Nice shout-out for Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Farmers’ Market over at NH.com thank-you, we’re very excited! The new season opens, our fourth one, this coming Saturday, November 20, at the wonderful Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. Over 50 farmers and food producers will be selling a wide array of food in this light-filled setting join us and stock up for the holidays, visit with friends old and new, and see all that we have in store for you!
One stop shopping for your holiday meal
Farmers and food producers will be selling everything you need for Thanksgiving, from appetizers to desserts and the beverages to pair with the food. Look for wines from Sweet Baby Vineyards and Jewell Towne Vineyards, and apple cider from NH Cider Works.
Potatoes, carrots, winter squash, onions, beets, leeks, broccoli, garlic, kale, turnips, cabbage, shallots, cauliflower, spinach, Brussels sprouts and salad greens will be in abundance, ensuring plenty of wholesome vegetables on your holiday table.
There will be eggs, milk, honey, and maple syrup, alongside special finds like sweet potatoes, wheat flour and dried chili peppers.
Harrisons Poultry, Yellow House Farm and Kellie Brook Farm will have delicious local birds for sale. In addition, Kellie Brook Farm will also have turkey parts for those looking for less than a whole bird to roast. Split turkey breasts and turkey leg quarters are easy to handle and great for a smaller gathering while still providing that perfect turkey flavor for the day.
Beef, pork, chicken, rabbit, lamb, duck, goat, elk, and venison will also be available from local farmers at the market; on Saturday, there will be 16 farms selling their meats!
Apples and Pumpkins for Pies
Folks who make their pumpkin pie from pumpkins swear by the flavor, quality, and texture of the finished product. Its an easy and worthwhile step to roast or steam your pumpkin. The three most popular pie pumpkins, Long Island Cheese, Maine Long Pie Pumpkin, and Sugar Pie will all be for sale at the Holiday Market on November 20th at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford.
Dinner rolls, pre-baked pies from locally grown fruit, bread for stuffing, and a host of other foods will round out your shopping and your meal. Area food producers have pledged to a high standard of localism this year and will be offering ready to eat meals, soups and stews, jams and jellies that contain locally grown ingredients.
Pasta from Valicenti Organico
New to our markets this season is Valicenti Organico, Hollis, NH. Valicenti Organico produces handmade, fresh pasta, ravioli & pasta sauces made with their own grown vegetables and herbs along with locally sourced ingredients. Packaged to take home and prepare, these pastas make a quick and convenient meal. They make Red Gravy pasta sauce, Potato Leek Ravioli, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Roasted Pumpkin & Brie Ravioli, Roasted Beet & Pecorino Toscano Ravioli, Chard & Ricotta Ravioli, various fresh pasta shapes, and Arugula Pistachio Pesto. With all these wonderful, very local offerings, be sure to stop by and pick some up to try, you will be so glad you did!
Red Rover Coffee is offering an incentive to market customers. You can save 15% on your whole bean coffees when you buy online in advance and pick up your order at the market. Visit their website for details and to place your order.
Cranberries, Salt, Gift Certificates, and more will be available at the Seacoast Eat Local market booth. The fresh cranberries are from Sugar Hill Farm in Maine. The salt is from Marshfield, Maine. We sell products from northern New England not otherwise available at the farmers’ market to help support the organization of the markets. We also offer gift certificates in $5 increments, a terrific gift for coworkers, kid’s teaches, neighbors everyone appreciates great food!
You don’t have to come early! The market is open from 10 a.m.2 p.m., and farmers are well prepared with an astounding quantity of foods for your shopping pleasure. The market is bustling at the beginning; for a more relaxed experience come a little later, we’ll be there through 2 p.m. with plenty of goods.
For the most up-to-date information on which farmers and food producers will be at the market and the products available for sale, visit www.seacoasteatlocal.org.
The Wentworth Greenhouses are located at 141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, NH, 1 mile past Red’s Shoe Barn of Dover. Here’s a map!
See you at the market on Saturday!