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, 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