Final Indoor Farmers' Market of the Season April 28th


Green garlic, spring dug parsnips, and tender spring greens are signs of the coming growing season for area farmers. These foods and many more will be available at the last indoor market of the season on Saturday, April 28th, from 10am to 2pm at the Exeter High School.
Exeter High School is located at 315 Epping Road, Exeter, NH.

40+ farmers and food producers will be inside Exeter High School's cafeteria, selling an amazing variety of vegetables, meats, milk, cheese, eggs, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, prepared meals, and sweet and savory treats, all grown on local farms and created by area producers. Details of farmers and vendors, along with driving directions, are available at

Eggs are in particular abundance this time of year, as chickens respond to long daylight hours with increased production. The high-quality protein in eggs provides all of the essential amino acids our bodies need; locally raised eggs are more nutritionally beneficial than their supermarket counterparts, being higher in vitamins and lower in saturated fat. Jennifer Purrenhage of Get Well Grounded and Erin Allgood of Allgood Eats will be at the market on April 28th providing cooking demonstrations, tastings, and more information about the environmental and health benefits of locally raised eggs.

Grilling season is upon us and shoppers will find a wide selection of locally raised meats including beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, and turkey. Complete the meal with a wide variety of greens (salad mix, spinach, Swiss chard, kale, beet greens, Asian greens, and heads of lettuce) and baked good and prepared foods made with locally grown ingredients. From soup to nuts, the market provides one stop shopping.

Garden plants are available from farmers who also provide expert advice on growing. Perennial plants, herb seedlings, organic seeds, and vegetable transplant information is all available at the market from local growers, ensuring that the plants are perfectly suited to our region.

There is a lot to see and do while shopping at the market:

Knife Sharpening: Bring your knives and garden tools to be sharpened while you shop. On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be on site. Sharp knives make cooking more efficient and safer. Pricing information can be found online,

Live Music by Jeff Warner, who entertains people of all ages with his traditional songs from lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America.

Kids Activities by the Friends of the Earth, Sea & Space Center, a nonprofit group working to develop a state-of-the-art aquarium and science museum on the New Hampshire Seacoast

EcoMovement Consulting & Hauling provides composting services to the market, helping close the loop of food to compost to soil fertility in our region.

Food Donations Welcome: St. Vincent de Paul of Exeter will be at the market on April 28th to collect food donations from consumers and vendors on behalf of those in need on Saturday. Fresh foods are encouraged; customers can buy extra greens, potatoes, or eggs to donate.

SNAP/EBT: SNAP (foodstamps) can now be used at the indoor farmers’ market. SNAP customers swipe their EBT cards at the market info booth, and then use tokens to shop with approved vendors. Debit card customers can also purchase tokens to be used with all vendors.

Two nonprofit organizations, the NHSPCA and Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, will be at the market sharing information about their upcoming projects and events.

For more information about the farmers’ market, please visit

Seacoast Eat Local is a 501c(3) nonprofit which connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy. Through advocacy, organizing and education, we work toward a sustainable local food system that meets the needs of both producers and consumers. We organize winter farmers’ markets, publish Seacoast Harvest, sponsor workshops and events, and provide information through our email newsletter, blog and website,