How To Source a Local Thanksgiving

Tips, ideas and resources for creating a locally sourced Thanksgiving feast

Applecrest Farm Orchards offers hand-pressed apple cider, local honey, jams and the some of the sharpest cheddar cheese to be found. Photo by Greta Rybus

The carving knives are sharpened, the ovens are primed, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Thanksgiving Day football games are recorded and ready to go. Whether you are hosting a meal for two or 15, preparing and cooking Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be overwhelming or include stressful last-minute grocery trips to pick up cranberry sauce. What if you could replace the Butterball turkey and baking nightmares for a local Thanksgiving dinner spread that would make Martha Stewart jealous? From free-range turkey to decorations to locally produced beer, bread and pie, we rounded up the best farms, bakeries, florists and even local musicians for you to create a new locally sourced Thanksgiving tradition that will leave you stuffed full of memories for years to come. Trust us, it will be a feast worth dressing up for.

Farmstands and Specialty Shops 

Whether you forgot something last minute, are visiting from out of town or simply don’t feel like preparing that one item, farm stores are here for you. These places are a one-stop-shop for everything local and delicious: fruits, vegetables, jams, soups, cheeses, breads, desserts and many more yummy options.

Applecrest Farm Orchards
133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls
(603) 926-3721

Brookford Farm
250 W Rd., Canterbury
(603) 742-4084

Lull Farm
65 Broad St., Hollis
(603) 465-7079
615 Route 13, Milford
(603) 673-3119

Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn
123 Dover Point Rd., Dover
(603) 740-4920

LaValley Farms
1801 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett
(603) 485-3541

Harman’s Cheese & Country Store
1400 Route 117, Sugar Hill
(603) 823-8000

Mack’s Apples & Farm Market
230 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry
(603) 434-7619

Market & Cafe at Emery Farm
147 Piscataqua Rd., Durham
(603) 742-8495

Zeb’s General Store
2675 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway
(603) 356-9294


What better way to honor the tradition of the season than with a local Thanksgiving turkey? These farms not only sell sustainable roasting turkeys, but also beef, pork, lamb and chicken — for all those who celebrate Turkey Day without that special feathered friend.

The Inn at East Hill Farm
460 Monadnock St., Troy
(603) 242-6495

Hurd Farm
11 Old Stage Rd., Hampton
(603) 944-6869

Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant
233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith
(603) 279-6212

Templeton Family Organics
176 Kennedy Hill Rd., Goffstown
(781) 316-5067

Paradise Farm
468 Center Rd., Lyndeborough
(603) 345-0860

Charmingfare Farm
774 High St., Candia
(603) 483-5623

Vernon Family Farm
301 Piscassic Rd., Newfields
(603) 340-4321

White Gates Farm
2153 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth
(603) 662-7556

Walpole Valley Farms
663 Wentworth Rd., Walpole
(603) 852-4772

Riverslea Farm
362 N. River Rd., Epping
(603) 679-2629

Stop by Apotheca Flowers (where you can also peruse the charming shop or relax in the café) for all of your Thanksgiving decorating needs, including flower arrangements, wreaths and candles. Photo by Jenn Bakos

Baked Goods

Whether you prefer fluffy rolls, flaky biscuits or even crumbly cornbread, an overflowing bread basket is a dinner essential. Check out one of these bakeries for bread that will be perfect for sopping up that extra gravy and cranberry sauce.

Crosby Bakery
51 East Pearl St., Nashua
(603) 882-1851

Mayfair Farm
31 Clymers Dr., Harrisville
(603) 827-3925

The Bread Shed
80 Krif Rd., Keene
(603) 355-3912

cake. vegan bakery
1 Washington St., Dover
(320) 266-8023

Crumb Bum Bakery
97 Main St., Littleton
(603) 575-1773

Dulces Bakery & Café
87 Amherst St., Manchester
(603) 606-2613

Vintage Baking Company
41 Route 302, Glen
(603) 383-7211

Old Village Bakery
50 Seavey St., North Conway
(603) 356-8989


Looking for a thoughtful host or hostess gift that doubles as décor? Or just looking to spruce up your own Thanksgiving spread with colors of warm gold, deep red and bold burnt orange? Look no further than these delightful flower shops and farms.

