Friday, December 24, 2010

Best wishes for the holiday season

The Northwood Farmers Market wishes you all the very best at this season of celebration.  We look forward to the New Year and all the bounty it will bring.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Farmers Market in Rollinsford!

Fresh, healthy local food, plus more parking options!
This Saturday, December 18th, over 50 farmers and food producers will be indoors at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH from 10am-2pm, selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, prepared foods, baked goods, honey and maple syrup! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at

Additional parking and a shuttle will be available from 10am-12pm at Salmon Falls Stoneware, just around the corner from the greenhouse! The shuttle will run for the first two hours of the market - the parking and greenhouse are less than a mile apart, making it a quick 2 minute ride. An additional 50 parking spaces are available at Salmon Falls. Salmon Falls Stoneware is located at 75 Oak St, Dover, NH. Here's a map!

Thanks to 45 Market Street Bakery for the idea and legwork to make this happen, and the generosity of Salmon Falls Stoneware for sharing their parking.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter markets in our area

If you need a farmers market "fix" here's a listing that will make you feel better!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Goodbye til spring 2011!

Yup, that was the last market for 2010 yesterday!  Here are pictures from the market.

Until we see you again in the spring here's a place to find out what markets will be going on all winter.  And keep your eye on this blog for further news and announcements after the holidays, as we gear up for 2011.  Who knows what will be new next year?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pictures from the Nov. 6th market

Pictures from the Nov. 6th market posted here.

Two more markets to go.  Get your holiday shopping list ready!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nov. 6th Indoor Market

 Just a quick reminder that Northwood farmers market will be open for business tomorrow (Saturday Nov. 6th)   9:00am - 12:30pm - inside the Masonic Lodge (aka Northwood Theatre building).
   With only 3 markets left for the season - you might want to consider stocking up on some of the winter vegetables that keep well ...ask the farmers for tips on keeping squash, potatoes and onions well into the winter.
    We're expecting:
       Candia Vineyards, with their award-winning wines - local wine is a great addition to your Thanksgiving Feast.   
       Jody will join us with Dog treats (smoked bones and chewing toys),
       Portable Pantry will be with us with soup and take home meals  (those who tried her Chicken Pot Pie, last week will be wanting more !)  
      and all the regulars with fresh produce, lots of variety of apples, cider, donuts, herbal teas  - hot tea and cider while you shop ... and more.
See you at the market

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This week we could start our holiday shopping, stock up on soups or winter vegetables, buy greens for a stir fry or gourds to decorate our Thanksgiving tables.  Where?  At the Northwood Farmers Market, indoors at the Masonic Hall in Northwood, right next to the outdoor site at the parking lot at Rts. 4 & 202.  Please come by on Saturdays from 9-12:30 until Thanksgiving and support our local farmers, cooks and craftspersons!  A market is made up of vendors AND customers!  Here are pictures of the good stuff our customers can get. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Starting to plan your weekend?

Starting to plan your weekend? ... remember to include the Saturday morning Farmers Market - 9:00 - 12:30 INSIDE the Masonic Lodge at rtes 4,202/9 & 43. We're expecting a few new vendors to join us this week - including the Portable Pantry with home made soups and take home meals.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Social Media Conference for Farmers

Charlene Andersen, founder of Nottingham-based Kamigo Marketing LLC, will shift farmers to the world of social media at the 2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture conference. Andersen will cover how farmers can use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to organically grow fans and promote their businesses.

The 2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture conference will give farmers and specialty food producers of all levels of experience the opportunity to brush up on their skills, learn new tools and techniques, and reposition themselves in the increasingly competitive marketplace. Speakers include notable regional business and agriculture professionals in the Northeast. Intensive clinics, farm tours and round tables will offer tips and insights into innovations and successful strategies covering a broad range of sustainable agriculture

Held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee Vermont, the conference takes place from Monday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 3. Registration is $125.00 with day passes available for November 2 at $70.00 or November 3 at $60.00.

Register online here. For questions regarding the conference, email or call 802-223-2389.

