The Newport Farmers’ Market has been operating since the 1990s on the Town Common in Historic Downtown Newport, New Hampshire. The market started with only a handful of vendors, and has grown to about 30 full- and part-time vendors, making us one of the longest-running farmers’ markets in the state. Some of our vendors are even from those early days of the farmers’ market. Our vendors sell everything from vegetables and fruits to baked goods to locally raised meat to preserved foods to goats’ milk soap and handmade crafts. They also sell prepared foods, such as kettle corn, lemonade, ice cream, and more.
All of our farm vendors grow their own vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and potted plants, raise their own animals for milk, eggs, fleece and meat, harvest and jar their own honey, boil their own maple syrup, and preserve their own produce in jams and pickles. Their farms are located within 50 miles of Newport, making all of their farms great sources of locally grown and raised food.
We’re not just farm vendors, though. We have a number of bakers and ready-to-eat cooks at our market. Our bakers bring breads, cookies, pies, donuts, pastries, and even some more unusual treats, like biscotti and English muffin bread. Other vendors will make you a hot and fresh bag of kettle corn, a pulled pork sandwich with their own BBQ sauce, or a hot dog with all the fixings. Or on those extra hot days of summer, how about a fresh-squeezed lemonade or a hand-dipped ice cream cone. All of our food vendors and bakers are licensed with the State of New Hampshire to ensure our customers’ safety.
But food isn’t all you’ll find at our farmers’ market! We also have a select group of local crafters and artisans that hand craft items to sell at the market. Our artisans create needle felted animals, jewelry made from all kinds of different materials, hand knit and crocheted apparel and accessories, and pieces of art created in all sorts of media. Check out the unique gifts and treasures that you can find at our market.
In addition, we have nonprofit organizations who join us on varying weeks throughout the market season, providing information about their groups and the wonderful work that they do in Newport and the surrounding communities. Many of them also sell raffle tickets or baked goods to help raise funds for their organizations. Please stop by their booths and support them!
Spend an afternoon strolling around the market. Bring your pets and your Kids. POP Club (Power of Produce) starts in June for the kids. Richards Free Library has storytime each market or spend your time trying samples, watching demonstrations or talking to the vendors. The summer market is open from 3 pm to 6 pm every Friday afternoon from the Friday before Memorial Day to the last Friday in September. We are open rain or shine (or wind or floods or storm warnings…)