Farmers Markets in New Hampshire bring fresh food to the neighborhood
Farmers markets are gaining popularity everywhere as people recognize the virtue of locally grown food and the value of supporting local farmers and food producers. For people on vacations or short getaways
, farmers markets are a wonderful place to see the local food culture, browse seasonal treats, and buy food and local crafts to take back home. Lots of farmers markets offer entertainment, kids
activities, and a big welcome to your pet dog. It’s like a half-day visit to a mini-festival.
Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH, 03756
This market specializes in a wide range of agricultural products, prepared foods, crafts, breads, vegetables and plants. Local food tastings, community displays, music and entertainment make this market a special community gathering.
2017 Dates and Hours: Summer market is May 19-September 29 on Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. at Colburn Park
Winter Market is November to April; third Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, 10 Campbell Street.
Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm Street
Starter plants, cut flowers, bouquets, perennials, vegetables, eggs, raw milk, chicken, goat meat, maple syrup and products, prepared Greek foods, vinegars, baked goods, bread, crafts, knitted sweaters, yarn, fleece, fresh roasted coffee, roasted nuts and ice cream. Music each week. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours: Year round, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
Summer: Salem Market Place, 224 North Broadway (Route 28); Winter: Mary Fiske School,14 Main Street
Vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple syrup, baked goods, meat, as well as crafts and live entertainment will entertain people of all ages. The market hosts live music by local bands. Programs for kids include Meet a Farmer. Cooking demonstrations, contests and special events help the market celebrate seasonal bounty and community. Rain or shine.
Dates and Times: Year-round on Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; first day at summer location in 2017 is May 7.
Swasey Parkway, off Water Street
If you’re a fan of baked goods, maple syrup, plants, vegetables, fruits, crafts, prepared foods, wine, and fresh-cut flowers, you’ll love the Exeter farmers market. Guest vendors and occasional live music are also part of this weekly event.
Dates and Times: May 4- October 26 on Thursdays, 2:15-6 p.m.
Beacon Street East, Laconia City Hall Parking Lot
Here you'll find fresh vegetables, herbs, berries, natural meats, seafood, and delicious farmstead jams and jellies, artisan breads, and a selection of unique handmade crafts. Rain or shine.
Dates and Times: June 124-September 30 on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Elkins Public Library, 9 Center Road
This market strives to create opportunities for direct exchange between farmers and consumers, advancing the consumer's knowledge of local agriculture and products, and providing farmers with a better understanding of consumer needs. Here you’ll find food, music, crafts and more. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours: June 7-late September on Wednesdays, 4-6:30 p.m.
10 Old Piscataqua Road (Churchill Rink in Jackson Landing)
Aside from the fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, and plants, this market offers baked goods and guest craft vendors. Past vendors include Applecrest Farm Orchards, Buzz Bomb World Spice Blends, Forty Five Market Street Bakery and Cafe, Moriarty's Greenhouse, Nottingham Orchard, Sugarmomma's Maple Farm and Wake Robin Farm.
Dates and Times: June 5-September 25 on Mondays, 2:15-6 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 190 Meeting House Road
Seasonal and locally grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, wine, berries, flowers, plants, herbs, soaps, fish, baked goods, breads, specialty coffee, and more.
Dates and Hours: June 16-October 4 on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.
1 Junkins Avenue, City Hall Parking Lot
This market is as eclectic and charming as Portsmouth itself; certified organic produce, vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, meat, baked goods, prepared foods, plants, crafts, wine, cheese, teas, maple syrup, honey, soap and personal care products will all be available. Children’s Day and Senior Day will happen throughout the summer, and live music can be heard weekly.
Dates and Times: May 6-November 4 on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cottage Street, Riverglen House Senior Center parking lot
ALong with plenty of delicious food and drink, this gathering offers live entertainment and demonstrations throughout the season. Rain or shine.
Dates and Times: June 4 - October 8 on Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Plans for the upcoming market season include lots of starter plants, fresh vegetables, delicious baked goods, scrumptious ready made food, maple syrup, honey, jellies, berries, music, demonstrations and lots more. Market is held rain or shine. Email: email@example.com
Dates and Times: June 17 -October 14 on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 550 Central Avenue
This lively weekly market features everything from baked goods and vegetables to cut flowers and plants. Past vendors include 45 Market Street Bakery & Cafe, Meadow's Mirth / Berry Hill, Moriarty's Greenhouse, Shagbark Farm, Ramsbotham's Riverview Farm, Sugarmomma's Maple Farm, Wake Robin Farm.SNAP/EBT & debit card transactions available to market customers.
Dates and Times: June 7-September 27 on Wednesdays, 2:15-6 p.m.
The green, Downtown Hanover on Main Street
Take home the makings for a fresh, locally-grown meal or grab a snack, straight from the farm to the table. This new agriculturally-focused market will include fresh produce, meats, herbs, cheeses, flowers, plants, dairy, baked goods and locally prepared foods. Enjoy local music, see artful demonstrations by the League of NH Craftsmen, learn about sustainability, visit with neighbors. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Free parking on on Wheelock and College streets.
Dates and Times: June 7-October 10 on Wednesdays 3-6 p.m.