Monadnock Region Farmers’ Markets: 2015 Growing Season

Harrisville Farmers’ Market: Behind the Harrisville General Store, downtown Harrisville, Fri., June 26– Aug. 28,  5:30-7 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, maple, cut flowers, root beer, honey, plants, eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, sausage, bread, pickles, jams, soaps, lotions, beeswax candles, knit goods, prepared foods. Live music each week. Rain or shine. 827-3245, Facebook Page.

The Farmers’ Market of Keene: Gilbo Ave., downtown, Tues. & Sat., May-Oct., 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, baked goods, meat. Music and children’s activities. SNAP/EBT accepted. Rain or shine,,

Fresh Chicks Outdoor Marketplace: Monadnock Community Hospital grounds, Peterborough, Mon., May – Oct., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, lobster, honey, goat cheese, alpine cheese, ice cream, Thai food, crafts. Weekly music. Rain or shine. 924-1913,; Facebook Page.

Peterborough Farmers Market: Depot Square. Wed., May – Oct., 3-6pm. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, maple products, baked goods, meat, crafts, ethnic foods and wine., Facebook Page.

Rindge Farmers’ Market: Rindge Meeting House, West Rindge Village Common (Rte. 202 N, north of the 119/202 intersection) Thurs., May 14-Oct. 8, 3-6 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Rain or shine. Winter market planned. 491-5482,

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Commercial Kitchens In & Near the Monadnock Region

Compiled from the Farm Focus E-Newsletter

Current list of Commercial Kitchens in or near the Monadnock Region

  • Neighbor Made
  • Monadnock Fusion Kitchen
  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation
  • Who is missing?  Contact us.

Read more information about each Commercial Kitchen:

Neighbor Made: Do What You Do Best, We’ve Done the Rest

From Neighbor Made’s Website

A fully equipped, commercially licensed, shared-use kitchen in Keene’s Railroad Square. Helping you build or grow your specialty food business.  One of the biggest obstacles for starting a food business is the high cost of setting up a commercial kitchen. Neighbor Made is here to help. We are a fully equipped, commercially licensed, shared-use kitchen in Keene’s Railroad Square, allowing you to build your business on an as-needed basis with lowered risk and minimized start-up costs. Like Neighbor Made on Facebook.

Monadnock Fusion Kitchen

From Monadnock Fusion Kitchen’s Website

“Our mission is to empower local food producers in the Monadnock Region.” An affordable commercial food preparation and cooking facility for bakers, caterers, and small food processors and producers in Peterborough.

For details and rates, please call Roy Gandhi-Schwatlo at 603-313-9768.

Franklin County Community Development Corporation

From FCCDC’s Website

Have you ever been told that your recipe is good enough to bottle? That’s the seed that grows into a successful food business at the Center. The Center can help you overcome the obstacles to commercial success and guide you through the process of bringing your recipe to market. With the resources of the Center and the support of the Franklin County CDC behind your business, you can realize your dream of owning your own business.

Gecko’s Complaint

I recently read a Balinese folktale Gecko’s Complaint and thought of all the businesses, organizations and individuals working to make the Monadnock Region’s communities more vibrant and healthy.  We all, while reaching towards our goals, may unintentionally interfere with one another.

Like the gecko, I have complained about the firefly that keeps me from sleeping.  Could it be that just like the firefly, whomever I am complaining about means no harm and is actually helping me reach my goal?

“So the Chief called Gecko in once more.  In a stern voice he said, ‘Gecko, no more complaining!  We’re all connected in ways we sometimes can’t see.”

We are all connected in ways we can’t see.  What are our common goals?  How can we self-organize and work more synergistically?  Instead of working on our goals in isolation, let us acknowledge our interconnections and create something larger and more beneficial to the whole.


Case Studies of Monadnock Region’s School Farm & Garden Programs

The Farm & Garden Education Toolkit is grounded in ten case studies of school and community programs – linking young people and local food.

We know there are more of you out there – inspiring, caring and committed people cultivating connections to the soil and our food. Who should be the next case study?

2009 Case Studies:

The Cornucopia Project

Early Sprouts

Garden Meals

Hooper Institute

The Orchard School

South Meadow School

Stonewall Farm

Symonds School

Winchester School

Antioch University New England