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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 www.ccfma.net 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 canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com

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!

Good Time Had By All!

Saturday night, Oct. 1st, was the Farm to Table Celebration Dinner. What a lovely, LOVELY night! Food, music, and community were all fantastic, and the Silent Auction raised over $1500 for the Loudon Food Pantry. A win, win, WIN scenario!

  • Many thanks to all the helping hands that brought this celebration to table.
  • Additional thanks to Grappone Automotive Group and the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets and Foods for the generous support that made this event possible.
  • Special thanks to everyone who donated such wonderful items to the Silent Auction!

Market News for Wed., Sept. 28

FIBER FROLIC!

Join us on one of the first Market days when you can definitely feel that Fall is in the air. Enjoy a weaving activity that you can take home, or add a few fibers to our community weaving project! Many THANKS to Sarah T-W and Ruth Smith for keeping both kids and adults amused and intrigued all season long with a great series of activities!

MUSIC

Music this week is by another new-comer to the Market, Paul Warnick from Gilford, NH. While we are at it, let’s give a shout out to Ray Craigie, the Market’s own Music Man, for arranging all the performers this season.

VENDOR UPDATES

First, THANKS to our Market Manager, Julie Dewdney, for finding, engaging, keeping track of, and communicating with all our vendors all season.

  • THISTLE’S SALSA and HACKLEBORO ORCHARDS will not be at the Market this week. They will be crazy busy over at the Deerfield Fair, so if you neeeeeeed salsa or apple cider donuts, go find them there!
  • INDIAN MEADOWS will not be at the Market this week (oh dear), but will be here next week, Oct. 5 (oh yay!)
  • HUCKINS DAIRY FARM will be our dairy vendor for this week and next. Have you tried their tasty herb or garlic spreading cheese?
  • CAPTAIN BOB’S LOBSTER just sent a text from out on the briney waves…he WILL be at the Market this week! FYI: If you haven’t heard this tip before, it’s a great idea…cook your lobster, let it cool and pick the meat, pack it in ziplock bags and pour heavy cream in the bag to cover, and freeze it. Then, some cold winter night when you neeeeed lobster chowder, you’ve got a heck of a good head start on dinner all set to go. Brilliant!! PS: Check to see if CB has any fresh fish. He might!
  • ON EDGE SHARPENING has been waiting for your clippers, trimmers, loppers, shearers, scissors, and kitchen cut-lery. Did you know that Al can sharpen serrated bread and steak knives, too? A whole winter’s worth of steak and chicken cutting, and craft projects and yard clearing is coming up. He will sharpen while you wait, so what are you waiting for?
  • ZERO MILE FARM will be here. If you haven’t checked out their website yet, take a peek. Great stories and great pictures (in addition to the great produce). http://zeromilefarmnh.com/index.html
  • CES PUMPKINS and the 5th graders who grew them will be here again.
  • THE BREAD PEDDLER and RED FOX FARM will not be here this week, but look for them next week, Oct. 5. You’ll want to stock up! Remember Bob’s bread freezes well, and Doug’s preserves are…well…preserved! Good eating in the cold months ahead.
  • CANTERBURY ALEWORKS is done for the season. Look for him at his home place http://www.canterburyaleworks.com/

 FARM TO TABLE CELEBRATION DINNER

Thanks to all who bought tickets to come to our upcoming dinner, this Sat., Oct. 1. Ticket sales are now closed! We look forward to gathering at the gazebo, enjoying a fine meal and the company of our neighbors plus new friends who may join us from out of town, hearing stories from a few of our fine vendors, and participating in the auction to benefit the Loudon Food Pantry.

Let us give thanks to Chef Kieth Sarasin from the Farmers Dinner for working with the Board of CCFMA to make this possible, as well as to Grappone Automotive Group and the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets and Food whose generous support helped to make the thought of this dinner a reality.

THIS IS THE SECOND TO LAST OUTDOOR MARKET!

Next week, October 5th, we say goodbye for the season to our traditional space next to the Elkins Library. Look for us up the hill in the CES gym on Saturday Nov. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 10th from 10am-1pm with all the things you need to get ready for the holiday eating and gift-giving seasons. But, don’t forget to come to the last outdoor market first! :~)

Special THANKS to Mindy Beltramo, our intrepid Market admin person, for keeping track of all the details, minutes, and meetings, and Silvia Styles our treasurer, for keeping track of all the $$$!

MEET THE BOARD

Many thanks to all the CCFMA Board members who have met, planned, hauled, drove, called, donated, texted and Emailed throughout the summer to bring us all the best Farmers Market we know of! Here’s a list of us all in case you want to say “Hi!”, and if you need to see our faces, look for us on this website under “About Us”.

  • Mindy Beltramo, Market Administrator, Secretary
  • Julie Dewdney, Market Manager
  • Ray Craigie, Assistant Market Manager / Music Man
  • Silvia Styles, Treasurer
  • Beth BlairPublicity
  • Sarah Tirrell-Wysocki, Special Events and Children’s Activities
  • Ruth Smith, Special Events, Activities, Membership and MASCOT!
  • Doris Hampton, Greeting and Thank Yous
  • David Emerson, vendor “Old Ways Traditions”
  • Suzie Hardt, vendor “Grateful Garlic”
  • Jill McCullough, vendor “North Family Farm”
  • Harry Weiser, vendor “Hackleboro Orchards”
  • Janet King, vendor “Meadow’s Pond Soaps”