The Hippo


May 28, 2020








Children’s Market Day 

Where: New Boston Farmers Market, Town Common, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road, New Boston 
When: Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Cost: Admission is free
Want to be a vendor? 
The Children’s Market Day is open to all kids under age 18 from New Boston and the surrounding area who make or grow their own food, flowers and plants, artwork and other crafts. Vendor signups are open now through the morning of the market for $2 per booth. Vendors supply their own tables, chairs and canopies. Send an email to market co-managers Allison Vermette at or Jacki Filiault at if interested. 

Ready to grow
Farmers market features youth vendors

By Angie Sykeny

 You can meet the next generation of local farmers and food producers and be among the first to buy their products at the annual Children’s Market Day hosted by the New Boston Farmers Market on Saturday, July 15.         

In addition to its regular vendors, the special market day will feature vendors under the age of 18 selling food and other products that they’ve grown or made themselves. 
“It gives kids in the community who make something or bake something or grow something a chance to get out there and show people what they do and get some business experience,” market co-manager Allison Vermette said. 
The kid vendors’ products will include things like baked goods and prepared foods, homegrown veggies, dairy products and homemade cat and dog treats. 
For many of the vendors, Vermette said, the Children’s Market Day is the culmination of a year spent honing their craft and creating their products. 
“It’s not usually some spur-of-the-moment thing.”  she said. “The kids are doing these things year-round, and this is their time to display it for other people to see.”
Alex Fox, 14, of New Boston, is returning for his third year as a vendor at the Children’s Market Day. He and his friend and business partner Will Tipping, known at the market as “the Dough Bros,” will sell their homemade artisan bread, oatmeal bread and pretzels.  
“It’s great to be able to bake and make some money and do something fun with my friend.” Fox said. “I think it’s cool that we have something like this in a small town like New Boston.” 
The Dough Bros sold all of their bread their first year and all but one loaf their second, and they’ve already developed a small following; many people who bought the Dough Bros’ debut bread, Fox said, were impressed with their product and sought them out the following year. 
“It’s a fun and successful day,” Fox said. “I think people really like buying from kids, because you don’t normally see kids going out and making and selling things and doing their own business.”
Fox will be joined at the market by his brother Sam, 11, who will sell his homemade “Sam’s Jams,” and his sister Adia, 9, who will sell her homemade doughnuts. 
The kids’ mother, Tanya Fox, who is a regular vendor at the market with her business The Frosted Cookie, said the kids look forward to the Children’s Market Day all year and spend a lot of time planning every aspect of their businesses. 
“They have to go through the whole process of coming up with a product they think will sell, pricing their product, paying the vendor fee and reserving their spot, making sure they have all their supplies and tables and signage,” she said. “It’s a great little venture for them.” 
The goal of the market is twofold, Vermette said: to give kids who are already growing and making things a venue to share their craft, and to encourage more kids to develop a craft and be involved with their local farmers markets from a young age. 
“It’s definitely our hope that kids get interested and invested in the market,” Vermette said. “It’s such a great place for everyone to come together, make friends and enjoy and sell New Hampshire-grown and -made products.”

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