This Weekend’s Market 8-30-15

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This weekend at the market Whole Foods Market Swampscott will be joining us to do a cooking demo featuring fresh local produce. Make sure you stop by their tent to see what they’re whipping up and talk with their healthy eating expert.

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We would also like to give a big welcome back to Fille de Ferme who will be joining us for this week only. You may remember them from our first year at the market, they have a variety of oh-so-delicious homemade jams and jellies. Make sure you stop by and stock up!

The Board of Health will have a table at the market this week. Freshly designed, usable tote bags will be handed out and to promote mercury awareness, a free LED light bulb will be given to those who trade in a compact fluorescent bulb (no shop bulbs, supplies are limited).

Vendors joining us this Sunday are…Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Witch City Salsa, Alfalfa Farm, The Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Fille de Farme, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowands Fish & The Soup Guy.

Crafters at the market this Sunday are…Karol Peralta Crystal Jewelry, Salem Soapworks, Sew Envious Scarves Bags & Belts, Aerophytes plant sculpture/potting.

This Weekend’s Market 8-23-15

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It will be another great weekend at the market, stop by to see what’s in season and talk to your farmers.  We are always looking for new recipes to feature on the website so let us know what you’re cooking up these days with the fresh produce you get at the market and we’ll share with everyone!

We’ll be doing vegetable painting again as an activity for the kids as that was a big hit last weekend.  For music we have Rich Adams joining us.

Vendors joining us this Sunday are…Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Witch City Salsa, Alfalfa Farm, The Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Ackermann Farm, Next Step Living, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowands Fish & The Soup Guy.

Our Civic Booth this week will be featuring Swampscott Arts Association.

This Weekend’s Market 8-16-15

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We have another fun craft for the kids planned this weekend! This time we’ll be painting with vegetables.  Let’s see what type of fun masterpieces we can create using just paint & vegetables.

We’re at the peak of the season and the produce is looking incredible, make sure you take advantage of it and pick up some fresh veggies for this week’s dinners along with a bottle of award-winning blueberry wine and a cold brew coffee to sip on the way to the beach.

For music this week we’ll be featuring Tev Stevig and Joe Kessler from Seaglass Sound.

We’ll see you there!!

Email Signup!

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We had feedback from many people that they tend to forget about the market on Sundays so we’ve started a weekly email that will be sent out every Saturday morning to remind you to stop by the market on Sunday.  The email will let you know what vendors will be attending, what they might be bringing and if there are any special events that week. We promise not to spam you and you can unsubscribe at any time!

SIGN UP HERE!!!

This Weekend’s Market 8-9-15

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Thank you to everyone who came out last week, we had a great day, our vendors were happy, our customers were happy and we were happy! Let’s keep the momentum going! We want to be clear, the market is not and was never in danger of closing, we were just trying to start a conversation with the community to get feedback and determine the reason for the lower foot traffic this season. It is normal to experience some dips & peaks and we know things will start to pick up as people get back from their summer travel and get back into the swing of things. Thank you for your continued support!

Tomato season is in full swing and these things are beauties! They are so ripe and delicious, you can just drizzle with a little olive oil and sea salt and pepper and be ready to devour them.  Summer squash and zucchini is also abundant right now along with juicy peaches and plums. Try grilling them and serving with a nice steak or burger from River Rock Farm.

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The corn is crisp & sweet, last week I picked up some corn and zucchini and sautéed it with a little garlic and olive oil and then added it to The Soup Guy’s Bootleg Chili and had that for lunches this week. Make sure you talk to your farmers as you shop, they love chatting with you and can often give you ideas for cooking their produce that you may not have thought of.

The kids had fun with the Beach Rock Painting last weekend so we’re going to have that activity again for those who didn’t get a chance to do it or would like to come back and decorate another one.

Vendors joining us this week: Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Alfalfa Farm, Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Ackerman Maple Farm, Next Step Living, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowand’s Fish & the Soup Guy.

Our crafters this week:  Kaleidoscopesoap, MJB Creations Woodcarvings, Dave Matthews Pottery.

Civic Booth: For the Love of Swampscott, Veteran’s Administration

Sign up for our weekly email list to get reminders and updates about the market!

 

 

{Vendor Spotlight} Alfalfa Farm Winery

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Make sure you stop by to visit Alfalfa Farm Winery at the market this summer, they are based in nearby Topsfield, Massachusetts and carry a variety of reds and whites along with their famous Blueberry Wine. Last weekend they had a delicious red sangria they were sampling.

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Check out this great feature article in the Boston Globe.

Or visit their website for more information…

 

 

This weekend at the Market! 8-2-15

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First of all, we would like to thank everyone for all of their thoughtful and helpful comments on our last post about attendance this year.  There are some great ideas that we are definitely going to take into consideration and we’ll discuss each and every one of them at our next meeting.  Please feel free to continue giving feedback throughout the season, this is a community market and we want you to be a part of it. Likewise, if you’re interesting in volunteering, we’re always looking for new enthusiastic community members to join the committee. It’s a fun way to meet new people and participate in enriching the town of Swampscott.

One takeaway from your comments is that people often forget about the market and need reminders during the weekend. We are going to set up an email that will go out every weekend to remind you to stop by the market, highlighting events and vendors that will be there that week.  If you would like to be added to our email list, just send us an email (swampscottfm@fastmail.fm), fill out the contact form on our website, send us a facebook message or stop by our booth on Sunday to add your name.  We promise not to spam you!

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This weekend we have a fun beach rock painting event planned for the kids.  Bring them by to get creative while you get your shopping done!

Northshore 104.9 will be joining us providing music and Hope for Creativity will be our civic booth for the week.

We hope to see you out there on Sunday! Thank you again for your continued support!