SEMAP Buy Local Update #13
Hey Everyone!

Holiday Market Reminder!
This holiday season is host to plenty of upcoming events and activities supporting local food and farms. What better way to give thanks than to support the folks who supply such a delicious necessity to our everyday lives as nutritious local food! 

Even with Turkey Day approaching fast, there are still plenty of local products available to help create a fantastic holiday meal.  Treat your family and guests to the freshest foods available including a variety of local meats, seafood, root crops, fruits, breads, refreshments and desserts. 

Keep reading to find local winter and holiday markets that offer fresh produce for an extended season, yr-round farmstands selling unique local gifts, and great family food activities to keep everyone happy!

Special thanks to our 2009 Corporate Sponsors!
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       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:
  • SEMAP News! - Southcoast Climate Change Challenge!
  • What's Growin' - Cranberries, Potatoes, Squash, & Lots of Seafood!
  • How you Can Further Support Local Producers - Extended Winter Markets, CSAs & more!
  • Local Events! - Ways to Participant in Local Ag. - Great Holiday Food Events!
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!
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Watch it on YouTube!
(See Part 2 on righthand side)

Produced by 3rd Eye Unlimited and SEEAL (Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance), this video is focused on the impacts and solutions to climate change in the Southcoast area.  The video is being shown at area middleschools and highschools and includes music clips, skits, facts, guest speakers and spotlights on green buildings and green individuals (including local farmers!).  The highly successful presentations are opening the minds (and ears!) of area youth to understanding the many ways Southeastern MA can help improve this global issue.
What's Growin'?
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Winter doesn't mean the end of eating local!  Take a look through the many farms, food producers, and markets that have extended their LOCAL offerings into the Holiday Season.

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LOCAL FRUIT - From Fresh Apples & Cider, to Fresh or Dried Cranberries - local fruit is available throughout the Holiday Season!
LOCAL VEGETABLES & HERBS - Keeping your Winter Soups, Stews, Salads & Sides BURSTING with local Vegetable & Herb Flavor...

  • Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis Ma. - salad greens, tomatoes, cukes; potted plants & herbs.  Open from 10AM to 4PM, every day except Monday. Closed Nov. 25th - November 30th, re-opening for the holiday season on December 1st.
  • Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable MA - greens, hot peppers,  potatoes, squash, and more.
  • Coonamessett Farm, E. Falmouth MA - yr-round salad greens, potatoes, squash.
  • Golden Rule Farm, Middleboro MA - 'Austrian Crescent' fingerling potatoes, available now!  Please call first - (508) 224-3088
  • E&T Farms, W. Barnstable MA - mixed salad greens available yr-round!
  • Eva's Garden, Dartmouth MA - sunchokes, pea greens, & a wide variety of specialty herbs.
  • Four Town Farm, Seekonk, Ma. - carrots, cabbage, seasonal greens, squash, turnips.
  • J.H. Beaulieu Farm, Fairhaven, Ma. - pumpkins/gourds available at farmstand.
  • Johnson's Roadside Farmstand, Seekonk Ma. - find all your local fixings for this Thanksgiving's Feast!
  • Lanzoni's, Acushent MA - cabbage, kale, pumpkins & squash; variety of potted plants.
  • Lucky Field Organics, Rochester, MA - celeriac, onions, potatoes, mixed greens Winter CSA!
  • Maplewood Farm, Portsmouth RI - fresh and delicious potatoes!
  • Noquochoke Orchards, Inc., Westport, Ma. - acorn, butternut & hubbard squash, turnips!
  • Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth, MA - delicata, butternut & hubbard squash, herbs, and more!
  • Sampson Farm, Westport MA - all purpose white, and red potatoes!  Creamy & delicious!
  • Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma. - farmstand open until Dec. 23rd!
  • Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth MA - fresh garlic by the pound - call for availability!                                                                                           
LOCAL AQUACULTURE & SEAFOOD - From the farms, ocean, and shores surrounding Southeastern MA comes a WIDE variety of fresh seafood products like lobsters, clams, oysters, scallops and finfish!
MEAT - Protein is easy to find in Southeastern MA, whether your enjoying a local steak, roasting local duck, or slow cooking some local pork...
  • Border Bay Junction Farm, Barnstable MA - fresh lamb available in Dec., check website for details!
  • Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable MA - lots of certified organic eggs!
  • Clover Path Garden, Acushnet MA - cert. organic duck - order yours today!
  • Dufort Farm, Rehoboth, Ma. - pasture raised pork & grass-fed beef; free-range eggs.
  • Farmer's Garden, Rehoboth, Ma. - fresh turkeys available for Thanksgiving.  Call to check availability!
  • Grayrock Farm, Tiverton RI - grass-fed beef to be processed in early Dec.  Call now to pre-order your select cuts!
  • Greenleaf Farm, E. Bridgewater MA - free-range chicken, eggs; and hormone-free piglets.
  • J.H. Beaulieu Farm, Fairhaven, Ma. - grass-fed beef, pork sausage; all USDA certified.
  • Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown, Ma. - freezer chicken available!
  • Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma. - fresh eggs available!  Call to arrange pick up.
DAIRY - Packed with calcium and lots of flavor, local milk and cheese products make any fall focused meal complete!
BAKERY ITEMS - Who doesn't love fresh baked goodies? How about local cookies, breads oatmeal or pies?  They are all available locally!                    
VALUE-ADDED, SPECIALTY ITEMS - Adding a touch of local to meals and holiday gifts can be as easy as...
  • Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. - our own honey; plus wide variety of local produce & products. Open Year Round!
  • E. & T. Farms, W. Barnstable, Ma. - our own honey, and honey sticks. Available Year-round!
  • Golden Touch Farm, Westport Ma. - wide range of clothes and accessories made from our Alpaca fiber. Hats, socks, gloves, scarves, blankets and more!  Order online!
  • Great Cape Herbs, Brewster, Ma. - wide variety of teas, tonics, medicinal herbs.
  • Great Island Trading Co., S. Dennis, Ma. - variety of sauces & spreads using local produce.
  • Greenleaf Farm, E. Bridgewater, Ma. - our own honey, call ahead or stop by.
  • Hana's Honey Westport Ma. - delicious local honey from hives throughout Westport.
  • Mad Hectic Oatmeal, Dartmouth, Ma. - protein rich oatmeal in a variety of flavors!
  • Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. - lavender sachets & aromatheraphy products. Open on weekends, or call to check.
  • Oakdale Farms, Rehoboth, MA. - variety of homemade pickles, relish and baked goods! Open year-round!
  • Olio di Melli, LLC, Westport, Ma. - directly sourced olive oil & balsamic vinaigrettes Delicious gift!
  • Roots Remedies, Mattapoisett, Ma. - medicinal tonics using local honey and herbs.
  • Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. - homemade jams & jellies using local fruit! Sold at area markets and farmstand, check website for details.
  • Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, Ma. - Christmas Shop open until Dec. 23rd.
  • Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma. - alpaca products and fiber; homemade hand balms & Cape Cod honey!
FLOWERS & NURSERY - Decorate your home for you the Holidays, or get a head start next seasons' blooms! 
  • Eldredge Farm, Brewster-Harwich, Ma. - LOTS of local potted perennials - call today!
  • Lanzoni's, Acushnet, Ma. - holiday hardy mums!
  • Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth, Ma. - handmade christmas wreaths and holiday decorations.
  • North Star Farm, Westport, Ma. - wholesale potted perennials; radish & kale varieties!
  • Quansett Nurseries, Dartmouth Ma. - wholesale potted herbs, plants, groundcovers and more!
  • Village Farm, Dennisport, Ma. - fresh chicken manure; alpaca and goat manure.
LOCAL BEER & WINE - After a nice local meal, enjoy a freshly brewed local beer, or perfectly vintage local wine.  Vineyards are harvesting now - be sure to visit one near you!
  • Buzzards Bay Brewing, Westport Ma. - new brand called 'Just Beer'.  Try the new John Beere, Moby D., and C.I.A.  Visit Thursdays & Fridays (4-7pm) for $5.99 growler re-fills! Events this weekend!
  • Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, Ma. - great seasonal brews, free tours and more! Check their website for upcoming events and times.
  • Cape Cod Winery, Falmouth, Ma. - open weekend through Dec. for wine tasting & tours.
  • Coastal Vineyards, Dartmouth, Ma. - small batches of fine creative wines, produced from their own estate grown grapes.  Order online!
  • Running Brook Vineyards, Dartmouth, Ma. - Premium wines made with estate grown grapes.  Open week days 12-5 for tastings!
  • Truro Vineyards, Truro, Ma. - 5 acre farm growing Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
  • Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Westport, Ma. - famous sparkling, white and rosé wines.  Events this weekend!
For complete information on all these farms (and MANY others), plus MORE produce in season, check out our Online Farm Guide at
Market Updates!
dufort hogs Winter CSAs, Markets,

& Holiday Markets:


- Rochester, Ma.
(508) 763-8104 / / [email protected]
Call or email the farm to sign up for their Winter CSA shares. Your winter share will include fall vegetables, root crops, fall fruits and seasonal greens grown under row cover and in the green-houses.  Also, included are vacuum sealed treasures and preserved foods from the summer such as simple fresh tomato sauce and other inspired foods from the farm. (Read more...)

