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Collingswood SAT MAY 18

Collingswood SAT MAY 18

Picture Perfect.

Seasonal temperatures that climb to 70 by noon. Cloudy but dry. Light breeze. Clouds in a perfect blue sky. Cows are happy. Shoppers are plentiful.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 18

WeatherMAY18


Site Plan for SAT MAY 18

MAY 18 CHEESE


 

A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Central Cafe 

Short Crepe

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 11

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Sandwich

LOST BREAD CO (SERVING SUGGESTION)

Collingswood Section­­­. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 18

For Blast

ANDREW ERACE (YES, YOU KNOW HIM FROM WHYY’S “MOVERS AND MAKERS”)

Start a shopping list!

  • GREEN AISLE GROCERY
    —Yes, you DO recognize Andrew Erace from his WHYY TV show “Movers and Makers.” He’s back this week with his delectable pickles, nut butters, and seasonal favorites. (The show airs Thursdays 9pm and Sundays 10:30am)

Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata  (Salt Jar)
Asparagus Frittata

Frittata

ASPARAGUS FENNEL PROSCIUTTO FRITTATA (EASIER TO MAKE THAN TO SAY)

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Using local asparagus from Viereck Farms, Sarah made the executive decision to pair it with fennel and prosciutto to make this delectable frittata (a crustless unturned egg dish, think half-omelette, half-quiche). Fennel is plentiful this week at the Flaim, Buzby, Formisano, Savoie, and Muth tables, and you know where to get your eggs at the Market. Follow the link to step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos.
https://saltjar.com/prosciutto-fennel-and-asparagus-frittata/

 


For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws New Jersey

Miles

MILES NEEDS TO LIVE WITH YOU

IN THE DOG TENT

4 PAWS NEW JERSEY.

The wonderful people of 4 PAWS NEW JERSEY will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. 4 PAWS is an all-breed dog rescue committed to matching dogs in need with caring, devoted families. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Miles, a 2-1/2 year old male mixed-breed charmer.

http://4pawsdogrescue.org/our-adoptable-dogs/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 18

Marc&Dave

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

DAVE KELLY under the Music Tent / MARC SENGIN on the West Stage.  You can’t go wrong for music this week at the Market. Marc sings your sing-along favorites from the 60s and 70s (mostly), and Dave makes the stringed things sing. Music on both stages starts at 9am. Grab a treat, take a seat.


For the Art Lovers

Lineup

FEATURED ARTIST. BRUCE PALESE (Scribble Stix). Woodcraft gifts. Scribble Stix is a line of eco-friendly, fun-face gifts handcrafted from twigs and branches. Whimsical, fun, irresistible, and priced to make both you and your recipient happy.

scribblestix.com
facebook.com/scribblestix
etsy.com/scribblestix


For the Good of All

  1. Collingswood Area Resource Exchange. The popular facebook program gives area residents a way to exchange valuable but no longer wanted items FOR FREE. No money changes hands. No trades are required. Donors can bring items to the tent at any time. “Shoppers” are free to take anything that interests them. In front of Perkins. https://www.facebook.com/events/608758026306248/
  2. Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand at their Helpline table (in the BID section) to offer planting, gardening, soil modification, pest control advice free of charge.
  3. Lourdes Wellness / Oaklyn Food Pantry will be in the Market for their first-of-the-season Buy 2 Give 1 food drive to benefit our food-vulnerable neighbors.
  4. Get Out The Vote Collingswood Progressive Democrats will promote the benefits of voting in the upcoming primary. They come prepared with registration forms and guidelines for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania voters.

Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 11

Picture Perfect.

Crisp temperatures that climb to the mid-60s by noon. Cloudy but dry. Could be breezy with winds to 11mph. Bring your weights and bungees.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 11

Weather MAY 11


Site Plan for SAT MAY 11

Site Plan SAT MAY 11 Pickles


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Central Cafe 

Short Crepe

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 11

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Empanadas

Collingswood Section­­­. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


 

Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 11

Herb Soap

HERB SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP

Start a shopping list!

  • Woof and Whiskers
    —The treats are human-grade, gluten-free, some are even vegan! Good for you and your pet.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolate.
    —Local favorite chocolate-maker uses herbs and flavors from local farms and food producers. (Hint: Mom loves their stuff!)
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Mom loves pretty; these handmade soaps are really pretty. (We’re here to help.)

