Pumpkin Decorating at the Farmer’s Market 10-14

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Due to the rain last weekend, we decided to reschedule our Pumpkin Decorating craft event to this weekend. We will have free pumpkins available to the first 40 kids. Feel free to bring your own pumpkins to decorate as well!

The weather is looking to be gorgeous on Sunday, we’ll have some live music as well as a vibrant array of produce & goods from our vendors. Grant Family Farm will have fresh chicken available this weekend so be sure to stop by & pick up something fresh for dinner.

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Only a few weeks left of the season, take advantage of it while you can! We’ll see you there, 10-1!

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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!!

July 3rd at the Farmer’s Market!

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Everyone is gearing up for a big Holiday weekend, don’t forget that the market is still open and our vendors are bringing special items that will be great for the parties you’ll be attending or hosting! See below for some highlights.

Mia’s House of Sweets will be bringing large bags of Oatmeal Scotchies & Chocolate Chip cookies which would be a great homemade addition to any Fourth of July party or BBQ.

Stock up on frozen soups from The Soup Guy so you don’t have to cook during the fun days of the long weekend. They will be offering their soups and award-winning Bootleg Chili packaged in quarts and half gallons for large parties. They are packaged in re-heatable sealed bags which can go directly into boiling water, making prep work a breeze. The chili is a great addition to burgers & hot dogs or try heating up with some cheese for a spicy queso dip! Their products are all vegan and gluten free so everyone at the table can enjoy.

Arrowhead Farm will have their first raspberries of the year. For folks looking for something to grill they will have pork loin chops, rib racks and sea salt & sage sausages. You should also try their special Heirloom Tomato Jam for basting meats or enjoying on hot dogs & burgers.

For the kid’s craft we’ll have pipe cleaners & beads so they can make their own rings.

Music will be by the Old Crow Band.

Our Civic Booth will be Northeast Arc.

We’ll see you there!!

2016 Opening Day! June 12th

 

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The big day is almost here! Sunday June 12th will be the first market of the season. We can’t wait to see everyone out there, we have a wonderful list of vendors joining us this year.

We’ll have a pot-a-plant activity for the kids, our civic booth will be the Board of Health who will have reusable totes available.

For music we’ll have the wonderful Molly Pinto Madigan.

We will also be holding a perennial swap at the market. If you have any perennials in your garden that you are looking to part with, bring them to the market with you and you can swap with others. Maybe you have extra lilies and are looking to add some variety to your garden? See what others have an you can go home with a new plant for free!

Sunday June 12th
10am-1pm
Swampscott High School
200 Essex Street

We’ll see you all there!!

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!

Opening Day Festivities!

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The week has finally arrived! The market is opening for the season on Sunday and we couldn’t be more excited.

It is still early in the growing season but we guarantee that our vendors will be bringing some great stuff!  Things you can expect to see this time of year include items like lettuce, kale, strawberries, turnips, radishes, spring onions, greenhouse tomatoes, fresh herbs, rhubarb, and some beautiful plants.

We have a number of fantastic vendors joining us this year, in addition to the produce, you’ll be able to find grass-fed meats, fresh seafood, honey, pickles, flowers, wine, cheese, cannolis, coffee, baked confections, candy, bread, spices, soup, prepared seafood, thai food, fresh pasta & salsa (just to name a few).

For music on opening day we are pleased to have Marimbachic (Lydia Lucas) joining us.

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BRING THE KIDDOS!  We’re going to have fun activities like balloon making and face painting along with cake (while it lasts)!

Please help us spread the word by telling your friends, family and neighbors. The weather report is looking good, we hope to see everyone out there on Sunday supporting the local farmers!!