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Open-Air Market
Autumn Celebration

Artisans, Crafters, Local Businesses, NH-Made Members,
Non-Profit Organizations, Seminars & Hands-On Workshops
Luncheon Vendors, Music and More!

September 26-27
10:30 am - 4 pm

Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Building
Sugar Hill Historical Museum

Rain or Shine
 
 Market Vendors, Artisans, Businesses
Scroll down this Page, Click on each Name to learn more.
If you would like to participate, application link is below.
   Market Application    Market Guidelines 
  These products are available year-round at Harman's Cheese & Country Store
 Vendors participating in the Autumn Market
purple heart  Vendors from the 2015 Lupine Market

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Click on the NH Made Logo to learn about New Hampshire's products and resources

purple heart Bretton Woods - Omni Mt. Washington Resort - Bretton Woods/Twin Mt 
purple heart Dodge's Sugar Shack - Landaff 
purple heart Glass Transformations - Manchester, Sunday Only 
purple heart Hazard Baby - Silver Lake, Sunday Only
purple heart Homemade Specialty LLC - Epping
purple heart Heleka Soapworks - Chichester
purple heart Just Jill & Art Design - Belmont
purple heart MacDaddy's Rollin' Smoke BBQ - Meredith
purple heart D: Mt. Crescent Crafts - Randolph
purple heart  Nature's Palette - Andover
purple heart Old Man Maple - Franconia
purple heart Paintings by G.D. Thompson - Auburn
purple heart P&S Country Crafts - Bristol, Saturday Only
purple heart R&R Woodworkers - Jackson, Saturday Only
purple heart Seaschell Design - Laconia
purple heart  Swine Heart's Signature Sauces - Meredith
purple heart Talk it Up Tees - Litchfield Saturday Only
purple heart Taylor Brothers Creamery - Meriden Saturday Only
purple heart  The Frost Place - Franconia, NH
  Also on June 13 - Special Event at The Frost Place, check schedule for more information.
purple heart  The Rocks Estate - Bethlehem, NH 
purple heart  The Skinny Towel and Washcloth Co. - North Conway
purple heart  Three Acre Kitchen - Hopkinton, Saturday only
purple heart  White Mountains Attractions Association - North Woodstock
White Mountain Gourmet Coffee - Concord
purple heart Winsome Forge, Chocolate Products - Rochester
purple heart Yaya Organics - Hopkinton

              
More Participants
 
  Click on each name to read more about them and how to contact them.
purple heart  Above the Notch Humane Society - Littleton, NH
purple heart Affinity Arts - Bridgton, Maine
  Annie B's - Groveton, New Hampshire art
purple heart  B&B Creations - Lyman, New Hampshire art
purple heart  Back in Time Soap Makers - Franklin, NH
purple heart Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation - Bethlehem, NH
purple heart  BetteKaril's Needlecrafts - Pittsburg, NH
purple heart  Big Bear Rustics - Stark, NH
purple heart Cathy's Candle Creations & Clayful Artitude - Brewer, Maine; Saturday Only
purple heart Charles E. Barry, Author, NH Conservation Officer - North Haverhill, NH
   Stories and Book-Signing at 11:30 am, Saturday at Meetinghouse
purple heart Cindy's Country Signs & Crafts - Lyman, NH
purple heart Clay Hollow Farm - Piermont, NH
purple heart  Colors of the Morning Art - Lyman, NH
purple heart Coneheads Ice Cream - North Woodstock, NH
purple heart  Crafty Creations by D - Jefferson, New Hampshire
purple heart  Day Dreams of the Lucid Lizard  - Wheelock, VT
purple heart  Deborah Helens Florals - Lisbon, New Hampshire
purple heart  D: Deeda's Baskets - Bloomfield, Vermont
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Foggy Bottom Ranch Alpacas - Landaff, NH; Saturday Only

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Fortin Home Watch Plus - Lyman, NH

