Opening Day for the Annisquam Exchange

You know Summer has arrived when the Annisquam Exchange, filled with the unexpected and the traditional, opens it doors!

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 am

Stop in to say hello!

Regular hours from now to October

Folly Cove designs * Silver * Collectibles * Estate pieces * Linens * Fine jewelry * kitchenware * Cards *Annisquam apparel * Artworks * Toys * Candy

In the center of ANNISQUAM VILLAGE

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The Annisquam Farmers’ Market 2024

The Annisquam Farmers’ Market
returns to the school yard!
Opening Day
Friday morning, June 21

between the Annisquam Exchange & the Village Hall, Leonard Street in the heart of the Village.


The Annisquam Sewing Circle Bake & Flower Sale will be at the Annisquam Farmers’ Market, Friday, June 28 – Pies, cakes, cookies and more. Come early for the best selection!

The Annual Plant Sale

Thank you to All who helped to make this year’s Plant Sale a success!

The Annual ASC Spring Plant Sale bring the best available annuals and perennials to you. Many members of the Annisquam Sewing Circle and the Annisquam community volunteer to set up the sale and offer information on planting and care of the plants.

We hope to see you at our Gourmet Food and Flower Sale the morning of the Annisquam Farmers’ Market, Friday, June 28, 2024 right here in the yard between the Village Hall & the Annisquam Exchange. The Circle has many excellent bakers! It is always a sell out so please come early. Leave with a bouquet of flowers from the gardens of Annisquam and delicious goodies for your 4th of July company and your family. The proceeds of the events are donated to the Cape Ann Community to assist those in need of a leg-up in tough times, contiuning the mission of the group formed in 1837

While you are here pop into the Annisquam Exchange.  See the exhibits of local artists works in the Annisquam Art Gallery and learn about the history of this community and see the recently restore stagecoach in the Annisquam Historical Society!

Member of the Annisquam Sewing Circle, Doris Rust

Doris L. (Hart) Rust, 100, beloved member of the Annisquam community, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, March 9, 2024, at her home. She was the wife of the late Howard E. Rust. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Edward Hart and Maude Stanford Hart. She was predeceased by her son, Gary H. Rust, and her sister Constance Phelps.

Doris was a graduate of Melrose High and later the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services and the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. She loved her work as a dental hygienist which she did for 33 years. Prior to Annisquam Doris and Howard lived for 17 years in Redding, CT where they raised their son. Doris also treasured her time at her cottage on Merchant’s Island where she stayed for over 70 summers.
Throughout her life Doris was an adventurer. She downhill skied, boated, and frequently swam in the ocean (up until her mid-nineties!) She was also an extremely active volunteer. In Redding she was a deaconess at the Congregational Church of Redding and a Cub Scout leader. In Annisquam she enjoyed being a part of the Essex Green Belt, the Garden Club, Good Neighbors, Annisquam Exchange, Cape Ann Museum, and the Annisquam Sewing Circle, of which she served as President for 6 years.
She is survived by her nieces, Sandy Phelps of Corpus Christi TX and Susan McNerney of MN, and numerous cousins including Cecily Baran of Madison CT, Barbara Mee of Londonderry NH, and Jennifer Ross of Ft. Meyers FL.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Annisquam Village Church on Friday, May 24 at 11am. Contributions may be made in Doris’ memory to the Essex County Greenbelt, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, Massachusetts 01929.

ASC Annual Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18
9:00 – Noon
32 Leonard Street
Gloucester MA 01930

Mark your calendar!



When to start seeds

2024 Farmers'AlmanacThinking Spring!

Altho’ it does not look like it this morning with new snow on the ground it is now meterolgical spring. So the question is. “When do I start my tomato seeds?”

Here is the scoop from the Farmer’s Almanac.

On average our last spring frost occurs on May 9. Below is only about tomatoes. The second column is when to start your tomatoe seeds indoors. The third column is when to transplant into the garden

Tomatoes Frost Mar 14-28 Based on front date
Moon Mar 21-28 Based on Moon date
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3


For a full list vegatables and dates for 01930 click here: Farmers Almanac

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In the Village – Cabaret 2024

Cabaret 2024 tickets now on sale!

Don’t miss a night of song, silliness, and a bit of eye rolling.. Local talent includes Gordon Baird, Bobby Kerrigan, Nadia Robertson, Thom Smoker, Monica Geraldo, and many others! Wine, beer, light refreshments, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $35 and available on our website. Reserve yours today!

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The Annisquam Sewing Circle celebrated their 175th Anniversary

This video explains a bit about the work of the Annisquam Sewing Circel. We are a group of over fifty-five members who meet from September through June for the friendship of neighbors we might not otherwise see and to organize and hold fund-raising events that support our Cape Ann community. There have been several cookbooks published, many annual Christmas Fairs held in the Annisquam Village Hall and Spring Plant Sales held on the lawn between the Annisquam Exchange and the Village Hall.. The newly added Gourmet Bake Sale, the Friday before the 4th of July, includes beautiful bouquets of flowers from members’ gardens held with the Annisquam Farmers’ Market on the lawn between the Annisquam Exchange and the Village Hall .

The Circle continues its work today and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2037.

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