CORN! It's starting to pop out in the fields, and soon will be filling every farmers market and roadside stand from here to Boston. The early varieties are said to be the sweetest, so get a bag or a bushel as soon as you can! Also exciting on the grill, Summer Squash & Zucchini! Marinated, grilled or steamed, you can't beat a good slice of summer squash.
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!)
Sauchuk Farms Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic) Ward's Berry Farm
Plympton, MA Westport, MA Sharon, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm Sauchuk Farm Tony Andrews Farm
Plympton, Ma. Plympton, Ma. E. Falmouth, Ma.
Beets Broccoli CN Smith Farm, Inc. Ward's Berry Farm Four Town Farm
E. Bridgewater, Ma. Sharon, Ma. Seekonk, Ma.
The Farmer's Garden Quittacus Farm Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic)
Rehoboth, Ma. E. Freetown, Ma. Little Compton, RI
Billingsgate Farm Cook's Valley Farm The Farmer's Garden
Plympton, Ma. Wrentham, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma.
Garlic Scapes Pleasant Lake Farm (Cert. Organic) Quansett Gardens Ward's Berry Farm Harwich, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. Sharon, Ma.
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce
Great Cape Herbs Lucky Field Organics (Cert. Organic) Merrylegs Farm Brewster, Ma.
Rochester, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. www.greatcape.com www.luckyfieldorganics.com
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd)
Oakdale Farm Quittacas Farm Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic)
Rehoboth, Ma. East Freetown, Ma. Westport, Ma.
Peas (Shell, Sugar Snap & Snow) Quansett Gardens Ward's Berry Farm Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic) Dartmouth, Ma. Sharon, Ma. Little Compton, RI www.wisthingstonefarm.com
Cook's Valley Farm Sampson Farms Oakdale Farm Tony Andrews Farm Wrentham, Ma. Westport, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Falmouth, Ma.
Summer Squash & Zucchini
Billingsgate Farm Four Town Farm Oakdale Farm Quittacus Farm
Plympton, Ma. Seekonk, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. E. Freetown, Ma.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 In the Weeds Flower Farm Lanzoni's
Dartmouth, Ma. Brewster, Ma. Acushnet, Ma. www.avantgardensne.com
Flowers & Plants (cont'd) Lazy Daze Lavender Fields Nessralla's Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc. Middleboro, Ma. Marshfield, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma.
Flowers & Plants (cont'd) Seven Arrows Farm Sprouts Farm Tranquil Lake Nursery Attleboro, Ma. Mashpee, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. www.sevenarrowsfarm.com www.tranquil-lake.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
the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, the abundance of wild blueberries growing
near Plymouth rock helped nourish them. Today the same Massachusetts
soil is still producing the plumpest, bluest, sweetest berries in the
country. Native blueberries are available at roadside stands, farmers'
markets and selected food stores. There are also many locations across
the state where you can pick your own berries. The season for fresh
local blueberries begins early July and ends at the beginning of
- Varieties of blueberries that are more commonly grown in Massachusetts
are Berkley, Bluecrop, Coville and Earliblue. These varieties yield berries
of good size, color and flavor. They are also ideal for freezing.
- When picking or buying blueberries, your best indicating of quality is
a dark blue color with a silvery bloom, which is natural protective waxy
Photo: Dufort Farms, Rehoboth, MA
Store berries covered and
unwashed in the refrigerator. Wash berries just before using and use
within one week.
- Courtesy of MDAR website at : www.mass.gov/agr
Below are a couple suggestions of places around Southeastern MA who offer PYO. But wait...there are many more! Check out our ONLINE FARM GUIDE for the one nearest you.
C. N. Smith Farm, Inc. - Open: Mid July - August
325 South Street, E. Bridgewater ph:(508) 378-2270 www.cnsmithfarminc.com
Times: Open 7 days a week, 9am-4pm
Harvest dates and crop condition change each season, please call before you come for updated times and conditions!
Coyne Bog Blues - Opening Date: July 18th!
