Calendar of Events

Hello, and thanks for coming to visit. Our market is currently closed for the year. We look forward to seeing you again at our traditional spot, snugged in between the historic Town Hall and the Elkins Library, on June 4, 2014.

‘Til then, drive safely, enjoy the snow, enjoy all the fruits of the farm and garden that you have tucked away in various bins, cupboads and corners around the house, and don’t forget to eat the squash you have under the bed in the spare room!

 

 

 

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Below you will find the Calendar of Events for the 2013 Season – check out the fun we had, and look forward to the 2014 season. It will be here before you know it – well, after a bit of snow, and sleet, and ice, and mud, of course!

Wed., June 5 – Opening Day “Wear Your Favorite Farm or Garden Hat”

    • You could win a jar of deelish maple cream from North Family Farm!
Visit the judges at the Market Info tent.
    • Music by Kyle Masterson. He is a classically trained vocalist that enjoys crossing over to the popular realm, covering great music from the 60′s to today! Kyle is on the music faculty at the New Hampton School, and is a proud resident of Canterbury. He is back playing the Market by popular demand!
    • 132 people at the market this day!

Wed., June 12

    • Music by Don Bartenstein. Relax to tunes that put you in mind of Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Listen to audio clips at http://www.reverbnation.com/donbartenstein
    • Shop the market for fresh duck and chicken eggs, herbs, spring greens, syrup, locally crafted ale, and the best in farm-to-fork.
    • Bring a friend and help us reach our goal of 200 people to the market each week! Attendance on June 5 was 136…only 64 more to go. We can do it with your help!
    • 102 people at the market this day!

Wed., June 19

    • 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.
    • 127 people at the market this day!

Wed., June 26

    • 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.
    • Today is “THANKS to our Members and Supporters Day!”
    • 70 fun folks showed up at the (rather damp) market this day!

Wed., July 3

    • Music by Grassdawgs, a high-energy, acoustic string band that plays a mix of old-time, bluegrass and ‘newgrass’ music – or something old, something new, (mostly borrowed) and something blue(grass). They will chase any rainy day blues away!
    • Try something new at the market today. Look for the bright green SAMPLES signs on the vendors tents. Then go see what they have to nibble on!
    • Be prepared to take home armloads of leafy greens. And don’t forget to pick up some fresh garlic scapes — they are great in stir fry and used to make pesto. Deelish!
    • Goat cheese mozzarella? Yup. We got it.
    • There’s still time to plant veggies in your own garden. Check out the seedlings.
    • 140 sunny folks showed up at the market this day — THANKS to all!

Wed., July 10

    • Music 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.
    • Come meet our newest vendor, Margaret Hoyle, from Bristol, NH.
      She will show you how she makes “hand cranked” wool socks on an antique sock machine.
    • Courser Farm Kitchen will be showcasing a new flavor of granola, coconut and date!
    • 80 slightly damp but happy people showed up for the Market today – Yay!

Wed., July 17

    • Music by “Uncle” Steve Furbish. “I first became Uncle Steve when I was fourteen years old, and the nieces and nephews never stopped coming. One of my greatest musical accomplishments was recording two albums of original material at Thomas Eaton Recording in Newburyport Ma. One of my biggest regrets was trading my friend Tom LaCroix’s Hoffner Beatle bass for a sitar with a cracked neck back in 1972. What the heck was I thinking?
    • 147 fabulous folks enjoyed the market this day!

Wed., July 24

    • Music by 2 Fiddles. Dudley Laufman is a renowned contra and barn dancecaller and musician. In 2009 he was made a National Heritage Fellow, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. Together with his partner, Jaqueline, “…Two Fiddles are widely loved and respected in New Hampshire for their tireless efforts to preserve and promote what is called New England barn dancing.”
    • YIPPDEEDOO! 167 folks showed up and made the market hop this day!

Wed., July 31 — Special Event “Bluegrass And Blueberries”

    • Music by Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki (New England and Celtic Fiddle Music) and Matt Jensen (acoustic and electric guitar). What can we say? We love it when Jordan comes to play!  Jordan was one of the founding members of JamAntics (“Best Jam Band” NH Magazine, 2010, “Best Original Band” The Hippo, 2011) and currently plays most frequently with the Dusty Gray Band and the Tom Lanigan Band in addition to his own trio.
    • Look for the bright blue SAMPLE HERE signs on the vendors to try blueberries in a variety of ways! 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
    • 165 toe-tappin’, blue-grassin’, blueberry eatin’ friends showed up at the market this day!

Wed., August 7 — Special Event “Come Picnic at the Market”

    • Music by Mark Hopkins and Friends.
    • 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, and great music. The picnic part is up to you (and the vendors, of course!)
    • 156 friends came to play at the market today! Lots of picnic-ers, lots of fun. 

Wed., August 14

    • Music by Audrey Drake. Her unique musical style combines formal study with her desire to tell stories that speak to all. Audrey’s music combines captivating melodies and beautiful chord phrasing with inspired lyrics that are engaging and interesting!
    • Demonstration by Hillary Nelson. ”The Human Microbiome: Feeding the Garden Inside Us” Every bit of the human body, inside and out, has been colonized by microorganisms – for every one human cell, we have ten microorganisms living alongside it! Scientists now know that this “microbiome” is essential to our physical and mental well-being. Each one of us has a unique microbiome, and if we want it to be healthy, we need to care for it just the way we would care for a garden. We’ll sample delicious seasonal, local foods that help the body to grow “good” microorganisms, and talk about how to keep away the ones that make us sick.
    • 165 folks came to “garden” at the market today, hurray!

Wed., August 21 — 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. 
    • 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 recipes to take home with you.
    • Music this week is by Paul Hubert. Hippo magazine has called him “a cross between Muddy Waters, French-café-obsession-era Iggy, and Randy Newman.” 
    • 176 people at the Market today, HOORAY! Only 24 people more to reach our summer goal of 200. Thaks to all!

Wed., August 28

    • Music by Bow Junction. Based in Concord, New Hampshire, this group features traditional folk and bluegrass tunes, including originals, with a touch of Celtic and gospel. The band brings it all together with an innovative and exciting sound.
    • 164 friends came to support the market this day!

Wed., September 4

    • Music by 2 Fiddles, with the Canterbury Morris Dancers. Dudley and Jaqueline Laufman are joined by the Canterbury Morris Dancers who will delight you with their hanky waving, bell ringing, foot stomping, stick crashing style of English country dancing!
    • 117 groupies came to enjoy the Morris Dancers and shop the market this day!

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.
    • Today was hot hot hot….and 115 people still came to the market!

Wed., September 18 — Special Event “Blues, Brews, & BBQs”

    • 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!
    • There will be lots of different BBQ sauces to sample, 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!
    • 136 folks came and made their taste buds very happy trying all the BBQ sauces!

Wed., September 25

    • Music 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.
    • 107 folks shopped the market this day.

Wed., October 2 – 18 — Special Event “Fiber Frolic”

    • 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.
    • There was spinning, and weaving, and rug-braiding, and sock-cranking, and llamas and alpacas and wool and all kinds of fibers and frolic-ing!
    • 156 people came to enjoy the last outdoor market of the season. THANKS to all who made 2013 a great summer for our vendors and our community!