Winter Market Off to a Delicious Start!

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Winter Market opened a couple of weeks ago to an energized Wolfeboro crowd, at the First Congregational Church on Main Street. Plenty of vegetables, meats, fresh eggs, honey, mushrooms, baked goods and selected crafts greeted customers in the comfy, bright new location—a full house of 18 vendors for that first day!

The second market will take place tomorrow (Saturday), November 28, from 10 am to 2 pm. With the exception of the day after Christmas, we’ll be sticking with a second and fourth Saturday plan, through Saturday, April 9, and we’re counting on our loyal friends and neighbors to join us.

We’d like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and express our gratitude for your support of the area’s local agricultural entrepreneurs and farms. This winter is going to be great!

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Winter Market Opens Tomorrow at First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro

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Winter market begins tomorrow, Saturday, November 14! The board has lined up 19 fine vendors, and volunteers are scurrying right now to set up the space in the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro. With easy parking access, this newly renovated and cheery space is the perfect spot for a winter market—spacious enough to fit a healthy assortment of goods and people, and cozy enough to feel like a warm winter gathering spot. You’ll find us from 10 am to 2 pm at the church, which is located at 115 South Main Street. Look for our signs and enter on the side of the building.

We’ll be offering jams, jellies, honey, cheeses, meats, eggs, vegetables, garlic, skincare products, baked goods (even gluten-free!), fresh dairy products, beautiful crafts and so much more. It’s the perfect time for a little pre-holiday rush shopping, or simply stocking up for some good home cooking.

Check out our list of vendors, and be sure to WAFM Facebook Page for last minute updates and exciting news. As always, bring a friend or two (or three or four) to the market.

Announcing Wolfeboro Winter Market!

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The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market Board of Directors has been hard at work pulling together plans for a 2015-2016 WINTER market, and it’s a go! The market will be held in Wolfeboro’s First Congregational Church, at 115 South Main Street, a perfect central and convenient location.

The market will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opening day will be on Saturday, November 14 and the market will run through Saturday, April 9.

The board is currently accepting vendor applications for the winter market, looking for high quality, locally grown, raised and produced farm products. Shoppers can expect some of their familiar favorites from the summer market, and some new favorites as well. The board is excited to open the 2015-16 season at this new and convenient location!

Remember, the summer season has one final market to go. The last market of the season will be this Thursday, October 8—12:30 to 4:30 at Clark Park in Wolfeboro.

See you at the market!

Lindon Garlic Farm: Stock Up on Garlic for the Winter!

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Don Womack (aka “the garlic guy”) has been growing garlic with his wife Linda on their 100-acre farm in Gilmanton since 2008 (and even before that, as avid gardeners at their former home!). Lindon Garlic Farm is one of Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market’s new 2015 vendors, bringing fresh garlic and lots of garlic products to market shoppers.

Ever learning and experimenting, Don has tried growing dozens of garlic varieties over the years, planting new varieties in small plantings to get a feeling for how well each one grows in the farm’s soils. These days, he’s growing mainly German White and Russian Red. If you’re interested in trying your hand at growing garlic, Don will be bringing seed stock to market during the last few weeks of the season. According to Don, there’s a clear advantage to planting local seed stock, rather than ordering from afar: you’re likely to have a stronger, healthier crop.

Lindon Garlic Farm produces delicious dehydrated garlic powders, chips and granules, ensuring that you can stock your cupboards with plenty for the next several months, or stock up for your holiday gift baskets. The dehydrated products keep for a year or more—but you’re likely to use them up long before that! If you’re a garlic lover, you will find good conversation under the Lindon Garlic tent. Don has no shortage of garlic tales to tell, and is an enthusiastic cook, ready to share inspiration at any time.

The market is in full swing right through early October. It’s a sweet time of year here in Wolfeboro: a bit quieter on the streets, perhaps, but a beautiful season to enjoy a few hours outdoors at the market with friends and neighbors.

In case you missed it, the board is considering a winter market this year, right here in town, and would like your feedback. Check out the survey on Facebook and share your thoughts. If you’re not on Facebook, stop by at the manager’s tent at the market and let us know what you think!

This week’s market musicians are the contradance band Briar Hill, from Tuftonboro. Be sure to show your appreciation to our generous musician volunteers by dropping a tip in their basket. We appreciate the music and good vibes our musicians bring to the market every week; we hope you do, too!

Fudge, the Old-Fashioned Way

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Kristen Anderson makes fudge the old-fashioned way: from real ingredients, and from scratch. It’s not simply about the mouth-watering flavors you’ll find at Castle View Fudge, but it’s also about what you won’t find.  No fillers, chemicals or fake anything—just real butter, sugar, milk, fruits, nuts and pure flavors.

Kristen, who lives and works in Moultonboro, has been making fudge for about four years and loves creating delicious new flavors from the ground up. In addition to her standards like chocolate, penuche and maple, she often features a customer favorite, “Lemon Lemon,” made with the juice and zest of whole lemons. She recently created a custom flavor for a wedding special order, made with rose petals and coconut. You might find her cranberry orange fudge at the market, or her “Sea Salt Roasted Peanut” fudge, made with her own homemade peanut butter. (Yes, that’s right—she grinds the peanuts by hand.) Kristen’s commitment to using local (when possible) and pure ingredients sets her apart. “It’s important to me to have full control over the quality of my ingredients,” she said. “The result is better quality fudge.” And that’s what it’s all about!

A few pieces of fudge makes a perfect hostess gift if you’re headed out this weekend. Then again, a few pieces of fudge makes a perfect treat for a stay-at-home weekend. Either way, stop by to say high to Kristen at the Castle View Fudge tent. She’s one of the market’s fine new vendors this season; if you haven’t met her yet, it’s high time you did!

Visit Castle View Fudge on Facebook, and leave a friendly comment or two—after you try the fudge, that is!