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SEMAP Buy Local Update #4
Hey Everyone!
          Local is Heating Up!
 

The weather this weekend will be fantastic, and will be sure to bring out the weekend warrior / locavore in all of us!  Perhaps your finishing or starting a home project you've been daydreaming about, cooking an amazing meal for family and friends, or just kicking back and enjoying the warm breeze.  Anyway you decide to spend your weekend, be sure to think Local!  Local growers and food producers are eager to meet you this season, and share their many products and knowledge of local food and agriculture.  And what better way to start then now...

Farmers markets are kicking off!  - CSA shares are filling fast - Local Food Events are springing up (see below) - Farmstands are OPEN! - Nurseries are blooming! - Restaurants are buying local!

Spring is the perfect time to Buy Local!

Below are more details on what's growing, and how to find it.  Be sure to check out our list of available products, vendors who sell them, along with great classes and events you can attend that support local agriculture.  Whether you're cooking with your own homegrown veggies, attending a class on gardening, or stopping by the local nursery, you're helping to spread the word of BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL!

Special thanks to our 2009 Corporate Sponsors!
   corp sponsors
       Tihonet Village Market                  Lees' Market                    Whole Foods                      First Pioneer Farm Credit

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:
  • Farm News! - Local Grower Highlights - Silverbrook Harnesses the Wind
  • Where You Can Purchase Them - Local CSAs!  Shares are going FAST!
  • How you Can Further Support Local Producers - New SEMAP Members!
  • Local Events! - Ways to Participant in Local Ag. - Fun Events w/ Food!
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 www.semaponline.org 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!
SEMAP!!!!!
Farm News!

Silverbrook Farm Harnesses the Wind - Dartmouth, MA

When families visit Silverbrook Farm to pick up their shares of local, organic produce and fresh eggs, farmer Andrew Pollock hopes they receive a hands-on education in sustainable agriculture by interacting with animals, workers and the land where their food is grown without chemicals...(read more!)

SEMAP!!!!!
CSAs - Community Supported Agriculture - Shares are going fast!

Check for MORE CSA's on our Online Farm Guide!

Local CSAs!  Feel free to contact these growers with further questions.

LUCKY FIELD ORGANICS - Rochester, MA -
(508) 763-8104  Sign up online!
Members of a CSA Farm Share Program purchase their food "share" from the farmer in winter or spring, and receive a supply of freshly picked vegetables and fruits every week from June to October.  Our CSA is also helping us at Lucky Field Organics achieve our main mission as a farm: to provide food for local people, grown by local people.
FULL SEASON PROGRAM (6/9 - 10/24):
Full Share $625 (feeds 4);
Small Share: $400.00 (feeds 2 adults); Single Share: $225.00 (feeds you)

SUMMER VACATION PROGRAM (6/30 - 9/4):
Full Share: $375.00 ; Small Share: $250.00 ; Flower Share: $150

Pick-up: Three available pick-up days; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 2pm and 7pm each week from the store (How On Earth: The Store, 62 Marion Rd., Mattapoisett MA)

New Bedford CSA - New!

Members of our New Bedford CSA receive a boxed CSA share, full of the seasons freshest "Certified Organic" produce each week.  Your pickup site is the Brooklawn Park Farmer's Market at Ashley Blvd & Brooklawn St.  The Market happens on Mondays from 2:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. and is attended by various other local vendors to shop from.

June 8 to October 19
Full Share:  $625.00   -  Enough to feed a family of four.
Small Share:  $400.00  -  Enough to feed a family of two.

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SILVERBROOK FARM - Dartmouth, MA - 508-991-5185   Sign up online!

Six farms collaboratively providing 19 weeks of fresh produce, juicy fruits, crunchy vegetables, aromatic herbs, healthy breads, local jams & cheese, and other farm products! 


Nine different pick-up locations from including the farm in Dartmouth.  (Check website for complete information regarding prices and pickup locations.)

