Change it up for National Farmers Market Week. Is Portsmouth your regular market? Why not explore the Dover Farmers’ Market instead next week? Each of SGA’s four markets offers something a little different. If there is one you haven’t yet visited, try it out in honor of National Farmers Market week.
The official proclamation of National Farmers Market Week by the Secretary of Agriculture recognizes:
Whereas farmers markets are important outlets for agricultural producers nationwide, providing them with increased opportunities to meet consumer demand for a variety of fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthful products sold directly from the farm; and
Whereas farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional food systems that support the sustainability of family farms, revitalize rural communities, and provide oppportunities for farmers and consumers to interact; and
Whereas farmers markets increasingly offer electronic benefits transfer technology for use by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in redeeming their benefits and also offer opportunities for low-income women, infants, and children and seniors participating in the WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs, respectively, to redeem their benefits; and
Whereas the U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the myriad benefits of farmers markets for producers and consumers…
It is signed by Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack who closes by saying, “I encourage the American people to celebrate farmers markets with appropriate observances and activities.”
Like, perhaps, discovering a new product at market or dancing in the aisles? We’ve got that covered because here on the seacoast of NH, we celebrate farmers markets all summer long!
Fiddle and Piano, live music Monday
Durham Market nearly set up for the day
The Durham Farmers’ Market events continue with live music from Black Cat Quadrille on Monday, August 4. Black Cat Quadrille consists of two people: Emeline Dehn-Reynolds on fiddle and Peter Yarensky on piano.
“We have been playing together for several years at Maine Fiddle Camp, at a weekly jam session in Durham, and at local contra and square dances,” Peter tells us.
“We play old-time New England, Maritime and Canadian fiddle tunes as well as a selection of square dance tunes, carrying on the local and regional musical traditions. The music is lively and rhythmic, as it is intended for dancing. We work hard not to take ourselves too seriously!”
The countdown to our move continues! Just ONE more Monday Market in our location behind the Town Offices, and then the Durham Farmers’ Market makes the jump to our new home at the Jackson Landing on August 11.
Making Vegetable prints in Durham
Have a great week & we’ll see you at market!