Despite an iffy forecast, the sun shone upon our market last week. A beautiful start to the holiday. The library’s book sale was in full swing, the Carousel had its first day, Main Street was hopping. Although “Arthur” brought downpours and wind later on July 4, the storm mostly passed in the night. Many farmers and gardeners were mighty glad for the rain.
the market we welcomed Freshfield Farm, which brought pretty radishes and baby
beets and carrots from East Falmouth. We found fantastic fava beans. There were
red and white currants (delicious showered with confectioner’s sugar and left
to briefly marinate.) We spotted lavender and cilantro by the bunchful. Ah
summer! This week we may see black raspberries, according to Peachtree Circle
Farm. And corn? Just around the corner….Could happen.
school out, market parking is available at the Mullen-Hall and Lawrence School
lots. If you’re not sure where the lots are, ask for directions at the market
table. Here’s what you might expect this Thursday:
- Red and white currants. Black raspberries, maybe. Ditto for
- English peas, snow peas and sugar snaps, the first green and yellow beans, fava beans, early summer squash and zucchini. Cabbage, cauiflower, leeks and fennel with feathery fronds.
- Lettuces, arugula, spinach, mixed salad greens, micro-greens, pea tendrils, cucumbers, scallions, red spring onions, radishes, early tomatoes grown under cover, fresh herbs, and Freshfield Farm’s dried coriander seeds (our market’s first spice.)
- Chard, collard, kale (both Russian and Tuscan) braising greens, bok choy, red and white turnips, purple and white kohlrabi, broccoli, several kinds of beets and baby carrots.
- Hydroponic tomatoes, basil and English cukes from Cape Abilities’ greenhouses.
- Locally-landed fish, probably swordfish, and scallops. Chicken, chicken parts (great for soups and stocks) ham, ground pork and parts, and fresh eggs from Da Silva Farms.
- Massachusetts-made cheeses: Great Hill Blue, Long Lane Farm goat cheese —made fresh the morning of the market – and Shy Brothers’ Hannahbells and Cloumage.
- Vegetable starts and “fill-ins” for the kitchen garden, including organic tomatoes, peppers, squash eggplants, and interesting basils from Tina’s Terrific Plants. All kinds of organic herbs.
- Calla lilies, lavender, cheery zinnias, flower bouquets.
- Breads: Rein’s Real Rye in four flavors, including Swedish raisin-studded Limpa, as well as classic and garlic ciabatta bread. Baked goods from Pain D’Avignon, including BBQ rolls and buns, and rosemary focaccio. Grain-free and gluten-free treats from White Lion Bakery, and a nice nutty granola. Great Cape Baking’s wicked apple cider doughnuts. Found Bread will be back next week.
- Jams, jellies, preserves, plus wildflower honey and sun-cooked fruit from Green BriarJam Kitchen. Pickles, mustards, and jars of Cape Cod salt at Cape Abilities’ table.
- Excellent wines from Westport Rivers Winery, including a refreshing, well-balanced rosé. Fresh coffee and coffee beans ground to order—talk to Wayne Santos and his daughter Jessica. Sirenetta’s seasonally-themed, exquisite hand-made chocolates, new frozen chocolate pops, and more.
12.30 and 2.30 p.m. Les Garrick will be on hand to sign copies of his new book,
Historic Hatchville. If you’re interested in Falmouth’s farming past, and how
Hatchville retained its bucolic nature, this book is for you. You can ask Les about
his next book, too, on the subject of beach plums. He is a local expert on our
iconic plum. Just don’t expect him to tell you where his favorite picking spots
are. He probably won’t tell you, except to say they are full of poison ivy.
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