October 22nd: a Really Busy and Fun Day at the Market!

Food Specialties/Guest Vendors

Viva Empanada will be back at the market! Stop by for a delicious experience!





Two very different (and very wonderful) vendors will be back at the market after about a month’s hiatus. They are Ashbell’s Smokehouse Deli with their unbelievable turkey pastrami and rum cake, and Nether Providence Soaps with their lovely handmade soaps, body butters, balms, and bath specialties!

And like we’ve said every week in October, it’s still National Apple Month! But this Saturday, we are doing something special about it: come for a Beechwood-inspired apple tasting from 10 AM to noon just next to their tents. Stop by the tables to learn about and sample some of Beechwood’s amazing apple varieties. 

Children's Activity

Local Girl Scouts will lead the playing of their homemade "Kids Helping Kids Human Board Game" with many fun interactive activities along with some interesting learnings about children in need. This is appropriate for ages 2 ½ to 8. In event of rain, the game will be played inside Borough Hall. 

New and lightly used clothing, jackets, shoes, books and toy donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of Cradles to Crayons at the Farmers Market and inside Borough Hall at the library as well as at the regular ongoing drop-off location inside Swarthmore's Methodist Church. 



Our supremely talented musicians will be David Falcone at 9:30 and Hanna Paige at 11:30.

David is a finger-style acoustic guitarist/vocalist whose influences include the styles and techniques of artists such as Kottke, Renbourn and Bensusan. His original compositions reflect a unique synthesis of Celtic, traditional, and classical sounds and forms. His vocal works are often backed with the intricate details blended from these sources of inspiration.

Hanna is a 17-year-old, indie pop/indie folk singer/songwriter from Newark, Delaware. She composes, plays, and sings with a talent that is way beyond her years! She had her first on stage performance in October 2013 and has been performing regularly ever since. In her short career, Hanna is already quite accomplished with many live performances and the recent release of her first EP, Let's Run Away


Our featured artist is Holly Mack Designs by Shawn Cannon. In Shawn’s own words, “Holly Mack Designs is named after my daughters, Holly and Mackenzie. They are the reason I started this venture. They are part of my inspiration. My designs are inspired by the things that I love most in life...the sea, nature and family. My main goal is to create a piece that will bring joy and a keepsake that will last forever. I believe that jewelry can stir emotion and sentiment. When you see and wear my jewelry, I want you to experience the thrill of finding a treasure on the beach, to see the colors in changing leaves, to hear the silence in falling snow, to smell the first bloom of Spring, and to feel the joy and laughter in inspiring words.”

Community/Healthy Living

Strength for Life will conduct individual adult movement screens for market visitors. The activity will consist of a few bodyweight exercises using basic movement patterns. Each participant will receive a written evaluation with suggestions for improvement! All participants will also get an invitation for a free individual consultation at the Strength for Life studio (Victoria Mills complex) as well as be entered into a free drawing to win a $99 training package.

A Few Steps, our much appreciated local nonprofit, will be providing information and education on how to be energy efficient and on what services A Few Steps experts offer local residents.

Good Works

Saturday continues our month-long Bernardine Center Get one, Give one Food Drive. We encourage you to buy hardy, shelf-life-friendly veggies and fruit (e.g. sweet potatoes, carrots, etc.), some for yourself and some to donate to Bernardine (at the Market Table). It’s a wonderful cause, and any donations go a long way to help our neighbors in Chester.  

What Else?