Portsmouth Farmers' Market opened on Saturday, June 6 for the 2020 season. It is currently held in the parking lot of Little Harbour School located at 50 Clough Drive. Parking is available in the lower lot of City Hall.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Market is limited to sales of agricultural products and food.
The Health Department wants to continue to promote the purchase of local foods and support local farmers and economies during this challenging time.
Please consider connecting with your favorite Seacoast Growers Association (SGA) vendors online. Click on the SGA logo for the member directory.
Many SGA Agricultural members also offer Farm Stores where you can access their products as well as other local goods.
Additionally, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. Click on this link if you are interested in learning more about available CSA shares through SGA members.
The UNH Cooperative Extension has also teamed up with the NH Department of Agriculture to gather and display farm listings from across the state in an interactive online map, making it easy for farmers to directly connect with consumers. The map lists information about curbside pick-ups and deliveries for healthy food essentials like meat, produce and dairy, as well as other offerings like cut flowers, hay, compost, seedlings, soap, candles and more.
Extension’s online map includes farm locations and contact information, farm-preferred methods for relaying product, marketing updates to the public (websites and social media accounts), payment options, alternative purchasing locations, purchasing incentives/food access programs (such as SNAP, senior discounts or veteran discounts) and product category listings.
Navigate through the tabs at the top of the map to also locate collaborative food hubs, where you can find links to farm groups offering online sales and delivery in the Seacoast area and across the State and search options to find specific products, such as dairy products, locally grown meats or locally harvested seafood.
Click on the blue logo to go to the interactive map.