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5 Farmers Markets to Visit Around the Upper Valley: Dates, Times, and Locations

Apr 27, 2021 03:06PM ● By Virginia Dean
It’s that time of year again where we’re looking forward to visiting the abundance of indoor and outdoor Farmers Markets around the Upper Valley that offer a cornucopia of great food, fun, and much more. All markets follow strict COVID-19 guidelines as set by the CDC.  Bring your bags!

The Hanover Farmers Market

On the Green in downtown Hanover this new agriculturally-focused market includes fresh produce, meats, herbs, cheeses, flowers, plants, dairy, baked goods, and locally prepared foods. Also, enjoy local music, see artful demonstrations, learn about sustainability, and visit with neighbors, all while supporting local farmers. The market is hosted by the Hanover Area of Commerce, supported by the town of Hanover and Dartmouth College. For more information, contact Sally Wilson, Hanover Area Farmers Market Manager; [email protected] or call the HACC at 603-643-3115. The market is open June-October, Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m.


The Lebanon Farmers Market

It is held every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in Colburn Park in Lebanon during the summer season. This year, the market is open from May 20-September 30. Extended dates include Thursdays, October 7-14, from 4-6 p.m. Great fresh food, coffee/drinks, produce, meats/cheese, yummy bakery items, ice cream - limited number of businesses but those that are there are really quality merchants with super friendly owners/staff at each stand, and you are guaranteed to find something there to eat that you love. This is a small hidden gem in Lebanon and needs to support its local businesses to keep them here. The Lebanon Farmers Market is accepting applications for the 2021 market season from both returning and NEW vendors! We encourage agricultural vendors of all sorts to join us. Farm fresh produce, eggs, animal proteins, and innovative farm products are highly encouraged to apply. For further information, contact Farmers’ Market Coordinator Jessica Giordani at [email protected]

The Norwich Farmers Market

Begins May 1 at 281 Route 5 South. This is one of the oldest and largest farmers’ markets in northern New England and offers the finest in homegrown and homemade products in the Upper Valley. Vendors sell only items grown, raised, created, or prepared by their Upper Valley-based business. Every Saturday from May through October and twice a month, November through April, vendors offer a rich cornucopia of fresh farm produce, delicious baked goods, and exquisite, handcrafted items. In the summer, the market can be found in its outdoor setting on Route 5 South, about a half-mile from Exit 13 off 1-91. In the winter, the market moves into Tracy Hall in the village of Norwich. Our farm vendors offer their own fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs, honey and maple syrup, fiber products, and an abundance of garden starts and plants. You'll find all manner of baked goods, both sweet and savory, from our prepared food vendors. There are selections for breakfast and lunch at the market, plus take-home dinners and items to stock your pantry, like jams, pickles, and sauces. Its craftspeople offer a rich assortment of pottery and jewelry, wooden bowls, dried flowers, greeting cards, herbal scents and lotions, handmade soap, hand-knit and woven accessories. A nonprofit Vermont corporation operates the market, Norwich Farmers Market Inc, established for the purpose of providing a sales outlet for local farmers, craftspeople, bakers, and producers of prepared foods. The corporation is run by a volunteer board of seven directors, who are elected each spring at the corporation's annual meeting. For further information, contact Market Manager Steve Hoffman at [email protected] or 802-384-7447.


The Woodstock Farmers Market

Is a year-round mecca of fantastic food with two locations in Woodstock, VT and Waterbury, VT. It offers fresh organic produce, local meats, specialty and everyday grocery products, coffee and espresso, baked goods, prepared foods, and more. Other items that can be found at the market include grab-and-go sandwiches and soups, fresh salads, and a selection of entrees; wine, beer, and cider from small local producers in New England; cut flowers. The market takes pride in building relationships, and its family is made up of long-time customers and employees. The market, which is located at 979 W. Woodstock Rd in Woodstock, VT, is open for regular shopping Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Curbside pickup is available Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, contact [email protected] or 802-457-3658.


The Market on the Green

In New London, NH is open from June-September on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and features organic foods, baked goods, cheese, arts and crafts, flowers, eggs, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, maple, meats, nuts, plants, poultry, coffee, beans, fruits and pet food. Located on Main Street on the Town Common, the market has two or more farm vendors selling fresh agricultural products.

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