2015 Opening Day Festivities!!

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2015 OPENING DAY!!
Sunday June 14th, 10-1
Swampscott High School

The big day is almost here! Our opening day is this Sunday June 14th, same place same time as last year. This year will be even bigger and better with all of our core vendors returning along with a ton of new and exciting vendors we’ve added to the roster! In addition to the wonderful produce and meat we’ve had in the past you’ll be able to find pickles, cold brew iced coffee, hard cider, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, heirloom tomato plants, spices, soups, pasta, salsa, healthy snacks and of course more wonderful crafters!

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And if that wasn’t enough to get you out there, we’ll also be having opening day activities for the kiddos! At every market this year we’ll have sidewalk chalk available to keep the kids occupied while you’re shopping and on opening day we’ll have face painting and balloon animals. Stay tuned for more kid-friendly events we have planned throughout the season.

We can’t wait to see everyone out there on Sunday, let’s make this a big opening day to show everyone how much the community appreciates supporting our local farms & businesses!

Announcing our 2015 Market Vendors!

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We are excited to announce our list of vendors for the 2015 Farmer’s Market! We have a great crew of returning vendors along with new and exciting ones selling goodies like maple syrup, cold brew coffee, pickles and hard cider!

To view the full list, visit our VENDORS page and don’t forget to go follow them on facebook so you can follow their status and stay up-to-date on things like what they’re growing, new flavors and what they’ll be bringing to the market!

We can’t wait to see you out there on June 14th for Opening Day, only a month away!

{Event} Halloweenfest October 26th!

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WHEN: Sunday October 26th, 10-1, Costume Parade starts at 11am

WHERE: Swampscott Farmer’s Market, Swampscott High School

This Sunday the Swampscott Farmers Market will be hosting our annual Halloweenfest celebration to close out the year! Bring the kids dressed in their costumes, we’ll be having a little parade around the market starting at 11am, participants will be given treat bags and goodies.  We will also have face painting and a photographer to take free photographs of your family in a nice fall setting.

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It has been another fantastic year at the market, we so much appreciate the communities support in making the market possible!  Make sure you come by this Sunday to stock up on your favorite soups, baked goods and pickles, this will be your last chance!

Stay tuned for more information on our 2nd annual Thanksgiving market on November 23rd.

Happy HALLOWEEN!

 

{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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Now Accepting WIC & Senior Coupons!

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We’ve had a number of people inquire about it this year and we’re happy to announce that we’re now accepting WIC & Senior Coupons at the market!

The market is still in full swing and overflowing with pumpkins, apples, squash and guilty pleasures like baked goods and apple cider donuts.  Make sure you take advantage of the next month, winter will be here before we know it!  We’ll see you there on Sunday, 10-1!!

{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!

Celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week!

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If you needed yet another reason to come out to the Swampscott Farmer’s Market this weekend, how about the start of National Farmer’s Market week? August 3rd – 9th has been declared National Farmer’s Market Week!

We are so happy and grateful to see the market thriving every weekend after all the hard work we put into planning! Most of all we would like to thank all of our fantastic farmer’s and vendors for helping this market grow and for helping us provide this service to the community!

We love seeing all of your smiling faces every weekend,we hope you’ll be able to make it out this weekend to show our vendors how much you appreciate them and to keep this beautiful market running for years to come!  The market is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and we want the market to succeed just as much as you do so we’re always open to your comments & suggestions.  You can always stop by our booth on Sundays or write us a note through the “contact” section on our website.

We’ll see you on Sunday!!

The Market This Weekend {June 29th}

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The farmer’s are bringing more and more each week so make sure you stop by the market this weekend to see what they have!  If you haven’t noticed, this year we’ve been featuring a civic organization every month at the market.  They are mostly non-profit organizations who are joining us to spread the word about their causes, we’ll keep you updated on who will be with us each weekend along with the musicians playing a the market.

This weekend we have…

CIVIC BOOTH:  Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

MUSIC: Phil Austin – The Laughing Crow Band

We’ll have a packed house this weekend, come on by to enjoy the beautiful weather, listen to some music and check out a few new vendors!

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!!

2014 CSA Shares

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We’ve had a lot of inquiries about CSA shares this year so we wanted to remind everyone that two of our vendors are offering CSA Shares this year and you can still sign up!

If you are new to a CSA, it is a great way to experience the freshest local produce on a weekly basis.  It will encourage you to get creative in the kitchen stay healthy with all that local produce!

Long Hill Orchard with have CSA shares available for pick-up at the Swampscott Farmer’s Market, you can sign up by visiting their website here.

Connor’s Farm is also offering CSA shares this year but pick-up is only available at the farm, sign up here.