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Skillet Asparagus

Skillet Asparagus

SKILLET ASPARAGUS

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). We’ve been blessed already with a beautiful early crop of fresh asparagus from several vendors at the Market including Springdale Farms, and Viereck Farms. Susan prefers the skinny stalks, but choose the size you like and prepare it simply, as she does, with butter from Hillacres Pride or ramp butter from Green Aisle Grocery, using her step-by-step instructions, guided by photos that make the mouth water. (A lidded-skillet is the secret.) https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/simple-skillet-asparagus/

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef)
Asparagus Feta Ricotta Tomato Tart

Asparagus Tart

MOTHER’S DAY ASPARAGUS FETA RICOTTA TOMATO TART

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef). Using local asparagus from Viereck Farms, Feta and Ricotta cheeses from Hillacres Pride, and local hot house tomatoes from one of several Market vendors, as Denine did, you too can make this rustic tart for Mom’s Mother’s Day brunch. Click through to Denine’s blog for the recipe, for beautiful step-by-step photo instructions, and—as a bonus!—a how-to for making a nifty vodka and fresh veggie cocktail to add extra festivity to your festivities. All that and a slide show of Opening Day!

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/05/mothers-day-bruch-asparagus-feta.html

 


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4Ward

Promise

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE PROMISE

IN THE DOG TENT

Paw It 4ward.

The wonderful people of Paw It 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Promise! A spunky, smart and playful 3-year-old 65-pound pup! Promise would make an awesome jogging buddy! She is house- and crate-trained, knows all her manners and will be a great snuggle. She would do best in a home as the only pet but is dog-social.

http://www.pawit4wardfoundation.com/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 11

TrioNovaCaruso

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by guitar virtuosos. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam and Jacquie. We don’t have a picture of Jacquie, but if you were lucky enough to catch her performance last season, you know how well she and Sam work together as a team. Catch them live 9am-noon.


For the Art Lovers

Bird Frame

EVELYN TAYLOR DESIGNS FRAMED CERAMICS

FEATURED ARTIST. EVELYN BONNER (Evelyn Taylor Designs). Ceramics. Decorative ceramics handmade in Collingswood NJ. Inspired by nature, and vintage whimsy, our pieces put a smile on your face and brighten any room in your home. We also create a wide array of New Jersey-themed items. Check us out at

www.facebook.com/evelyntaylordesigns

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EvelynTaylorDesigns


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 04

Chance of Showers.

We won’t let it dampen our enthusiasm, but the long-term forecast includes a likelihood of showers during setup. Comfortable temperatures in the 60s, to 70 by noon.

Chance of Showers


Official forecast for SAT MAY 04

Weather MAY 04


Site Plan for SAT MAY 04

OPENING WEEK SITE PLAN

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. El Sitio Grill will join Revolution Roasters to create the West End Cafe. Sara’s Produce and Villa Barone Restaurant will be joined by other local businesses and sponsors throughout the season. 

Livestock Farms Area: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, goats for their milk, and bison. 


SITE PLAN REVISED FOR PARKED CAR

Site Plan Parked Car SAT MAY 04


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast

Bring your own reusable bags to the Market, of course. Or buy another one at the Friends of the Farmers’ Market tent in the middle of the Market. Or pick up some reusable paper bags for pocket change. But even with all that preparation, you’ll still want to separate your blueberries from your watermelon. If you need a plastic bag for that, we get it. BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK. Vendors have been instructed to provide plastic bags ONLY UPON REQUEST


New Sustainability Vendor

Compost Worms

Our brand new vendors, Red Oak Permaculture, are all about sustainability. They’re your go-to source for information and supplies to help keep your garden and your profile green. They make compost, sell compost, will help you make compost, will sell you the worms to make compost for you. They also start plants from shoots and will make it easy for you to do the same. Need examples? They’ve got elderberry, Nanking cherry, current, and gooseberry cuttings.


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Brand New Cafe Space

Coffee Flight

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 04

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Pan De Yuca

Introducing the WEST END CAFÉ!

Collingswood Section­­­. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Introducing the West End Café

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill will team up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (while the owners of the Constellation Collective concentrate on expanding their Haddon Avenue operation). Revolution will handle the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio will check in with fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats).

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, usually ciabatta loaves, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for bananas and mangoes.

Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 04

Nut Butters

LOADED WITH NUT BUTTERS

Start a shopping list!

  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Local favorite Cheese, Etc. has always proudly incorporated Jersey Fresh farm products into their delightful spreads. Stop by to see what they’re featuring this week.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Knowhere Farm
    —We love them for their soaps, made from the milk of their own farm goats. They’re also lovely people. But to be honest, the scene-stealers are the wonderful kids they bring to the Market. Come buy some soap and take a selfie with a goat.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Hillacres Pride Sirloin Bites

Sirloin Bites

SIRLOIN BITES FROM HILLACRES PRIDE

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). While we all wait impatiently for the best of the early spring vegetables, strawberries, and asparagus, there are plenty of Market items to savor and enjoy. Susan found a way to marinate and prep her sirloin from Hillacres Pride when the weather wasn’t right for grilling. Find more beautiful photos and the marinade recipe at her blog, and welcome to another season of Blog posts! https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/sirloin-steak-bites/


For the Animal Lovers
Live Goats at the east end (Perkins Art Center)

LIVE GUESTS FROM KNOWHERE FARM

They can be milked, which can be made into soap, which can be brought to Market. Buy some soap and take a selfie with an adorable young goat.

