Thank you for your support and for bringing Harvestfest 2020 home!

On behalf of Rockport Exchange, thank you SO much for your support for our Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser! While we couldn’t gather together this year for our annual celebration of local food and drink on the wharf in Rockport, we were able to honor the harvest season and our fantastic local food purveyors by offering meals-to-go and a farmers’ market sampler.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a meal or sampler in advance,  and thank you to everyone who came to our Harvestfest to Home pickup and purchased fresh produce, local flowers, and baked goods. We especially loved hearing live music again and are grateful to local favorites The Headlands for playing at the Harvestfest to Home Pickup — such an amazing treat! 

And finally, a very special thank you to Rockport Music for hosting the fundraiser pickup, and to the folks at Common Crow, Cake Ann, Bella & Harvey, Marshview Farm, Sea & Cellar, and Lattof Farmhouse Kitchen for creating our delicious Harvestfest meals-to-go, and Brothers’ Brew, Halvah Heaven, Pigeon Cove Ferments, Spicy Shark, The Fudgery, Seaview Farm, Bonny Breads, Breakwater Roasters, Bliss Bites for contributing to our Harvestfest Market Samplers.

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Place Your Virtual Farmers Market Order Now for Saturday Pickup

We’re back with another Virtual Rockport Farmers Market!

Order by 4pm on Thursday, May 21st for pickup on Saturday at Seaview Farm in Rockport. Local, fresh food by hardworking food producers and growers is coming your way.

Fresh bread, seedlings, eggs, stuffed clams, locally-roasted coffee and all sorts of delicious and useful items are listed in the market.

Check it out HERE and be sure to place your order before the market window closes.

Thank you for your support for local food and our community farmers’ market!  

 

Farm Delivery in Rockport!

As Rockport Exchange continues to focus on the importance of our local food network by preparing for the Rockport Farmers Market in uncertain times, we want to be sure to share with you what our hardworking market vendors are up to.

Many of you know Justin and Jamie Chase  (formerly of Arrowhead Farm and now of North of Boston Farm) from their many years of being vendors at the Rockport Farmers Market. In keeping with their essential work as farmers, Justin and Jamie are taking on COVID-19  by continuing to provide North Shore households with fresh, nutritious food. This work is more crucial now than ever.

Justin is delivering to Rockport on Saturday, March 28th. What a great time to have food from reliable, local source delivered to Rockport! Contact North of Boston Farm by Friday, March 27th at 8pm to get your order on the truck for Saturday’s delivery.


Farmer Justin of North of Boston Farm with Farmer Ken of Seaview Farm

Local Food in a Global Crisis

As we all stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have a little more time to reflect on where we get our food. The supply chain for food in this country (and in most of the developed world) has an extensive reach, as we all know. While this provides a fantastic array of olive oils and a chance to eat naan bread actually made in India (thank you Trader Joes!), it also means that we have an unprecedented reliance on unknown manufacturers and growers for our day-to-day staples.

Local farmers and food producers, like every other small business owner, will be struggling through this national shutdown. Please consider buying directly from small growers and food producers as you source food for your family during this difficult time. Most food producers are willing to ship or deliver or arrange a way to connect (with the proper precautions taken for sanitization and social distancing of course!) in order for you to get food from a trusted source AND support a foundational part of our society — the people who make, grow, and produce our food.

Over the next few posts we will be sharing resources and contact information for our farmers’ market vendors as well as other local food resources.

For now we are sharing a very local food source to Rockport: Seaview Farm on 38 South Street. Seaview Farm offers  a great selection of local meat, eggs, and this weekend: fresh spinach! Check them out at www.seaviewfarmrockport.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeaviewFarm/

Take care during this difficult time, and we look forward to seeing you out and about in our wonderful community when the time comes. Reach out at any time to tell us your story of local food and local resilience — we would love to share it.