The Treasure Trail

How to navigate Cape Cod’s flea markets, from Falmouth to Wellfleet.


Most of these flea markets offer food – and not just the standard hot dog and lemonade fare. At the Sandwich Bazaar’s farmers’ market, find breads from the Sandwich Bread Basket, cupcakes and cookies from Nana’s Baking Company, and tasty pickles from Mr. Mike’s (as well as lavender products from Thyme After Thyme and beeswax candles from E&T Farms). You’ll get the best price on live lobster at Dick & Ellie’s market. Meanwhile, Wellfleet’s drive-in snack bar serves shoppers burgers, dogs, pizza, and the like, and the market features local farmers selling jellies and preserves. Be sure to stock up: Those goodies will come in handy as you crawl your way through Route 6′s bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way home.