Give Thanks to your Local

The biggest meal of the year is upon us, and Cape Cod’s local food bounty can certainly provide all of the key elements to every Thanksgiving feast.

You can shop for all of your necessary veggies, as well as cranberries, at the Wellfleet Farmers’ Market special Thanksgiving Market the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 23, from 10am to 1pm inside Preservation Hall.

Also, Cape Cod Organic Farm will have a wide variety of their own Certified Organic vegetables, including onions, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, beets, and greens, leeks for all of your side dish needs.

Bread for the table and for your stuffing can be purchased at Pain D’Avignon in Hyannis where it is made; or you can find Falmouth bread maker Gail Blakely’s bread at all of the Smithfield Markets(Fancy’s, Peterson’s or Barnstable Market).

The turkey – the most central part of the Thanksgiving meal – can also be found at a few locations across the Cape. Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth is selling its own turkeys, which are antibiotic-free and have been free ranging among the farm’s own blueberry bushes. Miss Scarlett’s Blue Ribbon Farm in Yarmouth Port also is currently taking reservations for Thanksgiving turkeys.

Dessert pies can be purchased (and should be ordered in advance!) at Centerville Pie Company,Good Butter Bakery in Hyannis, or Chatham Bakery & Cafe.

Want some new linens or tabletop displays? Head to Loport Arts in Hyannis for unique decor, visit the newly expanded home goods section at Shift Eco Boutique, or hit up Snow’s Home and Garden in Orleans or Harwich for some of your more basic needs.

Need a bottle of wine to bring to your friends or neighbors? Cape Cod Package Store in Centerville and Main Street Wine & Gourmet in Orleans both offer an extensive wine selection and a very knowledgeable staff that can help you find just the right flavor to accompany your meal.

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