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


What We Do

Rockport Exchange originates and sustains community initiatives, programs and events.

Our initiatives focus on small batch food producers, farmers, artists, and education surrounding issues of food and the arts. We also seek to shore up regional culture by working with local institutions, with partners ranging from a historic working farm to our local elementary school. Our past and current initiatives include a local food festival, a year-round farmers market, interactive arts festival, a food forum, a short film festival, and more.

Rockport Farmers Market

2017 Summer Market

Dates & Time: Saturdays from June 17th – October 14th, 2017 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.

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.

Participation & Vendor Information

The Rockport Farmers Market is a juried food market. Vendors must grow or make their own food product. Crafts and/or non-food products will not be considered at this time. Application for the 2017 Summer Market.

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Motif No. 1 Day

2017 Festival Information 

May 20, 2017 FROM 9AM TO 5PM

About the festival

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts.

M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.

Featuring film, poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more, along with the Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives, M1D is a festival with something for everyone.

The M1D Schedule of Events:

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