SEMAP Buy Local Update #9
Hey Everyone!

What a Summer!       
Buckets of rain, a few hot days, and threatening tropical storms have made this summer one for the record books!  Though the growing conditions have been tough to say the least, we're fortunate to still find a variety of local products available, including fresh and colorful greens, squash, beans, cucumbers, peppers and cabbage.  Fall crops like cranberries, apples and pumpkins are just around the corner, contributing many sweet flavors to the long list of locally grown foods.

With the season far from over, local growers are seeking continued support from loyal customers like you, who understand the value of real food and local agriculture.  Visit your local farmers market or farmstand soon to experience the late tastes of summer, as well as preview the harvest season ahead!

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:
  • Farmstand News - Tewksbury Swine Farm Seeks Support! 
  • What's Growin' - Melons, Peaches, Peppers, and Greens
  • How you Can Further Support Local Producers - Visit our Member Businesses!
  • Local Events! - Ways to Participant in Local Ag. - Grand Openings & Great Local Festivals!
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!


Public Meeting to he held:                                                         'Happy Hogs' @ Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, MA
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
10 AM Room A-2 at the State House in Boston

"The Tewksbury bill seeks to override existing protections for agriculture carefully crafted and based on sound science, in public health law, zoning law, pesticide control act, the state building code, and wetlands protection act." (MA Farm Bureau website)

Please learn more about this bill, and read it in its entirety by visiting the MA Farm
Bureau's website at:   Also check out MA Right to Farm By-Law at
What's Growin'?
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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!!

Apples, Plums, Nectarines                           
Cranberries  (harvesting fresh soon!)
C.N. Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.             D. Fernandes Cranberries, Carver, Ma. OG (pre-order!)
Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.       Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma.
Pocasset Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                      
Tihonet Village Market, Wareham, Ma. sweet & dried!
Sampson Farms, Westport, Ma.                       
Blueberries (as always, call ahead!)               Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
C.N. Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.             Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.   
Coyne Bog Blues, W. Wareham, Ma. (PYO)       
Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, Ma. (PYO)                  Peaches
Johnson's Roadside Farm, Swansea, Ma.           Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
Sampson Farms, Westport, Ma.                        Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.
Tripp Farm, Westport, Ma. Cert. Organic                                             
Beans  (several varieties!)                              Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                   Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.
Bull Frog Acres, W. Wareham, Ma.                  Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma. 
Cervelli Farm, Rochester, Ma.                        
The Farmer's Garden, Rehoboth, Ma. (PYO)      Carrots
Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.                       Checkerberry Farm, Orleans, Ma.
Johnson's Roadside Farm, Swansea, Ma.           The Farmer's Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.
Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.                                 Lucky Field Organics, Rochester, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                      Tomten Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.
Sprout Farm, Mashpee, Ma.              
Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma.        Cucumbers
                                                                      Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
Corn                                                               Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
                     Cervelli Farm, Rochester, Ma.
Cervelli Farm, Rochester, Ma.                          The Farmer's Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.
The Farmer's Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.                 Jiddoos Garden, New Bedford, Ma.
Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.                        Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Nessralla Farm, Marshfield                               Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma.        Sprout Farm, Mashpee, Ma.
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma.        Garlic
                                                                      Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
Salad Greens, Herbs & Lettuce                       Checkerberry Farm, Orleans, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                      Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma.
Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable, Ma.            Tomten Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.    
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma. (weekends)          
The Farmer's Garden, Rehoboth, Ma.                 Peppers
Lucky Field Organics, Rochester, Ma.                 Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                           Bull Frog Acres, W. Wareham, Ma.
Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma.                           Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
                                                                       Hickory Knoll Farm, Lakeville, Ma. 
Potatoes                                                           Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                      Sprout Farm, Mashpee, Ma.
Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable, Ma.           Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma.
Jiddoos Garden, New Bedford, Ma.                     Tomten Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.
Maplewood Farm, Portsmouth, RI
Sampson Farms, Westport, Ma.                          Tomatoes
Tomten Farm, E. Falmouth, Ma.                       Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
                                                                      Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis, Ma.
Summer Squash & Zucchini                            Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable, Ma.
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.                          Cervelli Farm, Rochester, Ma.
Bull Frog Acres, W. Wareham, Ma.                    Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                    Johnson's Roadside Farm, Swansea, Ma.
Hickory Knoll Farm, Lakeville, Ma.                  Lucky Field Organics, Rochester, Ma. 
Jiddoos Garden, New Bedford, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.  
Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, 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
Fishwife, Plymouth, Ma.                                       
Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse, Harwich, Ma.
Salty Lou's, Sandwich Ma. New retail outlet!                  Mac's Seafood, Wellfleet, Ma.
Scorton Creek Oysters, W. Barnstable, Ma.                
                                                                          Raw Milk
Grass-Fed Beef / Chicken                                    Bettencourt Dairy Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.
Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                                 Paskamansett Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
J.H. Beaulieu Farm, Fairhaven, Ma.                     

