Can you believe there are just three more dates left on our regular season market calendar? Come by to support all of the vendors and pick up loads of fruits and vegetables to put up for the long winter months ahead. Not in the mood to get out your canning pot? There will be jams, jellies and an array of pickled produce available to store in your pantry. Of course, if you are looking for instant gratification, there are fresh, hot donuts and sweet treats in abundance. Pick up some chicken pies and grass fed meats to store in your freezer. And don’t forget to enjoy the variety of fresh produce that is available right now.
Here is some of what you can find this Thursday at the Falmouth Farmers’ Market:
Freshfield Farm located in East Falmouth brings a wide array of potatoes such as Red River Pontiac, and Dark Red New Orleans. Adirondack Blue and Magic Molly are deep blue and purple. Golden on the inside, Daisy Gold. Bintje, a popular potato variety from Europe that make the perfect frites. They also have an assortment of onions: red and yellow Cipollini, Walla Walla, as well as, heirloom yellow onions: Alaisa Craig and shallots that sell out quickly.
Allen Farm is certified organic out of Westport. Pick up some husk cherries, garlic, radishes, red onions, Japanese eggplant, kale, green beans, bunching onions, pea greens, parsley, broccoli, red peppers and green beans. Potted herbs such as rosemary, and thyme to snip now and grow back. Delectable salad greens and arugula, too. Take home some fresh cut zinnia to decorate your home.
Stop by Lilac Hedge Farm to grab something for the grill for a quick dinner. Get chicken pot pies and shepherd’s pie that can be baked tonight or frozen for later. Also: it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving turkeys. Reserve your bird today! 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.
Pariah Dog Farm from right here in Falmouth brings free range chicken eggs, red and white onions, assorted potatoes, large variety of peppers such as: sweet green peppers, jalapenos, shishitos and cayenne, red and green cabbages, carrots, acorn and butternut squash. Salad greens, broccoli and green beans, too. Pick up some pumpkins to decorate your home. Mr. T’s Honey produced on their farm. They also have fresh organic duck eggs from Moss Hollow Farm. Ask about their CSA.
Peachtree Circle Farm brings bouquets of fresh flowers, large bunches of kale, rainbow chard, poblano peppers, carrots and early fall squash varieties. The garlic is a mush try. Bosque pears, onions and pumpkins, too! Have you see the Tennessee dancing gourds? You must check them out! She also offers all sorts of homemade jams and jellies: sweet ones like: vanilla pear, strawberry rhubarb and apple butter. Garlic and lavender jellies. Each one makes a great addition to a cheese or charcuterie board. Whole pickled garlic heads, radishes, chipotles in adobo fresh from the farm and a variety of fruits and vegetables can also be found in the colorful jars that adorn her table.
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 and grab some warm, cozy socks for chilly evenings up ahead. They also have adorable hats and gloves, perfect for early holiday shopping! Stop by for Silver Queen corn. Don’t forget: farm fresh eggs, summer squash, zucchini and they still have tomatoes! Also find: scallions, various types of cucumbers, golden, red or purple beets, Yukon Gold, red pontiac, Superior and russet potatoes and assorted peppers. Check out the sweet tasting Gala apples! Lots of beans, too: green, yellow, wax, Italian, shell and fava to name just a few.
Take a break and get a kombucha sample from Independent Fermentations Kombucha out of Plymouth. Flavors such as “tropical” that tastes like super healthy ginger ale with ingredients: rooibos, ginger, lemon, myrtle, lime, tangerine and licorice root. “Respect Your Elderberries” and refreshing, “Lavender Lemon.”, a favorite, as well as new flavors each week will have you hooked. If you are feeling adventurous, combine two flavors to make something new. Kombucha is full of antioxidants and promotes gut health.
Silverbrook Farm brings crunchy, fresh apples from nearby Noquochoke Orchards in Westport. Their own Asian pears, huge piles of summer squash, zucchini, assorted greens such as, kale, lettuce and chard, broccoli, green beans, green peppers, jalapenos, eggplant, onions, cucumbers, carrots, vine ripened tomatoes, husk cherries, corn, potatoes, parsnips, onions, leeks, scallions and more surprises under the double tent. You will also find spaghetti squash and other varieties such as acorn, butternut, delicata and sugar pumpkins this week. Don’t forget the corn. 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. They 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. Freshly baked treats such as lemon loaf, apple cider cake and a variety of cookies to satisfy every sweet tooth. The blueberry buckle and array of fruit crisps are not to be missed! Arrive early to take home first of the season mile high apple pies.
At Olio Di Meli, Mr. Meli features aged balsamic vinegars of Modena Italy. Stop by to taste and bring home a bottle. It is delectable on grilled vegetables and fruits. Try some of the imported olive oil to complement fresh roasted squash. He also offers a variety of cheeses from local Shy Brothers Farm and Great Hill Blue cheese from Marion. This season 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 snack or dinner if you are feeling a little lazy. Promise, we won’t tell.
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 as well as their ever popular basil pesto. They are now offering a 3-pack of the delectable spreads for a special price.
Looking for some fresh seafood to make the perfect autumn 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.
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.
Stop by our information table to get the latest news and grab a cup of coffee for a $2 donation. If you forgot your bag, buy yourself a sturdy canvas tote with our famous turnip logo on it for only $15. We thank you for all of your support.
Please Note: Donde Thiago will be back next week.
At our Community Table this week:
Stop by to get information about Horizons for Homeless Children. This Massachusetts-based non-profit is dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and helping their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play and comprehensive family support services.
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.