SEMAP Buy Local Update #5
Hey Everyone!
          Summer is so close, you can taste it!

We're almost there!  Don't let this crazy June weather bring you down, or stop you from enjoying your favorite local foods.  Available right now is a variety of delicious local products sure to brighten even the coolest June afternoons!

Farmstands and Farmers Markets across the state are open, and overflowing with such mouthwatering fresh produce as Rhubarb, Garlic Scapes, Salad Greens, as well as fresh Shellfish & Lobster, and a wide variety of Baked Good and other value-added products.  Mmmmm! 

After all that shopping and sampling perhaps you'd like a refreshing drink to wet the local whistle.  Try any number of the local cafes, restaurants, and small markets (listed below!) who are using local produce.  One example is Rockin' K Cafe in Bridgewater, now serving a delicious smoothie made with farm fresh strawberries.  What a tasty way to welcome the first days of summer!

Read on to hear more about local CSA shares, farmers markets in your area, local food events, and your best bet for finding local: SEMAP's Online Farm Guide!

Below are more details on what's growing, and how to find it.  Be sure to check out the list of available products (always changing!), 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 - Perennials with a Cause!
  • Where You Can Purchase Them - Local CSA shares & Farmers Markets!
  • 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.

Look for the 'Buy Fresh Buy Local' label, and taste the difference!
Farm News!
Sandwich Agway Joins Forces With Children's Cove
349 Route 6A, Sandwich MA  /

The folks at Sandwich Agway are selling a special line of perennials and donating proceeds to the Cape & Islands Child Advocacy CenterFor every perennial sold under the Scenic Roots label, Sandwich Agway will donate a portion of each sale to Children's Cove!

Children's Cove is a freestanding, child-friendly facility designed to ensure that victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending family members have access to support services in a safe, respectful, and compassionate environment. Children's Cove is committed to reducing the trauma endured by child victims, promoting accountability, fostering healing, and advocating on behalf of child victims of sexual abuse and physical abuse.  This is an ongoing partnership.

To read more about Childrens Cove or Sandwich Agway, check out their website at:
Farmer's Markets are OPEN!
All across MA and RI, farmers markets are popping open, filled with fresh produce, prepared baked goodies, fresh fish & seafood, and LOTS of local food energy!  Be sure to check out one near you using our Farmers Market Guide.  Here are just a few examples of markets currently open, or soon to be:
Dartmouth:  Every Friday 2pm-6pm.  Located at Rex Field, adjacent to St. Peters Church.  The focus of this years market will be educating the public on the importance of eating healthy locally grown fruits and vegetables. When you taste local produce, fruits, and vegetables you can taste the difference and it is healthier for you.
Hyannis/Mid Cape:  Every Wednesday 8am-12pm.  Located at 232 Main St, Corner of Pleasant & Main.  Come for the atmosphere and the great selection of local items available for sale including smoked fish, live lobsters, pates, vegetables, beeswax candles, honey, herbs, flowers, plants, soaps, lotions, baked goods, herbal teas, artisan bread, gourmet spreads, jellies, jams, salsas, preserves, and magazines of local foods.

Orleans: Every Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Located at Main St & Old Colony Way.  Wide variety of Cape grown produce, specialty products, and much more!
Marshfield:  Every Friday 2pm-7pm.  Located at 140 Main St., Marshfield Fairgrounds.  Produce, plants, lobster, crafts, pony rides, homemade foods, baked goods, and live music! Check out their blog -

Middleboro: Every Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm. S. Main St & Nickerson Ave.  Great variety of local produce, meat, crafts, and nursery items.

Carver: Every Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm at 108 Main Street, Carver.  The Carver Farmers Market is a great spot to pick up fresh vegetable and herbs, cranberries, local crafts, and unique homemade gifts.

Plymouth: Every Thursday @ Stephens Field, 2:30 - 6:30 & every Saturday @ Courthouse Green, 9:30am-1:30pm.  The Plymouth Farmers' Market is a truly local market; we offer products that are grown or made in Massachusetts. Ours is the best attended farmers' market south of Boston. People arrive looking for good food, value and stories. The Plymouth Farmers' Market gives priority to farmers and agricultural products but also includes handmade and homemade products.

Every Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM  East of the Town Hall off of Commercial Street.  Enjoy fresh herbs & vegetables, imported family farmed olive oils, baked goods, jam/jellies, eggs and more.  Look forward to the heirloom tomatoes soon to come!

North Easton: Every Tuesday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM & Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
250 Main Street, Easton, MA.

Looking For More?  Check the Online Farm Guide for a Farmers Market near you!
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!!


Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth                           Rhubarb
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.                        Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
  Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.
Salad Greens, Herbs & Lettuce                         Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.                        Tripp Farm, Westport, Ma.
Coonamessett Farm, Falmouth, Ma.
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma. (weekends)          Scallions
Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.                          Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
Jiddoos Garden, New Bedford, Ma.                 
Johnson's Roadside Farm, Swansea, Ma.              Cranberries

Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                            D. Fernandes Cranberries, Carver, Ma.
Tomten Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.                         Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma.
                                Tihonet Village Market, Wareham, Ma.
C.N. Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.                Strawberries
Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                    
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
                                                                       C.N. Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.
Tomatoes                                                        Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable, Ma.
Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.                       Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.                       

