Thomas harps on the entertainment arts that are thriving in Dennis this time of year, especially the Village Green musical performances & the Cape Playhouse.
Peter Lomenzo introduces us to the proprietor of the newly opened Italian speciality foods shop!
No matter where you live, a farmers' market is not too far away. Farm fresh foods and a cheerful atmosphere should certainly offer something for everyone. From spring until late fall, local growers display their freshly-harvested fruits and vegetables. An array of farm products is often available, including produce, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, maple products, cut flowers, potted plants, and specialty foods.
Buzzards Bay Farmers' Market
70 Main Street, near Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, MA July to October - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Chatham Farmers' market
Ocean State Job Lot, 1652 Main St. Rt 28, South Chatham, MA May 15 to October 29 - Tuesday, 3 - 6:30 pm
Falmouth Farmers' Market
Peg Noonan Park, 300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA May 24 to October 11 - Thursday, 12 - 6 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted, EBT-SNAP Accepted
Green Harvest Farmers' Market
Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Route 151, East Falmouth, MA June 5 to mid November - Tuesday, 12 - 4 pm
Harwich-Brewster Farmers' Market
Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street (Rte 39), Harwich, MA June 14 to October 11 - Thursday, 3 - 6 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Hyannis/Mid Cape Farmers' Market
Baptist Church, 486 Main Street at corner of High School Rd, Hyannis, MA June 6 to October 31 - Wednesday, 2 - 6 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted, EBT-SNAP Accepted
Orleans Farmers' Market
21 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA May 12 to November 17 - Saturday, 8 am - Noon July 7 to September 1 - Wednesday, 4 - 7 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted, EBT-SNAP Accepted
Osterville Farmers' Market
155 West Bay Road-Osterville Historical Society, Osterville, MA June 1 to September 28 - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Provincetown Farmers' Market
Commercial St & Ryder St- next to Town Hall, Provincetown, MA May 19 to November 17 - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Sandwich Farmers' Market
6 Coast Guard Road-Village Green, 164 route 6A, Sandwich, MA
June 5 to October 30 - Tuesday, 9 am - 1 pm WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Sandwich/Oak Crest Cove Farmers' Market
34 Quaker Meeting House Road-Oakcrest Cove, Sandwich, MA
April 25 to October 10 - Wednesday, 8 am - 12 pm
South Yarmouth/Bass River Farmers' Market
307 Old Main St. Bass River, South Yarmouth, MA May 24 to September 27 - Thursday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
Wellfleet Farmers' Market
Behind Preservation Hall, 355 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA June to October - Wednesday, 8 am - 12 pm
This month's issue of Cape Cod Magazine has a feature article entitled "40 Secrets of Seafood" which is really terrific! It's full of fun information such as the fact that Wellfleet oysters are descendants of transplanted oysters from CT and Chesapeake Bay. Who knew? Ever wonder why lobsters, unlike some other New England seafoods, never seem to be "overfished"? According to the article, that's because of the inefficiency of lobster traps - only 6% of lobsters who encounter a trap will ever actually be caught. Plus the current traps are very easy to escape from - it's a wonder we ever get a lobster on the table at all! :) Perhaps my favorite "fun fact" is the meaning of the word SCROD - I knew that scrod is not actually a type of fish, but loved the way they give to remember that it is a way to describe the catch of the day: Specially Caught Right Off the Dock! The article also has tips from local chefs such as the two things people do wrong when making a Newburg sauce or the key to making perfect oyster stew. Be sure to pick up the magazine to find out for yourself how Yuji Wantanabe, chef/owner of Inaho, chooses his fish! :)
You might recall around this time last year, I did a video blog on a new business that opened in the Village - Nancy's Candy, Etc. (Click on the link in case you missed that one!) Located just west of the Dennis Village post office on Route 6A, Nancy has a new neighbor right next door - a gourmet food shop called NORTHSIDE FINE FOODS. Proprietor Jane Mason says " I truly enjoy perusing through gourmet food shops - wherever I am...and that will reflect in the products you'll find in Northside Fine Foods. Honey from Savannah, delicate oils from Italy, Black Lava Cashews from Hawaii, exotic dips from an organic farm in Florida." Here is a video of Jane as she tells you all about her new venture.
