September 23rd: an amazing market and art party!

Artsy neighbors: as you may have heard, there will be over 60 local artists and crafters right next door to the market on Saturday from 10 AM to 5PM as part of the 15th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. We are excited to share the town center with them and with all of the wonderful merchants in the Ville!

Great kids' activities, music (in the amphitheater), and, of course, artists are all part of the CAC festival, so none of that is happening right at the farmers market. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be a rockin’ market (because it will be)!

Hogface BBQ will be cooking up its delightful barbecue, which will be great for lunch and is also a fundraiser for the Swarthmore Fire Company!

And we’re still all about community:

Come visit the Swarthmore Horticultural Society table. They will be at the market to answer your knotty gardening and planting questions and to tell you all about the October 14th bulb sale, which will be held at the market.

The Swarthmore Co-op will be, once again, selling tickets for the 80th anniversary celebration pig roast in October and will have information on the whys and wherefores of being a Co-op owner.

Visitors will find a wheelbarrow full of biweekly and monthly vendors:

Our bi-weekly vendors include Ashbell's Smokehouse Deli (with some crazy good Smoked Tuna Loin and Spicy Jamaican Jerked Wild Salmon, along with their regular and delicious items like Turkey Pastrami and Turkey Bacon), Summer J Artisan Ice Pops (try their new coffee pops, taking ice coffee to a whole new level), Market Day Canelé, and Rafiki Shoppe (with mango chicken salad, rice w/lentils salad, seafood briowats, and African beef patties).

Hazel and Ash Organics and Neil's Sharpening Service will both be here for their monthly visits, and Holy Myrrh Bearers Church will be on site with their perogies for the first time since August. Get your taste buds ready for specialties like Potato Cheese Perogies, Stuffed Cabbage, and Ukrainian hand-decorated Easter eggs!

As for the regulars…

Greenstreet Coffee will have their incredibly good Fruition blend on hand for the first time this season! It's worth the wait.

Beechwood picked more peaches this week, so plan for some stone fruit on Saturday, keeping in mind it may be the last gasp for them! The opposite is true of apples: you will find up to 15 varieties, including some customer favorites like Apple X, Crimson Crisp, Snowsweet, Melrose, and always Honeycrisp!

Check out Berry Patch for escarole, fairy tale eggplant, yellow potatoes, dandelion greens, and other delights.

Ironstone will bring their amazing fresh chicken along with their other delicious meat and dairy goodies.

Kneehigh will have on hand some lovely watermelon radishes, their beautiful and refreshing komatsuna greens, sweet potatoes, near-the-end heirloom tomatoes, and more.

Looking for an easy, tasty recipe? Try the one below for Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw, adapted from the Kitchn website ( 

Serves 4-6
3 medium kohlrabi, peeled, stems trimmed off, grated
1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded
4 medium carrots, peeled and grated
2 small granny smith apples, grated
1/4 red onion, grated
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro (if desired)
¾ teaspoon salt
Combine the kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, apples, onion, cilantro, and cranberries in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Pour the dressing over the slaw, and mix until fully coated. Chill for several hours before serving.


The sweet music of Hanna Paige.

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