Farmers Markets of the Cape and Islands!

Ah summer . . . everything seems to be fresh, fresh, fresh this time of year! The air, the seafood, the produce, the flowers . . . The Cape and Islands locals love to take advantage of the plethora of farmers markets. You can find everything from locally grown vegetables and meats, to homemade breads, jams, juices, soaps and candles. You might even come across some live music!

Here is a list of farmers markets on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Be sure to stop in to not only help support local Cape & Island businesses, but to snag some really fantastic local products!

Barnstable Village Farmers Market, Sundays 9am–12pm, Superior Court House Lawn, 3195 Route 6A.

Enjoy locally produced, fruits, veggies, plants, herbs, breads, cookies, and other baked goods. Always a large selection of items to choose from.

Chatham Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3–6:30pm, 1652 Main St.

Grass fed beef, local organic veggies, cheese, pasta, cookies, breads, donuts, herbs, and plants are just a few of the fabulous items you will find at the Chatham’s Farmers Market!

Falmouth Farmers Market, Thursdays, 12–6pm, Marine Park, 180 Scranton Ave.

A visual and aromatic feast, this market’s farm tables are loaded with the region’s freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, ciders, cheeses, seafood, pasture-raised meats and poultry, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. Local food artisans bring fresh bread, prepared foods, and other goodies.

Harwich Farmers Markets, Thursdays, 3–6pm, Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel St.

Shop for locally grown produce on the grounds of Brooks Academy Museum in Harwich Center. The seasonal, weekly Farmers Market will feature seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, and other items at the weekly event, sponsored by the Harwich Agricultural Commission and the Harwich Historical Society. Rain or Shine! Museum exhibits are also open at discounted admission.

Mashpee Commons Farmers Market, Sundays, 12–4pm, 32 Market Street, Mashpee.

Mashpee Commons Farmers Market provides access to fresh, local, seasonal produce, meat, cheeses, and prepared foods that are sourced locally for Mashpee residents, visitors, and the Cape Cod community.

Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market, Saturdays, 9–1pm, Upper Cambridge St. and North Union St.

The market features locally grown vegetables, herbs, plants and cut flowers, as well as baked goods, locally roasted coffee, and locally, hand-crafted pottery, jewelry, crafts, and more. The market’s mission is to provide fresh produce directly from local growers to residents, to promote local cottage industry, and to educate the community about the personal benefits of healthy eating and the economic benefits of supporting local entrepreneurs.

Orleans Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am–12pm, 21 Old Colony Way.

The Orleans Farmers Market now has over 30 vendors selling a wonderful variety of fresh, Cape Cod grown vegetables, plants, honey, lobsters, soap, worms, flowers, bread, and other local products.

Osterville Farmers Market, Fridays, 9–1pm, Osterville Historical Museum, 155 West Bay Rd.

From organic fruits and vegetables, to jams and jellies, breads, eggs, BBQ, handmade soaps, poultry, plants, cupcakes, spices, and herbs, to codfish cakes with cranberries — the Osterville Farmers Market has something for everyone.

Plymouth Farmers Market, Thursdays, 2:30–6:30pm, Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave.

This vibrant mix of certified organic farmers, conventional growers, meat, pork and poultry farmers, food-makers who source locally, artisan food crafters, local earth-based artisans and musicians, and committed community groups working to promote and support local agriculture will gather outdoors every Thursday June through October on the grassy field at the River Street entrance to the museum. Enjoy performers, chef demos, and a kids’ tent, and visit the rare breed farm animals while shopping for fresh, local foods. Free, everyone is welcome.

Provincetown Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9–3pm, Ryder Street Parking Lot.

A wonderful Cape Cod farmers market. You will find such items as baked goods, cheese, flowers, fruit, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, meat, and plants.

Bass River Farmers Market, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9–1:30pm, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 311 Old Main St., Yarmouth.

Plenty of fresh and delicious food and locally made products to choose from at the Bass River Farmers Market such as plants and flowers, local meat and fish vendors, homemade baked goods, fresh Cape Cod grown veggies, and herbs.

Sandwich Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 9–1pm, Village Green, Rt. 6A, Sandwich.

Come out to the Village Green in Sandwich and support your local vendors. Pick up some eggs or grass-fed beef, veggies, freshly baked goods, savory pastries, and so much more.

Truro Farmers Market, Mondays, 8–12pm, Veteran’s Park, Truro Center Road.

The mission of the Truro Farmers Market is to educate the consumer about the many benefits of local food to our health and the environment. Direct access to Barnstable County’s local harvest and harvesters will enhance and enrich the community by offering community-led education as well as a venue to sell products grown, raised, or caught on Cape Cod by participating vendors. The market connects and benefits every socio-economic level, striving to be accessible to all.