New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA):

Bully Breeds

LILO’S PROMISE BULLY BREEDS

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

Come pick up your Official Market Leash this Saturday at the Dog Tent in the middle of the Market. It’s good for the whole season. In fact, it’s good for as long as we have an Official Market Leash program!

This week, wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, explaining the Dog Behavior Guidelines, and handling the leashes. They have remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense and they’ll introduce you to adoption possibilities.

Lilo’s Promise is always in need of Bully-Tough Toys to keep their special friends occupied. Bring one to donate or click through to their Amazon Wish List.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 04

CamilleAndTrioNova

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Camille Peruto. Bittersweet songs of heartbreak and hope from a beautiful young vocalist, guitar player, and songwriter who can cover Beyonce and Taylor Swift or tug at your heart with her own original songs.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by guitar virtuosos. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio.

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For the Art Lovers

Earrings

FEATURED ARTIST. MARGEAUX BERNHARD (Proud Mary Designs). Jewelry.  (Gypsy Art). Margeaux is the designer and owner of Proud Mary Designs. Her ultra lightweight earrings, handcrafted from polymer clay with gold and silver components, are clean, modern, trendy, fun, colorful, and affordable! Margeaux is a proud Collingswood resident and co-leader of Makers Club, whose attendees leave monthly meetings with completed projects! Check it out at makersclubmakers.com

https://www.facebook.com/proudmarydesigns


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 17

Weather Forecast.

Boy, do we deserve this one! Sunny. Temps approaching 50. No chance of rain. And, for the first Saturday in awhile, breezes will be light instead of frightening.

CowsInSun


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather NOV 17


Siteplan for SAT NOV 17

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Plus we have our favorite Guest Vendors one last time. Chocolate! Preserves! Microgreens! Cheese Spreads! Things will be hectic during setup.

Last one of the season, and it will be sunny and mild! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Siteplan NOV 17A


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 17

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PIZZA ON THE PREMISES FROM VILLA BARONE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads and recently pizza from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 10

Gift Box

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this for some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — Incredibly tasty and nutritious tiny little greens with so much flavor they’re taste components not just garnishes.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cass provide text from your “What’s Fresh!” outreach.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Cass provide text from your “What’s Fresh!” outreach.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Broccoli Soup

MAKE ENOUGH BROCCOLI SOUP AND YOU’LL HAVE LEFTOVERS!

ABUNDANT BROCCOLI SOUP

It’s broccoli from Fruitwood Farm, AND from Muth Organic Farm, AND from Springdale Farm! Plus some butter from Hillacres Pride, leeks from Fruitwood, Formisano Farm, and Flaim Farm, celery from Flaim and Formisano, garlic from Savoie Organic Farm, a little milk, a little stock, an immersion blender, and VOILA! Buy your broccoli by the bunch or by the bag this week and put up enough to save for the long cold lonely winter without a Farmers’ Market to warm you. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the recipe and complete preparation guide.

Denine Gorniak
The Bicycle-Chef

Pumpkin Souffle

PUMPKIN SOUFFLE WITH GINGERSNAP DUST (IT’S A DECONSTRUCTED PUMPKIN PIE!)

PUMPKIN SOUFFLE WITH GINGERSNAP DUST

Of course, we’ll want you to be starting with a winter squash from a Market vendor, so check in with Flaim Farms, Formisano Farms, Springdale Farm, Savoie Organic, Muth Organic, or Fruitwood Farm about the best squash for making a “pumpkin” pie. Then, follow the link to Denine’s blog for instructions on how to produce these clever “deconstructed,” lighter, healthier versions of everybody’s favorite go-to Thanksgiving dessert.

Stef Perna
treatbelly

Winter Squashes

WINTER SQUASHES—COLLECT THEM ALL!

Stef has tried every variety of winter squash from Savoie Organic Farm. The Blue Hubbard, Red Kuri, Delicata, Sweet Dumpling, Acorn, Butternut, and Candy Roaster: each has its particular qualities. She uses the Red Kuri for her signature Thanksgiving Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, but roasted until fork tender, they’re all delicious without additional seasonings or flavors. Follow the link to Stef’s blog for a total of 21 recipes including one for how to eat the seeds!


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2018

For the final three weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!

BOOKED FOR SAT NOV 17
Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry

Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing

Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs

Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items

Evelyn Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics

Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry

Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows

Lisa Confora / Nature’s Energy / Ceramics

Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics

Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Jewelry

Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics

Laura Mack & Carole Giegerich / Sweet Succulent Creations

Fred Chase / Fred Chase Woodcraft / Woodcraft

Barry & Dixie Buck / Linen and Spoon / Handcarved Wood

Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry

Jody Kovy & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products

Dot Pakstis / Dorothy Claire / Crystal Jewelry

Rachel Del Rossi / Charming Notes / Notepads

Sally Weinberg / Textiil / Textiles

Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood

Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Jewelry


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

Collingswood SAT NOV 10

Weather Forecast.

