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SEMAP Buy Local Update #15
Hey Everyone!
  This Thanksgiving... Gobble on Local!

Whether it's your health, your sanity, or the the loved ones surrounding you, there is plenty to give thanks for this year - especially local food!  Just imagine what your lovely mid-summer meals would have been like without the local cukes, squash, berries and beer.  Fortunately, we can continue to experience local food and beverages throughout these colder months, especially during the holidays!  
While you're planning your holiday menus, keep local items in mind every step of the way.  Be it holiday decorations, fruits, herbs, vegetables, dairy, seafood and wines - you're entire spread can be produced locally.  Local products will add color, an amazing about of taste, plenty of nutrients, and a sprinkle of joy knowing that you're helping your local economy stay strong. 

This holiday season give thanks to all those who love the land and produce great things...
Thank A Grower / Local Food Producer!

Also, check back in the next issue for our Local Gift Buying Guide -
filled with great ideas on local gifts and where to find them.
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 - 'What's Local in Winter' Guide - Updated!
  • Where You Can Purchase Them - New Members on Cape Cod!
  • And How you Can Further Support Local Producers -Sign up for Cape Cod's BFBL Newsletter!
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 Local in Winter Guide

Eating local isn't just a seasonal enjoyment - it's year round!  Below is an UPDATED list of growers and food producers who are excited to provide Southeastern MA with their fantastic products through the winter months!  Be sure to remember local this Holiday season for meals, gifts, and volunteering.

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

Seasonal Produce - Still Fresh and Delicious!

�    Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth, 508-992-1868. Celeriac, leeks and squash.
�    CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, 508-378-2270. Apples, cider, squash.
�    Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, 508-778-5040. Salad greens, tomatoes.  Open until 12/24.
�    Cooks Valley Farm, Wrentham, (508) 883-6709. Apples, cabbage, onions, etc.
�    Coonamessett Farm, E. Falmouth, 508-563-2560. Carrots, salad greens, & more.
�    Dartmouth Orchards, Dartmouth, 508-999-5801. Apples, cider, pies, and more.
�    Diamond Acre Farm, Westport, (508) 636-2834. Potatoes, pumpkins & squash.
�    Eldredge Farm, Brewster,  508-889-1320.  Greenhouse tomatoes, may varieties, till end of Nov.
�    Four Town Farm, Seekonk, 508-336-5587. Cabbage, carrots, squash, cape white turnips.
�    Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, 508-896-5900. Herb farm & herbal apothecary.
�    Lucky Field Organics, Rochester, 508-763-8104. Greens, tomatoes and potatoes.  (Available at      How On Earth: The Store, Mattapoisett, MA)
�    Maplewood Farm, Portsmouth, RI, 401-683-1370. Potatoes.
�    Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, (508) 992-7424.  Carrots, squash, and dried flowers/wreaths.
�    Noquochoke Orchards, Westport, 617-416-2140. Apples, cider, squash.
�    Sampson Farms, Westport, 508-674-2733. All purpose white and red potatoes.
�    Tripp Farm, Westport, 508-636-2126.  Chippolini onions, shallots.
�    Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, (781) 784-3600. Beets, brussel sprouts, squash.
�    Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI, 401-635-4274. Broccoli, onions, potatoes, squash,          eggs & honey.

Jams, Jellies, Honeys, Chutneys, oh my!

The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop, W. Chatham, 1-877-526-7467. Large variety of jams, jellies,           chutneys and spreads using native fruits & vegetables. Gift baskets available!
    Gourmet & Gourmand, Wareham, 508-295-1915. Small artisan food producer using local                  ingrediants in their breads, pastries, pies, biscotti, jams & jellies, and meals to go.
�    E. & T. Farms, Inc., W. Barnstable, MA, 508-362-8370.  Honey, all sizes. Open every weekend.
�    Hana's Honey, Westport, 508-636-5564. Specialty honeys, variety of sizes.
�    Silverbrook Farm, North Dartmouth, 508-991-5185. Peach jam, honey-peach jam, & more!
�    Tripp Farm, Westport, 508-636-2126. Fresh jams & jellies using local, cert. organic fruits.
�    Walters Specialties, Kingston, 781-585-3169.  Beach plum, rose hip jellies and syrups,                   blackberry-brandy jam; BBQ and hot sauces.

