In 1994 The Orleans Farmers' Market started with a handful of vendors in the parking lot of the Orleans Bowling Alley.

We have worked hard for the last 25 years to educate the community on the benefits of locally grown produce.

Having a local farmers market helps provide the following:

You get first hand info about how to grow your own food and the added nutrition fresh produce provides, many vendors supply recipes

Making stronger connections between community gardeners and the local farmers

Making connections between the producers and consumers
This is where weekly food conversations happen 

Gardening improves your connection to the environment

Buying locally reduces "food miles"

Good nutrition helps achieve overall health

Outdoor education at its best
Learning about the local farms and farmers on Cape Cod

Waste reduction thru composting

Seed Saving info

Mulching to reduce water use and improve soil health

​Connecting the public with the Extension Service and Buy Fresh 
Hosting Master Gardeners at the market
Supporting C&I Farm Bureau and Meet the Farmer events

Helping to support local food pantries

Bonus Programs

Nauset Food and Research Garden - educating our local students
by growing and donating student grown produce and
saving seeds for replanting and for sale to the community