Southcoast:
Dartmouth, MA (Wednesday pickup)
New Bedford, MA (Friday pickup) Closed, watch for opening soon

Boston Area:
Boston City Hall Plaza Farmers Market (Mon. or Wed. pickup)
Cambridge Home or Office Delivery by Metro Pedal Power to Cambridge, Somverville, Watertown and Jamaica Plain (Mondays)
Copley Square Farmers Market (Friday pickup)
Dorchester - Codman Square Farmers Market (Thursday pickup)

Cape Cod:
Chatham, MA (Wednesday pickup)
Provincetown, MA (Wednesday pickup)

Rhode Island:

Providence (East Side)

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KETTLE POND FARM - Berkley, MA  508-822-6919;   [email protected]
Shareholders will receive a weekly supply of freshly picked, organically grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers. development. Space is limited, so shares will be sold on a first come first serve basis. 2009 shares are nearly sold out. The CSA will last approximately 20 weeks, starting in early June. For 2009 we are offering to membership sizes: Full and Partial.

FULL SHARE: Cost: $550 - suitable for 2 avid vegetable lovers or a moderate veggie loving family of 4.
PARTIAL SHARE: Cost: $300 - suitable for a mild veggie loving family of 4 or a moderate veggie loving couple.

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ELDREDGE FARM - Brewster-Harwich, MA - (508) 889-1320
New for 2009! Seasonal fruits and vegetables; fresh eggs and honey available for an additional cost. Pick up days and times flexible, please call Jeff Eldredge for more information!

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THE FARMER'S GARDEN - Rehoboth, MA -
508-889-7632  Email: [email protected]
The Farmer's Garden CSA offers 18 weeks of farm fresh produce!  You can count on an interesting selection of familiar and usual vegetables and herbs.  On occasion we will also offer Flower, Eggs, Honey, Jams, Pickled items, Baked Goods, and other treats from our Local Community.  Our produce is Freshly picked within 24 hours of your Pick-up.

Starting Date: week of June 19, 2009
Pick up days: Thursday's  2:30 PM - 5:30 PM  OR
Saturday's 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Half Bushel Share Membership: (feeds 2 people) @ $350.00
Full Bushel Share Membership: (feeds 3-5 people) @ 550.00
Free Range Egg Share (18 Weeks): $145.00 (2 dz/wk); $73 (1 dz/wk); $36 (1/2 dz/wk)

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COONAMESSETT FARM- Falmouth MA
Coonamessett Farm is a twenty-acre farm complete with farmstand and pick-your-own offered to members only. Visit their website or the farm for more information on applying for membership.

For the 2009 season you can select one of the following CSA programs:

- 18 week ($400), and the 18-week program may also have an additional week added if weather holds; it is a real deal at less than $22 per week.

- 12 week ($300) and 8 week ($250) options available as well.

If you are interested, please fill out the CSA application.  The CSA will be limited in membership and closed when filled.  Payment: Half is due when the application is submitted.  The remaining half is due by the starting week of the program.
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QUITTACAS FARM - E. Freetown, MA         [email protected]
Our share provides a variety of fresh vegetables grown on the farm, when in season, each week for a family of 2-4. We have a limited number of shares available.

The harvest period begins June 1st and continues until October 3rd.
Pick up days are Wednesdays from 1pm - 7pm and Thursdays from 4pm - 7pm.

On occasion, cut flowers and fresh herbs may be included in your weekly pickup.
Full Share = $300.00
Loyalty Discount = $25.00 (for last years members)
Senior Discount = $25.00 (age 60)

We also offer Discounted Shares at our Farm Stand:
$90.00 in advance for $100.00 worth of vegetables at market price.
$45.00 in advance for $50.00 worth of vegetables at market price.


BUY LOCAL!
What's Growin'?
Coonamessett Salad
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 Guidewww.semaponline.org

Examples of products available this week:     
Lots more growing!!
Check our ONLINE FARM GUIDE!




