Opening Day Wed., June 7

There is still a ways to go until we get to see you in person, but mark your calendars! We’ll be waiting for you in our summer home in the parking area and field adjacent to the Elkins Library come that first Wednesday in June.

Be sure to wear your favorite fancy hat — it’s tradition!

See you March 17 at Town Meeting!

The Spring Equinox is only a few days away, and WHAT is it doing outside?? Well, a blizzardy day is the perfect time to curl up with the seed catalogs and plan the garden that is yet to come!

The Board of the Canterbury Farmers Market is already planting the ideas that will grow to be the 2017 season. Our most important seeds are YOU, our members, supporters, and shoppers.

First let us say “Thank you!” to all our members for your support last year! To all of our new and renewing members, please know that your $25 membership dues helps to support the Canterbury Community Farmers Market mission to promote community, local food and agricultural products through regular dynamic farmers markets.

Did you know that Market memberships represent 50% of our basic operating budget each year? Stall fees from our vendors and additional music sponsorships make up the rest of our income. That’s one reason why your membership is so important to us!

We’d love to see you in person, so please look for our table at Town Meeting, this Friday night, March 17. You will be able to renew your membership or become a NEW member, ask questions, or just say hello and receive a free apple!

FYI: The Opening Day of the 2017 Season is Wednesday, June 7!

New News!

CCFMA Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper, Tues., Jan. 31, 6pm, Parish House in Canterbury center. All members are invited! Bring a dish to share, plus a plate and cutlery. (Be assured you are still welcome even if it’s been a busy day and you show up without either :~)

2017 Vendor Application is now posted! Interested in joining the Market as a new vendor? Click on the “Our Vendors / Become a 2017 Vendor” tab. Returning vendors can just (click here) for the application.

Annual Meeting and Potluck Jan. 24

We are happy to invite our members to join us at the Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper, Tues., Jan 24, 6pm, at the Parish House in Canterbury Center! The evening will start with a brief business meeting so that we can review the Annual Report (which is always fun since we get to talk about the great events that we all enjoyed last season), vote on the Board of Directors for the upcoming 2017 season, and take care of a few housekeeping details like discussing the 2016 budget, setting the yearly Membership Fees and agreeing on the proposed Market Schedule.
You can check out the proposed Board Members here:
Member up for re-election:
Mindy Beltramo / Market Admin. and Secretary
Julie Dewdney / Market Manager
Ray Craigie / Asst. Market Manager and Music Coordinator
Beth Blair / Publicity
Silvia Styles / Treasurer
Sarah Tirrell-Wysocki / Programs Co-Manager, signs, fundraising
Ruth Smith / Program Co-Manager
Jill McCullough / Vendor Member, North Family Farm
Dave Emerson / Vendor Member, Old Ways
Suzie Hardt / Vendor Member, Grateful Garlic
Janet King / Vendor Member, Meadow’s Pond Soaps
Proposed New Members:
Katie Archer / Vendor Member, Marsh Meadow Bison
Margaret Hoyle / Vendor Member, Socks by Margeret

After the business side of the meeting is attended to, we will move on to the delicious potluck portion of the evening! We ask that all the members who attend bring a dish to share, as well as a dish to eat off of and silverware. We are trying to cut down on the washing up after the event, and none of us liked the idea of using, and then disposing of, paper or plastic place settings. Please note: if you have had a crazy day and can’t get a dish made, or get halfway to the meeting and have forgotten your cutlery, don’t panic! There is always enough food to share and the Parish House has dishes that can be used in a pinch. Please come along and you will be made welcome!

Because some of us are still suffering from post-holiday overload, here is a quick summary of this event:

  • WHAT? CCFMA Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper.
  • WHEN? Tuesday, Jan. 24.
  • WHAT IF…? If there happens to be a blizzard or ice storm, we will try again the following week Tues., Jan 31. We will post a cancellation, if there is one, on and on the Facebook page.
  • WHERE? The Parish House in the center of Canterbury, behind the Canterbury Store.
  • WHO? All members and vendors of the Canterbury Community Farmers Market are invited to attend.**
  • STUFF? Please bring a dish to share and a place setting (plate/bowl/silverware).
  • IDEAS? Feel free to bring any and all great ideas you have for the upcoming year!! We are always looking for ways to make our Market as local, healthful, educational, user-friendly, and fun as possible.

RSVPs are not necessary — the Board of Directors will be there, the food will be there, the fun will be there, and we will just expect that YOU will be there, too!

