Wednesday, July 22 — Kids will enjoy a Scavenger Hunt!

  • Bring a friend or two along – adults can do the Scavenger Hunt, too! This activity gives everyone an opportunity to meet the great vendors who work so hard each week to fill the Market, and your pantry. 
  • Be sure to bring your thinking caps, because some of the items will be super tricky. Who will be the first to find the market mascot, “Rooty the Carrot”? Stop by the Activity Tent to sign up.
  • After all that running around, pull up a seat and have a picnic while enjoying the music of Delanie Pickering!
  • Don’t be shy about walking all the way to the back of the Market, talking to the vendors, or peeking over the shoulders of the other shoppers…sometimes just the fruit, veggie, or dairy product you are looking for is hiding in the shade, in a cooler, or is still in the truck! 


Wednesday, July 15 — It’s time to play “Name That Veggie!”

  • Come to the market dressed as your favorite veggie. Can we guess what you are? Stop the market Info tent to try and stump the judges, and you could win a prize! Extra points awarded if you and your pet both get dressed up.
  • Part of the Market mission is to help our community learn more about the food we eat, and the farmers, growers, harvesters, and producers who bring it to the market, and to your table. Events like “Name That Veggie” are fun and educational for all ages! So quick — do you know the difference between kohlrabi and kale? Between rhubarb and Swiss chard? If your answer is “Huh?” then you need to come to the Market this week!
  • Music will be played LIVE, and FREE for the listening, by the ever popular Steve Furbish.
  • PS: Remember, farmers work, and grow, and harvest, and produce RAIN or SHINE (including in big thunderstorms), so the Farmers Market is open RAIN or SHINE (except, sadly, in big thunderstorms).


 

Wed., July 8 — We welcome our four-footed friends to “Dog Days at the Market.”

  • Stop by the activity tent and recycle some of our beautiful fabric into a bandanna for your four-footed friend. See how your dog does at the “catch the biscuit” game (they get to eat everything they catch). But please, make sure your pet comes on a leash!
  • Music this week will be soulfully supplied by Audrey Drake.
  •  Don’t forget that the Market now accepts SNAP/EBT, debit, and credit cards. Use your cards at the Market Info tent. SNAP/EBT recipients, please ask about matching funds, made possible by the generous support of our community members!
  • The Market extends special thanks to those friends who help fill “Mary Ellen’s Basket”, and whose sponsorship helps bring music to the Market each week.

Wed., July 1 – We say “Thanks to our Market Members and Supporters”!

Many THANKS to all the friends of the market who come and shop each week, who make generous donations to “Mary Ellen’s Basket” (the Market’s charitable giving program), who sponsor the musicians, and whose yearly membership dollars help keep the market going. Remember, you do not need to be a member to shop the market, but the whole community appreciates the results of your membership support!
Tap your toes to the traditional tunes of “Two Fiddles,” Dudley and Jaqueline Laufman. ”…Two Fiddles are widely loved and respected in New Hampshire for their tireless efforts to preserve and promote what is called New England barn dancing,” while Dudley Laufman has receiveded the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts: the National Heritage Fellowship, presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. Well Dudley and Jaqueline have been good friends to the Market – and you orta come hear them play!
PS: Remember, farmers work, and grow, and harvest, and produce RAIN or SHINE (including in big thunderstorms), so the Farmers Market is open RAIN or SHINE (except, sadly, in big thunderstorms).

Wednesday, June 24

BIKE & WAGON PARADE

Last year’s event was totally rained out (though we did get a rather soggy picture in the Concord Monitor the next day).

This year we plan on plenty of nice weather, and plenty of great looking bikes!

Canterbury Community Farmers Market Opening Day – Wednesday, June 3, 4-6:30pm

Wear your “Happy Hats” to celebrate the opening day of our 9th season! We are looking for your most enthusiastic creation of farm or garden head-gear. Can you top last year’s toppers? Check our Facebook photo albums for some inspiration!

In addition to happy headgear, our traditional farmers market features ultra-fresh and local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, artisan bread, micro-brew ale, maple products, ice cream, flowers, and crafts. Each week there will be a changing selection of goodies to taste, activities for kids, and demos. Why not do a friend a favor and bring them along? There is plenty of room for parking, the market is easily accessible, the library is open during market hours – perfect!

Be sure to check in the coolers and read the signs – our vendors often have surprises tucked just out of sight! There are spring greens and asparagus to be found, sweet carrots and apples, maybe even mushrooms! Early leeks? Green garlic? Tender young kale? Fresh cool cheese? Fresh eggs? Keep looking….you never know what goodness you will just have to serve for dinner that night.

Music for opening day will be performed by our pal, and local Canterbury artist, Kyle Masterson. As always, music at the market is brought to you by the generous support of our Market Members. We encourage you to stop by the Market Info tent and find out why becoming a member is a great idea! If you are interested in sponsoring a particular musician at an upcoming market, the folks at the info tent will be happy to show you the schedule and tell you how.

No cash? No problem! The Canterbury Farmers Market now has a program that allows shoppers to use SNAP/EBT, debit, and credit cards. Stop by the Market Info Booth to use your SNAP/EBT, debit or credit card in exchange for wooden tokens that can be used that day, or at our markets throughout the summer. We hope that this program will improve access to fresh, local foods for everyone in our community! Let us know what you think.

Remember that picnicking, visiting, conversation, visiting, laughing, hop-scotching, neighborliness, and community gathering are all encouraged at the market!

See you Wednesday, June 3, 4-6:30pm in the center, rain or shine (except for big thunderstorms which will NOT happen no no no!)

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OPENING DAY of the 2015 Canterbury Community Farmers Market is Wednesday, June 3, 4:00-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

  • Live music by Kyle Masterson, free for the listening!
  • “Wear Your Favorite Farm or Garden Hat and you might win a prize!
  • We now accept EBT/SNAP, debit, or credit cards. Stop by the Market Info Tent to use your card in exchange for tokens that can be used that day or at future markets.
  • Renew your market membership or sign up to be a new market member, $25 for the year. Stop by the Market Info Tent and talk with Mindy. She will let you know all the reasons why becoming a Market Member is a GREAT idea!
  • Check out our website at www.CCFMA.net for a full schedule of all the great music and events for this season. On the home page, you can sign up for the Market News and we’ll send you Email reminders and updates.
  • As always, you are welcome to picnic at the market. Why not bring a friend, or two? There is plenty of room at our picnic tables! 
  • See you there!

 

Opening Day is June 3!

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the outdoor market season, especially when there is STILL so much snow on the ground! But, the sap is flowing, the chipmunks are out in the yard, and the neighbors have a grow light and Swiss chard seedlings sprouting in the bathroom, so we must be getting closer.

To get you in the mood, here’s a sneak peek at last year’s opening day. Many of our market friends showed up wearing their favorite and festive garden hats. The wearer of the best hat got a surprise prize! The same event will be held opening day this year, so spend a few of the murky days to come planning your head-gear. We’ll be watching for you!