Every Saturday

May 11 - December 7

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

THE Saturday Morning food, art, and community gathering place!

The market includes a great variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly local food vendors and a rotation of live performers, kids’ crafts, artists, food trucks, and special community and healthy living events.

June 22nd Market

Summer is Officially Here!

THE LINE UP:

Check out our growers! Kneehigh Farm, Beechwood Orchards, Berry Patch Produce, Ironstone Creamery, Linden Dale Farm, Riverside Blooms, and Davidson Mushrooms.

Our bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors will be: Local 130 Seafood, Market Day Canele, Trotter Hill Alpaca, and Waffles for Tourette. Welcome to first time vendor Primos-based Cocco’s Gelateria and their authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto.

FOOD TRUCK:

Lunch will be served by the not-food-truck, Taste of Puebla, who will also be selling their delicious take-home delicacies! For lunch, think about your great choices: 4 options - Burrito bowls, Burritos, Quesadillas or Tacos - made with 1 of 3 main ingredients: Chicken Tinga, Pulled Pork or Grilled Vegetables!

KIDS ACTIVITY:
The kids' activity will be none other than a Boing Bounce House on the green - should be an awful lot of fun!

In addition, Allison DeSalvo's World of Song will be hosting a YogAmi kids music/exercise activity on the library lawn from 10:30 to 11:15.

MUSIC:

The market musicians will be David Falcone at 9:30 and Folk Fugitive at 11:30.

David is a truly talented finger-style acoustic guitarist/vocalist. His original compositions reflect a unique synthesis of Celtic, traditional, and classical sounds and forms. His gorgeous vocal works are often backed with the intricate details blended from these sources of inspiration.

Based in Philadelphia, Connor Kaufman and Alex Hagendorf together are Folk Fugitive. They are two lads with a strong love of nature, camping, and harmony. They released their debut album late in 2018.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Our featured artist will be Kristin Everham from Henson Handmade, at the market for her first visit. Kristin is, in her own words, an artist, maker, and designer. She specializes in prints and handmade cards for all occasions.

COMMUNITY GROUP:

One community event will be Coffee with State Senator Tim Kearney 10-12, who will be at the market to say hello and answer any questions you might have.

Plus, SRS 5th Graders Supporting Refugees will be at the market! SRS students in Emily Sparks' fifth-grade class spent the spring learning about several current and historical refugee crises while reading Alan Gratz's novel Refugee. After much research and deliberation, they embarked on a service project to raise funds for Save the Children, an organization which helps refugee children and families. Please stop by their market table to learn more about Save the Children and make a donation, read fifth graders' writing about refugee issues, and engage in conversation with students about what we can do to help.

We accept SNAP (food stamps) payments, WIC and senior farmers market vouchers, and FoodBucks, which give recipients $2 to spend on fruits and vegetables for every $5 spent with their SNAP card.

The Swarthmore College OneCard will be accepted every Saturday till the end of the season!

Ample parking on Myers Avenue and in the SEPTA lot, and all meters are free on Saturdays.

Be kind to the planet today and skip the plastic bag! Reusable bags are available at the market table.


A Video About the Market (lovingly produced by Beautiful Social from St. Joseph's University)


As said by a Swarthmore Farmers Market guest, "Tom (Monari) and Sara (Williams) were awesome, and so were the children who danced to their music!"

We love having live music at every market. Come visit us and see all that we have to offer!


Volunteer with us

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The Swarthmore Farmers Market has become a cornerstone of the community.  There are 30 Markets throughout the year that the volunteer staff make happen. Most of our volunteers really enjoy their time at the market. Why? They can take on a role that suits their interests and schedule, they can learn new skills (who doesn't want to know how to set up a 10x10 tent quickly and efficiently without pinching their fingers??), and they are joining a committed group of people who are working hard together to support local farmers, food artisans, musicians, artists, and community groups. 

Volunteers have lots of options: you can sign up for early morning set up duty---7:30-9:30; or an early afternoon break down slot--1:15-2:00; or helping out with the kids' activity, usually from around 9:15 to 12:30. If you'd like to experience the entire day, you can sign up as an Assistant Manager, which goes from 7:30 to 2:00. Sign up for one, several, or whatever role fits your schedule.

All ages welcome! Make it a family affair! The Swarthmore Farmers Market also sponsors the opportunity to earn community service hours for high school and college students.  

Email marketmanager@swarthmorefarmersmarket.org for details. Or don’t delay and sign up today! https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2743235/false#/invitation

Photo courtesy of Andy Shelter Photography

Photo courtesy of Andy Shelter Photography


Newsletter and Social Media

Click on the newsletter signup button (at the very bottom of this page) to get weekly information during the market season on what is fresh, new, and delicious at the Farmers Market! We promise to make it interesting and no more often than once a week, except for an occasional special communication. The 2018 market goes from early May through early December, during which time you will be getting those weekly missives.

Or check out our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our Instagram feed, or our Yelp page if you want to stay in touch or have a conversation with us via other channels. You'll find those opportunities at the very bottom right of this page.

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The Swarthmore Farmers Market is brought to you by Swarthmore Town Center in partnership with Farm to City.