Weekly Update – July 30, 2015

Falmouth Farmers Market Marine Park

New potatoes are here! Freshfield Farm is bringing the season’s first potatoes from East Falmouth : Irish cobblers (for mashing) Superiors, Yukon and new red potatoes, perfect for salad. Freshfield, which sells potatoes and onions from handsome wooden boxes, often brings an extra surprise: black radishes, last week, and decorative sheaves of winter rye. This Thursday, Nobska Farms make another visit with their chili pepper products, including hot sauces and a terrific chipotle seasoning used in this week’s sandwich, see below. (The day before, Nobska Farms will be at Highfield Hall for a culinary class.)

Just in: brand new Falmouth Farmers’ Market caps, embroidered with our iconic turnip, a little fund-raiser for the non-profit that brings you the market each week.

Falmouth Farmers Market Turnip Baseball Cap

Here’s what you might see at this Thursday’s market:

Raspberries, currants, blueberries, early peaches and apples. Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, early eggplant and corn. New potatoes! Peas, beans, fennel, cucumbers, summer squash, including summer balls, zucchini, and various peppers. (Bell peppers will be the vegetable featured at the Rooting For Health table; be sure to pick up a recipe card.) Also mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower and small cabbages, including Savoy cabbage. All sorts of leafy greens, including lettuce heads, bags of mixed greens, arugula, New Zealand spinach, sorrel, pea-greens, micro-greens, chards, and kales. Carrots, beets, kohlrabi, radishes, black radishes, turnips, leeks, beautiful red and white onions, and newly harvested garlic bulbs, including giant Elephant garlic (related to leeks) and garlic braids. Herbs in bunches and pots, container lettuces mixed lettuce plugs, and edible flowers.

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, jams and jellies, local honey, fresh juices, coffee, wines from Westport River Winery, flower bouquets, sunflowers, herbal products, botanical oils and soaps.  Plus Nobska Farms chili peppers, hot sauces and seasonings, and Sirenetta’s new summer collection, including a lovely seasonal chocolate filled with blueberry-hyssop ganache.

Local day-boat fish from Machaca Charters, tied up on Charter Boat Row, just to the left of the Town upwellers, where tiny oysters are being grown for the Town’s shellfish projects.

You can also bring food-scraps you’ve saved at home to the bins provided by Compost With Me. So far 160 pounds have been collected at our market—keep it up,

Falmouth! Bikers: get your tune-ups from the Bike Lab between noon and 2pm.

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