Sunny. Temps in the 40s. Winds picking up to 20mph by noon.

CowsInSun


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather NOV 10


Siteplan for SAT NOV 10

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Things will be hectic during setup. (I’ll keep my sense of humor if you do!)

Only 2 to go! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Siteplan NOV 10C


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 10

Scrumptious

SCRUMPTIOUSNESS FROM THE CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads and recently pizza from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 10

Gift Box

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this for some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — Incredibly tasty and nutritious tiny little greens with so much flavor they’re taste components not just garnishes.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cass provide text from your “What’s Fresh!” outreach.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Cass provide text from your “What’s Fresh!” outreach.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Squash Pocket Scone

SQUASH POCKET SCONE

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs).
Squash Pocket Scone

Ricotta cheese and mascarpone; cinnamon, ginger and sugar; egg, butter and flour; and the special Market ingredient: winter squash puree from one of several farm vendors this week. Judging by the color of the filling here, we’re looking at a butternut. But you get to choose. It’s your scone! Follow the link for recipe, complete instructions, and more beautiful photographs (plus insights into the Mauer Lynch family!). https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/squash-pocket-scones/


In the Dog Tent
Voorhees Animal Orphanage

Forest

ADOPTABLE FOREST

Voorhees Animal Orphanage.

The wonderful people of the Voorhees Animal Orphanage will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. We don’t know who they’ll bring, but we’d like to meet Forest, a 9-year-old Chi mix who is absolutely adorable! He is a sweet little low-energy guy who prefers napping in the sun. His perfect home would be with a retired person and a little yard of his own. Ask about Forest and many other adoptable animals at the Dog Tent.


 

For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

HH2018Logo

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2018

For the final three weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!

BOOKED FOR SAT NOV 10
Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry

Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing

Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs

Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items

Evelyn Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics

Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry

Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows

Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics

Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Jewelry

Laura Mack & Carole Giegerich / Sweet Succulent Creations

Barry & Dixie Buck / Linen and Spoon / Handcarved Wood

Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry

Jody Kovy & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products

Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood

Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton

Lisa Confora / Nature’s Energy / Ceramics

Katherine Cheetham / Select 10 / Glass

Fred Chase / Fred Chase Woodcraft / Wood

Heidi Barr / Kitchen Garden Series / Kitchen Textiles

Magdalena Boufal-Nistico / Mekunia / Leather Accessories


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 03

Cloudy, small chance of showers.

Temps start and stay in the 50s from the opening cowbell to the closing cowbell. Breezes pick up to a worrisome 18mph during breakdown, so tent weights will be essential. 

Wet Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather NOV 03


Siteplan for SAT NOV 03

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Things will be hectic during setup. (I’ll keep my sense of humor if you do!)

Only 3 to go! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Siteplan NOV 03B


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 03Scrumptious

SCRUMPTIOUSNESS FROM THE CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads and recently pizza from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 03

Andrew

ANDREW ERACE OF GREEN AISLE GROCERY

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Woof and Whiskers
    —In addition to her immensely popular and thoroughly nutritious biscuit treats, Melanie will debut her Woof and Whiskers labeled CBD oil for pets (pain killer, anxiety reliever, anti-emetic). You already know the benefits. Now you know where you can get it from a trusted source.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Winter Squash Snack Cake

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs).
“What to do with all that Squash!”

If you’ve been following Susan’s posts from the Market, you know she’s a tireless patron of our Jersey Fresh farms and reliable for her real-world recipes. If you’re not a fan, where have you been!? This week she’ll tell you how to bake, roast, and make fries of your winter squash; how to turn it into soup, even how to pretend you care about nutrition when what you really want is a tasty snack cake! Follow the link https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/winter-squash/

 


In the Dog Tent
Animal Welfare Association

Paul

SUPER COOL ADOPTABLE PAUL

Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey (AWANJ)

The wonderful people of AWANJ will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet Paul, a 2-and-a-half-year-old pointer mix who, with a bundle of energy, considers himself “the life of the party.” Come and meet the AWANJ team, and perhaps a new member of the family, at the Dog Tent.


No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

HH2018Logo

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2018

For the final three weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!

BOOKED FOR SAT NOV 03

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry

Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing

Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs

Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items

Evelyn Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics

Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry

Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows

Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics

Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Jewelry

Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics

Laura Mack & Carole Giegerich / Sweet Succulent Creations

Barry & Dixie Buck / Linen and Spoon / Handcarved Wood

Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry

Carolyn Jones / Sleepy Cat Jewelry / Metal Jewelry

Jody Kovy & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products

Dot Pakstis / Dorothy Claire / Crystal Jewelry

Bridget Briscione / Bridget Briscione Ceramics / Ceramics

Sally Weinberg / Textiil / Textiles

Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood

Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Handmade Holidays 2018

Hello, Vendors, Artists, Crafters, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!

