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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. There's usually live music and activities for children at hand. St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, 03110. bedfordfarmersmarket.org. June–Oct., Tues. 3–6 pm.
Lebanon Farmers' Market. Lebanon Farmers' Market not only draws more than 50 vendors from throughout the northern Connecticut River valley, but offers live music and concerts following the market. Colburn Park, 51 North Park St., Lebanon, NH, 03766. 603/448–5121. www.lebanonfarmersmarket.org. Late May–late Sept., Thurs. 4–7 pm. Winter market, mid-Nov.-April, every third Sat., 10-1 p.m., 75 Bank St.
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 seasonal produce. 1 Junkins Ave., Portsmouth, NH, 03801. May–early Nov., Sat. 8 am–1 pm.
Seacoast Growers Association. The market is part of the Seacoast Growers Association, which also has weekly markets in Dover, Durham, Exeter, Newington, and Portsmouth. Durham. www.seacoastgrowers.org.
Winter squash is in season in New Hampshire from September through October.
Derry Farmers' Market. A mix of farmers, artisans, and entertainers show you what they're got at this year-round market. The summer and fall markets are held on Wednesday in the municipal parking lot. The winter market is held on Saturday mornings from early December to mid-March inside the Upper Village Hall, 53 East Derry Road. 14 Manning St., Derry, NH, 03038. 603/434–8974. Mid-July–Sept., Wed. 3–7.Updated: 08-2013
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