New Hampshire Farmers Markets are now all open for the 2011 season and the fresh produce is trickling in as the growing season moves forward. We are lucky to have four different markets to choose from, each on a different day of the week for our convenience.
Farmer’s Markets in all communities are subject to strict enforcement of the NH Health Department. Vendors understand that inclusion is not simply to pay a fee and set up a table. Most Farmer’s Market are juried, and the vendors must sell a quality agricultural-related product or craft manufactured in NH. “I love the juried system,” states vendor Cathy Travis from Clayton’s Way Farm in Wilton. “It makes sure all the items are actually home made and gives the customers assurance that the products are all made in NH.”
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For more information, contact: Ron Christie, (603) 679-5616 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Never grown vegetables before? Don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve tried in the past, but it doesn’t seem like your green thumb is working?
Make your garden flourish this year through this series of seven hands-on workshops sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn.
The series kicks off Saturday, Feb. 12 with “Vegetable Garden Planning, Starting Plants from Seed, and Growing Transplants Indoors.” It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Auburn Way. The workshop will provide tools and techniques to get a jump start on the season and plan for greater success in your garden.
Individual workshops are $15 per family or $75 for all seven sessions. To register, contact Ron Christie, Rockingham County UNH Cooperative Extension office, at (603) 679-5616 or email@example.com. Because of limited space, registration is required.
Workshops run from February through September and the second session is Saturday, March 12: “Building and Maintaining Your Soil’s Health,” followed by a workshop Saturday, April 9: “Containers and Raised Bed, Growing Different Vegetables.”
The series continues Saturday, May 14 with “Weeds, Pests, and Disease; Crop Rotation; Companion Plants and Allies,” Saturday, June 4, “Permaculture; Composting; Cover Crops and Green Manures, Saturday, Aug. 20, “Extend Your Growing Season,” and Saturday, Sept. 24, “Closing Your Garden, Assessing Your Success, Planning for Next Year.” For a workshop flyer, please visit bit.ly/UNHCEgarden.
UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. For more information, call (603) 679-5616 or visit extension.unh.edu.
Dates: February 9 and February 16 (Participants should attend both sessions.) This 2-session program is designed to teach people how to more effectively manage their money. Learn what factors influence our spending and saving decisions, and how to stretch resources and plan for spending and saving. Location:
Goffstown High School - 27 Wallace Road, Goffstown NH 03045
Free, pre-registration is required
Sponsored by: Presenter: Sharon Cowen, UNH-Cooperative Extension For more information, registration or directions contact Maggie Decker at 641-6060 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.