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SEMAP Buy Local Update #3
Hey Everyone,
Spring Surprises

All winter long we were winding and winding the box, and BOOM! Spring has exploded with its bounty of fresh Salad Greens, bitterly delicious Rhubarb and very soon our much missed friends, Strawberries.  And what better way to celebrate the Spring and all her greatness than with a Farmers' Market! (Read on! - complete list of Southeastern Ma. Farmers' Markets below).
Markets are opening every week as we get closer to summer, and are great places to meet local growers/producers and their varieties of local food items.  In Spring there are not only beautiful Cut Flowers and Vegetable Plants, but a variety of early produce (Asparagus, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spring Garlic), Herbs & Greens, Honey, Dairy and Meat products as well as local crafts.  You'll be pleasantly surprised by what you'll find at your local Farmers' Market, so head to one this Spring to jump start your odyssey of buying local year round. 

As always check out our Online Farm Guide for help with finding Pick-Your-Own (PYO), farmstands, and specialty products.

In case you haven't noticed... local food is fantastic!
These emails are designed to help you get started on your local food odysseys and inform you about the many ways you can help local agriculture, simply by buying fresh local products.

Every two weeks or so, you can expect an email updating you on:
  • What's Growin' - Local Foods that are in Season - Fresh Herbs, Greens & Rhubarb!
  • Where You Can Purchase Them -  Farmers' Markets!  
  • And How you Can Further Support Local Producers - Stompin' Grapes with Shakes!
SEMAP's mission is to help local farmers achieve economic success through marketing and technical assistance.  Now, we are also increasing our public outreach on Why, Where and How to buy fresh, local products.  SEMAP's 'Buy Fresh, Buy Local' Campaign makes it easy for you to find the best quality products from our terrific local farms and food businesses--look for the our new label and taste the difference! All over Southeastern Mass., this label will be at participating farmstands, farmers markets, restaurants and markets.

But there's MORE!

Be sure to check out our website at to search our Online Farm Guide where over 200 local farms can be searched by location, products, market outlets, and more.

Look for the 'Buy Fresh Buy Local' label, and taste the difference!

What's Growin'?

There's no need to wait till mid-summer to enjoy local foods - let's start now!  Listed below are some of the great Spring time products ready to enjoy.  Asparagus is still strong and a great item to add to the grill especially when accompanied with a fresh salad of Early Greens and Edible Flowers.  But my favorite would be waking up to fresh baked Bread from your local bakery, smothered with local Rhubarb Jam.  Mmm!  There's so much to enjoy early in the season, dig in!
The farms and businesses listed below are members of SEMAP's Buy Fresh, Buy Local Campaign and Business-to-Business Network. For complete information on these local producers and MANY MORE check out our Online Farm

Examples of products available this week:      (Lots more growing!! Check ONLINE FARM GUIDE!)

CN Smith Farm, Inc.       Cooks Valley Farm          Four Town Farm
        Ward's Berry Farm
              E. Bridgewater, Ma.       Wrentham, Ma.               Seekonk, Ma.              Sharon, Ma.                                           

Cranberries                           Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce
               Tihonet Village Market            Eva's Garden (Cert. Organic)              Cooks Valley Farm
               Wareham, Ma.                         S. Dartmouth, Ma.                    Wrentham, Ma.

                Herbs &
Greens (cont'd)
                Coonamessett Farm                    Four Town Farm             Great Cape Herbs
                E. Falmouth, Ma.                        Seekonk, Ma.                 Brewster, Ma.

                Herbs & Greens (cont'd)
                Kettle Pond Farm                   Lucky Field Organics                   Merrylegs Farm

                Berkley, Ma.                          Rochester, Ma.                           Dartmouth, Ma.

Herbs & Greens (cont'd)                                                              Potatoes          
Oakdale Farm           Prospect Hill Farm      Quittacas Farm            Sampson Farms
                Rehoboth, Ma.          Plympton, Ma.            East Freetown, Ma.      Westport, Ma.

Rhubarb                                                                                 Aquaponic Tilapia
Alderbrook Farm       CN Smith Farm        Wards' Berry Farm        E.&T. Farms 
Dartmouth, Ma.         E. Bridgewater        Sharon, Ma.                West Barnstable, Ma.    

