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!