It's news day. There's a lot going on in the local food world right now, and I want to make sure we don't miss anything. So here we go—who's open, who's closed, and how to find what where.
1. The last outdoor farmers' market of the season is this Saturday, from noon to 3pm, at Peg Noonan Park in Falmouth. All the regulars will be there.
2. There is a new winter farmers' market in Sandwich, at the American Legion Post 188 on Main Street/Route 130. The next date is Saturday, December 11th, from 9 to noon. Please encourage any growers you know with year-round product to contact Lisa Davis, market manager. Right now the market is heavy on baked goods, but she says the more the merrier. Let's work together to make Cape Cod a community that can support a vibrant winter market!
3. There are still farm stands & fish markets open. Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth, Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis, and Crow Farm in Sandwich are all open through Christmas Eve, and E & T Farms in West Barnstable and Mac's Seafood in Eastham are open year round.
4. On the meat side of things, I just got an email blast from Miss Scarlett's Blue Ribbon Farm announcing that they have chickens for sale NOW. The pick-ups will be this Sunday, December 5th and Monday, December 6th, and they will be the last chickens until spring. The farm also still has Christmas turkeys for sale.
I think that's it, at least for now. Local food is certainly harder to find this year, but if we stock up when we find it, we can still continue to keep our fridges and tables and root cellars full of Cape Cod food year-round.
I'll be in Falmouth this Saturday, and at the Sandwich market next Saturday. Fingers crossed, I'll see you there.