Just because it's below freezing outside, doesn't mean you can't get still get great deals on local produce!

One of the things I miss about the warmer months was looking outside the HOM studios on Wednesday mornings and seeing the Farmers Market set up in Monument Square. After the show I would head down to walk around and maybe grab a few things.

Some of the farmers held out well into the fall...but it's been quite a while since we've seen any out there, since the temperatures dropped below freezing.

Did you know that you don't have to wait until the spring for that Farmers Market experience? That's right...you can get it year round!

Here's a list of Winter Farmers Markets, in both Maine and New Hampshire. Happy shopping!

Androscoggin County

Lewiston Winter Farmers’ Market, 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from October through January, 10:00am-1:00pm, St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St.  SNAP/EBT accepted. (Contact: Sherie (207) 513-3848, greatfallsmarket@gmail.com.) For more information, check the market’s Facebook page:Lewiston Farmers’ Market.

Cumberland County

Brunswick Winter Market, every Sat, 9:00am-12:30pm, Nov thru April, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St. (the giant mill building at the end of Maine St). Seethe market’s website and on Facebook: Brunswick Winter Market

Falmouth Winter Farmers’ Market, every Wednesday, 11:00am-2:00pm until December 23rd, located in the outside greenhouse at Allen, Sterling, and Lothrop, U.S. Route 1 Falmouth ME. Run by the Cumberland Farmers’ Market Association. Contact: Kathy Shaw 207-320-1969 orKath@valleyviewfarmme.com See the market’s website or Facebook page, Cumberland Farmers Market Association, for further information.

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, every Sat, 9:00am-1:00pm from December-late April.  84 Cove St. in East Bayside neighborhood. SNAP/EBT accepted.  Some vendors continue to set up on Wednesday mornings at Monument Square throughout the winter. See the market’s website and on Facebook:Portland Maine Farmers’ Market.

South Portland Farmers’ Market, every Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm, Nov through April,  496 Ocean St (the old Hamlin School on the corner of Sawyer and Ocean). Contact:  799-7743 See the market’s websiteand on Facebook: South Portland Farmers’ Market.

Yarmouth Farmers’ Market, every Wed 3-6 through December at the Log Cabin, Main Street, Yarmouth. See Facebook page for more details.

Franklin County

Farmington Farmers’ Market, every Sat, 10:00am-1:00pm, Nov through April except for weekends following Thanksgiving and Christmas, market open the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Christmas for holiday shopping (usual hours), Farmington Grange Hall, Bridge St. Contact: Bonnie Clark atclarksfarm@gmail.com See the market on Facebook Farmington Winter Market and learn more in thisNov 23, 2015 newspaper article.

Western Maine Farmers’ Market. Pre-order online and pick up your order once a week in Farmington, delivery available in some areas. Visit our website for specific information about ordering and pick up. See the market’s website for more details.

Hancock County

Saturday Local Food Exchange in Blue Hill, Sat 10am-1pm, October through May.  In the glass greenhouse at Mainescape, 48 South St.  Contact: 207-266-6512 or emmasimanton@me.com.  On Facebook: Saturday Local Food Exchange

Ellsworth Farmers’ Market, every Saturday in November except the 13th, every Saturday in December before Christmas, no market in January or February, markets on March 18th, April 12th and 16th, 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 Bucksport Road. WIC & SNAP/EBT accepted. Contact: 667-9212. See the market’s website or Facebook: Ellsworth Farmers’ Market for more details.

The Winter Market, every Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm, October 18th-May 16th, located in the Glass House at  Mainescape Garden Shop in Blue Hill. Contact: john@davidsfollyfarm.com  207-266-6512 See their Facebook The Winter Market for more details.

Kennebec County

The Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market winter market starts December 3rd at the Thayer Campus ~Dean Conference room from 3 to 6pm, and continues on the first and third Thursdays of the month thru April. For more information see the market’s website or Facebook page: Downtown Waterville Farmers Market.

Longfellow’s Greenhouse Farmers’ Market – information to follow.

Knox County

State of Maine Cheese Farmers’ Market in Rockport, every Sat, 9:00-noon, inside at the Rockport Marketplace, State of Maine Cheese Co., 461 Commercial St. (Contact: Cathe Morrill (207) 236-8895  cmorrill@cheese-me.com).

Lincoln County

Damariscotta Winter Farmers’ Market, Mon 2:30-5:30 late November through April at Savory Maine, 11 Water Street. Find them on Facebook, Damariscotta Winter Market, for more details.

Oxford County

Norway Farmers Market, Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm, October-May in the First Universalist Church (just past Ari’s Pizza) 479 Main St. in Norway. See their website or find them on Facebook Norway Farmers’ Market for more information.

Western Mountains Winter Farmers’ Market, Fri 4:00pm-6:00pm, October 23rd-December 18th, next to the Post Office in the old Town Hall, Route 26 in Greenwood. See the market’s website  or find them on Facebook: Western Mountains Winter Market for more information.

Penobscot County

Bangor Farmers’ Market, 1st and 3rd Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm, December-April, in the banquet room at the Seadog Brewing Company on the Bangor waterfront, 26 Front St., Bangor. SNAP accepted See website for updates http://bangorfarmersmarket.org (Aside from the members who were part of the winter market last year and are also part of the summer market, Rollins Orchard and Misty Brook Farm are returning again for the winter market, and we have new vendors at the winter market this year: Wise Acres Farm, Commonwealth Farm and The Highlands.) SNAP shoppers receive a $5 voucher for fruits and vegetables.

European Farmers’ Market in Bangor, every Sat, 9:00am-12:30pm, Sunnyside Greenhouse, 117 Buck St, across from Bangor Auditorium parking lot. See the market’s website or Facebook Bangor European Market for more details.

