2016 Opening Day! June 12th


A selection of summer seasonal organic vegetables on display. Shallow dof

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
Swampscott High School
200 Essex Street

We’ll see you all there!!

Apples, Apple Cider Donuts & Fall Fun!



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!




Flu Shots at the Market, October 4th


It’s time to get those doorsteps looking festive! Stop by the market this weekend to stock up on pumpkins, gourds and other festive fall items. Grab some delicious baked goods and apple cider while you’re at it.

It looks like the rain might hold off for us but just a reminder that we ARE open rain or shine! Only 4 markets left this season, don’t miss out on all the fantastic local items available!

This weekend the town nurse will be giving out flu shots at the market this weekend, just bring your health care card with you.


We are still having our October Halloweenfest so there will be a pumpkin craft for the kids this weekend. If you didn’t catch it last week, make sure you mark your calendar for the kid’s Halloween Costume Parade on Sunday October 25th.

We’ll see you there on Sunday!

This Weekend! Touch-A-Truck with Swampscott’s First Responders. 9-20-15


It’s going to be another gorgeous Sunday! Come out this weekend and meet the Swampscott Police, Fire & Ambulance. Bring the kids and let them see the trucks and sirens and meet the people behind them. We will also be having live music.

It’s going to be a full week, all of our usual vendors will be joining us along with a few new ones.

Vendors at the market this weeekend…Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Witch City Salsa, Alfalfa Farm, Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Ackerman Maple Farm, All Fruit, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Pour Man’s Coffee, Long Hill Orchard, Nurture Massage & Wellness, Popcorn Vendor, Pickle Emporium, Rowand’s Fish & The Soup Guy.

Crafters this weekend…Made with Love Beaded Jewelry, Salem Soapworks, MJB Creations Woodcarvings, Crochet Creations by Val

Civic Booth…Swampscott Girl’s Soccer Team

Make a Farmer’s Market Smoothie!


Don’t let yourself get into a rut, buying the same things every week. Try picking up some different produce this weekend and try blending it up in a smoothie, it’s a great way to start the day and get in your servings of fruits & vegetables! I bought some nectarines last week and they were incredible. Juicy, sweet & ripe.  Try blending up combinations like nectarine, almond milk, greek yogurt, ice & maple syrup or get adventurous and add vegetables like celery, kale or tomatoes.

If you have a juicer at home you can juice items like apples, beets or carrots.  Get creative and see what works! You can even make dog biscuits from the leftover vegetable pulp.

This weekend at the market…9-13-15…

Remember the market is rain or shine! We’re hoping that the thunderstorms hold off until the afternoon but we hope you’ll come out to support the vendors either way.

Vendors joining us this Sunday are…Swiss Bakers, Witch City Salsa, Alfalfa Farm Winery, Grant Farm, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowands Fish, The Soup Guy, Next Step Living.

Crafters at the market this Sunday are…Made With Love Beaded Jewelry, Kaleidoscopesoap, Storyteller Jewelry, Iris Design Decoupage Tiles.

Civic booth this week is…The Girl Scout’s

Musician week is…Tev Stevig

This Weekend’s Market 8-30-15


This weekend at the market Whole Foods Market Swampscott will be joining us to do a cooking demo featuring fresh local produce. Make sure you stop by their tent to see what they’re whipping up and talk with their healthy eating expert.


We would also like to give a big welcome back to Fille de Ferme who will be joining us for this week only. You may remember them from our first year at the market, they have a variety of oh-so-delicious homemade jams and jellies. Make sure you stop by and stock up!

The Board of Health will have a table at the market this week. Freshly designed, usable tote bags will be handed out and to promote mercury awareness, a free LED light bulb will be given to those who trade in a compact fluorescent bulb (no shop bulbs, supplies are limited).

Vendors joining us this Sunday are…Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Witch City Salsa, Alfalfa Farm, The Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Fille de Farme, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowands Fish & The Soup Guy.

Crafters at the market this Sunday are…Karol Peralta Crystal Jewelry, Salem Soapworks, Sew Envious Scarves Bags & Belts, Aerophytes plant sculpture/potting.

This Weekend’s Market 8-23-15


It will be another great weekend at the market, stop by to see what’s in season and talk to your farmers.  We are always looking for new recipes to feature on the website so let us know what you’re cooking up these days with the fresh produce you get at the market and we’ll share with everyone!

We’ll be doing vegetable painting again as an activity for the kids as that was a big hit last weekend.  For music we have Rich Adams joining us.