Wellfleet Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 8–12pm, Preservation Hall, 335 Main St.

Come to Preservation Hall in Wellfleet and explore all the wonderful items offered by our local farmers, artisans, craftsmen, bakers, and musicians. Fresh & local produce, honey, eggs, cut flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee, live music, and more!

West Tisbury Farmers Market, Saturdays and Wednesdays 9–12pm, Grange Hall, 1067 State Rd.

You won’t want to miss the sights, sounds and tastes at the Farmers Market at the West Tisbury Grange Hall: just-picked local produce, fragrant flowers, delicious prepared foods from Island kitchens, and more.

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For All You Sports Enthusiastic BaseBall Fans!

Start with a balmy summer evening on Cape Cod. Then add the best of the best collegiate baseball players, swinging a wooden bat at blistering fastballs and sneaky curves. Now, sprinkle in a few Major League scouts in search of the next MLB superstar.

What do you get?

A Cape Cod League baseball game – the quintessential summer fun for the entire family!  June 12th 2018 is opening day, so let the games begin! The country’s best collegiate baseball players are back on Cape Cod for another season of great baseball.

Head to a ballfield in one of 10 towns across the Cape, and you’ll soon see why CCBL games are high on my list of things to do on Cape Cod on a summer evening!

See link below for more information:

https://www.affordable-cape-cod-vacations.com/cape-cod-baseball-league.html

 

Rhododendron Festival May 26th

Rhododendron Festival

When: May 26 – June 3, 2018

Where: Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

Admission: $18/adult; $8/youth (3-11); Members and children 2 and under Free

More Info: Heritage Museums & Gardens

This is one of the Cape Cod events I look most forward to each spring! The grounds at Heritage are a sight to behold with thousands of Rhododendrons in bloom from late May into early June.

Plan to spend a few hours or more here, exploring the acres of gardens, miles of walking trails, and the museums filled with art, American history, and antique autos. The kids will love riding on the carousel!

Brewster in Bloom (Save the Dates)

32nd Annual Brewster in Bloom

  1 Great Festival…3 Great Days!

May 4, 5 & 6, 2018

Save the Dates!
Fine Arts & Crafts Show – Kid Fest – Closest to the Pin Contest
Arts & Antiques Excursion – Bloom Run – Town Parade – Open Houses
And Special Offers all over Town!

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2018 Main Events

7th ANNUAL ARTS & ANTIQUES EXCURSION…Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to closing. A self-guided tour of Brewster’s numerous antique and art galleries. Participating galleries are shown in RED: please see individual gallery listings for exact days, times and offers!

BREWSTER BAND SPRING CONCERT…Friday at 7:00 pm: Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main Street. A free will offering will be collected to support the Band. FREE!

 

JURIED FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm andSunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: on the grounds of Cape Cod Sea Camps, 3057 Main Street with more than 90 vendors. Click here for the list of 2017 vendors! FREE admission and parking.

5K BLOOM RUN presented by CAPE COD 5…Saturday at 10:00 am: Starts at the Brewster Inn and Chowder House, 1993 Main Street.  Registration opens 8:30 am. Register in advance at www.BrewsterRecreation.com.

KID FEST AT DRUMMER BOY PARK …Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM. 773 Main Street featuring Brewster’s youth groups hosting activities for families with children. Activities planned include Bounce House, Dance Floor, Golf Ball Drop, food concession and much more! (There is a $5 admission to Nauset Youth Alliance activities.) Participating organizations include Nauset Youth Alliance, Latham Centers, Inc., Eddy Elementary School Recycling Club, The Family Schools and Cape Cod Veterans Center.

BREWSTER IN BLOOM PARADE …Sunday – steps off at 1:00 pm from Eddy Elementary School west on Main St. to Swamp Rd. – staging begins at 12 Noon at the Eddy Elementary School. This year’s theme is “Sea Captains & Treasure”.

 

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Bog Tour

Autumn is the perfect time to learn about cranberries, an important commercial crop found across the Cape. The Cape Farm & Cranberry Company in Harwich offers guided tours of their cranberry bog and farm throughout the summer, spring, and fall

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seasons. On the tour you will learn about the process of maintaining a cranberry bog year-round, as well as the tools and machines used to keep these bogs thriving. You also can visit with the farm’s animals. The tours are $15 per person and $10 for children.

Fall for the Arts Festival

In October, the Fall for the Arts Festival is a month-long, family friendly celebration of arts and culture across the Cape and Islands. Events include open houses at theaters, historical site and museums; art activities for children; live performances by local musicians; readings and lectures; special art exhibits; guided art and heritage walks; plein air painters; and more. You can visit artsfoundation.org in late September for all the participating events.

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