It’s Harvest Time on Cape Cod
by Katie O’Sullivan
Fall is in the air! The weather is cooling, the kids are back to school, and most of the tourists have gone home.
As the leaves begin to turn, many Cape Cod farmers are gearing up for harvest time. While everyone may know about the Cape’s famous cranberry bogs, but not everyone knows about the other active local farms.
Stephanie Foster sells flowers, lavender pouches & cards at the Harwich Farmer’s Market in August.
Looking for a spot to pick your own pumpkin? Want to tour a vineyard and sample local Cape Cod wines? Interested in taking a guided meadow walk to identify medicinal herbs?
We’ve compiled a list of ten great spots to visit this Fall, from Falmouth to Truro. We’ve even listed addresses and phone numbers to help you find these “hidden” agricultural gems. Most are open to the public throughout the summer as well, so any new finds can be shared with next summer’s guests!
If you can’t make a trip to the farm, swing by one of the Cape’s local farm stands to buy local, fresh produce. Most are open through October.
Check out CWO's listing of local farmers' markets as well as the DAR buying guide to what's freshest this season.
Get out there and explore the local agriculture of Cape Cod. Let us know what you discover!
Support our local farmers!
Farm Stand on Lower County Road, Dennisport
PYO strawberries, pumpkins and vegetables. School groups welcome. Farm animals: goats, sheep, pigs, calf. Scout groups, sing alongs, picnic area, birthday parties, campfires, canoeing, camping. Christmas trees and Candy Cane Hunt. Call for full events calendar.
Cape Cod Winery
The winery produces Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet and Seyval wines. The 9 1/2 acre vineyard on Cape Cod takes advantage of the special weather effects for ideal growing conditions for the vinifera grapes.
May-December, Saturday & Suday 12-4 Tastings & Gift Shop
Cedar Spring Herb Farm
Herb specialty shop, identification gardens, production gardens, walking trails, UPS Botanical sanctuary, classes, medicinal herbs, organic health and beauty products, wellness consultations. May-November, Wednesday to Sunday, 10-4pm.
Cedar Spring Herb Farm at Harwich Farmer’s Market.
A 20-acre farming and research operation. Farm is open to visitors by annual membership or daily fee. Include PYO berries and vegetables, viewing hydroponic greenhouses and aquaculture systems, canoeing, dining at the farm's café, browsing the gift shop, and feeding the farm's herd of alpacas, goats, and sheep.
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.
Great Cape Cod Medicinal Herb Farm
NOFA/Mass. certified medicinal herb farm; beautiful beds; herbal product making on-site; "Weed Walks" every Saturday June to September; Ginkgo trees a specialty. Call for free catalogue. Busses welcome. Year round, Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30 pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
Hawks Wing Farm
A community-sponsored farm open to members & the public for picking & visiting.
8am to 6pm, 7 days a week
PYO blueberries, pint containers available or bring your own. Mid June-September
Rich's Farm Stand
Cranberry growers with a small museum & screening house open in cranberry season. Cranberry bog harvest tours on request. We grow also sweet cape turnips, herbs and spices, jams and preserves. Mid-June to Christmas, 9am-6pm daily.
Tobey Farm & Garden Center
Historic farm circa 1681. 11th generation descendants of Thomas Tobey and the oldest family farm on the Cape. We operate a greenhouse and raise container flowers, dry flower wreaths and other farm products. Host scary hayrides in October. Daily May 1 to Labor Day 9:30 am-6:30 pm. Labor Day to Christmas 10am-5pm
Truro Vineyard of Cape Cod/B & B
Cape Cod's first vinifera vineyard in historic 18th century farmstead. Beautiful grounds with picnic areas. Antique winemaking displays & museum. Winery Tours of our newly restored barn which houses the winery. Visit our Tasting Room and Wine Shop, and sample a taste of Cape Cod. Produce a variety of premium wines include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Vignoles, Cape Blush and Maritime Red. Jazz Festival & Truro Treasures Festival in September. Tasting Room Open Mon-Sat 11-5 and Sun 12-5 May to Nov. Tours given at 1pm and 3pm through Columbus Day.Return to Environment page
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