Local Food: Scenes from a Winter Farmers’ Market

2.23.13 Winter Farmers' Market, Rollinsford

It was clear from a visit to our Winter Farmers’ Market in Rollinsford this past week-end that we’ve turned that corner in February when greenhouse greens begin to wake up — and what a joy they were to see, buy and cook with again! To see how we New Englanders eat locally during winter, here’s a glimpse of the market > 

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14 Responses to Local Food: Scenes from a Winter Farmers’ Market

  1. katrina says:

    What a delight to see! Love the venue, too – airy and light filled, all the better to see all those bright and glorious greens, vegetables, breads. Can’t wait for April, when our outdoor markets open!

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi Katrina! If you’d like to make a road trip, we’ll be back at this venue on March 23rd when I’ll be hosting an “Ask a Master Preserver” information table, definitely worth the drive!

  2. Loved the photo essay on the farmer’s market. That was certainly different from a Southern California farmer’s market this time of year. Sure, we have potatoes and garlic, but instead of hand-dyed yarn, wheat and locally raised pork, we have bison, fish, fresh strawberries, and citrus and greens galore. Bloom where you are planted and eat locally!

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi Lou! We have bison and seafood, but strawberries are still a couple of months away. As for the citrus, we certainly do miss it!

  3. looks lovely. i wish the one here in nyc was that bountiful!

  4. Norma Chang says:

    Such a cutie violin player. You do have quite a variety of goods for this time of the year. Sure glad February is coming to an end, so looking forward to spring.

  5. kitsapfg says:

    What a large and interesting market! Lots of good things to be had there too and looks like lots of good visiting going on too.

    • leduesorelle says:

      You’re right to notice that! It’s a place where we gather as a community, and since it was CSA Day at the market, there were also many farmers chatting with potential CSA members.

  6. Liz says:

    Fabulous photos – it looks like a great market. Can I have a spinach, feta and olive tart please?

  7. azita says:

    You New Englanders eat quite well during winter! (Everything looks good but loved the cute little weirdly-shaped carrots most.) Were those red wheat I spied with my little eyes stored in glass jars? Another question: are you guys on Twitter & Pinterest? If so, where? ps we have a few nice farmers markets in NY too, thankfully.

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