Any questions, you can track down a Board Member, or Email us at

See you on the 24th!

**If you would like to attend the event, but don’t happen to currently be a member, we will be happy to sign up new members (or renew memberships) at the event! Cost per person is $25 for the 2017 season. In case you have ever wondered, Market Memberships represent 50% of our basic operating budget each year. Stall fees from our vendors, plus extra donations from market friends who help sponsor the musicians, make up the rest of our income. That’s why your membership is so important to us!

Last Market of 2016!

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 10am-1pm
Canterbury Elementary School Gym

15 Baptist Road, Canterbury, NH

This is it — the laaaaast market of the 2016 season! Come visit us to find a great selection of local produce, fruit, meat, dairy and syrup plus baked goods, ready-to-eat and fine crafts. Live music by Canterbury’s own Tim Gurshin! Take advantage of a great opportunity to stock up on winter veggies, jams, etc. AND get locally crafted holiday gifts!
SNAP/EBT/credit/debit accepted, and first $20 of SNAP benefit will be matched.
VENDORS: Our Place Farm, Fen Ridge Farm, Marsh Meadow Bison, North Family Farm, Huckins Dairy Farm, Margaret’s Socks, Grateful Garlic and Natalie’s Puppets, Rock Salt Creamery, Toast and Jam, The Root Seller, Red Manse Organics, Red Fox Farm, Nancy Parker Chocolates, Maya’s Bites Dog Treats, Indian Meadows, Warner River Produce, White Oak Dairy Farm, Hackleboro Orchards, Jen Hopkin’s Wreaths, Kathie Fife Photography, Thistle’s Naturals Salsa, Christie Burbank Mittens, Anna’s Bandanas, Canterbury Cub Scouts, and Anel’s Origami Decorations.

See You in This Saturday!

INDOOR Market, Saturday, Nov. 12, CES gym, 10am-1pm

Have you missed us? Well, we have certainly missed YOU and the sunny Wednesday afternoons in the center! However, we are happy to say that you can find us INDOORS on Sat., Nov. 12 at the Canterbury Elementary School gym, 15 Baptist Road, Canterbury.  Click our “Hours and Directions” tab to see how to find us. **Please note that Market hours for the Saturday indoor Market are 10am-1pm.**

You will find many of your favorite summer vendors, plus a few new faces who will join us for the indoor markets. Here is the complete list:

  • Our Place Farm
  • Fen Ridge Farm
  • Marsh Meadow Bison
  • North Family Farm
  • Huckins Dairy Farm
  • Hackleboro Orchards
  • Old Ways (Nov. only)
  • Margaret Hoyle Hand-Cranked Socks
  • Grateful Garlic
  • Rock Salt Creamery
  • Toast and Jam
  • Red Fox Farm
  • Indian Meadows Freshly Grilled Empanadas
  • Warner River Produce
  • White Oak Dairy Farm and Jolene’s Grain Fed Spoons
  • Red Manse Farm Organics
  • Comte Family Farm (dried beans and more)
  • Nancy Parker Chocolates
  • MayaBites Dog Treats
  • Jen Hopkin’s Fresh Wreaths
  • Petals in the Pines (plus Swedish almond cake and squash rolls)
  • Kathie Fife Photography
  • Christie Burbank Mittens (recycled sweaters and woolens)
  • Natalie’s Puppets
  • Friends of the Library (dried soups)
  • CCC Sunday School (pretzels and muffins)
  • CES Fifth grade (pumpkin soup and pumpkin bread)
  • Associated Women of the NH Farm Bureau (book featuring NH 100-year-old farms)

There will be a greater that usual number of locally made crafts at the indoor markets because we know that in addition to good food, our friends are also looking for edible, wearable, and decorative gifts for the upcoming holiday seasons.

We will be offering ready to eat food and a certain amount of café seating. Plan to come, shop, nosh, and visit!

We will be collecting for Mary Ellen’s Basket, the charitable giving program of the Market. Shoppers can show their support by donations of either cash, tokens, or Market goods. The basket will be shared with a Canterbury family who could use some extra help this season.

Remember that you can use our EBT/credit/debit machine to get tokens to use at any of our vendors and at either of the indoor Markets. If you are a SNAP recipient, we are still offering our $20 match for the first $20 of your SNAP benefit used. Ask at the Market Info table.

Plan ahead: We have a second indoor Market scheduled for Saturday, December 10. Also at the CES gym, and also from 10am-1pm. Hope to see you at one or both markets!