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!

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!

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!!

The Market This Weekend! 7-31

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We have another great market planned for this weekend! Remember that the market is open rain or shine!

Make sure you place your orders for Grant Farm’s whole and half pasture raised chickens. Place your order online here and pick up at the market on Sunday. The chickens are fresh, raised in small groups and only fed a certified organic ration, never any antibiotics, hormones or GMO feed.

Clark Farm will have a limited quantity of their own outdoor grown artisan cherry & heirloom tomatoes. Specials this week include Kohlrabi (99 cents each) and Yellow Summer Squash (79 cents a pound).

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Bambolina had such success last week that they’ve agreed to come back this weekend to fire up more pizzas for everyone. If you missed it, make sure you stop by and try one of their made-to-order neapolitan style pizzas made in their mobile wood-fired oven.

Whole Foods Swampscott will also be joining us this weekend for a cooking demo. Stop by their booth to sample some delicious seasonal food and pick up a new recipe idea while you’re at it!

For crafters this weekend you’ll find Dave Matthews Pottery, Silk Flowers by Betty Ann along with Nurture Massage & Wellness.

Music this week will be Nantucket Crow.

We’ll see you there!

The Market This Weekend 7-24-16!

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We have a big market planned for you this weekend! Our vendors are bringing out all the stops and as we mentioned before, we will have Bambolina joining us with their wood-fired pizzas. Here are some highlights from our vendors:

Mia’s House of Sweets will be celebrating Christmas in July with Cookie and Fudge Assortments, Candy Cane Cupcakes and more! Come enjoy some holiday treats (without all the holiday stress)!

Arrowhead Family Farm will have Heritage Jersey Breed Beef Patties in four packs. The very best flavored beef you’ve ever eaten! Plus they will have the biggest, plumpest, sweetest blueberries of the season. This is the last week for green garlic scapes so get them while they last!

Lanni Orchards will have a great selection of fresh-picked broccoli on sale. They also have swisschard, kale, onions and much more, all picked freshly the morning of the market!

Our musician this week will be Paul Harty. Our civic booths will be For the Love of Swampscott & the Boy Scouts.

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We will also have a rock-painting craft activity for the kids so bring the whole family!

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We’ll see you there on Sunday 10-1, you won’t want to miss this week!