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Collingswood SAT JUL 14

Collingswood SAT JUL 14

Summer Perfection

This one looks too easy to call. Sunny all the way to noon. Temps start in the 70s and climbs to the mid 80s. Humidity gets lower throughout the Market hours. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh.

CowsInSun


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 14


Siteplan for SAT JUL 14

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 


SitePlan JUL 14


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 14

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.

 

Scrumptious

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 from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

For a video scan of the amazing array of goods you would have seen on the Amber Grain Bakery table last week, follow this link. The variety gets better every week, so don’t miss the table on SAT JUL 14.

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

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 to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 14

Catch them while they’re here!

Laundry Soap

ALL NATURAL LAUNDRY SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE

  • 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!
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —For a profile of Charlie’s Crepes by Official Market Blogger Sarah Licata (SaltJar), follow this link. Charlie’s menu changes every week to include seasonal ingredients from our own Market vendors.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Last week they debuted a new juice featuring watermelon. See what they do next.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — The Jersey Fresh berry season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early to get your organic blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than W and W provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —This company doesn’t just talk about local, they prove it every week. This week they’ll feature a new black raspberry flavor featuring 100 quarts of this unique fruit they hauled back over the Appalachians to their shop in Philly.
  • 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.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!

Salsa Contest Recap

2018 Salsa Contest

DENINE GORNIAK’S PHOTOS FROM THE 3RD ANNUAL SALSA CONTEST

Contest Photos and Results. We are truly blessed to have a salsa-and/or-pie judge who is also a photographer, food writer, and expert chronicler of our contest events.  Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) tasted all the salsas in our 3rd Annual Salsa Making Contest, took judicious notes, photographed the salsas and the contest winners, and posted the results of all that effort HERE. Our contestants made good use of Jersey Fresh produce in their award-winning entries, not just red and green tomatoes, but also jalapenos, blueberries, and early peaches. At the link, you’ll find descriptions of the winning salsas, photos of the winning chefs, and tips from Denine about practicing your own salsa skills in preparation for next year’s contest.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Romanesco and Mexican Zucchini

Romanescu

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Ever wondered what to do with that vegetable that looks like calculus? It’s an ancient broccoli/cauliflower crossover called Romanesco, and our intrepid food experimenter Susan Mauer Lynch will tell you how to prepare it, and also gray zucchini, if you’re ready to take a risk. She got both last week at the Springdale Farms table. For good measure, you can follow this other link to a blueberry crumb bar recipe provided by Susan’s daughter Liz. Blueberries are plentiful at the Market right now, available at no fewer eight vendors’ tables.

Stef Perna
Kale and Crispy Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Kale

STEF PERNA’S KALE SALAD WITH CRISP CHICKPEAS

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Stef says she’s keeping it simple, so we’re surprised to see how gorgeous and elegant these dishes turned out. She paired dino kale from Flaim Farms and garlic from Savoie Organic Farm to dress her kale salad enhanced with chickpeas coated with smoked paprika. In the same post, you’ll find help for making a corn crema for pasta that featured sweet Jersey corn, yellow onions, and scallions, all from the Flaim Farms table. We can’t show everything here, so get yourself to Stef’s blog for the rest.

Sarah Licata
Grilled Beet Salad

Beet Salad

SARAH LICATA’S GRILLED BEET SALAD

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sarah found beautiful beets at Formisano Farms table along with some scallions and zucchini, and, not knowing what to do with them, adapted a recipe for an appetizer she had previously enjoyed that enhanced beets with other flavors. She grilled the beets over indirect heat (instead of heating the oven and thereby the kitchen), added grapefruit sections and goat cheese, some pistachios, a bit of basil, and found religion. Follow the steps yourself at Sarah’s blog.


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Erica

ADOPTABLE POINTER MIX ERICA

IN THE DOG TENT
The Animal Adoption Center

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center 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. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Erica, an energetic 2-year-old pointer mix who would make a great jogging or hiking partner and would be good with children over 6 years old.

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 14

TrioNovaHackbeats

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo.
Pete Devine and Michael Vogelmann are the duo that makes enough music to call itself a trio. We do wonder if there was ever a Quartet Nova Trio. Either way, you’ll love the smooth jazz favorites and tuneful interpretations of pop classics.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. The Unstoppable Hackbeats. Full-time journalist and weekend ska master Matt Skoufalos heads up this popular rock outfit whose exact makeup is changeable but whose talent and enthusiasm are, well, shall we say unstoppable.


For the Art Lovers

Earring Cards

SILVER SPIRIT EARRINGS ON ABSTRACT ART CARD

Silver Spirit Design. Sterling Silver Earrings. Noah and Marlene Rosen are the sole designers of these handmade custom-designed .925 Sterling Silver Earrings. Each piece is unique and one of a kind, some with semi-precious stones, and some with only hand cut Sterling Silver. Each purchase includes signed Original Acrylic Abstract Art as earring cards, making for a “perfect mix” to treat yourself or as a gift. See for yourself in Space 24.

http://www.silverspiritdesign.com 


Market Partners

Refugees

INTERNATIONAL REFUGEES AT A SAY IT WITH CLAY EVENT

Several Collingswood businesses and loyal Market partners will participate in our weekly celebration of all things good and local.

