Swank Specialty Produce Opens Farmer’s Market And Plans Swank Table Events

Jodi and Darrin Swank. Image courtesy Papp Photo

Celebrating Florida’s diverse agriculture, Swank Specialty Produce kicked off its abundant Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Oct. 2. The market will take place every Saturday through June from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring farm-fresh lettuces, vegetables, herbs and wildflower bouquets from Swank Farm, along with live music from Mitch Herrick and fantastic goods from 25 local vendors. Guests can shop outdoors under Swank Farm’s 8,500-square-foot open-air pole barn rain or shine and enjoy free and convenient parking.

Stop by to stock up for the week, nibble on a breakfast sandwich from Uprooted Catering or barbecue from Tropical Smokehouse, or savor a cup of coffee and a pastry.

Swank Farms has also revealed the schedule for the upcoming Swank Table series featuring 12 events kicking off Dec. 12 with a Gauchos Asados Argentine Barbecue. There are several new events this year, including a Tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Venetian masquerade, a CBD dinner, and celebrations of Caribbean culture and street food.

Each Swank Table event unites the area’s top chefs, mixologists and brewers for an unforgettable multi-course plated dinner benefiting a local charity. After enjoying a welcome bite and cocktails from Sweetwater, guests are invited to participate in a tour of the hydroponic grow houses led by Darrin Swank, or simply wander around the fields to see a true farm in action before taking their seats in the pole barn.

Live music from South Florida’s favorite musicians fills the space during a memorable evening where guests leave feeling like family. The all-inclusive, all-local dinners incorporate products from partner farms and purveyors, craft brews, wine pairings, cocktails and, of course, plenty of delicious just-picked Swank Farm vegetables and herbs. Returning this year is talented chef Emerson Frisbie as chef liaison on the farm.

For guests seeking a more intimate experience, the Swanks open their home for a series of Swank Cooking Shows featuring fun and flavorful cooking demonstrations by Chef Dean James Max, followed by a three-course meal.

Tickets for all of the events are on sale now.

Founded by Jodi and Darrin Swank, Swank Specialty Produce is a hydroponic farm that has become regionally famous for its 350 varieties of pesticide-free vegetables, edible flowers and micro-greens. Swank Specialty Produce in located at 14311 North Road. For more info., visit www.swankspecialtyproduce.com.