Non-Profit Organizations, Seminars & Hands-On Workshops
Luncheon Vendors, Music and More!
10 am - 4 pm
Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Building
Sugar Hill Historical Museum
Rain or Shine
Saturday, June 6: 1 pm
Free Afternoon Humor with Rebecca Rule
Stories of NH Character and NH Characters
sponsored by the Sugar Hill Library in Memory of Elaine Burpee
Sunday, June 7: 1 pm
Free Afternoon Concert
The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra
sponsored by Gale River Motel
Market Vendors, Artisans, Businesses
Scroll down and Click on each participant listed below to learn more about them
|These products are available year-round at Harman's Cheese & Country Store|
|Attending the 2015 Lupine Market|
|New Participants are in Italics|
Explore the many services offered and products made right here in New Hamsphire. Click on the NH-Made logo above to learn more about this organization and our NH Businesses. You can also click on each name below to learn more about our NH-made member vendors.
|Bondcliff Books - Littleton|
|Bretton Woods - Omni Mt. Washington Resort|
|Brown Paw Bakery - Chichester, NH|
|Clay Hollow Farm - Piermont, NH|
|Dodge's Sugar Shack - Landaff|
|Eric Pinder, Author with Hobblebush Books - Berlin|
|Forever Boards - Grafton|
|Glass Transformations - Manchester|
|Homemade Specialty LLC - Epping|
|Heleka Soapworks - Chichester|
|Honey Glow Design - Woodsville|
|Just Jill & Art Design - Belmont|
|Little Acre Gourmet Foods - Dover|
|Moose Lily Studio - Campton|
|D: Mt. Crescent Crafts - Randolph|
|Old Man Maple - Franconia|
|Stump Chunks - Hooksett|
|Seaschell Design - Laconia|
|Swine Heart's Signature Sauces - Meredith|
|The Frost Place - Franconia, NH|
|The Rocks Estate - Bethlehem, NH|
|The Skinny Towel and Washcloth Company - North Conway|
|Three Acre Kitchen - Hopkinton|
|White Mountains Attractions Association - North Woodstock|
|White Mountain Gourmet Coffee - Concord|
|Winsome Forge, Chocolate Products - Rochester|
|Click on each name to read more about them and how to contact them.|
|Above the Notch Humane Society - Littleton, NH|
|Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust - Bethlehem, NH|
|Annie B's - Groveton, New Hampshire|
|B&B Creations - Lyman, New Hampshire|
|Back in Time Soap Makers - Franklin, NH|
|Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation - Bethlehem, NH|
|BetteKaril's Needlecrafts - Pittsburg, NH|
|Big Bear Rustics - Stark, NH|
|Blissful Lines & Nitty Gritty Pottery - Bethlehem, NH|
|Candyland Dee-Lites - Littleton, NH|
|Local Author, Cathy Strasser - Sugar Hill, NH
with her novel, An Uncertain Grave
|Cathy's Candle Creations & Clayful Attitude - Brewer, Maine|
|Colors of the Morning Art - Lyman, NH|
|Coneheads Ice Cream - North Woodstock, NH|
|Country Primitive Signs by Cindy Fraser - Lyman, NH|
|Crafty Creations by D - Jefferson, New Hampshire|
|Crosstown Motors - Littleton, New Hampshire|
|Cutco Cutlery - Danvers, MA|
|Day Dreams of the Lucid Lizard - Wheelock, VT|
|Deborah Helens Florals - Lisbon, New Hampshire|
|D: Deeda's Baskets - Bloomfield, Vermont|
ENH Power - Berlin, NH
Fortin Home Watch Plus - Lyman, NH
Franconia Heritage Museum - 553 Main Street (Route 18)
|GM Photography - Littleton, New Hampshire|
|Grandma's Attic - Sugar Hill Willing Worker's Society|
|Grate Garlic Plates - Littleton, NH|
|Hannah's Paintings - Whitefield, NH|
|Ink Drawings by Gene Matras - Pittsfield|
|Julie Nadeau's Knitting - Waterford, Vermont|
