Photo courtesy of Andy Shelter Photography

Photo courtesy of Andy Shelter Photography


Every Saturday

May 5 - December 1

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Here's what's happening at this week's market! 

Saturday November 17th

2 more markets left! November 17th and December 1st!

Our bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors: Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church, Market Day Canele, Melmos Dog Treats (for their first visit to the market!), Miikana Woodworking, Paradocx Vineyards, Saint Benjamin Brewing, Taste of Puebla, and Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup.

FOOD TRUCK:

The food truck is Delaware Two-fer: delicious savory food from Plum Pit, maker of delicious street food, and delectable cupcakes from The Sweetest Rose Cupcake Company. Sweetest Rose was founded in Wilmington by two very artistic sisters with a passion to express their creativity through baking.

COMMUNITY:

One community visitor will be Swarthmore Town Center. They will be signing people up for the Santa 5K Run/Walk and will be letting people know all about the fun and frolic to be had on Home for the Holidays!

Once again, we will be collecting hardy fruits and vegetables to be donated to the Bernardine Center in Chester.

KIDS ACTIVITY:

The kids' activity will be will be writing holiday letters to soldiers overseas.

ARTIST:

Our featured artist is textile artist Tannei Casey of Tannei Casey Handmade .

MUSICIANS:

The market musicians will be Matt Wegner at 9:30 and John Bickel at 11:30.

Hailing from Lancaster county's rich pastures of plenty, Matt, a young multi-instrumentalist, plays old-time traditional songs of our land as well as the songs of musical revolutionaries such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie and Townes van Zandt. Songs are delivered honestly and acoustically. 

John is an extraordinary keyboardist and singer! John and the Bickel Brothers Band boast a unique blend of musical influences which all come together into a sonic jambalaya every time they hit the stage (or the blacktop...).

FOOD ACCESS:

The market is proud to accept SNAP (EBT/ACCESS) payments, along with Food Bucks, an amazing program from The Food Trust that allows SNAP customers to get $2 in Food Bucks to spend on fruits and vegetables for every $5 in SNAP purchases. 

We are also delighted to accept WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers, which provide WIC recipients and low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers in Pennsylvania.

December 1st is our next (and last of the season) Swarthmore College One Card Saturday. Students should stop by the market tent for info on how to use their cards to get fresh food!

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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