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Monadnock Buy Local Celebrates Farmers Market Week In August

Part of New Hampshire Eat Local Month:
Celebrate All That Farmers’ Markets Have to Offer

Monadnock Buy Local joins with farmers’ markets and buy local networks across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 5-11.

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As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

“Farmers markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming a healthy, prosperous food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.“

Farmers’ Markets By Day of the Week

This Farmers’ Market Week, be sure to visit one (or more!) of our region’s Farmers’ Market.  There’s one almost every day of the week!

MONDAYS

Fresh Chicks Marketplace:

Monadnock Community Hospital northeast parking lot, Peterborough, Mon., May–Oct., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Rain or shine.

Team Jaffrey Community Farmers Market:

Jaffrey Common, Mon., June-Sept., 3-6 p.m.

TUESDAYS

Farmers’ Market of Keene:

Summer Market is on Gilbo Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held Tuesdays and Saturdays through October. SNAP/EBT accepted. The market offers a great selection of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat, eggs, preserves, wines, and maple products. Bakers are also present selling breads, cookies, granola, and other tempting treats. And don’t forget to check out the local crafters selling furniture, soaps, and jewelry.

WEDNESDAYS

Peterborough Farmers’ Market:

Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., Weds., May–Oct., 3-6 p.m.  Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, honey, crafts. Rain or shine.

THURSDAYS

Rindge Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market:

West Rindge Village Common Park (Rte. 202 N, north of the 119/202 intersection) Thurs., May-Sept., 3-6 p.m. Produce, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meats, poultry, eggs, fiber products, pottery, crafts. Rain or shine. Winter market planned.

FRIDAYS

Why not visit a farmstand instead?

SATURDAYS

Farmers’ Market of Keene:

Summer Market is on Gilbo Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held Tuesdays and Saturdays through October. SNAP/EBT accepted. The market offers a great selection of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat, eggs, preserves, wines, and maple products. Bakers are also present selling breads, cookies, granola, and other tempting treats. And don’t forget to check out the local crafters selling furniture, soaps, and jewelry.

New Ipswich Farmers Market:

NeWest Mall, 800 Turnpike Road, Saturdays, May to Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Herbs,vegetables & fruits, locally raised and produced meats, eggs & handmade crafts, breads & maple syrup.

Winchester Farmers Market on Main:

Gazebo Area next to the Conant Public Library, Sat., June-Oct., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SUNDAYS

Hinsdale Farmers’ Market:

Millstream Riverfront Park (Rte. 119), 21 Main St., Sun., Late May-Oct, 10a.m. – 2p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, maple, baked goods, meat, sauces, prepared foods, skin care, crafts. Live music and demonstrations. Shine only.

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From the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food

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Call for Partners: NH Eat Local Month

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It’s never too early to start planning this year’s NH Eat Local Month, an annual event in August that celebrates local food and farming in our state.

This year, Monadnock Buy Local is collaborating with the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, Seacoast Eat Local, Seacoast Local and hopefully you to amplify the “Eat Local” message and empower more of us to celebrate the harvest.

We’re looking for partners to help us spread the word and energize all parts of the state to celebrate NH Eat Local Month.

Partners will:

  • Endorse NH Eat Local Month by sharing their business/organization’s name and website link with us
  • Provide us with links to any events or promotions they are organizing during NH Eat Local Month
  • Spread the word by sharing social media posts, adding a link to NHEatLocal.org on their own website and finding other creative ways to engage their fans in NH Eat Local Month

Partners will receive:

How do you sign on as a partner?  It’s easy — just send an email to jen@monadnocklocal.org with an “I’m in!” message and we’ll add you to our list (be sure your business/organization is easy to identify).  There’s no cost to you to participate as a partner.