Rochester Farmer's Market Opens Tuesday,June 13th, 2017 The 2017 Rochester Farmers Market, will open on the Rochester Common on Tuesdays beginning the 13th of June from 3:00 pm through 6:00 pm. and will continue every Tuesday through September 26th, 2017. Free entertainment and demonstrations weekly.
We believe the market to be a community hub, a place to meet up with neighbors and friends and a place to bring your children. A place where you have an opportunity to learn about the foods you consume and their proper preparation. A place to enjoy a clean, healthy environment while listening to some great musicians performing live on the bandstand. Or a place to simply enjoy the activity and take in the sweet smells of freshness. The Rochester Farmers Market is a place where we not only support our local farmers but one another as well. We are also pleased to announce that through our partnership with Seacoast Eat Local the Rochester Farmers Market has received a grant from Heal NH Foundation (HNH), enabling us to offer SNAP/EBT. We offer a dollar for dollar match for the first $10.00 spent on the SNAP/EBT .
We are currently accepting applications and will list all vendors accepted by the market once we have reviewed and made our selections.
Meet the Vendors In Alphabetical Order
Berry Best Farm Back in 1948 Christine's parents, Herbert and Natalie Colburn, bought the land that is known today as Berry Best Farm. It has been a working family farm since then and they have raised everything from chickens, hay, and Standardbred race horses to what they are best known for today--blueberries and peaches.
Today they have approximately 2,500 highbush blueberry bushes in 11 different varieties, growing on about five acres of farmland. Blueberry Varieties: Early Blue; Blue Ray; Patriot; Atlantic; Jersey; Herbert; Dixie; Pemberton; Blue Crop; Stanley and Wareham
Peach Varieties: Garnet Beauty, Red Haven, Canadian Harmony, and Harrow Beauty.
Pick You rOwn or visit the Farm Store for a variety of products Chris and John Bozak Part-Time Seasonal Vendor Berry Best Farm 33 Colburn Way Lebanon, ME 04027 Phone: 207-457-1435 Christine@BerryBestFarm.com
Claire's Kitchen Claire Williams has a wonderful array of home-made goodies. The old saying "It tastes just like my grandma used to make" is a reality with old fashioned recipes. Claire sells out every week, so if you are interested in trying some of her delicious sweet bread or whoopie pies, get there early. Full Time Vendor Claire and her husband live in Milton, New Hampshire
Country Farm Candles Country Farm Candles is owned and run by Helen and Sarah. They are a Mother-Daughter team that specializes in soy candles by combining the finest natural soy candles with unique and vintage containers. The clean burning soy candles are hand crafted in small batches to enhance every home and experience. Every batch is locally made in New England. They acquire and create our containers from the White Mountains of NH, vintage sales, and everywhere in between.They hand-pour each soy candle individually with care and love to bring you just the right scent and aesthetic to warm your home! Part Time Vendor PO Box 1004, Burlington, MA 01803 Phone 1.781.205.9275 email@example.com www.countryfarmcandles.com
Dave Smith Full-Time Vendor
Farmer Toms Farmer Toms is a small family-run vegetable farm serving the seacoast for the past twenty years.
They carry a wide variety of vegetables including: beans and peas, corn, potatoes, winter and summer squash, swiss chard, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, carrots, beets, peppers, onions, cucumbers, turnips, and pumpkins.
Granite Ledge Farm Here is what Scott Drummey has to say about his new venture. " Granite Ledge Farm is a diversified, permaculture based, farm business that opened in 2017. We are a new farm business on a Revolutionary War-era homestead in New Durham. Once our trees are mature, we will sell many different varieties of fruit, perennial vegetables, herbs, and nuts to consumers and restaurants in the Seacoast, NH area. This is our first year selling any product, and we are excited to be at the Rochester Farmers Market. This year, we will be selling several varieties of perennial seedling herbs in pots, and several perennial vegetables such as asparagus and horseradish. Assuming Mother Nature cooperated, we will be selling peaches, apples, pears, and several types of berries throughout the season. We will also be selling several varieties of grafted fruit trees in September for Fall planting. Part-Time Vendor Olde Bay Rpad New Durham, NH 03855 603-740-9479 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackleboro Orchards The Weiser family is going into its 26th year of growing fruits and veggies at Hackleboro Orchards. Hackleboro Orchards is a large and beautiful working farm with many varieties of apples to choose from and plenty of room to roam around! Bring your camera and comfortable walking shoes and enjoy the fantastic views and quality apple picking. Their farm stand has their own blend of fresh, sweet cider, pre-bagged apples for your convenience, fresh baked goods and much, much more.