Market Sponsor LOURDES WELLNESS will be back to conduct their monthly BUY 2 GIVE 1 food drive to benefit our food-vulnerable neighbors.

Collingswood BID members OCCASIONETTE and KRISTIN DE EUGENIO will set up in the Collingswood section to introduce their businesses to all who attend.

LOURDES WHOLISTIC INSTITUTE with student massage therapists to provide their popular chair massages.

And Collingswood’s most acclaimed art therapy nonprofit SAY IT WITH CLAY will give kids a chance to get their fingers busy making something out of nothing.


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 JUL 07

It’s Gonna Feel Chilly.

Starts in the 60s, ends in the 70s. After a week of 90-plus, a Saturday of sunny skies and cool temperatures is just what we all need to get into a veggie-buying mood.

CowsInSun


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 07


Siteplan for SAT JUL 07

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 


SITEMAP JUL 07


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 07

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.

 

Scrumptious

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 from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

For a video scan of the amazing array of goods you would have seen on the Amber Grain Bakery table last week, follow this link. The variety gets better every week, so don’t miss the table on SAT JUL 07.

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

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 to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 07

Catch them while they’re here!

Crepe

CHARLIE’S CREPES (PHOTO BY SARAH LICATA)

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —For a profile of Charlie’s Crepes by Official Market Blogger Sarah Licata (SaltJar), follow this link. Charlie’s menu changes every week to include seasonal ingredients from our own Market vendors.
  • Cheese Etc
    — Gina is forever working to incorporate more local ingredients in her cheese spreads. Expect new berry varieties this week.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Ask for a sample and see why they’re gaining more fans every time they attend.
  • Blueberry Fields Artisan Soaps
    —One of just a few times this season you can choose your favorite of Carol Steinhauser’s handmade soaps.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — Their season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early before their berries of many varieties sell out.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than W and W provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Tasty Temptations
Market Finds Week 08

Week 8 Market Finds

Tasty Temptations. Our anonymous Official Market Blogger shopped the Market on that cool gray SAT JUN 23, also known as Week 8. She bought chicken, bacon, and eggs from Naturesown Farm and bratwurst to use for jambalaya. Then some beautiful zucchini from Fruitwood, and green beans from Springdale for Mom’s Veggie Pot. Of course, she sampled several items from the Savoie Organic Farm, and a Buttermilk Cinnamon Muffin from Constellation Collective that never made it home. Check out the Tasty Temptations post at this link. https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/posts/2238633286152312

Collards

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Susan put together a beautiful Market meal that features collard greens and spring onion she purchased from Muth Organic Farm. In her post, she shares the technique for getting collards to the table in 35 minutes (they don’t have to take all day!). Also featured on the plate are pork ribs from Hillacres Pride; sweet corn and tomatoes from AT Buzby; Muth’s yellow zucchini; and cole slaw made from Muth Organic Farm’s cabbage. Check out the mouth-watering photos at Susan’s blog.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/quick-collard-greens/

Jambalaya

Tasty Temptations. As promised elsewhere, our anonymous Market wanderer and advocate produced one of Mister Tasty’s favorite meals from bratwurst provided by Scott Rowe of Naturesown Farm. She followed a favorite recipe from @landolakesktchn cookbook, substituting the bratwurst for the store-bought kielbasa she usually uses. For photos, follow the link to TT’s facebook post. To sample the dish after the flavors have had time to meld, you’ll have to wrangle an invitation to the Tasty home.

https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/posts/2246068458742128


For the Animal Lovers
NJ Aid for Animals

Dining Stars

IN THE DOG TENT
New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA).

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, the year-round sponsors of the Dog Tent, the good people of NJ Aid for Animals will be staffing the tent, explaining the Dog Behavior Guidelines, and handling the leashes.

NJ Aid for Animals was established in 2005 and has been saving animals particularly from Camden for thirteen years. All volunteers with no government funding, NJAFA relies strictly on the generosity of the public. Follow this link to their fabulous “Evening Under the Stars” fundraiser coming up in September.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 07

TurnpikeDaveKelly

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers. New to the Market last season, this good-time band blends expert musicianship and an appreciation for bluegrass traditions.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Returning this week for a repeat engagement is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana and Leadbelly to the Mister Softee theme.


For the Art Lovers

Tree

KATHERINE CHEETHAM. Art Glass. Katherine Cheetham Glass is best known for multilayered fused glass panels typically depicting trees, flowers and landscapes. She also makes flame-worked pendants and ornaments along with fused ornaments, plates and bowls. Her work is perfect for wedding, office, birthday and holiday gifts. We set her up in a sunny spot so you can see the panels catch the light. See for yourself in Space 24.

www.etsy.com/shop/creativelyobsessed


Confirmed for SAT JUL 07

Corn Truck

ECKERTS CORN TRUCK. We’ve already seen fresh sweet Jersey corn at Springdale Farms, at AT Buzby Farm, at Fruitwood Farm, and at Les Viereck’s table, so surely the Eckert Corn Truck cannot be far behind. Prospects are good that the truck will make its first appearance of the season at the west end of the Market this SAT JUL 07. Fireworks, anyone?