First Indoor Market of 2010

You can find the pictures from the first indoor market here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saturday, October 16th 9-12:30

The Northwood Farmers Market is moving indoors -- come join your friends and neighbors at the Masonic Hall in Northwood on Saturday, October 16 from 9 to 12:30 for the first indoor market of the fall.  In addition to our regular cast of local farmers, one of the new vendors will be Applecrest Farm Orchards with their great cider, donuts, and many varieties of apples.  The market will continue every Saturday morning until the Holidays, still at the corners of Routes 4, 9, 202, and 43, but now indoors to assure customer comfort while shopping for your favorite local produce.  See you at the Northwood Farmers Market!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Come and join friends and neighbors at the final outdoor Northwood Farmers Market of the season on Thursday, October 7, from 3 to 6 at our regular site on the corner of Rts. 4, 202, 9, and 43.  There’s still plenty of local products and produce available, so do your part to support local agriculture by stocking up on winter squash, potatoes, apples, honey, baked goods, soap and lotions, gourmet mushrooms, and much more, all from local farmers. And mark your calendars – as we did last year, the Northwood Farmers Market will move indoors to the Masonic Lodge at the same site, and we’ll commence weekly indoor markets on Saturday mornings, beginning on October 16 from 9 to 12:30 and continuing until the Holidays.  See you at the Market!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Harvest Time

Cooler weather signals a welcome change in seasons – Autumn is here, and the fall crops are in.  Come join friends and neighbors Thursday afternoon at the Northwood Farmers Market (corner of Routes 4, 202, 9, and 43) from 3 to 6:30.  We have the freshest local apples, cider, pumpkins, winter squash, potatoes, and all the fall classics grown by our stellar group of local farmers, in addition to free-range beef and poultry, award-winning honey, maple products, fresh mushrooms, soaps, goats-milk cheese, pastries, and many other confections.  Enjoy the harvest!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Schedule for the Market

Outdoor Farmers Markets continue on Thursdays (3:00 - 6:30pm) until October the 7th. Then a one week reprieve and indoor Saturday markets (9:00am - 12:30) begin running every Saturday from Oct. 23rd through Nov. 20th.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Strawberries, lots of strawberries

Warren Farm in Barrington, one of our great vendors, has lots of strawberries, so many that if you call ahead and buy more than 10 pints, they will take 50 cents off the $3.25 price per pint.
These are small and very sweet, a variety that produces all summer.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Healthy Living Day

Pictures from Healthy Living Day are here.  We had a new maple products vendor, Folsom's Sugar House from Chester, trying the market out.  Also, not pictured, was the new fitness center going in at the Northwood Garage complex.

Another lovely summer day.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Barrington Natural Heritage and Agriculture Fair

Be sure to visit this wonderful event in Barrington.

The Natural Heritage and Agricultural Fair is next weekend, August 28 + 29. It will be held at Warren Farm in Barrington, NH and is going to be fantastically fun and filled with locally grown goodness.
Help spread the word by sharing the website,

Passport to NH Bounty

New Hampshire Eat Local Month, celebrated throughout August, is a collaboration of the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food and dozens of businesses, individuals, and groups throughout the state. New this year is the Passport to Local Farms Weekend, August 28-29. Passport to Local Farms is a statewide open house including almost 60 participating farms.
The event is interactive and invites visitors to obtain an official "passport" to collect stamps at each farm visited during that weekend. Those who collect four or more stamps are eligible to submit their passports for a prize drawing in September. Many of these farms will include free samples and opportunities to purchase NH grown fruits, veggies, dairy and more!
It's easy to get started. Click for a Passport and a list of some of the great raffle prizes.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Healthy Living is coming to the Northwood Farmers Market!

In addition to our weekly cast of outstanding, award-winning vendors, August 26th's market will feature two of New Hampshire's leading herbalists and an experienced yoga practitioner all here to share their knowledge and wisdom with market customers.   Also Amelia Mae's will have their special pulled chicken with sauce for take-out dinner.

Learn about the healing power of herbs, and how to integrate them into your life through the food that you eat.  Find out how yoga can improve your fitness, promote healing, and relieve stress.  Enjoy free samples from many of our vendors, and learn some simple, creative recipes for healthy eating.  

This "Healthy Living" event will be on August 26th ..but we'll see you at the market every Thursday!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

All thing good and plentiful

Pictures from the July 29th market can be seen here.
Blueberries from Hayward Farm, aren't they beautiful?  And don't they wake up my mouth in the morning.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

National Farmers Market Week!

