Welcome to the second annual issue of Falmouth Magazine! The editorial staff and I were overwhelmed by the positive feedback from readers after the launch of the premiere issue. We hope you enjoy this edition just as much as last year’s.
I’ve experienced a number of memorable moments over the course of this year while working on Falmouth Magazine, from eating my way through town at notable restaurants to watching a spectacular sunset on a crisp March evening at Wood Neck Beach. One of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve had to date was spending a day with local oyster farmers getting a behind-the-scenes look at their growing and harvesting operations. In December, I joined Eric Matzen, Mary Murphy and Pete Chase of the Falmouth Shellfish Cooperative on a visit to their shellfish plots in Buzzards Bay. The temperature was no more than 40 degrees. But shucking and knocking back fresh (and delicious) oysters on the boat made enduring the freezing temperatures well worth it. Read about their story and other local oyster farmers in “Fishing Falmouth.”
This year’s issue features a well-rounded collection of stories that showcase what it’s like to live and work in Falmouth. Get the inside scoop on how local chefs are using locally sourced ingredients in innovative ways in the feature “Top Secret: The Local Touch,” and read about the Woods Hole Historical Museum’s Boat Restoration Program and how its members are giving old vessels a second chance in “This Old Boat.” As you flip through the pages you’ll also find stories about art, culture and fashion. Be sure to check out our calendar, which highlights the exciting happenings taking place throughout the year. We’ve also put together a list of festival events that are worth marking in your datebooks.