Falmouth Favorites: Thursday Market Scene
Thursday at Falmouth Harbor is the place to be. Make it your shopping day and hit the Falmouth Farmers’ Market and the Falmouth Art Market, two great local events at Marine Park, located at 180 Scranton Avenue, next to the Flying Bridge Restaurant. Get there early to beat the crowds, or stay late and set up your space in front of the Bandshell for the Thursday night Falmouth Town Band concert. Whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint or support the local economy, you can do both right here…
Falmouth Farmers' Market
Tomatoes, blueberries, and sunflowers, oh, my! Who doesn’t love a farmers’ market? Located on the Flying Bridge side of the Bandshell, the Falmouth Farmers’ Market runs from noon to 6 pm from Memorial to Labor Day, with a few bonus markets during the shoulder season. Showcasing an array of local farmers and artisans from Falmouth, Cape Cod, and southeastern Massachusetts, you’ll enjoy one-stop shopping in a quintessential Cape Cod setting overlooking the hustle and bustle of Falmouth Harbor. Some of the regular vendors include Foss Farms of Sandwich (top), Silverbrook Farms of Dartmouth (above), and Falmouth’s Pariah Dog Farms and Peachtree Circle Farms, just to name a few.
Find everything you need for your backyard barbecues and summer garden parties, from grass-fed meat and poultry to farm fresh eggs. Marinara, olive oil and honey, even a fresh bouquet for the table.
Pick up a freshly made pizza to order from Ella’s Wood Burning Oven and enjoy a picnic right on the harbor.
And for dessert, check out Michael’s Donuts. We apologize in advance for your new addiction…
Falmouth Art Market
Just next door, on the Bandshell side, the Falmouth Art Market runs an hour shorter, from noon to 5 pm. Enjoy free entertainment by local musicians on the stage from 2 to 4 while shopping for unique gift items, from pottery to photography.
Grab something for lunch at the Farmers’ Market and set up a blanket or a beach chair on the lawn. You can also enjoy the music and the view from the benches near the Harbormaster’s Office as the Island Queen makes her voyage to and from Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
Falmouth artist Pat Laughead works on a vibrant rendition of the sunken gardens at Falmouth’s Highfield Hall. One of Pat’s specialities is creating custom portraits from photographs, including those of beloved pets.
Whimsical coastal jewelry handmade by Marilyn Rowland of Marisol of Cape Cod. She is also a dedicated member of ArtsFalmouth, the local non-profit that stages the Art Market and fosters the local art scene.
Located right in West Falmouth, Atlantic Soap Company’s beautifully crafted artisan soaps are made with seawater, enabling you to *literally* take home a piece of the Cape.
You can also also show your love of the region with apparel by Goin Fishin. The Falmouth Art Market also runs through Labor Day, and features artists of all media, making it a perfect way to experience a slice of local life while also supporting the Cape Cod community. That’s why these two events are some of our Falmouth Favorites. Got plans for next Thursday? You do now…
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