I am so glad I found this.
Whichever market I go to, I always run into several friends, either shopping or selling, and I come home in a better mood than when I left -- something I cannot say about supermarket shopping.
I'm in a rut, though, with my farmers market routine. I know what I like, who I like to buy it from, and I head straight for those stands. So this year, I'm going to celebrate National Farmers Market Week by forcing myself out of my vegetable comfort zone.
Come visit us tomorrow afternoon, try an old favorite or try something new!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Local food is too expensive?

Sometimes we hear that we can buy produce at the supermarket so much cheaper than at the farmers market or through a CSA or even a farm stand.  But think about this.
At the CSA, I pay $12 / week and average about 4.5lbs of produce making my pound for pound cost around $2.75. This mostly meets my needs for an entire week. I bring my own bags and there is, obviously, no packaging involved. My farmer picks the produce fresh the day before our pickup. Items last about 2 weeks in my refrigerator.  (My emphasis)
Produce shipped to a supermarket may be a week away from harvest, and have endured who knows what conditions on its way to you.  I have been absolutely amazed at how long my veggies last in the refrigerator when I buy them from our farmers market.  I waste so much less.  Of course, there is a lot less going in the composter, but that's OK, there's always something like peels.  

Friday, July 23, 2010

Visit the Master Gardeners' gardens

You are invited to visit the display and test gardens the Master Gardeners maintain from now through Sept.  Please see the schedule and read more about it here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Remember that wonderful mustard?

It made it to NH Made!

July 15th market - lots of veggies

It was a lovely day, nice breeze.  Who knew, when we picked that spot for the market because of location, location, location, that there would be summer breezes to cool us coming along Rt. 4?  Of course, they get a bit cool in October!

Pictures from the market can be found here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Miles Smith Farm gets grant from USDA

Our wonderful beef vendor, Miles Smith Farm, will receive funds from the UDSA to explore expanding into frozen meatballs, according to the press release.  I heard about it on NHPR today.  Congratulations, it is so good to see our smaller local farms getting the support they need.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pick your own raspberries!

The Warren Farm has lots of raspberries to pick!  You can find all the information you need here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


It was another hot day, but under the trees there was a nice breeze coming down Rt. 4.  Lots of vegetables, raspberries and blueberries, the Soup Guy had two cold soups.  Just another usual wonderful market.

Pictures are here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sunshine for the market!

Lovely day on the first of July.  Summer breeze, a hot holiday weekend ahead, lots of good food, music - this is what makes living in NH so great.

Pictures on Facebook

They win prizes!

The NFM Organizing Committee congratulates the following local businesses, all NFM vendors, who have recently won awards:
Ø       Amelia Mae’s LLC – BBQ sauce…#2 Best in NH (NH Magazine)!
Ø       Candia Vineyards – Ice Storm wine…Double Gold!!  And NH’s Best of State award for Le Crescent wine
Ø       The Soup Guy -- #1 Best in NH (NH Magazine)!
Ø       “Dr. Tomato” from Healthy Home Harvest (local plants and gourmet mushrooms) featured this month in NH Magazine

All these amazing products and many more are available at the Northwood Farmers Market every Thursday 3:00 – 6:30 pm at the corner of Rtes 4, 202/9 & 43.  Bring a friend, and a sturdy shopping bag…

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Come get all your holiday weekend needs (and treats) tomorrow afternoon (Thursday - 3:00 - 6:30). The soup guy will be unable to join us this week (he will return next week) but we expect all the other regulars AND fresh local RASPBERRIES !! Note for those who also support the Nottingham market - they will be closed this Sunday (July 4th).

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Quick reminder - the Open House at the Northwood Farmers Market today.  Come for fun and, as always, good stuff to eat, plant and use.

Blight in New England

Just a reminder to gardeners to keep a close eye on tomatoes and potatoes.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Take a farm tour this Sunday!

The 3rd annual Barrington Farm Tour Day is coming up on June 27th. Farms will be open from 10am-4pm and there are 8 farms to visit this year! Download and print a map and farm descriptions (.pdf)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Seacoast Harvest 2010

The publication that makes the local food scene easily accessible and at hand will be distributed at the Northwood Farmers Market on Thursday June 24 at our Open House or you can find it on line.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Misty market

The drizzle at the market today did not dampen anyone's enthusiasm.  You can find pictures of the market here.  Lots of good food, enough plants for several large gardens, flowers, potions and lotions, locally made soaps and wine.  And many faithful customers and new ones too.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Market too popular? Overflow parking is available.

