Come help celebrate National Farmers Market Week (August 4-10, 2019). This nation-wide focus is the perfect opportunity to show how much we value farmers markets in our community. These markets help to preserve farmland, stimulate local economies, promote sustainability and create healthy communities. And it’s fun to come to the market, too. So let’s all do our duty to support our local farmers, artisans and vendors who toil to bring us the area harvest. Come down to the Falmouth Farmer’s Market overlooking the harbor to contribute to the local economy and fete our good fortune to access high quality fruits, vegetables, fresh meats, eggs and handcrafted goods.
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 the market.
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, red onions, Japanese eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, big bunches of basil and parsley as well as decorative flowers: zinnia and baby sunflowers.
Lilac Hedge Farm has everything you need for the grill: fresh ground beef patties, bacon burgers and ground turkey. Don’t forget a steak: 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.
Pain D’Avignon brings all sorts of breads and snacks from their bakery in Hyannis. Sesame Seed Buns, Brioche Buns and homemade potato chips are the perfect complement to grilled, freshly ground meats and chicken. Bring home some croissants for breakfast the next day.
Nobska Farms is back with their jellies, sauces, chocolate and seasonings made from over 100 varieties of chili peppers grown on their farm in Woods Hole, MA. Come sample their products that range from sweet to super spicy. Take home some great additions to add to your cooking repertoire.
Pies a la Mode has all sorts of seasonal fruit pies including their most popular flavors of the season: peach, blueberry and strawberry rhubarb. 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, salad turnips, red radishes, garlic, green peppers, 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. They also make bug repellants made with essential oils to repel ticks and mosquitos and a sting relief balm if you forget to apply. Grab one of their Bug Sticks to throw in your back pack and you won’t be sorry.
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.
Welcome Annie Chalkley Pies. We are looking forward to seeing all their amazing varieties and fresh flavored sweets.
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 and red carrots. Check out Carrie’s array of pickled peppers, garlic, tomatoes and more to add flavor to dishes and cheese platters. 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 Wood Oven Roasted Sausage Pizza with roasted red peppers, ricotta and basil. 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 “I am Nourished” with elderberry, cinnamon, nettles and hibiscus, “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, Roadside and Italian plums along with huge piles of summer squash, zucchini, assorted greens, broccoli, onions, 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. Peach Scones, a best seller, last week and Strawberry Sour Cream Olive Oil Cake. 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. Extra virgin olive oil curated with care and 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 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:
From 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, the Falmouth Public Library Book Bike will be at the market. Come see what this new addition to our local library is all about. They offer Falmouth Guide Books, information about happenings at the Library as well as free books perfect for all of your beach reading.
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.