                Dufort Farm                         Hana's Honey                    Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic)
                Rehoboth, Ma.                      Westport, Ma.                   Little Compton, RI
     [email protected]  

                Shellfish (Oysters & Clams)                       Smoked Fish, Dips & Pates!
                Barnstable Seafarms                                   Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse
                Barnstable, Ma.                                          Chatham, Ma.

Prospect Hill Farm (Cert. Organic)     Quansett Gardens                Silverbrook Farm            
                Plympton, Ma.                             Dartmouth, Ma.                   Dartmouth, Ma.             

               Eggs (cont'd)                                  Artisanal Cheeses                    Pork & Beef
               Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic)       Shy Brothers Farm                     Dufort Farms
               Little Compton, RI                           Westport, Ma.                          Rehoboth, Ma.

                Raw Milk
                Bettencourt Dairy              Oake Knoll Ayrshires               Paskamansett Dairy
                Rehoboth, Ma.                   Foxborough, Ma.                    Dartmouth, Ma.
                                                        [email protected]

               Baked Goods (and so much more!)               
               The Artisan Bakery, LLC                                    Ever So Humble Pies
               Rochester, Ma.                                                  E. Walpole, Ma.                                                                   

                Flowers, Vegetable Plants & Nursery Items
                Avant Gardens                                            C.N. Smith Farm, Inc.                                                 Dartmouth, Ma.                                          East Bridgewater, Ma.     

                Flowers & Plants (cont'd)               
                In the Weeds Flower Farm         Lanzoni's                Lazy Daze Lavender Fields         
                Brewster, Ma.                           Acushnet, Ma.         Middleboro, Ma.     

Flowers & Plants (cont'd)   
Nessralla's                         Maplewood Farm                 NorthStar Farm
                Marshfield, Ma.                 Portsmouth, RI                     Westport, Ma.

Flowers & Plants (cont'd)
                Oakdale Farm                        Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc.        Sauchuck Farm                 
                Rehoboth, Ma.                       Rehoboth, Ma.                       Plympton, Ma.                   

Flowers & Plants (cont'd)
                Tranquil Lake Nursery           Ward's Berry Farm          Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic)
                Rehoboth, Ma.                      Sharon, Ma.                   Little Compton, RI

               Ice Cream                              Jams & Jellies (made w/ local fruit!!)

               Cafe Arpeggio                         The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop     Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic)
               New Bedford/Fall River, Ma.    Chatham, Ma.                               Westport, Ma.

                Buzzards Bay Brewery                                         Cape Cod Beer
                Westport, Ma.                                                    Hyannis, Ma.                        

                Newport Vineyards & Winery                             Sakonnet Vineyards
                Middletown, RI                                                Little Compton, RI

Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery                 Running Brook Vineyards
Westport, Ma.                                               North Dartmouth, Ma.

                 Non-Edible Earth Friendly Products:
                 Earth Sisters Herbal Products          Great to Be Green, Inc.         Great Cape Herbs
                 Rochester, Ma.                               Swansea, Ma.                       Brewster, Ma.    

                Soil, Compost, etc.
Avant Gardens                         CN Smith Farm, Inc.             Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc.  
                Dartmouth, Ma.                       East Bridgewater, Ma.          Rehoboth, Ma.

Please Remember....

For complete information on all these farms (and MANY others),
plus MORE produce in season, check out our Online Farm Guide at

 Farmers' Markets!plymouthFM

This season's smells, sights, and tastes are available all in one location - your local farmers' market!  Why bother with conventional grocery stores with large parking lots, uninterested workers and bland products - when you can go for the freshest, most healthy & flavorful produce and products available.  With so many farmers' markets available, there is likely one or two in your area to enjoy.

Beyond the variety of great local products, you can meet the great families and individuals who farm Southeastern MA and are excited to have you as a customer.  Plus, you can meet your fellow community food enthusiasts and experience the best food for you and your family. 

Farmers Markets are opening every weekend, some already in full swing!  Each are delightfully different as you'll see from browsing from table to table, filled with fresh produce, value-added products, artisanal items, and even some local crafts.  So grab your reusable bags and take a bike ride or stop by after work and help support your local growers!

