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 28 years
Educating the Community
Benefits of Locally Grown Produce.
The Farmers Market helps provide the following:
- 1) You get first hand info about how to grow your own food and the added nutrition fresh produce provides.
Many vendors supply recipes
- 2) Making stronger connections between community gardeners and the local farmers
- 3) Making connections between the producers and consumers
This is where weekly food conversations happen
- 4) Gardening improves your connection to the environment
- 5) Buying locally reduces "food miles"
- 6) Good nutrition helps achieve overall health
- 7) Outdoor education at its best
Learning about the local farms and farmers on Cape Cod
- 8) Waste reduction thru composting
- 10) Mulching to reduce water use and improve soil health
- 11) Connecting the public with the Extension Service and Buy Fresh
- 12) Hosting Master Gardeners at the market
- 13) Supporting C&I Farm Bureau and Meet the Farmer events
- 14) Helping to support local food pantries
- 15) The market offers EBT and Credit/Debit, Weekly Bonus Programs for SNAP, WIC, SENIORS, VETERANS and HIP vendors
- 16) Nauset Food and Research Garden -
Sponsored by the Orleans Farmers' Market working towards:
Educating our local Students and Educating our local Volunteers by Growing and Donating Produce to Local Food Pantry's on the Lower Cape and Donating to the School's Culinary Program.
- 17) Saving seeds for replanting and Educating the public by selling seeds to the community to help continue our work at the Food and Research Garden.