OWFM-logo-circle-light-lgEastham, MA – The Community Development Partnership (CDP) is pleased to announce the return of the Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, December 5th 2015 at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria of the Nauset Regional Middle School—70 Route 28 Orleans. Season Two features more vendors and a larger variety of products. Cape Cod Healthcare has re-committed as the Market Sponsor. The opening of the first Market on the 5th will be preceded by some remarks just before 9:00 AM.

“The Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market is back—bigger and better than last year with a 50% increase in the number of vendors,” said Jay Coburn, Executive Director.  “We are excited to be offering the Winter Market and helping growers and food producers have access to year round sales.”

The Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market occurs on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9:00 AM to 12 Noonthrough Saturday, April 16th 2016. Each Market will be held in the Nauset Regional Middle School cafeteria. Over two dozen vendors are slated to participate in the Market and offer a variety of produce and locally made products, like—tomatoes, scallions, leafy greens, potatoes, crepes, juices, jams & jellies, soap, eggs, bread, chocolate, coffee, poultry and pork. Along with the vendors, there will be presentations by local experts about agriculture and wellness, like “Grass-Fed Beef Production” by Seawind Meadows—they raise Highland Cattle in Dennis. And, there will be live entertainment. Local steel drum band Pans in Paradise kick it off in week one. SNAP / EBT is accepted.

A project of the CDP, the Market is a collective effort, including support from the Orleans Winter Farmers Market Advisory Committee, and grant funding from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program. Demonstrating their commitment to the health of our community, Cape Cod Healthcare is the Market’s Title Sponsor.

“Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to sponsor the Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market,” said Lisa Guyon, director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare. “Access to healthy and fresh foods is an important strategy to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The winter market is a great asset for the residents of the Lower and Outer Cape.”

More information about the Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market, including a full vendor list, is available at the CDP’s website – http://www.capecdp.org.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.

Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.

We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing, farming, art and hospitality.

In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us—preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.

To find out more information about this organization, go to www.capecdp.org.

This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

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