Our Winter Farmers’ Markets

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VENUE CHANGE: All dates originally scheduled for Exeter High School have been moved to the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham starting on January 8th.


Guidelines:

-Consumption of food or beverages is not permitted in the market area
-There will not be a seating area as there is no eating or drinking on site
-No pets allowed in the market area
-Carpool with others when possible and please don’t come in large groups from the same household
-We ask that you leave the market when you’re done shopping to make room for others

Thank you for wearing a face-covering! Some individuals in the market may be immunocompromised or otherwise at an increased risk. People above the age of two are asked to wear a mask if they are physically able, regardless of vaccination status. All vendors, staff, volunteers, and sponsors are required to wear a mask. We appreciate your efforts to keep each other safe and healthy.

Promotions:

Special Guests: Vouchers for Veterans will be at our January Farmers’ Markets located in Stratham (1/08)  and Rollinsford (1/22). Any military veteran with a valid ID can receive $20 to spend at our Farmers’ Markets in January. To learn more click here.

Kids and family time: From 12:00-2:00 we will have a series of activities for children to learn about the local food system with their parents as they shop. Please note this activity will only take place during the second half of market.
SNAP 2-to-1 Match: All SNAP customers will receive a 2-to-1 match all season (regular match is 1-to-1). This means that for every dollar you spend using SNAP, you will get an additional $2 to spend on fruits and veggies. More info on SNAP can be found here.

Shopping tips:

-To reduce crowding, send only one person from your household when possible.
-Shop for a friend, family member, or neighbor while you’re at market.
-Contact your favorite vendors ahead of time to set aside a product so you don’t have to worry about it selling out. We recommend giving vendors 48 hours notice if you have a request. Please note that not all vendors will take requests. To see what vendors will be at each market, check out the interactive market map.
-If you are concerned about the number of other shoppers in the market at one time, we recommend coming between 12:00 and 2:00 when the market usually slows down.
-Bring more reusable shopping bags than you think you need.

Reminders:

-Respect the needs of other shoppers
-Be kind and courteous to vendors and staff
-Appreciate the public area that we all share
-Give people the time and space they need
-Consider how your actions affect others


Volunteering at the Winter Farmers’ Markets

We need your help to make these markets possible! Please signup for the date you are interested in volunteering by clicking the link for that date below. Descriptions of each volunteer position can also be found on the sign-up pages. Face coverings are required of volunteers at all times.

January 22nd: Wentworth Greenhouses

February 5th: Cooperative Middle School, Stratham

February 19th: Wentworth Greenhouses

March 5th: Cooperative Middle School, Stratham

March 19th: Wentworth Greenhouses

Both April markets will be held in Stratham at the Cooperative Middle School.

April volunteer surveys will be posted in early March. If you are interested in securing a specific volunteer role all season please reach out.

Thank you for considering volunteering with Seacoast Eat Local and if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Market Manager, at [email protected].


SNAP/EBT Program

We proudly accept SNAP/EBT dollars at all of our Winter Farmers’ Markets. At the market, SNAP recipients can choose how much they would like to spend that day on food purchases, with no minimum amount required. A market staff member will then swipe their EBT card for that amount. The customer is then given wooden tokens, that are used just like cash, and can be used to buy food at approved vendors at the market. Tokens never expire – if you do not use them all that day, they can be saved for future markets.  Learn More about shopping with SNAP