Peak Season at the Rockport Farmers Market!

Hope to see you at the Rockport Farmers Market this summer, where local food producers and growers are gathering every Saturday morning from 9am-1pm. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to support local food besides! New vendors this year include Gloucester’s Finest Seafood, Rockport Public Schools’ Green Team, and Halvah Heaven.

We are also happy to have our long-term partnering vendors with us, offering smoked fish, fresh produce, locally-produced beef and poultry, breads, cookies, granola, pastries and so much more!

See you down at the market, and thanks for your support!

[photos: Melanie Waddell]

Rockport Exchange Receives $3,000 from the Cape Ann Community Foundation

The Cape Ann Community Foundation disperses funds every year to worthy local causes. Rockport Exchange is thrilled to be the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the CACF to continue our initiatives in promoting and supporting local food networks.

The CACF is funded through the sale of specially-issued Cape Ann license plates. Your purchase of a Cape Ann license plate supports the work of the Cape Ann Community Foundation while promoting all that Cape Ann has to offer: it’s a win-win! For more, check out the work of the Cape Ann Community Foundation through their website, where you can also purchase license plates.

Countdown to Funtown aka Motif No.1 Day Fest!

M1D is just five days away. Some of you might be tempted to look at the weather report and think a little rain will dampen the fun. If you’re one of those people, take your weather app off your phone RIGHT now, because the rain never stops Motif No.1 Day. In fact, there’s no point in bothering to look up the weather,  because the show will go on and we will celebrate the Motif no matter what. Also, the weather changes from minute-to-minute on Cape Ann so there’s that.

Most likely Saturday will turn out to be a balmy day with an average 70-degree temperature and a lovely breeze blowing off the Old Harbor. Either way, rain or shine, can’t stop won’t stop as the song says. We are ready to have a festival.

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