34 N. Carver Rd., W. Wareham, MA ph: (508) 295-3254 www.coynebogblues.com
Times: Open 7 days a week, 8am - 5pm
(closed on rainy days)
Looking for something to do on a lazy afternoon?
Coyne Bog Blues is the place to go. Nestled in
beautiful country side amidst lush trees awaits the ultimate blueberry
patch....Coyne Bog Blues. Children and adults of all ages will
enjoy picking plump berries fresh off the bush while taking in nature's
beauty. Come visit us for the ultimate blueberry experience!
Dufort Farm - Open Now!
55 Resevoir Ave., Rehoboth, MA ph: (508) 252-6323 www.dufortfarms.com
Times: Wed. 8am - 4pm & Sat. 8am - 4pm
Please call the Farm @ 508-252-6323 to check on picking conditions. If picking conditions are good, hours may be extended, please call to check!
Our Pick Your Own Operation is open from July thru September with 6 varieties of high bush blueberries to choose from. Also, a limited supply of PYO Raspberries - Don't miss them!
E&T Farms - Opening: Last week of July
85 Lombard Ave., West Barnstable, MA ph: (508) 362-8370 www.eandtfarmsinc.com
Times: Call to check on opening dates and times!
Ward's Berry Farm - Open Now!
614 South Main Street Sharon, MA ph:
Times: Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.
Fantastic crop this year! Join us for some great picking!
Just how Yankee are you? Test yourself with this old New England blueberry pudding, and enjoy the juicy, tangy sweetness of summer in a truly traditional way.
BLUEBERRY SLUMP (or GRUNT)
2 cups blueberries, washed 1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
"Stew berries, sugar and water. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt; add milk, stirring quickly to make a dumpling dough that will drop from the end of a spoon. Drop into the boiling sauce. Cook 10 minutes with the cover off and 10 minutes with cover on. Serve with plain or whipped cream. Serves 4. On Cape Cod they call this pudding Blueberry Grunt. A steamed berry pudding is also known as a Grunt.
Apple Slump is made in the same way, substituting apples for blueberries. Stew 6 well-flavored apples with 1/4 cup molasses, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water and proceed as above."
- Found in The Yankee Cook Book, by Imogene Wolcott (1939).
Be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for other great farms and their upcoming activities.
Annual Taste of Chatham
21st ANNUAL TASTE OF CHATHAM at Chatham
Elementary School, 5:30-8:00pm. Sponsored by the Monomoy
Community Services to benefit local families. For more
information call (508) 945-1501.
DATE: Monday, July 28, 2008
TIME: 5:30PM - 8:00PM
WHERE: Chatham Elementary School,
Kettle Pond Farm Classes - 181 Bayview Ave., Berkley, Ma.
Call for registration 508-824-4814
Art at the Farm (for Adults)
Date: July 15, 22, 29 [Tuesdays]
Art classes for adults, led by Michelle Graca, a local artist and teacher.
Saturday Night Farm Events
Date: Saturday evenings beginning July 12, 2008
Cost: Free-will donations accepted
will have an outdoor "cooking show," preparing various vegetables from
our garden in various styles. Do you have a favorite recipe and an
interested in sharing how to prepare it? Along with the cooking we will
have a variety of presentations, music, and activities, including
Priority Habitat with Nancy Durfee, puppet shows with Katia Hagerman,
music with Andrew Greenwood and friends, and presentations concerning
"green" detergents, materials, and living, fibers, and raw food
All ages; Registration requested to plan for food
Note: Good Weather only
River Exploration Day
Date: July 21, 2008
join Dr. David Taylor from Roger Williams University for a day of river
exploration, using beach seines to collect and identify fish and other
river organisms. Attendees of Water Week activities are strongly
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Westport River Vineyards & Winery - Sunset Music Series 2008!
Friday evenings Friday July 11th thru August 29th - 6pm-8pm.
General Admission open to the Public, weather permitting. This will be a picnic style event; attendees will bring their own baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, glasses, corkscrews, etc...
The Company Store will be open during the event. Glasses and openers can be provided for a fee.
Absolutely no brought in alcohol.
Please call The Company Store for more information: 508-636-3423
|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.