Eat, shop, and learn with the Plymouth Farmers’ Market this summer.
The Plymouth Farmers’ Market 2014 Outdoor Season opens June 5th at Plimoth Plantation. Join over 40 vendors each Thursday, from 2:30-6:30 and discover locally grown foods, meet returning and new farmers (certified organic and conventional), food-makers, artisans and local musicians. The Outdoor Season runs through the end of October, rain or shine, on the grass field at Plimoth Plantation’s River Street entrance.
“This outdoor season we are so excited about the mix of familiar and new vendors, especially more ready-to-eat food options,” remarked PFM Director, Lieza Dagher. “We want folks to add us to their “must do” list each week, not only for shopping for the highest quality food around, or learning new recipes at the Culinary Insights cooking program, but for dinner as well. There will be so many delicious options!”
Eat Good Food
Plymouth Farmers’ Market vendors will be bringing more prepared food to market this summer. Each week, a delicious selection of local eat-in or take-home choices like wood-fired pizza with toppings from regional farms, freshly pressed juices and smoothies, lobster rolls, sausage and pulled pork sandwiches, vegetarian and meat-filled Colombian arepas, homemade sauces and pastas, ice cream sandwiches and a large variety of baked goods (including gluten-free) will be available. Bring a blanket or your own beach chair and enjoy dinner listening to some of the area’s favorite local bands.
At the Plymouth Farmers’ Market, regional farmers bring only what they produce on their farms. This season, shoppers will find freshly-harvested seasonal fruits and vegetables, a wide variety of fresh and dried mushrooms, eggs and dairy cheese, fresh-caught lobsters, grass-fed and dry-aged beef, pastured poultry and pork, herbs, raw honey, cut flowers and plants. Joining the sixteen farmers are local artisans offering prepared foods; a variety of pickles, jams and sauces; hand-made cheeses; homemade pastas; small batch breads and baked goods (including gluten free); granola; locally-roasted coffee; hand-made skincare products and soaps; hand-thrown pottery, and home-made treats for dogs.
This outdoor season marks the second year of the popular food demonstration series, Culinary Insights. Each Thursday at 4pm, this series showcases a mix of celebrated local chefs, food educators, health and wellness professionals, and Plymouth Farmers’ Market vendors, all demonstrating their talent in the kitchen and sharing their favorite seasonal recipes. At the opening June 5th market, Brown Boar Farm will bring their custom-made mobile smoker to the market and will be demonstrating slow-roasting, smoking and barbecuing techniques and how to make pasture-raised pulled-pork sandwiches. On June 19th, meet the Rye Tavern’s new chef, Andrew Swain. Fun and educational activities for kids will also be present at each market.
Plymouth Farmers’ Market Fun Run 5K
Save the date: June 12, 5:30pm, the Plymouth Farmers’ Market Fun Run 5K. The first in a series of 3 chip-timed Fun Runs, the June 12th 5K is a partnership between Plymouth Farmers’ Market, Plymouth Rock Racing and Plimoth Plantation. The scenic course begins at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market and winds through one of the most beautiful wildland reserves in Plymouth, the Eel River basin where the Eel River Watershed empties into Cape Cod Bay. Register in advance (no race day registration).