Newmarket Farmers Market January 15th at Carpenter's Olde English Greenhouse

The Newmarket Farmers Market has a new home.  This Saturday on January 15th is the opening of the market at Carpenter's Olde English Greenhouse from 9 to 1.  Shop at this new location down the hill from The Stone Church and across the street from the Newmarket High School on 220 South Main Street.

Check out the new venue where Red Rover Coffee will be offering hot cups of joe and beans by the pound.

The Soup Guy will be presenting warm winter soups such as Sweet Corn Chowder and Malaysian Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup, and Sweet Melissa's Kitchen will be debuting a multi grain three seed bread (poppy, sesame and sunflower), and ciabatta, beer bread, raisin bread and English muffin bread.
While sampling and shopping the market, patrons will be graced by the music of Sam and Rob Southworth from 9 to 11, and then tunes from Clinton LaPointe from 11 to 1.

The market is in the second season of the winter markets held monthly on the third Saturday of the month.  The market vendor selection includes local, fresh foods on offer for meals throughout the month.


Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday December 18th

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is offering fresh and local foods for your holiday meals from 9 to 1 on Saturday December 18th inside The Stone Church.  Warmth and music will surround market goers while choosing garlic, potatoes, winter squash, Swiss chard, Gilfeather turnips, daikon, dried beans or perhaps a holiday ham.

Fresh local beef, chicken, lamb and pork will also be offered for holiday meals.  Bread, pastries, pies, eggs, syrup, and honey too, along with floral arrangements, body scrubs, homemade holiday candles and goats milk soap.

Two new vendors will be present - New Brew and NH20.  New Brew will be bringing non alcoholic malted beverages served warm.  Coffee infused, naturally sweet and earthy, and chocolate cinnamon will be offered.  NH20 is crystal clear water harvested on the 282 acre Sunny Slope Farm in Alton.  This product was awarded best of NH for 2010.

The winter Newmarket Farmers' Markets are held every third Saturday through April.


Sweet Melissa Pies at Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 11/20

Sweet Melissa Kitchen Pies will be offered at the opening of the first of the winter Newmarket Farmers' Markets in the second season this Saturday on November 20th from 9 to 1.

Melissa Clifford of Madbury began baking her pies for others in 2008 when she took special orders for the holidays.  She is now offering the same to market goers.  Her pies can be pre-ordered for pick up at this Saturday's market if Melissa's contacted by November 18th.  Pies can also be pre-ordered for Thanksgiving by the 20th.  For ordering and more information email Melissa here or call her at 603-490-0860.

All pies will be offered for $15 at the market on Saturday.  Melissa creates a  variety of luscious pies that include Fudgy Turtle Pie (a rich chocolate filling with toasted pecans topped with a caramel drizzle in a flaky, crispy crust); Pecan Pie (a classic filling of crunchy pecans with a sweet gooey filling in a flaky, crispy crust); Old Fashioned Apple Pie (a classic combination of sweet local apples piled high with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg in a flaky, crispy crust); Apple Cranberry Crisp Pie (a delicious combination of sweet and tart - local apples and juicy cranberries with an oatmeal crisp topping in a flaky, crispy crust); and Maple Walnut Pumpkin Pie (a maple walnut streusel tops a silky smooth pumpkin filling in a flaky crispy crust).

The winter Newmarket Farmers' Markets will be held every 3rd Saturday November through May inside The Stone Church on Zion Hill overlooking Main Street.

Flint Corn with Antique Sheller at Newmarket Farmers Market 9/25

Flint corn from the Wild Miller Gardens will be ground into corn meal at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday, September 25th using an antique corn sheller from the Newmarket Historical Society.  This history laden corn meal will be offered to market goers freshly ground and ready for cooking.

Flint corn is zea mays indurata known as Indian corn or calico corn and the same species of maize.  This corn is as hard as flint because each kernel has a hard outer layer to protect the soft endosperm.  Flint corn has a low water content so it is more resistant to freezing than other vegetables. 
Native Americans in New England and in the Great Plains cultivated this hardy corn.  Flint corn was the only Vermont crop to survive the infamous Year Without a Summer in 1816 when snow fell in June and killing frosts descended throughout the summer months. New Englanders and specifically Newmarket Farmers' Market patrons can now appreciate this hardy corn in such savory concoctions as Corn Pancakes a la Floriani and Creamy Polenta.  

Joel Miller will use the antique sheller to shell the corn he grew on his farm and produce corn meal on demand at the market from 9 to 1.  He and his wife Annalisa are staples of the market and the first vendor to populate the roster of the market.  They are sought after for their knowledge, amiability and fresh produce, garlic and pork.
The Newmarket Farmers' Market is now in its second season with markets open every Saturday through October 9th nestled in the space between The Stone Church and the historical Stone School on Zion Hill.

Tim Gurshin at Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 8/21

Tim Gurshin will be performing at the Newmarket Farmers Market this Saturday morning August 21st from 9 to 11.  Market patrons will be treated to the sounds of this accomplished singer, songwriter and acoustical guitarist who has recorded four cds with Songs Along the Highway being his most recent recording in 2010.  Tim has performed solo for many years throughout New England and in Nashville.  

"I have been working at writing songs ever since I can remember trying to figure out how a radio worked.  It is a never ending quest to catch magic," says Tim.  "My songs are based on lyrics with impact delivered by compelling music in the tradition of Kris Kritofferson, Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan.  Lyrically, my songs often deal with both struggle and perserverance and the inevitable ambiguity of any move you make.  Musically, I strive to create a solid melody and get it across with passion, while making it at least appear to be simple."

Tim plays the guitar in a variety of tunings, flatpick and finger style, and he often adds melodic or blues style harmonica.  See Tim in perform Three Women at the Tupelo Music Hall in the video below.
Two documentary films have featured his music, one being the movie Mayflower.  Tim wrote and performed the theme song for this documentary about student anti-war activities on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in 1970.

Tim's upcoming performances include Hermanos on August 28th in Concord, NH and the Keene Music Festival on September 4th.  Email Tim Gurshin for more information.
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