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…