Sweet and Savory

The Best Damn Granola Co., Dartmouth, 508-208-4487. Granola with attitude!
�    Cafe Arpeggio, New Bedford & Fall River. Homemade ice cream using Arruda Dairy's cream.
�    Cape Cod Cranberry Drizzle, Dennis, 508-258-0837. Cranberry syrups, dips, dressings & more!
�    Cranberry Hill Farm, Plymouth, 614-365-1518. Organic fresh and sweetened dried cranberries.
�    Langdon Farms Pasta Sauce, Mattapoisett, 508-828-8030. Pasta sauce made with local                  tomatoes.
�    Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse, Chatham. 508-945-2700. Variety of local and                  non-local smoked fish prepared in pates, spreads and thinly sliced versions.
�    Pesto-Fresco, Plymouth, 508-224-6045. Premium pestos & tapenades. 
�    Willows Cranberries, Wareham, 508-295-9990. Fresh and dried cranberries, chocolate covered      cranberries, specialty vinegars, and trail mixes. Gift baskets available!

Baked Bounty

�    The Artisan Bake Shop, LLC, Rochester, 508-763-4905. Handmade pies, breads, pastries,                 savories, and Wedding and Occasion cakes. Available at How On Earth: The Store or call for             custom orders & catering info.
�    Artisan Swirls Bakery, Kingston, 508.763.4905. Specialty muffins using local fruits &                       vegetables.
�    Ever So Humble Pies, Co., E. Walpole, 508-660-9731. Home-style fruit pies and crisps.
�    Kayak Cookies, Cummaquid. "Subtly sweet, curiously salty".  Buy ONLINE!  Gift baskets                      available!
�    Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole, 508-540-5475. Handmade breads & pastries; soups & sandwiches.
�    Starfish Bakery, Westport, 508-636-3020 . Fresh baked breads, pastries, cakes, cookies & more!

Dairy Delights

�    Arruda's Dairy, Tiverton, RI, 401-624-8898. Fresh milk and coffee milk; sold in local markets.
�    Bettencourt Dairy Farm, Rehoboth, 508-252-5464. Raw cow's milk available at farm.
�    Great Hill Dairy, Inc., Marion, 508-748-2208. Delicious locally produced blue cheese.
�    Lyons Brook Farm, Westport, 508-636-2552. Raw goat's milk. Self serve at farm.
�    Martin's Cheese Co., Westport, 508-636-2357. Portuguese style fresh cheese.
�    Narragansett Creamery, Providence, RI, 401-272-4944. Variety of artisan cheeses.
�    Oake Knoll Ayrshires, Foxboro, 774-219-6257. Raw cow's milk available at farm.
�    Paskamansett Farm, Dartmouth, 508-990-7859. Raw cow's milk available at farm; eggs.
�    Shy Brothers Farm, Westport, 508-333-2626. Tiny artisanal cheeses.

Meat & Seafood

�    Asack Turkey Farm - West Bridgewater, MA (508) 586-2902.  Accepting orders - from 12lb-40lb.
�    Barnstable Seafarms, Barnstable, 508-362-4125. Oysters & littlenecks, raw bar service
�    Black Eagle Bison Co., Carver, 508-866-2074. American buffalo meat products.
�    Bongi's Turkey Roost - Duxbury, (781) 585-2392.  Check website for ordering info.
�    Border Bay Junction Farm, Barnstable, [email protected]. Naturally-raised lamb.
�    The Clover Path Garden, Acushnet, 508-763-5901. Chicken and duck eggs by appointment.
�    Dufort Farms, Rehoboth, 508-252-6323.  Naturally raised, grass-fed beef.
�    E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, 508-362-8370. Aquaponic greens; tilapia & bass.
�    Helger's Turkey Ranch - Tiverton, RI (401) 624-4087.  Currently accepting orders.
�    Moonlight Acre, Halifax, 781-293-6360. Market lambs, chicken eggs.
�    Paskamansett Farm, Dartmouth, 508-990-7859. Chicken eggs.
�    Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth, 508-636-2476. Chicken eggs.
�    Rainbow Turkey Farm - Rehoboth, MA (508) 252-4427. Accepting orders until one week prior             to Thanksgiving.
�    River Rock Farm, Westport, 508-636-5586. Grass-fed beef; quarter animal minimum.
�    Round The Bend Farm, Dartmouth, 508 938 5164. Goat, pork, lamb, eggs, cheese and more!
�    Salty Lou's, E. Sandwich, 508-888-4148. Live local lobsters.
�    Sunny Meadow - Rehoboth, MA (508) 252-6527.  Call for current information.
�    Watts Family Farm, Sandwich, 508-477-3302. Farm fresh turkeys.
�    Wingover Farm, Tiverton, RI, 401-624-3734.  Chicken eggs.

Local Libations!

�    Buzzards Bay Brewery, Westport, (508) 636-2288.  New seasonal flavors!
�    Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, 508-790-4200. Cape Cod's only microbrewery!
�    Cape Cod Winery, E. Falmouth 508-457-5592.
�    Mayflower Brewing Company, Plymouth, 508-746-2674.
�    Running Brook Vineyards, North Dartmouth, 508-985-1998.
�    Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton, RI, 1 800-91-WINES.
�    Truro Vineyards, Truro, (508) 487-6200.
�    Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Westport, (508) 636-3423.  Gift baskets available!

