Summer Farmers’ Markets

We operate summer farmers’ markets in four locations in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire: Portsmouth, Exeter, Dover, and Durham. These markets are open to the public and we accept SNAP/EBT as a payment method at all four markets. The markets are made up of a variety of different vendors who sell fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, value-added foods, hot prepared food, crafts, and body care products. All of our vendors make, grow, harvest, catch, or craft 100% of the products they sell at the market. We also have musicians, nonprofits, and other guests to help make the markets community-oriented and engaging. Learn details about each market location below. Customers should be aware of our General Market Guidelines.


Durham Farmers’ Market

Mondays 2:30 – 6:00

June 6th – October 3rd

Located at 66 Main St in a town mini-park. Turn left just after the People’s United Bank. There are parking spaces reserved for market shoppers. The market is also easily accessible by foot traffic from any direction downtown! Please note there will be no market on July 4th or September 5th. 


Dover Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:00

June 1st – October 5th

Located at 550 Central Ave at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce. Market shoppers can park on any street surrounding the parking lot and chamber building. It is a nice walk from downtown or the surrounding neighborhoods.


Exeter Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 2:30 – 6:00

May 12th – October 27th

Located on Swasey Parkway along the Squamscott River, the Exeter Farmers’ Market is conveniently adjacent to downtown. Shoppers may park in any public parking area and enjoy the beauty that the park has to offer.


Portsmouth Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8:00 – 12:00

May 7th – November 5th

Located at 1 Junkins Ave in the City Hall parking lot. Shoppers may park across the street in the South Mill Pond Playground Lot. Enjoy a wonderful family-friendly shopping experience in the heart of town.


What Vendors Are At Market?

You can view our interactive market map to see vendors on specific dates here.


Apply to be a Vendor, Musician, or Guest Nonprofit

VENDORS: You can learn more about becoming a vendor at any of our markets by checking out the Become a Vendor page here.

MUSICIANS: Local musicians interested in playing during one of these markets can learn more details and apply here.

NONPROFITS: We enjoy having various nonprofits come to market and share their mission with our shoppers. Learn more and apply here.

History of these markets

Seacoast Eat Local is now the proud operator of the summer farmers’ markets in Dover, Durham, Exeter, and Portsmouth beginning with the 2022 market season. These markets were previously operated by Seacoast Growers Association (SGA), a membership organization founded in 1977.  On January 9, 2022, the members voted to disband the organization after 45 years and hand over market management to Seacoast Eat Local. We thank the Seacoast Growers Association and their members for all the amazing work they have done to advance local food and agriculture over the years!