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.

#GivingTuesday


What a year!

2019 was a busy one for Rockport Exchange, to say the least. From May to October our volunteers worked to bring you 18 weeks of local food, culture, and community-focused programming. And it’s not over yet! We still have a great Holiday Makers Food Market happening (December 14th: mark your calendars!)

How do we make it all happen? With YOUR help!

In this season of giving, please consider making a donation to the nonprofit Rockport Exchange. Every dollar is important; every contribution makes a difference.

Thank you for being a part of our work in making our community stronger!

Please DONATE HERE, and thank you!

The M1D Pins are In!

We just got our 2018 M1D collectible pins in and we are feeling a PINch of excitement. (ha ha!) For a suggested $2 donation you can wear your pin proudly, knowing that you have supported our community festival. And if you show up on M1D wearing your pin, you may receive a special sort of recognition.

Let us know if you would like a pin or two and we’ll tell you where to get ’em!