The 10/14 market: celebrating National Farmers Day, great food, and a wonderful community!

It's a SNAP! We are excited to let you know that we now accept SNAP (EBT/ACCESS) payments, as well as WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers. This is core to our mission of ensuring better access to fresh food for everyone.

Plenty for the kids to do…

One thing is a 45 minute Pilates class from 11:15 to noon run by The Pilates Connexion owner, Jeanna, geared just for kids! Your youngsters will breathe, stretch and strengthen muscles of their core in a fun setting with kids’ favorite music! Parents are welcome to join in with their kids. Class will be held on the green (right next to the lot), so bring a beach towel or mat. Limited mats will be provided.

Another is a perfect market activity: making treats using yummy fruits and vegetables from our wonderful market vendors right at the kids table.

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A Swarthmore favorite truck, mais oui! Bonjour Crêperie will be on site for their monthly visit with their wonderful crêpes.

Music! This Saturday, come by and take in JoAnn Morrell at 9:30 and David Falcone at 11:30.

JoAnn, from Fleetwood, PA, wears many musical hats:  songwriter, bandleader, duo partner and kirtan artist.  She plays guitar, bass and piano and writes many of the songs that her band, Rhythm Road, performs (including on their album, Rhythm to Burn). She has wide-ranging tastes in music, and every show always includes an eclectic and tasty array of cover songs. With every musical configuration, she exercises different musical muscles, keeping everything interesting and helping her grow as a musician. JoAnn also performs in a duo, Blue Picket Fence.

David is an amazing finger-style acoustic guitarist/vocalist. Per Rambles Cultural Magazine, “David is a wonderful guitarist whose playing equals and often surpasses many better-known fingerstyle artists. His deft touch pulls stories from the strings in wordless tales of inspired nuance, shifting rhythms and tempos -- all with flawless accuracy and a soulful feel." 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. David’s albums include Behind Your Eyes and Secrets of Sherwood.

Welcome back Sylvia Starlight with her beautifully crafted toys that encourage creative storytelling. As Ellen says, “I love a good story and I am an avid reader. The creations I make are inspired by the richness of creative thought. I want to provide you with a tangible item that can expand your imagination and encourage vibrant story telling. I started making toys for my children and it became a passion…I adore working in natural materials such as wood and wool. As a mother, it is important to me that my family stays in touch with nature that we explore, create, learn and develop in rhythm with seasons.”

And, yes, we’ve got some really special activities:

The Positronic Panthers Robotics team from Strath Haven High School will be at the market with a cool robot designed to pick up gears, shoot balls, and climb up a rope at the end of a game.

The Swarthmore Horticultural Society Bulb Sale is on and at the market. Light up your garden with some beautiful bulbs!

The Swarthmore Fire Company will be holding its annual Bike Sale at the market as well. Come support the fire company and find yourself a great bicycle!

Our bi-weekly and monthly vendors include Crisp Pickles, Oma Herbal Teas, Summer J Artisan Ice Pops, Taste of Puebla, and Waffles for Tourettes.

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Some vendor things of note:

Beechwood is picking Granny Smith, Stayman, Early Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Cameo apples this week – meaning you’ll get to take those, and plenty of other crisp delights, home!

Oma Herbal Teas will have a limited quantity of freshly harvested baby ginger (mmmm...) for sale as well as some brand new tinctures this week.

Taste of Puebla will be coming in with their full line of homemade products. Like Guacamole, 8 oz. and 16 oz., Pico de Gallo, Salsa Fresca, Corn Chips, and – alert! – a Taco Kit. The taco kit includes: 2 lbs. of Pulled Pork or Chicken, 8 oz. Guacamole, 8 oz. Salsa Fresca, Cilantro, Onions and 16 Corn tortillas. They will also be offering Mole Poblano, Mexican Rice and Corn Tortillas, Dinner for two for $14.00. Plus samples galore, don't you know!

Ironstone says that sweet Italian sausages are back in stock!  And look for frozen whole chickens along with pork chops and roasts.

Berry Patch will have small fall decorative gourds available. While you’re at it, the greens are great, along with butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and fresh lima beans.

Reminder that convenient parking is always available nearby on Myers Avenue and in the SEPTA lot (and no need to feed the meters on Saturday!).


 

The sweet music of Hanna Paige.


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The Swarthmore Farmers Market is brought to you by Swarthmore Town Center in partnership with Farm to City with special thanks to The Swarthmore Centennial Foundation for their generous support.