“Mary Ellen’s Basket”

We have had a generous $100 donation to kick off our “Mary Ellen’s Basket” charitable giving program. Named in memory and honor of Mary Ellen Fifield, stalwart community member and market supporter, we will use all contributions to purchase fresh, local produce and groceries to fill holiday baskets for those in Canterbury who could use a helping hand. Please visit the Market Info table at the indoor market on Saturday, Nov. 15 – we will be happy to accept your contribution to “Mary Ellen’s Basket”!

 

Indoor Market Saturday, Nov. 15, 10am-1pm, in the CES Gym

On a chilly Saturday in November, look for the Canterbury Farmers Market just up the hill from where we are in the summer…we’ll be setting up shop in the Canterbury Elementary School gym! Find us there from 10am to 1pm. Our vendors will be bringing all kinds of goodies to help you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, and enjoy just plain good eatin’ for the rest of the month. Plus we will have the always anticipated raffle for a bountiful basket of market goodies — you get to keep the basket, too! There will be warm and wooly crafts, layered baking mixes, jams and all kinds of pickled goodness, too. Plenty of things to gift and to keep for yourself this holiday season!

Don’t worry if you forgot your piggy bank that day – stop by the Market Info table and ask Mindy to show you our new credit/debit machine. You can use either form of payment to buy tokens accepted by any of our vendors.

See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

140 folks came to our somewhat drizzly last day. What fine friends we have!

—> Please note that the INDOOR markets are on Saturdays, run from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and are held in the Canterbury Elementary School gym. Click on the “Hours and Directions” tab for complete driving directions. The indoor market is quite literally just up the hill from the center of Canterbury. You could easily park in the center and walk up the hill, but hiking back to your car with bulging bags of bread, and meat, and jam, and veggies might not be so easy!   :~)   Good thing there is plenty of parking up at the school. See you there!

It’s time for the FIBER FEST!

This coming Wednesday, Oct. 1, is the LAST OUTDOOR Market of the season!

Join us for the FIBER FEST (all things wooly and warm), stock up on winter squash, onions, and potatoes, snag the last of the red tomatoes (and a few green ones for future redness), and enjoy the music of Kyle Masterson!

Don’t worry….we’ll be open again for business INDOOR on Saturday, November 15 and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10am-1pm at the CES Gym. See you there! 

THANKS to Plein Air Painters!

What a great day – many THANKS to NH Plein Air painters who brought ART to the mARkeT! 168 folks came to our open air “gallery” to check them out. Some patrons went home with paintings, but most shoppers went home with a rainbow of late season fruits and veggies.

FYI: the new credit/debit machine at the Market Info tent was very busy this day. If you are at the Market and find yourself a little short of cash, go see Mindy.

One more outdoor market, next week, Oct. 1. Join us for the “Fiber Fest” !

Wed., Sept. 24 — Special Guests

NH Plein Air brings ART to the mARkeT

What is NHPleinAir? They are a dedicated group of artists “Painting Landscapes Everywhere In NH And In the Region.” Plein Air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their artwork is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature.

On Wed., Sept. 24, some of the area’s most talented outdoor artists will bring their paint boxes and easels to the Canterbury Community Farmers Market, well known for its glowing piles of local fruits and vegetables, gleaming jars of jelly and jam, glistening eggs and leafy greens, as well as the beautiful white spire of the CUCC church and Historic Canterbury Town Hall. Will they paint a portrait of your prancing pup? A beautiful bouquet of fresh picked flowers? The colorful line of tents and people that make up every market? Come and see! The public will be able to join in the fun by watching individual artists work, and moving from painter to painter throughout the market. Paintings may be available for sale at the end of the day (though they may still be a little wet!)

—–> Music will be by Canterbury’s own Tim Gurshin. We love it when Tim comes to play the Market, and you will, too!

This is one of our favorite events…

BLUES 

 

BREWS

 

& BBQS

 

It was a grand day – sunny and brisk! 165 friends showed up to enjoy the toe-tapping music, the free samples of sausage, and the sweet, tangy, and YOWZA spicy BBQ sauces. And all this was just the icing on the metaphorical cake (since there was no cake at the market…pie, yes…cake no). The main event was really the ever fantastic selection of late season fruits and veggies that have all the vendor tables groaning under the weight of them! Only two outdoor markets left in the season! Come stock up on great winter squash, potatoes, carrots, and the tomatoes? They are just begging to be made into sauce! 