Salsa Contest

Salsa Contest 2018

THIRD ANNUAL SALSA CONTEST. Our salsa contest is all about the Jersey Fresh. Whether you make the classic red salsa with tomatoes, onions and peppers; or the Salsa Verde with tomatillos; or you express your inner Latin chef with a fruit variation; your recipe should reflect the best of what the local growing season has to offer. Pre-registration is required for all entries. Prizes are awarded in “Market Cash” redeemable at any Market vendor.

Here’s the link.


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 JUN 30

Partly Nothing.

NO AMBIGUITY in this forecast. It’s sunny all the way from setup to breakdown, with temps that start in the 70s and top out at 90. Low humidity too. Perfect outdoor shopping weather.

CowsInSun


 

Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUN 30

 


Siteplan for SAT JUN 30

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 


SITEMAP2 SAT JUN 30


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 30

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.

 

Scrumptious

REVELATION CAFÉ!

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 from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery brings their now familiar crusty rye and sourdough breads, plus bagels, granola, and cookies. They try new varieties every week, so stop by or fall behind.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, tasty zeppolis, their brick oven bread favorites, and sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

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 to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 30

Catch them while they’re here!

Neils Sharpening cropped

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Ask for a sample and see why they’re gaining more fans every time they attend.
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    — Bring your knives and your rapier wit to spar with Neil. He has a sharp tongue.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — Their season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early before their berries of many varieties sell out.
  • Cheese Etc
    — Gina is forever working to incorporate more local ingredients in her cheese spreads. Expect new berry varieties this week.
  • 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.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUN 30, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goats milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Summer Market Meal

Summer Meal

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH’S SUMMER MARKET MEAL

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). This week Susan purchased ingredients from seven different farms to prepare a meal that highlights the bounty of our Garden State summer Market. Among her finds were the season’s first corn, eggplant, beans and peas, greens, spring cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, and summer squash! Follow the link to her blog to see a meal that includes a salad of oak leaf lettuce, English cucumbers, and colorful grape tomatoes, a melange of summer squash, spring onion, sweet white corn, and tomatoes; and a bison petit tender cut into medallions with fried maitake mushrooms.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/a-taste-of-summer/

Cucumber Feta

DENINE GORNIAK’S CUCUMBER WATERMELON FETA SALAD

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). When temperatures start to routinely reach the 90s, Denine thinks cool thoughts: like, cucumber-cool. There are several in the Market now, from Flaim Farms, Viereck, and Muth Organic. Pick up some mint at Springdale or Formisano, find some feta at Hillacres Pride, and keep an eye out for the first Jersey watermelons, and you can use Denine’s blog post to put together this refreshing and colorful salad in a snap.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2010/07/beat-heat-non-cooking-cucumber-feta-and.html

Quesadilla

TASTY TEMPTATIONS’ CHARD ONION PEPPER JACK QUESADILLA

Tasty Temptations. Our anonymous Market wanderer and advocate uses cookbooks to guide her shopping. This summer, she’s exploring recipes from Susie Middleton’s book, Fresh from the Farm. Follow the link to her facebook post where she presents “Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onions Quesadilla with Pepper Jack Cheese. Tasty says, “It’s a great way to sneak in veggies that your family might not otherwise try.” https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/posts/2244384772243830


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Buster

ADOPTABLE BEAGLE MIX BUSTER

IN THE DOG TENT
THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center 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. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Buster, a 10-year-old beagle mix who’s good with grown kids and other dogs and who needs a new home now that his “mother” has passed away.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 30

TrioNovaDaveKelly

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

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.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Playing at the same time but not part of the trio is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana and Leadbelly to the Mister Softee theme.


For the Art Lovers

Rooster

FEATURED ARTIST. Selena Braunstein. (Creatively Obsessed). Selena says, “My jewelry collection is constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing and various found and reclaimed odds and ends. I take the original found item and alter it to give it a new life.  My collection is a careful mix of collage art and metalwork using a variety of ideas that make each piece one of a kind.” We say, “Every piece tells a story. The story of the rooster is ‘Only One Left!’” See for yourself in Space 24.

www.etsy.com/shop/creativelyobsessed


Confirmed for SAT JUN 30

Berries

BROOKEBERRY FARMS. With their red-and-white berry cart, Brian and Elizabeth Beebe are recognizable fixtures of the Market every spring (but for only 4-5 weeks, during the brief Jersey Fresh berry harvest). By midnight Thursday, we knew not to expect their organic raspberries and blackberries (sometimes even late strawberries) on SAT JUN 23.

Brookeberry will join us on SAT JUN 30.


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 JUN 23

NO RAIN.

