Save the date and make it an outing to our festive opening-day market.
On Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Swampscott High School, the Swampscott Farmers Market opens for its third season with 20 vendors, many returning from last year and some exciting new vendors joining us for the first time.
Bring a friend and bring the family. There’ll be activities for children, face painting and balloon animals.
If it’s super-fresh vegetables and fruits you’re interested in, you’ll find Clark Farm of Danvers, Grant Family Farm of Essex, Long Hill Orchard of West Newbury, Connors Farm of Danvers and Maitland Mountain Farm of Salem there with their gorgeous produce.
Keep in mind it’s all local and seasonal, so in early June you’ll be seeing things like snap and snow peas, various greens, lettuces, spring onions, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, baby beets, herbs and many other early season veggies. As the summer progresses, there will be berries galore and an exploding variety of vegetables. Some of our farmers also sell eggs.
The highest quality fish and meats will be provided by Rowand’s Seafood of Beverly, Piper Ranch of Buckfield, ME, offering various cuts of pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb and goat meats and outstanding bacon and sausage, and—new this season--River Rock Farm of Brimfield with pasture-raised, dry aged beef, and Main Saltwater Creations with crab cakes and other prepared sea foods.
Delicious baked goods will be provided by returning bakers Eventide Confections, Cakes by Austin, Prezioso’s cannolis and Big Sky Breads. New this season will be Jodi Bee Bakes offering gluten-free and/or vegan goodies.
And there’s more! You’ll find Alfalfa Winery, Salem Spice, and the Soup Guy’s delish gluten-free soups and chilis. New will be Amorn Phongtong’s prepared Thai foods, Nella Pasta’s fresh raviolis, Wolf Meadow Farm’s artisanal Italian cheeses, Witch City Salsas, and even the Dog Treat Bar for your pooch (who, by the way, is welcome to accompany you to the market as long as he or she is leashed and very well behaved). You’ll also see several crafters selling jewelry, soaps, candles and other handmade items.
With easy access and lots of parking, grocery shopping for the week or for a special gift is a breeze and much more fun than the average grocery store or mall. Shopping at the farmers market strengthens our community, supports local farms and business, and helps us to be in touch with the seasons that shape what comes from earth to table. See you June 8th!