If you happen to come by the market and find it hard to find a parking space, we have some suggestions for alternatives.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Mark your calendars now for the Northwood Farmers Market Open House on Thursday, June 24 from 3 to 6:30.  For this special event, our weekly rain-or-shine market on the corner of Routes 4, 9, 202, and 43 in Northwood will feature live music, face painting for kids, samples of many market treats, and BBQ chicken take-out dinners made with Amelia Mae’s award-winning BBQ sauce.  We’ll have some additional vendors along with our regulars, offering the following goods:

Fresh vegetables Baked goods Homemade soups
Jams & jellies Dog treats Award-winning local wine
Plants & flowers Soaps & lotions Seafood, including live lobsters
Grass-fed beef Chicken & eggs Goats-milk cheese
Fudge Maple products           Real maple cotton candy

Encourage your friends and neighbors to join you in supporting our community farmers, and we’ll see you Thursdays at the NFM.

Candia Vineyard’s Ice Storm wine Wins Double Gold!

Candia, NH – June 10, 2009   -  Amongst an international field of 1,600 wines, the famous “Ice Storm” from Candia Vineyards impressed the judges  with a unanimous vote, earning it a Double Gold at the International Eastern Wine Competition.   Candia Vineyards was Northern New England's only winery to earn this high honor!
The competition is one of the oldest and largest in the US, attracting the finest wines for blind judging by  professional wine judges with backgrounds in wine marketing, enology, viticulture, and the food & beverage industry. 
Candia Vineyards also produces an award-winning Noiret a rich dry red wine with intense pepper and mocha overtones.  The vineyard is the first to grow this grape in NH and is believed to have the world’s most-awarded of this variety.  The vineyard also produces several other "first in NH" wines.
Candia Vineyard's wines, are available at the Northwood and Manchester Farmers Markets, through the vineyard (see website) and at a variety of locations across the state (list of locations found on their website:
Tours and tastings are available, at the vineyard, most days, call for availability (603)-867-9751 
Bob Dabrowski, Winemaker
Candia Vineyards.
702 High St.
Candia, NH 03034-2040
(603) 867-9751

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Even in the rain

Even in the rain the market is a great place to be!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A growing market

The Northwood Farmers market continues to grow!
Last week the market welcomed a new vendor - the Kandy Kettle (fudge and lemonade).  They will be at the market every 2nd week.  This week - Thursday June 10th we will welcome a new baker to the NFM - Brindleview Farm Kitchen, come see what sweets they have to offer.   The following week (June 17th) will be the first week for local seafood - Eastman's Fish Market will join us.  Stop by to have them explain how a CSF (community supported fishery) works.   There are plenty of salad greens, early vegetables and local strawberries available. The farmers market is open every Thrusday (rain or shine) 3:00- 6:30pm at corner of rte 4, 202/9 & 43.  Buy local, eat local.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Reminder - no pets at the market

Just a quick reminder, our insurance regulations do not allow dogs or other pets at the market.  We love them, but where food is served and sold is not the place for our furry friends.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Strawberry rhubarb pie, anyone?  And so much else.  Lots of vendors, lots of customers, music, sunshine, just the way to start a season of local products and working together to make the community better and stronger.  See you next week!

These goodies were from the Warren Farm in Barrington.  They joined us last fall for the indoor markets, and are back for the summer.  They also had asparagus!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Mark May 27th on your calendars – that’s the date of the first Northwood Farmers Market of the 2010 season at the NFM site up on the corner of Routes 4, 9, and 202 in Northwood. We’ve added new vendors to the Market this year, building on last year’s enthusiastic consumer response to locally-produced food. One of the new vendors will be Eastman’s Community Supported Fishery, the first CSF in the state and modeled after Community Supported Agriculture. They’ll be joining the traditional cast of local farmers selling plants, flowers, vegetables, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, free-range poultry and beef, cheese and other dairy products, and so much more.

Think globally, buy locally, and become a real locavore by shopping at the Northwood Farmers Market every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 starting on May 27 and going until October, when we’ll move the Market indoors. See you at the NFM!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Patrons of the arts needed!

