INDOOR Farmers Market on Sat., Nov 16!

10 am-2 pm, Canterbury Elementary School gym

Pull out and dust off your reusable shopping bags — the INDOOR farmers market is coming to town! Look for us at our new place (the Canterbury Elementary School gym), on a new day of the week (Saturday), and a new time (10 am to 2 pm). Note: These changes apply only to the two cold-weather, indoor markets on Nov. 16 and Dec. 14!

The dates and times may be different, but you can expect to find the same great selection of (winter) veggies and fruits, dairy, meat, and eggs, cider, syrup, and sweets, home baked breads, candy, ready-to-eat, and more. There will be a good assortment of hand crafted woolens, soaps, painted and carved wood products, and ornaments, plus a few surprises! As always, we will have a raffle for a great big basket o’ goodies filled with the specialties of our vendors. Look for tickets on sale at the Market Info table.

For our visitors who aren’t familiar with the layout of the town, the CES gym is located at 15 Baptist Road, just up the hill from Canterbury center. Plenty of parking, and there will be road signs to help you find your way. We’ll plan to see you on November 16… and if you are the type who marks your calendar well in advance, the second indoor market is on Sat., December 14 (but more on that, later)!

Happy Tomato says “Many thanks to all of the community members and friends who supported the farmers market all through the summer season. We averaged 150 visitors each week!”

The Last Day? A Great Day!

Oct. 2 was quite the day! The weather could hardly have been more gorgeous…balmy and breezy and sunny and just a tinge of autumn gold around the edges. 156 people came out to visit and frolic with all the fiber, and we saw a LOT of bulging bags heading out to the parking lot! The music was great (as always), and the crowd was chatty and cheerful. I think this is what’s known as “going out with a bang”!

But perhaps it is wrong to call Oct. 2 the “last day” of the market….makes it sound like there is no more growing, or harvesting, or preserving, or hard work, or good eating going on. Which is not true! However, the melancholy fact is that the days are getting shorter, and the coolness and the dark of evening are coming on sooner than one might want. So it was indeed the last day of Canterbury’s OUTDOOR farmers’ market. Our vendors have a bit of time to catch their breaths (on Wed. eves at least) and prepare for the two INDOOR markets that are coming up.

Please note that our indoor markets are held on SATURDAY (not Wednesday), are open from 10am to 2pm, and are located in the Canterbury Elementary School gym. The school is located just up the hill from our outdoor venue, and there will be signs directing those who haven’t been to the school before.

The dates of the INDOOR MARKET are Saturday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 14.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Wed., Oct. 2 – FIBER FROLIC and last outdoor market of the season

  • Come frolic with us! There will be spinning, weaving, rug-braiding, and sock-cranking going on, as well as knitted hats and mittens and scarves to try and buy, plus natural fibers play with!
  • Music by TAPAS.A diverse blend of acoustic folk, light rock, easy listening, blues, and contemporary songs performed by guitarist and lead singer Mark Ledgard, garnished with tasteful lead work by Linda Magoon on mandolin and guitar.
  • This is the last OUTDOOR market of the season. There are still plenty of tomatoes and summer corn, plus potatoes, winter squash, garlic, and carrots for storage. The 5th grade will be selling pumpkins, cider will be available, and tasty bread, seasonal flavors of fudge, and new flavors of cream cheese will round out the afternoon.
  • The two fall indoor markets are scheduled for Saturday Nov. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10am-2pm in the CES gym.