We have had some crisp, cool nights and blissful days after some frightful weather but that hasn’t kept the crops from producing. The arrival of a wide assortment of heirlooms, cherries and more tomatoes is finally here! Blueberries, sweet peaches, hearty beets, tender onions, fresh, locally made cheeses, flavorful olive oils, handmade sweets of all kinds and more. Wondering what to make for a picnic at the beach or dinner al fresco? Let the market be your muse. You will find everything you need for a satisfying meal under the tents at Falmouth Harbor.
Here is some of what you can find:
Allen Farm is certified organic out of Westport. They offer an assortment of heirloom variety tomatoes, garlic, red onions, purple eggplant, potted herbs such as thyme, rosemary and mint, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, big bunches of basil and parsley as well as decorative flowers: zinnia and baby sunflowers.
Lilac Hedge Farm has smoked pork bacon, the ultimate compliment to freshly sliced tomatoes and tender lettuce. Pork tenderloins, pork chops and lamb loin chops are crowd pleasers. Don’t forget a steak for the grill: hanger, flank, rib eye and more. 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.
Get your blueberries from Foster farm. They will be at the market throughout August but you will need to arrive early to grab some of their gorgeous berries.
Pies a la Mode has all sorts of seasonal fruit pies including apple, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb and assorted peach varieties. Their Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pie is to die for! Bring home some homemade cookies to snack on between meals.
Come early to get local, free range eggs, green beans, red and white onions, assorted potatoes, salad turnips, red radishes, garlic 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. Try out their signature Bluefish spread and Spicy Yellowfin Tuna Spread as well as other seasonal products.
Fromage a Trois offers freshly made mozzarella and burrata cheeses. Try out their goat cheese fonduta! Don’t forget some 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. Grab some 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. Check out their popular line of products called, “Cape Cod Beach” and beautiful array of bar soaps to keep or give as gifts in scents like Black Raspberry Vanilla and Rose Geranium. They also have green solutions for cleaning up your kitchen and NEW: beeswax wraps and sandwich bags.
Pain D’Avignon brings all sorts of breads and snacks from their bakery in Hyannis. Cranberry Pecan rolls, focaccia and sandwich bread are popular items as well as Parmesan Crisps for topping salads and homemade potato chips for your picnic basket. Grab a loaf of Pullman or whole wheat sandwich bread to make BLT’s with all of the beautiful tomatoes available.
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!
It’s all garlic, all the time at Peachtree Circle Farm. Carrie has a large variety of garlic from spicy to sweet and they are all great keepers! She also brings calla lilies, gladiolas, heads of lettuce, large bunches of kale, rainbow chard and red carrots. Check out Carrie’s array of pickled peppers, garlic, tomatoes and more. A must try: her new homemade barbeque sauce. 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 Fresh Rolls wrapped in lettuce leaf and rice paper, filled with flavors such as Green Avocado and Mango Pineapple and finished off with rice noodles, coconut flakes and creamy peanut sauce.
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, 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 Corn Pizza. The fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil pizza is a favorite! 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.
Stop by for a kombucha sample from Independent Fermentations Kombucha out of Plymouth. Flavors such as Just Peachy made with peaches and black tea, Respect Your Elderberries and Turmeric Mango 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 big, sweet blueberries and fragrant peaches along with huge piles of summer squash, zucchini, assorted greens, onions, carrots and more surprises under the double tent. 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! You can also find lettuce, kale, broccoli and green beans. Rumor has it that blackberries are coming soon!
Peck O’ Dirt Farm offers a variety of traditional, vegan and gluten free baked items. Check out their Strawberry Sour Cream Olive Oil Cake that sold out early last week. They will also have Lemon Cupcakes: a best seller! For those who love chocolate, Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with rich, fudgy frosting can’t be beat. There is also an array of flavored scones, 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. Extra virgin olive oil curated with care and a variety of cheeses from local Shy Brothers Farm and Great Hill Blue cheese from Marion, MA. This summer the cheeses are on special: 2 cheeses for $10. Featuring: Hannibels: Classic French, Lavender, Shallot and Rosemary as well as Cloumage.
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 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. We thank you for all of your support!
At our community tables this week:
Come visit Falmouth Community Television whose mission is to provide the community with access to information technology and training in its use so that individuals and groups have a forum to communicate their ideas, information and concerns to the community-at-large. Stop by their table to find out more!
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 (only vendors may park on the grass).