Thank you for our over 2400 votes that landed the Swarthmore Farmers Market #1 in PA and #2 in the USA in the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration.
Thank you to our voters, visitors, vendors, and countless cheerleaders who helped us get this acclaimed title.
We will continue to focus on Farmers, provide healthy food for all, be a pillar in the community and continue work to be a Champion of the Environment because YOU inspire us to be #1 in our community every week.
May 5 - December 1
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Here's what's happening at this week's market!
Saturday October 20th
SPECIAL VENDOR NOTES:
Our bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional boatload of vendors: Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church Pierogies, Market Day Canele, Neil's Sharpening Service, Paradocx Vineyards, Saint Benjamin Brewing, Summer J. Artisan Ice Pops, Talula's Table, Taste of Puebla, Waffles for Tourettes, and Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup.
And don't forget our amazing weekly regulars: Beechwood Orchards, Berry Patch Produce, Big Sky Bakery, Davidson Exotics, Firehouse Donuts, Good Spoon Foods, and Kneehigh Farm.
The kids activity will be making yarn pumpkins! It's October, so it's time to get your early Halloween on!
Our featured artist is Claire Tomlinson from La Vie En Bijoux. Recently, Claire's passions of being outside and making things have led her to the world of bead weaving and jewelry making. Her current inspiration comes from her time spent in France. Her materials of choice are seed beads (the smaller the better), color pigment, shards of glass, tiny gemstones, paint and oil.
Musicians will be Angela Armour at 9:30, as well as John Bickel at 11:30.
Angela (a.k.a. Ayako Flow) is a musician and performing artist based in the outskirts of Philadelphia. She writes original tunes and also enjoys creating her own renditions of songs, drawing from various genres. In addition to playing music, she likes free-form writing (poetry,) and loves accompanying musicians with her funky, improvised hoop-dancing and flow arts practice. Her goal is to start recording and create an album sometime in the near future.
John is an extraordinary keyboardist and singer. John and the Bickel Brothers Band boasts a unique blend of musical influences which all come together into a sonic jambalaya every time they hit the stage.
Obsidian Eats, vegan soul food from Philly.
The market is proud to accept SNAP (EBT/ACCESS) payments, along with Food Bucks, an amazing program from The Food Trust that allows SNAP customers to get $2 in Food Bucks to spend on fruits and vegetables for every $5 in SNAP purchases.
We are also delighted to accept WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers, which provide WIC recipients and low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers in Pennsylvania.
The next date for the Swarthmore College OneCard is November 3rd. Students can stop by the market table for info!
A reminder that the most convenient and free parking for the market is available on Myers Avenue (behind the Swarthmore Co-op along the train tracks) and in the SEPTA lot.
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!
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