Monday

Amy Petty will Open the Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 9/5


Amy Petty
will be opening the Newmarket Farmers' Market September 5th Saturday at 9:15 a.m.


Born of the DNA of Rock and Roll and heavily influenced by classical music,
Amy Petty’s sound and songwriting is a compelling, complex and original soundscape that weaves a lush tapestry of folk, pop, rock and blues ballad.

As the daughter of the soundman for the popular Detroit-area cover band Stonebridge, and surrounded by people who loved the music of Yes, Boston, Queen and The Scorpions, Amy’s ear developed both an appreciation for and an ability to create complex harmonies and layered vocals.

Classically trained, Amy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from Oakland University in Rochester MI, where she received numerous awards and honors, sang lead roles in several operas, and sang with the Michigan Opera Theater, Meadowbrook Theater, the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.


See
Amy perform in the video below at the
Press Room in Portsmouth.

Art, mystery, and spirituality influence and infuse her poignant songs. These sonic canvases showcase the heartfelt emotion behind her lyrics and provide a foundation over which her voice and choral harmonies soar. Often compared to Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morrisette and Jonatha Brooke, Amy Petty has a signature voice and style both familiar and oh-so-new. Hear her music here.

Since moving to New Hampshire, Amy has performed at numerous venues, including The Stone Church in Newmarket, NH, The Skybar in Somerville, MA, The Maple Room in Lewiston, ME, The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH, Clark University, Berklee College of Music and Boston University among others.

Amy’s debut CD,
Mystery Keeps You, was produced and engineered by musical powerhouse Jacob Detering (Bonnie Raitt), and featuring spectacular performances by R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow, Peter Mayer), Eric Grossman (K’s Choice), and others on the Red Pill label. For more information, contact Amy.

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stone Church parking lot through October 10th.

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Friday

Farmers' Market Indoors at The Stone Church Tomorrow 8/29

The Newmarket Farmers' Market will be open come rain or shine!

Rain is predicted for tomorrow - Saturday, August 29th - so the market will move from its weekly outside venue of The Stone Church parking lot to inside The Stone Church.


The George Brown Band will be performing on the stage and en plein air painter, Michael Johnston, hopes to set up and paint inside the church.

All the weekly
vendors will be present offering their fresh and organic food choices.
Sweet corn and cantaloupes will be at the market tomorrow as well as fresh oysters, pork, chicken, beef, produce, cheese, eggs, baked bread (cinnamon beasts too) and fresh fish - all available inside The Stone Church tomorrow.
Sweet Baby Vineyard is adding two new wines to their award winning collection and these wines will be present at the market tomorrow. The first is Niagara, a light bodied white wine that is rich in fragrance and flavor with wonderful hints of citrus and honeysuckle. This wine ($11) perfectly compliment salads, lighter fare or stands alone for sipping. The second new wine is Raspberry Wine. This is crisp, clean and sweet dessert wine made from 100% New Hampshire grown red raspberries. This is their premium dessert wine ($12) and is produced in a very limited supply.
The Nemarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stone Church parking lot through October 10th.

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Thursday

Michael Johnston to Paint En Plein Air at Farmers' Market Saturdays

Market goers may notice an artist painting during the Newmarket Farmers' Market beginning this Saturday August 29th. Michael Johnston will be outside capturing market scenes on canvas - painting en plein air some Saturdays throughout the remainder of the market season."The spaces people create intrigue me. I search for clues on a building’s exterior that hint at decisions people made way back when. Suddenly a window will open and offer a glimpse into another life being lived today. Sometimes a gate is left open and I can draw the courtyard hidden inside! I found a roof that traces different worlds, the peak following an old street, the gutter marking the line of an ancient stable wall now long gone. The shingles, laid parallel at an angle to the peak, seemed to spread like a fan between different worlds."I am an artist and videographer. My media are very portable: pencil, brush and ink, and small format cameras. Most often I go out by bicycle and draw the places I find. Most recently, I have drawn and videotaped in Dubai, France, and Burkina Faso. While I tend to a representational style, all my drawings are interpretations of the places I visit. I like to leave something out or combine different views so each of my drawings offers something that isn't really there."

Micheal's influences are
Victor Hugo, K├Ąthe Kollwitz, David Roberts and Hassan Fathi. For more information, contact Michael.


The
Nemarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.



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Tuesday

The George Brown Band to Perform Saturday 8/29 at Farmers' Market

The George Brown Band will be opening and closing the farmers' market this Saturday August 29th. They will be performing for market goers starting with an acoustic set and ending with an electric set.
George Brown is a singer and songwriter from southern New Hampshire. He has been playing guitar, writing songs and performing live for more than 15 years. Over the years, George has performed with many different ensembles, bands, duos, and as a solo acoustic performer. His style would be best described as a mix of Americana, blues, soul, and funk with great lyrics and infectious melodies.

He has released two albums as a solo performer, At Sea Level (2005) and Local Music (2007) and is currently working on his third album Light of the Sun.
In the summer of 2009 George began work on his latest project, The George Brown Band. With long time friends and musicians and Bryan Litchfield on drums and Lex Buzzell on bass, he has had the opportunity to strap on the electric guitar and take his songs in a new and exciting direction.

2009 also brought an opportunity in "The Hat", a musical with strong reggae and folk influences. George was able to lend a hand to two local playwrights, Jennifer Cole and Janet Keefe, by offering up some of his previously written material and collaborating on a couple more songs to help complete the soundtrack. The musical was picked up by the Players Ring in Portsmouth NH.

George is now looking forward to playing more shows with the band and heading into the studio to record a three song EP. For more information, contact George.


