Thanks for “visiting” Jones Mill House, located in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. Our hobby gardening has gotten a little out of hand, and as a result, we offer a range of produce from our gardens, as well as prepared foods such as breads and other baked goods, jams and preserves, dried herbs and spices, and other goodies to the general public. We mostly sell our products through Gilmanton’s Own Market when it is open (April through December). but we also sell directly. Follow us on Facebook or contact us directly by email.
We call our produce Different Produce because we mainly do somewhat unusual things, or unusual varieties of produce you commonly find. It’s different. We mainly offer produce you can’t get easily from our terrific Gilmanton farmer friends and neighbors. Our prepared foods are based on our home-grown ingredients and other local ingredients as much as possible. We are not certified organic, but we follow good organic practices.
MORE ABOUT WHAT WE OFFER NOW AND WHEN THE MARKET IS OPEN
Breads and other Baked Goods: We do a wide range of breads, including Sourdough, French, Multigrain Granary, Challah, Greek, Amish White, Salt-Free Tuscan, Italian, Pumpernickel, Cinnamon Raisin Walnut, and more. We also do Bagels, Honey Corn Muffins, Multigrain English Muffins, Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns, Pita and Naan. We do a variety of cookies, many flavors of Bundt Cakes, and holiday treats. We offer a Maple Granola packed with different dried fruits and nuts. For more info see our Bread & Baked Page.
Food in Jars: We offer a wide range of jams, preserves, marmalades, chutneys, salsas, and sauces. almost all (except the citrus marmalades, of course) using our home-grown fruits and vegetables. Our spicy varieties draw on our ridiculously large range of international peppers. One of our favorites is our Heirloom Tomato Sauce, made from a mix of our heirloom tomatoes. For more info see our Jams, Jars, Etc Page.
Jones Mill House Flavors: If you buy herbs and spices from the supermarket you have no idea about how old that stuff is or how it was grown. We love to do international cooking of many sorts, so we have developed a good line of dried herbs and spices (from our garden), citrus zests, and salts and sugars the incorporate different flavors. Our specialty is international dried peppers, such as many Mexican varieties and those from other places. The citrus zests are great to have on the shelf so you don’t have to peel a fresh fruit every time you need zest. For more information, see our Flavors page.
PREPARING FOR SPRING! (IT’S NOT TOO EARLY)
Every spring we offer plant starts to get you going in your garden. We emphasize unusual plants and varieties that you can’t get at big box stores, or even most garden stores. Mass-grown plants such as those available most places also often have questionable growing practices (which we care about especially for vegetables), and are kept in conditions that can favor insect infestations.
We will have our plants available at Gilmanton’s Own when it opens, but you can begin your planning here. As soon as we know what is going to be garden ready, we will list them here. If you would like to reserve particular plants now, let us know! We will bear that in mind as we do our seed-starting.
- Italian Flat-leafed Parsley
- Mint: regular, peppermint, chocolate mint, licorice mint
Tomatoes: This is our specialty; we will probably have more than 30 varieties — many shapes, sizes, colors. All heirloom (which means the seeds from one generation of plant should grow up to be the same kind of plant). People tell us that the seedlings they have bought from us are among the healthiest and most productive they have at the end of the summer. See our Tomato Page for more information and to see what varieties we have.
Peppers: We plant almost all the pepper seedlings we start, but we will have some available, and we will start some specially for you. We will probably have about 30 varieties of peppers, all heirlooms, and many shapes, sizes, and flavors. They come from all over the world and are wonderful to use in the recipes designed for them. We do not do super super hots, but we do both sweet and hot peppers. See our Pepper Page for more information and to see what varieties we have.
We may also have Quince Tree seedlings again.
Flower and Bedding Plants we hope to have available:
- Primroses: various colors, available early spring
- Hostas: green, green and white, blue; available early spring
- Wild Day Lilies (orange): available early spring
- Zinnias: We specialize in the large dahlia-like blooms, various colors, available May
Dahlias are our specialty. These are amazing, splashy, colorful flowers that begin blooming in July and August when other colorful flowers are fading, and keep going until the frost kills them. We will have many varieties. Se our Dahlia Page for more information.