Friday, August 29, 2014

See You on Sat at Rockport, MA Farmer's Market and Thurs. at Cape Ann Farmer's Market! Local Honey and Bread, the Stuff of Life!

Looking forward to the Rockport, MA Farmer's Market tomorrow Sat. Aug 30 at Harvey Park 
across from T Wharf 9am-1pm

I will have Local Abbott Pure Honey and Melissa's Mint Honey and a few backyard Veggies like Roma's and Zuchinni.
Sorry the Lavender and Beach Rose Honey's are SOLD OUT!

Carson will have her amazing Anadama and Nisu Breads for sale. Same bread that is at the Red Skiff 
and Georges Coffee Shop

Parking available for 15 min if you pull in by Baptist Church off High St. It's right next to our booth. Check us Out!! 

For those of you who can't make it to the Rockport Farmer's  on Sat. Carson and I have been invited to the Cape Ann Farmer's Market at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester on Thursdays beginning next week. 

See You There!! 
Melissa Abbott

Monday, August 18, 2014

Selling Honey at the Rockport, MA Farmer's Market on Saturdays - Who is There, What Local Produce to Buy, Entertainment! Buy Local! Support the Bees!

Carson afKlintaberg on left with her Grandpapa Sten afKlintaberg selling Nisu and Anadama Bread from their home bakery in Lanesville with me, Melissa Smith Abbott with my Local East Gloucester Honey, Produce, and Legacy of Three Melissas Cookbooks with original Cape Ann Recipes at our Farmer's Market Booth in Rockport on Saturdays 9am-1pm. Make a summer memory, buy local and cook local!
A couple of customers checking out
Sasquatch Smokehouse fish samples. A fine selection!
Here is the Nutty Redhead with all her Nuts!
Hard to get close to this table. So Good!
My Fav!

Flowers Flowers Flowers!
Tim Sullivan of Sullivan Maple Syrup opens the Market every Sat. with the Bagpipes. Worth getting there early to see. Thats when there is lots of parking anyway!

Ira selling his Backyard Produce from
his garden at Halibut Point. Brings some great Veggies and sells out so come early!

Fantastic Local Produce!

Did I mention Entertainment?
Each week there is something special!
This week it was a Teen Jazz Band that was really good!

Big Cute Factor too!

This is the amazing Fatima Heath from Heath's Tea Room.
She has everything to do with Tea!!
A Jar of Honey! Rockport Farmer's Market is where you can get it locally at least until I run out.
I want to Thank Everyone who has come by and helped me Support the Local Bees! See you at the Rockport Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Located near the Baptist Church across from the Blacksmith Shop and T Wharf. There is 15 min parking available to shoppers if you pull in from of the Baptist Church on the granite paving stones next to our booth.

 Have a Honey of a Day!
Melissa Abbott

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What a Team! Carson afKlintaberg and her Anadama and Nisu Bread and Melissa Abbott with her Backyard Honey, Vegetables, and Cookbooks team up at the Rockport Farmer's Market! Saturdays 9am-1pm - photos by Lisa Glover

Carson afKlintaberg with
Melissa Abbott at Rockport Farmer's Market
photo by Lisa Glover

This is the afKlintaberg's Nisu!! Wow, they plan on baking it once a month for the Farmer's Market
This is our booth at the Rockport MA Farmer's Market!
Nisu and Anadama on the left with Carson
and Honey, Backyard Veggies,
and Legacy of Three Melissas Cookbooks
on the right

These are the Infused Honeys. I dry flowers I have grown in my own garden and then mix them with honey for two weeks and then strain. I make these every summer and they are delicious!
Very Artisan quantities, but still available.
Photo by Lisa Glover
There is 15 minute parking in front of the Rockport Baptist Church for Farmer's Market shoppers. Our booth is right next to that area, so you can get in and out.
Come early for best parking. Starts at 9am to 1pm

Lots of local products at the Rockport Farmer's Market!
A Nice Experience! Maple Syrup, Grass Fed Beef, Smoked Fish, Homegrown Local Vegetables, Nuts, Jams, Flowers, Pestos, Cookies, and Cakes!

We just got a new batch of Abbott Pure Honey
bottled up and its Fantastic Honey!

This is the Abbott Pure Honey
which just became available again

If you are not able to come to the Rockport Farmer's Market, you can order the Honey online at

Abbott Honey - Now Available

If you haven't been able to get to the Rockport, MA Farmer's Market on Saturdays at Harvey park to pick up some Abbott Honey, you can order it online here and we will send.

$12.00 + Shipping

Thank -You, Melissa

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Melissa's Fresh Rustic Peach and Backyard Berry Tart made with Cape Ann Beach Rose Honey

A Slice of August Heaven! Melissa's Fresh Rustic Peach
and Backyard Berry Tart made with
Cape Ann Beach Rose Honey

Tart Crust - Use only 1/2 of this Recipe (save another crust for another day wrapped in plastic in your frig)
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 oz. cold unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
  • In a food processor, pulse the flour, butter, and 3/4 tsp. salt until the butter is the size of small peas.

    Add the vinegar and 3 to 4 Tbs. cold water, pulsing until the dough just comes together. Shape the dough into a 1-inch-thick disk; wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
    Roll out 1/2 of the dough  in a large circle to make 1 tart. I use a large cookie sheet or a cast iron pizza pan sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and put the big circle of dough in the middle of the pan. 
Filling Recipe
4-5 Ripe Local Peaches
Several Blueberries and Blackberries wild crafted in backyard
1/4 c. Cape Ann Beach Rose Honey
2 Tbsp King Arthur Flour
Peel and then cut the Peaches into bite size pieces, Sprinkle on some berries, toss with honey and flour.

After you place the fruit in the middle of the pastry, very roughly without any special crimping involved turn the dough up toward the fruit creating a rough crust to contain the fruit. You can drizzle more honey on the top and on the crust if desired.
Bake in Preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes and then turn down oven to 375 and bake an additional 30 minutes. Serve warm with Freshly beaten Whipped Heavy Cream. I add some honey to the cream while I am beating it in a Kitchen Aid mixer right before serving.

Crust is roughly turned up to contain the fruit

Tart right out of the Oven! Smells Amazing and the taste of the Cape Ann Beach Rose Honey permeates the Tart with a supreme delicious-ness!!
It just doesn't get any better than this and is worth turning on the oven even on a hot August Day!

Cape Ann Beach Rose Honey
East Gloucester, MA 

Or if you are local, save the postage and  come to the Rockport, MA Farmers Market on Saturday Mornings 9am-1pm at Harvey Park at the corner of Broadway and Mt Pleasant St across from T Wharf and the Blacksmith Shop.

This is me, Melissa Abbott selling Abbott Honey at the Rockport Farmer's Market. I am located right next to Sten afKlintaberg who sells Anadama Bread. Such a perfect place to be. By the Way, I put some of my Lavender Honey on some Anadama Toast the other morning and it was out of this world!!
See you there if possible!

Happy Happy Summer...Bzzzzzz,

Melissa Smith Abbott
Abbott Honey