120 people came to play.
It was a lovely Market day!
Weather was good,
And tomatoes ripe,
We didn’t have a single gripe!

PS: If next week you want to prance, come see the Morris Dancers’ dance!

Hey, Hey, It’s Poetry Day!

Wednesday, August 27 

Share your favorite farm, garden, or nature poem! Send your old-time favorite, or a spanking new original poem to us at canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com. We will feature them on our website, share them through our FaceBook page, have copies available at the Market Info tent. 

Music by Fiona Shea, OK?
Be a charmer, and support a farmer.
Bring a friend, and the fun won’t end —
Have a good time, and share a rhyme!

SIGH, yup, that was some pretty baaaaad poetry…..but here is a poem that is simply lovely. Shared by Beeg Entwistle back in June.

Starting With Little Things

Love the earth like a mole,
fur-near. Nearsighted,
hold close the clods,
their fine-print headlines.
Pat them with soft hands –

Like spades, but pink and loving; they
break rock, nudge giants aside,
affable plow.
Fields are to touch;
each day nuzzle your way.

Tomorrow the world. 

~ William Stafford ~

CCFMA T-shirts now available!

Here is a pic of our newly minted CCFMA T-shirts! Stop by the Market Info tent to check them out, and order one for yourself. The shirts are 100% organic cotton, made in the USA, and sell for $20. Printing is done by a local company, “Just Be”, that some of you might remember seeing at the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market.

Wear your shirt proudly to show your support for the best Farmers’ Market in Canterbury!

 

Oh, Oh, ZU-MATO!!

There were zucchinis, there were tomatoes, there were 165 happy shoppers, music-listeners, browsers, munchers, chatters, dog-walkers, and new friends! Here are a few pics of the great entries we got in the Best Dressed Zucchini contest…for the rest of the fun photos, hop on over to the Facebook page. Just remember that if you like us on Facebook, you’ll LOVE us in person!

PS Join us next week, August 27, for “Hey, Hey, It’s Poetry Day!”

The ZU-MATO Festival!

Wed., August 20 — Special Event “The ZU-MATO (zucchini & tomato) FESTIVAL”

This is the season when all the gardens are bursting with our favorite varieties of red and green fruit! Well…and yellow, and brown, and pink, and zebra striped, and orange, and all sorts of crazy heirloom tomato colors. Come celebrate the season at the ZU-MATO FESTIVAL!

Contests for the BIGGEST and the BEST DRESSED ZUCCHINI.  You can bring your zuke already in costume, or bring it … shhhhhhh … naked … and dress it here using materials we supply. Extra points awarded if you and your zuke are dressed as a team!

Do you have a favorite zucchini bread, cake, or fritter recipe? Send it to us at canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com and we will be happy to print it out to share with others! Stop by the Market Info Tent for free recipes to take home with you.

Music will be by Paul Hubert. Hippo magazine has called him “a cross between Muddy Waters, French-café-obsession-era Iggy, and Randy Newman.” This guy is a whole buncha fun to listen to – stop on by!

 

TODAY’S MARKET CANCELLED

Mother nature just keeps having other plans for us! 

A little drizzle won’t make the Market fizzle…but 2-3 inches of rain, flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings? Yup, we ALL better stay inside!! 

Please join us next week on August 20th for the ZU-MATO (zucchini and tomato) Festival! Come sample the fruits of the season! Dress your zucchini – prizes for the best costume! Do you have a GIANT zuke in your garden? Bring it – weigh it – win it? Let’s see how big a zuke can be! There will be great music by Paul Hubert to set the mood. Lots of good stuff to eat, drink, and bring home for later. 

Since we were rained (thundered, lightninged, winded, and flooded) out this week, feel free to bring an extra friend or two next week, when we KNOW (hope, pray, fingers crossed) that the weather will be glorious! Stay dry if you can, and see you next week. THANKS as always for your support!

Great Picnic Kick-Off!

THANKS to all who came to “Picnic at the Market” today. 217 fine folks showed up for a new record! It was a beautiful day with a lot of great food and a satisfying mix of home-grown music. A perfect way to kick off NH Eats Local Month!

Picnic at the Market

Wednesday, August 6, Special Event

August is “NH Eat Local Month,” a collaboration of the NH Dept. of Agriculture and dozens of businesses, individuals, and groups throughout the state. To kick off this very delicious month, we invite you to take your market purchases, pull up a chair, and have a picnic with us! Everything you need for a great meal is just a few steps from the table…you can hardly get more local than that! We’ll provide tables, chairs, cutting boards and knives, salt n peppa, sandwich spreads, and great music. The rest of the picnic ingredients are up to you (and the vendors, of course).

MUSIC will be by Canterbury’s own “Mark Hopkins and Some Friends.” All home-made, local music – not store bought! Guitar, dobro, fiddle, banjo, and voice.

PS: You are, of course, welcome to picnic at the Market whenever you come! Not just when we have a Picnic at the Market event. The picnic tables are ALWAYS here, and the vendors ALWAYS have great stuff to picnic with, and you are ALWAYS hungry!

 

Thanks for a Great Day!

176 folks came to the Market yesterday and enjoyed our “Bluegrass and Blueberries” event. We are so thankful to all the shoppers, and neighbors, and newcomers, and kids, and music lovers, and foodies, and hop-scotch-players, and blueberry bakers, and everyone else who comes and makes our weekly market so dang LIVELY! See you next Wednesday, and remember that August is NH EAT LOCAL month.

Wednesday, July 30 – Bluegrass and Blueberries!

Music today by “Just Because”

This group of talented Lakes Region musicians share a love for acoustic Americana music. Each member brings to the stage their own unique style based on bluegrass, folk, country, blues and world music influences!

SAMPLE HERE

Look for the bright blue signs on the vendors to try blueberries in a variety of ways. Visit the Market Info tent where there will be lots of free blueberry recipes to take home. If you have a recipe to share, send it to us at canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com