Monday

Eagles Nest Orchard Sells Fresh Cider Saturdays at Farmers Market

Eagles Nest Orchard offers fresh, unpasteurized cider to market goers at the Newmarket Farmers' Market every Saturday. Kirk Kucharski, a mason by trade, desired to have an apple orchard surrounding his home since he was a young boy. Having lived in Exeter his whole life, he’s always been drawn to the orchards in the area with their early spring blossoms, growth, harvesting and cider pressing throughout the season.
Twenty years ago Kirk started planting trees around his home, adding new and different varieties each year; now totaling well over 175 trees. With year round maintenance and care, those trees have matured to yield an abundance of high quality apples.


These apples include Macintosh, Liberty, Paula Reds, Honey Crisp, Nova Spy, and Cortand among others.


Kirk uses an antique cider press to produce his sweet cider. Having always supplied family and friends with his sweet cider and apples, they have encouraged him to sell to the public, what they’ve enjoyed for years.

The Kucharski’s, Patty and Kirk, have thoroughly enjoyed their involvement and the atmosphere of the Newmarket Farmers’ Market. For more information, contact Eagles Nest Orchard.

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. in the Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

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Friday

Akwaaba Drum Ensemble Performs at the Heritage Festival 9/26

Akwaaba Drum Ensemble (audio) will host an African Drumming Workshop tomorrow from 10:30 to 11:15 at the 12th Annual Heritage Festival in downtown Newmarket. They will then perform from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. The ensemble has been drumming and dancing together for many years in Ghana and the United States. Theo Martey of the Akwaaba Drum Ensemble is a master of West African drumming and dance, a heritage that has many subtle variations in rhythmic patterns, dance styles and clothing, all specific to a wide variety of tribal groups from the region. Their performance is funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. For more information, contact Theo.

The Newmarket Heritage Festival honors the rich diversity of tradition, past and present, that defines this small New England mill town and the surrounding Seacoast region. Through the years, the traditional art forms of many cultures have been featured at the festival, including Polish, French, Irish, German, Laotian, African-American, Chinese, Indian, and traditional American cultures. The event has grown from a one-tent festival to a full weekend of multi-cultural music and dance performances, artisans at work, participatory workshops and demonstrations, hands-on children’s activities, a busy waterfront venue, fine arts and craft vendors, delicious food, and lots more.

Organized by a small group of volunteers who spend all year planning, the festival has gained a reputation for its eclectic mix of entertainment and activities, as well as for its friendly atmosphere. Enjoy this lively celebration, which takes place in the shadow of Newmarket’s historic mills, where so many once labored so hard–-and where a sense of community continues to thrive.

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Thursday

Community Art Showcase Friday Night 6 to 8 Downtown Newmarket

Newmarket Landmarks Art Exhibit opens this Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ampers& Gallery downtown Newmarket. This is the 8th Community Arts Showcase sponsored by Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance (LACA) exhibiting community art. Complimentary wine and hoursd' oeuvres will be offered to the public during this community wide open house artists' reception on September 25th. Over 25 artists contributing a total of 65 pieces, will be exhibiting through November 5th. The exhibit includes sculpture, jewelry, handbags and photography by Seacoast artists.LACA's previous shows were a fantastic success, thanks to the members who participated, and community members who turned out to show their support and appreciation of the arts, says Kim Foss, LACA president. We again hope to offer a good variety of original fine arts and crafts in conjunction with the Newmarket Heritage Festival this weekend. The Newmarket Landmarks Exhibit will also be open 12 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Admission is free, donations are welcome. The viewing gallery, located in downtown Newmarket at Ampers& Studio, co sponsors with LACA in offering this event to provide its member-artists with a venue for displaying their creative works thus fulfilling LACA’s mission to support the arts, culture and heritage of Newmarket and its surrounding communities. For more information, contact Kim at 659-6823.

LACA was founded in late 2004 as an all-volunteer, member-supported, private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in Newmarket.


This grou
p sponsors the Main Street Music Serenade Series, the Newmarket Farmers' Market, Annual Mothers Day ArtWalk, Wine Tasting and Art, Annual Historical Exhibits and Community Art Shows.


