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
about the
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

  • 9) Seed Saving info

  • 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.