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News from the Vine - July 2010
Dear  :

Summer is in full swing and the veggies are growing like mad!  This is prime time to get out to your local farmers market or farm stand and check out what is available - see "What's Growin'" and find a farmers market, farm stand or eatery using local by visiting the Online Farm Guide. 

Would you like to learn more about eating local?  Attend SEMAP's presentation at Dartmouth Public Library - 6:30 pm in the Elsie Haskell Room on Thursday, July 15th.

Please let us know of any local food events you'd like us to share.

Happy Eating!

Exec. Dir.
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What's Growin'?         
This week be sure to check out these farmers markets and farm stands for the freshest summer produce available.  The majority of the farms listed below are members of SEMAP's Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign.

For more information on these farms
and many more,
please visit our ONLINE FARM GUIDE!

HERBS / GREENS / FLOWERS:                                           FRUITS:  [PYO = Pick Your Own]
Alderbrook Farm, Dartmouth
Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth                                                CN Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater
CN Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater (PYO!)                                Cedar Spring Herb Farm, Harwich
Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis                                                  Cervelli's Farm, Rochester (PYO!)
Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable      
Cedar Spring Herb Farm, Harwich                                         Raspberries   
Cervelli Farm, Rochester                                                
      Cooks Valley Farm, Wrentham
E & T Farm, W. Barnstable                                                    Dufort Farms, Rehoboth (PYO!)
In the Weeds Flower Farm, Brewster                                    Pocassett Orchards, Dartmouth
Northstar Farm, Westport
Quittacas Farm, E. Freetown     
Tina's Terrific Plants, E. Falmouth  
Village Farm, Dennisport   
White Barn Farm, Wrentham                                               VEGETABLES: 
Cauliflower                                                                          Corn
Billingsgate Farm, Plympton                                                 Billingsgate Farm, Plympton
Lucky Field Organics, Rochester
                                                                                              Peas / Beans                      
Cucumbers                                                                          CN Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater
Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth                                               Cedar Spring Herb Farm, Harwich
Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis                                                 Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth
                                                                                              White Barn Farm, Wrentham
Summer Squash & Zucchinni                                                   
Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth                                               Tomatoes   
Cape Cod Organic Farm, Barnstable                                    Billingsgate Farm, Plympton

Cervelli Farm, Rochester                                                      CN Smith Farm, E. Bridgewater
Lucky Field Organics, Rochester                                          Cape Abilities, Dennis
Oakdale Farm, Rehoboth                                                      Hickory Knoll Farm, Lakeville

                                                                                              Lucky Field Organics, Rochester  
                                                                                              Noquochoke Orchards, Westport
                                                                                              Quansett Gardens, Dartmouth
Artisanal Cheese                                                                 Eggs
Foxboro Cheese, Foxboro                                                    Bull Frog Acres, Wareham
Shy Brothers Farm, Westport                                                Hilltop Farm, Westport
                                                                                              Merrylegs Farm, Dartmouth
Beef & Pork (variety of cuts and products)                      Quansett Farms, Dartmouth
Dufort Farms, Rehoboth                                                       Quitticas Farm, E. Freetown
Gray Rock Farm, Tiverton RI                                                Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth
JH Beauliue Livestock & Produce, Fairhaven                       Village Farm, Dennisport  

Oysters & Clams                                                                 Lobsters
Barnstable Seafarms                                                            Fishwife, Plymouth
Chatham Fish Pier, Chatham                                               Revolution Lobster, Westport
Cuttyhunk Oysters, Cuttyhunk Island                                   Salty Lou's, Sandwich


SEMAP Member Farmers Markets Listed below.
Find all regional market info on our website,

Dartmouth Farmers Market - Fridays thru September 24th!
1pm-6PM every Friday thru September 24 @ St. Peter's Church, 351 Elm Street, Padanaram.  New vendors and events planned for the 2010 season.  Stop by on your way to the beach or boat!  And don't forget story time at Dartmouth Farmers Market:

New Bedford Wings Court Farmers Market - Starting Thursday July 8th!
Visit the Wings Court Farmers Market in downtown New Bedford every Thursday 2  - 6pm, (Wing's Court is located off of Union St. between Brick pizzeria and On a Roll).  Great blueberries, hot house tomatoes, fresh greens, and delicious baked breads and treats.

Old Rochester Farmers Market - Tuesdays, 3 - 7PM at ORR

New location and time!  Tuesdays, 3:00pm - 7:00pm at Old Rochester Regional High School, Mattapoisett.  Fresh vegetables, breads, fruit, eggs, unique local crafts, and more!

Pembroke Farmers Market - Opening Day, Saturday July 10th!
The market will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on the green, through Sept. 25, with the exception of Aug. 7, when the Pembroke Arts Festival will be underway.
Check out this article talking with market managers, Christine Falk & Matt York of Pembroke, MA.

Bridgewater Farmers Market - Closed for the 2010 Season
SEMAP members in the news!

Great article about Billingsgate Farm, Plympton MA 
'A Conversation with Lynn Reading', Pembroke Express

Wareham's Gourmet & Gourmand blends tradition and innovation

Joe Beaulieu, and other local meat producers converse at edible South Shore's Local Meat Meeting
"Local Meat: Benefits, Choices, Challenges, and Cooking" was the sixth in a series of programs on the phenomenon of eating locally sponsored by edible South Shore magazine and the Kingston Public Library. The series has been so popular it has outgrown the library and moved to the larger Beal Building. 
Read full article here...

