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.
Remembrance Park, 70 Post Road (Route 151)
The Greenland Farmers Market is a robust, mid-size, outdoor summer market.
Farmers, food vendors and artisans from nearby offer fruits, vegetables and herbs (organic, low-spray and integrated pest management practices); grass-fed meats, poultry and eggs; baked goods; cheeses; and handcrafted pantry goods and personal care products. Maple products, dried beans, and cut flowers round out the offerings. Vendors for 2015 will offer wood-fired pizzas, ice cream, and watercolor paintings. Friendly, leashed dogs welcome. SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and debit/credit are accepted. Held rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2015: Tuesdays, June 16 - September 29; Tuesdays; 3-6 p.m.
Carpenter's Olde English Greenhouse, 220 South Main Street (Route 152)
Newmarket, NH, 03857
Fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, gourmet mushrooms, goat's milk cheese & yogurt, eggs, breads & pastry, wines made from New Hampshire-grown fruits, jams & jellies, homemade soup, maple syrup, New Hampshire spring water, fresh roasted coffee, pastured fed antibiotic-free chicken, beef, lamb, pork, rabbit, soaps, art, agricultural crafts and specialty products. Lots of parking and free samples from the vendors.
2016 Dates and Hours: This is a winter (indoor) and a summer (outdoor) farmers market, both operating at the same location.
Winter markets are November through April; first and third Saturdays of the month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; at the Newmarket High School cafeteria
Summer markets are May through October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; on the high school's front lawn
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.
2016 Dates and Hours: Summer market is May19-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.
Walpole Town Common
Walpole Farmers Market farmers offer seasonal produce, clothing, and fine handmade crafts, among other foods and gifts.
Dates and Hours in 2015:
Winter market 2015 is held January 3, February 7, March 7, and April 14 at Town Hall, 34 Elm Street.
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.
2016 Dates and Times: June 5 - October on Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 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.
2016 Dates and Times: June 18-September 24 on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Washington Farmers Market 2014
Town Common, 7 Mill Pond Road
Plants, flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, eggs, vegetables, fruits, arts and crafts and more can be found at this community event. Rain or shine.
Dates and Times in 2014: This is a winter (indoor) and summer (outdoor) market.
Summer hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Day to Columbus Day, at the town common.
Winter hours: last Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m; October through April, inside Town Hall.
Bethlehem, NH, 03574
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. Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Times: June-October on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
48 Concord Street
More than 25 vendors bring the best New Hampshire produce, meat, cut flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, certified organic products, and other unique products to the heart of Manchester. Weekly family activities include cooking demonstrations, music, farm animals and other entertainment.
2016 Dates and Times: June-October on Thursdays, 3-6:30 p.m.
The green, Downtown Hanover on Main Street
Hanover, NH, 03755
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.
2016 Dates and Times: June 1-October 12 on Wednesdays 3-6 p.m.
Hampton Falls Town Common
Hampton Falls, NH
Products found here include eggs, goat's milk and soap from local farms, and fruits, produce and bakery products from local orchards. Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Hours: June 6 through September 26 on Mondays, 2-6 p.m.
Elkins Public Library, 9 Center Road
Canterbury, NH, 03224
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.
2016 Dates and Times: June 8-September 28 on Wednesdays, 4-6:30 p.m.
10 Old Piscataqua Road (Churchill Rink in Jackson Landing)
Durham, NH, 03824
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.
2016 Dates and Times: June 6-October 3 on Mondays, 2:15-6 p.m.
Dover Chamber of Commerce parking lot, corner of Central and Sixth streets
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.
2016 Dates and Times: June 1-October 5 on Wednesdays, 2:15-6 p.m.
Behind TD Bank, corner of Central and Main Streets
This market offers seasonal vegetables, plants, homemade goods, pies, jams, jellies, quilts, pillows, hats, doll clothes and pot holders, and so much more. There is a special Hay Day festival the last Saturday of August, too.
Dates and Times in 2014: May 7-October 8 on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon
224 North Broadway
At this market visitors and locals will discover the flavors of New Hampshire: 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 that are fun for the whole family! Musical performances span a range of genres. The Salem NH Farmers Market offer programs for kids like Meet a Farmer and face painting. Cooking demonstrations, contests and special events help the market celebrate seasonal bounty and community.Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Times: Year-round on Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; closed Easter, and Christmas and New Year if they fall on a Sunday.
1 Junkins Avenue, City Hall Parking Lot
Portsmouth, NH, 03801
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.
2016 Dates and Times: May 7-November 5 on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 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.
2016 Dates and Hours: June 14-October 11 on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.
Swasey Parkway, off Water Street
Exeter, NH, 03833
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.
2016 Dates and Times: May 5- October 27 on Thursdays, 2:15-6 p.m.
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 in 2015; Year round, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
67 East Main Street
The market is expecting more than 50 vendors this year, selling produce, garlic, honey, cheeses, skin care products, oils ad vinegars, beer and wine, coffee and tea, pastries, and much more.
Dates and Times in 2014-5: Saturdays, 20 a.m. to 2 p.m.; December 13 to March 28