This Weekend’s Market 8-23-15


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.

{Event} Pumpkin Decorating October 19th


WHEN: Sunday October 19th, 10-1

WHERE: Swampscott Farmer’s Market, Swampscott High School

This Sunday the Swampscott Farmers Market will be hosting a pumpkin decorating event for the kids.  We will supply the pumpkins and decorating supplies while they last.  You are more than welcome to bring along your own pumpkin to decorate as well!

We hope to see you there on Sunday, soaking up what’s left of the market this season!!


{Event} 2nd Annual Chef Throwdown!!


It’s that time again; Swampscott Farmers Market will be hosting their Annual Chefs Throwdown.  Come watch 3 local chefs battle it out in a Farmers Market Style Throwdown on Sunday September 15th from 10:30-12:30.


Local chefs this year are Gregg Brackman, chef/owner of G Bar & Kitchen in Swampscott, the winner of last year’s first Throwdown in 2012 will be returning to defend his title. His spicy grilled flank steak, basil-butter poached lobster, sautéed rainbow chard, acorn squash-corn hash, baby heirloom tomato mélange and second dish composed of pan seared salt & pepper salmon, butternut-zucchini pancake, red and purple pepper puree won him the coveted frying pan trophy. Can Chef Gregg top himself this year and remain undefeated?


The second chef and fan favorite is Craig Hawley, private chef/caterer and owner of Bar-B-Que Bistro and Fish and Fowl Supper Club. Not only does he whip up some delicious food at his exciting popup kitchen dinners (10 courses with wine and/or beer pairings), he amazes everyone with his moving Bar-B-Que Bistro, a mobile food truck and trailer that specializes in Gourmet French Bistro Barbeque that comes equipped with a grill, smoker, burners, music and so much more. I wonder what Chef Craig has up his sleeve this year??


Our third chef and new to the Throwdown is Barry Edelman of 5 Corners Kitchen, a French inspired bistro in Marblehead.  5 Corners Kitchen recently celebrated their one year anniversary after reopening due to a fire they had back in 2011 followed by a huge accolade by getting Best of Boston, Best Restaurant and General Excellence for the North. Chef Barry recently did a food demo at the Farmer’s Market where he served a grilled bread panzanella salad which tantalized our taste buds. It will be exciting to see what this rookie to the Throwdown can do in 1 hour.


Each chef will be given the secret ingredient, allotted $35 to spend at the market, 15 min to shop, and 1 hr to prepare the ultimate dish for judging.  Whole Foods of Swampscott will be providing basic pantry items such as salt, pepper, oils, vinegars and stocks. The chefs may bring up to 5 different pantry items from their own kitchens.  The real focus will be highlighting all the seasonal vegetables and showcasing the secret ingredient.  Judging criteria will be determined by taste, creativity, presentation and use of workspace.


We welcome you to come out and cheer on the chefs as the kitchen heats up at the Second Chefs Throwdown.  Visit our facebook page to stay up-to-date!

Any guesses on what the secret ingredient will be this year??