CSA Shares Available!

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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!

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Announcing…Our Amazing 2013 Vendors!!

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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.

2013 VENDORS:

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
Luminous
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

CSA Available at the Market This Year!

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CSA is now available at the Swampscott Farmers Market. What is a CSA? It is Community Supported Agriculture and a very popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Several of our Swampscott Farmers Market farm vendors are now offering this great opportunity and to make it easy for our public you can pick up your CSA “box” right from the Swampscott Farmers Market each week on Sunday.

We currently have two farms offering CSA pickup at the Swampscott Farmers Market each Sunday and expect more to be available.

Grant Family Harvest share program which is a weekly subscription to everything they produce throughout the summer. Each week members will receive a share of the freshest vegetables, cut flowers, and eggs we are harvesting that week. Full shares feed a family of four (or two vegetarians) and includes a bunch of flowers and a full dozen of our eggs. Half shares feed a family of two or three including a bunch of flowers and a half dozen of eggs. Each week we will feature a product from a fellow local farm like fruit and other farm goodies. For more information and to sign up visit www.grantfamilyfarm.com.