Due to Gov. Charlie Baker’s declaration of a State of Emergency in regard to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, the Rockport Board of Health has requested that all non-essential gatherings be suspended.
A Board of Health meeting was held on March 10th, and members made the specific recommendation that Rockport Exchange not hold the upcoming Winter Farmers’ Market on March 14th to avoid the prospect of a large concentration of people gathering in close proximity at this time.
While it is disappointing to cancel the March 14th market, Rockport Exchange appreciates the prudence of the Rockport Board of Selectmen and the Rockport Board of Health in considering the welfare of our entire community.
We look forward to our summer markets, starting in June, where growers and makers and patrons of local food will come together at the Rockport Farmers Market.
Thank you for your ongoing support and again, a special thanks to to the Smith family of Crackerjacks-Whistlestop Market and Smith Ace Hardware & Lumber for graciously being willing to provide the venue for the Rockport Winter Farmers Market.
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 & Ingrid Creative Company for co-producing this very special event.
A huge thanks, also, to our vendors for making such delicious, wholesome specialty food and to YOU, our patrons, for supporting local makers. Everyone’s efforts make our community — and the world! — a better place.
A busy Makers Food Market!
Festival-goers come prepared to support local makers in any weather.
Intrepid volunteer Kai Knudsen sorts the day’s trash into composting and recycling at the end of the market. (Thank you Kai!)
Rockport Exchange is excited to be a part of the Rockport Makers Festival, held on December 14th & 15th throughout downtown Rockport. The Makers Festival, co-produced by Rusty + Ingrid, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Rockport, is a special event with a focus on handmade, artisanal goods.
As part of the festival, Rockport Exchange will be presenting the Makers Food Market on Saturday, December 14th from 10am-5pm showcasing food producers and makers who have a range perfectly tasty — and perfectly packaged for gift-giving — food on offer.
Give the gift of Yum this holiday season and stop by the Makers Food Market while enjoying the Rockport Makers Festival! Learn more about our Makers Food Market HERE, and stay in touch on Instagram and Facebook to learn more as the date approaches!