May 5 - December 1
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
FINAL MARKET OF THE YEAR: DECEMBER 1ST
Here's what's happening at this week's market, which will be a festive celebration and the close of a wonderful season!
It's the final Swarthmore College OneCard day for 2018. Come on over, students, and have some great food! Stop by the market tent for info on how to use your cards.
The community group will be the independent Montessori school, The Walden School, which will share information about about their educational offerings.
Another community event and the kids' activity all in one will be making beaded snowflakes led by Mr. Scott from the Swarthmore Public Library.
Also Swarthmore Town Center will be at the market to, among other things, tell people about the Home for the Holidays festivities about to start; and awards will be presented to the winners of the Saturday morning Santa Run!
Once again, we will be collecting hardy fruits and vegetables to be donated to the Bernardine Center in Chester.
Our featured artist is Karen Heenan of Useful & Beautiful Handmade. Karen crafts children's clothing, stuffed animals, accessories and household items from recycled fabrics. Handmade is like organic; people want to buy but can't always afford it. By using recycled textiles, Karen makes handmade affordable. And still beautiful!
The market musicians will be Herb Mondros & Out of Order at 9:30 and the Armour Sisters at 11:30.
Brothers from other mothers, Herb Mondros and Scott Kropnick, on guitar and percussion respectively, with Neil Berg on bass and mellophone, Billy Lott on Harmonica and Mary Cappillino on trumpet, are completely Out of Order. They perform folk and protest music in many venues in and around Swarthmore and Greater Philadelphia.
The Armour Sisters craft original tunes and enjoy creating their own renditions of songs from various eras and genres. Michelle's and Angela's "blood harmonies" will give you the chills; music runs through their veins.
The food truck is Schmear It, which is Philly's first and only food truck serving bagels with your personalized, custom-crafted schmears AND social good! And Schmear It is one of only four trucks that belong to the Healthy Food Truck Initiative.
Our overflowing collection of bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors will be: Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church, Market Day Canele, Melmos Dog Treats, Miikana Woodworking, Paradocx Vineyards, Rafiki Shoppe, Taste of Puebla, Ashbell’s Premium, John & Kira's Chocolate, Neil's Sharpening Service, Nether Providence Soaps, One Village Coffee, Red Brick Craft Distillery, Riverside Blooms (with handmade wreaths), Talula's Table, and first-timer, Toscah Bakery, owned by a Swarthmore College student, who makes delectable biscotti and other desserts.
Among our many regulars, you'll (still) find the following farmers/growers: Beechwood Orchards, Berry Patch Produce, Davidson Exotics, and Ironstone Farm and Creamery.
As always, we accept SNAP (food stamps) payments and FoodBucks, which give recipients $2 to spend on fruits and vegetables for every $5 spent with their SNAP card.
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.
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.
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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