Rochester Farmers Market

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 Open Tuesdays
June 11 - September 24, 2019
 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

On the Rochester Common - Rochester, New Hampshire


 The Rochester Farmers Market was founded by Alicia Frye, Jeanne Grover, and Jennifer Marsh.  It is the goal of the market to support local family farmers and artisans by giving them a viable outlet to sell directly to the consumer and to enrich the community by creating a safe, clean and fun venue to purchase organic, fresh, nutritious local foods. 

The Market opened for its first season in 2016. The combination of hard work, great vendors, awesome volunteers, and talented musicians paid off and the fruits of their labor were soon realized.  Food demos, horse-drawn wagon rides, interactive story-telling for children, and the fact that the market is held on a Rochester treasure, known as the Rochester Common, certainly added to the success of the market.

Offering SNAP/EBT, through Seacoast Eat Local, allowed the market to reach out to families in need of assistance. Since opening in 2016, the SNAP/EBT program was utilized over 700 times. Recipients of SNAP were so very grateful for the program and the market match dollars.

The month of September is dedicated to veterans living in Strafford County. The market utilizes a program called Vouchers for Veterans. The program was developed to be used at Farmer's Markets as a way of saying Thank You to local Veterans by providing them with food vouchers to be used at the market.  In the first two seasons open, the Rochester Farmers Market  has given $25,000 in food vouchers to local veterans.  This highly successful program is a win for the veteran, a win for the farmer and a win for the community. 

The Rochester Farmers Market is staffed with volunteers.