The Northwood Farmers Market loves to showcase local entertainers, musicians, storytellers and the like. While we certainly encourage “busking,” the practice of laying out an instrument case, hat or other way of collecting donations, we also would very much like to be able to pay a small stipend to those who bring so much pleasure to our customers and vendors. However, in order to keep the cost to our vendors as low as possible, we run on a very lean budget.

A good friend of the market, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to match any donations from other friends of the market up to $250. Any funds collected would pay small stipends to entertainers willing to spend a Thursday afternoon this summer making our market even more fun. If you can donate any amount for this project or if you have questions please contact Meg at 942-8313 or e-mail us at . You can also send a check made out to the Northwood Farmers Market to us at c/o 524 Jenness Pond Rd., Northwood NH 03261. Please note on the check that it is for the Music Match.

We also encourage any local entertainers to get in touch with us and schedule a day at the best little farmers market in our area.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


We're planning the 2010 Northwood Market season and we're really looking forward to this year's market ...we hope you are too! This would be a great time to let us know if you have any suggestions for the market - we'll do our best to investigate every single suggestion and implement all those that we can. All ideas are welcome, from vendors who you'd like us to approach to join us, advertsiing suggestions, special events and/or entertainment, anything at all.
You can send suggestions to or send them by mail to the following address: 524 Jenness Pond Rd. Northwood, NH 03261
FYI - the market will be opening on Thursday May 27th ...look for details / ads in the Suncook Sun and (hopefully) the Strafford Newsletter - we'll send you a reminder too, as it gets closer :)
See you at the Market!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Two years in a row!

Northwood Farmers Market's honey seller, George Dean, won the taste test at the NH Beekeepers Association annual meeting last week for the second year in a row! Scott Coleman of Barrington, the husband of Julie, one of the market's founding members, won 4th. We definitely have some hard working bees, and beekeepers, in our area.

Can't wait for the first market!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New syrup available!

Mapleview Farms is one of our wonderful farms at the Northwood Farmers Market.
Dan, of Mapleview Farms, has a limited supply of this year's maple syrup available.
If you're interested - get in touch with Dan via or by phone: 942-1297

After all the rain and wind, spring is coming! My daffodils are poking their leaves up! Sweet syrup, sweet flowers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hot pepper jelly wins!

A note from Dagne Goodwin of Amelia Mae's -

My pepper jellies were put in a taste test in NH Magazine and we got first place! My flavor: Golden Hot Pepper Jelly. This has golden bell peppers, hot thai peppers and garlic......yummy!

I can't wait for the market, hurry spring!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Great news for organic dairy farmers and consumers!

Here is a good synopsis of the latest news about rules for organic dairy.

The new rule requires:

Cows must be grazed on pasture for the entire growing season, no less than 120 days per year
Cows must be allowed outdoors year-round except when the weather or their health makes it impossible
Grazing/grass must make up at least 30% of a cow's diet

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Good news for small farms

From Yellow House Farm:

We have wonderful news! The National Animal Identification System, a.k.a. NAIS, is being abandoned by the USDA because you spoke out!!!!

It is not that animal identification is going away completely. Indeed, they are going to move toward a new tailored program that follows interstate moving of animals. Insofar as this will not affect the vast majority of small-scale, i.e. locally focused, producers, the general threat that NAIS represented to the small-scale farmer is alleviated. The potentially devastating threat that NAIS represented to farms that safeguard heritage animals was utterly horrific. This is, indeed, wonderful news for the continued existence and promotion of traditional farm animals. Here's the New York Times article: link

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Announcing schedule for 2010

Here's the proposed schedule for 2010.

Summer Markets will be held in the same location, on Thursday afternoons - 3:00 - 6:30pm
The summer season will begin a little earlier this year on May 27th and will run through October 7th.

Fall Markets will be held indoors (location to be determined) on Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00pm
The indoor markets will run October 23rd through November 20th.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter farmers market in Concord

WHERE: Cole Gardens on 430 Loudon Rd, Concord
Inside a warm greenhouse!
WHEN: Saturdays - Jan 30, Feb 27 and March 27
FROM: 10am-2pm

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BearPaw Regional Greenways Annual Meeting

In order to have farmers markets we need to have farms, and in order to have farms we need to conserve farm lands. Here's a great organization to support whose mission is to conserve our land, water, and living things.

