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Last Chance to Catch Lebanon's Winter Farmers' Market

Apr 13, 2017 11:32AM ● By Linda Ditch
This Saturday, April 15, will be the final Lebanon Farmers' Market at the Lebanon Senior Center, 10 Campbell Street, from 10am to 1pm. With any luck, some early-spring produce may show up along with what’s left of the winter offerings as the cold weather starts to loosen its grip on the Upper Valley. You can count on plenty of homemade jams, jellies, pickles, and mustards to stock your shelves, along with spice mixes, herb blends, maple syrup, honey, and dried beans.

Many vendors also offer homemade breads and sweet treats such as donuts, maple candies, and pies. You’ll also find farm-raised meats (beef, pork, chicken), eggs, and goat cheese. Homemade crafts and soaps will be sold too, and live music will entertain you while you shop.

The market not only brings visitors farm-fresh products but also provides a place where local farmers, crafters, producers, and artists can offer their wares directly to consumers. You can talk with the person who grew the spring lettuces, made the jelly, or raised the beef. They are happy to answer your questions, and some will even share a recipe suggestion if needed. The prepared foods also use at least 25 percent local ingredients.

The market offers a debit and EBT program, so visitors may use their cards at the market. EBT users are also eligible for Granite State Market Match. Everyone shopping with a card will receive up to $10 in matching funds to spend at the market.

While it’s sad to see the winter market coming to a close, don’t worry. You won’t have long to wait for the summer market’s opening day on Thursday, May 18 from 4 to 7pm at Colburn Park. A weekly music series will also take place, and AVA Gallery will also set up art stations for children. The summer farmers’ market will take place every week until September 28th.

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