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]

Live Music on Motif No.1 Day!

In Dock Square, don’t miss a few of our favorite bands playing LIVE local music!

Playing at 11am: A buzz-generating Americana/folk/roots group from Rockport that is taking Cape Ann by storm, Headlands features veteran guitarist/singer John Rockwell, vocalist Amy Rich, and Eric Wilson on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals. Come enjoy their harmony-drenched vocals and dynamic instrumental interplay.


Playing at 3pm: Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys will perform Mari’s wonderful arrangements of great songs from artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holliday, Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keyes, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.¬† Mari has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. She has sung for Kenny Loggins on numerous occasions, and she has opened for and shared the stage with Tower of Power, the Average White Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Glen Phillips, Jonathan McEuen, WAR, and Alan Parsons.¬† Mari’s crack band will consist of Mark Retallack on keys, Roger Brockelbank on drums, and Bob Enik on guitar.


 

Be a Harvestfest Champion at the Pies, Pickles & Preserves Contest

Hey listen, we just went to the Topsfield Fair, and it was awesome and everything, but it ain’t got nothin on the upcoming Great Harvestfest Pies, Pickles & Preserves Contest. ¬†Scheduled to take place in Dock Square at Harvestfest, this contest is going to be some tasty good fun.

Register online HERE or show up with your pride & joy (not your kid, your pie, pickles, or preserves) by noon on Harvestfest. You may walk away with the Best of Harvestfest apron! Or not. But either way, you will have a good time, and that is worth something.