LOOKS LIKE WE DODGED ANOTHER STORM. According to the Weather Channel, the rain will have passed us by 7am.

Weather Update


 

Siteplan for SAT JUN 23

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 

Sitemap SAT JUN 23


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 23

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.

Citrus

CITRUS FRUITS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE

REVELATION CAFÉ!

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 from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery brings their now familiar crusty rye and sourdough breads, plus bagels, granola, and cookies. They’ll be off SAT JUN 30, so be sure to stock up this ­­­­week on their bread (which freezes beautifully).

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, tasty zeppolis, their brick oven bread favorites, and 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 lemons to make Sarah Licata’s Sugar Snap Pea and Ricotta Salad (see her story in the Market Bloggers section).


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 23

Catch them while they’re here!

Crepe2

  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Back this week after one week off, Inspired Brews brings their fermented tea beverages featuring lots of local herbal and agricultural ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Ask for a sample and see why they’re gaining more fans every time they attend.
  • Woof and Whiskers
    — Dogs love them and responsible dog owners are thrilled with ingredients and the production techniques. Bring your own “good boy” by for a sample.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
50 Ways to Cook Your Bison

Snap Pea Ricotta

SUGAR SNAP PEA AND RICOTTA SALAD

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sugar Snap Pea and Ricotta Salad. Sarah picked up her crunchy, sweet, sugar snap peas from Viereck Farms with the specific plan to make this tasty salad. She got her lemons from Sara’s Produce (which brings to the Market only fruit and veggie favorites that cannot be grown in NJ—thereby eliminating the need to go to the grocery to make this salad). You can too! Prep time takes just 15 minutes! Follow the link to Sarah’s blog for step-by-step instructions and scrumptious photos.

http://saltjar.com/sugar-snap-pea-and-ricotta-salad/

Kohlrabi White Beans

KOHLRABI AND WHITE BEAN SALAD

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Kohlrabi with White Beans. Stef shares three ways to enjoy the late spring crop of kohlrabi she picked up from Savoie Organic Farm. Green or purple outside, the inside flesh is white and nutrient dense; the flavor reminds her of cabbage, but also Asian pear, surprisingly crisp and gently sweet when eaten raw. Follow the link to Stef’s blog for recipes using both the flesh and the greens, plus a kohlrabi snack for good measure. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/6/18/kohlrabi


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Beckett

IN THE DOG TENT
4 PAWS NEW JERSEY.

The wonderful people of 4 PAWS NEW JERSEY will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introducing 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 Beckett, a neutered male terrier/American Pit Bull mix, just 13 months old. See if you can resist him


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 16

Monko Valentines

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. There’s no telling whether Kevin Monko will appear solo (unlikely), or whether he’ll invite one or more of the members of Candy Volcano to play along. Either way, it’s his first appearance at ther Market this season, and that’s reason to celebrate. Come on out and entertain him!

 WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. The New Valentines. They delighted us last season when they made their Market debut, and Matt and Genevieve LaPalomento are certain to delight us again with their beautiful harmonies and popular playlist. ‘Cause, once you’re delightful, you don’t stop being delightful.


For the Art Lovers

Collage (002)

FEATURED ARTIST. Carolyn Jones. (Sleepy Cat Jewelry). Carolyn crafts metal and wire jewelry into beautiful items inspired by nature with texture and strong attention to details. She makes jewelry that reflects “the joy and awe I experience observing nature and classic patterns around me. I’m inspired by trees changing with the seasons, the brilliant, varied colors of birds and butterflies, the energy of wind and ocean waves or the comforting curl of a cat’s tail.” See for yourself in Space 24.

www.sleepycatjewelry.com


If Nature Cooperates

Berries

BROOKEBERRY FARMS. With their red-and-white berry cart, Brian and Elizabeth Beebe are recognizable fixtures of the Market every spring (but for only 4-5 weeks, during the brief Jersey Fresh berry harvest). By midnight Thursday, we knew not to expect their organic raspberries and blackberries (sometimes even late strawberries) on SAT JUN 23.

Brookeberry will join us on SAT JUN 30.


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 JUN 16

Glorious.

VERY POSITIVE FORECAST. Sunny with a Zero Percent chance of precipitation? When’s the last time we’ve had a forecast like that for a Market Saturday morning? Makes me nervous. 🙂

Cows in Sunshine

 


Official forecast for SAT JUN 16

Weather JUN 16

 


Siteplan for SAT JUN 16

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 

Siteplan SAT JUN 16


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 16

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.

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

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 (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

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.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 16

Catch them while they’re here!

