Weekday Farmers’ Markets Open Across Seacoast

From our friends at the Seacoast Growers Association (SGA):

Seacoast Growers Association is pleased to announce the start of its weekday farmers’ markets in Dover, Durham, Exeter, Hampton and Kingston.  In addition to new vendors, this year brings the Exeter market a full two weeks early, and offers a new location with great accessibility in Dover.

The Exeter Farmers’ Market starts May 21st in the Swasey Parkway, off Water Street in downtown Exeter, Thursdays from 2:15 to 6:00 p.m.

The Dover Farmers’ Market starts June 3rd in its new home in the parking lot of the Herbal Path at 835 Central Ave., Wednesdays from 2:15 to 6:00 p.m.

The Durham Farmers’ Market starts June 1st in the parking lot of Durham Bike on Pettee Brook Lane in the downtown loop.

The Hampton Farmer’s Market starts June 2nd in the Sacred Heart School parking lot, across from the post office just north of Route 101, Tuesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Kingston Farmer’s Market also starts June 2nd and is located “on the plains” across from the fire station on Main Street / Route 111, Tuesdays from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m.

SGA’s weekly Saturday market in Portsmouth opened the first week of May.  It is held in the City Hall parking lot on Junkins Ave., from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

While maintaining an agricultural focus, SGA farmers’ markets also are proud to offer fresh seafood and quality prepared foods such as jams, cookie dough, honey mead, and blended teas.  Our skilled artisans also present some of the finest crafts on the Seacoast, ranging from woven reed baskets, pottery and leather work to goat milk soap, herbal medicine, jewelry and Chinese brush paintings.

All SGA markets are open rain or shine and offer the “SGA Guarantee”: Our products are grown and made by our own vendors here on the Seacoast.

Now in its 33rd year, Seacoast Growers’ Association is a state-registered nonprofit organization representing 57 local independent businesses.  SGA works closely with Seacoat Eat Local, Seacoast Local and Slow Food Seacoast, all of whom can be found every Saturday at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market Information Booth. Volunteer Local Food Advocates are also welcome to join this local food movement; free training is provided.

Our monthly e-newsletter provides special recipes and updates on what foods and flowers are in season.  To sign up or for more information on any of our programs or markets, including maps to all six locations and a full list of vendors, visit www.seacoastgrowers.org.