the Summer Solstice this coming weekend, there's a great need to
celebrate! And what better to help then fresh local produce and
delicious value-added products. Strawberries are in season now, but if you're not a fan, just wait about a week for the Peas to come! In the meantime you can enjoy local Grass-fed Beef grilled to perfection and dressed with local Herbs, or maybe a freshly shucked Oyster with a delicious cranberry vinaigrette. Summer is so close!
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 Guide: www.semaponline.org
Examples of products available this week: (Lots more growing!! Check ONLINE FARM GUIDE!)
Cranberries Strawberries Tihonet Village Market Billingsgate Farm CN Smith Farm, Inc. Wareham, Ma. Plympton, Ma. East Bridgewater, Ma. www.admakepeace.com www.cnsmithfarminc.com
Strawberries (cont'd) Cooks Valley Farm Four Town Farm Tony Andrews Farm Ward's Berry Farm Wrentham, Ma. Seekonk, Ma. Falmouth, Ma. Sharon, Ma. www.cooksvalleyfarm.com www.fourtownfarm.com www.tonyandrewsfarmstand.com
Asparagus Beets CN Smith Farm, Inc. Cook's Valley Farm Ward's Berry Farm
E. Bridgewater, Ma. Wrenthem, Ma. Sharon, Ma.
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd) Cape Abilities Four Town Farm Great Cape Herbs Dennis, Ma. Seekonk, Ma. Brewster, Ma. www.capeabilities.org www.fourtownfarm.com www.greatcape.com
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd)
Kettle Pond Farm Lucky Field Organics Merrylegs Farm Berkley, Ma.
Rochester, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. www.kettlepondfarm.com www.luckyfieldorganics.com
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd) Potatoes
Oakdale Farm Prospect Hill Farm Quittacas Farm Sampson Farms
Rehoboth, Ma. Plympton, Ma. East Freetown, Ma. Westport, Ma. www.oakdalefarms.com
Alderbrook Farm CN Smith Farm Oakdale Farm Tony Andrews Farm
Dartmouth, Ma. E. Bridgewater Rehoboth, Ma. Falmouth, Ma. www.cnsmithfarminc.com www.oakdalefarms.com www.tonyandrewsfarmstand.com
Aquaponic Tilapia Honey
E.&T. Farms Hana's Honey Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic)
West Barnstable, Ma. Westport, Ma. Little Compton, RI
www.eandtfarmsinc.com [email protected] www.wisthingstonefarm.com
Shellfish (Oysters & Clams) Smoked Fish, Dips & Pates!
Barnstable Seafarms Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse
Barnstable, Ma. Chatham, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm(Duck Eggs!) Prospect Hill Farm (Cert. Organic) Quansett Gardens Dartmouth, Ma. Plympton, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
Eggs (cont'd) Artisanal Cheeses Silverbrook Farm Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic) Shy Brothers Farm Dartmouth, Ma. Little Compton, RI Westport, Ma. www.silverbrookdartmouth.com www.wishingstonefarm.com www.shybrothersfarm.com
Grass-Fed Beef Raw Milk Dufort Farms Bettencourt Dairy Oake Knoll Ayrshires Paskamansett Dairy Rehoboth, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Foxborough, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
www.dufortfarms.com [email protected]
Baked Goods (and so much more!)
The Artisan Bakery, LLC Ever So Humble Pies
Rochester, Ma. E. Walpole, Ma. www.theartisankitchen.com www.eversohumble.com
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. www.oakdalefarms.com www.sauchukfarm.net
Flowers & Plants (cont'd) Tranquil Lake Nursery Ward's Berry Farm Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic) Rehoboth, Ma. Sharon, Ma. Little Compton, RI www.tranquil-lake.com www.wishingstonefarm.com
Jams & Jellies (made w/ local fruit!!) The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic) Chatham, Ma. Westport, Ma. www.chathamjamandjellyshop.com www.trippfarm.com
Ice Cream Beer
Cafe Arpeggio Buzzards Bay Brewery Cape Cod Beer
New Bedford/Fall River, Ma. Westport, Ma. Hyannis, Ma. www.cafearpeggio.com www.buzzardsbrew.com www.capecodbeer.com
Wine 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.
www.earthsistersherbals.com www.greattobegreen.com www.greatcape.com
Soil, Compost, etc.
Avant Gardens CN Smith Farm, Inc. Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc.
Dartmouth, Ma. East Bridgewater, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma.
For complete information on all these farms (and MANY others),
plus MORE produce in season, check out our Online Farm Guide at www.semaponline.org
PYO (Pick-Your-Own) is one of the BEST ways to enjoy the seasonal splendors of Southeastern MA.
Each of the farms listed below are opening their fields to the public, for a limited time, to harvest and enjoy their delicious crops. Strawberries usually kick off the PYO season, but once you've got the bug, you'll sure to head back for Peas, Blueberrys and Pumpkins! Take a morning or early afternoon trip to one of these great farms and get a little dirty picking out the perfect berry that will make your pies, desserts, salads or just plain snacks explode with local flavor.
Before heading out to a farm here are some general PYO tips/suggestions:
- Call ahead to make sure they are open for picking, especially if weather conditions are threatening.
