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.

The Market This Weekend! 8-14

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In case you didn’t know, August 1st was only the mid-point of summer, so although stores are stocking up on back-to-school gear and September is around the corner, we still have so much of the summer left! Take advantage of it while it lasts and stop by the market this weekend to pick up some of these amazing tomatoes from Clark Farm, fresh eggs from Grant Family Farm or some dry aged steak from River Rock. In addition to their normal assortment, this weekend Long Hill Orchard will have cubanelle and bell peppers, 3 varieties of eggplant, summer onions and romano beans.

At the market this weekend… Swiss Bakers, Made with Love, Salem Spice, Alfalfa Farm Winery, Cannoli Corner, Grant Family Farm, Super Soccer, All Fruit, Powerhouse Juice, Winchester School of Chinese, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni Orchard, Mia’s House of Sweets, Long Hill Orchard, Pickle Emporium, River Rock Farm, The Soup Guy & Golden Cod.

For music this week we will be featuring the talented Molly Pinto Madigan.

We will also have a kids craft available.

We’ll see you there!

 

The Market This Weekend 8-7!

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We have another gorgeous day in store for the market this weekend! Now is the time to get out there and take advantage of all the wonderful summer produce that our local farmers have to offer. The joy of summer cooking is the simplicity of the menu, let the ingredients speak for themselves! How about a fresh corn salad with sweet cherry tomatoes and basil? Or a nice piece of fish from golden cod alongside some grilled summer squash. All reasons to come by the market and stock up for a week of healthy & delicious eats! If you’re heading to the beach for the day, stop by on your way to pick up a pre-made sandwich from Swiss Bakers and some fresh pressed juice. Don’t forget to get your fresh chicken from Grant Family Farm!

This week our crafters will be Salem Soap & Itty Bitty Chick.

You can also find the Super Soccer Stars group at the market this weekend if you’re looking to sign the kids up for camp.

For music we will have The Fancy Bassetts.

Vendors at the market this weekend will include Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Alfalfa Farm, Grant Family Farm, Ackermann Maple Farm, All Fruit, Powerhouse Juice, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Mia’s House of Sweets, Long Hill Orchard, The Pickle Emporium, The Soup Guy, Golden Cod.

We’ll see you there!!

2nd Annual Indoor Thanksgiving Market!

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Our Thanksgiving market was such a huge hit last year, we decided to bring it back and make it bigger and better than ever!  If you didn’t get a chance to join us last year, now is the time to take part and stock up on local turkeys, vegetables and baked goods to make your Thanksgiving table stand out.  As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve invited a number of talented local crafters to come so you can get your holiday shopping started early.  As we’re experiencing already, November isn’t known for having the nicest weather forecast so it will be taking place in the warm & dry Swampscott High School Atrium.  See below for more information on how you can reserve your turkey and baked goods for pick-up at the market.

WHEN:  Sunday November 23rd, 2014  10am – 1pm

WHERE:  Swampscott High School Atrium (inside main entrance)

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Our farmers will be bringing a number of hearty fall vegetables and meat, last year I picked up a few beautiful delicata squash and roasted them up with bacon, brussel sprouts and topped it with a maple glaze. Get creative and add something different to the roundup this year, what better way to do that than with some fresh local produce?  Talk to the farmer’s and vendors, if you are unsure of how to cook something, most likely they’ll have a variety of suggestions on how to best serve it up.  David from Salem Spice is another great resource, show him the vegetables or meat that you picked up and he’ll tell you what seasonings or spices will complement it best.

Our food vendors joining us this year will be:

Piper Ranch Beef

Long Hill Orchard

Clark Farm

Grant Family Farm

Salem Spice

Alfalfa Farm Winery

Eventide Confections

The Cannoli Corner

Witch City Salsa

Deano’s Pasta

Melissa’s Honey Pot will be bringing several different flavors and varieties of local honey, honey sticks, locally made syrup, maple candy and maple sugar!

The Soup Guy will have a special Cranberry Squash soup for the Thanksgiving market.

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NOW TAKING PREORDERS!

Long Hill Orchards will be taking preorders for Turkeys from now until the market.  If you would like to pick up a turkey at the market, please visit their website and use the Contact Us form to place your order.  Please be sure to specify that your order is for pickup at the Swampscott Farmer’s Market on 11/23. They are also taking orders for baked goods and bulk produce which can be picked up at the market as well.  Click on the files below for more information and then place your order online. Again – please specify you will be picking up at the Swampscott Thanksgiving Market.

TURKEY ORDER FORM

BULK FALL CROPS ORDER FORM

HOLIDAY DESSERTS ORDER FORM

Eventide Confections will also be taking orders for her mouth-watering Thanksgiving desserts at the market, simply visit Meg and place your order at the market and the pie will be available for pickup later that week.

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In addition to all of our fantastic food vendors, we have a number of crafters joining us as well:

Karol Peralta: hand-made crystal jewelry

Made with Love, Elissa Kupelnick: specialty items including hand-made jewelry and special stocking stuffers

Salem Soap Works, Kathleen Fitzgerald: hand-made goats milk soaps and lotions – they will feature gift baskets called “Soap Boats” which consist of a hand-made wooden soap dish, hand-made crocheted cloth and a bar of goat milk soap, tied with raffia.

Crocheted Creations by Val, Valerie Hoffman: winter hats for adults, children and newborns, mittens & scarves, baby blankets and accessories, yarmulkes and worry squares (prayer squares) and character hats like Minions, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Ninja Turtles, Queen Elsa & Princess Anna (accepts cash and credit cards).

MJB Creations, Michael & Sandra Buba: hand crafted pens, ice cream scoops, cutting boards and other hand crafted items

Pottery by David & Rachel, David & Rachel Matthews: hand-thrown local interest pottery & one of a kind glazed pottery

We hope to see you on the 23rd, thank you again for another great year and all of your continued support!!

{Vendor Spotlight} Deano’s Pasta

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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!

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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 www.originalgourmetpasta.com

Come by the market this weekend to pick some up!