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A Farm Fare Share

by Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN

Farm Fare Market, Delicious Living, Inc. and Cape Cod Heirlooms Farm got their “farm fare share” on this winter by coordinating a community supported food program that brings local foods to the table.

Farm Fare Market, Delicious Living, Inc

Partnering with Jennifer Ladd, of Cape Cod Heirloom Farms in Sandwich, we designed five bags for share members that included greens, grains, legumes, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, homemade broth, homemade hummus, herbs and spices, homemade soups and local cheese.

This program was inspired by combining a community supported agriculture (CSA) share and a food co-op that offers items ranging from Arapahoe wheat flour to farm fresh eggs. We are excited to provide locally sourced, fresh picked, handmade, sustainably grown, non-toxic, real food.

Each share week, we educate our share members about the foods they choose and how to incorporate them into their meals throughout the week. Recipes, nutritional facts, and suggestions are provided for each item.

And we’re doing it again for spring.

Starting March 26, the Spring Farm Fare Share began their second community supported food program. The CSA shares will be ready for pickup every other Tuesday, between 3 and 6:30 p.m.

The five-week program starts March 26 and goes through May 21. Five CSA bags totals $250. For more details, call Nicole at 508-813-9282, or visit Farm Fare Market, at 68 Tupper Road in Sandwich.

The following are samples from the newsletters we include in each bag. This gives you an idea of the variety of foods, and the possibilities each one provides for delicious and nutritious eating!


Broccoli and Alfalfa Sprouts; Live food on your plate. These sprouts are still alive when you eat them. So, always eat raw. Dress up your salad with a handful of sprouts. One cup of sprouts = one pound of broccoli. Yes! Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with a little sea salt and enjoy as is! OR make a sprout sandwich from our last newsletter. These should last about 1 week.


These are made from organic emmer wheat, grown in Mass, and Grapeseed oil. These are a great fiber part of your snack. Enjoy with a protein, such as hummus or bean dip or an egg salad.


Veggie Stock has chives, ginger, winter roots, like beets, carrots and squash. Ginger is great for digestion and adds the perfect flavor for cooking or as a clear broth. Add in your favorite elements for a homemade soup. This is canned, so once opened, please refrigerate!


Roasted Apple Chutney. A warming winter relish, made with rose hips, roasted apples, onions, garlic and spices. A perfect snack with pita chips, on top of scrambled eggs, ingredient for your own vinaigrette, with lentils and steamed rice or try it in a stuffed squash with quinoa. Please refrigerate.


¼ cup per serving, with 6 servings per bag, made with organic oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, maple syrup, coconut oil and a touch of cinnamon. Make a breakfast parfait by sprinkling granola on top yogurt and fruit.


Kabocha is a Japanese pumpkin with a sweet taste and a brilliant orange interior. 1 cup of Kabocha is 40 calories, 7 g carbohydrates, an excellent source of beta carotene. It also is rich in vitamin C, iron potassium, calcium, folic acid and some B vitamins. The grade B maple syrup is from Nutting Hill Farm and is great for baking. Please eat within 4-5 days.


Use to flavor fish, meat, vegetables and stews. It’s made of savory, fennel, rosemary, thyme, and lavender. It is amazing on roasted potatoes. Use over the next 6 months.


Farm Fresh Eggs! Need we say more? Well, more vitamin A, D and Omega 3’s. Use for French toast, Egg salad sandwiches, Scrambled eggs and kale, protein for salads........endless possibilities. Use with 1 month.


Pea Greens are rich in Vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K, and folate. There are only 60 calories in 2 cups, but the nutrient density excels onto your plate. Mix into salads, omelets, sandwiches, etc.


This medium length grain has great milling and baking qualities. It was grown in western Massachusetts as part of the Pioneer Valley Grain CSA, which is included in your bag. You can use this flour in the pancake recipe (included) or for baking.


A hearty healthy soup made with sprouted yellow and green organic split peas. This vegan recipe includes aromatic blend of herbs, roasted garlic and caramelized onions. Enjoy hot with corn bread. Add water or vegetable stock as needed for desired consistency.


Perfect for a Meatless Monday Dinner. Burgers will cilantro, parsley, red pepper, onion, garlic and oats. Keep frozen until ready to cook. Defrost for one hour before cooking in a pan on medium heat with oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side. Flip more than once if needed.


This herbal tea, consumed both hot and cold by people around the world, dates back to the ancient Egyptians. It can reduce high blood pressure, maintain healthy body temperatures and improve sleep.

Nicole Cormier

Nicole Cormier is a Registered Dietitian, local food enthusiast, founder of Delicious Living Nutrition, Inc. and owner of the small health food store, Farm Fare Market located at 68 Tupper Road in Sandwich.

She also hosts Radio Brunch, Your most important meal of the week. (Podcast live every Sunday & Wednesday) and author of The Everything Guide to Nutrition, The Everything Healthy College Cookbook, 201 Smoothies & Juices for a healthy pregnancy and The Everything Guide to Juicing.

Nicole specializes in Nutrition Counseling covered by health insurance (BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts), Corporate Wellness Programs, Green Catering & Workshops. Find her online at or email her at

Farm Fare Recipe:
Pumpkin Pie Spice Pancakes with
Cranberry Syrup

  • 1 ½ cups Arapahoe Wheat Flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tsp. baking soda
    2 eggs
    2 cups of buttermilk
    2 tbsp. coconut oil
    ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt the butter in the large skillet or griddle you'll be using to cook the pancakes. Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl, then pour in the melted oil from the pan, add buttermilk and mix well. While stirring, add the wet mixture to the dry. Don't over mix. Make pancakes like you usually would, in pan or on griddle.

Drizzle pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup from Farm Fare Market & Cape Cod Heirlooms Farm.

Summer CSA Offerings:

Summer Farm Fare Share
Starting Tuesday, June 25th

  • 5 CSA Bags with pick-ups every other Tuesday at Farm Fare Market & The Little Beach Gallery.
  • THREE Vegetables each week
  • ONE Fresh Herbs each week.
  • ONE Grain & Beans – will alternate each week. Example: Quinoa, Amaranth, Black Beans, Chickpeas.
  • ONE Homemade Sauce – Pesto, Tomato, Jam to name a few each week
  • ONE Homemade Stock – Vegetable & Chicken stock
  • ONE Freshly Baked Good or prepared food
  • ONE DOZEN Farm Fresh Eggs each week
  • ONE Hummus
  • ONE Spice – Each week a spice: Garam Masala, Ginger Root, Nutritional Yeast, Cinnamon, Herbs de Provence each week
  • ONE Local Cheese
  • ONE Local Free-Range Organic Chicken

$280 membership

For more details, call Nicole at 508-813-9282, email her at or visit Farm Fare Market, at 68 Tupper Road in Sandwich.