Lessons Learned: What it (Really) Takes to Support Effective Community-Clinical Partnerships to Improve Health Related Social Needs

Community Care Cooperative, Kim Prendergast, Grace Akor & Tatiana Torres | May 20, 2024

Since 2020, C3 has been implementing the Flexible Services Program, a nutrition and housing program made available by MassHealth (Medicaid) through a Section 1115 demonstration waiver. This program allows C3 to pilot evidence-based approaches that…. Read more

Cape Cod Current with Francie Randolph, Founding Director of Sustainable CAPE

MVY Radio, Joe Stickles | March 17, 2024

MVYRADIO Reporter Joe Stickles interviews Francie Randolph – Founding Director of Sustainable Cape…. Listen here

Eating Our Way to (and through) the Truro Farmers’ Market

Truro Chamber of Commerce | August 2022

…I first noticed signs snaking around the market’s center in sequence, and then I remembered someone telling me how this particular market was based on educating children. The colorful signs are compliments of a relationship between the Truro Public Library and Sustainable CAPE’s Children’s Community Garden Group, and… Read more

Doctor’s Orders: Eat Your Fruits & Veggies

Edible Cape Cod, Andrea Pyenson | Fall 2021

When doctors advise patients to eat their fresh fruits and vegetables, it is usually a recommendation, delivered more emphatically at some times that nothers. This summer, when Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) physicians advised some patients to eat fruits & vegetables, it could be a prescription, bolstered by weekly CSA-type bags from the Truro Farmers’ Market. This was thanks to the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program, a joint effort by Sustainable CAPE and Outer Cape Health Services, aimed at … Read more

Cape Cod Healthcare and Sustainable CAPE

CCHC | June 18, 2021

Hear from Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education founder Francie Randolph as she speaks to how a recent donation helped to support a new Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program intended to provide nutritional food access to seniors on the Outer Cape… Watch video

Culture Chat with Francie Randolph

Mass Cultural Council, Anita Walker | April 22, 2020

This time we chatted with artist Francie Randolph, Founding Director of Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education, based in Truro. Sustainable CAPE incorporates children’s artwork into both school and farmers’ market programming. In response… Watch video

Project Gratitude

Edible Cape Cod, Susan Fernald | June 24, 2019

When it came to the attention of Francie Randolph, Sustainable CAPE’s Founding Director, that more than a quarter of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans experience ongoing food insecurity, she was compelled to act. She learned that 1.7 million veterans live in low-income households and that… Read more

Rep. Sarah Peake & Francie Randolph

6 Cape Women Named Unsung Heroines

Cape Cod Times, Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | June 22, 2017

Six Cape Cod women were honored Wednesday by the state as 2017 “Unsung Heroines,” according to the Commission on the Status of Women. Lynda Allen, executive director of Crystal Garden Children’s Learning Center in Hyannis, who was nominated by state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, has established a.... Read more

FLAVORx Prescription

Fruit and veggie prescription pilot yields benefits

Cape Cod Times, Cynthia McCormick | April 27, 2017

"Dozens of people across the Cape may receive prescriptions for vegetables instead of pills this summer with the planned expansion of a pilot project that has doctors sending approximately nine patients to a farmer’s market last year..." Read more

Edible Cape Cod Spring 2017

Farmers as FARMacies: FLAVORx expands

Edible Cape Cod, Michelle Koch | April 21, 2017

"Prescriptions for peppers, berries and peas? Summer 2017 will be the second run of FLAVORx, when Emerald physicians prescribe freshly harvested vegetables and fruit as part of a multi-faceted approach to increase patient wellness..." Read more

FLAVORx - Prescription & tokens

Cape doctor prescribes shopping at a farmer's market

WCAI, Heather Goldstone | March 20, 2017

"We all know that we’d be healthier if we ate more fruits and vegetables... But few of us actually do anything about it. But would that change if you actually got a prescription that covered the cost of fresh, locally-grown produce? That was the question at the heart of a recent pilot project on Cape Cod, called FLAVORx...." Read more

'Women Making Waves' Ceremony

Women acknowledge change-makers

Wicked Local Cape Cod, Lee Roscoe | March 9, 2017

Sustainable CAPE Executive Director Francie Randolph was among the ‘Women Making Waves’ honored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod… Read more

FLAVORx - Making soup

Fresh fruits & vegetables turned his life around

CapeCod.com, Glenn Ritt | March 8, 2017

"The 10-week FLAVORx study measuring the impact of a whole food, plant-based diet on health, has now concluded and medical director Kumara Sidhartha, MD, MPH of Emerald Physicians is immersed in analyzing and documenting the statistical results. But for at least one participant, the results are already crystal clear..." Read more


FLAVORx improves health perspective in Cape Cod

National Farmers Market Coalition, Allie Vrtachnik | February 16, 2017

"Emerald Physician Services, in partnership with Sustainable CAPE, Orleans Farmers Market, and Cape Cod Healthcare aimed to do more than improve the health and well being of its 18 FLAVORx program participants..." Read more


These prescriptions are for vegetables – not pills

Cape Cod Health News, Glenn Ritt | February 1, 2017

"Francie Randolph is an artist with two degrees from Harvard University. Gus Schumacher is a former Under Secretary of Agriculture under President Bill Clinton. Kumara Sidhartha, MD is medical director of Emerald Physicians...[T]ogether they are forging an alliance to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to more Cape Codders, especially those who cannot access or afford them..." Read more

Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN

‘Always add the greens last’

Cape Cod Health News, Glenn Ritt | February 1, 2017

“‘Let’s make sure to balance our sugar with protein and fiber,’ Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN explains to her attentive audience...Cormier was meeting with 18 selected patients of Emerald Physicians who participated in a recent 12-week pilot project that prescribed farmers’ market fresh fruits and vegetables….” Read more

Sharing tomatoes

Feeding Cape Codders one garden at a time

Cape Cod Health News, Glenn Ritt | February 1, 2017

“An agricultural fair, a children’s garden, farmers in the school, a coalition of farmers markets, historic harvest gardens and a collaboration called FLAVORx… Welcome to Sustainable CAPE.Read more

Dgree and Bhala (Farmers)

New England immigrant farmers cultivate market gardens

Let’s Talk About Food, | August 30, 2016

“The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently gave a Farmers Market Promotion (FMPP) grant to Sustainable Cape in Truro, MA to build capacity at farmers markets on the Lower Cape. Hardworking immigrant farmers such as Dgree and Bhala (pictured here), refugees from Nepal, are benefiting from this in immeasurable waysRead more

Woman at farmers market

Farmers markets get grants to grow on

Cape Cod Times, | October 7, 2015

“Sustainable CAPE, the Truro-based Center for Agricultural Preservation and Education, received $99,912 to expand its farm-to-school and local outreach programs and form a coalition of farmers marketsRead more

Commemorative USPS postage stamp

Farmers’ market values

New York Times, Mark Bittman | August 5, 2014

“It’s clear to me – after… recent conversations with… Francie Randolph (who runs Sustainable CAPE and founded the Truro market last year), and others – that a few key improvements could make it easier for farmers and markets to thrive.Read more