SILVER BROOK FARM WINTER CSA - Dartmouth, Ma.  New!   /    (508) 991-5185
Place:  Silverbrook Farm, 592 Chase Road, Dartmouth, Ma.
Time:  Wednesday pickup from 1 to 6 PM
Cost:   $200.00 for 9 weeks commencing on the 4th of November.

CAPE COD SMOKEHOUSES CSS -  Community Supported Smokehouse - New!
Dave Reese at Dave's Cape Cod Smokehouse in Harwich has created a CSS (that's Community Supported Smokehouse) based on the CSA model, where customers buy a "share" and pick up product weekly over a set period of time. The Cape Cod Smokehouse CSS is offering a choice of 45 items, including smoked meats, poultry, and fish. Shares are $250.00 and pickup is on Thursdays, 8am-8pm, for nine weeks until January 1st. Shares are available hot or cold, and delivery is possible. Free tasting begins October 24th at the Harwich Smokehouse, by appointment only. The smokehouse has FDA wholesale and processing, local food service and catering permits. Dave is very excited about this project, and welcomes tasters, questions, and suggestions!  Contact Dave at 508-432-1401, or [email protected],



BRAINTREE Thanksgiving Farmers Market!    Saturday, November 21st!
9am - 1:00pm @ the Braintree Town Hall Auditorium, Braintree MA 02184Pick up fresh greens, breads, root crops, and delicious value added items perfect for your holiday meals!

FALMOUTH Farmers' Market - Two holiday markets!
  •     Tuesday, November 24, from 11-3  &
  •     Saturday, December 12, from noon-3
Both markets under the (heated) tent at Peg Noonan Park, Main Street (next to the library).

FALL RIVER Farmers Market - Running until Saturday November 21st, 2009!  Kennedy Park (Broadway & Bradford Ave.), 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

PLYMOUTH Farmers Market:
  • Harvest Market on the Waterfront, Sunday, November 22, 11-3  Plenty of organic local produce, meats, sweets, baked specialties, and prepared goods!
  • Plymouth Local Food Monthy Market @ Plimoth Plantation - New!
    Third Thursday of each month December thru May.  Gathering time will be 3-6:30 with music and a film. Pre-orders may be made through Plymouth Local Foods ( to reserve foods ahead and will be available for pick up till after the 7pm film. Please see for more info.

PROVINCETOWN Farmers' Market - Running until December 5, 2009 - Ryder Street, next to the town hall in the center of town; Saturdays, 11-4.

ORLEANS Farmers' Market - Extended to November 28!!!  Old Colony Way, Orleans;
Saturdays, 9-1.

UMASS DARTMOUTH Farmers Market - Last Market Day: Friday November 20th!
Every Friday @ UMD, 10am - 2pm. Located at the entrance of campus (near the traffic circle).  Pick up some Local Lobster, Granola, Root Crops and more!


PAWTUCKET Wintertime Farmers Market - November 7 to May 29, 2010
; Saturdays 11am - 2:00pm at the Hope Artiste Village (1005 Main St.Pawtucket, RI) A collection of farmers from RI and Southeastern MA offering their wide variety of produce, seafood and prepared goods all winter long!  Click here to read more...


COPLEY SQUARE - Tuesdays & Fridays, 11am - 5:00pm until November 24th!
You can still find plenty of kale, lettuce, cabbage, potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, carrots, winter squash, pumpkins, apples, garlic, onions, and pears at the market.

CITY HALL - Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am - 5:00pm until November 25th!

CAMBRIDGE CENTRAL SQUARE - Mondays, 11:30am - 5:00pm til Thanksgiving.  Fresh-picked produce and other products for the Turkey Day meal.

