Two things you need to know right way about the Falmouth Farmers’ Market this year. The market opens this Thursday. And we have a new home. Please join us Thursday at our new waterfront location at Marine Park. Look for white tents on the part of the park behind the band shell, a grassy area with shade trees, near the harbor. Our brassy cowbell will ring in the new season at noon.
Farmers have been planting furiously after a brutal winter. Everyone is in catch-up mode. Don’t expect sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes any time soon. What you will find is early-season greens: Kales, chards, mustard greens, spinach, bok choy, lettuces (from flashy green butteroak to merlot) as well as scallions and green garlic. And of course pea-shoots, which are perennially delicious.
There’ll be some overwintered roots like carrots and beets. There’ll be herbs of all sorts and micro-greens. And local rhubarb, which is technically a vegetable but let’s call it our first fruit.
In addition to early spring produce, you’ll find eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, salad dressing, jams and jellies, sweet confections, coffee, local juices and wine, botanical soaps and oils, lovely lilac blooms and other flowers. And starts – lots of vegetable starter plants that are well-adapted to our climate and growing conditions. Novice kitchen gardeners: don’t be shy about asking growers for advice.
We are also pleased to say that Compost With Me will start collecting food-scraps at our market. Come this Thursday to learn about what can and can’t be composted and why composting food-scraps is a big environmental deal. Also new this year: just a short walk away, down at the dock, Captain Willy Hatch of Machaca Charters, plans on selling fish as the season gets under way. If you are interested in day-boat fish, fresh from the dock, please come to the market information table. For updates, please visit Falmouth Farmers’ Market on Facebook.
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