Southeastern Mass. Farmers' Markets
Specific directions, locations and other info on these markets and many others in MA & RI can be found on the ONLINE FARM GUIDE.
Bristol County        
Town:                    Time:                            Location:                                          Dates:
Attleboro                Sat.  8:00-12:00pm        Gilbert Perry Square, Downtown        7/19-10/25
Dartmouth              Fri.  1:00-6:00pm           Rex Field, padanaram                    6/13-10/31
Fall River  (2)         Wed. 9:00-1:00pm          Ruggles Park                                   6/4-11/19
                             Sat.   7:30-12:30pm        Kennedy Park                                  5/10-11/22
Fairhaven               Sun.  1:00 - 4:00pm        Fairhaven High, Rt. 6 & Main St.      6/22-10/19
Mansfield               Thu.  2:00-6:00pm          Public Parking                                 7/17-9/25
New Bedford (3)     Mon.  2:00-7:00pm          Brooklawn Park, Entrance                7/7-10/27
                             Thu.  2:00-7:00pm          Wing's Court, Downtown                  7/10-10/30
                             Sat.   9:00-1:00pm          Clasky Common                               7/12-10/25
North Easton (2)     Tue.   2:00-7:00pm          Field across from Sheep Pasture       5/6-10/25
                             Sat.   10:00-2:00pm        
Field across from Sheep Pasture       5/6-10/25
Rehoboth               Sun.  10:00-2:00pm         Anawan School                                6/15-10/26
Taunton                 Thu.  12:00-5:00pm        Parking lot behind City Hall             7/10-10/30
Westport                Sat.   8:00-12:00pm        Westport Grange                             7/5-10/11

Plymouth County
Town:                   Time:                              Location:                                       
Carver                  Sun.   1:00-5:00pm          Shurtless Park, across from Town Hall          6/8-10/26
Brockton (2)          Fri.  10:30-7:00pm          City Hall Plaza                                 7/11-10/31
                            Sat.   9:00-1:00pm          Brockton Fairgrounds                        7/12-10/25
Hingham               Sat.  10:00-2:00pm        
Hingham Bathing Beach                    6/24-10/25
Marshfield             Fri.   2:00-7:00pm          Marshfield Fairgrounds                      6/6-10/31
Middleboro (2)       Fri.   3:00-7:00pm          Cirelli Marketplace                           6/20-10/31
                            Sat.   9:00-1:00pm          Town Hall                                        6/14-10/25
Plymouth  (2)        Thu.  2:30-6:30pm          Stephen's Field; S. of Plymouth Ctr.    6/19-10/30
                            Sat.   9:30-1:30pm          Courthouse Green                             6/28-10/25
Rochester              Sat.   8:00-12:00pm        Rochester Ctr, Plumb Corner Mrkt.    5/19-10/25

Barnstable County
Town:                    Time:                            Location:                                        
Buzzard's Bay          Fri.  10:00-2:00pm         near Chamber of Commerce, Bourne  7/11-10/31
Falmouth               Thu. 12:00-6:00pm         N. Falmouth,
Peg Noonan Park          6/19-10/23
Hyannis                  Wed. 8:00-1:00pm         Cape Cod Community College,           6/11-9/3
                                                                  Hyannis Campus parking lot    
Orleans                  Sat.  8:00-12:00pm        Orleans Center                                 5/17-10/11
Provincetown          Sat. 11:00-4:00pm         Ryder Street, next to Town Hall        5/17-10/25
Sandwich               Tue. 2:30-6:30pm          
Oak Crest Cove Field                        6/17-10/28

The Islands
Town:                    Time:                              Location:                                    
Nantucket              Everyday  9:00-1:00pm     Downtown                                    6/7-10/25
West Tisbury (2)     Wed. 9:00-12:00pm         Grange Hall                                  6/11-10/25
                             Sat.   9:00-12:00pm         Grange Hall                                 

Specific directions, locations and other info on these markets and many others in MA & RI can be found on the ONLINE FARM GUIDE.


Silverbrook Share
Community Supported Agriculture  (CSAs)

They're going FAST!!

