To The Daily Sun,
Yes, people still have the chance to get fresh produce and healthy, organic meats at the Gilford Farmer's Market. It will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gilford Youth Center on Potter Hill Road for the month of January. Most Saturdays there will be at least four farmers and sometimes more offering their fresh, organic vegetables and their meats. Plus, there are craftspeople with a variety of attractive and practical items.
The Shepherd's Hut in Gilford has home-grown lamb, plus free booklets from the American Lamb Council that gives "cooking techniques 101" with cooking times and temperatures for the various cuts of lamb, plus some recipes. Plus, she offers jars of spices that are special for lamb, some put out by the council, so that a novice (such as me) can prepare a tasty lamb meal. Plus, she also sells honey and eggs.
Picnic Rock Farm also offers honey and eggs, along with tasty apples, farm made tomato sauces, all sorts of tasty pastries, maple syrup and other farm items.
Winnipesaukee Woods Farm will be at the Market the first and third Saturdays, while Beans and Greens will be there the second and fourth. They offer many of the same vegetables; they cooperate so as to help each other (farmers know the value of helping/sharing).
Fen Ridge Farm in Loudon offers a "unique blend of fresh, local fruit juices with vintages wines to produce a robust, versatile jelly" that can be used on bread/toast, with cream cheese on crackers as an appetizer or as a condiment with grilled or roasted meats. They are made with all natural ingredients with no artificial colors or flavors.
Our Place Farm from Loudon offers healthy, organic beef, pork, chicken, and duck, all raised in a natural free-roaming environment.
The above are the farmers that come every week (almost), plus there are craftspeople who come every week. There are some farmers and others who are "guest vendors" who may come only once or a few times during the market times.
If you like to eat healthy and support local area farmers, come to the Gilford Farmer's Market. The vendor fees go to support the Gilford Youth Center and the proceeds from the coffee and doughnuts support the Gilford Historical Society in their efforts to replace the wood shake shingles on the 1838 Rowe House.
Farmer's Market committee
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