SOMERVILLE DAVIS SQUARE - Wednesdays, 12 - 5:00pm until November 25th!
The farmers and vendors continue to offer an astonishing array of produce and products - greens, lettuce, radishes, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, carrots, squash, apples, chocolate, maple syrup, lamb, beef,bread, homemade pasta and pastries.

[NOTE: The North Attleboro Winter Farmers Market and Dedham Winter Market, both noted in the last Buy Local Email, have been canceled.  More information to come on the developments on both these sites.]
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  -

And of course, be sure to check out our good friends at:

Local Events!

Also, be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for more ideas on local specialties and events.
The A.D. Makepeace Company, in conjunction with the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association, Trucchi's Supermarkets, and edible South Shore magazine, invite you to participate in our 2009 Cranberry Cooking Contest.

Items are submitted for judging on Saturday, November 21, and must
be dropped off at one of these locations:

Trucchi's Supermarket - 534 County St. (Rt. 140 near Rt. 24), Taunton /  508-824-8941
Tihonet Village Market - 146 Tihonet Road, Wareham  /  508-295-5437

First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each of four categories:
Professional, home chef, student, and youth.
First place winners in each category receive a $200 "shopping spree" at Trucchi's
Second place winners receive a gift certificate to the Tihonet Village Market
Third place winners receive a one-year subscription to edible South Shore

Visit Tihonet Village Market's website for more information and entry form.

Saturday, November 21st from 10am - 3pm.  /

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us at the Zoo for an afternoon of holiday shopping featuring local artisans, crafters, and vendors. A special craft will be available for the children and all attendees to the event will receive free zoo admission.

BRIX BOUNTY FARM hosts a series of Winter Studies 2009/2010
Mondays at 7 PM (with an option to join us at 6PM for a simple Soup, Salad, and Bread Potluck Supper) @ 858 Tucker Road Dartmouth MA  /  /  508.992.1868
We were originally planning to wait to begin our study groups until January, but instead will start on Monday Nov 23rd. with E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.

The second selection, which will start in mid-January will take us to a more traditional selection focusing on sustainable agriculture - as we'll read Francis Chaboussou's Healthy Crops: A New Agricultural Revolution.

Please check Brix Bounty Farm's blog for more details.
Come Home for the Holidays with Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery!  The Winery will feature: Discounted Wine Tastings, Live Entertainment, Hayrides, Christmas Caroling, Hot Cocoa and Coffee, Kettle Fires, Walking Vineyard Tours, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Story Telling and Ornament Decorating for the kids, and more...

Enjoy the new 'Just Beer' line of brews including Moby D. and John Beere (Farmer's Pride).  Local music will set the mood along with fresh raw bar and chowder from Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms, Inc.
The Artisan Kitchen 265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, MA  /  508-763-4905
Bring your kids for festive fun & leave the mess here!

Join our inspired staff of certified teachers & baking professionals for an afternoon of gingerbread house fun for children 6 years or older.
Your reserved appointment includes:  (1) handmade pre-assembled gingerbread house, all the candy you can use, icing & and a take-home box to carry your sweet gingerbread house in.
Please Call To Reserve Your Spot @ 508-763-4905.
$35 per child. 6 Children Maximum Per Time Slot, Please Call Early.
Saturday,  November 28 .......  10:00am or 11:30am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm
Sunday, December 13  .......... 10:00am or 11:30am or 1:00pm
Bring a pair of gloves or mittens to decorate our mitten tree and receive $5.00 off per child.
P.S. We also provide cookies & hot cocoa
Please call to reserve your one hour block of time, booking on the hour.
*Children must be at least 6 years old & accompanied by an adult*
COONAMESSET BOG CHRISTMAS FARM - Opening after Thanksgiving!
The Coonamessett Bog Christmas Tree Farm will be open for cut-your-own Christmas Tree sales from November 27th through Sunday, December 20th on weekends and the Friday after Thanksgiving, from dawn to dusk. Price is $8 per foot, and the trees are Fraser Fir. 392 Boxberry Hill Road, East Falmouth. Call 508-563-3523 for more information.
HAYRIDES @ HICKORY KNOLL FARM - September through New Years!
23 Leonard Street, Lakeville MA  /  (508) 946-5504  / [email protected]
Hickory Knoll Farm is a 4th generation family farm, growing cranberries and seasonal vegetables.  Hayrides available during harvest season (Sept. - New Years), that show beautiful views of the bogs and pasture animals on this 60 acre farm. Please call for more information and reservations.

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

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