Back for More Fun! Opening December 13, 2014!

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That’s right! We’re coming back this winter, for another amazing season! Opening day of the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market is set for Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the 2014-2015 season, we’ll be open on Saturdays, every week through the end of March, and we’re expecting more than 50 vendors this year! If you’re interested in being one of them, fill out a Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market vendor application now. We’re filling up fast!

If you’re looking forward to shopping at the best winter farmers’ market in New Hampshire (really!), sign up for website updates and like us on Facebook—most of all, mark your calendar and tell your friends!

Celebrate Spring at the Market

Winter doesn’t give up easily here in central New Hampshire. Somehow, wonderfully, spring is in the air in spite of snow on the ground and more in the forecast. And even more wonderful is knowing that the Tilton Winter Farmers’ will continue for TWO MORE WEEKENDS! Our fine vendors will be here to serve you through the end of March—Sunday, March 30.

Live music, face painting, chair massage, plenty of tasting opportunities, delicious prepared foods and farm-fresh goodness, along with some beautiful craft items all await your arrival. So celebrate spring by stocking up on goodies at the market, and show your appreciation to our hard-working vendors.

And thanks for YOUR support of the market!

Here are a few photos of the market’s exquisite non-edibles…all in very good taste too!

A Cup of Tea?

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It’s a perfect day for a cup of tea.

Oh! Don’t forget the honey!

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Treats

 

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twfmcarrotsWhat!!!????!!! You don’t have any of that good stuff in the house? The Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market is open this weekend, Saturday AND Sunday, at the old Agway building on Route 3 in Tilton, New Hampshire. You’ll find the ingredients for a delicious weekend, and much, much more.

See you at the market!

Sweet News from the Market

 

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This weekend will be the last market in January, and we’re ready for another delicious weekend—we even have new vendors joining the fun. No matter what your appetite, we’ve got you covered.

We’re proud to announce that Sap House Meadery from Center Ossipee will join the Sunday market. A small producer of premium, hand-crafted meads (honey wines), Sap House Meadery uses only time-tested traditional methods and procures ingredients from local farms and markets. Their award-winning meads are created with “a passion for the land and in homage to the bees that keep the land going.”

In other sweet news, Winnipesaukee Chocolates from Wolfeboro will also join the Sunday market. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of tasting their “locally crafted chocolate indulgences, make sure you stop in for a treat. Using the finest ingredients available, they carefully blend a uniquely different combination of chocolates with ingredients like coffee, tea, spices, naturally dried fruit and freshly-toasted nuts. Each bar is mixed, molded and wrapped by hand and each bite will have you swooning with delight.

With February just one week away, the sap will be flowing sooner than we think—is that sweet news, or what?

Please continue to spread the news about the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market and plan to support the market this weekend. As always, bringing a friend or two is the best way to show our vendors that you love them! See you at the market!

 

 

 

Of Course You’ll Be There!

The forecast is perfect for a trip to the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market this weekend!

You’ve worked up an appetite shoveling out from this latest snowstorm, and the cupboards are a little bare from the onslaught of holiday visitors who have come and gone. The chill in the air is making you wish for a pot of hearty soup on the wood stove, or some freshly-baked bread, drizzled with local honey. Or both.

We’ll be open both days this weekend (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and we’d love to see you either day. We’ve got more than forty fine vendors lined up for each day; show them your appreciation of the service they’re providing to our community by showing up with a couple of empty bags, a shopping list and a smile.

In the mean time, enjoy a few pics from last weekend’s Sunday market.

 

Choices

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We face so many choices these days. How to spend our time. How to find time to be with friends and family. What to eat. Where to find good quality food. Whether to head to the mall or support a local craftsperson in our holiday gift buying. How to support—and feel connected to—our community.

You guessed it: heading to a winter farmers’ market this weekend is all about making good choices.

The Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market has it all—one-stop shopping! Chat with friends. Buy locally-produced, high-quality foods and crafts. Sip a hot drink and nibble a sweet treat. Know that you’re supporting the BEST winter farmers’ market in New Hampshire! (That’s right—remember? NH Magazine named us Editor’s Pick for the Best of New Hampshire 2013 awards.)

Your choice to support the local economy by shopping at the market this weekend is a good choice for you and the community as a whole. You can’t go wrong buying your food locally. The University of Vermont recently shared Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food:

  1. Locally grown food tastes and looks better.
  2. Local food is better for you.
  3. Local food preserves genetic diversity.
  4. Local food is safe.
  5. Local food supports local families.
  6. Local food builds community.
  7. Local food preserves open space.
  8. Local food keeps taxes down.
  9. Local food benefits the environment and wildlife.
  10. Local food is an investment in the future.

Be sure to stop by the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market this weekend. We’re open Saturday and Sunday, from 10 to 2, and we’re conveniently located at the old Agway Building on Route 3 in Tilton.

It’s a good choice.

 

 

Are You Ready?

aIMG_0511z15Are you ready for the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market opening weekend? We’ll be there, along with dozens of fine, local vendors, ready to serve you on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. In case you’ve forgotten, or if you’re a newbie to the market, we’ll again be at the old Agway Building on Route 3 in Tilton.

The market now features 45 vendors (and counting), with a wide range of locally-produced products:

  • organic produce and greens
  • winter storage crops
  • meats
  • eggs
  • dairy
  • cheese
  • breads
  • pastries
  • gourmet popcorn
  • gluten-free products
  • vegan foods
  • tomatoes
  • garlic
  • mushrooms
  • veggie burgers
  • fudge
  • apples
  • cider
  • honey
  • granola
  • maple syrup
  • jams and jellies
  • freshly roasted coffee
  • teas
  • beer
  • wine
  • gourmet food items
  • body care products
  • information on composting worms
  • herbal products
  • dog treats
  • .. and more!

Shop to the rhythms of live music and nibble a sample or two of delicious treats. Please invite a friend or two and be a part of making the 2013-2014 Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market season the best ever!