2nd Annual Indoor Thanksgiving Market!

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Our Thanksgiving market was such a huge hit last year, we decided to bring it back and make it bigger and better than ever!  If you didn’t get a chance to join us last year, now is the time to take part and stock up on local turkeys, vegetables and baked goods to make your Thanksgiving table stand out.  As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve invited a number of talented local crafters to come so you can get your holiday shopping started early.  As we’re experiencing already, November isn’t known for having the nicest weather forecast so it will be taking place in the warm & dry Swampscott High School Atrium.  See below for more information on how you can reserve your turkey and baked goods for pick-up at the market.

WHEN:  Sunday November 23rd, 2014  10am – 1pm

WHERE:  Swampscott High School Atrium (inside main entrance)

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Our farmers will be bringing a number of hearty fall vegetables and meat, last year I picked up a few beautiful delicata squash and roasted them up with bacon, brussel sprouts and topped it with a maple glaze. Get creative and add something different to the roundup this year, what better way to do that than with some fresh local produce?  Talk to the farmer’s and vendors, if you are unsure of how to cook something, most likely they’ll have a variety of suggestions on how to best serve it up.  David from Salem Spice is another great resource, show him the vegetables or meat that you picked up and he’ll tell you what seasonings or spices will complement it best.

Our food vendors joining us this year will be:

Piper Ranch Beef

Long Hill Orchard

Clark Farm

Grant Family Farm

Salem Spice

Alfalfa Farm Winery

Eventide Confections

The Cannoli Corner

Witch City Salsa

Deano’s Pasta

Melissa’s Honey Pot will be bringing several different flavors and varieties of local honey, honey sticks, locally made syrup, maple candy and maple sugar!

The Soup Guy will have a special Cranberry Squash soup for the Thanksgiving market.

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NOW TAKING PREORDERS!

Long Hill Orchards will be taking preorders for Turkeys from now until the market.  If you would like to pick up a turkey at the market, please visit their website and use the Contact Us form to place your order.  Please be sure to specify that your order is for pickup at the Swampscott Farmer’s Market on 11/23. They are also taking orders for baked goods and bulk produce which can be picked up at the market as well.  Click on the files below for more information and then place your order online. Again – please specify you will be picking up at the Swampscott Thanksgiving Market.

TURKEY ORDER FORM

BULK FALL CROPS ORDER FORM

HOLIDAY DESSERTS ORDER FORM

Eventide Confections will also be taking orders for her mouth-watering Thanksgiving desserts at the market, simply visit Meg and place your order at the market and the pie will be available for pickup later that week.

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In addition to all of our fantastic food vendors, we have a number of crafters joining us as well:

Karol Peralta: hand-made crystal jewelry

Made with Love, Elissa Kupelnick: specialty items including hand-made jewelry and special stocking stuffers

Salem Soap Works, Kathleen Fitzgerald: hand-made goats milk soaps and lotions – they will feature gift baskets called “Soap Boats” which consist of a hand-made wooden soap dish, hand-made crocheted cloth and a bar of goat milk soap, tied with raffia.

Crocheted Creations by Val, Valerie Hoffman: winter hats for adults, children and newborns, mittens & scarves, baby blankets and accessories, yarmulkes and worry squares (prayer squares) and character hats like Minions, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Ninja Turtles, Queen Elsa & Princess Anna (accepts cash and credit cards).

MJB Creations, Michael & Sandra Buba: hand crafted pens, ice cream scoops, cutting boards and other hand crafted items

Pottery by David & Rachel, David & Rachel Matthews: hand-thrown local interest pottery & one of a kind glazed pottery

We hope to see you on the 23rd, thank you again for another great year and all of your continued support!!

{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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Only a Few Weeks Left!!

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There are only a few more weeks left to take advantage of the Farmer’s Market, make sure you come out this weekend to stock up!  Just stop on over on your way to the car show!

We’ll be open through the end of October and then we’ll have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving market on November 23rd.  Stay tuned for more details on our fun fall events like pumpkin decorating and our Halloween Costume parade!

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In case you missed them the past few weeks, Piper Ranch Meat is back to join us for the rest of the season so make sure you stop by and stock up your freezer with quality grass fed meats.

We hope to see you there on Sunday.  You’ll be wishing you took advantage of these beautiful market days when we’re deep in the middle of winter!

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!!

{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!