Farmers Markets

What’s better than taking a nice walk in the cool fall weather to your local farmer’s market and picking up fresh produce for the week ahead? This is the season for crisp apples, sweet cabbage, spicy peppers and so much more. LandVest Brokers share some of their favorite New England Farmer’s Markets.

Harvard Farmer's Market
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J. Stanley Edwards: “I’m a fan of the Harvard Farmer’s Market, on Saturdays at the entrance of the elementary school. They have musicians, coffee, homemade soups from Chef Paul AND alpacas… wait…and fresh jams and sweet breads.”

Ruth Kennedy Sudduth: “I have favorites in both Massachusetts and Vermont: Springdell Farm in Littleton, MA, sells their own produce and grass-fed beef, and also brings in great local cheese and honey from all over Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. In Vermont, I love the seasonal markets in Hartland and Woodstock, Vermont. Woodstock Farmers’ Market is as much a gourmet food store as a farmer’s market; it sets the bar high.


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Lanse Robb: “My favorite is the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market in Gloucester at Stage Fort Park, with blue sky and ocean as a backdrop. A festival atmosphere with a large selection of food purveyors and artisans.  Cooking demonstrations, live music and children’s activities.”

Stewart Young: “My favorite farmer’s market is Codman Community Farm in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Codman is more than a farm stand. Its mission is “to operate a working farm that is open to the public in a financially and environmentally sound manner, to preserve traditional regional farming practices that ensure our animals are treated humanely, and to promote agricultural education in Lincoln, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities.”  The farm raises a wide variety of animals, mostly heritage breeds including Dorset sheep, Devon cows, Tamworth pigs, Nubian goats, chickens, ducks, Bandit the rabbit, and a miniature albino donkey named Opal. There is a farm store selling farm-raised eggs, beef, pork, bacon, and Crescent Farm milk. My son loved the farmer’s helper program when he was in elementary school and there is a meat-oriented CSA and vegetable garden plots for rent.”

Codman Farms
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Terry Boyle: “The Duxbury Farmer and Artisan’s Regional Market is a great spot to pick up local fresh food, and a great place to get to know the local folks who are working the land and sea near Duxbury.”

John Hayes: “The Hancock, NH Farmers Market is terrific. It’s held in the circular horse shed behind our beautiful and historic Meetinghouse/Church rain or shine on Saturday mornings from early spring until late fall. Artisans include painters, sculptors, blacksmiths, photographers and a variety of others. Locally grown vegetables, flowers, berries, apples are for sale. There is a popcorn vendor, specialty coffeemaker, pastry chef, and more for visitors to eat and drink. Pony rides for kids and local musicians are usually in attendance. Of course a tour of Hancock and its historic district is also a favorite way to spend part of the day.”

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Joseph Sortwell: “The Camden Farmers Market is available twice a week with wonderful, seasonal local produce, such as locally foraged mushrooms, grass-fed beef, amazing cheeses. They offer most anything that you could possibly need. Everything offered is local and such a treat for mid-coast Maine.”



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