Lots of rain and cool weather turning into sunnier days have yielded crisp lettuces, bunches of crunchy radishes, herbs of all types, and gorgeous blooming peonies, to name just a few items currently at the Falmouth Farmers’ Market.
Our vendors and farmers are filling their displays with all of the bounty that “springtime” on Cape Cod and surrounding areas has to offer. Grab your shopping bags and fill them with fresh produce, tasty treats and artisan products. You can even find something for dinner tonight to take home, if you don’t feel like cooking!
Here is some of what you can find this week at the market:
Still planting your garden? Check in with Tina of Tina’s Terrific Plants and pick up starter plants such as nasturtium, cucumber, a variety of tomatoes, herbs and even eggplant!
Looking for a way to jazz up some pasta or perhaps an addition to a cheese platter for a party? Laura’s Cuisine has just what you need. Toppings for bruschetta: Spicy Sundried Tomatoes and a variety of pesto: Zucchini Curry, Artichoke and Basil. Stop by for a taste to decide which one to bring home.
Pariah Dog Farm offers organic duck eggs, mixed greens, locally tapped maple syrup, salad turnips, and fingers crossed for local, ripe strawberries.
Stir Crazy out of Pocasset has healthy street food that you can enjoy on a bench overlooking the harbor or bring home to savor later. Light and flavorful Cambodian dishes featuring mango, cucumber, basil, toasted coconut and more to please your taste buds and keep you coming back for seconds.
Stop by Peck o’ Dirt Farm and Bakery, now located at Coonamessett Farm, to pick up a variety of vegan treats, Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Cupcakes, cake pops, chewy Krispies and freshly made fruit leather, to mention just a few of their offerings.
Olio di Melli features aged balsamic vinegars of Modena Italy. Try samples and take home your favorite. The 10-year-old balsamic turns a handful of fresh strawberries into an out of this world experience.
Donde Thiago is cooking up an array of arepa flavors perfect for eating as you stroll through the market such as, Pulled Pork, Bacon and Mozzarella and Honey Barbeque. Grab some frozen empanadas to stash in your freezer. The can be baked or fried at home for a quick and satisfying meal.
An abundance of mixed greens, kale and peonies in multiple colors will be piled high on the tables at Peachtree Circle Farm this week. Be sure to take some of Carrie’s homemade jams and interesting pickles made from her own harvest.
If shopping and cool breezes blowing in off of Falmouth Harbor are making you hungry, treat yourself to a fresh homemade cider donut from Michael’s Donuts. Be careful! They are hot!
Allen Farm has pea greens to jazz up your salads or just eat out of hand, a variety of potted herbs for your windowsill or garden, salad greens, baby kale and radishes.
Pain D’Avignon brings a variety of their ever popular breads: focaccia, brioche, Pullman and more, homemade potato chips and sweets, such as cookies and croissants.
Don’t forget Dad (Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16)! Get him some luxurious socks made from the softest alpaca wool. Moonlight Rose farm raises these beautiful creatures. They will also bring cucumber, zucchini, potted herbs and strawberries to market this week.
Speaking of Dad, Green Goddess features a wide variety of handmade soaps, candles, lotions and more. Check out Mechanics Hand Scrub for anyone who likes to get their hands dirty. Scruffy Goat line of shave soaps, lotions and beard oil also make wonderful gifts.
Lilac Hedge Farm out of Holden offers 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised, dry-aged meats: beef, pork, chicken and more. Try their Carolina Mustard Chicken Tips, Bourbon Maple Steak Tips, and if you are on the go, pick up some house made jerky.
Silverbrook Farm brings free-range chicken and duck eggs, cultivated mushrooms, greens in all varieties, radishes, rhubarb and perhaps the first strawberries of the season!
Things you can do at the market on Thursday:
Continue to help us divert food scraps from the landfill this year. Bring your fruit and 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). For updates, news and photos, visit our website http://www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org/ and like us on Facebook.