This Weekend at the Market! 6-28

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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:

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

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

SwissBakers

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/

Pickles

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!

 

 

Sunny Garden Tomatoes

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Sunny Garden Tomatoes will be joining us at the Farmer’s Market this weekend selling a wide variety of heirloom tomato plants.

The tomatoes are “non-certified organic”, non-GMO, non-hybrid.  They use homemade compost, and local seaweed in their potting soil mix.  This results in a strong & hearty plant that is more pest-resistant and produces a more flavorful fruit.

11 Heirloom Tomato varieties available:

Yellow Pear Cherry – Sweet heavy producer – indeterminate (produces until frost)

Sungold – Sweet cherry, heavy producer – indeterminate (produces until frost)

Boxcar Willy (red) – Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Abe Lincoln (red) – Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Lg Red Cherry Plum – Plum shaped large red cherry – indeterminate (produces until frost)

Beefsteak – Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Brandywine – Very flavorful, Red slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Cherokee Purple – Purple slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Roma – Red slicing or Sauce tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

Big Rainbow – Multicolor red, yellow, pink, slicing tomato, determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

 San Marsano – Famous Italian sauce tomato, Red determinate (larger fruit, 1 heavy harvest)

 5 for $25 – Mix and match!
3 for $20 – Small garden
1 for $8 -Great for beginners or experimentation – it’s fun!

 Orders/quantities can be ordered for following week if desired.

Generally, cherry tomatoes provide more small fruit throughout the growing season, whereas slicing tomatoes ripen all in the same month, then die off.  

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Nothing is nicer than a multicolored bowl of tomato salad with fresh olive oil, balsamic or red wine vinegar, sea salt, and basil or oregano! Another favorite is toasted sourdough bread slathered with mayo and slices of fresh garden tomatoes!

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Come find Sunny Garden Tomatoes at the market this weekend and stock up on these hearty tomato plants for your garden. They’ve done all the hard work for you!

Photo Credit: http://secretlifeofachefswife.com/anthologie/appetizers/bruschetta-trio

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!

Opening Day June 14th!

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Put the date in your calendars! The Swampscott Farmer’s Market will be opening on Sunday June 14th.  We are busy planning and securing your favorite vendors for the season so stay tuned for an updated list coming soon.

We can’t wait to see you all out there this summer in the WARM weather! It couldn’t come soon enough!

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!!