Vendors joining us this Sunday are…Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Witch City Salsa, Alfalfa Farm, The Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Ackermann Farm, Next Step Living, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni’s Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowands Fish & The Soup Guy.

Our Civic Booth this week will be featuring Swampscott Arts Association.

This Weekend’s Market 8-9-15


Thank you to everyone who came out last week, we had a great day, our vendors were happy, our customers were happy and we were happy! Let’s keep the momentum going! We want to be clear, the market is not and was never in danger of closing, we were just trying to start a conversation with the community to get feedback and determine the reason for the lower foot traffic this season. It is normal to experience some dips & peaks and we know things will start to pick up as people get back from their summer travel and get back into the swing of things. Thank you for your continued support!

Tomato season is in full swing and these things are beauties! They are so ripe and delicious, you can just drizzle with a little olive oil and sea salt and pepper and be ready to devour them.  Summer squash and zucchini is also abundant right now along with juicy peaches and plums. Try grilling them and serving with a nice steak or burger from River Rock Farm.


The corn is crisp & sweet, last week I picked up some corn and zucchini and sautéed it with a little garlic and olive oil and then added it to The Soup Guy’s Bootleg Chili and had that for lunches this week. Make sure you talk to your farmers as you shop, they love chatting with you and can often give you ideas for cooking their produce that you may not have thought of.

The kids had fun with the Beach Rock Painting last weekend so we’re going to have that activity again for those who didn’t get a chance to do it or would like to come back and decorate another one.

Vendors joining us this week: Swiss Bakers, Salem Spice, Alfalfa Farm, Cannoli Corner, Grant Farm, Ackerman Maple Farm, Next Step Living, Clark Farm, Moran’s Pet Food, Lanni Orchard, Golden Cod Fish, River Rock Farm, Long Hill Orchard, All Fruit, Pour Man’s Coffee, Pickle Emporium, Rowand’s Fish & the Soup Guy.

Our crafters this week:  Kaleidoscopesoap, MJB Creations Woodcarvings, Dave Matthews Pottery.

Civic Booth: For the Love of Swampscott, Veteran’s Administration

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This Weekend’s Market: 7-19, A Scavenger Hunt & Lanni Orchards


As we get deeper and deeper into summer you’re going to start seeing more and more at the market every weekend.  We’re supposed to have another gorgeous Sunday so stop on by to grab a cold brew Iced Coffee before the beach and stock up on fresh vegetables and fish to have for dinner when you get home.


We’d also like your help in welcoming a new vendor who will be joining us at the market for the remainder of the season: Lanni Orchards from Lunenberg MA. The orchard was started 50 years ago by Pasquale Lanni and his sons.  Today the farm is being operated by the third and fourth generations.  They grow their own apples, peaches, pears, corn, squash, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and so much more!

For the kids this weekend, we’ll be having a scavenger hunt, bring them down for some fun following clues around the market for a prize.

We’ll see you on Sunday, 10-1!

This Weekend at the Market! 6-28


WELL, it looks like we might have another wet Sunday this week but we’re New Englanders! It just means it may not be a beach day but it will certainly be a Farmer’s Market day. Grab the umbrella and come down for some fun events and a great selection of goods from the vendors.

This week we will be having Pot-A-Plant or Herb event for the kids so bring them down and let them have some fun on a rainy day.

Rich Adams will be playing some music for us and Hope for Creativity will be our civic booth for the week, they are a non-profit providing homeless kids with creative outlets.

Some highlights from our vendors:


Piper Ranch will be bringing chicken in addition to grass fed beef and pork this week.


The Golden Cod will have smoked salmon, delicious monkfish and many other fresh catch choices.


Swissbakers will bring bread and an assortment of pastries, like a flaky croissant with Swiss chocolate center (I had one on opening day and I’m still dreaming about it). They also offer gourmet sandwiches made with their famous pretzel bread. http://swissbakers.com/sb/


The Pickle Emporium will be with us this week with an assortment of unique pickle flavors.

HYPE Fashions will be bringing a fashion truck to the market on Sunday.  Add a bit of glamour to your farmers market experience!  www.hypefashions.com

Salem Soapworks http://www.salemsoapworks.com/, MJB Woodcarving creations and Iris Designs decorative tiles will also add an artistic flavor to the market this Sunday.

Relax with a chair massage by Nurture Massage & Wellness http://www.nurturemassageandwellness.com/

If that’s not enough to get you out of the door and supporting your local market I don’t know what will! We’ll see you there!