Plan a stop at one of these Farmers Markets for fresh and delicious food produced locally — with much of it organically grown! Many varieties of tasty tomatoes vie for attention with stalls and baskets heaped with fresh greens, onions, cabbages, zucchinis, blueberries and so many more delightful vegetables and fruits. Local cheese makers set out samples side by side with jam and jelly producers. Pasture-raised pork, beef, and chicken, baked goods and prepared foods can find their way home in your shopping bag. Live music and thoughtful handcrafts like jewelry, soaps, wooden items like bowls, spoons and birdhouses, and much more round out the offerings.
Littleton Farmers Market
The Littleton Farmers Market is located on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River and adjacent to the town’s famous covered bridge. Grassy areas, trees and the burbling river make this an ideal spot even on the hottest day to browse the stalls offering everything from locally grown fruits and veggies, pasture-raised pork, beef, and chicken, goat cheeses, breads, gluten-free goodies, maple products, prepared foods, and wonderful crafts, from jewelry to wood products to homespun wool. Live music adds to the market’s festive flair. 77 Riverglen Lane, along the Ammonoosuc River by the Covered Bridge and the Littleton Senior Center
Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Sunday, June to October.
For more information visit: http://littletonfarmersmarket.com/
Lancaster Farmers Market
At the Lancaster Farmers Market dozens of vendors gather on the green space around the Centennial Park Bandstand to showcase their local and organic vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, baked goods, plants and much more, along with handcrafted products like jewelry, bird houses, and soaps and lotions. Musical entertainment is on tap the first Saturday each month. Centennial Park, Main Street, next to Weeks Memorial Library
Open 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday late May through Columbus Day weekend.
For more information visit: http://www.lancasterfarmersmarket.org
Gorham Farmers Market
The Gorham Farmers Market features a variety of local vendors selling fresh and organic produce, fruits, meats, baked goods, pastries, eggs, jams / jellies, preserves, goat dairy products, coffee, cheeses, honey products, and maple products. Handcrafted items include leather goods, soaps, dog treats, sewn / crochet items, wood turned kitchen items and more. Prepared foods include Thai food, meatball / pork / beef sandwiches and chicken wings, homemade sauces, lemonade and teas. Mushrooms, chaga and fiddleheads are locally sourced. Local authors are on hand to sign their books and live music adds a lively note. Town of Gorham Common, 69 Main Street. Open 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, early June through early October.