Holiday Trees, Wreaths & Gifts
A Quiet Place Christmas Tree Farm, Westport, 508-636-8390.
�    Araujo Farms Greenhouses, Dighton, 508-669-6988.
�    Coonamessett Christmas Tree Farm, E. Falmouth, 508-563-3523.
�    Cornerstone Farm, Rochester, 508-763-2795.
�    Earth Sisters Herbal Products, Rochester, 508-577-2152. Candles, soaps, and more!
�    Fieldstone Acres Tree Farm, Carver, 508-866-2839.
�    Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, (508) 992-7424. Dried flowers & wreaths.
�    Mini Acres, N. Attleboro, 508-643-1232.
�    Mocking Bird Hill Christmas Trees, Lakeville, 508-947-6712.
�    Pearson's Christmas Tree Farm, Rehoboth, 508-336-6302.
�    Pine Crest Christmas Tree Farm, Westport, 508-636-4567.
�    Seven Arrows Farm, Attleboro, 508-399-7860. Plants, teas, books & herbals.

One-stop Farmstands & Markets

�    Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth, 508-636-4562.  Open year-round. All-local farmstand, selling          milk, cider, cheeses, breads, honey, seasonal produce, and gift items.
�    Bradford Natural Market, Provincetown, 508-487-1373. Local produce & natural products.
�    CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, 508-509-0316. Open until Thanksgiving. Produce, cider,      & local crafts.
�    Chatham & Dennisport Natural Markets, 508-945-4139. Local produce & grocery.
�    City Feed & Supply, Jamaica Plain, 617-524-5539. Local produce, deli & bakery items.
�    Down to Earth, New Bedford, 508-996-1995. Large variety of natural health products.
�    Far Land Provisions, Provincetown, 508-487-0045. Deli, bakery, local produce and products.
�    Four Town Farm, Seekonk, 508-336-5587. Open until 12/23.  Local produce & products.
�    Hanson Farm, Bridgewater, 508-697-4003. Open until 12/23. Eggs, jellies, honey, produce.
�    How On Earth: The Store, Mattapoisett, 508-758-1341.  Open year round. Farm fresh seasonal          produce, meats, breads, prepared foods, books, local gift items and more.
�    Johnson's Roadside Stand, Swansea, 508-379-0349.  Open until Christmas. Produce, frozen               goods, baked goods, unique local dips, sauces and more.
�    Lees Market, Westport, 508.636.3348. Carrying many local products from these & other farms.
�    The Market @ The Pinehills, Plymouth, 508-209-0000. Grocery; local produce & products.
�    Oakdale Farms, Rehoboth, 508-336-7681. Open through December. Country Barn Garden Shop          open with lots of great gift ideas.
�    Partners Village Store Kitchen, Westport, 508-636-2572.  Open year round. Homemade food           using local produce plus unique gifts and books.
�    Priscoe's Deli & Market, Bridgewater, 508-697-3711. Seasonal local produce; grocery items.
�    Tihonet Village Market, Wareham, 508-295-5437.  Open year round. Village store/deli with an       emphasis on locally grown and produced products.  Try a Holiday pie w/ all local apples!
�    Tony Andrews Farmstand, E. Falmouth, 508-548-4717. Local produce & gifts.
�    The Village Market, Monument Beach, 508-759-3877.  Local produce & products.
�    Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, 781-784-3600. Local produce, deli & groceries.
�    WholeFoods Market, Hingham, 781-741-8050 Local produce, cheese, and specialty products.
�    Windfall Market, Falmouth, 508-548-0242. Local produce & products throughout the year.

Educational / Non-food Items

�    Great to Be Green, Swansea, 508-567-0274. Eco-friendly gifts and local art!  Check out there             store in the Swansea Mall this holiday season!
�    Soule Homestead Education Center, Middleboro, (508) 947-6744. Open yr-round, classes,              workshops and children's activities.

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

Farm News!

Cape BFBLSign Up for the New! 

If you've been wondering where you can find locally-grown products here on the Cape for Thanksgiving and the holidays, look no further!  In the coming months, we'll keep you updated on what's growing locally, when fun and educational events are happening, and other interesting tidbits about the wide scope of Cape Cod's agricultural scene.  SIGN UP TODAY!

To sign up, send an email to the Cape Cod BFBL Coordinator, Jessie Gunnard at: [email protected]
 Local Events!
Also, be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for more ideas on local specialties and events.
BRIX BOUNTY FARM - Know Your Vegetables!
Fall Workshops & Discussion Groups - September through December 2008
858 Tucker Road, Dartmouth, MA  /  508.992.1868  /
Monday, November 24th.  6:30PM - FREE!
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. Get to know your neighbors while learning about growing food in Southeastern MA, and how it can effect the globe. (RSVP kindly requested.)

