Cape Cod Farmers’ Markets Get Extra Attention from Gov. Baker This Week

Farmers MarketsBARNSTABLE – Farmers across Cape Cod and the country are being recognized over the next several days.

Gov. Charlie Baker has declared this week “Farmer’s Market Week,” coinciding with the 16th annual National Farmers’ Market Week.

“Farmers’ markets are crucial direct market venues for growers across the Commonwealth and help ensure the continued viability of family farms and local food production,” said Baker. “I encourage everyone to support Massachusetts’ hard-working farmers by visiting their local farmers’ market this week.”

The Cape and Islands have become a hub for markets in recent years, with 14 markets running in the region each week. Statewide, there are roughly 250 summer markets, a significant jump from the 69 markets in the state in 1987. There are about 40 markets running during the winter months.

“Not only do farmers’ markets strengthen the Commonwealth’s vital agricultural industry, they also provide healthy food to our communities,” said Matthew Beaton, the state’s Secretary of Energy and  Environmental Affairs.

Over 7,500 farms in Massachusetts produce nearly $500 million in agricultural products annually. Farmers’ markets sales account for nearly 10 percent of those sales.

“The farmers and food producers who make these markets possible and communities that host them reflect the growing demand of the Buy-Local movement. The variety of farm products and specialty foods found at farmers’ markets is stunning and the quality and craftsmanship from our local farmers and food producers cannot be beat,” said Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner John Lebeaux.

A complete listing of farmers markets in the region can be found below, or here.

Bass River Farmers’ Market: Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, Thursday 9 am to 1:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1:30 pm

Buzzards Bay Farmers’ Market: Main Street, Friday 10 am to 2 pm

Carver Farmers’ Market: Shurtleff Park Downtown Carver, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm.

Chatham Farmers’ Market: Main Street, West Chatham,  Tuesday 3 pm to 6 pm

Falmouth Farmers’ Market: 180 Scranton Avenue, Thursday 12 pm to 6 pm

Falmouth/Mashpee/Green Harvest Organic Farmers’ Market: 1220 Route 151, East Falmouth, Tuesday 12 pm to 4 pm.

Harwich Farmers’ Market: Route 39 and Sisson Rd., Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm

Hyannis/Mid-Cape Farmers’ Market: Main Street Hyannis, Wednesday 2 pm to 6 pm.

Nantucket Farmers’ Market: Cambridge Street, Tuesday 3:30-6:30 pm, Saturday 9-1 pm.

Orleans Farmers’ Market: Old Colony Way, Wednesday 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 8 am to 12 pm

Osterville Farmers’ Market: West Bay Road, Friday 9 am to 1 pm.

Plymouth Farmers’ Market: Plimoth Plantation, Thursday 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Provincetown Farmers’ Market: Commercial Street, Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.

Sandwich/Oakcrest Cove Farmers’ Market: 34 Quaker Meeting House Road, Wednesday 8 am to 1 pm

Sandwich/Wing School Farmers’ Market: Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

Sandwich Village Green Farmers’ Market: Tuesday 9 am to 1 pm.

Wellfleet Farmers’ Market: Main Street, Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm

West Tisbury Farmers’ Market: 1067 State Road, Vineyard Haven. Wednesday 2:30-5:30 pm, Saturday 9-12 pm.

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