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Summer at the markets
New Hampshire farmers markets kick off summer season

05/25/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, homemade specialty food items and more while supporting local farms at these New Hampshire farmers markets. Some are already open for the summer season and many others will be starting up in the next couple of weeks. Check out the markets’ websites for their full lists of vendors and schedules of live music, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations and other happenings. 

 
• Amherst Open Air Market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round, at Amherst Garden Center (305 Route 101, Amherst). The market features live music, a monthly Kids Corner with stories and crafts. a Market Meal of the Week with recipe cards highlighting items at the market, and a monthly DIY series where visitors can make a craft to take home. Visit facebook.com/AmherstOpenAirMarket, call 673-3008 or email amherstopenairmarket@gmail.com.
• Antique Alley Regional Farmers Market is a new market to be held every Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., July 28 through September, at 442 First New Hampshire Turnpike (Route 4) in Northwood. Visit facebook.com/antiquealleyregionalfarmersmarket. 
Barnstead Farmers Market is a new market held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 10 through Oct. 7, at Maple Street Church (96 Maple St.). Special events and activities are often scheduled. Visit barnsteadfarmersmarket.club, call 269-2329 or email lorimahar@tds.net​.
Bedford Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 6 through Oct. 3, at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish (190 Meetinghouse Road). Visit bedfordfarmersmarket.org or email bedfordfarmersmarketnh@gmail.com. 
Belmont Farmers Market will be held on Sundays, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Belmont Park & Ride (798 Laconia Road). The market also features live music and demonstrations. Visit belmontnh.org/belmontfarm.asp, call 998-3525 or email events@belmontnh.org. 
Canterbury Community Farmers Market holds its summer markets every Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., June 7 through September, at the Elkins Library parking lot (9 Center Road). Live music is featured each week, and special events, programs, children’s activities and demonstrations are often scheduled. Visit ccfma.net, call 783-9043 or email canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com. 
Concord Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, now through Oct. 28, next to the Statehouse on Capitol Street. Visit concordfarmersmarket.com or email  president@concordfarmersmarket.com. 
Contoocook Farmers Market holds its summer markets at the Contoocook Railway Depot (896 Main St., Contoocook) every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 3 through Oct. 28. It often features live music and special events. Visit facebook.com/contoocookfarmersmarket, call 746-3749 or email tookymarket@live.com. 
Derry Homegrown Farm & Artisan Market is a new market to be held every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 20., at 1 W. Broadway. Visit derryhomegrown.org, call 548-3935 or email info@derryhomegrown.org. 
Dover Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2:15 to 6 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 27, at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot (550 Central Ave.). Visit seacoastgrowers.org/dover-farmers-market or email marketmanager@seacoastgrowers.org. 
Durham Farmers Market is held every Monday from 2:15 to 6 p.m., June 5 through Sept. 25, at Jackson Landing (10 Old Piscataqua Road). Visit seacoastgrowers.org/durham-farmers-market or email marketmanager@seacoastgrowers.org. 
Exeter Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 2:15 to 6 p.m., now through Oct. 26, at Swasey Parkway. Visit seacoastgrowers.org/exeter-farmers-market or email marketmanager@seacoastgrowers.org. 
Franklin Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., July through September, at Franklin Regional Hospital (15 Aiken Ave.). Call 934-2060, ext. 8369, or visit facebook.com/FranklinLocalMarket.
Fresh Chicks Local Outdoor Market is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through October, in the northeast parking lot of Monadnock Community Hospital (452 Old Street Road, Peterborough). Find them on Facebook or email freshchicksmarket@gmail.com. 
Gilford Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June through September, at The Benjamin Rowe House (88 Belknap Road). Visit facebook.com/GilfordFarmersMarket.  
• Hillsborough Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, June 3 through Sept. 9, at Butler Park (West Main Street). Visit hillsboroughpride.org/farmersmarket.html or email gardensweet@tds.net. 