During their busy season, they provide weekend tractor rides into the "pick-your-own" section; call for availability on 9 varieties of apples: Puritan, Paula Red, Mcintosh, Empire, Cortland, Red & Golden Delicious and Nothern Spy. Many other apple varieties available, pre-bagged, at the farm stand.
You'll also find in season - Blueberries - Peaches & Nectarines – Plums - Apples - Bosc Pears - Maple Syrup & Candies – Honey-Pumpkins, Winter Squash, and Gourds - Various Produce-Baked Goods -Cornstalks Full-Time Vendor 61 Orchard Road Canterbury, NH 03224 603-783-4248 email@example.com www.hackleboroorchards.com
Happy Belly Bakeshop Happy Belly Bakeshop is a Gluten-Free small bakery specializing in delicious high-quality baked goods everyone can enjoy. Whether you have Celiac Disease, a wheat allergy, or simply want to enjoy a healthier dessert, Nora has you covered. She strives for perfection and carries all your favorites. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free. The magic is in the mix. Happy Belly Bakeshop doesn't settle for 'good enough for gluten-free." Their special blend of gluten-free flour ensures moist, delicious desserts. Full-Time Vendor Nora Pilar East Wakefield, NH 03830 www.happybellybakeshop.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Hickory Nut Farm Hickory Nut Farm in Lee, New Hampshire is a small, family owned and operated farm. founded in 2000 by a husband and wife team of Architects. Donna-Lee and Philip have immersed themselves into farm life. All products are individually crafted by skilled workers. No two wheels of cheese produced with the same recipe and method have exactly the same taste or texture due to the variables that cannot be controlled. This, too, is a delight as each new wheel opened comes with its own mystery. Each product is unique and hand-made, and nothing is mass-produced. Each variety of cheese is their own development and naming. Their milk is not pasteurized as that process kills some the nutrition that is good for us. Expectant and nursing mothers, therefore, should not eat our cheese. Each bar of soap is equally hand-crafted, as is our yo-goat-gurt and confections. Hickory Nut Farm is available to those interested in animals, cheese and soap making, cheese cave curiosity, wool spinning, donkey rides, and artwork (painting and drawing). You may schedule an appointment to tour. School tours of our farm (Usually K- 3rd Grades), homeschooling learning programs, small groups of kids with adults, birthday parties, adult education field trips, and also weddings are held at the farm! (with or without animals)
Home Made by Rivka Home Made by Rivka was started with the intentions of making wholesome, simple food, that is locally sourced when possible. "I believe these things should be more easily accessible to those who want the benefits of homemade, but can't spare the time or don't have the means."
"I'm living my life through food and sharing my memories and experiences through my kitchen. That's why everything I make is all natural and made by me in small batches. Food should be simple. Food should be real. Food should be fun." Full-Time Vendor Home Made by Rivka Somersworth, NH (978) 457-3336 www.facebook.com/HomeMadebyRivka
Line Hill Farm Line Hill Farm Is a small family farm in New Durham, New Hampshire. They grow: Leaks, broccoli, snow peas, spinach, butternut squash, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, potatoes, bell peppers, habanero peppers, eggplant, various tomatoes: Geronimo, big beef, brandywines, early girls, cherry tomatoes.
Canned spaghetti sauce, salsa, vegetable plants, flower plants and horse hay, as well as gather honey and maple syrup. Full-Time Vendor Line Hill Farm 213 Middleton Road New Durham, New Hampshire (603) 859-2277
Loaf and Ladle The Bread Anadama An old New England favorite, This molasses, and cornmeal-based bread is both sweet and savory. Soft and fluffy inside with a sweet crunch of corn and crisp crust on the outside.
Oatmeal A light and well-risen loaf, topped with rolled oats.A great alternative to the traditional white or wheat.This oat-based bread is perfect for sandwiches!
Honey White new take on an all-American classic.A traditional white bread with a hint of sweet honey and a golden brown crust.
Garden Herb The perfect blend of fresh garden flavors. Made with carrots, basil, parsley, and garlic, this light and fluffy loaf is delightfully paired with cheese, or as a staple on your dinner table.
Cinnamon Swirl This sweet, hand rolled loaf is a staple for Sunday brunch! With ribbons of cinnamon sugar swirled throughout, this bread is perfectly paired with a cup of coffee. they recommend using it for French toast!
Cheddar A savory loaf with a rich cheddar cheese flavor. This bread is spiced with paprika and garlic, giving it just enough bite!