Be sure to check our Online Farm Guide for more fresh produce and farms near you!
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.              Mac's Seafood, Wellfleet, Ma.   
Grass-Fed Beef / Chicken                                    Raw Milk
Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                                  Bettencourt Dairy Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
J.H. Beaulieu Farm, Fairhaven, Ma.                     

Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma.                         Pork
Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.

Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. (Duck)                 Artisan Cheeses
Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma.                              Narragansett Creamery, Providence, Ri. 
Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma. (& Duck)            Shy Brothers Farm, LLC, Westport, Ma.             
Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.  
Prospect Hill Farm, Plympton, Ma.                                                                             
Honey                                                                 Baked Goods (and so much more!)
Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                         Artisan Swirls Bakery, Kingston, Ma.                 Checkberry Farm, Orleans, Ma.                             Ever So Humble Pies, E. Walpole, Ma.     
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.                                    Flour Girl Baking Company, Dartmouth Ma.
Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma.                                                                        
                                  Jams & Jellies (made w/ local fruit!!) 
Oatmeal / Flour                                                  Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Gray's Grist Mill, Westport, Ma.                                  
Mad Hectic Foods, Inc., Dartmouth, Ma.               Tinctures / Tonics
    Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, Ma.
Sauces & Spreads                                               Roots Remedies, NY/Wesport
Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse, Harwich, Ma.                  
Great Island Trading Co., S. Dennis, Ma.            
   Non-Edible / Fibers / Balms
Landgdon Farms, Mattapoisett, Ma.                     Golden Touch Farm, Westport, Ma.

Olio di Melli, LLC, Westport, Ma.                         Summerhouse Natural Soaps, Barnstable, Ma.
Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma. (hand balms!)                                                            
Veggie Starts  / Potted Herbs & Flowers
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                           Nessralla's Farm, Inc., Marshfield, Ma.             
Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.                           NorthStar Farm, Westport, Ma. 
Forget-Me-Not, Norwell, Ma.                                 Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.                                       Sandwich Agway, Sandwich, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                           Sunrise Gardens, Plympton, Ma.
Nash Nursery, Carver, Ma.                                                 Tangerini's Spring St. Farm, Millis, Ma.
Groundcovers / Ornamentals                               Fertilizers                                            
Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma.                                Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                            Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma.
Beer                                                               Wine
Buzzards Bay Brewery, Westport, Ma.               Cape Cod Winery, Falmouth, Ma.
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, Ma.                           Coastal Vineyards, Dartmouth, Ma.                  
                                                                      Truro Vineyards, Truro, 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
Local CSA's! 

"Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for you to create a direct relationship with the farm and to secure a weekly supply of fresh produce for the duration of the growing season. 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."     -

Check out these local CSA's still offering shares for the 2009 season! 
And look for many more examples on the Online Farm Guide!

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)
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!       June 8 to October 19Members 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.  Same price as Full Season Program, above.

140 Davis St., Rehoboth, Ma.  
(508) 889-7632 / [email protected]
Membership in our CSA means receiving a share of the weekly garden harvest. It also means  that by supporting our farm we pledge to grow healthy, nutritious vegetables in a way that is environmentally responsible.  Members who purchase a "Share" in our CSA receive 18 weeks of the gardens harvest. It begins the week of June 18, 2009 and runs through October 17, 2009.

Steve & Tammy Noons
Pickup: Thursdays @ the Farm; 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Share Options:                                          
Free Range Egg Share (18 wks):
Full Share - $550.00                                   2 dozen @ $145.00 (extra)
Half Share - $350.00                                  1 dozen @ $73.00
                                                                1/2 [email protected] $36.00

ROUND THE BEND FARM - New CSA!   90 Allen's Neck Road, S. Dartmouth, MA  02748

In our CSA model, Members pay a fee in the beginning of the growing season, in exchange for weekly pickups of produce, meat, eggs, and goat's milk cheeses. Other items will be available for additional cost, and occasionally may be included in Member shares through out the season. These include Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, Bread, Goat's milk soaps, and raw Goat's milk. We will do our very best to keep shares well rounded and varied, as well as supply you with tips to make the most of those bounties!

The price for our Full Service Share is $1000. Which includes a full size share of vegetables, 1 dozen free range eggs, 3 pounds of meat, which varies each week and can be suited to fit your planned recipes, and ½ pound of goat cheese varying each week as well.

Contact Antone Vieira & Elen Densmore at [email protected] ; (508) 938-5164.

Visit the Online Farm Guide for more info on local CSAs!

