Summer Market Set to Open Thursday, May 31

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The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will open for the 2018 summer season on Thursday, May 31. The market will be open every Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. through October 4 at Clark Park, 233 South Main Street, in Wolfeboro, rain or shine.

Founded in 2002, the market has grown every year to offer the best that local farms and artisinal food producers have to offer. Board Chair Fred Martin of Carriage Hill Honey expects this season to be better than ever. “We’re still accepting vendor applications, so the market will continue to grow during the summer,” says Martin. Market offerings include fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products, gourmet mushrooms, fresh fish, cut flowers, meats, honey, herbal products, baked goods, vegan ice cream and a variety of prepared foods. “The board works hard to provide diversity and quality. We have something for everyone. It’s a fun market.” Live music is provided by local musicians each week and shaded picnic tables are available, too.

The 2018 season will again “Double SNAP” program for food stamps recipients, who can use their Electronic Benefits Cards (EBT) at the market. With the help of individual and business donations, along with support from the market itself, cardholders will receive shopping tokens that allow them to spend two dollars for every one dollar withdrawn from their EBT cards. The market board has set a goal this year to raise $10,000 to support the Double SNAP program, and tax-deductible dotations are welcome. “We’re working with local agencies now to get the word out. Helping to make fresh, nutritious food more affordable to the community is really important to us,” said Martin. “We’re grateful for every donation we receive.”

The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market, a non-profit member organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and was founded in 2002. It is a 501 C(3) organizations and tax-deductible donations are welcome. Visit the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 4:30 at Clark Park in Wolfeboro.

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Welcoming Summer Vendor Applications

It’s a SURE sign of spring when the snow gets mushy and the market’s board of directors puts out the call for SUMMER vendors! We’ll have three more markets for the winter season, then take a short break until the summer market opens on Thursday, May 31. This year’s summer market season will run weekly until October 4, and the market will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 at Clark Park in Wolfeboro.

Last year, we had more than 30 of the area’s best growers and producers, and we expect at least that number this year. Many of our fine vendors will return this summer and, as always, we welcome applications from new vendors. All interested vendors should download an application and vendor terms and send in completed application soon. All vendor materials may be found here.

In the mean time, we hope to see you Saturday, March 3 for the next winter market. We’ll be at Wolfeboro’s First Congregational Church from 10 to 2. See you there!

Wotton Farm: No Mid-Winter Rest for Small Diversified Farms

Ask a small, diversified New Hampshire farm what they’re up to in January, and you’ll find out that it’s not sitting by the fire with a good book. (Although, we hope for their sake, some of those moments happen!) Kathey Wotton of Ossipee’s Wotton Farm provided a quick window into January farm activities, as well as a look at what she’ll be bringing to this Saturday’s winter market.

“Planning for spring planting is in full gear here at the farm.  We’re paging through the seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather, while we sit by the wood stove and sip our coffee,” she said. See, there IS a fire…that’s encouraging! That seed catalog dreaming, though, happens in between tending the cows, pigs and chickens, keeping the pipes from freezing, while producing a steady stream of yogurt, cheeses, butter and other dairy products for sale at the market.

At this week’s market, Wotton Farm will offer both plain and vanilla honey yogurt, as well as Greek style yogurt, cream, whole milk and artisinal Smokey Bacon Cheddar Cheese. As always, there will be plenty of chicken, including boneless breast, thighs, wings, thighs and drumsticks. Along with chicken in those coolers, they’ll have a limited supply of bacon, sausage, pork chops and ham.

Many vendors are joining the January sale fun. Wotton Farm will continue its January special of whole chickens at just $3 per pound. (That’s a whole $1 off the regular price!)  For the beyond-food needs in your life, Distinctive Designs by Dan and Di will have a basket of hand-crafted cards for just $1 each! And, to warm your winter nights with the soft glow of beeswax candles, Carriage Hill Honey will offer 20 percent off all beeswax candles!

Saturday’s market will run from 10 am to 2 pm at Wolfeboro’s First Congregational Church on Main Street. We appreciate the ongoing support of the local community with the winter market at its farms and vendors. See you Saturday!

Special Guest to Visit Saturday’s Market

Yes, it’s true. We’ll have a special guest—Rudolph—at this Saturday’s winter market! We’ll be there with 17 or more excellent vendors and all of their treats from 10 am to 2 pm. Rudolph will be there from 12:30 to 1:30. No charge to have your picture taken with him, so come on down to the First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro, at 115 South Main Street. See you at the market!

Winter Market Begins Saturday, November 4

The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market board is pleased to announce that the Winter Market is set to open on Saturday, November 4. We’ll be open on the first and third Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, straight through April 7.

The market will once again take place at the First Congregational Church, at 115 South Main Street in Wolfeboro. It’s the perfect location for the Winter Market, with convenient on-site parking and handicap access. It’s hard to miss, with lots of market signs along the street before every market.

We’re still accepting vendor applications for the market, and expect at least 17 repeat and new vendors to join us, so far. Baked goods, vegetables, meats, cheese, poultry, eggs…you name it! If you know anyone who should become a vendor, please send them to us! The vendor application is posted on this site, here.

Thanks for your support of the Summer Market, which was better than ever, this year. We’re looking forward to seeing you, along with your family and friends, on Saturday, November 4! Please help us to spread the word!