Handmade Holidays

Welcome Artists and Crafters. We’re delighted to host you for the 2018 Handmade Holidays event at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.

Whether you’re a Market veteran or a Market rookie, these instructions will help insure a smooth arrival and setup during what can be a hectic hour. You’ll be moving into a Market that is already well established, joining dozens of vendors with their own customary locations, setup procedures, and traffic patterns.

Do not assume that you can arrive when you like and drive into the Market to set up. Take it easy, stay aware, and remember you are a guest.

Site Plans for All 3 Saturdays

Study your location

  • Below you will find siteplans for ALL 3 November Saturdays.
  • If you’re booked for more than one Saturday, you will not have to change places.
Arrive very early

  • The first farm vendors arrive at 6am. You are welcome to arrive with them.
  • Arrive no later than 7am. You need to be ready to sell at 8am.
  • David will be on site wearing red sweatshirt and/or jacket and a Market cap.
  • Find David or text him to let him know you’ve arrived.
  • Text, don’t call, (856) 979-6653
  • You’re in his phone, so he’ll know who’s texting.

If you’re on the “Speedline side” of the Market (spaces 50-89)

  • STOP
  • Stop at the west entrance to the Market.
  • DO NOT proceed directly to your space and put up a tent.
  • David will guide you to your space when the traffic permits.
  • You will have at most 15 minutes to unload your gear and remove your vehicle from the Market.

If you’re on the North side of the Market (spaces 1-49)

  • DO NOT drive into the Market at all.
  • You’ll park briefly alongside the parking meters on the north side to unload.

Don’t park in a valuable parking space.
Leave all nearby spaces for your customers.

  • David will have Vendor Parking Passes for you
  • Park in the Lumberyard Garage for free
  • Saving spaces for shoppers means more of them will visit your tent and table.

Have the latest plan with you

  • This blog is easy to bring on your smartphone.
  • The site plan is subject to change.
  • The latest version is always live at the blog.
  • If you bring a printed copy of your plan, it might not be current.
Carry my number

  • Don’t be late, but text ahead if you’re going to be late.
  • (856) 979-6653.
  • If you must call instead of texting, please remember, when I answer, I will be busy with someone who’s on time.
  • Remain patient.

Drive the right direction

  • Traffic is ONE WAY, west to east.
  • The top of the site plan is the entrance.
  • Spaces 50-89 wait for David to escort your car.
  • Spaces 1-49 do not drive into the Market.
  • Spaces 1-49 load from the “parking meter” side of the space

Look for the green numbers

  • Market space numbers are marked with green paint on the pavement.
  • Market spaces are parking space dimensions, 10 feet wide by 16 feet deep.
  • Under the Speedline, we follow the diagonal parking space lines.
  • On the north side, we “square off” the diagonals.
Bring your own tables and tents

  • The Market provides space only.
  • Bring your own tables and tents.
  • November can be windy; tents require weights for safety.
  • Plan your displays so that your products don’t fall or blow away.

Unload quickly

  • The “drive” down the middle gets very congested.
  • At most, you have 15 minutes to unload.
  • Stay to the side to permit others to pass.
  • Don’t even think about parking your vehicle in your space.
  • Get a free Vendor Parking Pass from David.
  • If you take a prime parking spot for four hours, customers can’t use it.

Be a good neighbor

  • The Market is a wonderful community of vendors who cooperate.

Siteplans for all 3 Saturdays

Please be sure you’re looking at the right plan.

Site Plan for SAT NOV 03

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN PURPLE

Siteplan NOV 03B

Site Plan for SAT NOV 10

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN PURPLE

Siteplan NOV 10C

Site Plan for SAT NOV 17

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN PURPLE

Siteplan NOV 17A


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills

Location

The Market is not a permanent structure with a street address. It’s a section of pavement between Haddon Avenue and the High-Speed PATCO train to Philadelphia known as the Speedline. It sets up Saturday mornings from the first of May until the Saturday before Thanksgiving, from 8am until noon, and by 2pm the only way to identify the location is by the sponsor banners flying from the utility poles.

Outdoor Scene

Using Google Maps?

For mapping purposes, use 713 North Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood as an address. That’s actually the Collingswood Police Station, but it’s the closest named building.

LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS

collsmap

The market is located in Collingswood’s flourishing downtown business district, situated only 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia by car and by PATCO Hi-Speedline.

The Towers. Once you get close, the Market can be found easily by looking up—for 2 water towers. The Market occupies the parking lot near the base of the two blue water towers in the center of town.

Towers

Near Directions

  • If you enter town on Haddon Avenue, turn right onto Collings Avenue at the traffic light in the middle of town, then left into the entrance to the Community Center just before you reach the Speedline.
  • If you enter town on Collings Avenue, make a right turn into the entrance to the Community Center, just after coming under the Speedline.
  • If you enter town on PATCO, exit the turnstiles and head left, which is west, in the direction of Philadelphia. Walk along the PATCO tracks for about a block and a half and you will see the Market.