|Kilauga Ice (Shaved Ice with Hawaiin Flavors - Clarksville, NH|
|Kitchen Stitchin' - Stewartstown, NH|
|Lakonia Greek Products - Saco, Maine|
|Lilly Bea Quilts - Manchester & Auburn, NH|
|Mary Clay's Floral Creations - Lancaster, NH|
|Mia Capretta - Narragansett, RI and Sugar Hill, NH|
|Michele Nevin - Franklin, NH|
|Mountain View Kettle Corn - Canaan, VT|
|My Sisters Gems - Bethlehem, NH|
|Norwex - Twin Mt, NH|
|Out of Chaos - Jensen Beach, FL|
|Out of the Woods - Dalton, New Hampshire|
|P&S Country Crafts - Bristol, NH|
|Paul's Custom Crafts - Easton, NH|
|Photo-Sensitivity - Whitefield, New Hampshire|
|Pinestead Farm - Franconia, NH|
|Rebecca Matthews - Whitefield, New Hampshire|
|Rebecca Rule, Author & Storyteller - Northwood, NH|
|Reflections Stained Glass - Whitefield, NH|
|Renaissance Reproductions - Lisbon, NH|
|RHD Candy - Lancaster, New Hampshire|
|Rugs by Jerry - Lancaster, New Hampshire|
|Scotty's Ceramics - Livermore, Maine|
|Sheep Shear Cuttings - St. Johnsbury, Vermont|
|Specialty Metal Products - Southwick, MA|
|Stained Glass Creations - Lyman, New Hampshire|
|Strands of Love - Lancaster, NH|
|Sugar Hill Historical Museum - Open Extended Hours during Market|
|Sugar Hill Library - Book Sale, downstairs in Carolina Crapo Building|
|Swiss Just - Groveton, NH|
|The Back Shed String Band - Northern NH & VT|
|The Colonial Workshoppe - Bath, NH|
|The Kid Jazz Band - Bristol, NH|
|The Strawberry Farm Band - Bath, NH|
|Trunks 'n Things - Sugar Hill, NH|
|Tom Sears Digital Photographics - Wentworth, NH|
|Vermont Fiddle Orchestra|
|D: Wabanaki Beadwork - Whitefield, NH|
|D: Wandering Woolies - Shelburne, NH|
|Watson Pottery & Glass - Newport, Vermont|
|White Mountain Creations - Jefferson, NH|
|White Mountain Jewelry - Bethlehem, NH|
|Wildtree - Pittsburg, NH|
|Windy Ridge Orchard & Cider House Cafe - North Haverhill, NH|
|Wonder Fall Farm - Easton, NH|
|World Unique - Franconia, New Hampshire|
|Zelda Gonyer- Lancaster, New Hampshire|
|John Donovan - Woodcarvings (Dec. 25, 2011)||Bert Aldrich (Sept 29, 2010)|
The Aldrich/Bowen Families - Sugar Hill, NH and Royal Oak, Michigan
Dave's Woodshop - Colebrook
Jessica L. Fligg - Ashland, New Hampshire
JLH Creations - Bethlehem, NH
Kathy Patchen - Campton, NH
Kiki Monkey Jewelry - Kingston, NH
Lawrence Forbes-Wolfe - Piermont, NH
Logworks by Gelo - Whitefield, New Hampshire
Nina Lapchyk - Winchester, MA
Path of Hamony - Sugar Hill, NH
Reality-Based Combat Academy - Littleton, NH
Sharkobeach Candles - Northfield
S.T.O.P. - Sugar Hill Tower Opposition
Thistle Hill Farm- Bath, NH
Two Sisters' Garlic - Canterbury
Wise Woman Tradition Herbals, LLC - Woodsville, NH
Wozz! Kitchen Creations - Bethlehem, NH
Cory MacEachern Photography & YoYo Greetings - Concord, NH
White Mountain Canning Company - Lancaster
Bondcliff Books - Littleton, New Hampshire
Mike Dickerman came to the 2013 autumn market on Saturday with his latest book, Stories from the White Mountains. Stop by his table to pick up an autographed copy. At 11 am, listen as Mike shares a bit more about the stories that he has chosen to include: a hiking history of Mount Washington, a look back at the logging railroad era, and the role of women fire outlooks during the World War Two years. Other subjects include the grand hotels of the region, tragic plane crashes in White Mountains annals, the Hurricane of September 1938, and a profile of a former CCC enrollee who spent his working life in New Hampshire's mountain forests.
