The 2020 Motif No. 1 Day Commemorative Poster

During this difficult time, a strong community is more important than ever. Our 2020 festival poster highlights all the joys of being a part of this beautiful place while recognizing that this year is not like all the other Motif No. 1 Days that have been celebrated in Rockport.

The 2020 poster artist and designer is Darren Mason. Darren has been always been a crucial part of the work of Rockport Exchange, long before our nonprofit organization even had a name — back when we were an ad hoc group of enthusiastic and willing Rockporters, ready to contribute to building community in our corner of the world. Darren has generously given countless (literally, countless) hours to designing all of our logos and promotional pieces, as well as our merchandise. Not only does he give of his design talents, he has also given countless hours helping set up, run, and break down  our multiple yearly festival and events and the weekly farmers’ market. In many ways he is the spirit of Rockport Exchange, always an upbeat, positive, hardworking presence even during those times when things have been very, very hard for our little organization. 

So it is fitting that Darren design this year’s poster. He brings his positive spirit to this time, when things are very hard for many of us and the call to come together is more important than ever.

Thank you Darren, for more than a decade of what you’ve brought to Rockport Exchange, and to our larger community — locals and visitors alike. Thank you for bringing us together, yet again, with this year’s poster design. 

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The Inns of Rockport Cookbook: Available for Sale on May 16th!

Motif #1 Day Only!   Pick up the Inns of Rockport Cookbook and save 25%!

The cookbook will be available for pickup on Motif #1 Day from 11 – 3 at two locations in town!   To be safe in these days of social distancing, we will follow strict contact-less sales. 

Books will be available on a table outdoors for individual pick up.  Deposit $15 (a 25% off savings) into the basket and pick up book!   It’s that easy.  

Two Locations:   Beech Tree B&B at 55 Broadway or the Seafarer Inn at 50 Marmion Way.

Lobster Mac and Cheese:  Cookbook page 180.

We’re all INN this together! The innkeepers of Rockport, MA share their favorite and most requested recipes. From breads and muffins to frittatas and quiches, from soups and appetizers to main dishes and desserts. Some simple, some complex, some new, some handed down through the generations. Find out more about the Inns as well as fun facts about Rockport as you enjoy The Inns of Rockport’s favorite recipes. Bring home a taste of Rockport. 

Also available on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793422702


Thank you!

The second Virtual Rockport Farmers Market took place on Saturday, May 9th. In spite of the wind, rain, and SNOW, we had a great market, distributing local food to over 60 households.

Sourdough bread from Bonny Breads

Mother’s Day cake from Dancing Daisy 

A big thanks to our vendors, to our patrons, our volunteers, and to Seaview Farm, for hosting the distribution of the goods sold online through our Virtual Market.

Look for the next market to be held on Saturday, May 23rd (the market opens for online orders on Sunday, May 17th). We will have  fresh bread, local eggs, organically-grown seedlings, local beef, baked treats, and a great range of value-added products from sauerkraut to almond butter to hot sauce. 

Our volunteers packing farmers’ market orders while it snows!

From Rockport with Love!

Check out this beautiful video from our friends at Addison Choate  in Rockport. (The Motif plays a starring role, of course!) The creativity of Rockporters never ceases to amaze us, and we are grateful to the owners of Addision Choate for sharing this video with the world, especially during a time when it so many of us miss seeing these sights in person.

Hope this film inspires you to create your own contribution to celebrating Rockport and the Motif in the coming weeks!