From the Ben Franklin Bridge

You will take Admiral Wilson Blvd. (30/676) to 30/130 south (the PUB is a landmark at the ramp)

Go thru the light at the Cooper River Golf driving range, past cemetery, and keep an eye to your right for a Dunkin Donuts.

Make the right at the Dunkin Donuts corner onto Haddon Ave, BUT keep right to jughandle around UNDER 130 and up onto Haddon Ave into Collingswood. (There is a sign “Welcome to Collingswood”)

Drive through first light (Browning Rd. intersection). At second light (Collings Avenue), turn right. You’re practically there.

Turn right onto Collings Avenue and turn left into the Community Center (past the fire hall). Stay to the right and follow the traffic or park immediately.

Look up. You’ll see two blue water towers. The Market is in the same lot.

This should be about 7 minutes drive from Ben Franklin in Saturday morning traffic.

Parking

  • PATCO Collingswood Station parking along Atlantic Ave. extends right up to the Irvin Avenue entrance of the Market and is ample and free.
  • Free street parking along the Market section of Atlantic Avenue and neighboring streets.
  • Free parking in lots just north of the Market both west and east of the Police station.
  • Kiosk and meter parking along Haddon Avenue.
  • Kiosk parking in the Lumberyard Garage on Collings Avenue across from the Community Center.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.

Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT OCT 20

Cloudy, small chance of showers.

Temps get to the 60s by noon as the breeze picks up into double digits. Cool and seasonal with a small chance of showers early. So . . . October.

Wet Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather OCT 20


Siteplan for SAT OCT 20

Lots of space in the Market this week as we lose farms and haven’t started to replace them with crafters and artists.

Feels like fall. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

10 OCT 20 Space


Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 20

pizza

PIZZA FROM VILLA BARONE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads and recently pizza from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 20

ricotta

FRESH RICOTTA FROM GREEN AISLE GROCERY

  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —In addition to their usual array of pickles and preserved items, nut butters, mixers, and so much more, this week we’ve seen the preparations for fresh ricotta.
  • Indogrow Farm
    —We usually see them every other week with their tender little shoots of incredibly flavorful microgreens. They were absent last week, supplying their new restaurant customers, so look for them back in their usual location this Saturday.
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Last week’s Cream of Crab sold out so fast he might have to bring it back again this week. Whatever it is, come early.
  • Woof and Whiskers
    —Read the list of ingredients and you’ll understand this is a pet treat you could safely share with your dog (not that we’re saying you should). But if you’re tempted, the chicken and sweet potato biscuit is pretty tasty.
  • Carnivore Corner
    —The meat-lover’s end is at full strength. Roger Byrom is bringing choice cuts of lamb from Headquarters Farm, Woods Edge Wools has been sending frozen yak. We’ve got the bison from Buck Wild Bison, and Nature’s Own Farm checks in with their own pastured pork, chicken, and beef. Look for lamb and alpaca pelt and wool garments too. It’s that time of year!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    —Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back this week and most weeks until Thanksgiving with Cindy’s gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.

Official Market Bloggers
Tasty Temptations

Vendors

PARTIAL VENDOR GALLERY

Tasty Temptations. We highly recommend you click through to the facebook page for Tasty Temptations, our official Market Blogger whose specialty—USUALLY—is to shop several Market vendors and share photos of her Market “finds” for the week, then cook with them and share them again. This week, she’s focusing on several of those very vendors in a lovely series of posts that are invariably sunny and warm (even though shot on less-than-sunny occasions) Follow the link to start your tour. You’ll think it’s Saturday already!

https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Applesauce Cake

APPLESAUCE LOAF TO SHARE

Susan Mauer Lynch. Applesauce Loaf to Share.

We are so lucky to have two extraordinary orchards providing apple varieties to the Market. Add to that our fortuitous relationship with food blogger Susan Mauer Lynch who cherishes all our vendors, knows just what to do with her Jersey Fresh, and—most important!—loves to share what she knows. Susan bought her apples at Fruitwood Farms and Wm. Schober Sons, used them to make her own applesauce, then turned out this scrumptious cake. Best of all . . . she shares! Follow the link for the recipe.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/applesauce-loaf-to-share/

Denine Gorniak
The Bicycle-chef

2018 Apple

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-chef). We’d probably still hold our pie contests if Denine were unavailable to judge, photograph, and chronicle them, but it wouldn’t be the same. We’d miss her detailed notes on the charms of the individual entries, her mouth-watering photographs of the pies (and their bakers), and her always complimentary commentary on the entries and their entrants. Follow the link to see all the pies in their full-size glory, pictures of the winners receiving their prizes, and Denine’s intrepid reporting on the details of the competition.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2018/10/collingswood-farmers-market-apple-pie.html


For the Animal Lovers
Paw it 4ward

Paul

SUPER COOL ADOPTABLE PAUL

Animal Welfare Agency of New Jersey (AWANJ)