What is a CSA? 
Community Supported Agriculture is a practice where members of the community pay an annual membership fee to help cover the production costs of a farm.  In turn, members receive a wide variety of in-season foods harvested at their peak of maturity.
Why Join? (or, Why Buy Local Food?)
- Fresh vegetables are at their peak of maturity = high nutrient value
- Usually picked that day; nutrients are not lost in transportation (usually 3-5 days via truck)
- Buying direct from farm eliminates huge amounts of fuel & other resources used to ship food
- Helps sustain agriculture on local farmland
- Preserves the environment for now and future generations
How Does it Work?
CSA members pay in advance at the beginning of the season for a share of the farm's harvest.  The members also take on the same risk and rewards the farmer faces regarding crop failure (disease, drought, freak freeze).  Products varies with each farm and growing season, and usually includes other items (honey, bread, eggs) when available.
Pick-Up Options:
Most CSAs have a Pick-Up day where you come to the farm or drop off location and pick up your share of produce.  Others may offer delivery or alternative means of distribution.  Each farm is different, so please check with your grower.

Check out the CSAs below who are currently still looking for members - but act fast - as shares are quickly filling up.

Great Cape Herbs - 2624 Main Rd., Brewster, Ma.
ph: (508) 896-5900       [email protected]

General Info:

This year we have planted corn, peas, beans, squash, carrot, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, basil, rosemary, thyme, lemon balm, cilantro, parsley, and many more!!
We have also planted over 100 blueberry bushes, 40 Hops roots (for future beers), and 56 grape vines all for future harvests.

Share Options:
Family Share ....  $200  (with help on the farm; 2-3 hrs a week)

INTERESTED? CALL US-- 508 896 5900 or email
[email protected]

BECAUSE THIS IS A START-UP EFFORT, space (memberships) must be limited, so call immediately to reserve your membership.-- So Contact Us Now!!


Oakdale Farm - 59 Wheaton Ave, Rehoboth, Ma.
ph: (508) 336-7681         
[email protected]

General Info:
Oakdale Farm is a wholesale and retail business specializing in plants, vegetables and fall products.  Their 150 acre farm is located in a beautiful country setting in Rehoboth, Ma.   The Farm began in 1972 and Richard is the 4th generation to work for his family's farm.

New this year, Oakdale Farm is organizing a small CSA from their farm.  Please call the farm for share prices and pick up arrangements.


Wishing Stone Farm -
25 Shaw Road, Little Compton, RI
ph: (401) 635-4274        [email protected]

General Info:
Skip Paul and Liz Peckham have been farming in Rhode Island for over 25 years. Please explore their website and see the range of offerings from CSA, Farmers Markets, Wholesale; to their sought after free-range eggs, fresh pickles, pies, fresh scones and local honey. Their flavorful organic greenhouse tomatoes are available to their CSA shareholders and loyal customers from our opening day to our last pickup in December. With over 28 varieties of lettuce, 12 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, fresh peaches, 9 varieties of eggplant, yellow pole beans and 280 other cultivars, Skip and Liz are looking forward to bringing the excitement of new tastes and sensations back to your dinner table. Not to mention the enthusiasm your kids will have eating vegetables they helped pick out at their 3 CSA pickup sites.

Share Options:  (Please see website for a downloadable version of their CSA brochure.)

Providence Location - Debit Card CSA* -
Wickenden Street Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2-6PM;
(June 17th till Oct. 28th)
Family Share
  (20 weeks) ....  $600
Single Share   (20 weeks) ....  $455
*Pick-up is at a farmers market; at checkout the amount you purchase is subtracted from your Wishing Stone Farm account; like a debit card.

Little Compton Pick-up - at farm, Thursdays 2-6:30PM; (June 19th thru Oct. 30th)
Family Share (2-5 ppl.) - (20 weeks) ....  $575
Single Share (1-3 ppl.)  - (20 weeks) ....  $495
Half Share (1 person)   -  (20 weeks) ....  $375
Summer Share (1-3 ppl.) (10 weeks) ....   $250  (June 26 - Aug. 28th; 2:30-6PM)

Barrington RI -
Ace Hardware on County Road; Wednesdays; June 28th - Oct. 29th; 2-6PM
Box Share  (20 weeks) ....  $530


The Farmer's Garden - 140 Davis St., Rehoboth, Ma.       
Steve & Tammy Noons   
ph: 508-889-7632 / 774-930-2422     email: [email protected]

General Info:
The Farmer's Garden is a 35 acre farm located in the beautiful country setting of Rehoboth, Ma.  It is owned and operated by Steve and Tammy Noons.  The Noons family has been farming in Rehoboth for generations.  Prior to starting our own farm Steve managed his father's farm for many years.  Steve continues the Noons family tradition and passion for farming.  He has dedicated himself to producing the highest quality and best tasting vegetables in our community.  We welcome everyone to visit our farm.

