Bambolina at the Market 7-24-16!!


Mark your calendars! Bambolina of Salem with be joining us this Sunday (July 24th) with their portable wood-fired oven cooking up their famous Neapolitan pizzas. If you haven’t had a chance to visit their restaurant, now is your chance to sample some of their amazing creations, we promise, you won’t regret it!

We’ll see you there on Sunday 10-1!

CSA Shares Available!

Sign up for a CSA Share with Long Hill Orchard and you can pick up your share at the Farmer’s Market every Sunday this summer. The CSA includes fruits & vegetables and plenty of variety. Simply visit their website, download the membership form and mark it for Swampscott. They anticipate selling out so sign up now!

This Weekend’s Market 8-30-15


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.


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.

{Vendor Spotlight} Alfalfa Farm Winery


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.



Check out this great feature article in the Boston Globe.

Or visit their website for more information…



Sunny Garden Tomatoes


Sunny Garden Tomatoes will be joining us at the Farmer’s Market this weekend selling a wide variety of heirloom tomato plants.

The tomatoes are “non-certified organic”, non-GMO, non-hybrid.  They use homemade compost, and local seaweed in their potting soil mix.  This results in a strong & hearty plant that is more pest-resistant and produces a more flavorful fruit.

11 Heirloom Tomato varieties available:

Yellow Pear Cherry – Sweet heavy producer – indeterminate (produces until frost)

Sungold – Sweet cherry, heavy producer – indeterminate (produces until frost)

Boxcar Willy (red) – Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Abe Lincoln (red) – Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Lg Red Cherry Plum – Plum shaped large red cherry – indeterminate (produces until frost)

Beefsteak – Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Brandywine – Very flavorful, Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Cherokee Purple – Purple slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Roma – Red slicing or Sauce tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Big Rainbow – Multicolor red, yellow, pink, slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

 San Marsano – Famous Italian sauce tomato, Red determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

 5 for $25 – Mix and match!
3 for $20 – Small garden
1 for $8 -Great for beginners or experimentation – it’s fun!

 Orders/quantities can be ordered for following week if desired.

Generally, cherry tomatoes provide more small fruit throughout the growing season, whereas slicing tomatoes ripen all in the same month, then die off.  


Nothing is nicer than a multicolored bowl of tomato salad with fresh olive oil, balsamic or red wine vinegar, sea salt, and basil or oregano! Another favorite is toasted sourdough bread slathered with mayo and slices of fresh garden tomatoes!

SGT Insinde

Come find Sunny Garden Tomatoes at the market this weekend and stock up on these hearty tomato plants for your garden. They’ve done all the hard work for you!

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Announcing our 2015 Market Vendors!


We are excited to announce our list of vendors for the 2015 Farmer’s Market! We have a great crew of returning vendors along with new and exciting ones selling goodies like maple syrup, cold brew coffee, pickles and hard cider!

To view the full list, visit our VENDORS page and don’t forget to go follow them on facebook so you can follow their status and stay up-to-date on things like what they’re growing, new flavors and what they’ll be bringing to the market!

We can’t wait to see you out there on June 14th for Opening Day, only a month away!

{Vendor Spotlight} Alfalfa Farm Winery


Alfalfa Farm Winery has been with us since our first year at the market and we’re so lucky to have them.  If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and sample their wines, its never too late! Get down there this weekend to pick up a few bottles for dinner or to keep on hand as host/hostess gifts.

Alfalfa Farm Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard in rural Topsfield, Massachusetts. They produce a variety of hand-crafted wines and host customized wine tastings for up to 80 guests in their tasting room.

They make a variety of award-winning, New England-style wines, from Aurore and Foch grapes grown in their vineyard to fruit wines including blueberry and cranberry.


Their popular Blueberry Wine is now in stock!  Make sure you stop in and pick some up while it lasts!

For more information visit

{Vendor Spotlight} Deano’s Pasta


We have so many fantastic vendors at the market this year, we decided to start doing vendor spotlights so you can learn more about them and their fantastic products.  Today, we’re featuring Deano’s Pasta!