Honeysuckle

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —This company doesn’t just talk about local, they prove it every week. This week they’re using the last of the ephemeral honeysuckle to bring just a few pints of this VERY seasonal favorite. If you know how to reach them, you’ll need to pre-order.
  • 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.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
50 Ways to Cook Your Bison

Bison Patty

BISON PATTY FROM BUCK WILD BISON

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). 50 Ways to Cook your Bison.  “Grab some chili, Millie! Grill a steak Jake! With apologies to Paul Simon, Susan has been counting the many ways she’s used bison since Buck Wild Bison became a regular vendor at the east end of the Market. She’s got recipes and cooking advice for so many methods of serving this low-fat, luscious, low-calorie meat that we stopped counting. Hot dogs and beans, Dean? Make a poutine, Gene? Follow the link to Susan’s blog for more silly lyrics and some terrific photos to inspire your imagination. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/50-ways-to-each-your-bison-well-not-50-but-a-lot/.

Beet Stacks

ROASTED BEET AND SOFT FETA STACKS

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Roasted Beet Stacks. What to serve alongside all that bison? Susan has that covered too this week. She roasted a supply of several beet types (get yours from Flaim Farm, Formisano Farm, and Muth Organic Farm) and layered them with soft feta from Hillacres Pride to make these elegant stacks that taste as good as they look. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for basic advice on how to roast beets, plus step-by-step instructions on how to produce the stunning side dish seen in this picture. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/elegant-beet-stacks/


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Beau

YELLOW LAB BEAU NEEDS LOVE

IN THE DOG TENT
Almost Home Animal Shelter

The wonderful people of Almost Home will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introducing you to adoption possibilities. In return, they need your help, please. 1. Weekend Adoption Outreach Volunteers. 2. Mini Vans for Animal Control and Medical Transport. 3. KMR kitten formula, Esbilac Puppy formula. 4. Kitten/puppy/small animal feeding bottles, and heating pads. 5. Liquid Laundry Detergent and Bleach. 6. Hand Sanitizer and Dish Soap.

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 16

Rossi Caruso 2018

JOHN ROSSI / SAM CARUSO

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

TWO GOOD GUYS. TWO GUITARS. TWO STAGES.
TWO BEARDS. TWO BASEBALL CAPS.

They claim they’re not related, but it feels like family whenever they play the Market.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. He seems to be at every Farmers’ Market in the area, but he sounds best here.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and “sing-along” songs make every appearance by local favorite Sam Caruso an event worth catching.


For the Art Lovers

Sandpipery

FEATURED ARTIST. Betsy Cook. (National Picnic). National Picnic women’s casual clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Designer Betsy Cook seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces. Market regulars will recognize Betsy from her term as Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market or from her appearances at the Collingswood version of the Clover Market.


For the Big-Hearted

Thanks a Ton

LOURDES WELLNESS / OAKLYN PANTRY. Once again, it’s the Saturday before the 3rd Monday of the month. That means the generous folks of Lourdes Wellness are partnering with the Oaklyn Pantry to provide fresh produce for our food-vulnerable neighbors. Please be generous and grab an extra lettuce or spinach this week to for distribution on Monday while it’s still Jersey Fresh. In the years we’ve been hosting this program, Market patrons have donated well over 3000 pounds of food.


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 JUN 09

Cloudy and Humid

Forecasts have not been reliable, but this one calls for showers overnight Friday, clearing toward Market time, gathering again after Market close. Temps in the mid- to upper-70s in the meantime and mostly cloudy skies.

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT JUN 09

Weather JUN 09


Siteplan for SAT JUN 09

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 

 

Sitemap SAT JUN 09


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 09

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.

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

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 (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

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.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 09

Beet Berry Blend

BERRY BEET BLEND FROM GREEN PLATE JUICES

Catch them while they’re here!

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolate
    —They make just a few appearances at the Market, so when they do, it’s a special event. Local herbs, honey, beers and wines, apple cider, and Revolution Roasters coffee are among the sustainable ingredients in this hyper-local product. Don’t miss them.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold Pressed Juices
    Brand new vendor. They buy Jersey Fresh from this Market and other local farms, juice it in their kitchen, and bring the deliciousness back in bottles.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —LIVE GOATS! We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUN 09, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goats milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.

 

Official Market Bloggers

Tasty Temptations
My Market Shopping Bounty

Credentials

OFFICIAL MARKET CREDENTIALS FOR TASTY TEMPTATIONS

Tasty Temptations (Tasty Temptations). Our newest Official Market Blogger has been posting luscious photos of her weekly Market purchases to Facebook as “Tasty Temptations.” This week is no exception, except that now she’s doing so with official credentials. You won’t find recipes, just good advice on what to buy at the Market and how to use it. Follow the links for posts about Cobb Salad with Derby Dressing, or Crème Brulee French Toast, or Ranch Fried Chicken Thighs. Each suggestion lists the Market vendors whose tables provided the primary ingredients.