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Franconia Heritage Museum - 553 Main Street (Route 18) 

purple heart GM Photography Workshops - Littleton, New Hampshire
    Saturday 10:30 am, 1 pm and Sunday at 11:30 am
purple heart Girl Sew Chic - Nashua, New Hampshire; Saturday Only
purple heart  Grandma's Attic - Sugar Hill Willing Worker's Society
purple heart  Grate Garlic Plates - Littleton, NH
purple heart Harbor Candle Company - Dartmouth, MA
purple heart Inn at Sunset Hill and Golf Course - Sugar Hill
  Inn tours with lite refreshments at 2:30 pm Sat & Sun.
purple heart  Ink Drawings by Gene Matras - Pittsfield
purple heart  Julie Nadeau's Knitting - Waterford, Vermont
  Kilauga Ice (Shaved Ice with Hawaiin Flavors - Clarksville, NH
purple heart Kitchen Stitchin' with Linda - Stewartstown, NH
purple heart Kitchen Stitchin' Aprons with Shirley- Bethlehem, NH, Saturday Only
purple heart  Lakonia Greek Products - Saco, Maine
purple heart  Lilly Bea Quilts - Manchester & Auburn, NH
purple heart Marilinne Cooper, Author of Mysteries - Bethlehem, NH, Saturday Only
purple heart  Mary Clay's Floral Creations - Lancaster, NH
purple heart  Mia Capretta - Narragansett, RI and Sugar Hill, NH art
purple heart Nina Lapchyk's painted silk scarves - Winchester, MA; Sunday Only
purple heart  Mountain View Kettle Corn - Canaan, VT
purple heart  Out of Chaos - Jensen Beach, FL
purple heart  Out of the Woods - Dalton, New Hampshire
purple heart  Paul's Custom Crafts - Easton, NH
purple heart Photo-Sensitivity  - Whitefield, New Hampshire
purple heart  Rebecca Matthews - Whitefield, New Hampshire
purple heart Rebecca Rule, Author & Storyteller  - Northwood, NH
purple heart  Renaissance Reproductions - Lisbon, NH
purple heart  Sheep Shear Cuttings  - St. Johnsbury, Vermont art
purple heart Ski Hearth Farm - Sugar Hill, NH 
purple heart Specialty Metal Products - Southwick, MA
purple heart Stained Glass Creations - Lyman, New Hampshire, Sunday Only
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Sugar Hill Historical Museum - Open Extended Hours during Market
   Exhibit of Rev. Nickerson's Photos from 1870's - 1930's
     Free Admission and Information on Market at the Museum

purple heart  Sugar Hill Library - Book Sale, downstairs in Carolina Crapo Building
purple heart  The Stone Gourd - Weare, NH
purple heart  Trunks 'n Things - Sugar Hill, NH
purple heart Vermont Fiddle Orchestra
purple heart Waggsley Muttleston - Lyman, NH 
purple heart  D: Wabanaki Beadwork - Whitefield, NH art
purple heart  D:  Wandering Woolies - Shelburne, NH
purple heart  Watson Pottery & Glass - Newport, Vermont
purple heart White Mountain Images - Bethlehem, NH
purple heart Wildtree - Pittsburg, NH
purple heart Willing Workers of Sugar Hill Lunch Counter
purple heart  World Unique - Franconia, New Hampshire
purple heart  Zelda Gonyer- Lancaster, New Hampshire

  
 In Memory
Over the years of our markets, we have lost some wonderful people. Some attended one or two markets but others came or helped regularly every year.  Each person added to the richness of our small weekend celebrations and each leaves behind an empty spot.

 


Lorna Boutin
- Forever Rita (July 4, 2013)


Barbara Boyd - Crazy Quilt
(June 5, 2013) 

 Forever Rita  Barbara Boyd
 John Donovan - Woodcarvings (Dec. 25, 2011)  Bert Aldrich (Sept 29, 2010)
 John Donovan  
   

 Folk from Past Years and Autumn Vendors

The Aldrich/Bowen Families - Sugar Hill, NH and Royal Oak, Michigan
Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust - Bethlehem, NH
Crosstown Motors - Littleton, New Hampshire
Forever Boards - Grafton
Jessica L. Fligg- Ashland, New Hampshire
Path of Hamony - Sugar Hill, NH
S.T.O.P. - Sugar Hill Tower Opposition
Local Author, Cathy Strasser - Sugar Hill, NH
  with her novel, An Uncertain Grave
The Back Shed String Band - Northern NH & VT
The Kid Jazz Band -
Bristol, NH
White Mountain Gourmet Coffee - Concord
Windy Ridge Orchard & Cider House Cafe - North Haverhill, NH



 

 

The Stone Gourd - Weare, NH
Vivian M. Jache
 
Gourds turned in Gnome Homes, Fairy Houses, Hanging Ornaments, and gnome bottle toppers.  For more information, e-mail Vivian Jache.
 