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Wednesday

Music and Art at the Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 9/26

Todd Royce Morton (audio)will be performing at the market this Saturday. He grew up in Brattleboro, VT during the burgeoning commercial blues boom and pop cleverness of the 1980s. Todd's music reflects this and his innate interest in 50's bebo and 60's psychedelic blues-rock. Todd has a deep performance background sharing the stage with the likes of Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl and Johnny Winter. As a sideman he has played and recorded with members of Van Morisson's band and the Saturday Night Live Band just to name a few. View Todd's extensive bio and cd information here.

Candace Reed Stella will be featured this weekend at the farmers' market. Stella is known for her striking oil paintings of Southwest landscapes, views of the Bay, and horses. The paintings tend to be atmospheric and textural, with rich use of color. She will have many smaller paintings as well as some never been seen. Candace feels the farmer's market will be a good opportunity to show them and sell them at a lower cost than at a gallery. She will also have the Newmarket Farmers Market tote on sale and some interesting unique items. For more information, contact Candace.

Silver
& Central duo of Carolyn
Hutton and Todd Seely will also be performing this Saturday for market goers. Carolyn plays the mandolin and the guitar. She also performs with the local band Bliss (audio). Todd's music spans many genres - bluegrass, gospel, rock and roll, metal, folk, and acoustic coffee house style music. He toured with the seminal punk band the Bruisers on two European tours where he played lead guitar. Todd has played for audiences throughout the U.S. as well as Europe, Central America and East Africa. Todd and Carolyn will both be singing some songs written by Todd and Carolyn as well as some old Carter family and Ralph Stanley and Louvin brothers songs. For more information, contact Carolyn or Todd.

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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Tuesday

Simply Green Biofuels at Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 9/26

Simply Green Biofuels will be present at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday September 26th. This Dover, NH company offers green alternatives to home heating, diesel and marine fueling within the Seacoast region and northern Massachusetts and southern Maine. The company mission is to educate and assist the people and businesses of the seascoast region in implementing green practices into their daily lives.This Carbon footprint calculator can be used to find out how many pounds of CO2 can removed from the atmosphere by using Simply Green Biofuels in your home. Biofuels are a cleaner-burning mix of traditional petroleum-based fuel and a fuel product made from renewable feedstock resources. Simply Green's is a second generation biofuel called WVO (waste vegetable oil).

Simply Green has also greened up the propane industry. They have partnered with what they say is the greenest propane company on the Seacoast - EnergyNorth, who has been making strides towards sustainability for years from recycling within their facilities, to implementing a paperless billing process and newsletter distribution to running their trucks on Simply Green's BioDiesel. For more information, email Simply Green.

Simply Green is a proud member of the Green Alliance, working to promote sustainable business practices in the Seacoast community.

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Sunday

Calling for Old Town Photographs - Bring to Bandstand Saturday 9/26

Old Town Photographs
WWI Sadie Nisbet Lavallee, James and Charles Lavallee

A calling for Old Town Photographs is being made by the
Veterans M
emorial Trust Committee in conjunction with the Newmarket Historical Society to encourage a sharing of history.

Members of the society and the trust will be scanning photographs of
old Newmarket during the Heritage Festival this weekend. Residents are asked to bring photographs of not only veterans during the wartime, but also Newmarket scenes of farm, factory, or family life to the bandstand on Saturday September 26th between 10 am and 5 pm.

"History didn't End in 1910...Twenty-Ought Nine, will be history in Time"
Family photographs both past and present are welcome.
The photographs will be scanned, then documented for the archives and immediately returned.

In case of i
nclement weather, the Veterans display and scanning table will be at the old Stone School Historical Society Museum adjacent to the Stone Church.

Any questions regarding this project, please call John Carmichael Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. at 659-3289 or Janice or Wayne Rosa at 659-5398.

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Friday

Challah and Apple Cider at the Newmarket Farmers' Market 9/19

Sunflour Baking will have challah, a traditional Jewish braided egg bread freshly baked for market goers tomorrow morning, in recognition of the Jewish holiday and New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Round challah loaves are often used on Rosh Hashanah - this round challah is traditionally made for the new year to symbolize the spiral of the passing seasons and years.