Wed., Sept 17 – That’s TODAY!

Join us at the Market for BLUES, BREWS, & BBQs.

Great music by Mike “Dogbone” English, and plenty of sweet, or spicy (or both!) BBQ sauces to sample. Free samples and recipes, too!

Be sure to bring a big bag to scoop up late season tomatoes for canning, winter squash for future roasting, or the laaaaaast of the sweet corn for good-old-munching-with-butter-running-down-your-chin.

Don’t worry if you don’t have enough cash on hand…starting today you can use your credit or debit card at the Market Info booth. Stop by and ask Mindy to show you how!

Almost halfway through September?

How is it possible that there are only 4 more outdoor markets this season? Didn’t summer just get started? Heck, some folks around town haven’t even taken the flannel sheets off the bed yet! Well, be that as it may, here’s a look at the schedule for the next few weeks. There is still time to gorge yourself on the sweet corn while it’s fresh, can a few tomatoes, and stock up on (dare I say the word?) winter (ooooo, there it is) squash. 

Wed., September 10 — Make a Veggie Instrument

  • Kids will enjoy a special activity just for them, “Make a Veggie Instrument.” Sign up at the activity tent.
  • Today’s Music by The Kid Jazz Band. Live jazz, bop & swing like you have never heard , played by the very talented LeMieux boys & their fantastically gorgeous (yet humble) parents. The Kid Jazz Band performs Swing Jazz from the 30′s and 40′s, originals, and more. The boys in the band are all home-schooled, which allows them to travel more easily. Three of the band members are under 19 years old! How good are they? The group was featured on WMUR TV’s NH Chronicle. Why not put on your dancing shoes, and come boogie at the market. Bring your dancing partner, of course!

Wed., September 17 — Special Event “Blues, Brews, & BBQs”

  • There will be lots of different BBQ sauces to sample, as well as freshly grilled local sausages to try them on, and you can take your “brew” and enjoy it at one of our picnic tables while you enjoy the music. Free recipes available for the sauces, many of which will be made by the farmers’ market Board Members!
  • Today’s Music by Mike “Dogbone” English. Come enjoy some old time country blues, ragtime, folk music and humor with “Dogbone” Mike English. From tragic ballads and irreverent tales of human nature to silly stories, this music is great fun!

Wed., September 24 — Special Guests “NH Plein Air brings ART to the mARkeT”

  • What is NHPleinAir? They are a dedicated group of artists “Painting Landscapes Everywhere In NH And In the Region.” Plein Air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their artwork is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature.
  • Today, some of the area’s most talented outdoor artists will bring their paint boxes and easels to the Canterbury Community Farmers Market, well known for its glowing piles of local fruits and vegetables, gleaming jars of jelly and jam, glistening eggs and leafy greens, as well as the beautiful white spire of the CUCC church and Historic Canterbury Town Hall. Will they paint a portrait of your prancing pup? A beautiful bouquet of fresh picked flowers? The colorful line of tents and people that make up every market? Come and see! The public will be able to join in the fun by watching individual artists work and moving from painter to painter throughout the market. Paintings may be available for sale at the end of the day (though they may still be a little wet!)
  • Music by Canterbury’s own Tim Gurshin. We love it when Tim comes to play the Market,and you will, too!

Wed., October 1— Special Event “Fiber Frolic”

  • This is the last OUTDOOR market of the 2014 season! (Check the Calendar for the INDOOR Market schedule.)
  • There will be spinning, and weaving, and rug-braiding, and sock-cranking, and llamas and alpacas and wool and all kinds of fibers and frolic-ing! Everyone can help add to the large and local fiber banner, and kids can scamper through the market on one of our fantastic “Scavenger Hunts.” Do you know the difference between llama fiber and wool? Which is the “warp” and which is the “weft”? And just how DO you hand-crank a sock? Come to the Fiber Frolic and find out!
  • Back by popular demand, Canterbury’s own Kyle Masterson. He sang the first market in June, and he sings the last outdoor market in October!