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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Little Bookroom (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892145960
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892145963
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,179,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pocket-sized and covetable, Christine Chitnis's Markets of New England is a delightfully fresh guidebook chronicling the quirks and  histories of crafts and farmers markets throughout New England." -- The Maine Magazine

"Here's a nifty little book to tuck into the glove compartment or tote bag. Rhode Island author Christine Chitnis has compiled a list of outdoor crafts and food markets around New England with photos, addresses, times and dates for the entire spring/summer/fall schedule...pick this colorful gem up for those weekend drives..." — Cape Cod Times

"Chitnis provides the vibrant color photographs that depict New England in its summertime glory."  — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

"... The number of small farms (fewer than 50 acres) is growing, and they can use our support. Christine Chitnis has come to the rescue with a charming, useful, pocket-size guidebook, Markets of New England. It should be a a model for other regional guides since it covers food as well as its kissing cousin, crafts. Chitnis makes a heartfelt case for using "our collective consumer power to support artisans -- beekeepers, cheesemongers, weavers and woodworkers." I couldn't agree more." -- Dominique Browning, The New York Times

"Readers will want to grab a tote bag, jump in the car, and head out to browse among the organic grains, clams, and homespun yarn. Boston’s hip Bazaar Bizarre, for example, promises it’s 'not your granny’s craft fair' and offers items leaning toward the indie and punk. The book’s small size is just right for tucking in the car for a spur-of-the-moment weekend jaunt." -- Library Journal 

About the Author

Christine Chitnis is a writer, photographer, and environmental educator. She lives with her husband and son in Providence, Rhode Island. Her writing has appeared in Country Living, Time Out New York, ReadyMade, Edible Rhody, and The Washington Post, among many other local and national publications. She holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado. Visit her website at christinechitnis.com.

More About the Author

Christine Chitnis is a writer, photographer, and environmental educator. She lives with her husband and sons in Providence, Rhode Island. Her writing has appeared in Country Living, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe, Edible Rhody and The Washington Post, among many other local and national publications.

Her first book, Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011), highlights fifty of the most unique and vibrant farmers markets and art events in the region. It received glowing reviews from The New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, and the Library Journal, among others.

She holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado.

Customer Reviews

The book is beautifully rendered with tons of gorgeous photographs.
InfoFish
This book will also help me to plan out, months in advance, the trips we will take.
D. Brennan
What a great guide--the farmers' markets and craft shows/fairs of New England!
G. Kellner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nina Braten on May 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Whenever I go to my local farmers' market, I get the overwhelming sense that everything is right with the world. Fresh vegetables, banana bread baked with love, fragrant flowers, smiling faces... It truly is the perfect way to spend a summer's day. This book is the ultimate pocket-guide to finding the best local farm stands and artisan events in the Northeast. Packed with beautiful photographs that will inspire your senses, the book leads you through over 50 markets including clam festivals, fiber-arts fairs, and eclectic craft bazaars. You'll never wonder where to go get your fresh produce again!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Darth Mortis VINE VOICE on May 28, 2011
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Whether you are new to New England, visiting, or have lived here for years, I'm pretty sure you'll find some things you didn't know about in this quaint little book. It's organization is simple. Each New England state (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) gets its own chapter. In each chapter, you get information on the Farmers' Markets and the Craft Markets.

Now, this isn't just so you can buy farm produce directly from farmers and a few cute hand made crafts. Defined in here are some of the bigger festivals including boating, fishing, and other cool things that tend to define certain areas of New England. Of course, there are plenty of crafty things to do and each region has it's own things which define it (like New Hampshire and Vermont with maple syrup and maple sugar candy or Maine lobsters).

This is a great companion to travel guides to get to see some of the local events and areas that you might miss normally. The photographs add to it wonderfully. As someone who was born and raised in New England, I can definitely appreciate the value of this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By InfoFish on May 25, 2011
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Having grown up in the New England area, this book brought back all kinds of nostalgic feelings. The book is beautifully rendered with tons of gorgeous photographs. The "top" three of both Farmers Markets and Crafters Markets are covered for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Mass, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Well know artisans and local related websites (like where to eat) are referenced in the back of this little book.

The details are in the photography, the pictures are splendid and really capture the true essence of the New England area.

Even the cover is a beautiful shade of Cape Cod blue and the center cover is - an L.L. Bean canvas bag!!

Who thought you could stuff New England in a tiny little book?!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Aceto TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 15, 2011
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Ms Chitnis' Markets of New England is a book with beautiful pictures of food, products and markets. A page is dedicated to each of the 50 farmers' and craft markets included from 6 states, with 4 descriptions spilling over onto a partial 2nd page. I like that the author provides web pages, location, dates and admission costs prominently at the title of each market. I am disappointed that so few entries are included in a region of the country rich in market tradition. I wanted a map showing location and season relationships so if I am going to one market, I might include others nearby.

If I must go to the web to find where they are in relation to one another, then I might as well choose and print out my itinerary.

This is a nicely sized hand held book meant more for a bookshelf or magazine rack than as a handy car reference. And with (by my count) 63% picture pages, maybe that is what the author intended but not helpful to me.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Zenpony VINE VOICE on June 2, 2011
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This summer I will use this little, (4x6") book to plan out a summer vacation. It is small and sturdy enough to fit in a market bag. The stiff cardboard cover will hold up to travel, without too much weight. The markets featured are broken down into the New England States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Not all are food markets. Some craft fairs, with music and local art works are included. There is even one floating market. The farmer loads up his boat and travels to different docks with his produce. Such fun! Each market listing features the name, address, operating hours or seasons and links to web sites. Most are close to cities or towns and in some cases, hints are given to avoid traffic at festival times. In addition, the back of the book list additional resources. Be sure to call or check the web before heading out. Nature, being what it is, will be changeable. The color photos are a plus, and make you want to linger at the farm stands and craft shows, making for a relaxing, healthy summer vacation. Support your local farmers and artisans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brittany on September 28, 2011
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Nice compact book with thick satiny pages full of the most beautiful and enchanting photos. If I wasn't ready to make a special trip for a market before, I am now, simply by taking in the inspiring images. Christine has done a great job and given helpful information. Would make a wonderful hostess gift...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on September 26, 2011
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What a sweet book! If you love New England, food and markets then this book is a must have. A perfect size to throw in your favorite tote and head out on an adventure. The spot on photography captures all but the smell of actually being there. It's a gem of a guide; one you won't be sorry you brought along for the ride.
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