It’s Market Time again! See you May 19th, 9:30 to 1:30
SNAP and Food Bucks! Don't forget that we welcome SNAP (EBT/ACCESS) payments, along with something new this year: Food Bucks! Food Bucks is a terrific program sponsored by The Food Trust that allows SNAP customers to get $2 in Food Bucks for every $5 in SNAP purchases and to use those Food Bucks on fruits and vegetables at the market.
For the kids! The kids' activity will be a big Boing Bouncy House on the green!
Great art! Our featured artist is Dawn Gomeau of Dawn's Original Collars. She creates fashion dog collars made in seasonal, holiday, cancer awareness, military, and general doggie-themed fabrics. Hmmm, might there be a canine fashion show in our future?
Our musicians are Matt Wenger at 9:30 and Elijah Tucker at 11:30, two terrific guitarist-crooners. Matt is a young multi-instrumentalist and singer who plays old-time traditional songs of our land as well as the songs of musical revolutionaries. Elijah is a Swarthmore-bred Brooklynite who writes, plays, and sings music that is at once sophisticated and down home and that might be called “Rock ‘n’ Soul.”
Fantastic food truck! The food truck is a first time visitor to our market, University City-based Schmear It, with great bagels and savory and sweet schmears!
The wonderful Hedgerow Theater will have a table at the market and will be providing information about their summer programs and educational opportunities.
Jeanna from Swarthmore’s Pilates Connexion will also set up a tent at the market and will be raffling off a New Client Package for all that stop by. Visit her to see some photos and videos of their classes, with lots of information about each class. A variety of socks with grips will be available for purchase (cash or check).
A sizable bunch of our delightful bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors will be on site, including Holy Myrrh-Bearers Pierogies (along with their Hot Czar Nikolas II Ukrainian tea and fruit crumble cake), Market Day Canele, Paradocx Vineyards, Pour Richard's Coffee, Saint Benjamin Brewing, Taste of Puebla, Waffles for Tourettes, and Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup!
Last Saturday’s guest vendor, Talula's Table, had such a fun time, they are coming back again this Saturday!
The blossoming of a new vendor! We’re very excited that a local flower grower, Riverside Blooms, will be joining us for the first time. Riverside is a Lancaster County micro-flower farm that provides fresh, locally-grown flowers using sustainable growing practices. We’re thrilled that Marci from Riverside will be at the market from now through the rest of the season.
Happy to report that Ironstone Creamery & Farm will be bringing fresh chicken, as well as home churned ice cream for the first time (if you haven't tried it, their butter is as sweet and rich as ice cream, so just imagine how good their ice cream will be!).
Whiskey Hollow will be well stocked with all of your favorites, including maple cream, which may not have visited Swarthmore before. Mmmm.
Taste of Puebla will bring their delicious, just-made Hot Tamales. Plus their Taco Kit (with 2 lbs. of seasoned meat, fresh onions. tomatoes thyme, salt, and chicken broth). Not to forget their guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa fresca, corn chips, and their traditional mole poblano.
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!)
Volunteers still wanted!
We can always use another volunteer or 2 or 10! 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.
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A Video About the Market (lovingly produced by Beautiful Social from St. Joseph's University)
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