Fresh from the Root Seller/Comte Family Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire
Posted on July 29, 2015
Article by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com
Photos Courtesy of the Comte Family
Vegetables fresh from the Root Seller/Comte Family Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire are clearly a taste buds delight. Folks travel to farmers markets – stretching from the New England seacoast and inland – just to get them.
“Busy, busy, busy,” that’s the word from family members about this year’s growing season.
Maple syrup production dominates the late winter and early spring here, but come planting season the Comte Family – Dan, his wife Susan and their three sons, Tyler, Andrew and Anthony – are hard at work with the fields. Potatoes, peas, carrots, radishes and a variety of beans – “naturally grown without chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides”, are some of the produce that mature into the scrumptious yield that keep customers coming back.
Farmers are known to work the land from sunrise to sunset. Yet the days may not be long enough as demand for farm fresh, local vegetables and fruits is reportedly on the rise across the nation. In the past couple of years, the Comte Family has continued to increase their growing space and are currently up to farming 16 of the farm’s 136 acres.
Once the fields are harvested, it’s time for packing and loading. Then it’s off to spots such as the Newmarket Farmers Market along coastal New Hampshire where local growers are featured, as well as food producers, craftsmen and businesses. Newmarket is open each weekend during summertime and every other weekend in autumn, winter and early spring.
Of course, a must is the farmers market held right in the their hometown of Nottingham. Look for the Comte Family and their fresh goods every Sunday afternoon from 1 – 4 p.m. throughout the summer, joined by other area farmers on the front lawn of Blaisdell Memorial Library on Route 152 near the junction with 156. While you’re there don’t miss a chance to pick up some Comte Family Maple Syrup – delicious!
Indoor winter markets are slated to be held the second Sunday of each month at Nottingham Community Center Municipal Complex, 139 Stage Road.
The Root Seller/Comte Family Farm Nottingham, NH 03290 Phone 603-942-1297 firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to read all about the production of maple syrup in “Life is Sweet At Comte Family Farm 18th Annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend” https://newsandviewsjb.com/2013/03/24/life-is-sweet-at-comte-family-farm-18th-annual-new-hampshire-maple-weekend/