WOLFEBORO, N.H. — The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will open for the 2019 summer outdoor season on Thursday, May 23. The market will be open every Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. through October 31 at Clark Park, 233 South Main Street, in Wolfeboro, rain or shine. A special market will be held on Wednesday, July 3, as an alternative to holding a market on the Fourth of July holiday.
The 2019 market season will feature 27 vendors of the region’s finest farm and food products. Founded in 2002, the market has grown every year to offer the best that local farms and artisinal food producers have to offer. Market offerings include fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products, gourmet and wild mushrooms, foraged foods, fresh fish, cut flowers, meats, honey, herbal products, baked goods, vegan ice cream, maple products, dog treats, gluten-free baked goods, local beer and wine, and a variety of prepared foods. Live music is provided by local musicians each week and shaded picnic tables are available, too.
Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market Board Chair Megan Young encourages shoppers to take advantage of the May 23 opening market to stock up for Memorial Day weekend festivities. “We’ve got it covered, right here in one place,” she said. “Lots of farm-raised meats for cookouts, as well as beer, wine, fresh breads, sweet treats and so much more.” For those who are planning some weekend planting, vendors will offer seedlings of all kinds, ready to pop into the garden. “It’s an outstanding opportunity to snag some familiar and some less familiar options for the home garden.”
The 2019 season will again feature the “Double SNAP” program for food stamps recipients, who can use their Electronic Benefits Cards (EBT) at the market. With the help of individual and business donations, along with support from the market itself, cardholders receive shopping tokens that allow them to spend two dollars for every one dollar withdrawn from their EBT cards. Through the organization’s fundraising efforts of the past year, the market is able to double benefits up to a total of $80. More than $3800 has been raised to make this important community program available, with an overall goal of raising $10,000. The board invites tax-deductible contributions from the community to continue support of this program.
The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market, a non-profit member organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and was founded in 2002. It is a 501 C(3) organizations and tax-deductible donations are welcome. Visit the Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 4:30 at Clark Park in Wolfeboro. Regular updates and news items are posted on Facebook and the organization’s website.
–Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market
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