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VEGETABLES & FRUITS
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Asparagus                                                        Rhubarb
Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.                         
Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth, Ma. 
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                            Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
                                                                        Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Salad Greens, Herbs & Lettuce                        
Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth, Ma.                   
Greenhouse Cucumbers
E&T Farms, Barnstable, Ma. (weekends)                  Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth, Ma.              
Maplewood Farm, Portsmouth, RI                      
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                            Tomatoes
Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma.                      Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.
Tangerini's Farm, Millis, Ma.                               
                                                                        Fruit Trees, Vines, & Bushes
Check below for more markets/farmstands      CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma.
that sell local produce & products!                  Tangerini's Farm, Millis, Ma.
                                                       

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AQUACULTURE, MEAT & DAIRY
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Shellfish (Oysters, Littlenecks & Lobster)           
Aquaponic Tilapia (advance notice required)
Barnstable Seafarms, Barnstable, Ma.                     E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.
Chatham Shellfish Company, E. Falmouth, Ma.
Cuttyhunk Shellfish, Inc., Cuttyhunk, Ma.               Fin Fish (Smoked!)
Salty Lou's, Sandwich Ma. (Lobsters only)                Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse, Harwich, Ma.

Scorton Creek Oysters, W. Barnstable, Ma.              Nantucket Wild Gourmet, Chatham, Ma.   
                                                                          
Grass-Fed Beef / Chicken                                    Raw Milk
Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                                 Bettencourt Dairy Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma.                          Lyons Brook Farm, Westport, Ma.
                                                                           
Oake Knoll Ayrshires, Foxboro, Ma.
Eggs                                                                    
Paskamansett Dairy, Dartmouth, Ma.
Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma. (CSA only)               
  
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. (Duck Eggs!)          Artisanal Cheeses
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. (Duck Eggs!)           Narragansett Creamery, Providence, RI
Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma. (CNG)                  Shy Brothers Farm, Westport, Ma.
Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma. (& Duck Eggs!)    
Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                          
                                                                            
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VALUE-ADDED, BAKERY & SPECIALTY ITEMS
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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.               
Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma.                                        Flour Girls Baking Company, Dartmouth Ma.
                                                                        
Granola /  Corn Meal / Oatmeal                          
Jams & Jellies (made w/ local fruit!!)
The Best Damn Granola Co., Dartmouth, Ma.         The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop, Chatham, Ma.
Gray's Grist Mill, Westport, Ma.                             Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.       
Mad Hectic Foods, Inc., Dartmouth, Ma.                Walters Specialties, Kingston, Ma.
                                                                          
Pastas Sauce / Olive Oil                                     Medicinal Tonics
Langdon Farms Pasta Sauce, Marion, Ma.             
  Roots Remedies, NY/Westport   
Olio di Melli, Westport, Ma.
                                                                          All Natural Hand Balms & Yarn/Fiber
                                                                         
Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma.
                                                                                     
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FLOWERS & NURSERY ITEMS
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Seedlings / Veggie Starts  / Potted Herbs & Flowers
Bull Frog Acres, W. Wareham, Ma.                           Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.
CN Smith Farm, Inc., E. Bridgewater, Ma.               Nash Nursery, Carver, Ma.
Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable (Cert. Organic)       Nessralla's Farm, Inc., Marshfield, Ma.
Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.                             Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Checkerberry Farm, Orleans, Ma.                            Sandwich Agway, Sandwich, Ma.
Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma. (call ahead)                        Sunrise Gardens, Plympton, Ma.
Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, Ma.                                     

                                                                            Cut Flowers
Perennials, Unusual Plants                                  Country Garden Weddings, Eastham, Ma.
Forget-Me-Not, Norwell, Ma.                                  In the Weeds Flower Farm, Brewster
                                                                            Tangerini's Farm, Millis, Ma. 
Compost                            
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
                    
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BEER & WINE
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Beer                                                              Wine
Buzzards Bay Brewery, Westport, Ma.               Cape Cod Winery, Falmouth, Ma.
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, Ma.                           Coastal Vineyards, Dartmouth, Ma.                  
                                                                     Running Brook Vineyards, N. Dartmouth, Ma.
                                                                     Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Westport, 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
BUY LOCAL!
Where Else Can I Enjoy Local?

