Just one week from today, the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will open for the season. The 2014 season will feature 20 vendors—the largest number ever for this 12-year old community market. We’ve got four new vendors joining the fun this year: Chickadee Chocolates, Kearsarge Mountain Soaps and Sundries, Rose Moon Soap and La Boca Bakery.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll spotlight each here on the website, in hopes that you’ll welcome them in person at the market. The board carefully selects vendors for quality, unique, local products and to balance market offerings so that shoppers will find lots of variety in one place. We think you’ll like the energy our new vendors bring, as well as their products. We’re also welcoming back 16 fine vendors from the 2013 season, and we’ll spotlight them as well throughout the season.
Vendor Spotlight: La Boca Bakery
First up is Wolfeboro’s La Boca Bakery, owned by Elizabeth Rice and Steven López. Liz is a Wolfeboro native who returned to town with husband Steven to open La Boca Bakery, which celebrates two years in business in July. Liz and Steve both love the interaction with customers that a small town shop offers and are committed to being active members of the community, which is what brings them to the farmers market.
As a shopper last year, Liz says she loved the way people came together at the farmers market. She was struck by the way people shopped, chatted and lingered, enjoying the scene together and munching on delicious market fare at the same time.
La Boca (which means “the mouth” in Spanish—taste comes first for these two discriminating chefs) will offer a few types of bread at each market, including one weekly “wild card” for shoppers looking for a culinary adventure. They’ll also be sampling their flavored butters, like orange honey and other flavors. Shoppers can count on at least a couple of sweet treats ready for enjoying on the fly as well, making lingering longer at the market a sweet option.
We’re expecting the best year ever for the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market. Thank YOU for being a part of our ongoing success. We’re looking forward to seeing our market friends next Thursday at Clark Park (12:30 to 4:30) and we’re especially looking forward to seeing our friends’ friends, too.
That’s a hint: remember to bring a friend or two along to the market. Share the fun.
Be sure to sign up here on the website for market updates and “like” us on Facebook. See you next Thursday!