 
ConeheadsConeheads Ice Cream - North Woodstock, NH
Myles Moran
Ice Cream!!  Finally, we'll have ice cream at the market.  Coneheads Ice Cream is a maker of super premium ice cream.  They make ice cream the old-fashioned way . . . one batch at a time.   Visit their website www.coneheadsnh.com and also check out their other shop in Lincoln, Udderly Delicious.

NH Made LogoThere is great fun in store for you at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort and Bretton Woods.  Sign up for their canopy tour of ziplines, rope bridges, and rappelling.  If that isn't your style try ATV tours, a world class golf course, guided rock climbs, an indoor rock wall to climb, mountain scooters & mountain bike trails (bike rentals available), disc golf (combination of golf & frisbee), tennis, guided hikes & nature walks, fly-casting clinics, horseback riding & carriage rides, moose tours, 12 restaurants to choose from, and the spa!!  Visit their website for more information: www.brettonwoods.com   If you haven't been to Bretton Woods and the Omni Mt. Washington lately - plan a trip, soon! 

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swineheart saucesSwineheart's Signature Sauces - Meredith, NH

We discovered Gary & Mary MacDonald at the Made in NH Expo and asked them to come to the Sugar Hill Market.  Swineheart's Sauces celebrate the regional flavors of American BBQ and beyond.  The line of sauces represent the many regional flavors of BBQ; from Tennessee to Texas to Hawaii.  There is a flavor for all to enjoy.  All are gluten free, fat free, and vegetarian.

They also have some delicious recipes on their website including a Bacon & Beer Mac 'n Cheese that took 2nd place in a 2014 competition.  We think that if they had used Harman's Cheddar, they might of taken first . . . but that's just our opinion.  If you do miss them at the market, Harman Cheese carries a few of their products.  Check out their website:  www.swineheartsauce.com

They liked the Lupine Celebration so much last year, that this year they are bringing the BBQ to go with the sauces.  MacDaddy's Rollin' Smoke won NH Magazine's Best of NH BBQ.  You'll find the BBQ at the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building' s lawn (that's the building across from the Post Office and Harman's Cheese). The menu will include Sausage Rolls, Pulled Pork Tacos, and Hot Dogs (of course).  They are also bringing take out containers so that you can take some home for a delicious meal.  Come hungry to the market to see why they won Best of NH!  They also cater but the calendar looks quite full for this year, visit the website: http://www.macdaddysrollinsmokebbq.com/

 

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The Rocks Estate -  Bethlehem, NH
The Rocks Estate is best known as a  Christmas tree farm. But as the North Country Conservation & Education Center for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the 1,400-acre property offers much more. Beyond the neat rows of Christmas trees lined by perfect stone walls lies a world of history, wildlife, and experiential learning. The property is open to visitors year-round, presenting both structured and self-guided tours and programs. Choose a beautiful tree at Christmas time, discover the sweet process of creating maple syrup in early spring, enjoy the revival of vernal pools as the snow melts, the full bloom of summer, and the kaleidoscope of color in the fall.  The trails are open daily, year-round, from dawn to dusk.  Visit The Rocks - to find a tree, enjoy a picnic in our formal gardens, look for wildlife, or just enjoy the view!  For more information, visit their website: www.therocks.org
 
The Rocks Estate have been part of our markets for several years as parking volunteers and as seminar presenters. 
 
 
Dodge's Sugar Shack - Landaff, NH
Jeff Dodge

Maple Syrupmaple syrup  If you haven't heard, Maple Syrup grading is changing - stop by Jeff''s tent to have the new grades/tastes explained.    Jeff Dodge bottles his own maple syrup in glass and traditional jugs.  It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of Maple Syrup.  But it takes 2 to 6 Sugar Maple trees to produce that sap in one season (dependent on the weather).   Jeff has to tap those trees, gather the sap, heat the boiler, and boil the sap several hours to make make the syrup.  Now if you did all that work, what would you charge for a gallon of pure Maple Syrup?  If you would like to know what Jeff is charging and buy some, you can reach him by e-mail at: jdodge6@yahoo.com
 
   Just JillJust Jill Art & Design - Belmont, New Hampshire

Jill Mahan is a native-NH gal from the Lake Region.  She brings her nature-inspired photography, greeting cards, bookmarks, notecards and magnets.  I was fascinated by the line of Christmas greeting cards that she has designed using wildlife tracks to make the design.  Visit http://www.justjillartdesign.com see some of her lovely cards and photography. 
Jill Tracks
 
 
 
 



 
  