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

Checkerberry Farm, Orleans, Ma.                          Artisan Cheese
Greenleaf Farm, Bridgewater, Ma.                       Narragansett Creamery, Providence, RI.
Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth, Ma.                       Shy Brothers Farm, LLC, Westport, Ma.
Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma. (& Duck)                   
Prospect Hill Farm, Plympton, Ma.                          
Honey                                                                 Baked Goods (and so much more!)
Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                          The Artisan Kitchen, Rochester, Ma.
Checkberry Farm, Orleans, Ma.                               Artisan Swirls Bakery, Kingston, Ma. 
E.&T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma.                            Ever So Humble Pies, E. Walpole, Ma.     
Greenleaf Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma.                             Flour Girl Baking Company, Dartmouth Ma.
Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma.                                Garnish Events, Newport, RI                                               
Oatmeal / Flour
                                                   Tinctures / Tonics     
Gray's Grist Mill, Westport, Ma.
                              Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, Ma.
Mad Hectic Foods, Inc., Dartmouth, Ma.                 Roots Remedies, Mattapoisett, Ma.    
Sauces & Spreads                                                Non-Edible / Fibers / Balms               
Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse, Harwich, Ma.           Golden Touch Farm, Westport, Ma.
Great Island Trading Co., S. Dennis, Ma.                Summerhouse Natural Soaps, Barnstable, Ma.
Landgdon Farms, Mattapoisett, Ma.                              Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma. (hand balms!)
Olio di Melli, LLC, Westport, Ma.      
Potted Herbs & Flowers                                      Cut Flowers  (sunflowers, glads, etc.!)
Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                        Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.
Forget-Me-Not, Norwell, Ma.                                Billingsgate Farm, Plympton, Ma.
Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma.                                      Country Garden Weddings, Eastham, Ma.
                                                                           Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma.
Maplewood Farm, Portsmouth, RI
Nessralla's Farm, Inc., Marshfield, Ma.                  Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma.   
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, Ma.                             
Sandwich Agway, Sandwich, Ma.                           Fire Wood                                             
Sunrise Gardens, Plympton, Ma.                            Nessralla's Farm, Inc., Marshfield, Ma.    
Groundcovers / Ornamentals                              Fertilizers
Eldredge Farm, Brewster, Ma.                              Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.   
Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma.                          Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma. 
NorthStar Farm, Westport, Ma.                             
                                                                         FREE Rocks!
                                                                                                  Forget-Me-Not, Norwell, Ma.
Beer                                                               Wine
Buzzards Bay Brewery, Westport, Ma.               Cape Cod Winery, Falmouth, Ma.
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, Ma.                           Coastal Vineyards, Dartmouth, Ma.
Running Brook 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
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 - Falmouth -  Online Profile
Blue Moon Bistro - Dennis Village -
Bradford Natural Market - Provincetown -
Cape Cod Chef on Call -
Crabapples Restaurant - Falmouth -
Online Profile
CupCapes of Falmouth - Falmouth -
Dan'l Webster Inn - Sandwich -

