Wed., September 25

Music today by Tim Gurshin. For many years he has performed solo in New England, and also in Nashville at clubs such as The Bluebird Cafe and Gibson’s, along the way opening for musicians from Aztec Two-Step, Greg Brown to Rustic Overtones. In addition to his own songs, Tim’s live shows feature his own arrangements of classic acoustic music from Bob Dylan to Green Day.

Please note: The Bread Peddler will unfortunately not be at the market today, Sept. 25. However, he will definitely be at the final market on October 2nd with lots of bread! If anyone would like extra loaves to freeze, they they can email Bob at to bring specific breads to the final market for them.


Yup, it was QUITE the tasty day! 

Some of the sauces we had to sample…

  • Spicy Apple Cider
  • Steve’s “Beer-BQ” Sauce (So good that one of the market-goers followed Steve into the library and paid for copies of the recipe!)
  • Sweet n’ Spicy (Sweet n’ Sassy? Sassy n’ Spicy? Whatever…. it was GOOD!)
  • North Family Farm Maple Mustard BBQ
  • Blueberry BBQ Sauce
  • Memphis BBQ Sauce
  • Julie’s Special Sauce
  • Doug’s Grampa’s Sauce (While we didn’t actually have this sauce to try, Doug brought along the recipe. Suffice to say, it calls for such a healthy dose of port wine that I think, had he brought the actual sauce, we would have been drinking it like shots!)

Check back to the RECIPE section of the site in a day or too, and the recipes will be there for you. Be sure to have your grill hot and your favorite grill foods at the ready!


North Family Farm’s Maple Mustard BBQ

Here’s a sample of the samples that will be available today at the Blues, Brews, and BBQs event!

FYI: North Family Farm is named after the North Family of the Canterbury Shakers who settled in Canterbury in 1792. Since 1950 they have been a family-owned business. Renewable energy from wind, sun, biodiesel and sustainably harvested firewood is used to create North Family’s New Hampshire Certified Organic Maple Syrup.

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard or other strong mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (or 2 dashes for more heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme leaves (crushed)
  • 1/3 olive oil

Whisk together all ingredients except the olive oil in a medium size bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil to emulsify the sauce. Refrigerate, tightly covered, for up to several weeks.

Yield:  3/4 cup

Comin’ up — Blues, Brews, & BBQs

Wednesday, September 18th

Music by Mike “Dogbone” English. Come enjoy some old time country blues, ragtime, folk music and humor. Dogbone says, “I grew up playing this old music while my friends were playing rock and roll. These songs from the early part of the twentieth century have a unique character and life. They just make me happy and I can’t sit still!” From bluesy ballads and irreverent tales of human nature, to silly stories, this music is great!

There will be lots of different BBQ sauces to sample, and you can take your favorite “brew” (beer? tea? lemonade?) and relax 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!

You will want to bring your BIG shopping bags as the market is overflowing with gorgeous corn, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, greens, apples, plums, and even mushrooms. There’s also a great selection of local beef, pork, and chicken for you to bring home and try with one of the tasty BBQ sauce recipes. See you there!

PS: If you have a terrifically tasty BBQ sauce recipe you’d like to share, send it to us at  We will print up the recipe and have it available at the Market Info tent.



Last Week at a Glance…


Seems like we were just wrapping our heads around the weather turning coolish. Folks were digging out their fleeces and tugging on wooly socks under their Birkenstocks. And then WHAMMO! Last week the temps at the market soared into the 90s!!! What the heck? Well, never ones to be set back by a change in the weatha, the market ladies dressed for the heat. In colors soooooo hot that the camera almost couldn’t focus! Better put on your sunglasses before you check this out…

Wed., September 11

Music by Fiddlin’ Bill. Bill Perry has been a musician for many years and started playing guitar while serving in the USN at age 17. Bill plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass and sings Irish, Blues, 40′s Swing, Country, and Folk music. As always, our music is free for the listening!

You can also help us out by shopping the market this week – we are up to our ears in ears of corn, tomatoes, zucchinis, peaches, squash, greens, and beans. Early apples are putting on a show, and crunchy carrots are just begging to come home with you and be dipped into something tasty!