This week: Growing Nutrient Dense Foods:  Would you like to improve the flavor and nutrition of the food on your table?  We'll discuss the reasons why nutrient density in our food supply has declined over the past century and, more importantly, what we can do to reverse the trend.
LECTURE ON STONE WALLS OF NEW ENGLAND -  Monday, November 24th, 7:00PM
Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, MA -  Haskell Room 100

Chris Tracey from Avant Gardens in Dartmouth will hold a short lecture on Dry Stone Walls in NE. 
Chris has presented this lecture at many libraries throughout MA and RI over the last 10 years.  This is his first lecture locally. Many of the structures photographed and described in his lecture were built here in Bristol County. Don't miss this chance to learn about the craft of 'the dry stone wall'.
Saturday, November 29th - 11am - 5pm  /
417 Hixbridge Rd., Westport, MA     FREE! /

Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery will be holding its Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 29, 2008 from 11am - 5pm at their family farm winery in Westport. This Annual event is a fun day for the entire family and an opportunity to sample local flavors and festivities.

- Wine Tastings - throughout the day
- Walking Vineyard Tours
- Kettle fires throughout the day, Hayrides - bring your blanket
- Pony rides by Pony Express available for a fee
- 11-2pm Michael Higgins the Chain Sorcerer
- Live entertainment and Christmas music all day, Christmas caroling, 2:30-4:30 The Showstoppers - MUCH MORE!  Please check out the website for complete information.

Visit for more information or call 508-636-3423 x2
**Optional donations for the American Red Cross will be accepted throughout the event**

And right around the corner,


Stop by the Buzzards Bay Brewery and enjoy their
Holiday "Lager Cafe" 11am - 9pm   FREE!

98 Horseneck Rd, Westport

We have several passions here at Buzzards Bay Brewing: a commitment to producing the absolute best lager beers available, an appreciation for great food and dedication to supporting local area businesses. These passions will come together during our Holiday Open House as we transform our state of the art brewhouse into a Holiday Lager Caf� to celebrate the endless possibilities of great beer and great food and great friends.
                                                                    Please bring your family and friends and join us
New releases for the winter season!             to share our Holiday Cheer at the Brewery!
  • 2008 Barrel Aged Cranberry Lambic          From 5:00-9:00pm we will kick it up a notch as 
  • Winter Wheat                                          we welcome the amazing musical talents of.
  • 1602 Colonial Style Porter                        Neal McCarthy in the brewhouse.

Plus, plenty of local food: Cash Raw Bar from Cuttyhunk, Shy Bros. cheese, local breads and more!

Saturday, November 29th - 10am - 6pm Swansea Mall now has a store in the Swansea Mall!  Visit their Grand Opening event to sample and celebrate the Holiday season.  There will be local food producers sampling their local specialties as well as local artisans with fantastic gift ideas.  Be sure to stop by and browse their large selection of eco-friendly gifts and products, or shop online and pick up your orders at the store; saving shipping while shopping!
Saturday, December 6th.  10:00am to 5:00 pm - FREE ADMISSION!
46 Soule Street, Middleborough, MA 02346 (508) 947-6744

-  Baked Goods, Craft Items, Stocking Stuffers for sale.
-  Children's ActivitiesCreate your own Gifts, Crafts, Ornaments
-  Wreath Workshop, 2:00 - 5:00 PM; $25 member / $30 non-member (Pre-registration is required.)
   call 508-947-7644 or email:  [email protected]
December 6th, under the tent at Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, time TBA.
This market is still in the planning stages, so check here for updates. Many of the regular season vendors are expected to be there to offer squashes, root vegetables, greens, baked goods, lobsters, cheeses, and smoked fish.

Sunday, December 7th.  1:00 - 5:00PM       
335 Old Fall River Road, N. Dartmouth, MA
(508) 985-1998  /

Sample Running Brook Vineyards fine still and sparkling wines grown from their own vineyards in Wesport and Dartmouth.  Pick up a bottle or two of their Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, or Vidal Blanc for yourself, or to share during the Holidays.  Also at the Holiday Party will be live music, appetizers, and local gifts/crafts for easy one-stop local shopping.



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 -
New Members!    Quicks Hole -  6 Luscombe Ave., Woods Hole
New Members!     Starboard Side Landscaping - Dennis -
Village Market - Monument Beach
New Members!    Windfall Market - Falmouth -

Bristol County, Ma.
Alderbrook Farm - Dartmouth
Caf� 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 Caf�  -  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.

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Any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a Great Turkey Day!
Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator
[email protected]
PO Box 80625
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748