- Bring a container. Most farms provide - but just in case.
- Wear a hat and/or sunscreen. You want to eat the berries, not look like one.
- Earlier the better. Most farms allow PYO " till the fields are picked", so early-birds get the cooler temperatures, and the best looking berries.
- Leave the pooch at home. Most farms ask that you not bring dogs or other pets.
- Bring a friend!
PYO Strawberries: (Check out MORE PYO Farms on our Online Farm Guide)
CN Smith Farm, Inc. - 325 South Street, E. Bridgewater, MA - (508) 378-2270 www.cnsmithfarminc.com
Starting June 14th, 7 days a week. PYO Peas coming soon!
Four Town Farm - 90 George St., Seekonk, MA - www.fourtownfarm.com
Our "Pick Your Own" (PYO) season begins around June 20th with Strawberries. We have tractor rides out to the field in the mornings
starting at 8:00 am. The fields are open until 5:30 pm or until they
are picked out. About the same time, we have PYO Peas. For those of you
that have never had a fresh pea, let me tell you they are even better
than the strawberries.
Keith's Farm 1149 Main Street, Acushnet, MA- 508-763-2622 - www.keithsfarm.net
PYO Strawberry season coming soon! Keep checking website or call for OPENING DATE!
Tony Andrews Farm -394 Old Meetinghouse Road, E. Falmouth, MA - 508-548-4717 - www.tonyanddrewsfarmstand.com
Starting June 14th - hours of operation are: 10am - 2pm or until fields are picked out.
SO PLEASE COME EARLY - PLEASE NO RESERVATIONS.
PYO English and Sugar Snap Peas starting JUNE 23rd! (Please bring your own container.)
So you've spent a wonderingful morning picking berries, and you're looking for a special way to enjoy them. If you can resist eating them during the drive home, then try them in a new recipe combined with other seasonal ingredients, like Argulula, such as in this recipe below.
A Quick Guide to Strawberries:
The strawberry plant is a perennial crop, and there are more than 20
varieties across the Northern Hemisphere. The heart-shaped fruit is
thin-skinned with its seeds unique for being on its outside. Eat
strawberries for their numerous health benefits including richness in
Vitamin C, B complex vitamins, and potassium. They are good eaten with
fresh whipped cream, ice cream, or yogurt; common in desserts such as
strawberry short cake; used to make jams and jellies; and even add a
fresh twist to a simple salad. Strawberries are the most delicious
when eaten immediately after being picked -- in a state of perfect
ripeness and warmth.
Arugula and Strawberry Salad
10 ounces arugula
4-6 ounces fresh, local strawberries, quartered
2 ounces chevre (goat cheese), crumbled
2 ounces walnuts, toasted and chopped
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1-Toss arugula, strawberries, chevre, and walnuts in a large bowl.
a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and honey together. Slowly drizzle in
the oil while whisking to make a vinaigrette. Season with salt and
3-Drizzle the vinaigrette over the ingredients in the large bowl. Toss and serve.
Thanks to Jenn O'Connell for this fantastic recipe and information on Local Strawberries!
Be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for other great farms and their upcoming activities.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Taste Our SouthCoast Festival - Sunday June 22nd 12-4PM, Downtown New Bedford
Downtown New Bedford, Inc. holds its 2nd
Taste Our SouthCoast Festival in collaboration with ArtWorks! on Sunday,
June 22, from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Custom House Square in Historic Downtown New
Bedford (rain or shine). At this family-oriented event, SouthCoast restaurants,
caterers, and bakeries serve portions of their signature dishes. Local beverages
provided by Buzzards Bay Brewery and Westport Wineries are available, local
artists' creations displayed and raffled. Ticket price includes music by
"Entrain" and free children's activities. Adults: $15 prior to June 22nd and $20
on festival day; Children 6-12, $5.00. Five and under free.
Purchase Tickets at: Downtown New Bedford, Inc. (105 William St., 2nd floor), Citizens-Union Savings
Bank (William Street office), Cardoza's Wine & Spirits (Fairhaven and Fall
River), Cardoza's Food and Wine Emporium (Route 6, Dartmouth), Jalapeno's (6
Rockdale Ave), Freestones (41 William Street), Mirasol's Café (Route 6,
Dartmouth), and On a Roll (149 Union Street). For more information:
call 508.990.2777, or email [email protected]
"Weed Walks" @ Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, Ma.
Herb Apothecary & Medicinal Herb Farm
"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
Call farm for more information at
(508) 896-5900. Check out other events, classes, podcasts, and a full list of herbs and products at www.greatcape.com
Shakespeare in the Vines! @ Sakonnet Vineyards 162 West Main
Rd., Little Compton, RI
June 13 - 15 @ The Vineyard
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 www.classicalplayers.com.
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.
Project Aquatic WILD - Pam Landry of Mass Wildlife will offer an excellent workshopin 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 farmDate: 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 moreDate: June 30-July 2, 2008 [Monday-Wednesday] Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM -- Cost: $20.00 for 3 sessions
Northeast Organic Farming Association's
34th Annual Summer Conference
August 8-10, 2008Keynote Speakers Mark McAfee and Arden AndersenEducational:
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 www.nofamass.org 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.
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.