- 1 Food shares / Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)
- 2 Composting
- 3 Solar Panels
- 4 Bioheat
- 5 Clothing and household donations
Bay End Farm
Certified organic vegetables grown in Bourne. This farm share runs for 20 weeks from June through October. They offer free delivery to Quissett Campus (MRF building lobby) every Wed – all you do is pick up your bag! (Request the “Woods Hole pickup” when signing up.) A deposit is typically requested by April 1 to secure your share. They also have a farm stand in Bourne through the CSA season, call (774) 634-6987 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest schedule.
Farm memberships for: You-pick vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs.
Direct vegetable purchases available from farm
CSA Options: Vegetable-only, vegetable and cheese.
Lucky Field Organics
Certified organic CSA. Pickup location at Falmouth Farmer’s Market, June through October
A new nonprofit to connect people to local agriculture by growing a supportive and knowledgeable food community and renewing farmland stewardship. With farm-related movie nights! Also a community garden and community orchard.
Late fall/winter CSA options. Pick-up loaction at Bay End Farm (Bourne, MA) October through December, other sites for January-February pickups. Numerous Woods Hole subscribers, so option for sharing the pick-up schedule.
Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain CSA
Annual winter share of grains, beans and corn – customizable – pickup is late January/February. Also “Farmer’s Pantry” preserved items share available and a rice share. Distribution points in western MA and near Boston.
Falmouth Farmers Market
At the Falmouth Marine Park (Scranton at Queen, across from Windfall Market). Thursdays 12-6 pm from mid-May to mid-October.
Fresh vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, local cheeses, chicken, fish, breads, pickles, pestos and preserves, plants, herbs, Cape Cod sea-salt, chocolates, flowers, and more!
Other local farms
Pariah Dog Farm
Cricket Hill Farm
Tony Andrews Farm
Feather Light Farms
Through a grant from MA Department of Environmental Protection, you can purchase a discounted home composting system (The Earth Machine). They are available at the Mashpee Department of Public Works (350 Meetinghouse Rd., Mashpee) and the cost is ~$30 for Mashpee residents, and $40 for residents of other towns. Call 508-539-1420 to confirm availability.
Compost With Me
Compost With Me is a service that collects household food scraps to be turned into compost used at a farm in West Falmouth. Collection is weekly and a bucket is provided. Compost is also available for purchase.
Turning Mill Energy
Solar energy premier provider. Contact local representative at 508-274-6949. Company headquarters are local, in Sandwich, MA.
Energy efficiency/subsidized insulation upgrades
Free energy efficiency assessments are available from the Cape Light Compact. They will send engineers to your house to evaluate the energy efficiency of your home and provide recommendations on ways to improve the insulation. The insulation improvements are completely free (for many renters) or subsidized at least 75% (for homeowners), and will be completed by local professionals.
Also, during the energy efficiency evaluation, they will replace any incandescent light bulbs with CFLs for free (and you can get replacements if any of them burn out quickly).
They also have a bunch of rebates available for purchasing energy-efficient appliances, thermostats, etc.
The energy efficiency program is in high demand, but worth the wait, make your appointment asasp.
Cape Cod Biofuels
For those who use heating oil, Cape Cod Biofuels provides a mix containing 20% used cooking oil that burns identically to conventional heating oil. Prices are on par with or cheaper than conventional oil.
Clothing and household donations
Falmouth Service Center
611 Gifford St
Falmouth, MA 02540
Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Accepts used clothing (IN SEASON ONLY!), household items (i.e. sheets, towels, dishes etc.) in good condition. Bring donations to back entrance when center is open (cannot leave donations if closed). You can also donate non-perishable food.
WHOI Sustainability Task Force
Check out efforts around WHOI and resources for learning more about sustainability, including ways and products for making your meetings and workshops move from disposable items to compostable or reusable ones.