Mt. Crescent Crafts - Randolph, New Hampshire
Sara Glines

Sara has been creating hand-crafted wooden figures based on seven generations of her family's history in northern New Hampshire; sharing and teaching others how wonderful her family's history is through art.  The figures represent a moment in time of a real person in the Boothman  family. Spanning seven generations in Northern New Hampshire, personalities of farmers and woodsmen, builders of hiking trails and mountain huts, hotel proprietors, homemakers, carpenters, and photographers, are handcrafted for your enjoyment. Currently there are 20 in the collection with more to come as the stories emerge from researching our family’s history. All figures are limited editions. Only 200 of each personality will be sold, and each is signed, numbered and comes with “Our Story.” Accessories (mini-baskets, knapsacks, snowshoes) are sold separately.
Mt. Crescent   Sara has also revived a winter pastime of her great aunts and will have hand embroidered "Just Saying" quilt hangings for sale along with needle felted items. Stop by and watch as she demonstrates the creation of mini baskets to accompany the figurines, along with carving faces and hands. Sara is member of NH-made and also has a fascinating website: www.ravinehousestore.com

On Saturday and Sunday at 11 am at the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building, Sara will be speaking and sharing stories of her family history with an emphasis on her memories of growing up pole fishin' and feeding lambs. She is also open to telling stories about any of the characters in her family, just ask.  Her family has such a rich history that has been woven by life in New Hampshire and the changes that have taken place over the decades.

 
 R and R Woodworkers - Jackson, New Hampshire
Robin and Bob design and handcraft their own exceptionally comfortable  Cedar Adirondack Furniture. Handcrafted, durable, high quality construction along with cedar birdhouses and photo frames.  Furniture can be personalized.Take the time to explore their website: www,randrwoodworkers.com.  They will be at the market on Saturday only.
 

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Back Skinny ApronThe Skinny Towel & Washcloth Co.
North Conway, NH
Michelle O'Donnell

 

Long live the skinny towel and washcloth!  Born in New Hampshire with innovative thinking and a few practial sewing skills, these towels and washcloths will clean and dry you front and back (and your dog, too)!  Made in New Hampshire, in colors inspired by NH, they are 100% cotton and although skinny they don't skimp on the absorbency.  Stop by Michelle O'Donnell's tent to learn more and ask her about the Moose with the green skinny towel!  Also one of her newer products, is her denim jeans apron - folks admired hers and asked her to make one for them.
       Also if you have a chance, say a few prayers for a warmer weather.  Skinny towels can give a bit of warmth but Michelle craves warmth. If you can't make it to Sugar Hill; visit the Skinny Towel website:  www.skinnytowel.com

 

  Three Acre 

 

NH Made LogoThree Acre Kitchen - Hopkinton, New Hampshire


Nancy Brown's goal is to make even the simplest meals special.  Her balsamic based products add a special touch to every meal - saving time in the preparation so more time can be spent sharing meals with family and friends.  Try her award winning Balsamic Vinaigrette -  its zesty, yet smooth taste is perfect with salads and sandwiches. Her Blueberry Balsamic Finishing Sauce provides just the right touch to poultry meats and vegetables - and makes wonderful desserts.  The Balsamic Cooking Sauce with Juniper and Rosemary  is a wonderful marinade and is just right for roasting vegetables  or sautéing meats and vegetables for soups or stews.   Visit her website for recipes and more information: www.threeacrekitchen.com    Harman's Cheese & Country Store carries her products and the 20th Anniversary Lupine Festival Cookbook has her recipe for Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto.

White Mt. Gourmet Coffee

 NH Made LogoWhite Mountain Gourmet Coffee
                                 Concord,NH

For several years now, Richard of White Mountain Gourmet Coffee has provided us with free coffee for everyone that visits our Autumn celebration in Sugar Hill.  This year he's coming up to join us for the fun.  He is even bringing their Latte machine to make all sorts of coffees for you including cappuccinos! Every cup of coffee is free but since they are coming with all the extras this year, there will be a donation bucket out and all monies you donate will go to the Community Action Program of Woodsville, NH (food pantry, fuel assistance, and many other programs).  Please stop in and welcome Richard to the market and thank him for the years of coffee that he has donated.  Did you try the Apple Pie coffee last year, it was really popular!  If you are in the Concord area, their cafe is a great place to have lunch (or just have a coffee).  Visit their website:  http://www.whitemountaingourmetcoffee.com/html/retail_cafe__concord.html or stop in to Harman's to pick up some of their pre-ground coffee.  NEWS FLASH:  Richard is bringing his coffee grinder and will grind coffee beans to order at the market, the meetinghouse is going to smell heavenly during the market!!

