We have come to the middle of summer: hot and humid weather and beautiful beach days. Since it’s too hot to cook, come down the Falmouth Farmer’s Market on the edge of Falmouth Harbor to pick up some handmade items for dinner: pasta, cheeses, pizza and fruit pies made from ripe, sweet peaches, blueberries and raspberries. If you are in the mood to create a feast, gather up zucchini, summer squash, green beans and beets. Slather them with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss them on the grill. You can also get fresh eggs, a variety of pasture raised, grass fed meats and herbs to jazz up any meal. There is something to satisfy all appetites at our market held every Thursday from now until early fall.
Here is some of what you can find:
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.
Allen Farm is certified organic out of Westport. They offer an assortment of heirloom variety tomatoes, garlic, Baby Gem lettuce mix, tender pea greens, potted herbs such as thyme, rosemary and mint, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, big bunches of basil and parsley as well as decorative flowers.
Pies a la Mode is back with all sorts of seasonal fruit pies including apple, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb and assorted peach varieties. Their OMG cookies made with oatmeal, molasses and ginger are a must try. Take home some of their specialties “baked from scratch with love!”
Come early to get local, free range eggs, green beans, onions, potatoes, salad turnips, red radishes, garlic and big, beautiful sunflowers from Pariah Dog Farm.
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 and Plantain with black beans and mozzarella cheese. Grab some frozen empanadas filled with cheese, chorizo and bacon to stash in your freezer. They 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. Check out their popular line of products called, “Cape Cod Beach”. They also have green solutions for cleaning up your kitchen.
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 to add to your cheese platters and snack on at the beach! Grab a loaf of Pullman to make BLT’s with all of the beautiful tomatoes available.
Speaking of bacon, 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. 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.
Stop by to sample Cape Cod Winery’s local wine selection. New and classic wines: Nobska Light White and Reel Red. Their crisp, refreshing Rose Mermaid Water is the perfect complement to dining al fresco on warm summer nights!
Peachtree Circle Farm has an array of cut flowers: calla lilies, hydrangea and gladiolas. Heads of lettuce, large bunches of kale and big, beautiful, hard neck garlic. There are over 10 varieties to try from sweet to spicy. Check out Carrie’s array of pickled peppers, garlic, tomatoes and more. 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 Golden soup made with curry, potatoes, pineapple, peas, coconut and lemongrass. New this week: enjoy the Street Sandwich: Asian slaw, grilled eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, cilantro and scallion 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 and greenhouse 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 and Respect Your Elderberries 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 free range chicken and duck eggs. Ask about their cultivated mushrooms: Shiitake, Maitake and King Oyster. If you want to learn how to cultivate your own, ask about purchasing one of their kits. The guys are happy to answer all of your mushroom growing questions, too! You can also find huge piles of summer squash, zucchini, assorted greens, onions, carrots and more surprises under the double tent.
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. Lemon Tangles, an assortment of scone flavors, fruit leather, granola and more! There are lots of cookie flavors to pack in your picnic basket such as: Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chunk Ginger Molasses and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.
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.
Welcome Annie Chalkley Pies! Handmade sweet and savory creations made from fresh fruits and delectable ingredients.
You won’t be able to resist the smell of freshly made, hot donuts in the air. Get your apple cider donuts 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. Don’t forget their top seller: Basil Pesto.
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.
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!
The Woods Hole Film Festival will be here to present information about this year’s festival, July 27, 2019-August 3, 2019 and answer questions about their organization.
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).