Hampden Farmers’ Market, every Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm, November 6th-April 29th, at the Kiwanis Club in Hampden next to Irving on Main Rd. contact: Amanda Dandro (islandfarmkitchen@gmail.com). Seethe market’s website or find them on Facebook Hampden Farmers’ Market for more information.

Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, every other Wednesday starting December 9th, 2:00pm-6:00pm, inside the Grange Hall on Ohio St. in Bangor. Contact swederolf@aol.com or 973-3976 or find the market on Facebook: Ohio Street Farmers’ Market.

Orono Farmers’ Market, every Saturday in Dec, 9:00am-noon. January-April, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. In the Pine Street parking lot in downtown Orono. See the market’s website or find them on Facebook:Orono Farmers’ Market.

Sagadahoc County

Bath Farmers’ Market, Sat, 9-noon, Nov thru April, Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St. SNAP/EBT accepted. See the market’s website or on Facebook: Bath Farmers’ Market.

Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market in Topsham, every Fri 1:00pm-5:00PM, Nov thru April, Topsham Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Now featuring a market cafe! Find them on Facebook: Midcoast Winter Farmer’s Market (Contact: Cathy Karonis, 729-1872.)

Somerset County

Skowhegan Farmers’ Market, 1st & 3rd Sat, 10:00am-1:00pm, Nov thru April, on the ground floor at the Skowhegan Masonic Hall.  SNAP/EBT and WIC accepted. Find more information on the market’s websiteand on Facebook: Skowhegan Farmers’ Market.

Waldo County

Belfast Farmers’ Market, Friday 9:00am-1:00pm, late November through March, in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, Rt 1. SNAP/EBT accepted. See the market’s website and on Facebook:  Belfast Farmers’ Market

York County

Berwick Winter Farmers’ Market, 3rd Sunday of the month, 10:00am-1:30pm, November-April, located at the Berwick Town Hall. See their website or Facebook page for more details Berwick Famers’ Market

Kittery Community Market, every other Sunday Dec – Mar. 120 Rogers Road. See website or  Facebook page for updates. Contact: kitterycommunitymarket@gmail.com

Saco River Winter Market,  behind Run of the Mill on the river, 100 Main St, Saco. Learn more about the market on their website and on Facebook: Saco River Winter Market    Contact:bdiamondm@gmail.com

York (Gateway) Winter Farmers’ Market, December 12th, 2nd and 4th Saturdays January, February and March and April 2nd, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Located at First Parish Church Fellowship Hall. Facebook: York (Gateway) Farmers’ Market for updates.


Atkinson Food and Craft Fair
Atkinson Community Center
44 Main Street, Atkinson
December 12, 2015 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cole Gardens Winter Farmers' Market
430 Loudon Road, 
(603) 229-0655
This market is held every Saturday from November 7, 2015 to January 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contoocook Farmers' Market
Hopkinton Town Hall
330 Main Street, Hopkinton
(603) 746-3749
This market is held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November - May

Danbury Grange Winter Farmers' Market
15 North Road, Danbury
This market is held the first Saturday of every month from November 7, 2015 to May from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Greenland Winter Farmers Market
Rolling Green Nursery
64 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland
(603) 436-2732
This market is held the first and third Saturdays (usually - November dates are 7, 14 and 21) of each month starting November 7, 2015 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Henniker Community Market
Henniker Community Center
57 Main Street, Henniker
This is a weekday market held on Thursdays from November through May from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Farmers Market of Keene
Colony Mill Marketplace
222 West Street, Keene
The winter market is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month from November through April from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lebanon Farmers' Market
Lebanon Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon
(603) 448-5121
This market is held the third Saturday of each month from November through April from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Milford Farmers' Market
Milford Town Hall
1 Union Square, Milford
(603) 345-0860
Starting November 7, 2015 held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. until April. The market features locally grown/sourced meats, poultry, tilapia, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, honey, maple syrup, coffee, soups and chowders, jams and jellies, baked goods, woolen products and more.

Newmarket Farmers' Market
Newmarket High School
213 South Main Street, Newmarket

This market is held every first and third Saturday from October to May from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nottingham Farmers' Market
The 2015/2016 market will be held in the Old Town Hall across the street from the library. Dates: November 22 and December 20 from 1-4 p.m.

Peterborough Farmer's Market
The Peterborough Community Center
25 Elm St., Peterborough
The market is held Wednesdays from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Salem Farmers Market
Mary A Fisk School
14 Main Street, Salem
Open every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Markets
This market is held on select Saturdays at two alternating locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are the 2015/2016 dates:

Wentworth Greenhouse
141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford
Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9

Exeter High School
1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter
Dec. 21, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 26 and April 23

Tamworth Farmers Market
Tamworth Town House, Tamworth Village
Winter 2015/2016 Series: November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19, January 2, 16 and 30, February 13 and 27, March 12 and 26 and April 9 and 23.

Tilton Winter Farmers' Market
The Tilton Winter Market is currently looking for a new home. Look for details on the website.

Uniquely NH Winter Market
Bedford Fields Garden Center
331 Rte. 101, Bedford
Held Saturdays 1/9, 1/23, 2/13 and 2/27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring meat, eggs, jam, baked goods, jewelry and more.

Warner Area Farmers Market
Kearsarge Business Center
139 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner
(603) 456-2206
This market is held on Saturdays from mid November, 2015 through February, 2016 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Weare Farmers Market
Old Weare Town Hall and Community Center
17 North Stark Hwy., Weare
(603) 491-4203
A weekday market held on Fridays from October 23 through May 27 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market
First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro
115 Main St., Wolfeboro
Held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month beginning November 14, 2015. Lots of local agricultural vendors: fresh eggs, meats, veggies, artisan cheese, honey, baked goods and more.