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Sunday

Little Bay Oyster Co at Newmarket Farmers' Market on Saturdays

Little Bay Oyster Co. is an oyster farm located on Little Bay in the Great Bay. This oyster farm is run by Will Carey and his wife Jocelyn. This is how the farm works - first they obtain the oysters at a size of 8 to 11 millimeters from a hatchery in Maine. The oysters are then put into 4 millimeter mesh bags that are hung like hammocks under "racks" that are submerged into the substrate at the farm so that the bags are 4 inches off of the bottom. (See the slide show below.)

The oysters
filter the water in order to obtain food and grow. They are periodically moved into larger mesh bags when they gain the appropriate size. A marketable oyster has a shell height of 3 inches. This can take anywhere from two to three years. Little Bay Oyster Co. harvests year round at the low tides when they can walk through the site in about 2 to 3 feet of water.

Presently, they sell most of their oysters to Seaport Fish in Rye and Sanders Fish Market in Portsmouth, and On The Vine in Exeter. They also sell oysters at the Newmarket Farmer's Market.



Little B
ay Oyster Co. recently received a grant from Natural Resource Conservation Service to restore a one acre section of the bay as an oyster reef. This work will be completed in the spring of 2010. For more information, contact Will.

The Newmarket Farmers'Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

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Bob Halperin will Perform 8/29 this Saturday on Main at the Bandstand

This Saturday Bob Halperin will be performing in the the War Memorial Bandstand on Main Street in downtown Newmarket for the second time this season in the Main Street Music Serenade Series.

Bob Halperin has been developing his mastery of the blues and roots music since the early seventies. He has toured in Belgium and was a member of the legendary seacoast group "Homeless Bob and the Living Room Gypsies" in the 1980s. He has led his own electric blues band and worked extensively as a solo acoustic blues performer and as a supporting performer with others. He was the featured soloist with the Zydeco Band "Little Anne and Hot Cayenne" Besides doing his own solo performances Bob is also a member of the Group "Wooden Eye". View Bob playing above in the video of his performance last year in downtown Newmarket for the Main Street Serenade series.

Check out Bob's cd All Kinds of Blues and listen to tracks such as Everybody Loves My Baby and Drop Down Mama by clicking on the cd cover photo here.


The Main Street Music Serenade Series is sponsored by Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance
(LACA) and We Dig Newmarket. From 11 to 2 on Saturdays
music will be heard drifting down Main as errands are run and breakfast is eaten.

For more information about performances, contact Leif, the serenade series coordinator.

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NHSPCA Donation Box at The Stone Church for Animals on Saturdays

The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals maintains a Wishlist of items needed to care for 4000 animals they receive yearly - not only from the New England region but also from the mid western and southeastern states. Click on photos to see animals for adoption.

A donation box is present at The Stone Church Saturdays during the Newmarket Farmers'Market 9 to 1 to collect items for the animals.


This week the
NHSPCA
urgently needs the following items:

Canned & Dry Cat Food ~ Canned & Dry Dog Food ~ Clumping Cat Litter ~ Kitten Food ~ Towels ~ Comforters ~ Blankets

For more information, email Susie.

This weblog is posting the Pet of the Week for adoption (see the right column).


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Thursday

Lobster Creek and Big Red Play at Newmarket Farmers' Market 8/22

Lobster Creek
Big Red

These two bands of musicians will be performing at the Market this Saturday for market goers. The Newmarket Farmers'Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

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New Local Food Magazine to be Present at Farmers' Market 8/22

edible White Mountains is a new food publication celebrating New Hampshire’s abundance of local foods. This publication will be produced fours times a year, following the seasonal schedule, with stories about farmers, chefs, and the local food industry.

edible White Mountains encourages readers to consider their food origins. Eating locally helps to sustain the small family farms producing safe, healthy foods with fullness of taste.New Hampshire has long been known for its independence and natural resources. Least known is the bounty of local foods and beverages, grown and produced throughout the state. This magazine will showcase everything from roadside farm stands to award-winning wineries; from community gardens to decadent confections. edible White Mountains serves all ten counties of New Hampshire.

KC is the publisher and editor. Her love of food and cooking began at the age of 13 when she assumed responsibility for family meals. She realized what her family ate had a real impact on their health. So she pursued degrees in Nutrition, with a minor in Journalism. She has spent her career as a food activist working in education, business and healthcare while nurturing respect for the environment and natural resources. KC is passionate about eating locally and promoting sustainable communities. Through her publication, she will connect consumers with growers and food artisans, and act as an advocate for good, affordable food.Barry is the photographer and contributor. He had parents who were role models for good food. He learned to make the ‘perfect’ oatmeal from his father and foraged for wild blueberries with his mother at their summer camp on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee. After college, he went to work for a family dairy, managing a small community store selling milk and cream. He helped to grow the company into a still viable business and a constant outreach in support of community activities.

KC and Barry met when he was a candida
te running for local government and was invited to speak at her Sierra Club chapter meeting. In 1994, they combined their experiences in food and business and opened the Wildberry Bagel Company in New London, NH. The bagels are made from scratch using locally-sourced ingredients. Customers ordered bagels with slices of sun-warmed tomatoes that were grown in the front garden or picked at Spring Ledge Farm.
Feature articles included in the Summer 2009 premier issue are The Real Dirt: New Hampshire's Farmers of Integrity and Hooray for the Red, White & Blueberry Wine.

Recipes such as Chilled Organic Strawberry & Champagne Soup are also included in this issue. edible White Mountains is published four times a year once each season. For more information, contact KC.

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