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SEMAP Buy Local Update #11
Hey Everyone,
             October gave a party...

The harvest season is a time to celebrate the farms, growers, and all the hard working folks who make your life so darn tasty.  Visit the farmstands and farmers markets this month and let them know how much you appreciate and enjoy their great produce. I hope this little poem starts you on your way...

          October gave a party;                                
          The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
- George Cooper, October's Party.

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 - Cider, Onions, Squash, & more!
  • Where You Can Purchase Them - Farmers Markets... still going strong!
  • And How you Can Further Support Local Producers - Harvest Events Galore!
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'?
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!)

Apples                                                                    Cranberries  
CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma. (PYO!)       Tihonet Village Market, Wareham, Ma.
Dartmouth Orchards, Dartmouth, Ma. (PYO!)             Cranberry Hill, Plymouth, Ma.
Keith's Farm, Acushnet, Ma. (PYO!)                                 
Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.                Cider 
Pocasset Orchards, Dartmouth, Ma.                           CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma
Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma. (CNG)                   Dartmouth Orchards, Dartmouth, Ma.                                                                                            Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.
Beans & Beets                                                   Cabbage & Kale
Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.                           Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
Cooks Valley Farm, Wrentham, Ma.                     Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.
Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Ma.                          
Broccoli                                                           Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Cooks Valley Farm, Wrentham, Ma.                    Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.                                                        
Corn                                                                 Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                       The Farmers' Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.
CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma.           Lucky Field Organics, Rochester, Ma. (Cert. Organic) The Farmers' Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.                  Tony Andrews Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.
Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.           Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Ma.  
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                                                                     
Rehoboth Nurseries, Rehoboth, Ma.                    Garlic
Sauchuk Farm, Plympton, Ma.                            Pleasant Lake Farm, Harwich, Ma. (Cert. Organic)  
Tavares Hillside Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.              Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI(CO)     
Tony Andrews Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.                  
Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Ma.                          Greens, Herbs & Lettuce 
                                                                       Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.  
Onions                                                             Eva's Garden, Westport, Ma. (Cert. Organic)         
Cooks Valley Farm, Wrentham, Ma.                   
Great Cape Herbs, Brewster Ma.
Tripp Farm, Westport, Ma. (Cert. Organic)                    Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI(CO)        Tripp Farm, Westport, Ma. (Cert. Organic)                                                             
Peppers                                                            Potatoes
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                       Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma. 
The Farmers' Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.                  Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.       
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                            Maplewood Farm, Portmouth, RI            
Tony Andrews Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.                Sampson Farms, Westport, Ma.
Tripp Farm, Westport, Ma. (Cert. Organic)                                                                            
Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Ma.                           Tomatoes                                               
                                                                         Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.
Pumpkins & Winter Squash (see PYO below!)    Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                        The Farmers' Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.
Diamond Acre Farm, Westport, Ma.                     Greenleaf Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.     
The Farmers' Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.                   Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Greenleaf Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.                  Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.
Morning Glory Farm, Edgartown, Ma.                   Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Ma.     
Sauchuk Farm, Plympton, Ma.                              
Tavares Hillside Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                                                   
Shellfish (Oysters & Littlenecks)                         Local Smoked Fish, Dips & Pates!
Barnstable Seafarms, Barnstable, Ma.                    Nantucket Wild Gourmet, Chatham, Ma.
Aquaponic Tilapia                                              Grass-Fed Beef, Pork AND Turkeys
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.                          Dufort Farms, Rehoboth, Ma.
 Eggs                                                                   Lamb
Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma.                               Border Bay Junction Farm, W. Barnstable, Ma.
Greenleaf Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.                                
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. (Duck Eggs!)        Raw Milk
Prospect Hill Farm, Plympton, Ma. (Cert. Organic)       Bettencourt Dairy Farm, Rehoboth, Ma. 
Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma. (CNG)                 Lyons Brook Farm, Westport, Ma.
Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                          Oake Knoll Ayrshires, Foxboro, Ma.
Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI (CO)           Paskamansett Dairy, Dartmouth, Ma.
                                                                                                      Artisanal Cheeses - New Flavor!        
                                                                                                      Shy Brothers Farm, Westport, Ma.          
Honey                                                                 Baked Goods (and so much more!)
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.                          The Artisan Bakery, LLC, Rochester, Ma.
Hana's Honey, Westport, Ma.                                Artisan Swirls Bakery, Kingston, Ma.               
Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI (CO)             Ever So Humble Pies, E. Walpole, Ma.