Every year at this time various Cape Cod villages go all out with their annual Christmas Strolls - and it is worth the trip here to experience them!! No one does Christmas like Cape Cod - right out of Currier and Ives :)
Here are a few highlights in the Mid-cape area:
Sunday December 4:
BREWSTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS - 2:00 P.M. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Family Party! Santa, story telling, exhibits, music crafts. Tree and Windmill lighting Friday at 4 in Drummer Boy Park !
YARMOUTH PORT CHRISTMAS STROLL 1-4 p.m. Businesses, restaurants and residents are decorated for the holidays along Route 6A. Treats and music of the season! Tree lighting on the common at 4:15 p.m.
CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA - Events kick off with Santa's arrival at the Fish Pier, Shore Rd. followed by Chatham Town Band and an evening of dinner and dancing at Chatham Bars Inn.
Sunday, December 11:
DENNIS VILLAGE CHRISTMAS STROLL - 1-4 p.m. The Village is transformed into a winter wonderland, with Santa AND Mrs. Claus and the not-to-be-missed annual craft fair at the Dennis Memorial Library. And don't forget to visit us here at Lomenzo Properties for a sprig of FRESH MISTLETOE!
Great article in Wall Street Journal Weekend a few days ago taking you on a fun, four day tour of the Cape. Reading it made me consider for a moment taking a few days off to enjoy and explore this incredible place we get to live....
August 13. Dennis Union Church Auction. The much-anticipated auction by Eldred's Auction. Bazaar with toys, tools, jewelry, furniture and much more! Summer cookout food available throughout. Dennis Village Green , 9-2 (auction begins at 10). Free admission
August 13. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Join Alice and her friends in the enchanted meadow behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office on Route 6A. Refreshments will be served. Fancy dress is suggested. Tickets $20 per person, members and their guest $15. Yarmouthport, 2-4 pm. For reservations, call 508-362-3021.
August 15-19. Woodsong Farm pony kids camp! Have a horse-crazy child in your family? Or one that wants to learn about horses? Sign up for this camp and choose from morning or afternoon programs, Monday-Friday, Tuesday & Thursday, or Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Our daughter's love for riding came from this program many summers ago--we highly recommend it.
August 16. "Tom Sawyer" at the Harwich Junior Theater. A spectacular rendition of the classic summer tale of childhood and what it means to grow up. Harwich, show times on website.
August 18. "Sarah's Key" at the Cape Cinema. Treat yourself to a wonderful theatre-going experience at this fabulous Cinema. The riveting film based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay delves deep into the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942 and an American journalist's ties to a little girl named Sarah. PG-13. Dennis Village. Thursday is final showing, but plays all week.
July 30. Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute Fundraiser. While you're waiting until 2 pm to get into your rental, hang out at the Dennis Village Bandstand! 50/50 raffle, dunk tank, live music--all for a great cause. 11 am-3 pm, Dennis Village Green on Route 6A
July 30. Grease anyone? Saturday Night Car Show. Come re-live past generations with the Cape Cod Classic Car Club. Check out over 100 cars, including a 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, a 1936 Ford Panel Truck and a 1928 Ford Model A T-Bucket. Enjoy oldies music. FREE. Patriot Square, South Dennis (in the top parking lot of Stop and Shop). 5 pm- dusk
July 31. Dennis Conservation Trust Auction. A terrific annual fundraising evening full of fabulous food, spirited refreshments, and live and silent bidding. John Terrio is the comical and boisterous auctioneer! $60 in advance, $65 at the door. The Sea View, Dennisport. 5 pm. www.dennisconservationtrust.org/auction/auction2011.htm
August 1-4. Adam Sandler and the Green Monster--can't get any better! Although the exact day is not yet known, Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon and Andy Samberg will be filming scenes for their new movie at Chapin Beach in Dennis, as well as at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich. Production crews have started creating an imitation Fenway Green Monster at the baseball field at Wixon Middle School for other scenes. Don't miss a celebrity sighting! Chapin Beach in Dennis Village, Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich, Wixon Middle School on Rt 134 in East Dennis. FREE. days to be announced
August 3. Xanadu re-done! The Cape Rep Theatre presents the 2007 musical based on the 1980 favorite starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Complete with legwarmers, roller-skating, and a romance between a mortal and demi-god. $30-$35. Brewster, 7 pm. www.caperep.org
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