These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In New Hampshire For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of New Hampshire offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in New Hampshire? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best New Hampshire farmers markets:

  1. Concord Farmers Market Association, Concord, NH
  2. Newport Farmers’ Market, Newport, NH
  3. Market On The Green, New London, NH
  4. Plymouth Outdoor Farmers’ Market, Plymouth, NH
  5. Manchester Community Market, Manchester, NH
  6. Manchester Farmers Market, Manchester, NH
  7. Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, Portsmouth, NH
  8. Exeter Farmersâ?? Market, Exeter, NH
  9. The Farmer’s Market Of Keene, Keene, NH
  10. Lebanon Farmers’ Market, Lebanon, NH

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in New Hampshire or the cheapest place to live in New Hampshire.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in New Hampshire?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in New Hampshire, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Granite State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of New Hampshire, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Concord Farmers Market Association

Concord Farmers Market Association -- Concord, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Concord, NH
Address: Capitol Street, Concord, NH 3301
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Newport Farmers’ Market

Newport Farmers' Market -- Newport, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Newport, NH
Address: Main Street on Town Common, Newport, NH 3773
Times: Fri: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Market On The Green

Market On The Green -- New London, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: New London, NH
Address: Main Street on the Town Common, New London, NH 3257
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Plymouth Outdoor Farmers’ Market

Plymouth Outdoor Farmers' Market -- Plymouth, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Plymouth, NH
Address: 8 Depot Street, Plymouth, NH 3264
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Manchester Community Market

Manchester Community Market -- Manchester, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Manchester, NH
Address: Victory Park – Chestnut St. & Concord St., Manchester, NH 3101
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-6:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Manchester Farmers Market

Manchester Farmers Market -- Manchester, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Manchester, NH
Address: Concord & Pine, Manchester, NH 3105
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-6:30 PM

Credit Cards: N
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Portsmouth Farmers’ Market

Portsmouth Farmers' Market -- Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Portsmouth, NH
Address: City Hall, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 3801
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Exeter Farmersâ?? Market

Exeter Farmersâ?? Market -- Exeter, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Exeter, NH
Address: Swasey Parkway, off Water Street, Exeter, NH None
Times: Thu: 2:30 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. The Farmer’s Market Of Keene

The Farmer's Market Of Keene -- Keene, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Keene, NH
Address: None, Keene, NH 3431
Times: Tue: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Lebanon Farmers’ Market

Lebanon Farmers' Market -- Lebanon, NH

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Lebanon, NH
Address: 51 North Park St, Lebanon, NH 3766
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In New Hampshire

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Granite State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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