As a part of SEMAP's Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign, these markets, restaurants, farmstands, and more have made a commitment to supporting local growers and food producers.  Be sure to visit them, and try their fantastic fair!  Membership is growing every week, so be sure to check back!

Barnstable County, Ma.
Blue Moon Bistro - Dennis Village - www.bluemoonbistro.net
Bradford Natural Market - Provincetown - www.bradfordnatural.com
Cape Cod Chef on Call - www.capecodchefoncall.com
CupCapes of Falmouth - Falmouth - www.cupcapesfalmouth.com
Enzo Restaurant and Guest House - Provincetown -  www.enzolives.com
Flying Fish Cafe - Wellfleet
Hatch's Produce - Wellfleet -
www.hatchsfishmarket.com
Isaiah Clark House - www.isaiahclark.com
Island Merchant - Hyannis - theislandmerchant.com
Long Dell Inn - Centerville - www.longdellinn.com/
Mac's Seafood / Mac's Shack - Wellfleet, Truro - www.macsseafood.com
Osteria La Civetta - Falmouth - www.osterialacivetta.com
Pie in the Sky - Woods Hole -
www.woodshole.com/pie
Pies a la Mode - Falmouth
Quicks Hole - Woods Hole - www.farmfresh.org/food/member.php?fn=378
Roo Bar of Falmouth - Falmouth - www.theroobar.com
Satucket Farm Stand - Brewster - www.satucketfarm.com
Windfall Maket - Falmouth - www.windfallmarket.com

Bristol County, Ma.
Alderbrook Farm - Dartmouth - www.farmfresh.org/food/member.php?fn=447
Fine Catering by Russell Morin  -  Attleboro  -  www.morins.com
FoodSource - Taunton - www.buyfoodsource.com
Garnish Events - Fall River - www.garnishevent.com
Lees Supermarket  -  Westport  -  www.leesmarket.com
M & C Cafe Restaurant and Catering Co.  -  New Bedford  -  www.mandccafe.com
Main Street Café & Bakery - Fall River

Westport Community Schools  -  Westport

Norfolk County, Ma.
Whole Foods  -  Bellingham / Hingham  -  www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Suffolk County, Ma.
City Feed and Supply - Jamaica Plains - www.cityfeedandsupply.com


Plymouth County, Ma.
Chez Ducrot  -  Plymouth  -  www.chezducrot.com
Foodies Duxbury, LLC - Duxbury  -
www.foodies-urban-market.com/
The Fruit Center, Inc. - Milton & Hingham - fruitcentermarketplace.com
How On Earth: The Store - Mattapoisett - www.howonearth.net
Lindsey's Family Restaurant - Wareham - lindseysfamilyrestaurant.com
The Market @ Pinehills - Plymouth -   www.pinehills.com
Martha's Stone Soup @ the Tavern - Plymouth -  www.marthasstonesoup.com
Oxford Creamery - Mattapoisett / Dartmouth -
oxfordcreamery.com/
Prisco's Market & Deli - Bridgewater - www.priscosmarket.com
Rockin' K Cafe - Bridgewater - www.farmfresh.org/food/member.php?fn=198
Shipyard Galley  -  Mattapoisett  -  www.shipyardgalley.com
Tihonet Village Market  -  Wareham  -  www.tihonetvillagemarket.com

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.


Local Events!

Also, be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for more ideas on local specialties and events.
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TIHONET MARKET EVENTS - 146 Tihonet Road, Wareham MA  02571    508-295-5437
Memorial Weekend Specials & New Products!
Get everything you need for the weekend meals including new grill-ready marinaded meats, specialty sides, desserts, fresh flowers, special gifts, and more! 
Visit the Tihonet Village Market,
open Tues-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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SPECIAL JAZZ EVENT @ CHEZ DUCROT - Plymouth, MA

Special Event Paris Jazz Classics/R&B Night Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chez Ducrot presents an evening of elegant dining and a special encore guest performance by one of Boston's finest talents: Ron Murphy and Friends. Enjoy four-course, leisurely dining to the acoustic sounds of jazz standards and classics, sung by baritone Ron Murphy, accompanied by Bassist Dave Zox and Pianist Jonathan Singleton. Let the music come to you & enjoy Ron's rich, honey-toned voice in either of two personalized one -and -a -half hour performances in the intimate atmosphere of our bistro room, overlooking the garden. Savor an evening of elegant dining and music in the ambiance of an upscale Parisian bistro.