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White Mountains Attractions Association - North Woodstock, NH

 

There’s no better way to begin your visit to the White Mountains than with a stop at the White Mountains Attractions Visitor Center at Exit 32 off I-93 in North Woodstock. Their  friendly staff can provide you with a wealth of information on where to go and what to see, as well as free brochures, maps, and more. While you are there, take a few minutes to visit the Gift Shop; it’s a perfect place to pick up a souvenir of your vacation. And check out the new White Mountains Interpretive Center in the attached authentic post and beam barn; you’ll learn a little bit about everything from the area’s wildlife to building stone walls.  But if you don't have time on June 7 or 8 to stop at the Visitor Center, then stop at their booth and pick and you will find a wealth of information about things to do in the area and if Joan is there, she'll answer all your questions.

Sign up for the e-letter on the website and you'll receive a weekly 10-second break posting to remind of the beauty and activity of the White Mountains region!  In the meantime, here's a short video to remind you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mHd69O3ASA

 

 
Zelda

  Zelda Gonyer - Lancaster, New Hampshire
    Zelda Gonyer is our most faithful vendor at the market and folks await her arrival each day. Back in 2002 when we asked her to come down and introduce her products to our customers during the Lupine Festival, she asked if she could bring some friends with her and that was the beginning of our our open-air Markets.
She always has delicious samples to try along with her assortment of pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, dip mixes, and other goodies. Check and see if she makes your favorite jam or pickle. She also makes lovely gift baskets and always has a nice selection of cookbooks at her booth. She has added Rada knives to her booth and always has some great cookbooks.
    Harman's stocks many of Zelda's jams, jellies, pickles, & relishes and we are always willing keep your favorite on hand. You can also find her products at the WREN store in Bethlehem, at Fuller's Sugar House in Lancaster, and at various other locations.  You can also find her weekly at the Lancaster flea market.  

 
 Kitchen Stichin' - Stewartstown, New Hampshire

Critta 'n' ThingsLinda Samson is another faithful vendor on the lawn. Her handmade potholders (nice & thick), aprons, and clothespin bags are all handy to have in your house. At Harman's, we try and keep her kitchen towels along with her towel bibs in stock and during the winter we have her fleece mittens and hats available. She also is a wonderful gardener and often has something on her table from her garden or greenhouse.  During the lupine season, she also might bring down some of her hardy lupine plants to sell.  You can also reach her by e-mail for custom orders.  
Linda's Towels

 

 
 Colors of the Morning Art - Lyman, New Hampshire
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For years, Kathy Perry used to travel between her Florida home and New Hampshire to share her artwork at festivals and galleries. Now, she and her husband are permanent citizens of Lyman. She has a short commute to join our annual Sugar Hill Markets.
Kathy graduated from the Massachusetts College Of Art in Boston with an emphasis on painting and illustration.  She furthered her studies in Art Therapy while in Florida and has enjoyed teaching creative expressions, art history, painting, and drawing to both adults and children.  She wants others to enjoy the process of creating art.Kathy is known for her acrylic and watercolor paintings and has exhibited them in galleries throughout Florida and the New England area, including the prestigious James Hunt Barker Galleries on Palm Beach, FL and on Nantucket Island, MA.  Locally, she is a member of The Arts Gallery in Lisbon and you can find her works there.
 Kathy’s home in Lyman provides a picturesque location with a natural beauty that inspires many of her paintings.  She loves color and texture and uses pallet knives to create special effects to accentuate the vibrancy of her work. Kathy’s passion for nature is revealed in her works and displays her inner conviction that all talent is a gift from God, who is the creator of this beautiful world.  Kathy’s works take you to peaceful locations where you marvel at our beautiful world.We invite you to visit her booth for a walk in nature through artisan eyes. If you would like to contact Kathy directly you can reach her at kpcolors@netzero.net 
 