Pastas Sauce; BBQ & Hot Sauces                        Jams & Jellies (made w/ local fruit!!)
Langdon Pasta Sauce, Marion, Ma.                       
The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop, Chatham, Ma.
Walters Specialties, Kingston, Ma.                         Tripp Farm, Westport, Ma. (Cert. Organic)
Walters Specialties, Kingston, Ma.
Ice Cream                                                         
Cafe Arpeggio, New Bedford & Fall River, Ma.                                                                                                   
Large Variety of Flowers & Plants                       Mums, Asters & Hydrangeas
Avant Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma.                            CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma.
Nessralla's, Marshfield, Ma.                                   Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.
 Rehoboth Nurseries, Rehoboth, Ma.                      Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Seven Arrows Farm, Attleboro, Ma.                       Tony Andrews Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.            
Tranquil Lake Nursery, Rehoboth, Ma.                                                    
 Soil, Compost, etc.                                            Maplewood Farm, Portsmouth, RI
Avant Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma.                                          
CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma.                Ginko Trees (and much more!)           
Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc. Rehoboth, Ma.                    Great Cape Herbs, Brewster Ma. 
Beer                                                                Wine
Buzzards Bay Brewery, Westport, Ma.                 Running Brook Vineyards, N. Dartmouth, Ma.
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, Ma.                             Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Westport, Ma.
All-Natural Soaps, Candles & Much More!            Tinctures, Tonics, & Herbal Remedies
Earth Sisters Herbal Products, Rochester, Ma.          Great Cape Herbs, Brewster Ma.
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.

Market Bags, Rain Barrels, &  More!                    Please Remember....
Great to Be Green, Inc., Swansea, Ma.

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

Fall Fun!

CNapplesGet out there this week and pick-your-own fresh, delicious fruit and gourds.  Decorate the home, make a pie, or just enjoy the sunny Fall weather with friends. 

(Be sure as always to check with farms regarding days and hours, espeically regarding weather.)

October's schedule:

CN Smith Farm, Inc. - E. Bridgewater, MA
Thurs. & Friday: 10am - 4pm
Sat. & Sun. - 9am - 4pm
Keith's Farm - Acushnet, MA 
Sat. & Sun. ONLY 9am- 5pm
Pocasset Orchards - Dartmouth, MA  Weekends, 1:30pm - dusk.  Call to make sure!
Young Family Farm - Little Compton, RI  Daily, 8:30am - 6:00pm

Beaver Brook Farm - E. Bridgewater, MA. Sat. & Sun., 10:00am - 6:00pm 
CN Smith Farm, Inc. - E. Bridgewater, MA - Weekends ONLY, Sat. & Sun. - 9am - 4pm
Dartmouth Orchards - Dartmouth, MA, (508) 999-5801.  Weekends Sept. - October
Four Town Farm - Seekonk, MA.  Sept. - October; 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (Sat - Sun)
Tony Andrews Farm - E. Falmouth, MA.  7 days a week from 10AM till 6PM.

Local Events!
Harvest season is here and so are the Fall Festivals!  Fall weekends are FILLED with great local events and happenings!  Check one out each weekend.  Also, be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for other great farms and their upcoming activities.


New Vintages!  Saturday, October 4th  1:00-3:00 PM    /
Join the edible communities of Cape Cod, Boston and Rhody as we tastefully celebrate our newest edible in New England: edible South Shore!  Tastings and samplings from local food artisans and producers in Massachusetts' Plymouth and Bristol counties, as well as our other edible communities.

- Plans are underway for a future party and I will keep you updated by newsletter. I apologize for any inconvenience; if you purchased tickets you should receive a phone call from Westport Rivers regarding a refund

VERRILL FARM BENEFIT - October 5th at the Old Manse in Concord, MA
One day Market to Benefit Verrill Farm, Concord MA
Verrill Farm in Concord lost their farmstand in a fire on Saturday, Sept. 20th. Members of the farming community are banding together to provide support for the staff and crew of the farm with a one-day farmers market at the historic Old Manse, 269 Monument Street in Concord. The market will be held this Sunday, Oct. 5th from 12 noon until its all gone! Visit the Gaining Ground website for more information.
108 Main Street (across from Town Hall)
Come for the great local produce at the farmers market, and stay for the fun!  Harvest theme activities and fun for the whole family.  Hayrides, pony rides, local food, crafts, and more!
5th Annual Cranberry Harvest Fest - OCTOBER 11 & 12th, Wareham MA

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (rain or shine)
Join the A.D. Makepeace Company and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association at the fifth annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration. 

- This fun family event features more than 30 juried crafters and exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, musical performances, pony and wagon rides, and much more. Click here for a detailed schedule of events and activities.

- The highlight of the day is a guided tour of a working cranberry bog, from the ground or, for just $35, by helicopter.

- Admission is $2, with children under 7 admitted free.  Parking is also free.  Portions of the admission fee will be donated to local non-profit organizations that help staff the event.

