Getting ready for football? Stop by your local farmers market and get what you need to make the perfect football snack. There are farmers markets all across Cape Cod, and they are typically open during the middle of the week, leaving plenty of time before game day. Pick up local, fresh produce, seafood and meat for use in your meal. Whether you are watching the game by yourself or with family and friends, there are plenty of local options for you.
*Not all items may be available at all markets.
Pulled Pork Sliders
Delicious slow cooked pulled pork sliders are a great for groups and perfect for watching football. You can pick up your pork at a few of the farmers markets.
Fresh and locally raised chicken is great for making chicken salad. It’s simple to make and can serve as a dip or go into a quick sandwich.
Chips & Dip
Chips and dip are a great game day treat. Cape Cod Potato Chips are a popular local snack, come in a variety of flavors and are available at many stores across the Cape. The waffle cut variety is great for thicker dips. Make your own dip with lobster or clams from a local farmers market.
Turkey Pot Pie
If you are looking for more of a meal than a snack, then Turkey Pot Pie is a good choice. Some of the markets sell locally raised turkeys that make your pie special, and the leftovers can be used for sandwiches!
Whip up some beef chili for a nice hot meal for football during the cold months. Mild, spicy or somewhere in between will satisfy everyone’s preferences. If that’s not enough you can add cheesy nachos for an extra party snack.
Who doesn’t enjoy a beer during the game? Stop by your local liquor store and pick up a growler of Cape Cod Beer.
Locally grown apples are a popular choice in season. Apple cider during the fall can be found at many of the markets and nothing is better than warm apple cider on a cold afternoon. You could also buy apples and make apple pie for a nice dessert after the game.
Looking for something maybe a little more filling? Bring home quahogs from your local market and make stuffed quahogs which are very tasty and a real party pleaser, or you can make quahog pie or quahog chowder if you prefer.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
For a real savory treat, you can purchase scallops from your local fish market and wrap them in bacon
During the fall pumpkins can be found all over the Cape. Why not enjoy some roasted pumpkin seeds with salt? They are a simple but delicious snack. Pumpkin pies also are available or you can make your own.
Many of the Cape Cod farmers markets sell cranberries grown at local cranberry bogs at various locations on the Cape. Cranberry bread is a sweet treat which can be made at home. Dried cranberries also make a great snack.
Cookies, pastries and other sweets help top off your football game after you’ve enjoyed your pork sliders or stuffed quahogs. Fresh baked, homemade cookies are available at the markets in a number of flavors, from cranberry to oatmeal and of course the classic chocolate chip. You could always bake your own and pick up some cookie dough at your local grocery store.