Crosstown Motors - Littleton, NH
crosstown motorsCrosstown Motors is a generous supporter and sponsor of our markets.  Last year they sponsored our well-attended autumn concert with the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra.  This year they are sponsoring The Maple Leaf Seven concert to give us some jazz and swing on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.  We welcome them to the market with a few of their vehicles so you can see what this local dealership has to offer.  A few years ago, they brought the vehicles over on Friday and that evening  as we were were arranging them on the field, one car had us stumped as to how to start it, but we got it figured out.  I noticed that I didn't lack for help in driving the vehicles into position on the field even though it was after 7 pm (some are quite sporty).  Stop by this year and see what cars they have brought out for display.   Also, we would appreciate it, if you would take the time to thank them for being one of the sponsors of our Festival Concerts. Their support is a major factor in keeping music at our concerts and keeping the concerts free.
My family has been buying vehicles from them for several years.   A few years ago, a friend of mine couldn't find the car she wanted and she'd been searching for a year so I asked Tim (who is Tom's person at the auto auctions) to find just want Linda wanted. Tim found it - Linda liked the price and the e-mail photos; so she purchased the vehicle (without seeing it in person) and I drove it to Pennsylvania where Linda was waiting to drive it back to Ohio.  Check out Crosstown Motors - Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram.
 
Linda LDeeda's Baskets - Bloomfield, VT
Linda Lomasney

Linda is a native Vermonter, having lived in the Northeast Kingdom all of her life. The women in her family have traditionally been artistic on some level, whether sewing, weaving, cooking, painting, or gardening to name a few. She finds herself wanting to do it all, or at least making an attempt. She took a basket weaving class from a local woman about 10 years ago and has studied with other basket weavers as she continues to perfect her art.

Deeda's BasketsOver the years, Linda has exhibited basketry at art shows and sold at many craft fairs. Many of her baskets have been given as gifts, something that will last a lifetime. She uses reed in various sizes and colors to create her baskets. Many of them are from patterns, although she also makes her own designs. The beauty of a basket, is that no two are alike; each one is unique. Most of her baskets are traditional and functional, others are decorative. Each basket has a name, although many are used for something entirely different ... a laundry basket becomes a wood basket next to a fireplace or wood stove ... a gathering basket holds magazines next to your favorite chair ... a toy basket holds towels or you favorite pet's toy ... uses are endless.

Linda will demonstrate her craft and sell her unique baskets. She has classes all year round, so contact her through her website to sign up for a class.   If you would like Linda to make a custom basket for you, check out her website: http://www.deedasbaskets.com
 
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Jessica L. Fligg - Ashland, New Hampshire

Jessica L. Fligg, who is from Ashland, New Hampshire, has always enjoyed creating things.  As a child, she drew with her great-grandmother and her parents even let her paint on her home’s basement walls.  She continued the exploration of her talents by studying at the NH Institute of Art.  Jessica strives each day to use her talents in some creative way and each day she discovers that there are always new things to move on to. Jessica’s favorite subject is landscapes and she sees the grandeur of the Lord’s mighty hand within every landscape.  God is Jessica’s only true artist and she takes her inspiration from his masterpiece:  
Every day God gives us a different sky and a whole new set of colors in every season.  “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained . . .” [Psalm 8:3].  God created everything down to the smallest spec.  I look forward to each new day for another adventure to be expressed with a brush.  Jessica Fligg paints her landscapes in oils and watercolors, working both in her studio and en plein air.  New Hampshire provides her with an inexhaustible source of subject matter.  She tries to connect the past with the present as she researches and explores locations; noting with interest how a place has changed from a century ago.  While on vacation or hiking, Jessica keeps a watercolor journal that will later inspire her painting in the studio.  Besides painting, Jessica is an artist with her camera and is able to New Hampshire’s beauty through photograpy.   If you would like to see more of her work before June, visit her website:  www.jessica-fligg-artist.com
 
 
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Julie Nadeau - Waterford, Vermont
Julie Nadeau has been knitting and crocheting her colorful Afghans, Baby Blankets, and Sweaters for Babies & Kids for Harman's to sell year round. She's known for the unique hooded sweaters she makes with the zippers in the back. Her items make perfect baby and toddler gifts - or treat yourself to a warm full-size Afghan to snuggle up in.  Harman's does have a nice selection of her products, but you can also e-mail  Julie directly to see if she has what you need or perhaps she can make it for you.
 
Photo Sensitivity - Whitefield, New Hampshire
Valerie Hill is well-known in our area for her northern New England landscape photography. She always has a lovely selection of note cards, photo sensitivitymatted, and framed photo art. You'll also see a bit of Valerie's personality and interests in her photos (you'll find a few matted shots from Fenway Park)! You often see her work featured in our some of our local galleries. Valerie attends several shows and fairs during the year and has a calendar (as well as a gallery) on her website:www.photo-sensitivity.com.
In 2012, she took off for Alaska right after the Lupine Festival . . . so ask to see some of  her cross country photos. This year (2014), she spent the month of May at the Assateague National Seashore off the coast of Maryland, if you are a fan of the wild ponies - check out her photos!  Harman's also carries some of her lovely cards, including one she makes special for us of the Sugar Hill Fire Engine #2 that is housed at the Sugar Hill Museum.
  