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Garlic Escape

Garlic Escape

GARLIC SCAPE PESTO BY TREATBELLY

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Garlic Escape. Stef says, “Hardneck garlic has gifted us with its green flower stems this week at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. The stems, or ‘garlic scapes’ are a spring delicacy available from Savoie Organic Farm. The scapes are removed so that all the resources may go towards growing the garlic bulb. Scapes have a mild aroma and flavor that will not ward off vampires.” Follow the link to Stef’s blog for advice and photos to help you prepare scape dipping oil, homemade mayonnaise, focaccia dough, and pesto. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/6/3/garlic-escape


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Buster

ADOPTABLE BUSTER, FROM THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER

IN THE DOG TENT
The Animal Adoption Center

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center 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. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Buster, a 10-year-old beagle mix who’s good with grown kids and other dogs and who needs a new home now that his “mother” has passed away.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 09

Barry Camille

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

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. Barry Hollander.
Last week he was a late replacement player covering Marc Sengin’s date; this week he’s back in his own slot with funky, bluesy, altogether wicked guitar licks (and perhaps a bass player) that cover a wide repertoire of old and new favorites.


For the Art Lovers

Mom Is

FEATURED ARTIST. Jennifer Prasad. (Canary Works). Jennifer makes a variety of hand-made cushion covers for the most popular throw pillow size: 18×18 inches. Her designs cover the gamut from sports to pets to designs for kids, to elegant embroidered and non-embroidered selections. An easy way to dress up your living space using pillows that you already have! She’s also been know to accept commissions, as she did for our family who needed eight “Home is where your mom is” pillows. Preview her work at www.shopcanaryworks.com

 


For the Family

Refugees

REFUGEE TEENS MAKING ART WITH CLAY

SAY IT WITH CLAY. Abbie Kasoff and her team at Say It With Clay believe in the expressive, even the healing power of working with clay. It’s gritty and a little bit messy, and expressive in largely unpredictable ways. Bring the kids to the Clay table and let them mess around. Stick around and do it yourself. There’s no age limit on having a good time … or getting a little bit messy.


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 JUN 02

Thunderstorms?

The forecast is quite threatening. As we know all too well, the forecasts a often completely wrong, but it does seem likely we’ll be getting some weather on Saturday. We’ll cancel only if the Governor declares a weather state of emergency for Camden County, but be your own judge of what’s safe. We don’t want anybody taking unnecessary risks.

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT JUN 02

Weather JUN 02


Siteplan for SAT JUN 02

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. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 

 

Sitemap SAT JUN 02


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 02

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.

 

Beans

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 (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

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.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 02

New-2

INDOGROW BRINGS MICROGREENS

Catch them while they’re here!

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —They do it all: buy fresh local organic cream and milk, blend it with local produce, roll their own cones, bake their own cookies and shortbread for sandwiches, truck it to the Market, and let you sample! Come get yours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold Pressed Juices
    Brand new vendor. They buy Jersey Fresh from this Market and other local farms, juice it in their kitchen, and bring the deliciousness back in bottles.

Brand New Vendor!
SAT JUN 02

Beet Berry Blend

GREEN PLATE’S BEET BERRY BLEND

GREEN PLATE. Ryan Stein and Joe Chairmonte call themselves Green Plate for good reason. They buy local Jersey Fresh produce and treat it ever so gently before serving it to customers at their Cinnaminson restaurant. (If you call pulverizing it in a blender gentle treatment.) For us, they’ll be buying produce from our own local farms, juicing it in their kitchen, and bringing it back to the Market for sale as cold-pressed juices. This week they’ll debut their products to our customers before joining the roster of weekly vendors. Give them a big Collingswood welcome.


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Refrigerator Strawberry Jam (No Pectin)

Strawberry Jam

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). Refrigerator Jam (Strawberry. No Pectin.) She did it again. Susan bought “too many” strawberries at the Market. How could she resist? They were everywhere: Buzby! Muth! Fruitwood! Springdale!  What to do? “Cook them down until they thicken, put them in jars, and refrigerate for up to two weeks.” You’ll have to go to Susan’s blog for the rest of the details and the terrific photos. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/refrigerator-strawberry-jam-without-pectin/

Sarah Licata (The Salt Jar)
Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad

Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad. Sarah bought her strawberries from the Muth Family Organic table and ate half of them before she got home to produce this recipe and the beautiful photos that chronicle the preparation. You’ll need some creamy cheese that can melt into the warm pasta to create a sauce. Check out Hillacres Pride or Cheese Etc this week and see what you can find. Follow the link to Sarah’s blog for the rest of the details and photos. http://saltjar.com/strawberry-brie-pasta-salad/


For the Animal Lovers
Kiss a Frenchie at the Dog Tent

Bully Toys

IN THE DOG TENT
Lilo’s Promise Rescue

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 animals 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 JUN 02

Posterized

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

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. Mystery Guest. We’ve hosted a lot of terrific musicians on the West Stage, including Marc Sengin’s folk and pop songs of the 60s and 70s. Sadly, Marc’s back won’t let him play this week, so we’re calling out one of our favorite acts to take his place. Who? You’ll have to come out to see.


For the Art Lovers

New-6

FEATURED ARTIST. JILL HAWES (Farmhouse Art Studio). Jill creates custom wearable art that will change the way you think about tie dye! Each piece is creatively unique and made with love. You may remember that last year she produced tie-dye dog bandanas for a special rescue fundraiser (and encouraged our guests to make their own right on the spot). We love Jill’s big heart and her beautiful stuff. At the Featured Artist spot in the middle of the Market.

