building community through food, culture, & industry
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 Farmers Market
2020 Rockport Winter Farmers Market
Dates: Saturday, February 8th & Saturday, March 14th from 11am-3pm. Presented by Rockport Exchange.
Market Location: 17 Railroad Avenue. (The old Smith Hardware building at Whistlestop Mall.)
Stay tuned for a list of vendors and more details!
The Rockport Makers Festival was a huge success, and Rockport Exchange was thrilled to participate by hosting a Makers Food Market as part of the larger festival. Many, many thanks to the First Baptist Church of Rockport for providing the venue, the Town of Rockport, the Chamber of Commerce, and most of all, Rusty & …
22 farmers market vendors: farmers & producers bringing local, fresh food to a community without a grocery store.
800 average number of weekly patrons at the farmers market
6 local food business utilizing our events as a launch point. Food producers are able to test the market and incubate their businesses in a low-cost, customer-direct setting
“[Five] years ago in October we launched our brand That Nutty Redhead, a gluten-free, vegan, praline nut snack based on a family recipe, at Harvestfest. We built our business and did our test marketing within farmers’ markets. Now our product is sold throughout New England at Whole Foods, Crosby’s Roche Bros and more! We’re grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Rockport Exchange events, which gave our business its start. ”