Winter and Spring Farmers' Markets
Mary Ann Esposito talks with Cindy Canane at the Winter Farmers’ Market at Cole Gardens in Concord. With her husband Ed, Cindy owns and operates Cascade Brook Farm in North Sutton and New London, which produces U.S. Department of Agriculture–certified, 100 percent grass-fed Angus beef that’s free from antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and herbicides. In 2013, Cascade Brook received the Farm of Distinction award from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce in New Hampshire. That’s because many towns throughout the state host year-round farmers’ markets where you can buy fresh greens, local meat and other specialty foods made here.
Here's a sampling of some of our favorite winter and early spring farmers' markets in New Hampshire:
Winter Farmers’ Market at Cole Gardens
430 Loudon Road in Concord, NH
When: Saturdays, November 5 through April 22, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contoocook Farmers’ Market
Hopkinton Town Hall
330 Main Street in Contoocook, NH
When: Saturdays, November through May, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Danbury Winter Farmers’ Market
Blazing Star Grange
15 North Road in Danbury, NH
When: First Saturday of the month, November through April, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lebanon Winter Farmers’ Market
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street in Lebanon, NH
When: Third Saturday of the month November through April, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Merrimack Winter Farmers’ Market
John O’Leary Building
4 Church Street in Merrimack, NH
When: Wednesdays, October 19 through June 7, 3-6 p.m.
Milford Farmers’ Market
Milford Town Hall
1 Union Square in Milford, NH
When: Saturdays, November 5 and 19; December 3 and 17; January 14 and 28; February 11 and 25; March 11 and 25; April 18 and 22 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Newmarket Farmers’ Market
137 Main Street in Newmarket, NH
When: First and third Saturdays of November through April; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Salem Farmers’ Market
Mary A Fisk School
14 Main Street in Salem, NH
When: Sundays year round from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. (summer location: Salem Market Place, 224 Broadway in Salem, NH)