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


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 MAY 26, 2018

MAYFAIR!

Week 4 of our 2018 Season is the very different Mayfair Saturday.

PartyCows

As we do just once every year, we’re relocating to Irvin Avenue this week to accommodate Mayfair, the annual town-wide block party that attracts maybe 50,000 participants to Haddon Avenue. For experienced vendors, this is no surprise; for newcomers, the dislocation will be startling.

 2018 Mayfair FM

Vehicles are Prohibited

Vehicles cannot be driven into or parked on Irvin Avenue, which is narrower than our usual spaces. Instead, you’ll be parking in the lot behind the Kitchen Associates building and unloading by foot onto Irvin Avenue.

Do Not Drive Onto Irvin Avenue

A few vendors have made appointments with David to arrive at particular times for very brief vehicle access. Unless you have a scheduled time to use your vehicle, park in the Kitchen Associates lot and walk your setup.

Site Plan and Pavement Chalk

  • The Irvin Avenue Site Plan is attached.
  • In addition, David will be chalking the pavement squares with your initials to confirm which spaces you’ve been assigned.

Weather Forecast

No chance of rain during Market hours. That’s good news for the chalking of the pavement and a dry setup. There’s a chance of thunderstorms for the afternoon, but not until after the regular Market hours.

Weather MAY 26

Guest Vendors

We had limited room for Guest Vendors this week, but are happy to note the several participants in the site plan above. Woof & Whiskers Pet Treats, Neil’s Knife Sharpening, and Barn & Stone House Soap will join our full-season vendors as Guests this week.

BID Vendors

Only Villa Barone and Sara’s Produce will join us, both near the intersection of Haddon Avenue, just inside Muth Family Organic Farm and King Kernel corn.

Guest Artist

We are including one Featured Artist among our guests. Return vendors will recognize the colorful Doctor-Seuss-like birdhouses of Deppenwood. They’re very popular Mayfair items and we’re happy to have them in our midst.

Deppenwood Birdhouse

No Veggie Valet / No Volunteers / No Music / No Dog Tent

There will be no Veggie Valet, no Friends of the Farmers’ Market, no Live Music, no Dog Tent, and no dedicated Nonprofits spaces this week. All will return SAT JUN 03.

Flexible Site Plan

This week especially I will need vendors to be flexible and understanding as you set up your spaces. I will be on the site from 5am until 8am to facilitate the load-in, after which I will depart to visit the Brigantine Farmers’ Market. (It’s the only Saturday I am free to see this Market, and I’ve never been there.) Remain calm and sell a lot of stuff.

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

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 19

We’ll See.

Thursday is too far out from Saturday morning to make a confident forecast with weather as iffy as this week has given us. Let’s hope the showers scatter elsewhere.

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT MAY 19

Weather MAY 19

 


Siteplan for SAT MAY 19

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. Amber Grain Bakery will join Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 

Sitemap SAT MAY 19


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 19

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.

Mango

NON-JERSEY PRODUCE ONLY FROM SARA’S

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 (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

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.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 19

Herb Soap

HERB SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP

Catch them while they’re here!

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —They do it all: buy fresh local organic cream and milk, blend it with local produce, roll their own cones, bake their own cookies and shortbread for sandwiches, truck it to the Market, and let you sample! Come get yours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar!

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Strawberry Creamcheese Stuffed French Toast

Strawberries

JERSEY FRESH STRAWBERRIES FOR FRENCH TOAST

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast! Those words alone should whet your appetite for Susan’s recipe this week. She got her strawberries from Fruitwood Farms and Muth Organic Farm. Breads came from Amber Grains and Wildflower Bakery. And the butter from Hillacres Pride. A meal suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for as long as the Jersey Fresh strawberries last. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the recipe and her beautiful photographs. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/strawberry-cheesecake-stuffed-french-toast/

 

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Asparagus Spinach Pesto

Asparagus Pesto

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Asparagus Spinach Pesto. Stef doesn’t mess around. First, she’ll teach you to make asparagus pasta dough for crafting your own fresh green penne. If that’s too ambitious, she’ll show you how to make asparagus spinach pesto for your boxed pasta. Either way, you’ll be making good use of Springdale Farms asparagus, Flaim Farms spinach, and Savoie Organic Farms basil. Visit Stef’s blog for the recipes and the rest of the beautiful shots. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/5/13/asparagus-pesto


For the Animal Lovers
Kiss a Frenchie at the Dog Tent

Kiss Booth

IN THE DOG TENT
French Bulldog Rescue Network

French Bulldog Rescue Network. The wonderful people of the FBRN will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, dispensing Official Market leashes and behavior guidelines. They’ll also be sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. AND, if experience is any guide, they’ll be inviting our shoppers to kiss a Frenchie in return for a donation to their humane efforts. Stop by to meet the whole happy family and consider adding a four-legged member to your own.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 19

TrioNovaDaveKelly

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Playing at the same time but not part of the trio is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana to the Mister Softee theme.

