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.

May 25th Market

THE LINE UP:

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

Some of our bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors will be:  Macungie Mountain Herb Farm (they had so much fun last Saturday, they're coming right back!), Market Day Canele, Nether Providence Soaps, One Village Coffee (for their first market of 2019), Taste of Puebla, and Waffles for Tourettes. Plus! New Vendor Jersey's own Local 130 Seafood. They offer local or sustainably sourced fish at competitive prices, but with full traceability and honesty.

FOOD TRUCK:

The food truck is Phyllodelphia. They provide the rich flavors of Greek and Mediterranean food served on a mobile platform. Their theme is all about utilizing Phyllo dough, the rich and buttery Greek pastry. Phyllodelphia is the recipient of the BEST OVERALL TRUCK, Judges Choice, PA-NJ Border Brawl 2017.

KIDS ACTIVITY:

The kids' activity will be an opportunity to meet adoptable cats from Kelly's Cats Rescue and Sanctuary.

MUSIC:

The market musicians will be market favorite, Jessica Graae at 9:30 and first-timer, Lisa Chosed at 11:30.

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 terrific 2017 album, Blue Heart!

Philly native and world traveler, Lisa Chosed, is a multi-talented acoustic folk musician and visual artist. You can hear hints of musical influences Kasey Chambers, Fiona Apple, & Alanis Morissette in her beautiful vocal melodies and her unique writing style. She is also influenced by her travels, which gives many of her songs a feeling of wanderlust and adventure. Lisa's debut album is "Fly."

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Our featured artist will be jewelry and glass artist, Claire Tomlinson from Chez Claire.

COMMUNITY GROUP:

Swarthmore Environmental Advisory Council

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. We are excited that OneCard will be starting on June 1 (not in May) and then will be accepted every Saturday till the end of the season.

Ample parking on Myers Avenue and in the SEPTA lot and all meters are free on Saturday’s.

Be kind to the planet today and skip the plastic bag! Re-useable bags are available at the market table.


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.