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The Farms of the Cape and Islands

Jennie Sparrow | 11/14/2019 (updated 1/24/2020)

The Cape & Islands are known world-wide for their clean, sandy beaches and amazing local seafood. Something that might not be quite as well known is the number, and variety, of farms in the area. Traditional farms like Morning Glory Farm on Martha’s Vineyard and Crow Farm in Sandwich grow fantastic produce and flowers and sell their bounty in roadside stands and markets. Others, such as Capeabilities Farm in Dennis help to support the local community. This farm has been growing vegetables and flowers for over a decade, as well as providing training and employment opportunities for Cape Cod residents living with disabilities.

For a tranquil farm experience, visit the Cape Cod Lavender Farm located on 12 secluded acres in Harwich. Your senses are sure to be tickled as you stroll through the beautiful purple fields and enchanting faerie garden. The farm’s gift shop carries many lavender offerings, from lavender lemonade to essential lavender oils and body butter. You’re sure to leave this spot relaxed and refreshed!

Head over to the Island Alpaca Company Company located in Vineyard Haven to find a farm of the furry kind. This 19-acre farm, complete with an antique post-and-beam barn, is home to over 50 colorful adorable alpacas. Bred for their high-quality fleece, these critters make for a fun farm visit! The farm invites you to join in on daily walks with the alpacas where you can learn more about these sweet animals and how to handle them. And if you’re in the mood for something a little different, the farm offers relaxing, one-hour sessions of alpaca yoga!

You’re never far from the sea when you visit the Cape and Islands, and it appears that you’re also never far from farm-fresh food OR furry friends!