Share Options:    
Starting June 19 and ending late October

Family Share Membership     $495
Half Share Membership         $295
(Non-refundable Deposit of $100 is required.)

Pick-up Options:
Pick up at Farm in Rehoboth (day TBA); OR at a drop off spot near Barrington, Rumford, Providence (TBA depending on geography of members).


Lucky Field Organics - Rochester, Ma.
Eileen and Weston Lant     ph: 508-763-8104

General Info:
With very few exceptions, shareholders choose what they want of the weeks offerings from the farm. You can select from three pick up days at "The Store" in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. We also offer a "Summer share" for seasonal residents.

Share Options:     June through October
Full Season Shares (June 17 - October 24)      $550 Large
                            "                             "       
$350 Small Share                                   
                            "                             "        $225 Single Share
Summer Season Shares (July 1 - August 29)     Full Share $300
                                  "                          "     Small Share $200
Pick-Up Options:
Members pick up their shares in our own CSA room and can explore "The Store" at the same time.
How On Earth: The Store
62 Marion Road
Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Silverbrook Farm -
592 Chase Road, Dartmouth, MA  02747
Andy Pollock  ph: 
508-991-5185  email:  [email protected]

General Info: 4 share options
Our products are organically grown, which means that we do not use herbicides or pesticides on our crops as many conventional farmers do.  We follow these practices because they are the right thing to do - for those who work with us, the environment and for the consumer. We sell some certified organic vegetables, organically grown vegetables, honey, eggs, poultry, jams, jellies, pies and some organic fruits.  Our farm strives for quality products, valued employees, sustainable agriculture and education.  We are one of the oldest operating farms in the Commonwealth and we hope to continue that longstanding tradition.

Share Options:     4 CSA Locations   June through October
Seven farm collaborative providing 20 weeks of produce, fruit, vegetables, breads and other farm products.

1.) Dartmouth                                  Pick-Up Time/Location:
Family Share - - - - $565                    Wednesdays from 1 to 6 PM at Silverbrook Farm        
Half Share - - - - - -$335                    Starts June 18th with the last pickup day on October 29th.

2.) Provincetown                               Pick-Up Time/Location:
Family Share - - - - $350                    Wednesdays after 12PM from June 18th till Oct. 29th
Half Share - - - - - -$580                    at the Bradford Natural Market.

3.) Chatham                                     Pick-Up Time/Location:
Family Share - - - - $325                    Wednesdays, from 10 AM til 5PM at The Nantucket Wild
Half Share - - - - - -$550                    Gourmet & Smokehouse, Chatham, Ma. June 18th-Oct. 29th.

4.) Cambridge                                   Pick-Up Time/Location:
Family Share - - - - $475*                   Mondays from June 16th till October 27th.
Half Share - - - - - -$700*                   Your share is delivered to your door by the
(*$150 delivery charge included)         New Amsterdam Projects Tricycle Trucks

A family share will feed 3 to 4 people and a half share will feed 1 to 2.

SIgn up:  Please go on Silverbrook Farm's website for membership forms or Online Payment.


Quittacas Farm - 200 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown, Ma.
Gail Camara-Marks  ph: 508-916-1089; 508-763-3365

General Info:  Our CSA program begins 6/15/08 for 20 weeks. Full Share $400.00, Half Share $200.00 Shares should be paid in full by 6/1/2008. Discounted shares $90.00 in advance for $100.00 worth of vegetable at Farm Stand market price, or $45.00 in advance for $50.00 worth of vegetables at Farm Stand market price. Pick up days are Wednesdays 1-7PM and Thursdays 4-7PM. The Freezer Beef Program runs separately. We will partner 4 families to purchase fresh,hormone free beef. The Beef Program is $20.00 per week for 25 weeks once we get 4 members willing to participate. Call for our brochure for additional information.