 
 
Annie B's Decorative Arts - Groveton, NH
Annie B'sAnn & Bernard Thibeault come to the markets with  their hand drawn & painted decorative pieces, slates, and framed art. They also have Christmas ornaments, small furniture pieces, and doll furniture. Their tent usually has quite a variety. One year I found some lovely handpainted cupboard knobs, the perfect gift for a friend of mine. They will also do custom pieces for you and specialize in animal portraits. You can contact them through e-mail by clicking on this link: 
 
Deborah Helens Florals - Lisbon, NH
Debbie Ardolino and her husband, Joe,  recycle and handpaint sapbuckets turning them into birdhouses.  Debbie also makes flannel or chenille bunnies with outfits that will also fit American Girl dolls, Baby & Children's clothes from size 12 months to size 6, felt Baby Booties,  vintage "Doily" pillows and sachets, wreaths and floral arrangements, painted glass bottles and handpainted wooden masks for Children.  Stop by their booth at the Sugar Hill Market to see the variety.  You can also reach Debbie by e-mail:  debandpep@gmail.com

Old Man mapleNH Made LogoOld Man Maple - Franconia, NH

Family-owned and operated by Kim & George Stroup, Old Man Maple strives for a healthy balance of traditional sugarmaking with modern technology.  They collect maple sap by a tubing system from maple trees located in Sugar Hill and then transport to their sugarhouse to boil it into maple syrup.  The maple syrup then goes through a syrup filter press before bottling to produce a clear, clean maple syrup.

They adhere to sustainable practices in their sugarbush and follow organic guidelines.  Old Man Maple's syrup is inspected and tested annually by the NH Dept of Agriculture, Markets & Food (a voluntary program) earned the NH Seal of Quality for the 2014 crop.  In addition to their syrup, Kim & George will have maple sugar for sale this year.  Maple Sugar is one of the healthiest alternatives to white sugar and is easily substituted 1:1 in any recipe.  Stop by for a sample of maple sugar at their booth!  They are also building their website: http://oldmanmaple.com/Welcome.html

And in their spare time, Kim & George are chimney sweeps and take care of many of us in this area: http://www.gs-sweep.com

 
Scotty's Ceramics - Livermore, Maine
Scotty's CeramicsCatherine Schweizer comes from Maine to join us for the markets. She brings her hand-painted ceramic pieces that she has adorned with Lupines or Blueberries. There is an assortment of  pitchers, napkin holders, creamer with sugar bowl, salt & pepper shakers.  From past experience, you will have the most choice if you come on Saturdays, sometimes by Sunday afternoon, the display has some gaps in it.  If you want to contact her at other times of the year, you can reach her at PO Box 777 in Livermore, Maine 04253.
 
Sheep Shear Cuttings - St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Palm Cutting      Back in 1996, Carolyn Guest introduced us to the Polish folk art of Wycinanki. Those were the days before we had our open-air markets (from 1996 to 1999); Carolyn would come over with her sheep shears during the Lupine Festival and demonstrate this folk art of paper cutting that she learned from her IFYE (International 4-H Youth Exchange) experience in Poland in the 70's. 
      Carolyn creates original art by cutting paper with her huge sheep shears.  Her cut outs are inspired by her rural Vermont heritage and collaborative designs with her clients.  At the market, Carolyn demonstrates her craft throughout the day. It is fascinating to watch her take these shears designed for clipping sheep's wool and turn out the artwork she does. At the market, she does freehand silhouettes of your profile - a one of a kind remembrance of your visit to our Sugar Hill Market.
       She has cards, matted prints, and framed prints. She was honored as a Vermont artisan and presented Laura Bush with a paper cutting for the White House Christmas Tree in 2006. Click on her www.sheepshearcuttings.com to see or to order some of her beautiful cuttings. Also listen carefully when you are on the website and you can hear her cutting! You can also e-mail Carolyn as she enjoys doing special orders. We carry a selection of her cards in the store, I'm partial to her Christmas cards.

