With a new project, led by Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and in collaboration with community partners, Cape Cod seed production and access is now extended to local farms and farmers’ markets.
Seedlings and technical support for these crops have been provided to local farmers and community and school gardens across Cape. These gardens provide opportunities for hands-on learning and demonstration to grow these crops and encourage others to create their own backyard gardens.
This project was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR) in support of the state’s Massachusetts ‘Growing and New’ initiative.
In addition, you will be introduced to a variety of fresh, fresh vegetables and ingredients in the kitchens of our Portuguese, Haiti and Jamaican neighbors in the National Garden Community Cookbook. You have shared these traditional, family recipes that you can create at home.
Residents are invited to wake up in the kitchen with their children and friends and to learn and try new recipes from our farmers and farmers. We invite you to take these techniques and spices to enhance your own recipes with the new culture spin.
This cookbook is the result of a special partnership between Cape Code Cooperative Extension and Agricultural / Vegetable / Vegetable / Food Accessibility Programs and Buy New Cape Cod (BBCCC) in partnership with the community.
We would like to thank Cape Cod Master Gardeners’ Association and Frank Mangan, Professor of Emeritus, Stockbridge Agricultural School, UMASS, Amherst for their help and use of images from www.worldcrops.org.
We thank the Cape Code 5 Foundation for their support in supporting this cooking book and translations. The Haitian Creole translation is available online at www.capecodextension.org/nutrition/buyfreshbuylocal.