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!

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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.

 

 

Market Set to Open Weekend of December 7-8

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Just in time for holiday food preparations, the 2013-2014 Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, once again at the old Agway Building on Route 3 in Tilton. We’re looking forward to an exciting third year, and are grateful for this wonderful space, made available to us with the generous, ongoing support of AutoServ of Tilton. The market is conveniently located off I-93 at Exit 20. This season, the market will operate weekends from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, from December 7 to March 30.

A destination for food lovers from throughout the state and beyond, the market will again feature more than 45 vendors, offering the state’s finest fresh and locally-produced food products, along with carefully selected, agriculturally-based crafts. With such easy access to I-93, regular shoppers include out-of-state people traveling to New Hampshire vacation homes and weekend visitors to the Lakes Region, as well as the many, many local residents who support the market. The result? A colorful, bustling scene, every weekend day throughout the winter!

The market offers a wide range of locally-produced, farm-fresh and 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, jellies, freshly roasted coffee, teas, beer, wine, gourmet food items, body care products, information on composting worms, herbal products, dog treats and more. Each Saturday and Sunday will also feature live music, information about sourcing local products and services and abundant sampling of delicious foods.

Stay in touch for updates by subscribing to this site and “liking” us on Facebook. Want to help the market grow even stronger this year? Invite a friend to come with you!

Interested vendors should e-mail Joan O’Connor  or call her at 603.496.1718.

See you at the market!