Summer Market Opens June 4

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The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market board didn’t miss a beat after celebrating a successful winter of the organization’s first ever winter market. By the time that last market was held, planning was well underway for the summer season, with exciting changes in store. Kudos to our wonderful and committed volunteer board for making year-round local food even more of a reality for our community!

At this time, we’re expecting 26 vendors for sure and, as always, a few more that will join in along the way. Check out the list of vendors and don’t hesitate to contact us if you know of anyone who should be on the list—or maybe YOU should be on the list!

Sadly, our 2014 very excellent market manager, Karen Haegar, will be busy with other exciting ventures this summer and won’t be with us. So, we’re in the market for a zippy, organized, can-do, energetic person to fill her shoes. If not you, then perhaps someone you know? Please contact Board Chair Fred Martin asap! June 4 will be here before we know it, so we’re eager to find the right person!

Springing Into Spring with Winter Farmers Market Fun

Seedlings sprouting at Meadowfall Farm. (Photo courtesy Meadowfall Farm)

Seedlings sprouting at Meadowfall Farm. (Photo courtesy Meadowfall Farm)

Spring is coming, indeed, as evidenced by melting snow, sunny sunshine, flowing sap and singing birds and sprouting seeds (under cover at Meadowfall Farm, in the photo above). And, of course, a happening scene in the greenhouse of the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market in Ossipee!

The winter market is still in full gear, through the end of March. Nothing feels better when there’s still a couple of feet of (melting) snow on the ground than hanging out in a warm, sunny greenhouse with a few neighbors and friends, filling your bags with local goodies.

In the last weeks of the market, we’re welcoming a few new vendors to the mix. Word is getting out that this is a fast growing and energetic market scene; there’s no doubt that this neck of the woods can support a winter market! We’re proving it every Saturday! New to our midst are Castle View Fudge (need we say more?), Distinctive Designs by Di and Dan (beautiful notecards), Ossipee Owl (with lovely pot holders, wall hangings and sterling silver jewelry) and Meadowfall Farm (dried mushrooms and more farm goodness). And we may just have a surprise mystery vendor joining us, too—you’ll just have to show up in person to discover that news for yourself!

Please join us for fun in the sun today and for these last market days of the season. We’re here on Saturdays from 10 to 2, waiting for YOU!

Summer Market Planning Has Begun!

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Just when most of us are feeling like summer is impossibly far away, a little glimmer of hope has appeared on the horizon. That’s right—planning for the summer farmers market in Wolfeboro has begun. The board is accepting applications from interested vendors. So, if that’s you, or you know someone who would be the perfect addition to our bustling summer market, you’ll find the application here. The market will be open every Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30, June 4 through October 8. Yes, it’s true: summer is on its way!

In the mean time, while you’re dreaming of summer, get on over to the winter market at the Mountain Grainery in Ossipee. A sunny, warm greenhouse with farm-fresh goodness and beautiful crafts awaits you, Saturdays from 10 to 2.

Spicing Things Up….Again!

imageThe cutest little, fastest growing winter farmers market just gets better and better, with new vendors joining the fun each week. This week, we’ll welcome ReginaSpices, from Portland, Maine, a one-woman spice shop offering everything you need to complement the fresh foods you’ll be buying from our other vendors.

Jessica Regina has been grinding, blending and dreaming up spice blends for several years, and she formerly owned a spice shop in downtown Portland. Although her path in life took her in new directions over the years, she never lost her passion for spicing things up, so continues her business in more intimate settings, like farmers markets. Jessica’s mom lives in Center Ossipee, and recently alerted her about the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market.

Jessica makes and sells spice blends, rubs and seasonings, using locally produced ingredients where she can, like Maine maple sugar, Maine sea salt and locally roasted coffee. Among other yummy blends she’ll be offering at the market, she’ll offer a few classics like her “Herbes de Provence.” Most of her blends are unique to ReginaSpices, like “Sweet, Smoky, Fire,” “Star Anise-Vanilla Sugar,” “Jalapeno-Lime Salt” or her newest creation, which is a coffee rub.

Please welcome Jessica to the farmers market and stop by for a sniff and a taste. She’ll have recipe cards with her too and will be sampling one or two dips at her table.

The market is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember to help spread the word to friends and neighbors—and bring one or two or three of them with you to the market!

Oh, and hey! Remember to bring those knives for sharpening!

 

Knife Sharpening Starts January 3!

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Are your knives worn out from holiday cooking adventures? Or just plain worn out? No sense chopping into the new year with a dull knife! We’re here to help. The Sharp Shop of Wolfeboro will be joining the market as of Saturday, January 3. You’re in for a real treat!

All sharpening (scissors, too!) is by hand—anything from pocket knives to hunting knives, to large chefs knives. It’s a slower process than sharpening with power tools, but so much better for your knives, leaving a beautiful edge, without removing too much metal.

Typical sharpening prices are: $5 for blades up to 6 inches; $7 for blades between 7 and 9 inches; and $10 for blades 10 inches and up (large chefs knives, etc).

So, plan ahead and bring your knives to the market on Saturday, January 3…sharpen while you shop! We’re here this weekend, too, so you can stock up on goodies before the next round of holiday eating. See you at the market! 10 to 2, Saturdays, at the Mountain Grainery in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

New Vendors Every Week!

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It’s not an easy thing to get a new farmers’ market off the ground, in the winter…in Ossipee, New Hampshire. But Market Manager (and farmer) Kathey Wotton is making it happen, along with her troop of vendors who gather every Saturday at the Mountain Grainery on Route 16.

Word is getting out about this market, and Kathey’s been fielding calls from new vendors every week. This Saturday, we’ll be welcoming Mooseview Farm from Brookfield, and rumor has it that we’ll welcome knife sharpening to the market next week. Add them to the mix of winter veggies, meats, fresh eggs, fresh butter, baked yummies and beautiful crafts, and you’ve got a happening market!

Spread the word. Let’s show our vendors our appreciation by packing the sunny greenhouse with shoppers this Saturday. Bring a friend! See you at the market.

Winter Market in Ossipee Off to Lively Start

Last Saturday, November 1, marked the first winter market of the year. Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market finds its winter home at the Mountain Grainery on Route 16 in Ossipee, with nine fine vendors kicking off the season. We’re off to a great start, and still growing! Stop by any Saturday from 10 to 2 and pick up a few goodies for the week ahead.

Please spread the news about this new market! We’re just a skip and a jump from the Route 16 / Route 20 intersection at Hannaford’s (about 1 mile south), and easy to find. Bring a friend and a couple of roomy shopping bags. See you at the market!