Saturday Morning in Olde Towne Portsmouth

We recently spent a very warm Saturday morning strolling through Olde Towne Portsmouth to check out their Farmer's Market. They had an assortment of handmade jewelry, soaps, jams, jellies, and sewn crafts in addition to several farm stands. The market is at the intersection of High and Court streets. It is every Saturday from 9-1. Most of the products sold are locally grown and raised chemical free. There is also a flea market within walking distance.

I really like the old charm of Olde Towne. There are several cafes with outdoor seating and the people are all friendly. There was even a police horse out who was happy to have people pet him. Although we tried to pet the "neigh-neigh," R got too scared. But hey, he was much bigger than our dogs. Within the square there are several little museums and libraries and parking is free on the weekends in the garage. 

One store that we stumbled onto was Little Shoppes on High. This shop is actually four stores in one location. They have kids' clothes and toys and even a little section for kids to play as well as items for adults. They even offered us free lemonade which was perfect for such a hot day. They are open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-5:00. I've actually walked by here several times and only went in for the first time today. I love supporting local businesses, and with big box stores taking over, I sometimes worry that little stores like this one won't last. We grabbed a reusable coloring learning mat and a gift for Bubbie, whose birthday is coming soon. 

I want to come back and do several more things around town. There are lots of boating things to do, museums to see, and places to eat. Be on the lookout for some of the free festivals and events that they have going on too.