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.


For the Art Lovers

Jewelry

FEATURED ARTIST. STEPH SCHULTZ (Mermaid Metal). Handmade sterling silver and gemstone jewelry inspired by the sea. I think we can say a little bit more about how exquisitely detailed these beauties are. Nature provides the colors in abalone shell, turquoise, amber, and birthstones, and they are both rich and complex. Steph’s artistry is to bind them harmoniously with silverwork that is both clean and clearly made by hand. Gotta see ‘em.

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


For the Big-Hearted

Buy 2 Give 1

LOURDES/OAKLYN PANTRY. It’s time again to BUY 1 GIVE 1. Please be generous and grab an extra lettuce or spinach this week to fill the needs of a food-vulnerable neighbor. Food donated on Saturday is distributed the following Monday while it’s still Jersey Fresh.

OTHER NONPROFITS THIS WEEK. Look for tables staffed by the Rutgers Master Gardeners (Gardening Helpline), by the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood (for their annual House Tour), and by the Camden Clock Chasers (to benefit scholarships for Collingswood High School seniors).


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 12

A Beauty.

The forecast is looking delightful the second Market of the season, SAT MAY 12. Maybe a little cloudier than this picture. Less than 25% chance of precipitation. Comfortable temperatures. Light breezes.

Mostly Sunny Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 12

Weather MAY 12


Siteplan for SAT MAY 12

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. Amber Grain Bakery will join Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: 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, and bison. 

 

05 MAY 12 Siteplan


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 12

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.

Olives

OLIVES AND OILS 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 (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

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.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 12

bottleNice for Mothers Day!

  • 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 late.
  • 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.
  • MECHA Chocolate
    —No, there’s no “Jersey Fresh” cocoa, but Melissa and Chuck Crandley pack plenty of locally-sourced herbs, honey, apple cider (plus Revolution coffee, local beers and wines) into their splendid creations! They make rare appearances at the Market. Come see what’s in their Mothers Day collection!
  • Blueberry Fields Soap. Carol Steinhauser adds her own special handmade touches to the soap and body care products on display here. Mom might appreciate something from this table.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Asparagus Three Ways

Asparagus Stir Fry

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). Asparagus three ways! Susan cooks to honor tradition, and this week she honors both her great-grandmother’s home-grown asparagus and the tradition of eating Jersey Fresh, in Jersey, when it’s fresh! She offers instructions on roasting it, and braising it, but the signature dish here is Susan’s stir-fry of very thin asparagus, mushrooms, and chicken, all of which she was able to find at her opening day Saturday visit to the Market. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the recipe and her beautiful photographs. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/asparagus/

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
Let’s Get “Toasted” for Mother’s Day

 

Mothers Day Toast

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Get Toasted! Denine suggests ways we can “get toasted” for Mothers Day with her innovative toast bar alternatives to avocado toast. With nut butter and ramp butter from Green Aisle Grocery, plus spreads from Cheese Etc and Hillacres Pride, Denine whipped up a dozen ways to grace a variety of toasted breads from Amber Grain bakery with asparagus and tomatoes from Viereck, Springdale, and AT Buzby. And not just bread; she’s toasting sweet potatoes too. Check out the recipe and pictures at her blog.  http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2018/05/get-toasted-for-mothers-day.html .

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Sparrow Grass

Asparagus Quiche

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Sparrow Grass. We were all smitten by the early asparagus on offer at the Market’s first opening last week. Stef found her thin bunches at Springdale Farm and serves them two ways at her blog, in a crustless quiche, and on toast with a poached egg. (She also offers a little history on the name.) If I could show all her beautiful photos, I would, but you can see them for yourself by following the link to Stef’s blog for the recipes and the rest of the beautiful shots. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/5/8/sparrow-grass


For the Animal Lovers
Live Goats at the east end

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.

IN THE DOG TENT
Humane Animal Rescue Trapping and Transport

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!
HARTT (Humane Animal Rescue Trapping and Transport) primarily serves feral cats living in colonies. Their TNR program (Trap, Neuter, Return) humanely traps feral cats, spays/neuters them, vaccinates them, tips their ears, and returns them to their colonies in the Blackwood, NJ area.

Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 12

Rossi Caruso

Two Guys. Two Guitars. “No Relation Band” plays both stages simultaneously.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Sam Caruso. 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. John Rossi. Playing at the same time but not part of the trio is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana to the Mister Softee theme.


For the Art Lovers

Stix Array

ECO-FRIENDLY PLANTERS

FEATURED ARTIST. BRUCE PALESE (Scribble Stix). Scribble Stix is a line of eco-friendly, fun-face gifts that are handcrafted from twigs and branches that have fallen naturally from local trees.  No live trees are ever cut.  Our “functional art” products include pens, bottle stoppers, stylus pens, lamps, candle/ air plant holders, s’more sticks, and appetizer picks—all at low prices.  We believe that “Quirky Doesn’t Have to be Costly!”

http://scribblestix.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