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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.

NH farmers markets
lancaster farmers market
Lancaster Farmers Market

Centennial Park Lancaster, NH Phone:

Jewelry, wool, herbalist, goats’ milk soap, quilter, artist, certified organic produce, fresh local produce, baked goods, pestos, jams, jellies, cut flowers, plants, honey, berries, photography, embroidered pillows, woodwork and baskets. Rain or shine.
Season and hours: Late May to Columbus Day; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
exeter farmers market
Exeter Farmers Market

Seacoast School of Technology, 40 Linden Street Exeter, NH Phone:

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 7- October 29 on Thursdays, 2:15-6 p.m.
lebanon farmers market
Lebanon Farmers Market

Colburn Park, 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH Phone: 603-448-5121

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. See market website for COVID-19 rules and limitations.
Dates and hours: Summer market is mid-May to early October; Thursdays; 4-7 p.m.
littleton farmers market
Littleton Farmers Market

77 Riverglen Lane Littleton, NH Phone: 802-473-6071

ALong with plenty of delicious food and drink, this gathering offers live entertainment and demonstrations throughout the season. Rain or shine. SNAP/EBT cards accepted.
Dates and Times: June- mid-October; Sundays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Canterbury Community Farmers Market

Elkins Public Library - 9 Center Road Canterbury, NH, 03224 Phone:

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:Wednesdays from June 1-late September, 4-6:30pm.
Bedford Farmers Market

209 Route 101 Bedford, NH Phone:

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-September 29; Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.
Salem Year Round Farmers Market

Bentley School parking lot (south side), 25 Memorial Drive Salem, NH Phone:

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.
Portsmouth Farmers Market

Little Harbour School, 50 Clough Drive Portsmouth, NH Phone:

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: June 6-November 7; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Durham Farmers Market

Sammy's Lot / Store 24 lot / 5 Madbury Road Durham, NH Phone:

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 hours: June-early September; Mondays; 2:15-6 p.m.
Peterborough Farmers Market

Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm Street Peterborough, NH Phone: 603-878-6167

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: Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.