About

Our name speaks to our mission: Rockport Exchange is a nonprofit community organization at the crossroads of ideas and production.

Through our programs we create opportunities for residents and visitors alike to come together and contribute to a forward-looking, vibrant community built on a clear appreciation of Rockport’s past.

Rockport Exchange develops and sustains programming that enhances a sense of place. We strengthen our community by focusing on local food, creative culture, and industry. We believe in building an infrastructure of culture that will have a lasting impact on generations to come.

 

Rockport Exchange

 

Rockport Foodways Map

Rockport Foodways Map Launch 

friday, may 17th from 6-8pm in dock square

 

On Friday, May 17th, Rockport Exchange launches the new Rockport Foodways Map: a Walking Guide to Local Food Makers, Producers, and Restaurants. The event will take place on the eve of the annual Motif No.1 Day Festival under the tent in Dock Square —  right in the heart of Rockport.

A Little Taste of Rockport

Stop by the Foodways Map Launch in Dock Square to pick up a copy of your map, meet a few local food makers and sample just some of the delicious food on offer from Rockport’s food makers and producers!

Melanie & Darren, supporters of local food!

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Motif No. 1 Day

2019 Motif No. 1 Day Festival Information 

May 18, 2019 FROM 9AM TO 5PM
t-Wharf and THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS

About the festival

M1D focuses on honoring Rockport’s heritage and future in the arts.

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport! Poetry, dance, art, live music, interactive art, a 5k & Fun Run, local food (wood-fired pizza, grass-fed burgers and more!), small-batch craft beer and Massachusetts wine — all of it in honor of the red fishing shack that is known around the world as Motif No.1.

CLICK HERE FOR THE MOTIF NO. 1 DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Rockport artist Brooke Demeri

M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.


SUPPORT COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING!

SPONSOR THE 2019 MOTIF NO. 1 DAY FESTIVAL

VOLUNTEER AT THE MOTIF NO. 1 DAY FESTIVAL

M1D COMMUNITY ORGS/NONPROFIT APPLICATION


MOTIF NO.1 DAY FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY:

 

MASTERPIECE LEVEL
Randy & Laura Stevens of Rockport
PALETTE LEVEL
The Sharfstein Family of Rockport
PAINTBRUSH LEVEL

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Rockport Farmers Market

 2019 Summer Market

Dates & Time: Saturdays from June 22nd – October 19th, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

Market Location: Harvey Park in front of the First Baptist Church of Rockport at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Broadway.

Participation & Vendor Information

The Rockport Farmers Market is a juried food market. Vendors must grow or make their own food product. Please review our farmers market policies and documentation requirements before applying. Musicians interested in playing at the RFM may also use this form to apply for up to three dates.  Community organizations should use this application, as well. Confirmations of requested dates will be emailed in a timely manner. Application for the 2019 Summer Market.

Volunteer with the Market!

The Rockport Farmers Market counts on volunteers to make the market happen every week. Thank you for joining us and supporting local food. Interested in volunteering? SIGN UP HERE

Find Out More…

Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or on Instagram or through our regular email updates to find out what is available at Rockport’s weekly market.

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Volunteer

Volunteers make it possible for Rockport Exchange to engage in a range of projects, all designed to strengthen Rockport’s culture and industry.

Please consider joining our efforts, whether it be a few hours a year or a few hours a week. We look forward to having you be a part of the work of Rockport Exchange!

2019 Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Motif No. 1 Day on May 18th
  • Rockport Farmers Market from June 22nd – October 19th
  • Harvestfest on October 19th
  • Fridays at the Farm (one Friday night per month, June to Sept)

TO SIGN UP or for more information CLICK HERE

To stay in touch: Sign up for our email newsletter to find out about ongoing volunteer opportunities, or email us at rockportexchange01966@gmail.com for more information.