Gearing up for the 2014 season!

Swampscott Farmers Market

The temperatures are still frigid and the piles of snow still lay around town but we’re busy dreaming of the warm summer sun and the fresh local produce you’ll find at the market this summer.

Our team of volunteers is busy all winter planning for the season ahead so we can continue to build and improve the market every year!  We have most of our fantastic vendors joining us again, along with some great new additions.  We will share our vendor list with you as soon as it is finalized.  If you are a vendor and would like to be a part of the market, we would love to have you!  Simply visit our about page, download the application form and send it to us at swampscottfm@fastmail.fm.

Opening day will be June 8th, 2014, mark your calendars!  Stay tuned for more coming soon!

1st Indoor Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market!

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We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first Thanksgiving Market this year!  Make your table stand out by serving fresh local meat, produce, wine and baked goods this year!

WHEN:  Sunday November 24th, 2013  10am – 1pm

WHERE:  Swampscott High School Atrium (inside main entrance)

Turkey

Long Hill Orchard will be providing fresh local turkeys for sale at the Thanksgiving market but make sure you get your orders in soon!  You can place an order this weekend at the farmer’s market or send them an email.  They are also taking orders for stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, apple sauce and bulk vegetable orders.

Piper Ranch will be at the market with a variety of grass fed meats including their homemade charcuterie which would be perfect for Thanksgiving appetizers.

Worried about perfectly seasoning that turkey?  Leave it up to the professional and talk to David Bowie from Salem Spice.  He’ll guide you through all of his unique spices including specialty salts and peppers.

Wine

Alfalfa Farm Winery will be selling their delicious wines at the market, pick some up to have with dinner or serve one of their famous fruit wines with dessert.

Veggies

Grant Family Farm and Long Hill Orchard will be bringing a bunch of fresh fall vegetables like butternut acorn squash, delicata squash, butter cup, blue hubbard, spaghetti squash, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, brussel sprouts, cabbage, celeriac, onions, kale, collards, chard, apples, pears and much more.

Pies

If you’ve tried any of Eventide‘s delicious baked goods at the market this year, you know that Meg is one talented baker!  Don’t stress and spend hours baking pies this year, leave it up to the professional!  She will be taking orders for pies at the Farmer’s Market or just send her an email at megpaine@hotmail.com.

Bread

Big Sky Bread will be baking up lots of fresh loaves for you to serve to your guests.  Just pick up a few loaves at the market and then pop them in the freezer for a few days to keep them fresh until Thanksgiving.

In addition to these amazing food vendors, we will also have some crafters joining us so you can get your Christmas shopping started early! MISAAD will be joining us, they make hand-turned wooden pens, decorations, ornaments & doll accessories.  You can also come pick up some unique holiday cards or hand crafted ornaments from Peach Tree Cards.  Or a beautiful piece of artwork by Seascape Creations is the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Help us make this special market a big success so it can become a Swampscott tradition for years to come!

Photo credits:
http://www.myrecipes.com/t/thanksgiving/turkey/

http://mylifeasareluctanthousewife.blogspot.com/2006/11/photographs-three-thanksgiving-pies.html

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/846979/a-thanksgiving-wine-list-and-festive-cocktails

http://simplydonnarose.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/food-and-drink-in-fifty-shades-darker/

Halloweenfest Photos!!

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Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the vendors for our last regular market of the season!  We loved seeing all of those smiling faces and great costumes.  We hope that you’ll join us for our Thanksgiving market on November 24th.

If you had your photo taken you can view it below.  If you are interested in a larger version of your photo just email Mai-Lis at mai-lis@m-hdesign.com and specify the number of your photo (don’t worry – its free!)

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Happy Halloween!!!

- The Swampscott Farmer’s Market Committee

{Event} HALLOWEENFEST! October 27th

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Join us for our last regular market day of the season!  Let’s go out with a bang! (A spooky bang that is).

WHAT: Come dressed in your costumes! Face painting, balloon making, photo booth, the whirlygigs & much more!

WHEN: Sunday, October 27th during the Farmer’s Market (10am)

WHERE: Swampscott High School


We’ll see you on Sunday!!

{Event} Pumpkin Decorating, October 20th

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Join us this Sunday for pumpkin decorating at the market!

WHAT: Let’s get creative! Pumpkins & decorating supplies will be provided while they last.  You are welcome to bring along your own pumpkin for decorating!

WHEN: Sunday, October 20th during the Farmer’s Market (10am)

WHERE: Swampscott High School


We’ll see you on Sunday!!

{Event} Cookie Decorating, October 6th

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Join us this Sunday for cookie decorating at the market!

WHAT: Cookies & decorating supplies will be provided, just bring along the kids and artistic talent!

WHEN: Sunday, October 6th during the Farmer’s Market (10am)

WHERE: Swampscott High School

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Lemon Sugar Cookies will be donated by Immaculate Baking Company.


We’ll see you on Sunday!!

{Event} Pie Baking Contest October 13th

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Nothing beats starting the fall season than the smell and taste of delicious pies so come join the fun! The Interact Club is fundraising to support BARKA, Clean Water for Africa.

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Think you are the next great baker? Have undiscovered talent? Then why not have the chance to prove yourself and your pie at our tasting booth! Simply submit your favorite fall pie for judging the morning of the October 13th and come back at NOON to see if your pie out-tasted the rest and claim your prize!

WHAT: Pie Contest to benefit the Swampscott High School Interact Club

WHEN: Sunday October 13th. Drop your pie off between 10:00 and 11:00 AM.  Judging will be done at noon, results are revealed at 12:30pm.

WHERE: Swampscott Farmer’s Market, 200 Essex Street, Swampscott MA, Swampscott High School

HOW:  If you are interested in entering, fill out the registration form and deliver it to SHS with your $5 entry fee no later than October 9th. Forms will also be accepted at the Swampscott Farmers Market on October 6.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Photo credit: http://www.pauladeen.com/article_view/baking_season_starts_with_a_pie/