Join Us for Festival by the Sea!

Join us this Saturday, August 5, from 10 AM – 6 PM for the annual Festival by the Sea. Festival by the Sea is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime: Art, Music & Food! Over 100 vendor booths will be spread throughout downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea. Your senses will be inspired by the beautiful art, extraordinary live music and the aromas of delicious, local foods. This annual festival is brought to you by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

CLICK HERE for more information, including a list of participating vendors.  We hope to see you there!

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SUPPORT SAFE & AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS ON CAPE ANN! Action Inc. will host a fundraiser for its Client and Housing Services programs on Saturday, September 9th at the Cafe Seven Seas at the Gloucester House. We’ll honor Gloucester Police Chief John McCarthy for his committment to protect Gloucester’s most at-risk residents while raising money for vital programs that serve hundreds on Cape Ann. Please join us!


CAFM today at Stage Fort Park 3:00-6:30!! Use your SNAP benefits and now earn HIP incentives with participating farmers!

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Cape Ann’s weekly local farmers market is TODAY (Thursday) from 3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park.

Free parking during the market!

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Use your SNAP, WIC, and Senior Market Coupons as always AND now earn Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) incentives!

Earn additional SNAP dollars when you buy fresh fruits & veggies from participating CAFM farmers!

Learn more at the CAFM info booth at the market or visit our website!



Enjoy the Bounty of Summer at Backyard Growers Cooking Workshops!

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Join Backyard Growers to harvest, cook, and eat a delicious vegetarian meal inspired by the summer garden! Participants will be led by community gardeners and Backyard Growers staff and will leave with recipes, tips, and tricks to make seasonal menus at home. Not an experienced cook? No problem! We’ll go over the basics, so all levels of cooking experience are welcome.

At The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave, Gloucester

Family Night – Bring the kids! August 1; 6-7:30 pm; Sign up here or email to reserve your spot today!

Senior Night August 8; 6:30-8 pm; Sign up here or email to reserve your spot today!

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Assoc. Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery  will be held at the East Gloucester Community Church on Chapel Street, East Gloucester on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm.  All board members, lot owners,  and interested persons are encouraged to attend.  We are looking for new members for our Board and welcome anyone who is interested in helping our non-profit in any way.   We are looking to elect a new President and Treasurer.  

If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in helping out in the future, please contact me at

Cape Ann Farmers Market TODAY at Stage Fort Park

CAFM logo vectorIt’s Thursday on Cape Ann and that means it’s time for the Cape Ann Farmers Market!

Join us at Stage Fort Park from 3:00-6:30 to get all your summer favorites (and maybe even the first peaches of the season!)

Food, music, crafts, and a gorgeous view! Come stock up for the weekend and enjoy all the market has to offer including free parking while you shop!

Sign up for our newsletter on so you’ll always know what’s new at the market!


Organic Pest and Disease Workshop with Alprilla Farm and Backyard Growers

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This Thursday, join Backyard Growers and guest speaker Sophie Courser from Alprilla Farm for a workshop on organic pest and disease management! We will address common pest and disease concerns, as well as preventative garden care and other solutions to common garden woes.

Thursday, 7/20 at 6:00pm

Burnham’s Field Community Garden

FREE for Backyard Growers program participants,

$10 for Community Members

Tickets here!