Excitement is in the air. Our farmers’ have been diligently working in their greenhouses and fields getting ready to bring you superb, fresh, and vibrant vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Soil quality has been tested, amendments have been added, and seeds planted and sprouted–all to bring you the wide array of wonderful local produce you have come to expect each Tuesday at the Old Rochester Farmers’ Market.
This year we celebrate the bounty of the summer with many familiar faces as well as some new faces. This year, we welcome Hilltop Farm of Westport. While Allison and Earl began farming at Hilltop in 2009, this property has been farmed since 1750. Allison and Earl will bring to us a large variety of vegetables and herbs grown using organic methods. Also participating this year are market favorites Engelnook Farm and Cervelli Farm. We are also lucky to be one of the Farmers’ Markets on the SouthCoast that is able to offer locally raised meats, as Joe Beaulieu of Fairhaven will join us again this year.
So, go on and mark you calendars that the market opens Tuesday, June 5, 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School in Mattapoisett. Tell your neighbors and friends all about it. Let’s get out there and support our local farmers. They help us keep our local landscape beautiful by keeping their land agricultural and provide us with food that’s nutritional quality surpasses all others.