Weekly Update – August 13, 2015

Falmouth Farmers Market Marine Park

Ready for the big Falmouth Road Race weekend? Fromage à Trois, which sells pasta, was ready even last week. Two chalkboards popped up at its table. “Road Race, Stock Up For Your Guests,” said one. “Get your carbs early!” advised the other, next to a hand-drawn running shoe. Pain D’Avignon will feature buns and hot dog rolls for your cook-outs and Picholine Olive Stretch Bread, great with cocktails, cut into triangles. We are assured doughnuts will be back this Thursday. (Great Cape Baking Company, you promised!)  Farm tables will have heaps of summer vegetables for tossing into salads, charring on the grill, whipping up into cool gazpachos or sweet corn chowders, and making party salsas and dips. Finally: don’t forget to protect your noggin for the August sun. Market caps available at the Information Table.

Here’s what we’re expecting this Thursday:

Corn, including, if we’re lucky, organic corn grown in Falmouth by Pariah Dog Farm. Blueberries, plums, peaches, small apples., maybe water melons. Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, beans, green peppers and eggplant. (Eggplant will be the vegetable featured on the recipe card at the Rooting For Health table.) A variety of new potatoes – some half a dozen from Freshfield Farms alone, wonderful for potato salads. Cucumbers, summer squash, including round summer balls, zucchini, and delicata. Also mushrooms, broccoli, small cabbages, including Savoy cabbage. All sorts of leafy greens, including lettuce heads, bags of mixed greens, arugula, New Zealand spinach, pea-greens, micro-greens, chards, and kales. Carrots, beets, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, leeks, beautiful red and white onions, and garlic. Herbs in bunches and pots, container lettuces, edible flowers, sunflowers, flower bouquets, herbal products, local soaps and botanical oils.

Cheeses: Great Hill Blue and cheeses from Shy Brothers and Long Lane Farm in the cooler at Olio di Melli; mozzarella, burrata and Armenian string cheese from Fromage à Trois. You’ll also find nice farm eggs, including duck eggs, fresh handmade pasta, including ravioli, bread, baked goods, granola, apple-cider doughnuts (we hope) salad dressing, and preserves. To drink: fresh juices, coffee, wines from Westport Rivers Winery. And from Sirenetta: salty caramels and summer chocolates including a fabulous blueberry-hyssop chocolate, while the blueberry-picking lasts.

For local day-boat fish: a map at the market information table will steer you quickly to Machaca Charters at the dock. Bring an insulated bag and ice-pack to carry your fish home.

You can also deposit food-scraps you’ve saved at home into the bins provided by Compost With Me. Sixty-four pounds collected at the market last week—keep it up, Falmouth! Bikers: get your tune-ups from the Bike Lab between noon and 2pm.

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