HCT and the Cape & Islands Farm Bureau are co-sponsoring the 5th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event (free & open to the public) on Saturday, March 8th from 1-4pm at the Harwich Community Center (100 Oak St., Harwich, 02645). Kick-off the 2014 growing season, meet local farmers from around Cape Cod and learn more about locally grown products.
Below is a growing list of participating farms and farmers:
- Miss Scarlet’s Blue Ribbon Farm, Yarmouthport (Sue and James Knieriem), small diversified farm produce poultry, hogs and flowers
- Not Enough Acres Farm, East Dennis (Jeff Deck), small produce farm
- E & T Farms, West Barnstable (Ed and Betty Osmond), aquaculture and hydroponic farm, honeybees, beeswax candles and creams, diversified small fruit and produce farm
- Cedar Spring Herb Farm, Harwich (Donna Wood Eaton) natural herbalist, small produce and herbs, consultations for healthy eating, natural remedies & medicines
- Cape Cod Lavender Farm, Harwich (Cynthia & Matthew Sutphin), potted lavender, dried lavender, fresh cut lavender, lavender specialty gifts
- Cape Farm Supply, North Harwich (Leo & Andrea Cakounes), locally raised lamb and pork, organic cranberries
- Cape Cod Mushroom Club & Nantucket Mushrooms (Wes Price)
- Tuckernuck Farm, West Dennis, Lettuce Queen Of Cape Cod, small produce and wool sheep
- Eldredge Farms, Brewster
- Hidden Acres Farm, Dennisport (Jan Rollins)
- Hemeon’s Farm, Harwich Port
- Cape Cod Farms book by Stephanie Foster
- Bits & Bridals Horse Farm, Dennis, riding lessons, boarding stables
- Pleasant Lake Farm, Harwich (Rebekah & Skipper Lee)
- Resilient Farms, Barry Viprino
- Tuck-A-Way Farm, Harwich (Mark Coleman)
- Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest “Jelly Girls,” Harwich (Deb Greiner)
- Town of Harwich Agricultural Commission
- True North Farm, Harwich, riding lessons, stables, pony club
Learn about local businesses that enhance local products with that special something that sets them apart from the rest. For example, learn more about jellies and jams made with local berries by Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest.
Local farms follow a long history of Cape Cod agriculture, form the foundation of our relationship with food, and help shape the rural character of our communities. Locally grown produce, economic opportunities, niche products, and community involvement are just some of the benefits offered by your local, small town farm.
At the Harwich Conservation Trust, we hope to cultivate common ground between local farms and our land protection endeavors. For example, striving for sustainable management of natural resources is vital to viable farms as well as important for land and water resources. Also, our local economy is largely supported by visitors from far and wide who choose Cape Cod because of the quality of our natural resources and sense of place.
To cultivate common ground, here are links to some local farms. Enjoy your experience and thank you for visiting.
- Cape Cod Lavender Farm
- Cranberry Bog Tours
- Cedar Spring Herb Farm
- Taylor Bray Farm
- Pleasant Lake Farm
- Coonamessett Farm
- E & T Farms
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