{Event} Cookie Decorating September 21st

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WHEN: Sunday September 21st, 10-1

WHERE: Swampscott Farmer’s Market, Swampscott High School

This Sunday the Swampscott Farmers Market will be hosting a cookie decorating event for the kids.  We will supply the cookies and decorating supplies while they last.

Our farmer’s stands are overflowing with fresh produce like heirloom tomatoes, crisp apples, fresh greens and squash and the bakers are baking up a storm offering items like apple cider donuts, fresh granola and tarts!  This is the best time of the year to visit the market so make sure you come on by (and decorate a cookie while you’re at it)!

Community Volunteers Needed!

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We are looking for volunteers from the community to help with market set up and take down on Sundays.  Work would include the set up and take down of tents, flags, parking cones, etc on our market days. Times would be at 8:30 and then at 12:45. We would need you for about 45 minutes to an hour.

 

It’s a great way to start your Sunday, talking with Farmer’s, enjoying the sunshine and getting a sneak peak at what you can buy at the market that day.

The market runs until the last Sunday in October, with a final market the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.

Email swampscottfm@fastmail.fm if you are interested in helping out or fill out the contact form on our website. We can work around the days that you would be available to help out, we’re just looking for more hands! Thank you in advance for your help, the market wouldn’t be possible without the help of great community volunteers like you!

 

{Vendor Spotlight} Alfalfa Farm Winery

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Alfalfa Farm Winery has been with us since our first year at the market and we’re so lucky to have them.  If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and sample their wines, its never too late! Get down there this weekend to pick up a few bottles for dinner or to keep on hand as host/hostess gifts.

Alfalfa Farm Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard in rural Topsfield, Massachusetts. They produce a variety of hand-crafted wines and host customized wine tastings for up to 80 guests in their tasting room.

They make a variety of award-winning, New England-style wines, from Aurore and Foch grapes grown in their vineyard to fruit wines including blueberry and cranberry.

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Their popular Blueberry Wine is now in stock!  Make sure you stop in and pick some up while it lasts!

For more information visit www.alfalfafarmwinery.com.

{Event} Beach Rock Painting, August 24th

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WHEN: Sunday August 24th, 10-1

WHERE: Swampscott Farmer’s Market, Swampscott High School

This Sunday at the Swampscott Farmers Market we’ll be offering Beach Rock Painting as a children’s craft.  From the simplest designs to the most detailed, this creative activity works for every age and skill level.  We’ll have water-based, fast-drying craft paints, googley eyes, feathers and other supplies available.  Bring home a colorful work of art!   Don’t forget this is a parent-supervised activity.

photo credit: http://heidiboyd.com/blog/2010/6/4/painted-pebbles-are-pet-rocks-with-personality.html

{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!!

{Event} Swampscott Police & Firefighter Meet & Greet July 27th

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Bring the kids down to the market this Sunday for a meet & greet with the Swampscott Police and Firefighters.  They will have their cruisers and trucks parked for the kids to check out!

WHEN: Sunday July 27th 10am – 1pm

WHERE: Swampscott High School, 200 Essex Street, Swampscott MA

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The market is in full swing so if you haven’t been by in a few weeks, its time to stop in and pick up some of the amazing fresh produce that our farmers are been bringing.  We’d love to hear what you’ve been making so if you have any recipes to share, just send us an email and we’ll feature it on the blog!