Farmers Markets represent all that is great about New Hampshire – fun loving people, outdoors, health, and great food. These 11 farmers markets in New Hampshire are some of our favorite, although with dozens to choose from throughout the state, you’re sure to find a farmers market you love. Many of the markets accept SNAP/EBT benefits, and will even double them, making fresh food accessible to everyone in the Granite State.
1. Portsmouth Farmers Market
The Portsmouth Farmers Market happens on Saturdays beginning May 7th. The rain or shine market meets at 1 Junkins Ave, bringing in some of the best fresh food the seacoast has to offer.
2. Canaan Farmers Market
The Canaan Farmers Market meets Sundays on the common, from 10 to 1. In addition to fresh fruits, vegetables, and crafts, there is music, t-shirt tie-dying, and demonstrations of spinning and glass blowing.
3. Durham Farmers Market
At the Durham Farmers Market, which meets from 2:15 to 6 on Mondays beginning June 6, you can join in a salsa contest, swap books, and make compost. The market meets at Jackson’s Landing, 10 Piscataqua Rd.
4. Franklin Farmers Market
This might be the only farmers market that takes place on the campus of a hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital at 15 Aikden Ave. The market meets Tuesdays beginning in July from 3 to 6 p.m.
5. Concord Farmers Market
The Concord Farmers Market happens each Saturday beginning in May from 8:30 to noon on Capital Street. Here you can find not only everything a human could possibly want (healthy and not so healthy), but also freshly made treats for your four-legged friends.
6. Dover Farmers Market
This mid-week farmers market happens on Wednesdays from 2:15 to 6 in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce. The Cocheco Arts Festival Concert series and a book swap take place at the market.
7. The Farmers Market of Keene
The Farmers Market of Keene is so great that it has to meet twice a week – Tuesday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check it out, rain or shine, at the corner of Gilbo Ave and Main Street.
8. Lebanon Farmers Market
The Lebanon Farmers Market meets Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning in May. In addition to great food you’ll find a kid’s art tent, weekly entertainment and cooking demonstrations.
9. Laconia Farmers Market
When you’re on summer vacation, Laconia Farmers Market is the perfect place to get fresh produce in the Lakes Region. Check it out Saturday mornings beginning at 8, starting in June.
10. Peterborough Farmers Market
The Peterborough Farmers Market happens on Wednesdays beginning in May, from 3 to 6 p.m. The farmers market meets at the Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm Street. Throughout the summer special events including watermelon day and strawberry day happen at the market.
11. Manchester Community Market
Manchester Community Market is names because it encompasses so much more than just a farmers market. Here you can find everything you need, including bath supplies, crafts and herbs. It meets Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 in Victory Park.
Bring on the fresh food season! Which of these farmers markets in New Hampshire would you most like to visit?