Pioneer Clubs Are Returning To Barnstead!
Pioneer Clubs organization has a rich history with social groups and
churches, reaching young people with effective programs for more
than 75 years. These successful programs are returning to Center
Barnstead Christian Church! Pioneer Club kids will form healthy
relationships with friends and caring leaders, all while having a
ton of fun.
Pioneer Clubs, you might play a game called Human Battleship that we
invented last year. We will learn about the life of Jesus
throughout the year. Our kids will develop skills in various areas,
like personal health and hygiene, manners and etiquette, cycling,
hiking, and first aid.
meet on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Center Barnstead
Christian Church, located beside the Barnstead Town Hall. Family
Prayer Meeting is held simultaneously. September 27th is our first
Pioneer Club meeting. All kids, Kindergarten to 6th grade, are
invited to join!
Strafford Historical Society Renaissance Faire
Historical Society in the Shire of Strafford presents the 2017 first
annual Renaissance Faire on the grounds of the Old Waldron Store,
520 Provence Road,LoBow Lake Village Strafford. The Faire will be
Sept 16-17 from 10:30 -4:30.
and Ladies come see us at our humble abode.
and playful games for children. Get knighted by the King and play
croquet with the Queen. Lend an ear to fanciful music and wonderful
storytellers at the Royal Stage or strolling on the grounds. Stop
by our extraordinary vendors who have special wares to sell. All
proceeds go the the Strafford Historical Society.
Barn September 16th 2017 at Tiz A Miniature Horse Farm 158 Garland
Rd. in Barnstead.Pony Rides, Cart Rides, Food For Sale,
Demonstrations, Lots Of Fun For The Family. 603-948-5552. Foals To
See 10am to 3pm. Yankee Miniature Horse Club
Survey Shows Farmersí Markets Are As Popular As Ever In The Granite
survey conducted in the beginning of 2017 shows shopping at farmersí
markets is very popular among New Hampshire residents.
Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food, University of New Hampshire
Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment, UNH Cooperative
Extension and the NH Farmersí Market Association recently
collaborated to conduct a survey of New Hampshire farmersí markets.
The goal of the project was to obtain information about consumer
shopping experiences and attitudes related to farmersí markets which
would then be helpful to farmers and market coordinators in meeting
surveys were conducted from February through April 2017. The first
was conducted via telephone as part of the Granite State Polling
program where New Hampshire residents were called at random and
asked about their farmersí market experiences. The second was an
online survey that was offered to existing farmersí market shoppers
from across the state. Shopping habits at both summer and winter
farmers markets were examined.
than 500 individuals responded to the first survey. Over 84% of
respondents had shopped at a farmersí market. The majority of survey
respondents indicated that the main reasons they shopped at farmersí
markets were to support local farm business and access to
high-quality products. Product quality, variety, market hours and
location were all important to the shopping experience. For the 16%
that said they have never shopped at a farmers market, they
indicated it was mainly because there wasnít one nearby, or they
lacked information about New Hampshire farmersí markets.
Inconvenience and lack of time to shop at a farmersí market were
also among the top reasons cited.
results of the second survey show that 60 percent of the 369
participants said they shopped at both summer and winter markets in
2016 and nearly 40% visited a farmersí market once a week. Over 50%
said they shopped at a farmersí market in 2016 with the same
frequency as 2015, but about 30% said they shopped at a farmersí
market more often in 2016. Many respondents indicated that, in
addition to their desire to support local agriculture and buy fresh
and high-quality products, they came to farmersí markets because the
experience was fun; they enjoyed seeing and interacting with people
in those places.
survey collaborators hope that the results will provide farmers and
farmersí market organizers with information to help improve the
shopping experience and strengthen farmersí markets in New
Hampshire. The full survey report will be available soon and found
on the partner organizationsí websites. For more information contact
Gail McWilliam Jellie at 603-271-3788,
or visit The NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food at