank
Rotary Club of Rockport
Awesome Rockport Foundation
The Tuck Inn
Gove & Feldman Insurance
Tucks Retail Corp
Wicked Peacock
Strut Boutique
Pleasant Street Inn
Eagle House Motel

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Volunteers make it possible for Rockport Exchange to engage in a range of projects, all designed to strengthen Rockport’s culture and industry.

Please consider joining our efforts, whether it be a few hours a year or a few hours a week. We look forward to having you be a part of the work of Rockport Exchange!

2019 Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Rockport Farmers Market from June 22nd – October 19th
  • Harvestfest on October 19th:  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

For more information CLICK HERE

To stay in touch: Sign up for our email newsletter to find out about ongoing volunteer opportunities, or email us at rockportexchange01966@gmail.com for more information.