The Mashpee Farmers Market Receives Take Care Grant from Care for the Cape & Islands

Mashpee, MA – Care for the Cape & Islands has awarded the Mashpee Farmers Market a $2000.00 grant for a 2024 Reusable Pilot Grant “Reduce, Reuse: Drink, Wash, Repeat,” inspiring event attendees to reuse cups to eliminate single use plastics from the environment.
Starting in May of 2024, the Mashpee Market (501c3), Mashpee Chamber of Commerce (501c6), Naukabout Brewery, and Lemonadio will host its first farmers/makers market to attract both visitors and locals to Mashpee to purchase goods, enjoy entertainment, and learn about environmental sustainability through various programs.  Mashpee Market’s goal is to create a sustainable and environmentally responsible event that increases visibility and education towards reusing and reducing plastic waste that are overwhelming our landfills and seeping into our cherished Cape Cod waterways, and even into our own bodies.


We know that across the nation there is in excess of one billion single-use disposable cups used for various beverages, and the Mashpee Market wants to choose differently.  While patrons enjoy their shopping experience with music, food, and beverages from Naukabout Brewing Company, our hands-on, educational approach to reduce the number of plastic single use cups distributed to beverage purchasers will be a large focus, thus preventing the unnecessary use of plastics through a Drink, Rinse, and Repeat campaign.


“Switching from plastic cups to reusable cups is a change in inventory that can be pricey,” said Peter Murner of Naukabout Brewing Company. This grant will help the Mashpee Market become more environmentally friendly, help organizations make more sustainable choices when purchasing products, and create a lasting and mindful mark on all of the patrons attending this weekly event.


About the Mashpee Mashpee Market: The Mashpee Farmers Market is a 501c3 connecting communities through local commerce and sustainable farming.  The market includes fresh produce, organic meats, local seafood, and artisans.
Contact: Stephanie Viva, 774-205-4634,