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.
Bean & Cod - 140 Main St., Falmouth - check for online listing soon!
Blue Moon Bistro - Dennis Village -
Bradford Natural Market - Provincetown -
Cape Cod Chef on Call -
Crabapples Restaurant - 553 Palmer Ave., Falmouth -
check for online listing soon!
CupCapes of Falmouth - Falmouth -
Dan'l Webster Inn - Sandwich -

Enzo Restaurant and Guest House - Provincetown -
Flying Fish Cafe - 29 Briar Lane, Wellfleet -
check for online listing soon!
Hatch's Produce - Wellfleet -
Isaiah Clark House -Brewster -
Island Merchant - Hyannis -
Long Dell Inn - Centerville -
Mac's Seafood / Mac's Shack - Wellfleet, Truro -
Osteria La Civetta - Falmouth -
Pies a la Mode - Falmouth -
Pie in the Sky - Woods Hole -
Quicks Hole - Woods Hole -
Roo Bar of Falmouth - Falmouth -
Satucket Farm Stand - Brewster -
Windfall Maket - Falmouth -

Bristol County, Ma.
Alderbrook Farm - Dartmouth -
Fine Catering by Russell Morin  -  Attleboro  -
FoodSource - Taunton -
Garnish Events - Fall River -
Lees Supermarket  -  Westport  -
Main Street Café & Bakery - Fall River - Online profile
Mirasol's Café - Dartmouth -
Westport Community Schools  -  Westport - Online profile

Norfolk County, Ma.
Whole Foods  -  Bellingham / Hingham  -

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

Plymouth County, Ma.
Bay Club Mattapoisett - Mattapoisett -
Chez Ducrot  -  Plymouth  -
Foodies Duxbury, LLC - Duxbury  -
The Fruit Center, Inc. - Milton & Hingham -
How On Earth: The Store - Mattapoisett -
Lindsey's Family Restaurant - Wareham -
The Market @ Pinehills - Plymouth -
Martha's Stone Soup @ the Tavern - Plymouth -
Oxford Creamery - Mattapoisett / Dartmouth -
Prisco's Market & Deli - Bridgewater -
Rockin' K Cafe - Bridgewater -
Shipyard Galley  -  Mattapoisett  -
Tihonet Village Market  -  Wareham  -

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.
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]
FALL RIVER HEALTHY DAY @ Vivieros Elementary School - Fall River, MA Sat. June 20th
To promote health, wellness, fitness, and citizenship from 9AM-1PM. 
9:00-10:00 Family Walk-a-Thon (pledges optional)
Students, families, and staff will meet at the Lewis Street Gate.  The group will be led along a predetermined route, looping back to the school (approx. 45 minutes).
10:00-1:00 Fitness and Fun Activities.  Cooking Demonstrations (every hour.  Group Stretching & Exercise (every hour.  Dancing (DJ all day).  Face Painting.  Obstacle Course.  Bungee Run...and more!!!!
FATHERS'S DAY BUFFET & GRILL @ Coonamesset Farm Sunday, June 21st
277 Hatchville Road, E. Falmouth, MA /

Coonamesset Farm is a 20 acre farming and research enterprise.  While enjoying the great atmosphere treat Dad to a tasty buffet while the kids plant something special for him. 
June 21st, 11:30AM-3PM.  $15.95 Adults and $8.95 for kids.

University of Massachusetts Extension
Water Quality and Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
Saturday June 27, 9 am to 3 pm   /   302 Agricultural Engineering Building, Umass Amherst
The first part of the workshop will discuss basic water quality issues including temperature, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and nitrogen.  We will learn how they affect fish, how they interact with each other, how to measure them and how to manage them.  The second part of the workshop will demonstrate and discuss recirculating aquaculture systems, including components, equipment, monitoring and operations.
The workshop is FREE to all those registering before June 23 and $20 for those registering on the 23rd or later. 
To register, please provide:
Name, Address, Phone number, Email address.
Registration can be mailed to:
            Craig Hollingsworth
            Agricultural Engineering Building
            Amherst MA 01003        or emailed to [email protected]
Cuisine du Marche @ Chez Ducrot - Plymouth, MA  Saturday June 27th, 2009
We will have a farm culinary mini-getaway using the freshest organic produce of the season from the local farmer's market.  There will be cooking classes in the farmhouse kitchen, in a restaurant with one of the areas top chefs, along with visits to wineries, duck farms and local marchés.  It will also feature cheeses straight from France.  All this within driving distance.  Getaways will be for four days to one week.  Contact us for information: 508-747-4148 or [email protected]  More classes to be announced very soon!

Cranberry Blossom Tour@ Tihonet Village Market - Saturday, June 27th - 10am
146 Tihonet Road, Wareham, MA  / /
The A.D. Makepeace Company invites you to tour the largest cranberry operation in the world during the height of blossom season!  The tour will meet at the Tihonet Village Market at 10 a.m.  An experienced cranberry grower will take the group to view the cranberry blossom, discuss all aspects of cranberry growing and answer questions.  At Tihonet Village Market the group will be able to view our Cranberry Harvest Video, see pictures of the bogs through the seasons, enjoy lunch and purchase cranberry products. Pre-registration and pre-payment ($10 per person, under 7 free) is required.  To sign up visit or call Tihonet Village Market, 508-295-5437.

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Happy Solstice!
Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator
[email protected]
PO Box 80625
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748