He will also bring a selection of Bondcliff Books. Mike specializies in titles related to the mountains of New Hampshire and northern New England. The publishing arm of Bondcliff Books, founded by Mike in 1997, typically introduces two or three new titles each year. These include hiking guides to the Whites, books on local history (especially logging railroads), and New Hampshire fishing guides. Mike also buys and sells used and antiquarian books. You can find more information on his website: http://www.bondcliffbooks.com/
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live and work on the summit of Mount Washington, where snow sometimes falls in July and hurricane-force winds are commonplace? Author Eric Pinder, who worked at the summit's weather observatory for seven years is coming to Sugar Hill’s Lupine Celebration Open-Air Market. On Saturday, June 7th at 11:30 am at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Eric will share stories, photographs, and videos from "The Home of the World's Worst Weather." Eric will be at the market for the entire day of Saturday so if you miss his presentation in the morning; stop by and he will gladly answer questions, share antidotes about life on the rockpile, and autograph copies of his books. Eric currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and lives in Berlin, New Hampshire
Eric Pinder has also written the entertaining book, If All the Animals Came Inside. Eric’s crazy rhyming about hippos, kangaroos, & bears combined with the collage artwork of illustrator Marc Brown makes this a great read-aloud book: "The walls would tremble. The dishes would break. Oh, what a terrible mess we would make!"
Check out this video: http://brettonwoods.com/pops/videos/canopytour. This is a tease of the great fun in store for you at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort and Brettonwoods. And if you can't take the entire tour, stop over to enjoy the great view of Mt. Washington. Besides the canopy tour of ziplines, rope bridges, and rappelling - you'll find 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, 12 restaurants to choose from, and the spa!! If you haven't been to Bretton Woods and the Omni Mt. Washington lately - plan a trip, soon! See foliage a new way, take a free chair lift ride up the mountain!
Dave's Woodshop - Colebrook, NH
David Brooks is a maker of fine scrollsawn woodwork. He makes baskets with native and exotic hardwoods, 3-D wood plaques, welcome signs, clocks, and mini-clocks. His designs come in a wide variety: wildlife, fishing, people, transportation, eagles, and states. Harman's Cheese carries his New Hampshire state plaque in either a moose and skiing designs and both have a NH quarter with the Old Man Design prominently featured. All of his woodwork pieces are hand crafted by Dave and you can visit his www.daveswood.com to see the variety. You will find Dave at the following events: The NH-Made Building at the Deerfield Fair (Sept 26-29), Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center (Nov 8-10), and NH for the Holidays at the Radisson Hotel Expo Center in Manchester, NH (Dec 7-8).
Swineheart'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. We think you'll enjoy their products! 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 competition this year. We think that if they had used Harman's Cheddar, they might of taken first . . . but that's just our opinion. Check out their website and welcome them to their first Lupine Celebration market: www.swineheartsauce.com
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
We were all wondering if this year, we would have a decent Maple season. Jeff didn't start boiling until March 31st, but he got in about 3 weeks and even has some Grade B to offer this year. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honey Glow Design - Woodsville, NH
Kathie Bonor's molded candles are inspired by the beauty of the world around us. Gift boxed individually or in sets. They are available in a vast array of colors. Her spiral candles are one of her specialties - all hand rolled - classic in their perfection. She has over a dozen color combinations to choose from. Natural and renewable, long cherished for its clean and slow burning qualities. Never scented, beeswax has a light sweet fragrance. Her candles provide the perfect gift for all occasions. Visit her webpage for more info: www.HoneyGlowDesign.com.
Just 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.
Moose Lily Studio - Campton, New Hampshire
Bethani Garland creates earrings from semi-precious stones on sterling silver wires. As a wildlife biologist, she puts together these pieces in the colors found in our local flora, bird-life and wildlife to honor them; creating "wearable art" so that her customers may also become aware of the beauty of nature. She's also customize her earrings, contact her by e-mail: email@example.com. Bethani's service dog, Lily, is always nearby. You can also like her on her facebook page: Moose Lily Studio
Mt. Crescent Crafts - Randolph, New Hampshire
Sara Glines 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.
