Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saturday, February 25th - Market Schedule

Markets this week, in the area - all on Saturday 10am - 2pm
     Tilton Farmers Market - Main St in Tilton
     Concord Farmers Market - Cole Gardens in Concord
     SeaCoast Eat Local - Wentworth Greenhouse in Rollinsford (free shuttle from Salmon Falls Stoneware, for overflow parking)

This week at the SeaCoast Eat Local Market:
    CSA Week - learn more about Community Supported Agriculture  (remember we have 2 CSA's with summer pickup at the Northwood Farmers Market)
    10 - noon:  Kathy Gunst, (author of Notes From a Maine Kitchen: Seasonally Inspired Recipes) Cooking Demo and Book Signing

Local Food - all year round :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Deerfield Farmers Market Sunday Afternoon

Don't forget to stop by the monthly winter Deerfield Farmers' Market on Sunday, February 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the George B. White Building [town offices] at 8 Raymond Road [Route 443/107]. Load up on eggs, meats, vegetables, jellies and honey, and other fresh and locally produced goods.
Not only will you be feeding your family well, you will be supporting your neighbors, our local farmers.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Summer CSA's at the Northwood Farmers Market

Did you see customers taking boxes full of produce home, from the Northwood Farmers Market last summer???   They were CSA members, picking up their "shares" from Red Manse Farm.

This summer 2 farms will be offering CSA shares, for pickup at the Northwood Farmers Market:
       Red Manse Organic Farm  (full share:  $565   half share:  $320 - for 20 weeks of produce)
                see website: for more details

      Montminy's Country Store (full share:  $350     half shares are available upon request for 12 week of produce)
                for more information, contact Northwood Farmers Market for contact information

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture): Many of the expenses to small farms are incurred early in the season, before income starts coming in, from harvest:  seeds, fertilizer, fuel for greenhouses etc.   CSAs help small farms by providing money early in the season, to help offset these expenses.   Members pay for a season's worth of produce in advance and in exchange, recieve a "share" of the harvest available each week.  CSA members "partner" with the farmer, sharing the risks (weather, pests) and share in the rewards.