One of the nicest things about living and working on Cape Cod in the summer is the availability and diversity of fresh, locally grown produce. A relatively new phenomenon is the plethora of Farmer’s Markets throughout the region. Rich and I try to use only the freshest of ingredients in our breakfast offerings, whether it be native berries for our muffins, fresh eggs and veggies for our omelets, jams and jellies for our popovers, or locally harvested shellfish for Rich’s Lobster Benedict or Hangtown Fry.
If you’re vacationing on Cape Cod this summer, be sure to frequent our Farmers Markets. No doubt there is one near you, no matter if you are staying with us, or renting a cottage on one of our beautiful beaches. And if you miss the one that’s closest to you, you can always try another one nearby. There is a Farmers Market everyday of the week, except Sunday, beginning June 1 and lasting until late in December. Hope to see you there!
The Mashpee Farmer’s Market
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, the Village Green in Mashpee Commons, across from the new Mashpee Public Library. Opening Day is June 12. The market is managed by Hawks Wing Farm, a member of the New England Regional Foodshed Farmer’s Collaborative.
Bass River Farmers Market
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays, at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, June 10 through the end of October. It has a petting zoo, an educators’ tent and a tie-in with a children’s program at the South Yarmouth library. It will feature farms as well as cultural center artists, and musicians.
Centerville/Marstons Mills Farmers Market
The fraternal (Masonic) lodge, 1987 Falmouth Road (Route 29); 2 to 4:00 p.m. Mondays June 14-Oct. 1
Peg Noonan Park, 300 Main St., Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct.14
Harwich Farmers’ Market
Brooks Academy Museum, Roue 39; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays , June 1-Sept.16
Mid-Cape Farmers Market
Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays, June 9-Sept. 8
21 Old Colony Way (across from Capt. Elmer’s); 8 .m. to noon Saturdays, through Nov. 27
Osterville Farmers Market
Osterville Historic Society, 155 West Bay Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, June 4-Oct. 4
Provincetown Farmers Market
Ryder Street; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 4
Sandwich Farmers Market
The Village Green, Route 6A; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 1-Oct. 26