The Market This Weekend, Sunday June 25th

It looks like we have another beautiful day in the forecast for Sunday, we look forward to seeing everyone at the market!

We will have National Sharpening at the market this weekend so bring down those dull kitchen knives to get them sharpened. There’s nothing like trying to cut a fresh Farmer’s Market tomato with a dull knife.

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

Our kid’s craft will be making red, white & blue bracelets & necklaces. We will have corn hole & giant jenga for the whole family to play.

Vendors this week include:
Clark Farm
Grant Family Farm
Lanni’s Orchard
Long Hill Orchard
The Cannoli Corner
Mia’s House of Sweets
Postcard Coffee
Swiss Bakers
K Cake
McMahon Foods
All Fruit
Deano’s Pasta
Marblehead Fish Market
Moran’s Dog Food
Salem Spice
Story Teller Jewelry
Salem Soapworks
Itty Bitty Chik
Mizlizzee
National Sharpening

We’ll see you there!

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.

Halloween Kid’s Craft This Weekend! 10-23-16

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There are only 2 regular markets left of the season, make sure you get out there to stock up on goods from all of your favorite vendors.

Stop by Mia’s House of Sweets to get your French Breakfast Puff fix. She’ll also have Pumpkin Oat Scones and Hermits – an old time favorite!

Arrowhead Farm will have Bacon, Ham Steaks, Bacon, Sausage, and more Bacon. Heirloom Apple Jam and plenty of Greens.

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It was great to see all of the kids at the market last weekend decorating their pumpkins. This week we’ll be doing another Halloween-themed craft making Tootsie Roll Pop Spiders!

Mark your calendars for next week (October 30th), we’ll be closing out the season with a great market and a Halloween Costume Parade for the kids. Follow our website & facebook page for more details.

We will also have more details about our annual Indoor Thanksgiving Market coming soon! As always we’ll have it the Sunday before Thanksgiving so you can stock up on fall produce, farm fresh turkeys and fresh baked pies.

We’ll see you at the market this Sunday 10-1!

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!

 

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!!

Looking for Volunteers!

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The crocuses are starting to bloom and the smell of spring is in the air! The Farmer’s Market team is starting to gear up for the 2016 market season.  We’re looking to add more community volunteers to the committee this year if you’re interested in getting involved and helping us run and continue to grow this vibrant market. You can be involved as much or as little as you’d like, we are always happy to add new members to the planning committee but we’re also looking for volunteers to work a few markets throughout the summer. It’s a great way to get involved and give back to the community!

Our first meeting will be March 28th, please send us a quick note if you’re interested and we’ll send you more information on the time & location.

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!