Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Winter Market Season is Coming!

The winter farmers market season is coming, and some of our vendors will be selling during the later fall and winter season at the following markets:

Nottingham Farmers' Market:  2nd Sunday of each month, November through March, Nottingham Community Center, 139 Stage Rd. (Rt. 152)
Newmarket Farmers Market: October 6 and 30, November 3 and 17, December 1 and 15, January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, April 6 and 20  newmarketfarmersmarketATgmail.com

We don't have to give up our fresh local products just because summer is over!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Giant heirloom tomatoes

Sanborn Mills Farm had the most amazing huge heirloom tomatoes at the market last week!  To give you an idea of the size, we put an iPhone in the picture as a comparison.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Organics have no advantages? Wait a minute...

Did you hear about the study that says organic food isn't really any better for you than the other stuff?  Well, here's some more information you need to know before you stop looking for organic food at your supermarket or your farmers market.

In this article the author only looks at pesticide exposure:
In short, the Stanford study seriously underplays the benefit of going organic to avoid pesticide traces, especially for vulnerable populations like pregnant women and kids. In a future post, I'll show why it does the same for exposure to antibiotic-resistant pathogens in meat, and doesn't give organic its due with regard to nutritional benefits.
Future articles will look at nutritional values and the affects of antibiotics.  Always do your homework when scientific studies make headlines.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


The NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food shared a beautiful picture of apples this morning.  They're early, as all our crops have been this year, with such a warm spring and summer.  But they sure are beautiful and tasty looking.  Apple pie, anyone?