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A SEMAP Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign bumpersticker found
at Mono Lake, California.
bfbl MA in CA
Agricultural News

Feature Article: The Next Generation of Farmers - Young, landless and savvy
A fantastic article on the top challenges facing entering farmers in the Northeast.
"While farmers who are under 35 are still a minority (only 3 percent of the total farmers today in the U.S.), they are important force-these farmers are changing the way people think of the business of farming."
Read the full article here:

Asian Longhorn Beetle Found in Boston, MA

This past weekend a small infestation of Asian longhorned beetle was found in Jamaica Plain (Boston). The site is at Faulkner Hospital, just across from the Arnold Arboretum. Six infested maple trees were found so far, in close proximity to each other, and have already been removed by USDA/DCR. Surveys will continue this week to determine the extent of the infestation.

Spread the word, not the beetle! Get all the latest ALB news at:
Don't Move Firewood! -

MaMassgrownss Department of Agriculture: July is Agricultural Fair Month!
Visit the MASS GROWN & FRESHER website for brouchures and information on dairy farms and artisan cheese producers throughout MA. 

There are five types of agricultural fairs in the Commonwealth: major fairs, community fairs, youth fairs, livestock shows and grange fairs. Go to one. Go to many. Go to them all!

Upcoming Southeastern MA Ag. Fairs:

Barnstable County Fair - July 17th - July 24th
Westport Agricultural Fair - July 14th - 18th 
Rehoboth Agricultural Fair - August 5th - 8th
Marshfield Agricultural FairAugust 20th - 29th
Rochester's 100th Agricultural Fair - August 21st
Kingston Agriculture Day - August 28th
South Middleboro Grange Fair - August 28th
Dartmouth Grange Fair -
August 2010

WWF 2009Local Food Events!
Looking for more ways to enjoy local food and agriculture!  Check out SEMAP's Events Page, and the listings below.  Get out there and ENJOY LOCAL!

Clover Path Garden to Host NOFA Backyard Poultry Lecture - Saturday, July 10th
191 Quaker Lane, Acushnet MA -
   RSVP for this great event!
Curious about raising your own poultry?  Cynda Williams of The Clover Path Garden will give you the scoop on enjoying your own organically raised flock!
See SEMAP Events page for more information.

Coastal Vineyard Events!  July 11th and August 1st, 2010    Noon to 5PM

61 Pardon Hill Road, S. Dartmouth MA 02748   /    774-202-4876   /

Visit David Neilson on his 8 acre vineyard / winery to experience fine creative wines, grown and bottled in South Dartmouth MA.

July 11th, 2010 - Summer Festival - Introduction of our RED WINES:
2008 Cabernet Franc, 2008 Merlot & 2008 Seashore Rd. (blend of Cab. Franc & Merlot)
Live music by Bob Peck (1-4pm), sit out on the lawn overlooking the vineyard, sipping wine, relaxing, and enjoy life.

August 1st, 2010 - Art Festival - Local artists: Dave, Tyler & Anita Poyant.
Enjoy great art. Taste great wine

Roots Down New Bedford - Tuesday July 13th at 4PM
, Dartmouth MA
A special Roots Down workshop will be held at Brix Bounty Farm (858 Tucker Road in Dartmouth) focusing on drip irrigation systems and foliar fertilizers (2 practices that have been essential for us this growing season), as well as a farm tour and general conversation about summertime crops.  Roots Down is a free organic gardening workshop series presented by Brix Bounty Farm.  Come join in our conversations aimed to help make your garden more bountiful and nutritious.  We'll be resuming monthly workshops for the remainder of the 2010 growing season.

MAA's 2nd Annual Buzzards Shellfish Bay Bash! - Saturday July 17th, 2010
Mass. Aquacultural Association -
Wickets Inn, Onset MA - FREE ADMISSION!  1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the MAA for their yearly fundraiser!  Enjoy fresh local oysters and clams - live music! - and great people!

Chez Ducrot Cooking Classes - July 15 - August 12th, 2010
40 Russell Street, Plymouth MA      Learn. Taste. Enjoy.
Philippe and Linda Ducrot invite you to enjoy a "hand's-on" culinary experience that is a combination of learning, entertainment and tasting, all in one evening. During our hands-on cooking classes participants assist in the preparation of food - learning tips, techniques and recipes and enjoy sampling the results together. Classes are conducted regularly at Chez Ducrot or, we can hold a private class in your home providing an entertaining evening for you and your friends.

AMUSE BOUCHES - Wednesday July 21, 2010, 6-9 PM
Means literally amuse your mouth/tickle your palette. Feast with your eyes, then taste! These little bites are as tasty as they are beautiful.

Learn how to make vegetarian dishes sing with flavor and breadth.

PASTA I - Thursday, July 29, 2010, 6-9 PM - (Reserve today - this class quickly sells-out!)
Back by popular demand. So many ways to make pasta and so many delectable sauces to adorn it!

See FULL schedule online at
NOFA / Mass Summer Conference, August 13 - 15, 2010
Umass Campus, Amherst MA
NOFA/Mass is the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Learn from 200 workshops on organic farming, gardening and land care, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, spirituality, food politics, activism, and much, much more...

Special workshops designed for kids and teens. An educational, fun opportunity for your children to bond with others from the Northeast while you attend workshops and events.

Register online today!
The Working Waterfront Festival - September 25 - 26th, 2010
"All in One Boat - The Cultural Mosaic of New England's Working Ports"
Visit for more information!

Bioneers By the Bay Conference, October 21-24, 2010

Website updated weekly with 2010 speakers, workshops and activities.  Family Friendly!  More info to come...
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See you at the Ag. Fair!

Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
1 State Bog Rd.
P.O. Box 569
East Wareham, MA  02538
508-295-2212 ext 50