The second Virtual Rockport Farmers Market took place on Saturday, May 9th. In spite of the wind, rain, and SNOW, we had a great market, distributing local food to over 60 households.
Sourdough bread from Bonny Breads
Mother’s Day cake from Dancing Daisy
A big thanks to our vendors, to our patrons, our volunteers, and to Seaview Farm, for hosting the distribution of the goods sold online through our Virtual Market.
Look for the next market to be held on Saturday, May 23rd (the market opens for online orders on Sunday, May 17th). We will have fresh bread, local eggs, organically-grown seedlings, local beef, baked treats, and a great range of value-added products from sauerkraut to almond butter to hot sauce.
Rockport artist David Arsenault submitted four different depictions of the Motif, each one entirely unique in capturing the Motif in a different mood. Since moving to Rockport five years ago, David has been generous with his talent in donating to the community — providing one of his paintings of the Motif all the way back in 2017 for our annual Motif No. 1 Day Commemorative Poster (see below).
Thank you for your gifts and your ongoing generosity, David!
To see David’s contribution to the 2020 Virtual M1D Fest, click HERE.
Be sure to submit your work — prose, poetry, films, photography, painting, sculpture (even selfies at a safe social distance!) — with a Cape Ann/Rockport theme to rockportexchange01966@gmail or to Rockport Exchange, P.O. Box 2294 in Rockport.
Check out this beautiful video from our friends at Addison Choate in Rockport. (The Motif plays a starring role, of course!) The creativity of Rockporters never ceases to amaze us, and we are grateful to the owners of Addision Choate for sharing this video with the world, especially during a time when it so many of us miss seeing these sights in person.
Hope this film inspires you to create your own contribution to celebrating Rockport and the Motif in the coming weeks!