New Rochester Farmer's Market manager named
Staff reports 6:38 a.m.
ROCHESTER - Rochester resident Vicky Poland has taken on the responsibilities of overseeing the Farmers Market for the 2019 season. For the past 10 years Poland has organized and managed numerous events in the Greater Seacoast area.
Poland, who spent a short time as interim director of the Rochester Fair, will continue as entertainment manager for the Deerfield, Belknap and Stratham Fairs, as well as the Hampton Seafood Festival and Wings and Wheels Rochester.
Poland will take over for two Farmers Market founders, Jeanne Grover and Alicia Frye, who had committed to manage the organization through the 2018 season. The pair also founded the Vouchers for Veterans program, which they are now working to expand throughout Strafford County.
"I am looking forward to helping build upon the excellent market that has come to be a staple of summers in Rochester," Poland said. "I'm also grateful for the foundation that Jeanne and Alicia have laid during their time as managers of the market, and I hope to meet as many Rochester residents as possible at this year's events."
The market will be held every Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. at the Rochester Commons, starting June 11 and continuing through Sept. 24. As in past years, the market will feature both a variety of quality vendors and diverse live entertainment options.
"We are very excited to welcome Vicky as the manager for 2019," City Manager Blaine Cox said on Thursday. "She is a great choice for the market, and we're all confident that the market will continue to thrive and expand under her stewardship."