Enzo Restaurant and Guest House - Provincetown -
Flying Fish Cafe - Wellfleet -
Online Profile
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 -
New website!     Quicks Hole - Woods Hole -
Roo Bar of Falmouth - Falmouth -
Satucket Farm Stand - Brewster -
Windfall Maket - Falmouth -

Bristol County, Ma.
Alderbrook Farm - Dartmouth - Online Profile
Autumn Glen at Dartmouth, Assisted Living -
The Cedars Assisted Living -
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 - Online Profile
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.
Sunday, August 30th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm @ 61 Pardon Hill Rd., S. Dartmouth, MA
(774) 202-4876  /

Coastal Vineyards of Dartmouth to Host their GRAND OPENING to the public! 
Tour our Vineyards and Winery & Taste Our Wines
Enjoy live music and light refreshments.
(Bring blanket or chairs and relax on the lawn overlooking the vineyard!)
DARTMOUTH GRANGE FAIR - August 28 & 29th, 2009
Dartmouth Grange - 1133 Fisher Road
The Dartmouth Grange in Russells Mills Village will host their annual Rural Community Fair.  Visit the educational booths to learn more about local bee keeping, historic houses, local heirloom vegetables and much more.
MARSHFIELD FAIR - August 21 - 30th, 2009
Marshfield Fairgrounds
Check out the website for a printable schedule of events, including; 4-H livestock show/demos, organic gardening presentations, pumpkin contests, dairy goat shows, and many other agricultural contests and activities.  Don't miss the tractor pulls, cow flop toss, battle of the bands or figure-eight racing!

60th ANNUAL MIDDLEBORO 4-H FAIR - Sept. 4, 5, & 6th
183 Thompson Street, Middleboro, MA
Take a step back in time and enjoy a traditional 4-H fair complete with Farm Animals, Books, Food, Exhibits and Auction.
Friday Sept. 4th - 5pm - 11pm   (
Sat. Sept. 5th - 9am - 11pm  (4-H livestock;
Auction, Tractor Displays, Entertainment & more!)
Sunday Sept. 6th - 8am - noon.  (Flea market, Horse Shoes)

Surf & Turf: Fisherman and Farmers Finding Common Ground
- State Pier, New Bedford, Ma.
Farming, like fishing, is a way of life. Fishermen and farmers share a deep knowledge of, reverence for and dependence upon the natural world. Both groups pass traditional skills and knowledge from one generation to the next, often incorporating new technologies alongside traditional practices. And both communities face many of the same economic, environmental and political challenges.  Check website for a schedule of events, including farmers market, cooking demos, short films on fishing/farming, and much more!

Mark your calendars for the CLASH - Cape Land and Sea Harvest, 9/25-9/27. The CLASH is a salute to farming, fishing and all things Cape Cod, and consists of a weekend packed with Cape-wide visits to farms, bogs, breweries, wineries and other food-related sites, as well as talks, tastings, and special meals all focused on what the Cape has to offer.

5th ANNUAL BIONEERS BY THE BAY: Connecting For Change - Register now!
October 22-25, 2009 - Downtown, New Bedford Ma.   /
Online Registration is OPEN!  Early bird special thru. Sept. 18th!

Online Registration for the 5th Annual Bioneers by the Bay Conference is now Open.  Register today to receive the early bird discount, saving 30% off of the regular admission price!

Connecting for Change is an internationally acclaimed annual gathering of environmental, industry and social justice innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and its inhabitants.

This year's program will once again feature an unforgettable weekend of live keynote presentations, afternoon workshops, an extensive Youth Initiative program, a downlink of the 20th Annual Bioneers Conference in California, an exhibition hall featuring sustainable businesses and organizations, films, music, art installations, a farmers' market and local & organic food.
[Don't forget to visit SEMAP's booth!]

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

Keep in touch!
Sarah Cogswell
SEMAP Buy Local Coordinator
[email protected]
PO Box 80625
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748