 Wabanaki Beadwork - Whitefield, New Hampshire
Rhonda Besaw

Rhonda
  Rhonda Besaw draws from her Abenaki roots to design and create her Wabanaki beadwork.  Her ancestors have lived in southern Quebec and the Connecticut River Valley of northern New Hampshire and Vermont for hundreds of years. In 2006, while visiting the Abbe Museum in Maine, Rhonda was fascinated by the beautiful little purses made years ago by Wabanaki hands.  Rhonda was inspired to make her own purses; not reproductions but artwork inspired by nature and history, made in the same manner as style as the original purses she saw in Maine:  "Through this mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary, I hope to honor those who have gone before me and give to those in the future."
 Abananki purse 
  To Rhonda, beading is breathing. It is that natural and essential.  Just as breathing keeps the physical body alive, beadwork keeps my spirit alive.  Beadwork designs that are influenced by the world around me, such as mountains or medicine plants, keep me observant, grounded and grateful to Mother Earth.  
   
  Rhonda is a member of the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and is a “Traditional Artist” with the NH State Arts Council.  She was awarded a New England Foundation for the Arts grant to further her series of beaded bags entitled, “The Strength of the Nation Lies with the Women”.  Rhonda’s beadwork has been displayed at numerous museums, galleries, and shows.  She is known for her Wabanaki bags, but will also bring her nature-inspired jewelry.   If you would like to read more about Rhonda’s beadwork, visit her website at www.RhondaBesaw.com

 

RobinWandering Woolies - Shelburne, New Hampshire

Robin Peters Henne spins wool and other fibers into yarn and hand-knits various items.  She'll have hand-knit mittens, hats, scarves, cowls, headbands, and more.  She brings her spinning wheel and turns out yarn during the market, stop by to learn more about this traditional skill. You can reach Robin by e-mail if you would like to know about her products.Wandering Woolies 

 

 World Unique - Franconia, NH

World UniqueLinda Frank brings beautiful Bali batik clothing for women, kids, & men: dresses, skirts, pants, wrap pants, kids' clothes, men's shirts, and more. Linda has been going to Bali and working with her friends their to produce these unique styles & fabrics for 12 years. Fair trade & fair prices. She works with her long-term suppliers and friends to create unique designs and fabrics at reasonable prices. Visit her website: www.worlduniqueonline.com
 
Rebecca MatthewsRebecca Matthews, Author  - Whitefield, New Hampshire

Last year, Rebecca is becoming one of our regulars at the markets.  She now as 2 novels and a children's book published.  She lives with her husband, Chris; their 5 children and Chris’s mother in a large rambling house in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Check out her web information:
 
The Light Within
is a Christian fiction novel written by author, Rebecca Matthews.  The book is about a wife and mother, Judy, who has been a bitter, angry person for years and finds herself one onight on a deserted road being touched by God.  Experience the transformation of Judy and her family as they discover The Light Within and find peace in the midst of chaos.
Her other books: Marie's Watch and for children, Little Birch Finds Peace
 
Michele NevinMichele Nevin - Franklin, NH
Michele came to the Lupine Festival some years back when we were first starting our open-air markets.  We are thrilled that she not only returned to the lupine festival this year but is joining us on Saturday for the Autumn Celebration.  She brings decorative wood and fabric items.  She makes wonderful kitchen accessories and vintage bead earrings.  You can also contact her directly by e-mail: michelenevin@hotmail.com
 
Kathy Patchen - Campton, NH
Kathy joined us for the first time at this year's lupine festival with her hand-painted vases and glasses.   You can contact her by e-mail at:  lincolnpm@yahoo.com
 
Stained Glass Stained Glass Creations - Lyman, New Hampshire

 Jackie Provost-Corliss is comes to the Sugar Hill Markets with her handcrafted quality stained glass pieces created right here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. No two glass pieces are ever the same and she does do custom orders. You can contact her by e-mail.
 

Ann WatsonWatson Pottery and Glass
Newport, Vermont

John and Ann Watson combined their gifts into a fine craft business that is scheduled at many craft shows and farmer's markets in New England. Ann's pottery is all hand-thrown, fired, and glazed. Her pottery pieces are unique but fully functional as they are lead-free and dishwasher safe. She makes kitchen ware, dinnerware, flowerpots, candleholders, and tealight holders with John's glass beads. John's specialty is flame-worked glass beads. John lays molten glass onto rods to form a bead using an oxygen/propane torch. The beads are designed into beautiful jewelry pieces.You can reach them by e-mail at clay2glass@comcast.net

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