Spring Ledge Farm
37 Main St., New London
(603) 526-6253

Silver Lake Floral Design
20 Plains Rd., Silver Lake
(603) 569-8463

Tarrnation Flower Farm
96 Streeter Pond Rd., Sugar Hill
(603) 348-2223

Fruition Flowers
148 Exeter Rd., Newmarket
(603) 969-4162

Freshwater Farms
1 Kip Cam Rd., Atkinson
(603) 362-6200

Apotheca Flowers & Café
24C Main St., Goffstown
(603) 497-4940

Emily Herzig Floral Studio
P.O. Box 294, Littleton
This is a private floral studio — call or visit the website for more information or to place an order.
(603) 444-7600

Paisley Floral Design Studio
2107 River Rd., Manchester
This is a private floral studio — call or visit the website for more information or to place an order.
(603) 493-8386

Choose from seasonal, sparkling and barrel-aged meads at Sap House Meadery. Photo by Jenn Bakos


Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a grand dessert spread. End your feast on a sweet note with cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, cupcakes and other mouth-watering desserts from one of these talented specialty shops.

Black Forest Café & Bakery
212 Route 101, Amherst
(603) 672-0500

Autumn Nomad
18 Black Mountain Rd., Jackson
(603) 383-8227

Popovers on the Square
8 Congress St., Portsmouth
(603) 431-1119
11 Brickyard Sq., Epping
(603) 734-4724

Frederick’s Pastries
109 State Route 101A, Amherst
(603) 882-7725
25 South River Rd., Bedford
(603) 647-2253

Presto Craft Kitchen
168 Amory St., Manchester
(603) 606-1252

Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery
28 Washington St., Keene
(603) 352-5700


Every good party needs a soundtrack. We recommend these homegrown musicians, many of which we featured in our very own Cubicle Concert Series. See them at

Senie Hunt

Maddy Roop

Seacoast Wind Ensemble

The Crab Shack Band

The Grim Brothers

Voices from the Heart

Green Heron Music

Amanda McCarthy

The Rock Dwellers

Sneaky Miles

Pink Blazer

Baked goods are made from scratch at Crosby’s Bakery. 51 E. Pearl St., Nashua, Photo by Emily Heidt


With hundreds of craft beer selections, hard ciders in numerous fruity and spiced flavors, quaint wineries and even kombucha breweries across the state, there’s no shortage of new selections or old favorites to toast this holiday season. Looking for more options? Our brewery map also includes meaderies and cider.

Sap House Meadery
6 Folsom Rd., Center Ossipee
(603) 539-1672

Flag Hill Distillery & Winery
297 North River Rd., Lee
(603) 659-2949

Auspicious Brew
1 Washington St., Dover
(603) 953-7240

Contoocook Cider Company
656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook
(603) 746-1175

North Country Cider
38 Littleworth Rd., Dover
(603) 343-2422

Seven Birches Winery
22 S. Mountain Dr., Lincoln
(603) 745-7550

Zorvino Vineyards
226 Main St., Sandown
(603) 887-8463

Considering the Granite State is home to over 90 breweries, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find one close to home. To make things easier, we compiled a map and directory of every New Hampshire brewery (last updated 2021).


These local shops offer Thanksgiving décor galore.

Robin’s Egg
199 Route 101, Amherst
(603) 672-3900

House by the Side of the Road
370 Gibbons Hwy., Wilton
(603) 654-9888

Lonesome Woods
2165 Main St., Bethlehem
(603) 991-1513

REVIVED Furniture and Home Décor
3 Rockingham Rd., Londonderry
(603) 965-3527

Just the Thing
451 Central Ave., Dover
(603) 742-9040


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