Our Winter Farmers’ Markets

 Product Search | Calendar of Area Winter Farmers’ Markets | Become a Vendor | Volunteer at the Markets | FARMERS’ MARKET COVID-19 POLICIES AND FAQS | Interactive Farmers’ Market Map | Vendors at Market

Schedule a Reservation for the Exeter Farmers’ Market on 12/05 

 

Schedule a Reservation for the Rollinsford Farmers’ Market on 12/19 

 

NEW: Farmers’ Market Pick-up Program 

 

Our Farmers’ Markets

December 5th: Exeter High School

December 19th: Wentworth Greenhouses

*Stay tuned for January-April dates.

*Pre-order/pick-up is available at both markets.

Stay tuned monthly for market updates, we have a full season planned (November-April). However, changes may occur due to COVID-19 so please check our website and social media for the most up-to-date information in regards to our winter farmers’ market series. For a comprehensive calendar of local farmers’ markets click here.


Make a donation to support our Winter Farmers’ Market


Questions about our winter farmers’ markets?

Contact: [email protected]

 

Check out our online resource for finding local food in Rockingham, Strafford, and York counties by clicking here.**


Getting to the Winter Farmers’ Markets

Wentworth Greenhouses

141 Rollins Rd, Rollinsford, NH
1 mile past Red’s Shoe Barn of Dover
10am to 1pm

Hosted in collaboration with Wentworth Greenhouses

Exeter High School
1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH
Route 101 to exit 9, follow route 27 west 1.8 miles.
10am to 1pm

View Winter Farmers’ Markets on a larger map


Volunteering at the Winter Farmers’ Markets

This year’s winter farmers’ markets are going to look different in many ways which also means we will also be looking for more volunteers than ever before to make it happen! We will have some of the same opportunities we have had in the past as well as some newer opportunities. 

Below is a list of the available volunteer opportunities and their descriptions. Face coverings are required of volunteers at all times. All times and open slots for each market can be found via the surveys listed below for the corresponding market site and date. 

December Winter Market Volunteer Sign-ups

Exeter 12/05

Rollinsford 12/19

 

Volunteer opportunity descriptions

Set-up crew: Please be comfortable with working on your feet, and able to lift and carry up to 35 lbs. There will be lots of assistance from SEL staff and other volunteers. Report to Information Table at 7:45am for further instructions (all training is done on the job) Best part about this shift is that you will be first in line to start shopping when the market begins! 

Greeter: You will be at market entrance, either just outside or just inside the door, depending on your preference and weather conditions. You will be directing customers into line as they arrive. You will also have the official market attendance clicker counting every person that enters market. You may choose either the first half or second half of market. If you want to do the entire market, please select both times if available.  You will be stationary and standing.

Market Support/Safety Attendant: You will help market staff direct customers in a one-way direction. You will also remind customers to socially distance and keep masks on at all times. Checking of hand sanitizer stations and other safety materials, barriers, etc. will also be parts of your role. No experience necessary. We recommend you wear bright clothing and be ready to walk and talk!

We want to thank you for considering volunteering with Seacoast Eat Local and if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Morgan Morani, at [email protected].


Other Local Farmers’ Markets

**BE SURE TO CHECK WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PRIOR TO MARKET FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS OR SCHEDULE CHANGES. **

The Kittery Community Market will take place from 10am-2pm on the following Sundays outdoors at 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, ME.

  • October 18th
  • November 22nd
  • December 13th

Rolling Green Nursery Winter Farmers’ Markets will take place Saturdays from 10:00AM-2:00PM at 64 Breakfast Hill Rd. Greenland, NH.

  • November 14th, 21st
  • December 12th, 19th
  • January 2nd, 16th, 30th
  • February 13th, 27th

Salem Winter Farmers’ Market occurs every Sunday year round from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Tri-Town Farmers’ Market at Sturgeon Creek, located at 1651 State Road Eliot, ME. Happening on the first and third Sunday every month from November 15-March 21 from 11:00AM-2:30PM.


SNAP/EBT

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


Interested in a CSA?

Learn more about CSAs and find farms that offer shares 


Interested in becoming a Winter Farmers’ Market Sponsor?

Seacoast Eat Local is seeking sponsors to support the winter farmers’ market season. These community events are an important venue for Seacoast residents to connect with area growers and learn more about the nutritional, ecological, and economic benefits of a strong local food system. This sponsorship opportunity will provide your business with access to a large base of engaged consumers, farmers, small business owners, and active community members.

Sponsors will receive recognition opportunities on our website, through social media, in our e-newsletters, and at markets. Exposure through these platforms will easily exceed reaching 7,000 individuals in the Seacoast region!

For more information, contact Shawn Menard, Program Director at [email protected]