The first Autumn Farmers Market on September 24th: oh, this will be a delightful day!

News you can use…or that we think might be useful!

Our neighbors on Saturday will be none other than the Community Arts Center Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Swarthmore. This will be a wonderful event and, together with the farmers market, will make for a beautifully festive day for celebrating local art, food, and music in downtown Swarthmore. Do come!

The national farmers market competition is over, and we are happy to tell you that we finished in first place in Pennsylvania and 8th in the United States! From the bottom of our farm- and food-lovin’ hearts, we thank you for your support! We will keep on doing everything we can to continue to earn your support this season and beyond. Please keep us posted on what you love about the market and what you would like to see more of. It’s your participation that makes us what we are!

We also wanted to let you know that we are officially a member of Pennsylvania Preferred. This is a program managed by The State Department of Agriculture with a goal of identifying and promoting food and agricultural products grown, produced or processed in Pennsylvania. We are excited to have been accepted as a member and, as you know, are enthusiastic supporters of local food and agriculture!

Food Specialties/Guest Vendors

Viva Empanada will be in the neighborhood and will be serving their delicious and incredibly creative food! This week Travis will cook one of the following for you: Indian Samosa with yellow curry potatoes and kale, BBQ pulled pork with pinto beans and grilled Brussels sprouts, and Chicken chorizo with hot peppers and Oaxaca cheese. Don’t miss out—these empanadas go quickly!

Community/Healthy Living Tables

Oh, we’ve got community for you this Saturday! 

A Few Steps will be providing information and education on energy savings. FitMax Krav Maga will have information on their amazing self-defense programs and will be doing a self-defense demo at 10 AM on the green! The Inn at Swarthmore will be providing information on the Inn and Broad Table Tavern and, once again, will be holding a raffle for a one-night stay and breakfast for two! Congregation Beth Israel will be selling their honey to benefit their social action projects, notably regular meals for the homeless in Upper Darby and their education work with the Chester Eastside group!

Children’s Activity

All kids’ activities will be held at the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, so check with them for fun things to do with your little ones!

Music

Same deal with the music. The Festival musicians will be performing in the Amphitheater, so all of you farmers market goers can soak it all in!

Art

Well, of course—all of the amazing artists and craftspeople (more than 50 of ‘em) will be showing and selling their wares at the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Good Works

This is the last week we will be accepting donations for local animal rescue groups, so please bring what you can to the Market Table. Take a look at the items on this Providence Animal Center wish list for a good idea as to what is needed:http://www.providenceac.org/get-involved/donate/wish-list/.

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Alex Proios mesmerized the crowd last week.

 

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.