4th Annual Indoor Thanksgiving Market

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to think about what to serve your guests.

We’ll be hosting our 4th annual Indoor Thanksgiving Market on Sunday November 20th, 10-1 in the Swampscott High School Atrium. If you haven’t joined us in the past, it isn’t one to miss! Stock up on fresh local vegetables and goodies to bring to the host or to serve up to your guests.

Long Hill Orchard will be bringing Turkeys for those who preorder with them. Please email them at longhillorchards@gmail.com or call 978-363-2170 to place your order for pickup at the market. Some sizes do sell out.

Mia’s House of Sweets will be selling her wonderful scones and treats and will be taking orders for fresh pies that can be picked up on the day before Thanksgiving at Town Hall from 9-12.

Clark Farm with be bringing apples, winter squash, honey, cranberries, greenhouse tomatoes, kale, leeks and cauliflower.  Grant Family Farm, Salem Spice, The Soup Guy, Ackermann Maple Farm, AllFruit, Arrowhead Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, The Pickle Emporium & Alfalfa Farm will also be joining us. And don’t forget our 4 legged friends and pick up some dog treats from Moran’s pet food. We are still waiting on final confirmation with our other vendors but we will update our event page as soon as we have them so be sure to like the Swampscott Farmers Market on Facebook.

Alfalfa Farm will be there with their terrific Blueberry Wine, a NEW dry blueberry wine as well as a limited amount of 2016 Strawberry Wine, made from the berries picked at Marini Farm in Ipswich this past spring.  It is a semi-sweet wine, with a strong strawberry nose and a pleasantly surprising rose finish. Delicious!  And of course they will have a great supply of their Cranberry Wine, perfect for ALL the holidays. They are also hosting their annual craft fair: “Crafts and Cranberries” on Nov 27 from 1 -5.

In addition to our food vendors, we will be featuring a variety of talented local crafters so you can peruse their handmade goods and get a start on your holiday shopping. Crafters joining us at the market are…

The Swampscott Historical Society, Donna Bagarella jewelry, Dave Matthews Pottery, Bills Beads, Barefoot Books, Sew Envious Crafts, Salem Soapworks, Kat’s Latest Addiction as well as Town of Swampscott selling long sleeve t-shirts. Salem Soapworks will have lots of holiday baskets in an assorted price range ($10.00 – $25.00), in addition to their usual products.

For further information on the market please call the Recreation office @ 781-596-8854.

Halloween Costume Parade! 10-30-16

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The season is officially coming to a close, thank you for another great season! For our last regular market this weekend, we will be having our annual Halloween Costume Parade.

Give the kids another reason to use their costume! Join us at the market and then head over to the The Love of Swampscott’s Harvest Fest.

The parade will start at 10:30, the kids will follow the parade around the market, perfect for young kids! All participants will receive a goody bag.

Please come by to support our farmers and thank them for a great season! We’ll see you there!

Halloween Kid’s Craft This Weekend! 10-23-16

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There are only 2 regular markets left of the season, make sure you get out there to stock up on goods from all of your favorite vendors.

Stop by Mia’s House of Sweets to get your French Breakfast Puff fix. She’ll also have Pumpkin Oat Scones and Hermits – an old time favorite!

Arrowhead Farm will have Bacon, Ham Steaks, Bacon, Sausage, and more Bacon. Heirloom Apple Jam and plenty of Greens.

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It was great to see all of the kids at the market last weekend decorating their pumpkins. This week we’ll be doing another Halloween-themed craft making Tootsie Roll Pop Spiders!

Mark your calendars for next week (October 30th), we’ll be closing out the season with a great market and a Halloween Costume Parade for the kids. Follow our website & facebook page for more details.

We will also have more details about our annual Indoor Thanksgiving Market coming soon! As always we’ll have it the Sunday before Thanksgiving so you can stock up on fall produce, farm fresh turkeys and fresh baked pies.

We’ll see you at the market this Sunday 10-1!

Pumpkin Decorating at the Farmer’s Market 10-14

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Due to the rain last weekend, we decided to reschedule our Pumpkin Decorating craft event to this weekend. We will have free pumpkins available to the first 40 kids. Feel free to bring your own pumpkins to decorate as well!

The weather is looking to be gorgeous on Sunday, we’ll have some live music as well as a vibrant array of produce & goods from our vendors. Grant Family Farm will have fresh chicken available this weekend so be sure to stop by & pick up something fresh for dinner.

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Only a few weeks left of the season, take advantage of it while you can! We’ll see you there, 10-1!

Pumpkin Decorating at the Farmer’s Market 10-9

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This weekend at the Farmer’s Market we’ll have a Pumpkin Decorating craft event for the kid’s. Pumpkins will be available to the first 40 kids, feel free to bring your own pumpkins to decorate as well!

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In addition to this, Mia’s House of Sweets will be bringing more fall-inspired treats like Chocolate Pumpkin Bread, Applesauce Bread and more Apple Pie Spice French Breakfast Puffs. She sold out last week so come early to get yours!

Arrowhead Farm will have thick-cut Yorkshire Heritage breed pork chops. They will also have Heirloom Apple and Apple Pie Jam made with their own no-spray fruit and certified organic sugar.

Long Hill Orchard will have broccoli, leeks, butternut, delicata & spaghetti squash, garlic, macouns, cortlands, macs, galas and much more!

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We’ll see you there on Sunday 10-1!

Autumn At the Farmer’s Market!

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The Farmer’s Market season is in full swing and you’ll find all of the amazing goodies from the farm without fighting the crowds. Pumpkins, squash, apples, fresh baked goods, apple cider donuts, hot coffee.

This weekend (10/2/16) we’ll be doing an apple print craft for the kids along with serving warm apple cider.

Arrowhead Farm with be returning to the market starting this weekend offering a great variety of high quality meats. They will have plenty of heritage breed jersey cattle beef, heritage yorkshire pork, along with bacon and sage & sea salt sausages. Everything is raised outdoors with no feed additives, no nitrates, phosphates or other preservatives.

Mia’s House of Sweet’s will be returning this week as well featuring fall favorites like Banana Nut Bread, Ginger Pumpkin Muffins and new Apple Pie French Breakfast puffs.

Stock up on poultry and fresh eggs at Grant Family Farm for weekday meals and Sunday football!

We’ll see you there on Sunday, please come out to support your local Farmers!

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The Market This Weekend! 9-18-16

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This is the best time of year to come out to the market! The farms are overflowing with plentiful produce, they still have fantastic tomatoes and cucumbers but the apples and squash are starting to roll in too.

Here are some highlights from our vendors this week:

Golden Cod will be at the market with his usuals but also some specials! Steamers from Maine, shrimp and seafood pies.

Long Hill Orchard will have gala, macs, and ginger gold apples, also this week acorn, buttercup, spaghetti and delicata squash.

Grant Family Farm will have fresh chicken this week! Whole birds, breasts, thighs, drums, wings, livers, hearts, bones for broth, they will have it all! Pick up some wings to grill up for the game today!

Rover Bagels will be back with their wood-fired Montreal style bagels. If you missed them last week, you’re going to want to try these or you are missing out!

We’ll see you there!!