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
R and R Woodworkers - Jackson, New Hampshire
Robin and Bob design and handcraft their own exceptionally comfortable Cedar Adirondack Furniture. New for 2013 are nightstands and hanging picture frames. Bob, a former carpenter/builder, enjoys making furniture with his own personal touch. Robin uses her organizational skills through networking, marketing, phone contacts, as well as doing the drilling and sanding. R&R Woodworkers uses northern white CEDAR in all their products. Northern white cedar is naturally resistant to moisture, decay, and insects. Some customers choose to allow their furniture to weather. Left natural, cedar will turn a silvery gray patina. Any oil meant to be used on cedar (usually linseed based) will protect the wood and preserve the color. Other customers stain or oil their pieces. Please do not use polyurethane or a water sealer on raw cedar. The furniture is quite heavy and extremely durable as they use 1" stock with stainless steel screws. The Large chair weighs 30 pounds. Some pieces are also available artistically painted. Take the time to explore their website: www,randrwoodworkers.com
Sharkobeach Candles - Northfield, NH
Sharkobeach Candles is a small company based in central NH. Their goal is to produce quality handcrafted eco-friendly Soy Wax Candles and Palm Wax Candles. All the candles are made in small batches and individually hand poured. They carry over 35 different fragrances in the Soy Wax Candles and over 15 different fragrances in the Palm Wax candles. The Soy Wax Candles come in glass hexagonal shaped jars in 2 sizes and the Palm Wax Candles come in a number of differently shaped pillar candles and in standard 15 hour votives. They have Hand-dipped Incense in over 20 fragrances and an Odor-Eliminating Spray. They have also started to make Palm Wax drip candles that glow under black light. Visit their website for more information: www.sharkobeachcandles.com. Besides coming to Sugar Hill for the autumn celebration, you will find them at the NH Marathon in Bristol, NH on October 5; at TTCC's Apple Pie Festival & Craft Fair in Bristol, NH on October 12; at the John Stark High School in Weare on Nov. 2; at Belmont High School on Nov. 9, at the Pine Hill Holiday Fair in Wilton, NH on Dec. 6-7 and at the Christmas Craft Show in Bristol, NH on Dec. 13-15.
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!
Three Acre Kitchen - Hopkinton, New Hampshire
White Mountain Gourmet Coffee
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!!
Brown Paw Bakery - Chichester, NH
Jennifer Krochmal started baking all-natural dog treats back in 2007 for family and friends. Her artisan treats were so popular with our dogs that in 2013 the Brown Paw Bakery was created to share could share the baked treats with you and your favorite furry friends. Jennifer promises that she would never sell hercustomers anything that her own dog didn't personally love. We discovered them at the Made in NH Expo in Manchester this last March and asked her to join us at the Lupine Festival this year. Please make her feel welcome and take home a treat for your dog. You can learn more or contact Jennifer by visiting their website.
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
Franconia Heritage Museum - Route 18, Franconia
The volunteers of the Franconia Heritage Museum will be offering delicious luncheon items all weekend. All funds raised support the Franconia Heritage Museum, which is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1 pm to 4 pm through the last weekend of October.
Zelda Gonyer - Lancaster, New Hampshire
RHD Candy - Lancaster, New Hampshire
Kitchen Stichin' - Stewartstown, New Hampshire
Linda 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.
All Good Foods - Lisbon, New Hampshire
Garrett & Lisa Blake's Catering Wagon has Smoothies, Tacos, and more. You can also visit their restaurant in Lisbon, where they offer popular pub fare.
If you would like to have them cater your event, you can reach Garrett or Lisa by e-mail at :firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 603-838-2298.
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 email@example.com
Crosstown Motors - Littleton, NH
Crosstown 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.
Deeda's Baskets - Bloomfield, VT
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.
Over 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
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
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.
This photo was taken during the Autumn Festival. It was cold and wet but Gina Berthiaume braved the elements to bring her large oversized jewelry. Bracelets, Earrings, and Pendants handmade for bold fabulous women, all one-of-kind pieces. If you would like her to make a custom piece for you, you can e-mail
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, matted, 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.
Ann & 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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sheep Shear Cuttings - St. Johnsbury, Vermont
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 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.
Wandering Woolies - Shelburne, New Hampshire
World Unique - Franconia, NH
Linda 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
The Light Within - Whitefield, New Hampshire
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.
Last year, Rebecca joined us to share about her book and we are pleased she enjoyed herself enough to come back. 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: http://rebeccalmatthews.tateauthor.com/
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
Wozz! Kitchen Creations - Bethlehem, NH
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