Past Events



Gilmanton’s Own, Inc held a lovely farm-to-table meal featuring the products of farms and food producers associated with Gilmanton’s Own Market. at the Robinson Farm in Gilmanton, NH


August 25, 2019

What a wonderful afternoon we all had on the Lawn of the Brick House Antique Store on a gorgeous summer Sunday afternoon. Many of GOM’s vendors gathered under tents to offer samples of their products and chat with folks about the products and how they produce them. Delicious food samples, lots of lively conversation, great feedback. Isn’t it terrific shopping at a place where you know who produced your food and how, where you can ask questions and get real answers?  All of these products were available in inside in the Market for sale. We had our best sales day ever.

So should we do this again? Tell us on Facebook, or by email, or next time you’re in the Market!

Here is a great picture album slideshow of the day (photography by Marc Dole, producer of Rockwall Farm eggs, dog treats, and other stuff in the Market):

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OCTOBER 13, 2018


Our final farm-to-table event of the 2018 season was a soup and stew casserole supper in the beautiful home of Anne and Andy Bartlett. The menu included Bratwurst Chili; Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Pumpkin, & Dried Apricot Stew; New England Turkey & Biscuits; Vegetarian Chili; and Winter Squash Soup. These were accompanied by Baby Kale Salad, Waldorf Salad, Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad, and Home-baked Breads. Delightful desserts followed, with flowers provided by Fernwood Farm. A great group of guests sat around small tables arranged around beautifully-decorated rooms. At least 13 different local farms and food producers provided ingredients, with cooking done by Chefs Steve Owen and Sarah Welcome, as well as Lisa Robinson and Gina Sapiro

Proceeds will help to sustain Gilmanton’s Own Market, a non-profit 501(c)3 farmer’s market aimed at supporting local agriculture, farmers, and artisans, and our whole community.

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A farm-to-table dinner sponsored by Gilmanton’s Own Market and featuring products available at the Market at the height of the summer. Once again expertly prepared by chefs Sarah Welcome and Steve Owens, with breads baked by Lisa Robinson, it was a lively and enjoyable evening despite the rain.   The corn fritters,  pork belly, and vegetable tarts were special favorites for appetizers. Salads included veggie slaw, melon and feta salad, and a tossed salad. Main courses included New England Fish Stew, Roasted Chicken and Peppers on Herbed Farro with Basil Pesto. And for dessert, Blueberry Cups with whipped cream.  Lots of laughter and conversation as always.

Special thanks to our generous friends Nate and Betty Ann Abbott for sharing their amazing home.

Proceeds will help to sustain Gilmanton’s Own Market, a non-profit 501(c)3 farmer’s market aimed at supporting local agriculture, farmers, and artisans, and our whole community.

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With thanks to photographer Thomie Dombrowski for these terrific pictures from the event.

Taste of Gilmanton, Early Summer 2018 Under the Tent at the Four Corners Brick House, Gilmanton

The setting was gorgeous, the weather was hot, the company was great, and the food was terrific. Delights such as Cucumber Almond Gazpacho; Local Beef, Lamb, and Pork Sausages; Korean Chicken Skewers; Steak Diane with Brandied Pan-Ready Mushrooms; Grilled Vegetable Toss with Fresh Pesto and Local Aged Cheese; Homemade Ice Creams with Great Toppings; Assorted Homemade Cookies. All these local products available at Gilmanton’s Own Market! Take a look at this slideshow!

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Fall Harvest Farm-to-Table Supper, October 28, 2017, Wagner Barn, Gilmanton

This was an amazing dinner in a beautiful location, complete with a silent auction. We emphasized soups (including Italian Sausage, Kale and Bean Soup, Borscht, Chicken Butternut Squash, Chili, Potato and Leek Soup, Roasted Garlic and Squash Puree) and salads (Kale Salad with Pickled Peaches, Mexican Bean Salad, Fall Vegetable Cole Slaw) home- baked breads and fall desserts, all using local products.

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Pies on the Common: October 7, 2017  

Delighted to join Pies on the Common at the Academy on a nice October Day. Thanks to everyone who stopped by — we hope you enjoy your purchased. Producers and artisans present that day were Betty Mitchell, Fernwood Farm, Gilmanton Winery, Hammer Down Farm, Mary Alice McCulloch, Meetinghouse Brewery, Provincial Palate, Remedy House, Still Seeking Farm. We always welcome more participation from Gilmanton farmers and artisans.

