Every Saturday

May 11 - December 7

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

THE Saturday Morning food, art, and community gathering place!

The market includes a great variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly local food vendors and a rotation of live performers, kids’ crafts, artists, food trucks, and special community and healthy living events.

July 20th Market NOTE THE MARKET WILL CLOSE AT NOON THIS WEEK DUE TO THE HEAT

THE LINE UP:

Check out our growers! Kneehigh Farm, Beechwood Orchards, Berry Patch Produce, Ironstone Creamery, Linden Dale Farm, Riverside Blooms, and Davidson Mushrooms.


Our amazing collection of bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors will be: Cocco's Gelateria, One Village Coffee, Talula's Table, Taste of Puebla, The Pasta Lab, Waffles for Tourette, and Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup.

KIDS ACTIVITY:
Xscape The Room - Media, PA is cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date.

MUSIC:

The market musicians will be the extremely talented, Jessica Graae.

Winner of WSTW's Hometown Heroes Best Female Solo Artist, Jessica Graae blends her folk-rock style and classical training to create haunting, soulful songs. Her “evocative, lush, and exquisite” vocals are accompanied by “elegant and impressive guitar playing." While you’re at it, check out her wonderful 2017 album, Blue Heart!

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Our featured artist will be Heather Femine from A Heather Bag. Come for her beautiful, handcrafted bags. When Heather sets out to create her bags, she gathers up her fabrics and spreads them out on a large surface and starts mixing and matching them. It all seems chaotic at first, but the blends quickly start making sense, and the results are stunning bags. She mostly uses reclaimed fabrics, fabric samples and remnants of discontinued fabrics.

COMMUNITY GROUP:

The community group will be The Inn at Swarthmore. The team from the Inn will be handing out information about The Inn, a chance to win a gift card to The Broad Table Tavern and Chef will be making: Crostini with roasted butternut squash, candied pecans, fontina cheese.

We accept SNAP (food stamps) payments, WIC and senior farmers market vouchers, and FoodBucks, which give recipients $2 to spend on fruits and vegetables for every $5 spent with their SNAP card.

The Swarthmore College OneCard will be accepted every Saturday!

Please be a good neighbor to our neighbors and park on Myers Avenue or in the SEPTA lot, and avoid parking in front of businesses on Park Avenue, Dartmouth Avenue and S. Chester Road. Our local businesses rely on those spots for their Saturday patrons. Note that all parking (including the SEPTA lot) is free on Saturday’s.

We hope you enjoy the opportunity to walk around “The ‘Ville” of Swarthmore and discover some great restaurants and stores you might not have seen before!

Be kind to the planet today and skip the plastic bag! Reusable bags and bottles for purchase are available at the market table, as well as our leave one/take one bag library!


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!


Volunteer with us

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The Swarthmore Farmers Market has become a cornerstone of the community.  There are 30 Markets throughout the year that the volunteer staff make happen. 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.

All ages welcome! Make it a family affair! The Swarthmore Farmers Market also sponsors the opportunity to earn community service hours for high school and college students.  

Email marketmanager@swarthmorefarmersmarket.org for details. Or don’t delay and sign up today! https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2743235/false#/invitation

Photo courtesy of Andy Shelter Photography

Photo courtesy of Andy Shelter Photography


Newsletter and Social Media

Click on the newsletter signup button (at the very bottom of this page) to get weekly information during the market season on what is fresh, new, and delicious at the Farmers Market! We promise to make it interesting and no more often than once a week, except for an occasional special communication. The 2018 market goes from early May through early December, during which time you will be getting those weekly missives.

Or check out our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our Instagram feed, or our Yelp page if you want to stay in touch or have a conversation with us via other channels. You'll find those opportunities at the very bottom right of this page.

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The Swarthmore Farmers Market is brought to you by Swarthmore Town Center in partnership with Farm to City.