Sustainable CAPE Programs

FLAVORx Program

FLAVORx Program

In conjunction with Emerald Physicians, Sustainable CAPE has created an innovative program in which doctors write “fruit & veg prescriptions” to patients at risk of chronic disease on Cape Cod. Participants exchange their prescriptions for tokens at farmers’ markets to purchase fresh fruits & vegetables. Free cooking and nutrition classes help them turn that produce into healthful meals. Patient biometrics are documented, measuring how increased access to fruits and vegetables can impact health. Read More…

Farmers’ Market Coalition

The Sustainable CAPE Farmers’ Market Coalition links Cape Cod Farmers Markets, sharing best practices and expertise as well as offering educational materials.  We support markets in getting nutrition incentive programs up and running so all socioeconomic groups benefit from increased access to local food. We make these programs easier for market managers, vendors and customers alike. The coalition also jointly promotes Cape Cod markets offering Fruit & Vegetable Incentive Programs. Read More…

Truro Agricultural Fair

September 3, 2017

Celebrating agriculture, aquaculture, fishing and farming, the Truro Agricultural Fair offers a delicious variety of locally harvested foods from land and sea. The fair encourages a deeper appreciation of the traditional harvesting industries taking place on Cape Cod today. It showcases the Cape’s history, the foods currently grown and harvested, and connects the health of our local food system to our physical health, environment and future. Read more…

Truro Educational Farmers’ Market

Mondays starting June 12, 2017

The Truro Farmers’ Market mission is to celebrate local food and educate the community about the many benefits of eating locally to our health and the environment. Market-goers can choose from wide range of products, from vegetables to lobsters to baked treats, and more – all grown, raised, caught or produced in Barnstable County – while enjoying live music, perusing education and art tables, and learning about where our food comes from. Read more…

Truro Children’s Community Garden

Sustainable CAPE’s Children’s Community Garden grows year-round organic produce with participating K-6 elementary school children. Children plant, cultivate, eat (and enjoy!) local fruits and vegetables – resulting in improved health and a formative early connection to agriculture. The young gardeners also deliver excess produce to their local school for the School Lunch Program.  Read More…

Farmer-in-the-School Program

Sustainable CAPE works with all seven elementary school from Brewster through Provincetown, teaching over 1,200 children about the benefits of growing and eating local food. We have developed an innovative model: we hire a farmer/educator to work with students, specifically linking school gardens to the classroom curriculum, a school nurse’s health & wellness curriculum, and the school lunch/snack program.  Read More…