Besides the abundance of Corn available right now, there are lots of Squash varieties, Peas, Beans, Cucumbers and Fresh Garlic! See the recipes in the next section for ideas on how to combine all these local flavors of summer to keep fresh year long!
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!)
CN Smith Farm Pocasset Orchards Sauchuk Farm
Bridgewater, Ma. N. Dartmouth, Ma. Plympton, Ma.
Blueberries (cont'd) Corn Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic) Ward's Berry Farm Billingsgate Farm Westport, MA Sharon, Ma. Plympton, Ma.
The Farmers Garden Oakdale Farm Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc. Rehoboth, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. www.oakdalefarms.com
Corn (cont'd) Sauchuk Farm Tavares Hillside Farm Tony Andrews Farm
Plympton, Ma. S. Dartmouth, Ma. E. Falmouth, Ma. www.sauchukfarm.net www.tonyandrewsfarmstand.com
Billingsgate Farm CN Smith Farm Derek Christianson
Plympton, Ma. E. Bridgewater, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. www.cnsmithfarminc.com
Cucumbers (cont'd) Pleasant Lake Farm (Cert. Organic) The Farmer's Garden Prospect Hill Farm (Cert. Organic)
Harwich, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Plympton, Ma. www.pleasantlakefarm.com
Cucumbers (cont'd) Garlic Rehoboth Nurseries Sauchuk Farm Pleasant Lake Farm Quansett Gardens Rehoboth, Ma. Plympton, Ma. Harwich, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. www.sauchukfarm.net (Cert. Organic) www.pleasantlakefarm.com
Billingsgate Farm Cook's Valley Farm The Farmer's Garden Four Town Farm
Plympton, Ma. Wrentham, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Seekonk, Ma.
Green Beans (cont'd) Prospect Hill Farm (Cert. Organic) Sauchuk Farms Ward's Berry Farm Plympton, Ma. Plympton, Ma. Sharon, Ma. www.sauchukfarm.net
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce
Great Cape Herbs Lucky Field Organics (Cert. Organic) Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic) Brewster, Ma.
Rochester, Ma. Westport, Ma. www.greatcape.com www.luckyfieldorganics.com www.trippfarm.com
Cooks Valley Farm Paradise Hill Farm Tony Andrews Farm
Wrentham, Ma. Westport, Ma. E. Falmouth, Ma.
Peas (Shell, Sugar Snap & Snow) Billingsgate Farm Quansett Gardens Ward's Berry Farm Plympton, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. Sharon, Ma. Peppers
Lucky Field Organics (Cert. Organic)
Rochester, Ma. Plympton, Ma. www.luckyfieldorganics.com www.sauchukfarm.net
Cooks Valley Farm Sampson Farms Tony Andrews Farm Wrentham, Ma. Westport, Ma. Falmouth, Ma.
Summer Squash & Zucchini
Billingsgate Farm Four Town Farm Oakdale Farm Quansett Farm
Plympton, Ma. Seekonk, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm Noquochoke Orchards, Inc. Quansett Gardens
Dartmouth, Ma. Westport, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
Tomatoes (cont'd) Aquaponic Tilapia Rehoboth Nurseries Sauchuk Farm E.&T. Farms Rehoboth, Ma. Plympton, Ma. West Barnstable, Ma. www.sauchukfarm.net www.eandtfarmsinc.com
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. merrylegs.biz
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
|Last Chance CSA!
With the growing popularity of CSA shares in Southeastern Ma., it may have been
easy this year to miss out on joining one for the summer harvest - but
worry no more! The Farmer's Garden in Rehoboth is organizing a Late
Summer Share! Sign up now for your own bushel basket of fresh picked
vegetables, every week. Visit the farm, meet the family who grows some
of the best local food around, and take away every week a mouth
watering array of fresh produce!
The Farmers Garden
140 Davis St.
Contact: Tammy and Steve Noons
Late Summer CSA - August 29th thru October 19th.
Full Share: $250 (full bushel)
1/2 Share: $150 (half bushel)
the abundance of cukes and green beans at your local farmers market,
there's no reason not to try one of these recipes out. Everything
(with the exception of perhaps a few herbs) can be bought this week or
next from your local growers. Enjoy the dill-icious side of summer!
Dilled Green Beans
4lbs green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 dried chili peppers about 2 inches
4 tsp mustard seeds
4 tsp dill seeds
8 cloves garlic, peeled
5 cups white vinegar
5 cups water
Pack beans into 8 hot, scalded jars.
