Call for Local Food Producers

The New England Marketplace at One Washington Center in Dover, N.H. is seeking artisans and specialty food producers throughout New England with products for purchase to participate in a Specialty Food and Artisan Marketplace being organized in the upcoming months.

“We noticed a demand for specialty food producers and artisan to have an outlet to display their wares”, says Bonnie McLoud the marketplace organizer and part owner of Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus. “There are so many wonderful products hand produced in New England that do not have always have a channel to market their goods.  Many small business owners of this type do not have typical bricks and mortar storefront and we thought that this would be a great venue to offer to artisan and specialty food producers.”

In partnership with Washington Street Mills at One Washington Center in Dover, The New England Marketplace will offer three different event dates in the upcoming months.  The events will be held inside on the first floor of the Picker building. Vendors can attend all three event dates or choose from one of the dates based on their schedule.

Also organizing the event is Sheila Speckin and Kim Knight of Maine Buck Nuts. “The Picker Building is a great space to hold this type of event.  It has great windows with views of the river and there is room for 40 vendors. We want the event to be a feel good event.  Great products that make you feel good from gourmet packaged foods to a one of kind artisan works.”

The New England Marketplace event dates are slated for the last Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. February 27th, March 27th and April 24th

There will be music performed on acoustic guitar from 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. by Barry Arvin Young of Buxton, Maine.

Specialty Food Producers and Artisans interested in participating or who would like more information can contact Bonnie or Sheila. Bonnie McLoud 603-502-0434 Email: or Sheila Speckin 207 423-2854 Email