From Slow Food Seacoast

by Slow Food Cape Cod on June 21, 2016


Slow Food Seacoast and Heirloom Harvest Project present

The Fifth Annual Farm-A-Q 

Sunday June 26th at Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton, NH


The fifth annual Farm-a-Q will take place this year on Sunday June 26th at Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton NH. A joint effort of Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project, Farm-a-Q is a picnic-style event with a bounty of heirloom and heritage foods grown on local farms and prepared by some of the area’s best restaurants. The afternoon features an incredible buffet, showcasing the abundance of delicious locally grown products and the talent of local chefs.

This year’s participating restaurants include another incredible line up: Anju, Black Birch,

Black Trumpet, Earth’s Harvest Cafe, Embers Bakery, The Foundry, Joinery, Jumping Jay’s Fish Cafe, Lexie’s Joint, Moxy, Tinos Greek Kitchen, 3 Brothers Marketplace, Vida Cantina, When Pigs Fly Pizzeria and Wolf Meadow Farm.

The day will feature tastings, demonstrations of brick oven bread baking, a Slow Fish under-loved fish throw-down, children’s nature-based activities, tabling by numerous local community organizations, and best of all, the amazing locally grown, picnic-style meal prepared by our even more amazing local chefs!

Heron Pond Farm is our host for Farm-a-Q 2016. Owned and operated by Greg Balog and Andre Cantelmo, Heron Pond is a four season farm that grows over 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. They run a CSA and a farm stand as well as selling at local farmers markets.

Farm-a-Q runs from 12:00 – 4:00 pm with food served between 1:00 – 3:00. Enjoy workshops, live music from Fox & Fern and OldHat, with activities all afternoon.



Tickets are $30 for adults or $25 for Slow Food and Heron Pond CSA members. Youth pay $15 (ages 13 – 20) and children aged 3-12 are $5 (children under 3 are free).

Advance tickets recommended as this event sells out every year.  Tickets can be purchase online at  (credit or check).


SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE and receive one free ticket.

More Information about:

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2016 Tour de Farms with Slow Food Boston

by Slow Food Cape Cod on June 6, 2016


Slow Food Boston and the Culinary Guild of New England are partnering up to host another Tour de Farms along the southern coast of Massachusetts!  Join us on June 18th for a leisurely 16-mile bike ride and learn about the unique variety of foods that are grown and produced locally in South Dartmouth and Westport.  Participants will get to visit six local food producers along the way, hear from local experts and witness first-hand how good, clean, and fair foods are grown and made in these neighborhoods while enjoying biking alongside scenic pastures and picturesque landscapes.  Cyclists will also get to enjoy a lovely picnic lunch at an organic farm along with an optional beer tasting for $5.Space is limited; registrants will be notified about the bike route, itinerary, and meeting place via email.

Don’t miss out!  Tickets can be purchased here.


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:


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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by Slow Food Cape Cod on May 8, 2016

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Orleans Farmers Market

by Slow Food Cape Cod on May 3, 2016

The Orleans Farmers Market will be opening May 7th starting their 23rd season.

They will be starting inside
at the NRMS Cafeteria
(9am to noon)
on May 7, 14 & 21
And moving to the outside location
at 21 Old Colony Way
(8am to noon)
May 28th to November 26th


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