Eat Local: NH Farmers’ Market Week

The Farmers’ Market is “the slowly turning Lazy Susan of the seasons.” – Poet John Hollander

The first week of August (2 – 8th) is NH Farmers’ Market week, part of a month-long celebration that focuses on the benefits of eating locally and enjoying fresh food and NH made products while helping local economies, farmers and growers.

Mario Capozzoli, Sunapee, (, in  today’s Living section of the Concord Monitor, tells how his love for home-grown. home-cooked food has become a passion. See “Heirloom ideas” by Maura Sullivan of the Monitor staff. Capozzoli talked to Sunapee News on Friday about NH’s Eat Local campaign; he’s a member of the state’s organizing committee.EatLocalNH

If you have a passion to eat locally or want to learn more about it, now’s a great time to visit your local market and meet your local gardeners and producers.

For a seven-page list of Granite State farmers’ markets, click here (PDF 32kb), and, for markets closer to Sunapee, see below.

Bradford Community Farmers’ Market: Bradford Community Center, 134 E. Main St. June-Oct., 3-6pm, Thurs. Locally grown and locally made products. Weekly entertainment and demonstrations weekly. Rain or shine, 938-6228,

Canaan Farmers’ Market: Rts. 4 & 188, on the park, downtown Canaan. May-Oct., 10am-1pm. Vendor grown and produced agricultural products and fine crafts. Rain or shine, 523-4337,, (see Events.)

Claremont Farmers’ Market: Broad Street Park. June 4-Oct. 1, 4-7pm, Thurs. Vegetables, fruits, honey, eggs, bread, spices, annuals, perennial plants, floral arrangements, baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves, pottery, glass, jewelry, ready to eat food, beef, etc. Children’s Story Time, 4-5pm; weekly music and
demonstrations. Assorted other children’s programs. Rain or shine, 542-4321,

Concord Farmers’ Market: Capitol St. June-Oct., 8:30am-12pm, Sat. Fresh NH Fruits and vegetables, plants, baked goods, jams, maple, wines, meats, honey, crafts, worms for composting. Rain or shine, 224-8862.

Contoocook Farmers’ Market: Main St., at Contoocook Train Depot. June-Oct., 9am-12pm, Sat. Vegetables, including organic, maple syrup, eggs, pies, jams, jellies, plants, meat, soaps, cut flowers, granola. Live music (bi-weekly), Railroad Museum on site. 746-2874,

Cornish Farmers’ Market: Rt. 120, Meetinghouse Green, Cornish Flat. May-Oct., 9am-2pm, Sat. Produce, meat, baked goods, crafts, honey, plants, maple syrup, pottery, fruits in season. Rain or shine, 802-674-384/6630.

Davisville Farmers’ Market: 909 E. Rt. 103, Warner. June-Oct., 10am-3pm, Fri., Sat. & Sun. Vegetables, potatoes, grain, crafts, baked goods, cheese, dried fruits & vegetables, flowers, plants. Rain or shine, 995- 1345.

Lebanon Farmers’ Market: Colburn Park. May 28-Sept. 24, 4-7pm, Thurs. Enjoy local produce, prepared foods and crafts at the market. Featuring over 30 vendors, live music and craft demonstrations at every market. Contact the market coordinator for information about the winter market, as well. Rain or shine, 448-5121, 704-996-0705,,

New London Farmers’ Market: New London Town Green. June-Aug., Fri., 4-7pm. Vegetables, fruits, hot dogs, pizza, kettle corn. Special events will coincide with the bandstand entertainment from time to time. Rain
or shine, 526-2632,

Newbury Farmers’ & Artisans Market: Rt. 103, near Newbury Library & playground. July-Oct., 3-6pm, Fri. Locally grown and raised produce, meats, eggs, fruits, plants, homemade breads and pastries, jams and jellies, cookies and more; hand crafted baskets, furniture, pottery, jewelry, herbal crafts, soaps. Music every week. Rain or shine, 763-0181,

Newport Farmers’ Market: on the common, Newport. June 12-Oct. 19, 3-6pm, Fri. Area’s largest farmers’ market. Over 40 vendors of produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, and homespun crafts. Open rain or shine. Children’s story time at 4pm each Fri. and musical entertainment during the markets. Rain or shine, 865-9841,

Warner Area Farmers’ Market: Town Hall lawn. Mid-June-mid-Oct., 9am-12pm, Sat. Music, crafts, vegetables, concluding with Warner Fall Foliage Festival Columbus Day weekend. Rain or shine, 456-2319.

Washington Farmers’ Market: Town Common. May 23-Oct. 10, 10am-12pm, Sat. Plants, flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, eggs, vegetables, fruits, crafts, arts. Rain or shine, 345-8783,

Wilmot Farmers’ Market: Town Green. July-Sept., 9am-12pm, Sat. Produce, plants, cut flowers, meats, cheeses, honey, syrup, prepared foods, herbs, baked foods, hot lunch and breakfast, soaps, wool, pottery, jewelry and more. Live entertainment weekly on the bandstand. Rain or shine, 526-7729,,

(Unless otherwise shown, phone numbers have a 603 area code.)

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