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Pictures by Thomie Dombrowski

Taste of Gilmanton III: August Harvest Farm-to-Table Dinner on Frisky Hill, Saturday, August 26, 2017 

What an evening this sold-out dinner was, in Stephen and Judy Hopkins’ great barn with sunset views that made us think we could see all of New Hampshire, and beyond!

Once again, we featured local Gilmanton produce and products prepared by our superb local chefs, Sarah Baldwin-Welcome and Steve Owens and others. The dinner included both corn chowder and carrot and ginger soup, a great salad with herb vinaigrette, lots of home baked breads, pork stir-fry, grilled chicken, green bean salad with feta and dill, zucchini and tomato pie, potato salad, mixed fruit cobbler, lavender shortbread, and blueberry and lemon pound cake.

Among the farms whose produce featured in the cuisine and setting were: Fernwood Farm, Hammer Down Farm, Jones Mill House, McCormack Farm, Pancake Hill Farm, Red Fox Farm, Remedy House, Still Seeking Farm, Stage Road Farm Stand.

Thanks to Thomie Dombrowski and Doug Towle for these great pix:

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Taste of Gilmanton: Summer Solstice Dinner at Fernwood Farm, June 24, 2017

This was truly a spectacular evening.  About 70 people joined us on a beautiful, warm evening under the tent at gorgeous Fernwood Farm. An hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a 3-course meal specialized in locally grown and produced seasonal ingredients.

Sarah Baldwin-Welcome and Steve Owens were the featured chefs of the evening. we had 6 different hors d’oeuvres, 2 amazing salads, 3 main courses, great side dishes, homemade breads, and fabulous desserts. (The strawberries with hot chocolate and the ginger cookie tacos with ice cream were to die for.)  And throughout the evening our locally-produced beverages included Jones Mill House Sangria and Remedy House Ales.

We are proud of our local farms and producers whose products were featured at this event: Fernwood Farm, Gilmanton Winery. Hammer Down Farm, Jones Mill House, McCormack Farm, Pancake Hill Farm, Red Fox Farm, Remedy House, Stage Road Farm Stand, Still Seeking Farm.  We were happy to promote all of these great neighbors and their products, and urged our guests to look to them to stock their pantries and refrigerators.

If you are a Gilmanton farmer or producer who would like to be involved in Gilmanton Own events like these, please contact us. You are welcome!

For the full menu and information about this event, see SolsticeMenuPost.

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Gilmanton Summer Sizzle at the Year Round Library, June 3, 2017

It was blustery outside, but Gilmanton’s Own, Inc. made its debut as a market at the GYRL Summer Sizzle. Local farmers who took part include  Fernwood Farm, Hammer Down Farm, Jones Mill House, McCormack Farm, Pancake Hill Farm, Red Fox Farm, Remedy House, Still Seeking Farm. Products included fresh rhubarb; frozen berries; many jams, pickles, relishes, mustards; beef and pork; tomato and dahlia plants; granola; flowers; jewelry; beautiful art cards. A portion of all sales will support the development of the Gilmanton’s Own Market, opening this September. A few pictures:

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Informational Meeting and First Fundraising Event held at Judy & Tom Wagner’s Barn, March 4, 2017 

We held a terrific first event after incorporating as Gilmanton’s Own, thanks to the gracious generosity of Judy and Tom Wagner who welcomed us to their magnificent barn. With home-grown and homemade goodies provided by the Board and friends,  we were thrilled to have so many farmers and supporters from Gilmanton join us to hear about our dreams, join with us, talk, plan, and enjoy the treats. See a few pictures of the event, below:

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The Event That Launched the Inspiration: A Taste of Gilmanton, September, 2016  

A Taste of Gilmanton was held as part of the Scriven Arts Colony, thanks to Gilmanton resident Bill Donahue. Two of Gilmanton’s great chefs, organized and provided the farm-to-table meal: Steve Owens, who teaches culinary arts at Southern New Hampshire University, and Sarah Baldwin-Welcome,  the founder of Provincial Palate, a maker of gourmet mustards. Both were inspired by this event to become founders of Gilmanton’s Own, Inc.  It was a great event, with wonderful food, music, and company. Not to mention inspiration.

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CREDITS:  Most of the photography on this site was done by Thomie Dombrowski, a member of the GOI Board of Directors. He sells some of his photographic work through Gilmanton’s Own, including calendars. You can contact him at .