Vegetable vendors are an important piece of any winter market’s foundation, and we’re proud this season to introduce Winnipesaukee Woods Farm to our midst. Farmers Aaron and Liz Lichtenberg base their farm operations in Alton Bay, utilizing additional land in Gilford. Aaron has been farming for six years, and Winnipesaukee Woods itself was created four years ago. His wife, Liz, is a teacher (2015 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year, and in the photo, above), who manages to also be an active part of the farm.
“Winni Woods” is a small, sustainable farm that uses all organic practices, without being officially certified organic. According to Aaron, they may at some time take the time and energy to become certified; right now, they’re very busy farming sustainably and supporting the Lakes Region’s local food system through their CSA, selling to local restaurants and at local markets.
Aaron plans to be with the winter market through April. In the next month, shoppers can expect to see winter storage crops like squashes, potatoes, carrots, onions and more. Whether or not we’ll see winter greens in the near future depends on weather, but he’s hopeful, as all good farmers need to be.
As always, we appreciate your loyalty and support to supporting local producers like Winnipesauke Woods Farm. Thank you for showing your commitment by coming to the market, bringing a few friends and sharing news of the market in any ways you can. Please be sure to like us on Facebook and share our posts! It really does work!
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, January 23, from 10 to 2 at the First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro. We’ll continue to be there every second and fourth Saturday through the first Saturday of April.