Location: The Home of Philippe & Linda Ducrot, 40 Russell St. Plymouth, MA

Two seatings: 5:30PM - 8:00PM, 8:30PM - 11:00PM both in the Garden Room

Only 24 Seats Available

Reserve Now $65 per person ++
Call for reservations and information

508-747-4148
All dates and times are subject to change.

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OCEAN EXPLORIUM - New Bedford, MA - 508-994-5400
Learn more about the oceans, our Earth, and the planets beyond at the Ocean Explorium.  View the earth 3-D on the Science Sphere.  New Bedford, MA.


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COASTAL WINE TRAIL KICK-OFF - Sunday June 7th, 2009  - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sakonnet Vineyards will host this year's Coastal Wine Trail Kick-off event under one tent on our lawn at our winery in Little Compton, RI. The 8 wineries of the Coastal Wine Trail will all be present promoting the beginning of this year's Passport Season. The area's farmers, finest food providers, cheese makers, bakers, and more will be on hand to sample what they do best as we take in the beautiful setting at the vineyard and the sounds of live music. This is a rain or shine, 21+ event, under the tent and we encourage all to dress comfortably and weather appropriate. Space is very limited and this wine & food event will sell out! Local farmers, caterers, and producers will be offering small samples to taste, as well as an array of locally grown and produced wines and beer. Some vendors and participants will also have items for sale if you're interested in bringing something back home with you. Price $40.00 per person. Advance registration required. Please call 401-635-8486 x116 to purchase tickets.
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WRWA RIVER RUN RACE 2009 - Westport, MA   www.wrwa.com

Saturday, June 13, 2009 (rain or shine)

Join WRWA and Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures for the 6th annual River Run on the Westport River. The day will start off with paddlers racing on either a 3.5 mile Family Fun Course or the 8.5 mile Challenge Course. It will be followed with a celebration at the Head of Westport with food, children's games, and awards for the paddlers. For more information and for registration details click here or call us at (508)636-3016. Hixbridge Road, Westport.

Start: Hix Bridge Landing, Westport MA

Finish: Head of Westport River

Enter a 3.5 mile Family Fun Course or an 8.5 mile Challenge Course

Challenge runners will face tide and wind issues.  Please see website for registration and full details.

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A TASTE OF WESTPORT - Saturday June 20th @ Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery
Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery will host this local wine & food festival under one tent on our lawn at our winery in Westport, MA. Local food, wine and beer will be the focus as we sample what wonderful flavors Westport has to offer. Westport's finest food providers, farmers, cheese makers, bakers, and more will be on hand to sample what they do best as we enjoy the sights at the vineyard and the sounds of live music.  This is a rain or shine, 21+ event, under the tent and we encourage all to dress farm casual and weather appropriate. Space is very limited and this small intimate wine & food festival will sell out! Local restaurants, caterers, and producers will be offering small samples to taste, as well as an array of locally grown and produced wines and beer. Some vendors and participants will also have items for sale if you're interested in bringing something back home with you.  Tickets are $45 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Westport Rivers or at their Online Store
For more info please call: 508-636-3423 ext.2 or email:
[email protected]
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RI SPRINGTIME MARKET - EVERY SATURDAY!  10am - 1pm
Hope Artiste Village, 1005 North Main Street, In Pawtucket, just over the Providence line.
From holiday wreaths in December to the first asparagus in April, there is a place for you to get locally grown and produced food, every week, all winter long.  Click here for map & directions!
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Have a Great Memorial Day!
 
Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator
[email protected]
www.semaponline.org
PO Box 80625
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748