The wonderful people of AWANJ will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet Paul, a 2-and-a-half-year-old pointer mix who, with a bundle of energy, considers himself “the life of the party.” Come and meet the AWANJ team, and perhaps a new member of the family, at the Dog Tent.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT OCT 13

Relics and Sam

Last Chance to Catch two Collingswood Favorites.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Matinee Relics.  Small accordion, big guitar. Regina Baker and Kevin Sullivan are “two separate people who share one affection for old jazz music, standards, beautifully-written-but-decades-forgotten songs, and Manouche-style swing.” They’re also a heckuva good time . . . AND this is your last chance to catch their act at the Market this season. Don’t miss it.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and sing-along favorite pop songs make every appearance by local legend Sam Caruso an event worth catching. You can’t say, “I’ll catch him next time” because next time will be 2019.


For the Art Lovers
Blaire Buchanan Thousand Word Photography

Engagement

FEATURED ARTIST: David Tiefenthaler (Thousand Word Photography).

Photography prints – framed as well as on metal coasters and magnets with images on them. Come see existing work, order custom items, schedule a family shoot in The Knight Park, or simply gawk at the beautiful photos and art-enhanced objects.

We’re hosting David for the first time at the Featured Artist tent, space 24.

https://www.thousand-word-photography.com/


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT OCT 13

Early Showers Likely.

At least for now, the forecast is for showers during setup that clear up during Market hours. Extra cool temperatures in the 50s. So . . . October.

Wet Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather OCT 13


Siteplan for SAT OCT 13

We’re back to a more rational layout this week after last week’s disruptions for the Book Festival. Carnivore Corner is back to full strength at the east end with the return of Headquarters Lamb and Woods Edge Wools (with frozen yak?). Apple Pie Baking Contest and several nonprofits take up spaces vacated by the departures of some farms.

Feels like fall. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Space 10 OCT 13


Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 13

Quiche

CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE QUICHE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 13

microgreens

INDOGROW MICROGREENS

  • Indogrow Farm
    —We usually see them every other week with their tender little shoots of incredibly flavorful microgreens. They were absent last week, supplying their new restaurant customers, so look for them back in their usual location this Saturday.
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Last week’s Cream of Crab sold out so fast he might have to bring it back again this week. Whatever it is, come early.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Cheese spreads featuring local produce and ingredients from area roasters, brewers, and wineries.
  • Woof and Whiskers
    —Read the list of ingredients and you’ll understand this is a pet treat you could safely share with your dog (not that we’re saying you should). But if you’re tempted, the chicken and sweet potato biscuit is pretty tasty.
  • Headquarters Lamb / Woods Edge Yak
    Carnivore Corner is back to full strength this week after a Book-Festival-abbreviated layout last Saturday. Roger Byrom returns with choice cuts of lamb from Headquarters Farm, and lately Natalie has been showing up with a freezer full of yak steaks and other prizes from Woods Edge Wools. Both vendors have natural pelt and wool garments from their own herds. Down by Perkins.
  • Knowhere Farm
    —Also back at the Perkins end are the adorable pettable goats from Knowhere along with their goats milk soap.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back this week and most weeks until Thanksgiving with Cindy’s gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.

Official Market Bloggers
Tasty Temptations

Quiche

Tasty Temptations. Our indomitable Market shopper and facebooker is back with photos of her trove from SAT OCT 06. Ordinarily, we are treated to the bounty of uncooked, raw, preparation-needy ingredients TT has gathered from the tables she’s patronized (it seems she shops from EVERYONE!). But this week, we’re treated to this photo of a meal that required only purchase power. From Constellation Collective, the quiche, from Indogrow Farm, the parsley microgreens, and of course, from Revolution Roasters, the fresh-ground brew. Wanna see the whole season of Market goodies in one place? https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Sweet Potato Fries

Susan Mauer Lynch. In yet another “first” for Susan, this week she’s produced a simply gorgeous verbal portrait of our legacy farm Rick Hymer. Sure, she also praises and prepares his cabbage and his sweet potatoes, but this week it’s not just the recipes you should read her for . . . it’s the tribute that she pays to a farmer who has devoted a lifetime to serving his community and his friends at the Market that will reward your visit to her blog. I urge everyone to click the link to this week’s post from “The Yellow Room Upstairs.”

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/farmers-are-people-too/


For the Animal Lovers
Paw it 4ward

Rose

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE ROSE

Paw it 4ward.

The wonderful people of Paw it 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Rose, a 2-year-old 50-pound female Staffordshire/Pit mix, a house- and crate-trained sweetheart who has lovely leash manners and LOVES KIDS! Your kids will love her too.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT OCT 13

CamilleAndDave

CAMILLE PERUTO / DAVE KELLY

Two Great Solo Acts.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Camille Peruto. Singer-songwriter Camille Peruto blends elements of folk, pop, and rock to tell stories through music. She’s got talent, a fiery spirit, and a very large and loyal following. With a repertoire of 500 songs, she’ll be happy to handle requests.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Dave Kelly. Among the stringed things Dave employs to make his music, whether guitar or lap steel or mandolin, we often neglect to mention his vocal cords. They’re stringed instruments, right? Come hear Dave and ask him to belt one out.


