The tomatoes are here. It seems forever that we have been waiting for amazing heirlooms, multi-colored red, green, yellow and even purple varieties of the mouthwatering, juicy late summer fruit. What will you make with tomatoes this week? Something classic and long awaited or something new and exciting? The options are endless with this versatile crop from pureed cold or hot soups, quick pasta sauces, sliced into salads with fresh herbs and local cheeses or even, a mile high sandwich. You can cut them into wedges and layer them with basil to accompany a glass of local wine or just shop around the market popping the cherry sized ones into your mouth as you browse. No matter your choices for serving tomatoes, you can find everything you need for a palate pleasing spread at the Falmouth Farmers' Market.
Here is some of what you can find this Thursday:
Come early for sweet blueberries at Foster Farm from Kingston. You will find yourself nibbling on them as you shop. They will be at the market for just a couple more weeks.
Allen Farm is certified organic out of Westport. They offer an assortment of heirloom variety tomatoes, your choice: mix and match cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, garlic, radishes, red onions, Japanese eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, green beans, big bunches of basil and parsley as well as decorative flowers: zinnia and baby sunflowers.
Stop by Lilac Hedge Farm to grab some bacon to go with all of those tomatoes. Don’t forget to get some burgers, chicken and marinated steak tips for the grill, too. Their dry aged beef is hung for 14 days which creates an incredibly tender product. As always, their meats are 100% pasture raised and grass fed.
Pain D’Avignon brings all sorts of breads and snacks from their bakery in Hyannis. Sourdough sandwich bread, brioche, cranberry pecan focaccia, baguettes and more. Take home some rugelach and perfectly portioned dark, chocolate brownies for your beach cooler or picnic basket.
Pies a la Mode has all sorts of seasonal fruit pies including their most popular flavors of the season: peach, blueberry, triple berry and strawberry rhubarb. Their best seller: chocolate dipped strawberry is a must try. They also have many varieties of fruit tartes. Bring home some homemade cookies to snack on between meals.
Get local, free range chicken eggs, green beans, red and white onions, assorted potatoes, red radishes, garlic, green peppers, shishito peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, broccoli, red, ripe tomatoes and big, beautiful sunflowers from Pariah Dog Farm.
Martha’s Vineyard Smokehouse, established in 2015 offers locally caught smoked fish. Each fish filleted and smoked right away. New this season: Smoked Peppered Striped Bass Filet, perfect to top a salad on a hot summer day. Don’t forget popular favorites: signature Bluefish spread and Spicy Yellowfin Tuna Spread.
Fromage a Trois offers freshly made mozzarella and burrata cheeses. Try out their goat cheese fonduta. Five Cheese ravioli, a favorite and mushroom cream sauce to top handmade pasta. If you come early, there may even be stuffed shells available.
Donde Thiago is cooking up an array of arepa flavors perfect for eating as you stroll through the market such as honey pineapple BBQ chicken, Mango Guacamole, Pulled Pork and Plantain with black beans and mozzarella cheese. Come by early or order ahead: frozen empanadas filled with cheese, chorizo and bacon to stash in your freezer. They are gluten free and can be baked or fried at home for a quick and satisfying meal.
Green Goddess Herbals makes artisanal soaps, goats’ milk lotions and sugar scrubs for smoothing your skin using all natural ingredients sourced from their farm in Waquoit, MA. Try out their line of lavender products for a restful sleep. There are also great products for that last minute camping trip: solid shampoo and conditioner bars as well as all natural bug repellent made with essential oils.
Stop by to sample Cape Cod Winery’s local wine selection. New and classic wines: Nobska Light White and Reel Red as well as the popular Cranberry Blush, a white wine combined with local cranberries. Along with the Rose Mermaid Water, these wines are the perfect complement to dining al fresco on warm summer nights.
Sweet Heaven is here offering all sorts of tarts in flavors such as chocolate mousse and lemon pecan. Fruit crostatas made with fresh, local fruit and savory tarts, too that are gluten free and vegan.
Peachtree Circle Farm has a large variety of garlic from spicy to sweet and they are all great keepers. They also brings bouquets of fresh flowers, large bunches of kale, rainbow chard, patty pan squash, cucumbers, sweet, juicy blackberries and red carrots. Check out Carrie’s array of pickled peppers, garlic, tomatoes and more to add flavor to dishes and cheese platters. She also offers all sorts of homemade jams and jellies: strawberry rhubarb, balsamic fig and currant jam.
Stir Crazy has healthy street food that you can enjoy on a bench overlooking the harbor or bring it home to savor later. Light and flavorful Cambodian dishes featuring mango, cucumber, basil and toasted coconut. Try out their mango salad with tangy mango, toasted coconut, purple cabbage, red onion, bell pepper, peanuts and coconut dressing.