DEERFIELD N.H., January 13, 2010 – Bear-Paw Regional Greenways invites their members, friends, and the public to its Annual Meeting scheduled for February 13th, 2010. Bear-Paw will be celebrating the completion of nine conservation projects conserving over 944 acres last year – it now holds easements protecting 36 properties and 3,255 acres. In 2010, Bear-Paw expects to conserve more than 1,000 additional acres!
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Annual Meeting
Coe-Brown Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike (Route 4), Northwood, NH
Saturday, February 13, 2010, Registration begins at 8:30am
The meeting will be held at Coe-Brown Academy on Route 4 in Northwood and registration begins at 8:30 AM. After a brief business meeting and the presentation of awards, Vince Walsh, a wildlife tracker and natural history expert, will be this year’s guest speaker. He will present a morning slide program of the mammals that inhabit our northern woods and will have on-hand mounted specimens, skulls, skins, scats and plaster casts of tracks from his extensive collection. Vince will then help lead our afternoon trip to nearby conservation land as we search for animal sign. (
After a potluck lunch that will be provided, please plan to join us for a moderately strenuous walk on nearby conservation land. Weather permitting, we will snow shoe or hike. The Annual Meeting will also feature the raffle of many donated items. Bear-Paw welcomes donations from artists, writers, and craftspeople for this fundraising effort.
Pre-registration is requested so that Bear-Paw can plan appropriately so please register at,, or 463-9400 by February 5th to reserve your place. This event is open to the public and a modest donation is requested to offset the cost of the event ($10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members).
Bear-Paw is a non-profit land trust with a mission to permanently conserve a network of lands that protects our region’s water, wildlife habitat, forests, and farmland. Established by resident volunteers, Bear-Paw works to conserve open space in Candia, Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond, and Strafford through outreach, education, and land protection project assistance. For information about how to become a member, land protection options for landowners or volunteering with the land trust, please contact Daniel Kern at Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Post Office Box 19, Deerfield, NH 03037, 603 463-9400, or You can also visit their website at

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Wednesday February 17th
7:00 pm at the Northwood Town Hall
You’ve seen them – along roadsides, bordering streams and wetlands, and even in your own back yard. Many non-native invasive plant species are pretty, grow easily and spread rapidly. They are pervasive throughout Northwood and surrounding towns - and that’s the problem. Invasive species overwhelm and crowd out native plants, reduce wildlife habitat, impact water quality, and decrease diversity in natural plant communities.
This workshop will help you to:
ü Identify invasive species in your neighborhood
ü Understand how they got here and how they impact our environment
ü Learn how to control their spread and preserve native plants
ü Get involved with community efforts to monitor and control invasive species
Presented by: Doug Cygan, Invasive Species Coordinator,
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Please join us to learn more about invasive species and how you can take action to help!
For more information, contact:
Carl Wallman, NALMC at or 435-5209
Dawn Genes, LRWA at or 659-9363

Friday, January 8, 2010

Eighth Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

Conference of much interest to all of us involved with the market:
The Northeast Organic Farming Association, New Hampshire Chapter (NOFA-NH) is pleased to present their eighth annual Winter Conference on Saturday, March 6, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm at Rundlett Middle School, 144 South Street in Concord. This year’s conference theme is, “A Place at the Table”, which provides a forum for gathering all constituents of New Hampshire’s organic food and agriculture community: farmers, gardeners, herbalists, landscapers, localvores, educators, and consumers.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Seed catalogs

From Maryland, my daughter writes a blog post about what to look for in seed catalogs.

Also, consider that seed produced here on the East Coast (ideally in the Mid-Atlantic) may grow better for you than seed from elsewhere in the country that's meant to do well in other climate conditions. "Buy local" doesn't mean quite the same thing with seed that it does with produce from a farmer's market, but you can keep it in mind anyway. And even though you may want to get your orders in now to be sure you get exactly what you want to grow in 2010 (yes I will tell you in another post where you can order mouse melon seed!), remember that your local garden center will have that seed you forgot to buy come spring.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Area winter farmers markets

In case you are still hungry for local food, there are other markets in the area open this winter. This should tide you over til we reopen for 2010.