For the Art Lovers
Blaire Buchanan Brace and Bit

Brace BitTable

BRACE AND BIT COFFEE TABLE

FEATURED ARTIST: Blair Buchanan (Brace and Bit).

Bruce makes magic out of wood, but he’s too humble to say so. Instead, he says, “My style draws on aspects of local manufacturers, and is derived from the mechanical and farmhouse roots of America, merging traditional, contemporary, and industrial design aesthetics. Products are conceived and fabricated, utilizing modern manufacturing methods, with the skills of the human hands.” Mm-hmm. Decide for yourself. We’re hosting him at the Featured Artist tent, space 24.

http://braceandbitdesign.com/


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT OCT 06

Another Lovely Fall Saturday.

Very cool temps in the upper 60s, mostly sunny and dry but ridiculously humid. Light breezes. Sounds like autumn produce-shopping weather. Let’s all get out and support our Jersey Fresh farmers while the crops are in.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather OCT 06


Siteplan for SAT OCT 06

Greg and Karen Hurley have completed their season and will not return this year. AT Buzby is also finished for the year, as is Eckert Farm. We will probably also lose Les Viereck in a week or so, all of which departures will make room for the local artists and crafters who will participate in the Handmade Holidays.

This week, the site plan is altered by the need to give up Irvin Avenue to vehicle traffic for the Collingswood Book Fair. Nature’s Own Farm has relocated for one week to the west end and Buck Wild Bison takes a place on the “sunny side.” Headquarters Farm Lamb and Woods Edge Wool will return next week and resume their spaces in “Carnivore Corner” at the east end of the Market.

Meanwhile, we have a beautiful day shaping up. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Space OCT 06


Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 06

The Roaster

FRESHLY-ROASTED REVOLUTION COFFEE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 06

Cream of Crab

DUKER T’S CATERING CREAM OF CRAB SOUP

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. This week he’s serving up Cream of Crab, an annual favorite with his loyal customers.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • La Pooch Patisserie
    —She doesn’t come every week, but when she does, she remembers your pet’s name. Stop by and see what Erin’s been baking.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back this week and most weeks until Thanksgiving with Cindy’s gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.

Official Market Bloggers
Tasty Temptations

Spaghetti Squash

SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH KITCHEN SINK

Tasty Temptations. As is her new custom, our adventurous Market shopper/chef/vegetable-chronicler/fan-of-all-things-delicious has published the results of her shopping experience for SAT SEP 22 in one post, and in another the “after” photos of meals she prepared with all her Saturday Market finds. The Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Ricotta and Fresh Herb Meatballs, topped with Sautéed Maitake Mushrooms and Parsley Micro Greens, pictured here, is just a sample of what you’ll find by clicking the links above to Tasty Temptations’ facebook posts.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Soup Prep

VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP PREP

Susan Mauer Lynch. Susan’s written several dozen blog posts for us, but she’s never done THIS! To make soup, she bought something from virtually every food vendor. You’ll have to click through to her blog for the details, but her ingredients came from: Springdale Farm, Buck Wild Bison, Wild Flour Bakery, Flaim Farm, A.T. Buzby Farm, Hymer Farm, Formisano Farm, Muth Family Organic Farm, Viereck Farm, Savoie Organic Farm, Wm. Schober and Sons, Fruitwood Farm, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/its-finally-time-for-soup/


For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Bully Breeds Rescue

Bully Breeds

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities.

Lilo’s Promise is always in need of Bully-Tough Toys to keep their special friends occupied. Bring one to donate, or click through to their Amazon Wish List.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT OCT 06

TrioNovaShakeup

Trios that think they’re Duos or Solos.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo. Perfect sounds for easing into a relaxing fall morning with your coffee and a crepe or a breakfast quesadilla. Smooth music from the local masters of cool.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Eric Raible. Remember Wayside Shakeup, that lively 3-man outfit that rocked the west stage last year? Yeah, Chris D’Antonio is out of town, and so is Rob Volansky. So who’s the acting member of the Wayside Trio Solo? Eric Raible on keyboards will shake things up and never miss a beat.


For the Art Lovers
Meredith Greimel Beaucycled

Jewelry

FEATURED ARTIST: Meredith Greimel (Beaucycled).

Handcrafted jewelry from rare gemstones and vintage remnants. I also arrange succulent gardens in unique glass wares and vintage pieces. Jewelry, knits, succulents and plenty of surprises. Find and acquire a piece of practical or whimsical, everyday or special occasion art at the Featured Artist tent, space 24.

beaucycled.com


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653