Many have enjoyed challah among the selection of breads offered on most Saturdays. Tomorrow challah will be available in a limited supply.
Sunflour Baki
ng is a weekly vendor at the Newmarket Farmers' Market. Market goers eagerly anticipate their delectable pastries and fresh bread every Saturday.

New to the market is Eagles Nest Orchard located in Exeter. Kirk Kucharski will bring fresh unpasteurized apple cider made from his orchard apples.



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Newmarket Farmers' Market is open tomorrow September 12th from 9 am to 1 pm. Due to the high probability of rain, the market will be held indoors at The Stone Church.

Wednesday

Folsom's Sugar House Brings Maple Products to Farmers' Market Weekly

Folsom's Sugar House is a weekly vendor at the Newmarket Farmers' Market offering market goers a selection of maple sugar delicacies such as maple syrup, maple cream, maple sugar, maple BBQ Sauce, maple mustard and maple roasted pecans. Market goers have been using the syrup in a balsamic vinegar and olive oil blend on salads, and the maple mustard spread on sharp cheddar cheese. See the full product line.

In the late ‘80s a friend of Brian and Sue Folsom called then up one spring to ask if they had any sugar maple trees. Since spring was a quiet time on their dairy farm they wanted to try making maple syrup.

"Brian tapped our trees for them and delivered the sap whenever it ran. After the season was over they rewarded us with some of that years’ fresh maple syrup. It was wonderful!," says Sue.


"This experience got us interested in the process so the next spring they asked if they were going to do it again. Having decided not to, we asked to borrow their equipment so we could. They agreed and we tapped our trees, Brian built an open fire hearth in the back yard and we boiled our sap and made half dozen quarts of syrup (albeit a bit smoky).

"The next several years we read all we could to learn more, we traveled to sugar houses throughout NH and Vermont and Brian would ask questions from the sugar makers we met. By 1990 we had moved into our woodshed to keep out of the rain and snow while boiling and we knew we were hooked. That year Brian convinced me we needed a sugar house. He built it that summer and fall and we opened to the public in the spring of 1991. It’s been a joy ever since," says Sue.
The sugar house, located in Chester, has had several improvements in the last 15 years. The woodshed wall was knocked out to make more room for visitors to move around. The evaporators were upgraded from a used 2’x 8’ English tin evaporator to a used 3’ x 8’ stainless to the new 3’ x 8’ welded stainless pans. See information about the process. Eventually a maple shop area was added to keep the products out of the steamy environment of the sugar house. Folsom's Sugar House has been a member of the NH Maple Producers Association since 1990. They were selected by the NH Department of Agriculture as one of 10 Farms of Distinction for 2006.

For more information, email Folsom's Sugar House.

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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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Sunday

Live Music at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday 9/19

The Bob Band is comprised of four long-time fans of living legend Bob Dylan who recreate the vibe and the spirit of America's greatest singer/songwriter. Not a tribute band or a cheesy impersonation, but a faithful musical romp through the amazing Dylan catalog and all its genres - rock, blues, country, even gospel. The Bob Band is Dennis Bailey - guitar, lead vocals, harmonica; Roy Fox - lead guitar and lap steel guitar; Mary Maravic - upright bass; and Bryan Blitchfield - drums and vocals. For more information, contact Mary. (photo above by Pat Goeters)The Johnnies play classic, straightforward acoustic music. Born from evenings in living rooms surrounded by good friends and good beer, The Johnnies aim to preserve this mood of plain old good times in their performances and recordings. They are Leslie Alan Coates - strings, singing; Christopher Anthony Cote - strings, singing; Erich Bruning - bass; Brian Emond - strings. Contact Leslie for more information.The drumming students of Studio Kereya will be performing drumming pieces. Carl Nickerson teaches West African style drumming, djembe and dunun classes in Seacoast New Hampshire and southern Maine. His students explore the music and culture of West Africa, specifically of the Malinke people. Carl has been performing on the djembe for nine years in the band Fote as well as a percussionist in various projects and recordings in the seacoast area. For more information, contact Carl.

All the above musicians will be performing for market goers on September 19th.
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