The Bountiful Farmers Markets On Cape Cod and Islands 2023 Guide

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While there are a few farmers markets on Cape Cod and the surrounding region that move indoors for the winter months, most local farmers markets are just opening their warm weather locations now. Farmers markets on Cape Cod and the surrounding region are a fun, festive, and flavorful way to spend a few hours. Meander between open-air tents with products from farmers, fishermen, farmers marketlocal craftspeople, artisans, and more. Stop by to stock up on ingredients or inspiration for dinner and enjoy the stunning displays of seasonal offerings.

Residents can enjoy farmers markets on Cape Cod and the Islands year-round with the busy and bountiful summers as well as the winter markets in Orleans and Sandwich. Summer residents can enjoy watching the produce change with the season, making a weekly routine of shopping at the local market. You’ll get to know the vendors and other visitors and will have the foundation for some delicious summer meals.

Even if you’re just visiting for a few days or a week, be sure to stop at the farmers markets on Cape Cod for a taste of the community. Some markets have live music to add to the festive and jovial atmosphere. In addition to vegetables, many markets feature local cheese, eggs, seafood, and meat, as well as bread, baked treats, and coffee! Markets also have beautiful flower arrangements that are perfect to brighten your home or rental or to brighten someone’s day!

share your bountyFarmers markets on Cape Cod are a great way to sustain the local economy, supporting the growers, artisans, and craftspeople that make Cape and Island communities so great. The food is healthy and fresh and is the perfect start to a nutritious meal. Many vendors accept SNAP and HIP benefits, even matching dollar for dollar the amount spent on local produce. Some markets have programs that accept donations of excess produce such as Falmouth’s “Share Your Bounty” program, to redistribute excess food to those who need it.

cape cod farmers marketIn May and June, the markets feature vegetable seedlings, flower starts, and sage advice from farmers on growing your own garden on the Cape and Islands. You’ll also find spring staples like rhubarb, radishes, arugula, asparagus, bok choy, peas, scallions, spinach, and the first sweet strawberries of summer. These spring products roll naturally into the bounty of summer with fresh berries of all sorts, fruits, and a plethora of vegetables from sweet cherry tomatoes and ripe slicing tomatoes to cucumbers, eggplant, cabbage, sweet corn, beets, carrots, herbs, and more.

Beyond the produce, you’ll find seafood and shellfish from swordfish and striped bass to scallops, oysters, clams, and mussels. There’s fresh baked bread and sweet baked treats to enjoy while strolling through the market. Pick up some local meat, eggs, or dairy to add to the menu.

Non-food artisans can also be found at the markets, from soap makers to woodworkers and more. It’s a great chance to support local businesses while also picking up some truly unique Cape-made gifts. If you stop by the Orleans, or Falmouth markets you may find Green Road Refill, and can fill your own bottles with a number of plant-based soaps, lotions, hair products, and household cleaners, cutting down on your plastic usage.

List of Farmers Markets on Cape Cod:

Monday:

Truro Educational Farmers’ Market
June 5 – September 25
Hours: 8am – 12pm
Veteran’s Field, 20 Truro Center Rd

farm markTuesday:

Sandwich Farmers’ Market
mid June  – mid October
Hours: 10am – 1pm
The Wing School, 33 Water St

Chatham Farmers’ Market
May 16 – October 2023
Hours: 3pm – 6pm

Our Lady of Grace Church, 60 Meeting House Rd

Wednesday:

Wellfleet Farmers’ Market
mid May – mid October
Hours: 8am – 12pm
Grove at the Congregational Church, 200 Main St

West Tisbury Farmers Market
June 14 – August 30
Hours: 9am – 12pm
Grange Hall, 35 Panhandle Road

Nantucket Farmers Market
July & August
3:30pm – 6:30pm
168 Hummock Pond Rd

Thursday:

Bass River Farmers’ Market
June 15 – September 7
Hours: 9am – 1:00pm
311 Old Main Street, So Yarmouth

farmers market2Falmouth Farmers’ Market
May 25 – October 5
Hours: 12 – 5pm
Marina Park, 180 Scranton Ave

Harwich Farmers’ Market
June 15- October 5
Hours:  3 – 6pm
Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel St

Plymouth Farmers Market
May 18 – October
Hours: 2:30pm – 6pm

Plymouth G Pub, 101 Carver Rd

Friday:

Osterville Farmers’ Market
June 16 – September 15
Hours: 9am – 1pm
Osterville Historical Museum, 155 West Bay Rd

Saturday:

Bass River Farmers’ Market
June 17 – September 9
Hours: 9am – 1:00pm
311 Old Main St, So. Yarmouth

Orleans Farmers’ Market
Summer: May 6 – November 18
Hours: 8am – 12pm (opens at 9am from Sept 9th on)
21 Old Colony Way

Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market
May 20 – October 28
Hours: 9 am – 1 pm
Ryder St next to Town Hall

farmeWest Tisbury Farmers Market
June 10 – October 28
Hours:9am – 12pm
MV Grange Hall, 35 Panhandle Rd

Sustainable Nantucket Farmers Market
May 27 – October 7
Hours: 8:30am- 12:30pm
Upper Cambridge St, Downtown Nantucket

This information is subject to change, so please check the web sites and/or social media pages for the most up-to-date information.  Whether you’re a year-round resident or just visiting, be sure to stop at one of the farmers markets on Cape Cod for a taste of the Cape and Islands!

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