Opening Day at the Falmouth Farmers Market May 26th

by Slow Food Cape Cod on May 24, 2016

Thursday, May 26  is opening day of the Falmouth Farmers Market. The following vendors will be there:

From http://www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org/

Here’s a quick idea of what to expect: Fresh greens, lettuces, green garlic, pea greens, asparagus, young carrots, radishes, and Peachtree Circle Farm’s rhubarb. Storage root crops, such as beets and potatoes. Farm eggs, fish, Massachusetts cheeses, including new flavors of Cloumage. Rooster’s Rocket Fuel™ Hot Sauce and more from Nobska Farms.  Bread and baked goods, jams and jellies, local honey as well as maple syrup from Pariah Dog Farm. Vegetable starts for backyard growers, pots of kitchen herbs. Wholesome dog treats for your four-footed companions. Coffee, doughnuts, and wine from Westport Rivers Winery. And more.

For the 2016 season they will be focusing our theme on food waste — exploring ideas for reducing waste in the kitchen. It’s shocking the amount of food a typical US family throws away. Our local food, planted close to home, raised from seed by people we know, is beautiful. Let’s cherish it. Let’s make the most of it, every edible bit of it, from root to fruit.

 

Also on opening day they are excited to welcome author Ali Berlow,  from noon to 4:30 PM.

Ali is the acclaimed author of “The Food Activist Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do To Help Provide Fresh Healthy Food For Your Community.”  From the book’s description (because I can’t say it any better!):  “Small steps can create big changes in your community’s food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative. Every action you take can help keep farmers on the land and family farms intact, keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. If you’ve had enough of E. coli scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference.”

Locally, you have probably heard Ali on WCAI’s “The Local Food Report.” She is a fount of knowledge on the local and national food front. Ali looks forward to an afternoon of stimulating conversation and will be happy to sign her book for you.

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