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New Hampshire Farmers' Markets
Bedford Farmers' Market. Just outside Manchester, the Bedford Farmers' Market has a particularly rich mix of local growers and food purveyors, selling seasonal jams, pasture-raised lamb and chicken, homemade treats for dogs and cats, goats' milk soaps and balms, and even New Hampshire wines from Jewell Towne Vineyard. There's usually live music and activities for children at hand. Benedictine Park, Wallace Rd., Bedford, NH, 03110. bedfordfarmersmarket.org. June–Oct., Tues. 3–6 pm.
Exit 20 Farmers' Market at Tanger Outlets. At the Exit 20 Farmers' Market at Tanger Outlets you'll find folk art and country crafts in addition to food. I–93, Exit 20, Tanger Outlet shops, Tilton, NH. www.tangeroutlet.com. June–Sept., Wed. 3–6 pm.
Lebanon Farmers' Market. Lebanon Farmers' Market draws more than 50 vendors from throughout the northern Connecticut River valley. Colburn Park, 51 North Park St., Lebanon, NH, 03766. 603/448–5121. www.lebanonfarmersmarket.org. Late May–late Sept., Thurs. 4–7 pm.
Portsmouth Farmers' Market. One of the best and longest-running farmers' markets is the Portsmouth Farmers' Market, which features live music and regional treats, such as maple syrup and artisanal cheeses, in addition to bountiful produce. 1 Junkins Ave., Portsmouth, NH, 03801. May–early Nov., Sat. 8 am–1 pm.
Me & Ollie's. Don't miss the award-winning breads of the much-beloved bakery Me & Ollie's. Durham. 603/436–7777. www.meandollies.com.
Seacoast Growers Association. The market is part of the Seacoast Growers Association, which also has weekly markets in Dover, Durham, Exeter, Hampton, and Kingston. Durham. www.seacoastgrowers.org.
Winter squash is in season in New Hampshire from September through October.
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