Add 1 chili pepper, 1/2 tsp mustard
seeds, 1/2 tsp dill seeds and 1 clove
garlic to each jar.
Combine vinegar and water in an enamel
or stainless steel pan heat to boiling.
Pour boiling liquid into the jars,
leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Seal and
process in a boiling water bath for
These beans make for a tastier, crisper
alternative to a limp stalk of celery
in a Bloody Mary. Try rimming your
glass with celery salt.
12 pickling cucumbers (each about 4" long)
3 large cloves garlic, peeled
6-8 sprigs of fresh dill, preferably with flowers
1 tsp dill seeds
1 tsp whole pickling spices
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 quarts water
& dry cucumbers throughly. To your preference, either leave whole,
halve or quarter the cucumbers. Wash the dill. Place the cucumbers,
garlic, dill, dill seeds and pickling spices in a large glass jar or
bowl. Bring salt, vinegar and water to a boil for two minutes.
the brine over the cucumbers. Be sure to leave about two inches
between the pickles and the top of the jar or bowl. The brine should
be at least 1 inch above the cucumbers. Weigh down the cucumbers with
a plate with a can on top of it. Keep at room temperature overnight,
Both recipes are from Donna Wood Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb Farm, Harwich, Ma. (Edible Cape Cod - Fall 2007).
You can contact her for more information on culinary & medicinal
herbs, canning, and variety of other classes and workshops she has to
Be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for other great farms and their upcoming activities.
RI LOCAL FOOD FEST
Wednesday, August 6, 2008. 5 to dusk.
A ramble through the flavors of Rhode Island
The benefit for Farm Fresh Rhode Island at Castle Hill
An evening celebrating Rhode Island farmers, fishermen and food
artisans. Featuring a dozen local farmers and producers, each teamed up
with chefs from the Castle Hill, Blackstone Catering, Newport
Restaurant Group and eight more. Plus, local wines, beers, a raw bar,
live music by Superchief Trio and a silent auction.
- 4 to 5pm - VIP hour. A
preview hour with the chefs and farmers, live cooking. A special
cook-off between chefs Matt G of Chez Pascal and Matt J of La Laiterie.
- 5 to 7pm - Doors open. Live cooking, silent auction and flavorful festivities.
- 7:57pm - Enjoy the sunset.
Open to the public. Ticket sales are capped and we anticipate will
sell out. All tickets are online this year. Your ticket is paperless;
your name will be on the guestlist. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets
include food as well as samplings of local wines and beers.Clike here for ticket infomation!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FARM AID 2008 - BUY YOUR TICKETS!
Farm Aid's 2008 concert is September 20 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA!
Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and (866) 448-7849 on July 28 at 10am EDT.Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm
Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms
and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews
joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised
more than $30 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm
system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose
mission is to keep family farmers on their land. Check out their website, www.farmaid.org, for more information!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
KINGSTON AGRICULTURAL DAY!
Monday, August 18th - 4-7pm on Town Green, Green St.
(rain date Tuesday, August 19th)This event is free to the public and will include
many agricultural vendors, free horse drawn hayrides, farm animals for
the kids to pet, music, food and much more! SEMAP will be attending, so stop by our booth for a Buy Fresh Buy Local bumper sticker, and/or to chat about local food and the many great growers/producers in Southeastern Ma.
NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE - 2008!
34th Annual Northeast Organic Farming Association's
This amazing weekend-long event will be held this year at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. The summer conference is not just for farmers. There is something for everyone who is interested in organic agriculture, landscaping, food politics, sustainability, activism, nutrition, homesteading, spirituality, and much more.
Over 150 workshop presenters will share their knowledge and experience on a range of topics, from global warming to wine-making, honeybees to herbs, chickens to CSA's, soil to spirituality,
and much more. Running concurrently with the adult workshops are
exciting ones for kids and teens with creative crafts, games and
projects. Saturday's keynote speaker will be Mark McAfee,
founder of the Organic Pastures Dairy Company in California. OPDC is
the only retail approved raw organic dairy products producer in North
America. A pioneer in raw organic milk production, safety and
technology, Mark has been at the forefront of the movement to change
the laws regarding raw milk. He has much to share and promises to
inspire and educate.
Along with information and education, the conference also offers plenty of entertainment! Families from all over the Northeast come to the conference
to enjoy a traditional contra-dance, a spicy zydeco dance band,
drumming, special children's programming, an old fashioned country fair
and local products from the farmers market.
Dorm rooms, camping and wholesome organic meals with vegetarian and meat options are available at reasonable rates.
For more information, see below!
Please email email@example.com with your address if you would like more information.
|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.