Our next Indoor Farmers’ Market is on Saturday, March 24th, inside the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full list of the 45+ participating farmer and food producers, and the products they will be selling can be found at www.seacoasteatlocal.org. For a look at what the market has to offer:
- Slideshow of our Winter Farmers’ Market in Rollinsford, March 10th
- “Winter Bounty” in the latest issue of Taste of the Seacoast
- “Growing in winter, family farm embraces cold crops, new off-season markets,” Fosters
While we have two April markets in Exeter remaining in our season, March 24th will be our last market this year at Wentworth Greenhouses. The staff members at Wentworth Greenhouses make the these markets fantastic, and we appreciate all of their enthusiasm and hard work — thank-you!
- Get ready for Easter! Easter is coming up and this will be our last market before then. Hams and lamb will be available at the market. Eggs are also available. Customers often ask about local white eggs for the holiday, and now is the time to start gathering them. Many farms sell mixed colors in each dozen. Because fresh eggs can keep for five weeks in the refrigerator, you can buy more than you plan to eat immediately, and set aside the white ones for Easter dying.
- March is the perfect month to eat up all the remaining garlic — try these recipes.
- Greens are flourishing in the increasing day length. From familiar greens like salad mix, spinach, Swiss chard, kale, and beet greens to interesting varieties of Asian greens, these delicious greens continue to be a highlight of the markets.
- There will also be an amazing variety of vegetables, meats, milk, cheese, eggs, baked goods, prepared meals, and more sweet and savory treats.
Knife Sharpening at the Market
Bring your knives and garden tools to the market to be sharpened! On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be on site to sharpen your knives and tools while you shop. View their website for pricing information on different kinds of blades, tools, and additional information: www.ontheedgeknifesharpening.com. Sharp knives make cooking a pleasure!
Composting at the Market
EcoMovement Consulting & Hauling will be joining us at the March 24th Indoor Farmers’ Market, as well as for the remaining markets this season. Look for their Zero Waste station to recycle or compost at the market. All food scraps (meat and dairy included), most paper products, and bioplastics (used by vendors already composting, like White Heron Tea!) are compostable. EcoMovement staff will be on hand to explain and help us compost as much as we can.
Activities at the Market
- Free crepe day at the market! To celebrate the arrival of spring, Silver Moon Creperie is generously offering free crepes!
- The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will be offering a free kid’s activity to help keep kids entertained during your shopping trip.
- Live Music by Poor Howard Stith.
- Nonprofits at the market: The Oyster River Cooperative School District Sustainability Committee and the Dover Cassily Community Garden will be at the market to share information about their projects and programs
- Maple March Madness: We’ll be celebrating all things maple at the March 24th market — try maple syrup in a new way with one of these recipes, and look for cooking demos with Jennifer Purrenhage and Erin Allgood, and prepared foods featuring maple at the market.
- Food donations will be accepted by the Seacoast Consumer Alliance Peer Support Center on behalf of those in need. Fresh foods are encouraged; consider buying extra potatoes, carrots, or eggs to donate.
- Wentworth Greenhouses: Located at 141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, NH, just 1 mile past Red’s Shoe Barn of Dover. For map >
- Market Shuttle: Easy parking, with a free shuttle van running continuously from additional parking provided by Salmon Falls Stoneware, 75 Oak Street in Dover, around the corner from the Wentworth Greenhouses.
- Online Resources: View a full list of market vendors, search for available food, or check our interactive market maps to see which vendor will be attending a particular market
- SNAP & Debit Tokens: SNAP (foodstamps) can now be used at the winter farmers’ market — SNAP customers swipe their EBT cards at the market info booth, and then use tokens to shop with approved vendors. Help us spread the word about this important new project to provide access to wholesome foods to people of all incomes. Debit card customers can also purchase tokens to be used with all vendors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Partial funding for this project provided by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
For more information: www.seacoasteatlocal.org
See you at the market, March 24th in Rollinsford!