Feeding Families at the Rockport Farmers Market

From this week’s edition of the Rockport Exchange newsletter:

Feeding Local Families: A Collaborative Effort

Last week we met with representatives of the organizations Awesome Rockport and We Are All in This Together to discuss food insecurity in Rockport, and how to address it with local resources. Both groups have been working hard to meet the needs of local folks who have encountered burdens brought on by COVID-19. 

True to these organizations’ track record of getting things done, within 24 hours of our meeting fresh produce from the farmers of the Rockport Farmer Market, along with an array of non-perishable goods, was delivered to four local households in immediate need of assistance by Kristen Michel of We Are in All This Together.

Rockport Exchange looks forward to continuing in this collaborative effort, and appreciates the partnership with Awesome Rockport and We Are All in This Together and the hard-working farmers who bring their fresh produce to the Rockport Farmers Market each week. 

To contribute to this joint effort or share a need, please get in touch at rockportexchange01966@gmail.com, and for more updates from this week’s newsletter, CLICK HERE .

Darren Mason of Rockport Exchange and Awesome Rockport with Kristen Michel of We Are All in This Together, doing the heavy lifting of filling produce bags at the Rockport Farmers Market! 

 

 

The Rockport Farmers Market is Back!

2020 Summer Rockport Farmers Market

All farm products can be purchased directly from the farmers on Saturday from 10am-1pm. 

Dates & Time: Saturdays from June 27th – September 5 from 10am to 1pm

Market Location:  Rockport Music parking lot at 16 Main St. in Rockport

Market Protocols: Vendors & Patrons must wear a mask at all times, per local and state guidelines. Social-distancing and sanitation will be observed by vendors and patrons.

In-person Rockport Farmers Market purchases: Produce and locally-grown farm products can be purchased and picked up in-person from our farmers from 10am-1pm at the Rockport Farmers Market. Just stop by, follow our protocols, and buy fresh food directly from your farmer!

Thank you for your support for local food, and we look forward to seeing you for in-person purchase and pickups this summer!

A huge thank you to Rockport Music for their generosity in supporting so many community initiatives and hosting the Rockport Farmers Market for the 2020 season.

 

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!  

 

Thank you!

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. 

Our volunteers packing farmers’ market orders while it snows!