Share Options:                                 Pick-up Info:  Begins June 15th, 2008 - for 20 weeks.
Full Share - - - - - - - - $400                Wednesdays 1-7PM and Thursdays 4-7pm @ farm
Half Share - - - - - - - -$200    
Freezer Beef Program  $20 per week (25 weeks) - limit 4 families
Discounted Share - - - $90  (in advance for $100 worth of veggies @ Farm Stand market price)
Discounted Share - - - $45  (in advance for $50 worth of veggies @ Farm Stand market price)

*Shares should be paid by June 1st, 2008

Special thanks to Tammy Noons @ The Farmers Garden for her great CSA pamphlet.
Remember... there are MANY more local growers to visit this Spring - Find them ONLINE!

Local Events!

Along with the openings of farmers' markets and farmstands, here is a list of events, dinners and classes occurring soon in support of local agriculture in Southeastern Ma.  But there's so much more!  Be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for other great farms and their upcoming activities. 


"Weed Walks" @ Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, Ma.
Herb Apothecary & Medicinal Herb Farm

Herb-identification "Weed Walks" on Saturday mornings June through September.   Walk on guided tours of Great Cape's fifteen beautiful and diverse acres on the historic north side of Cape Cod.  The land itself harbors several ecosystems which allows Great Cape Herbs to grow a large variety of both medicinal and ornamental plants.  Have fun learning to identify the multitude of herbs that make up Great Cape's apothecary products - Small batches/Much love!

Call farm for more information at
(508) 896-5900.  Check out other events, classes, podcasts, and a full list of herbs and products at


Shakespeare in the Vines! @ Sakonnet Vineyards
162 West Main Rd., Little Compton, RI

June 13 - 15 @ The Vineyard
Cost: $15.00

The Classical Players, a traveling group of Shakespearean actors, will be presenting two plays here at the vineyards this summer. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is a hilarious comedy in which a few actors of dubious Shakespeare knowledge attempt to present ALL of Shakespeare's plays in ninety minutes! This play was a hit in New York and London, so don't miss it here at our lovely vineyard! Performances will take place on June 13th and 14th at 7pm, and 15th at 2pm. Call us regarding food and drink policies, as well as advance tickets. Call Dr. Joe Wallace at 508-287-6306 for more information on the plays, or visit the website at


At the Greek Table -
Father's Day Dinner @ Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery

Saturday June 14
Tour 5:30, Dinner 6:00-8:30pm; $80.00 + tax/guest by advanced reservation only
Call ahead for tickets at 508-636-3423 ext 2 or buy them online at our webstore

Treat Dad to a Father's Day Dinner at Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery.
We continue our monthly dinner series with special guest Chef Paul Delios.

Hosted by Bill Russell owner/winemaker

Westport Rivers welcomes Chef Paul Delios back to Long Acre House.  After an always entertaining and insightful private tour with wine maker/owner Bill Russell we will return to Long Acre House for dinner.  Chef Delios, former owner of Meze Estiatorio Restaurant in Charlestown, and Costa's Provisions of Boston will introduce us to the flavorful wonders of Greek cooking and the magic of Cretan Olive Oil paired with his choice of the winery's best still and sparkling wines.

See Westport Rivers Winery's website Events Page for the complete menu and pairings.

Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery
417 Hixbridge Rd., Westport, MA


Kettle Pond Educational Programs:  (See website for complete list!)
Please contact Angela Possinger at 774-210-0468 or [email protected] for more information or to register.

Basket Making -
Make a basket from start to finish with Sharon from Hilltop Gardens
Date: Saturday - June 14, 2008--Time: 1 PM - 5 PM -- Cost: $ 25.00

Project Aquatic WILD -
Pam Landry of Mass Wildlife will offer an excellent workshop
in using Project Aquatic WILD curriculum materials
Date: Saturday - June 21, 2008 -- Time: 9 AM -- Cost: Donations accepted

Farm Experience -
Come learn about sustainable agricultural techniques as the season progresses on a Community Supported Agriculture farm
Date: Sunday afternoons, beginning June 29, 2008 and continuing through August
Time: TBA -- Cost: $6.00 per person per session

Forestry Week -
Explore the farm forest through tree ID and much more
Date: June 30-July 2, 2008 [Monday-Wednesday]
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM -- Cost: $20.00 for 3 sessions

Many more activities planned for Summer 2008 - check out the website for more!