Click here for more information and directions.
FAIRHAVEN GREEN ECO/ENERGY FAIR - Saturday, October 18th - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Historic center of Fairhaven -
Sponsored by the Fairhaven Sustainability Committee in the beautiful historic center of Fairhaven.  Bring the family and visit local sustainable vendors, producers and thinkers of all topics 'green'. Events will take place in the library, town hall and Unitarian Church and outside on the lawn.
October 19, 2008,  5:30 to 8:30 pm     
The Navigator Club,  55 Ashumet Rd., Falmouth
Celebration of organic community gardening in Falmouth. The Falmouth Service Center
manages one of the major community gardens in Southeast Massachusetts. The Rachel Carson Harvest Dinner is an annual fundraiser for the community food pantries that serve the residents of Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, and Mashpee. This is a ham and bean supper with vegetarian specialties available. The event includes entertainment by the Falmouth Fiddlers.  
Tickets are $15 each for adults and $5 each for children. PH# (508)
HARVEST OF HORRORS - October 17,18,24,25,31, and Nov. 1st
Tony Andrews Farm -
394 Old Meetinghouse Road, E. Falmouth, MA
For complete information call: 508-563-3378 or visit website at:
4th Annual BIONEERS BY THE BAY 2008 - October 24, 25 & 26th
Downtown New Bedford, MA - -
The Early Bird deadline has been extended to OCTOBER 10!  So there is still time to REGISTER.
Eliot Coleman -- Keynote Speaker - Four Season Organic Farming

It's that time again! Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change is right around the corner and will take place in Historic Downtown New Bedford for the FIRST time!
This is an opportunity for concerned citizens to meet with environmental, scientific, and social justice innovators to address the Earth's most pressing challenges. Featuring keynotes by Majora Carter, Gary Hirshberg, Lynne Twist, David Orr, Rha Goddess, John Perkins, Eliot Coleman, Nina Simons, Kenny Ausubel, John Abrams and Dr. Thomas Rau, workshops, films, music, a Youth Initiative and much, much more.

Planned is a rather remarkable three days of live keynote presentations, afternoon workshops, an extensive Youth Initiative program, a downlink of the 19th Annual Bioneers Conference in California [], an exhibition hall featuring sustainable businesses and organizations, a community action center, films, music, art installations, a farmers' market and local & organic food. For the complete schedule and list of workshops:

PLUS, for the third year in a row, SEMAP has helped to source the Bioneers local-lunch. 
This is no regular conference food!  Fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy items make up the Bioneers all local-lunches.  And to increase your local food connections, meet the local growers and food artisans at the Bioneers Farmers Market, held all three days!

Register now for before the early bird deadline, and join your community in supporting and learning about local sustainability!

URBAN BARN DANCE & HARVEST SUPPER - October 24th 7pm - 10pm; Somerville, MA
to benefit Mass Farmers Markets

oin us on Friday, October 24th from 7 - 10pm at the Dilboy VFW Hall in Davis Square, Somerville for a lively and delicious celebration of this year's growing season. Guests will toast the hard work of their favorite farmers with a hearty locally grown supper featuring locally raised pork and seasonal veggies, and then continue the celebration with live music and contra dancing. E-mail us or call for tickets: (781) 893-8222. For more information, see our events page.




BRIX BOUNTY FARM - Know Your Vegetables!
Fall Workshops & Discussion Groups - September through December 2008
858 Tucker Road, Dartmouth, MA  /  508.992.1868  /

Farmers Derek & Katie Christianson wish to invite folks interested in local sustainable agriculture, (and much more!) to join them on Mondays and Tuesday evenings this Fall.  Full schedule of workshops and discussions can be found on their Farm Blog page, along with where to find their fantastic and nutrient-rich vegetables and herbs.  Learn/discuss topics like Soil Testing, Cover Crops & Composting, Nutrient Density in foods, and more!  Get to know your neighbors while learning about growing food in Southeastern MA, and how it can effect the globe.

EARTH SISTERS HERBALS SOAP CLASSES - Make soap with local ingredients!
515 New Bedford Rd., Rochester, MA  /  508-577-2152  /   [email protected]

Call or email for full details and schedules.

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.
New Members!    Blue Moon Bistro - W. Dennis -
New Members!    Bradford Natural Market - Provincetown
Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop  -  West Chatham  -
Far Land Provisions  -  Provincetown  -
Hatch's Fish and Produce Market  -  Wellfleet  -
New Members!    Osteria La Civetta - Falmouth -
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  -
Chez Ducrot  -  Plymouth  -
Cirelli Marketplace - Middleboro -
The Market @ Pinehills - Plymouth -
Martha's Stone Soup @ the Tavern - Plymouth -
Rockin' K Cafe - Bridgewater -
Shipyard Galley  -  Mattapoisett  -
Tihonet Village Market  -  Wareham  -

Rhode Island
Ocean State Peeled Potato, Inc.  -  Johnston
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.

Fall Favorites @ the Farmers Markets!

Fall nights are growing colder, but the days at the Farmers Markets are as hot as ever!  Don't forget to visit your favorite ones, and new ones (!) before they close shop for the winter.  Enjoy a pleasurable stroll through a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade breads, pastries, and so much more!   Some markets even continue right into November!  Don't wait too long, many new experiences are awaiting you during this Fall at your local 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
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:                                          Dates:
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:                                          Dates:
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 
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:                                          Dates:
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.
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Happy October Party!
Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator
[email protected]
PO Box 80625
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748