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Deano’s Pasta has been making local, all natural, non GMO, gourmet pastas since 1947 and is located next to Stop & Shop in Somerville (almost touching their parking lot) right off Broadway and McGrath Highway.  Their products are sold at Whole Foods in Swampscott and Lynnfield, Mckinnon’s in Danvers, Crosby’s Market and Marblehead Community Store in Marblehead, as well as the Meat Market and Winthrop Market in Winthrop. You can walk into their factory and buy pasta or find them at the Swampscott market this Sunday, August 17 and then every other Sunday!

They will be selling Raviolis, Fusilli noodles, Marinara Sauce as well as their Onesto (Honest) Cream Sauce. All items are sold fresh frozen in a full 1 lb package (16 oz.) which serves 2 to 3 people. Prices range from $4.00 to $8.00. Bring something home for dinner or keep in your freezer for future meals!


This week they will have:

• Roasted Butternut Squash and Amaretto Ravioli

• Spinach Florentine Ravioli. (Stuffed with fresh spinach, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with a touch of roasted garlic)

• Three Cheese Ravioli (ricotta, parmesan and pecorino)

• Wild Mushroom Ravioli (slow roasted porcini, portobello and cremini mushrooms with a touch of ricotta)

• Garden Vegetable Ravioli (like a farmers market ravioli filled with carrots, corn, peas, sun dried tomatoes and artichokes with ricotta and mascarpone cheese)

• Homemade Fusilli Noodles

• Homemade Marinara Sauce

• Onesto (Honest) Cream Sauce

All items are in a 1 lb package, fresh frozen, all natural, NON GMO, and locally made right in Somerville!

Learn more at

Come by the market this weekend to pick some up!

{Vendor Spotlight} New Meat Vendor


We are excited to introduce you to our new meat vendor!  Unfortunately our fantastic meat vendor John Crow Farm has run into some staffing issues for the remainder of the season so they had to bow out of the market for the rest of the year.  We know how important it is for you to have a source for local, grass fed meats so we searched high and low for a new vendor to replace them.

We were lucky enough to find Piper Ranch farm in Maine and they have agreed to join us every other week for the rest of the season!!  We hope that you’ll come out to support them and show them that its worth the trip they make down from Maine!


In case you missed them the first time, they will be at the market this weekend (September 29th).  They have an amazing selection of salami’s, beef cuts, pork, smoked meats and much more!

Come by the market this weekend to stock up on some meat for the week and of course all of the amazing fresh produce the farmers will have this weekend!


Announcing…Our Amazing 2013 Vendors!!


We are very excited to be welcoming many of our fantastic vendors from last year back to the market as well as a number of new exciting vendors!  We will be featuring vendor spotlights on the blog throughout the summer so you can learn more about each and every one of these amazing local vendors so don’t forget to check back in!

Below is a list of vendors that will be joining us for the 2013 market.  It’s possible that a few more may join us throughout the summer but we will be sure to update you as they join.  We will also have a number of talented craft vendors joining us in addition to this list, we will update you on those vendors as the summer progresses.


Clark Farm (fresh local produce and plants)

Connors Farm (fresh local produce)

Grant’s Family Farm (fresh local produce, CSA pickup available)

John Crow Farm (local grass fed meat)

Rowand’s Fish Market (fresh seafood)

Maitland Mountain Farm (produce & their famous pickles)

Alfalfa Farm Winery (wine)

The Soup Guy (all natural, gluten-free soups)

Wolf Meadow Farm (Italian artisan cheese)

Big Sky Breads (artisan breads)

Fresh Beginnings (local organic baby food)

Bar B Que Bistro (bbq)

Goodies Homemade  (old fashioned homemade cookies)

Cakes By Austin (baked goods)

McMahon’s Dressings (dip, croutons and salad dressing)

Preziosio (cannoli & coffee)

Michael Moran (all natural dog food)

Cookie Monstah (fresh cookies and ice cream sandwiches)

2013 Crafts (each making 2-3 appearances throughout the season):

Iris Designs
Glass Bead & Crystal Jewelry
Glass Necklaces
Treasure Beach
Eos Designs Studio
Salem Street Beadery
Kaleidoscope Soap
Salem Soap Works
Rapha Glass
Beverly Farms SoapWerks
Cards by Tamar
Plantas del Sol
Soda-Lime Glass Beads
Barbara Nygren Hand Knitted Scarves
BC Essentials & Eat Well Be Well
Wet Dog Collars
Super Natural Lipstick/ Beautiful Food Coaching
Angela Cook Pottery
Marvelous Clouds/ Decorative Art Boxes