Laconia Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 24 through Sept. 30, at the Laconia City Hall parking lot (Beacon Street East). Visit laconiafarmersmarket.com or email laconiafarmersmarket@yahoo.com. 
• Lamprey Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., now through Aug. 31, at the Raymond Town Common (Church Street). The market coincides with a summer concert series from June to August. Visit facebook.com/lampreyfarmersmarket. 
• Lee Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 1 through Sept. 21, at Lee Public Works (corner of Mast and Recycling Center roads). Visit facebook.com/leefarmersmarket. 
Manchester Community Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m., June 15 through Oct. 12, at Victory Park (105 Concord St.). The market also features free kids’ activities, chef demonstrations, samples and live music and is home to The Uglies, a series of interactive cooking demonstrations using blemished or misshapen produce. Visit manchestercommunitymarket.org, call 860-5248 or email manchmarket@gmail.com. 
Merrimack Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 14 through Oct. 11, at Vault Motor Storage (526 Daniel Webster Highway). Visit merrimacknh.gov/farmers-market, call 759-2737 or email merrimackfarmersmarket@gmail.com. 
Milford Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 17 through Oct. 14, at the Tractor Supply parking lot in Granite Town Plaza (191 Elm St.). The market also features weekly live music. Visit milfordnhfarmersmarket.com, call 345-0860 or email awcolsia@gmail.com.
Nashua Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 18 through mid-October, at the Main Street Bridge and Renaissance Park along Water Street; and every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., June 21 through mid-October, at the Main Street Bridge. The market features beer and wine sampling, yoga demonstrations, honeybee demonstrations, live music and more. Visit nashuafarmersmarket.org, call 883-5700 or email paulwshea@downtownnashua.org. 
New Boston Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10 through Oct. 21, at the town common (corner of Route 13 and Meetinghouse Road). The market also features weekly live music. Visit newbostonfarmersmarket.webs.com or email jx243@aol.com. 
New Ipswich Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through Oct. 7, at NeWest Mall (800 Turnpike Road). Visit facebook.com/NewIpswichFarmersMarket. 
Penacook Village Farmers Market is held every Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., June 5 through Aug. 28 (no market July 3), at 95-97 Village St. Visit penacook.org/farmersmarket/index.html, call 770-3226 or email farmersmarket@penacook.org. 
Peterborough Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., now through December, at the Peterborough Community Center (25 Elm St.). Visit facebook.com/PeterboroughNHFarmersMarket or email peterboroughfarmersmarket@gmail.com. 
• Portsmouth Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through Nov. 4, at 1 Junkins Ave. Visit seacoastgrowers.org/portsmouth-farmers-market or email marketmanager@seacoastgrowers.org. 
• Rindge Farmers and Crafters Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., now through Oct. 26, at the West Rindge Common Park (Route 202 North, just north of the Route 119/202 intersection). Visit facebook.com/rindgefarmersandcraftersmarket or email rindgefm@aol.com. 
Salem Farmers Market holds its summer markets every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October, at Salem Market Place (224 N. Broadway). It often features live music, fun for kids, cooking demonstrations, contests and special events. Visit salemnhfarmersmarket.org or email info@salemnhfarmersmarket.org. 
Seacoast Community Marketplace is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 10 to Oct. 28, at Scamman Farm (57 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham). Visit facebook.com/seacoastcommunitymarketplace or email dalemicherone@yahoo.com. 
TEAM Jaffrey’s Farmers Market is held every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 5 through September, on the Jaffrey Common (28 Main St.). The Lil’ Sprouts Kids Klub hosts activities for kids at each market from 4 to 5 p.m. Visit teamjaffrey.org/jaffrey-community-farmers-market.html, call 532-7168 or visit teamjaffrey@myfairpoint.net.
• Warner Area Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through October, on the Town Hall lawn (5 E. Main St.). The market features weekly live music. Visit facebook.com/warnerareafarmersmarket.
Weare Farmers Market is held every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 13, at the gazebo in Center Park (1 East Road). Visit harvesttomarket.com/farmers-market/Weare-Farmers-Market-NH, call 491-4203 or email farmersmarketweare@gmail.com. 
 





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