Every year, the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market brings farmers, crafters, growers, makers, and buyers together over fresh, local, and handmade foods and products… and the Spring 2020 season is getting close to opening day!
The Portsmouth Farmers’ Market Is All About Fresh & Local
Since 1977, the Seacoast Growers Association has provided a home for fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and other home-grown and homemade products. Today, the SGA oversees over 100 vendors across several local markets.
Everyone’s a local
All vendors in the Market are located in Rockingham, Strafford, or York (Maine) counties—so everything’s fresh and local. All vendors are also periodically audited to ensure that all wares are locally grown, raised, or crafted.
There are a huge variety of vendors
What will you find at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market? The better question might be: what won’t you find?—there’s something for everyone here! Vendors include farmers and orchardists, crafters and artisans, chefs and bakers, jewelers, anglers, silversmiths, designers… and so much more.
Where Can You Find the Market?
There are actually five different markets in the Seacoast area, each on a different day of the week. Sundays, the market is in Dover. Mondays, it moves to Durham. Wednesdays, it’s in Dover, Thursdays in Exeter, and Saturdays, it’s in Portsmouth.
Dates and times of the markets
Each market has its own hours of operation, as well as its own market season, but all run rain or shine throughout the summer. The first market to open is the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, starting the first Saturday in May. Here are the dates, times, seasons, and locations of all the local markets.
Dover Farmers’ Market
June 7 – Oct 11
Sundays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Henry Law Park, Dover
Durham Farmers’ Market
June 1 – Oct 5
Mondays 2:15pm – 5:00pm
Sammy’s Lot / Store 24, Durham
Dover Farmers’ Market
June 3 – Oct 7
Wednesdays 2:15pm – 6:00pm
Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot, Dover
Exeter Farmers’ Market
May 7 – Oct 29
Thursdays 2:15pm – 6:00pm
Swasey Parkway, Exeter
Portsmouth Farmers’ Market
May 2 – Nov 11
Saturdays 8:00 am – 1:00pm
1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth
Looking for something specific?
Because all the products found in the markets are locally and naturally grown or produced, most are only seasonally available. If you’re looking for something specific, you can search to see when it’s in season, which vendors have it, and which markets they’ll be at!
Want More to Do in Portsmouth?
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