*Other varieties of bread available upon request. All of our bread is made fresh locally in Dover, New Hampshire. Every loaf individually hand rolled and baked to perfection! We offer simple ingredients with no additives or preservatives. Full-Time Vendor Aiden Ulery The Loaf and Ladle Pantry 1 Washington Street - Suite 1 Dover, NH (207) 475-8809
McKenzie's Farm McKenzie's Farm is a family farm on the top of beautiful Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire. "We carved our farm out of fertile, but rocky soil more than two decades ago. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Washington!"
Because of the hot house, McKenzies is able to bring in a variety of vegetables early in the season.
"U-PICK" at McKenzie's Farm currently includes Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Tomatoes,& Pumpkins
The farm is kid and pet-friendly (leashes and cleanup required). Open Daily May - November 12 Jock, Annie, Brett& Danielle McKenzie. http://www.mckenziesfarm.com Full-Time Vendor 71 NE Pond Rd., Milton, NH (603) 652-9400
MLC Catering "We are a creative and innovative team of caterers who love what we do! We prepare and serve fine food in the New Hampshire Seacoast region. We'll spoil you with the highest quality, mouthwatering dishes."
Darlene Towle offers catering in Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth, Somersworth, Exeter, Epping, Farmington, Alton, Wolfeboro, Southern NH areas as well as Berwick, Sanford, Kittery, York, and Southern Maine towns. Always a line at the market, so get there early! Full-Time Vendor MLC Catering, LLC 52 Estes Road Rochester, NH 03839 (603) 335-7793 http://www.mlccatering.com
Mousam Valley Mushrooms At Mousam Valley, they strive to grow mushrooms as close to wild as possible. They cultivate the fungi on Maine hardwood & straw, sourced sustainably from the very woods & fields they forage in. The end result is a mushroom that could have been picked right off the side of your favorite foraging path.
"We love nature but not its surprises. Thus, all of our mushrooms are grown and packed in a totally controlled and fully automated indoor environment, while optimizing the ideal conditions present in their natural habitats. At the same time, it eliminates natural threats such as adverse weather and competitors allowing us to produce savory mushrooms year round!" They are located above the Mousam River Valley in Springvale Maine inside of an historic dairy barn that they renovated into their mushroom farm on twelve acres of farmland. Full-Time Vendor 21 Blanchard Road Springvale, Maine (207) 457-6007 mousamvalleymushrooms.com
New Hampshire Farm Museum The NH Farm Museum consists of two adjoining farmsteads situated on 50 acres located on Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire. The historic Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead date to the late 18th century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farms were passed down in the same families for generations. The Museum is open to the public five days per week mid-June through Labor Day and on weekends during the shoulder seasons. They offer special events and programs on weekends throughout the year, guided tours of the farm and the historic Jones farmhouse and exhibits and displays on rural life and agriculture in New Hampshire. Special events and programs, work shops, school group visits and day camps are offered throughout the year. They have a working farm with heritage breed farm animals and heirloom varieties of vegetables.
Learn about three centuries of farm life in New Hampshire Tour the historic Jones house and tavern Discover the three-story barn filled with tools, wagons, and sleighs Go on the Great Yellow Barn Hunt - kids love it! Visit the tractor and carriage barn and the apple/cider exhibit Meet the farm animals - chickens, goats, sheep, and pigs Crack corn the old-fashioned way and feed the chickens Explore acres of fields, forests, and wildlife Hike an easy trail to the old family cemetery Tour the vegetable, herb, and flower gardens Shop for New Hampshire made products in the Country Store! Join them for special events like Dairy Day, Harvest Day, Stories on the Farm, the Great New Hampshire Pie Festival, and much more! Click on the Events button for a schedule. Individuals, families, school groups - all are welcome for a memorable visit! The New Hampshire Farm Museum is a non-profit 501 c3 educational organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and carrying forward New Hampshire's rural and agricultural heritage. Full-Time Vendor New Hampshire Farm Museum 603-652-7840 1305 White Mountain Highway Route 125/ PO Box 644 Milton, NH 03851 email@example.com
Our Farm Our Farm, owned and operated by Laura Young and Aron Gonsalves, was established in 2013 in Springvale, Maine. The couple moved to Maine after spending their twenties on the sunny island of Oahu, where they first focused on their culinary careers, then opened a garden supply store primarily based on hydroponics and aquaponics. The two learned about small – scale urban farming and worked with the Department of Education to establish gardens for local schools. Nearly 10 years later, they were ready to take on the challenge of a homestead. Their search for land brought them to Maine