2008 Beer Dinner!
Four Course Beer Dinner Presented by Bobby Byrne's Pub & Cape Cod Beer
Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00PM  Bobby Byrne's Pub, Hyannis, MA

The delicious menu will combine such tasty plates as Maryland Crab Cakes & Clam Cakes drizzled with Lemon Aioli paired perfectly with Cape Cod Summer; OR the Applewood Bacon & Shrimp Skewers lovingly teamed up with Cape Cod IPA.  OR how about Caribbean-rubbed tenderloin, Braised Broccoli Raab with gorgonzola & lobster compound butter, stuffed Sweet and Yukon gold Potatoes washed down with Cape Cod Red.  This is such a mouth full, you'll have to check out Cape Cod Beer's website for more details!

Don't miss out on this great pairing of sea, land and beer! 
Admission only $40.00, for sale at all Bobby Byrne's locations and Cape Cod Beer.


Northeast Organic Farming Association's
34th Annual Summer Conference
August 8-10, 2008

Keynote Speakers Mark McAfee and Arden Andersen

Educational:  Over 150 workshops on organic farming, gardening and land care, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, spirituality, food politics, activism, and more. Special workshops specifically for children and teens. Enlightening keynote speeches on raw milk and sustainable agriculture.  

Entertaining:  Family contra-dance, zydeco, drumming, Old-fashioned Country Fair, live music, farmer's market, games and fun.

Economical:  Modest registration, inexpensive dorm rooms, and camping and wholesome organic meals. 

Registration begins in mid-April.
For more information, visit or call Julie Rawson at
(978) 355-2853 or e-mail [email protected]

Where ELSE Can I Find Local Products?

SEMAP's Buyer Members in our Business-to-Business/Buy Fresh Buy Local Network are local restaurants, schools, and markets.  Listed here are 2008 members; they are a group interested in supporting local producers and educating their customers on the many benefits of buying fresh, local products.

Barnstable County, Ma.
Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop  -  West Chatham  -
Far Land Provisions  -  Provincetown  -
Hatch's Fish and Produce Market  -  Wellfleet  -
Village Market - Monument Beach

Bristol County, Ma.
Alderbrook Farm - Dartmouth
Café Arpeggio  -  Fall River & New Bedford   -
Down to Earth Natural Foods  -  New Bedford  -
Fall River Public Schools - Fall River
Fine Catering by Russell Morin  -  Attleboro  -
How On Earth: The Store - Mattapoisett  -
Lees Supermarket  -  Westport  -
M & C Cafe Restaurant and Catering Co.  -  New Bedford  -
Mirasol's Café  -  Dartmouth  -
Morton's Fork Catering - New Bedford -
Partners Village Store Kitchen  -  Westport  -
Raymond Norman Cooks! - N. Attleboro -
Westport Community Schools  -  Westport

Dukes County, Ma.
Eden Market & Garden Center - Vineyard Haven -

Norfolk County, Ma.
Ever So Humble Pie Co.  -  East Walpole  -
Whole Foods  -  Hingham  -

Suffolk County, Ma.
Baldor Boston, LLC - Chelsea -
City Feed and Supply - Jamaica Plains -
Costa Fruit and Produce - Boston -

Plymouth County, Ma.
The Artisan Bake Shop, LLC - Rochester -
Bay Club Mattapoisett  -  Mattapoisett  -
Cirelli Marketplace - Middleboro -
The Market @ Pinehills - Plymouth -
Martha's Stone Soup @ the Tavern - Plymouth -
Shipyard Galley  -  Mattapoisett  -
Tihonet Village Market  -  Wareham  -

Rhode Island
Persimmon Restaurant  -  Bristol  -

If you're looking for a nice dinner, lunch or local market to pick up some snacks, be sure to check out these great businesses.

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See you at the Farmers' Markets!
Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator
[email protected]
PO Box 80625
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748