Thank you for your support and for bringing Harvestfest 2020 home!

On behalf of Rockport Exchange, thank you SO much for your support for our Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser! While we couldn’t gather together this year for our annual celebration of local food and drink on the wharf in Rockport, we were able to honor the harvest season and our fantastic local food purveyors by offering meals-to-go and a farmers’ market sampler.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a meal or sampler in advance,  and thank you to everyone who came to our Harvestfest to Home pickup and purchased fresh produce, local flowers, and baked goods. We especially loved hearing live music again and are grateful to local favorites The Headlands for playing at the Harvestfest to Home Pickup — such an amazing treat! 

And finally, a very special thank you to Rockport Music for hosting the fundraiser pickup, and to the folks at Common Crow, Cake Ann, Bella & Harvey, Marshview Farm, Sea & Cellar, and Lattof Farmhouse Kitchen for creating our delicious Harvestfest meals-to-go, and Brothers’ Brew, Halvah Heaven, Pigeon Cove Ferments, Spicy Shark, The Fudgery, Seaview Farm, Bonny Breads, Breakwater Roasters, Bliss Bites for contributing to our Harvestfest Market Samplers.

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A THANK YOU and a Fundraiser Update!

A Shout-Out and an Update

Wow! More support from the community! A huge thank you to those of you who placed orders over the last few days:
 
Jamy Madeja
Bethany Carlson
Sonja Merz
Molly Silver
Laura Hallowell
Jan Micalizzi
Elizabeth Knudsen
Lindsay Greimann
Trenholm Ninestein
Melanie Waddell
Sheila Becker
Samantha McGrath
Laura Stevens
Robin Nichols
Debbie Whitting
Jane Beddus
Susan Koehler-Arsenault
Elinor Juviler
Kenneth Novack
Mary Faino
Kurt Ogle
Sharon Kishida
Celene Lyon
 
We are at 23 patrons for the Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser, and we are GRATEFUL.

Our Goal?

To reach 100 patrons showing support for the Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser and the nonprofit Rockport Exchange. Every year thousands of visitors and locals alike enjoy our festivals and the Rockport Farmers Market. It doesn’t seem impossible to reach our goal of 100 supporters. Can we count on you to be among them?
 
Thanks for placing orders, donating, and spreading the word!
 
The deadline is October 12th — we can do this! Click HERE to place an order or share the link, and thank you!
 
Enjoy these memories from Harvestfests from previous years, and thanks again for your help in bringing the festival back by supporting Rockport Exchange!
 
 
 

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.