Determined that cooperative farming was to be their mission, ‘Our Farm’ was simply named to pay respect and give thanks to all those who have made and will make it a success. Laura and Aron settled on the old 40+ acre farm, formerly known as Shaw’s Dairy. The existing structures have allowed them to raise a variety of livestock. Chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and pigs are bred and raised for egg and meat production. The 20 acre hay field also feeds the herd of beef cattle. The fertile land on Hanson Ridge has given rise to the bountiful, organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers that are produced from March through November. Crops like tomatoes, squashes, cabbages and peppers start as seedlings in the little hoop house before being transplanted into the garden. Others, like carrots, cucumbers, radishes and beets are sewn directly into the soil which has been fortified with compost produced right on the farm. The local mushroom farm, Mousam Valley Mushrooms, where Aron is the Director of Operations, provides straw, an excellent source of organic matter, and is used to mulch the gardens at Our Farm. Their products are also available at the roadside farm stand and by special order. Look for baked and canned goods coming out of the kitchen and don’t hesitate to ask for cooking tips from the chefs. Full-Time Vendor 377 Hanson Ridge Rd Springvale, Maine (207) 850-1657 Ourfarmmaine@gmail.com
Root Seller The Root Seller is located in Nottingham, NH on 130 acres of conserved land owned by Susan and Dan Comte.
They use a three-year crop rotation of potatoes, wheat, and beans, to aid in pest management and soil fertility.
Maple syrup production dominates the late winter and early spring with over 1000 maple trees being tapped and boiled down to maple syrup. Come planting season the Comte Family – Dan, his wife Susan and their three sons, Tyler, Andrew and Anthony – are hard at work with the twelve acres of fields reserved for Potatoes, peas, carrots, radishes and a variety of beans – naturally grown without chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides Full-Time Vendor 13 Nielson Road Nottingham, NH 03290 603-942-1297 firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit Wind Farm A beautiful historic farmhouse with barns situated on 150 private acres is the home to Spirit Wind Farm. They raise English Shire horses, Nubian goats and Nigerian goats, chickens, and pigs.
At the market, they offer fresh farm eggs as well as goat products such as cheese, luxurious goat milk soap, lip balm, and moisturizer. The farm is open for weddings, kids birthday parties, trail rides, sleigh rides, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and special events.
Spirit Wind Farm is also listed on Farmstay.US. As an alternative to staying at a hotel, this is an opportunity for you to stay on a real working farm and actually being put to work if that is your desire. Wake up in the morning to a fresh from the farm breakfast. 57 Spirit Wind Farm Road Lebanon, ME (207) 457-3001 email@example.com
Studley's Flower Gardens Studley’s Flower Garden has delighted its customers with fresh flowers and garden services from its downtown Rochester, New Hampshire, location for more than 80 years. Founded in 1928, the business has grown to include a full range of floral design services, an extensive selection of annual and perennial garden plants plus landscaping and irrigation services. Today, Studley’s continues to offer personalized service and customized solutions for every flower and garden lover’s needs and interests. Studley's will be at the RFM every Tuesday in June and one market in each month following. They are always happy to answer any questions. Part-Time Vendor https://studleys.com 82 Wakefield St Rochester, New Hampshire (603) 332-4565
Teatotaller Teatotaller is a café, tea-house, bistro and venue located in Historic Downtown Somersworth, New Hampshire.
At the market, they serve a range of tea and coffee plus specialty pastries. Most teas are blended in house. Their tea kitchen infuses the imagination of the experienced tea-drinker (or the uninitiated).
The pastries are unique and tickle the imagination with items like Stroopwafel and Kouign Amann Full-Time Vendor 69 High St Somersworth, NH 03878 (603) 841-2545 www.teatotallerteahouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Toad Farm Two Toad Farm is MOFGA Certified Organic, and is beginning their 10th season growing food and providing local jobs for the community.
The mission of Two Toad Farm is to stabilize the local food supply, employ local people, and provide options for fresh, healthy produce.
Their farming philosophy focuses on the health of the soil. Every decision made relates to soil health and fertility. Two Toad Farm engages in extensive cover cropping for fertility, weed management, and erosion control. Most every plot receives three different cover crops each season in addition to the herb or vegetable harvested for market.
They grow over two hundred varieties of herbs and veggies for their markets, chefs, and CSA. Full-Time Vendor www.TwoToadFarm.com Jordan Pike 89 Richardson Dr. Lebanon, ME Phone: 207-252-1103