“The squash days of summer have arrived!” proclaims one of our farmers, his tables filled with bright yellow summer squash and deep green zucchini. July has brought warm days, some cool nights and a good balance of rain and sun for all of our favorite summer crops. It’s time to grab your baskets and head down to the Falmouth Farmers Market by the harbor to savor warm summer breezes and all the bounty of the season. Fresh berries, green lettuces, allium varieties, cabbage, carrots and flowers featuring every color in the rainbow adorn long tables, piled high. Carefully crafted handmade products such as wine, cheeses, pasta and sauces to round out your kitchen offerings mean no one has to spend too much time in the kitchen in order to feast like a king. To round out your meal, vendors offer fresh fruit pies and crusty breads. There are even finely crafted soaps for washing up after. So what are you waiting for? We look forward to seeing you at the market this Thursday.
Here is some of what you will find at the market:
Allen Farm is certified organic out of Westport. They offer Baby Gem lettuce mix, tender pea greens, potted herbs such as thyme, rosemary and mint, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, big bunches of basil and 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, savoy cabbage, Romaine lettuce by the head, onions, potatoes and garlic from Pariah Dog Farm.
Fromage a Trois offers freshly made mozzarella and burrata cheeses. Try out their Fig and Almond burrata! Don’t forget some Five Cheese ravioli, a favorite and mushroom cream sauce to top handmade pasta.
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 shampoo bars in soothing and invigorating scents such as Cape Cod Beach, Lime and Lemongrass. They are great for camping and traveling!
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!
Lilac Hedge Farm has smoked pork bacon, baby back ribs, house made sausages and their best-selling rib eyes perfect for grilling. 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!
Martha’s Vineyard Smokehouse features two new spreads in their already delicious and popular menu: Cracked Pepper Mahi Spread and White Fish Salad with black sea bass and fluke. Smoked bluefish fillets and favorites: Spicy tuna spread and bluefish spread will also be available.
Peachtree Circle Farm has an array of cut flowers: calla lilies, hydrangea and gladiolas. Heads of lettuce, fresh garlic, bunches of kale and scapes. New this week: big, beautiful, hard neck garlic! Check out Carrie’s variety 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. Stop by early for summer squash, zucchini, scallions, various types of cucumbers, fennel and early 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, MA. Flavors such as Lemon Lavender 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. 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!
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.
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 and 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:
Friends of Bourne Rail Trail presents their plans to create a multi-use pedestrian and bike path that would connect the town of Bourne to the bike paths in Sandwich and Falmouth making 24 miles of uninterrupted path for the Upper Cape.
The Master Gardeners Association of Cape Cod is here to answer all of your gardening and plant management questions.
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).