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!

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Pumpkin Decorating this Weekend!

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It looks like it’s going to be a cold one this weekend but that shouldn’t stop us New Englanders! Let’s get out there and take advantage of the fantastic items the farmers have this time of year. Warm up with some hot coffee & an apple cider donut and then pick up some squash to roast up for dinner and fresh fish or meat.

This weekend we’ll be doing pumpkin decorating with the kids as part of our October Halloweenfest celebration. We will be supplying all of the materials although you are welcome to bring your own pumpkin to decorate as well.

We’ll see you there! Sunday 10-1!

 

Apples, Apple Cider Donuts & Fall Fun!

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Looks like we are going to have another gorgeous fall day on Sunday! You’ll find a variety of fresh local apples at all of our produce vendors and apple cider donuts at the Cannoli Corner (they are worth a trip on it’s own).

This weekend we will have a Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater craft for the kids as part of our continuing October Halloweenfest. If you haven’t heard yet, we’ll be having a kid’s Halloween Costume Parade at the last market on the 25th, RSVP via our facebook event page to receive reminders about the event.

Only 3 markets left! We hope to see you out there!

 

 

 

{Event} Pumpkin Decorating October 19th

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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!!

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Only a Few Weeks Left!!

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There are only a few more weeks left to take advantage of the Farmer’s Market, make sure you come out this weekend to stock up!  Just stop on over on your way to the car show!

We’ll be open through the end of October and then we’ll have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving market on November 23rd.  Stay tuned for more details on our fun fall events like pumpkin decorating and our Halloween Costume parade!

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In case you missed them the past few weeks, Piper Ranch Meat is back to join us for the rest of the season so make sure you stop by and stock up your freezer with quality grass fed meats.

We hope to see you there on Sunday.  You’ll be wishing you took advantage of these beautiful market days when we’re deep in the middle of winter!

{Event} 2nd Annual Chef Throwdown!!

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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.

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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?

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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??

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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.

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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.

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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??