Moonlight Rose farm has an assortment of alpaca products from alpacas raised on their farm. Pick up a few dryer balls to reduce clothes drying time and save energy. Stop by early for corn. Don’t forget: farm fresh eggs, summer squash, zucchini, scallions, various types of cucumbers, fennel, beets, potatoes, red and green cabbage and all sorts of tomatoes. Lots of beans: green, yellow, Italian and fava to name just a few.
Ella’s Wood Burning Oven Restaurant is here with a pizza menu featuring market specials and favorites. Try out their Mexican street pizza with roasted corn. Grab some lunch or take home a freshly baked pizza for dinner from their mobile wood oven.
Foss Farm features simple yet delectable sauce for pasta, pizza, lasagna and more. Only five ingredients make this item a must taste and take home.
Take a break and get a kombucha sample from Independent Fermentations Kombucha out of Plymouth. Flavors such as “I am Nourished” with elderberry, cinnamon, nettles and hibiscus, “Respect Your Elderberries” and refreshing, “Lemon Lavender” as well as new flavors each week will have you hooked. Kombucha is full of antioxidants and promotes gut health. Just a small amount each day may keep the doctor away.
Silverbrook Farm brings fragrant peaches from nearby Noquochoke Orchard in Westport. Loads of big, sweet, blueberries along with huge piles of summer squash, zucchini, assorted greens, broccoli, green beans, green peppers, jalapenos, eggplant, onions, cucumbers, carrots and more surprises under the double tent. There is even a rumor that they will have blackberries this week. Ask about their cultivated mushrooms: Shiitake, Maitake and King Oyster. If you want to learn how to cultivate your own, purchase one of their kits. The guys are happy to answer all of your mushroom growing questions, too.
Peck O’ Dirt Farm offers a variety of traditional, vegan and gluten free baked items. Scones that fly off the shelf in flavors such as: peach, blueberry and ginger. New this week: assorted fruit cobblers made with fresh local, fruit. They will also have frosted lemon cupcakes and chocolate zucchini cupcakes with rich, fudgy frosting that can’t be beat. Choose from an array of whoopee pies, bars and cookies and more to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Compost with Me will be at the market to answer questions about their creative community composting solutions. Ask about their commercial and residential services. They have excellent ideas on how to turn food waste into a useful tool for our environment.
Olio di Melli features aged balsamic vinegars of Modena, Italy. Mr. Melli lets you sample extra virgin olive oil curated with care and flavorful balsamic vinegar to enhance your meals and treat your taste buds. He also offers a variety of cheeses from local Shy Brothers Farm and Great Hill Blue cheese from Marion. This summer the cheeses are on special: 2 cheeses for $10. Featuring: hannibels: classic French, lavender, shallot and rosemary as well as cloumage and charlotty, a French table cheese.
You won’t be able to resist the smell of freshly made, hot donuts in the air. Get your apple cider donuts, made fresh, to order from Michael’s Donuts, to take home or nibble on while you shop. They make a perfect breakfast for an early morning at the beach.
Lara’s Cuisine offers toppings for pizza, grilled vegetables, delicious additions to snack platters and mix-ins for their handmade egg pasta. Try out balsamic red onions, spicy sundried tomatoes and black olive pesto. They are now offering a 3-pack of the delectable spreads packaged in a giftable bag for only $22.
Looking for some fresh seafood to make the perfect summer meal? Colby and Nick will be selling the catch of the day from Captain Jim’s charter fishing boat. Take the short walk along the harbor to the charter fishing boat dock on Thursdays during market hours to see what they caught and support your local fishermen.
Stop by our information table to get the latest news and grab a cup of coffee for a $2 donation. If you forgot your bag, buy yourself a sturdy canvas bag with our famous turnip logo on it for only $15. We thank you for all of your support.
At our community tables this week:
Come say, “Hello” to the Master Gardener’s Association of Cape Cod from 12 PM to 3 PM. They provide unbiased horticultural information to the residents of Barnstable County. Find out about their array of horticultural programs.
Upper Cape Women’s Coalition encourages and supports women to enter public life and become leaders through civic engagement. Stop by their table to find out more information and how to become involved.
Things you can do at the market on Thursday:
Continue to help us divert food scraps from the landfill this year. Bring your fruit/vegetable scraps, eggs shells and coffee grounds to add them to the self service station adjacent to the market information table. You can also take home a small bucket to fill and bring back the following week.
Our market honors SNAP and HIP benefits. Please visit the market information table before shopping to get started and find out about matching benefits and reimbursable purchases.
The Thursday Falmouth Farmers’ Market opens at noon-no early birds. There is parking available in the lots adjacent to the park.