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Collingswood SAT NOV 18

Collingswood SAT NOV 18

Not Freezing.

The lettuces won’t freeze on the tables as they did last week, but it won’t be warm. 30s during load-in and setup, warming to maybe 50 by breakdown, but . . . cloudier, windier, and maybe wetter during load-out. Tents will be essential if it starts to drizzle toward noon, and tent weights a must as the winds pick up.

Or the forecasters could be all wet. 🙂

Weather Picture


Official forecast for SAT NOV 18

Weather NOV 18


Site Plan for SAT NOV 18

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS FINAL WEEKEND

For the final week of the season we’ll be filling in the empty spaces with juried artists and crafters for the annual Handmade Holidays celebration of local artistic talent and the much-anticipated start of the holiday gift-buying season.

Site Plan NOV 18


BID Vendors SAT NOV 18

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Olives

OLIVES AND OILS FROM VILLA BARONE

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Sara’s Produce is back to close out the season with us. By special arrangement with the Market, Sara brings ONLY NON-JERSEY PRODUCE. Get your bananas, pineapples, mangoes, persimmons, etc., here.

We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Cheese Etc.

Also in the BID area: John & Kira’s Chocolates.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 18

New-2

INDOGROW BRINGS MICROGREENS

Start a shopping list!

Start your last shopping list of the 2017 Market Season! We’ve got a very full lineup of Guest Vendors and Special Products this week.

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    You have or can make room in your freezer. This is your last chance to stock up on the area’s best, most organic, entirely locally-made premium ice cream. The only ice cream of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    —The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
  • Our Souls Shine Applesauce
    —This is new! Cindy is adding fresh local cranberries to the organic apples and personally-grown kale from her garden to make a special holiday jar!
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    —If there’s one day of the year that DEMANDS a sharp knife, it’s Thanksgiving. Avoid the shame of last year’s fiasco, when the turkey went cold while you sawed through it for fifteen minutes with a dull blade.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — Find them in our “chocolate space,” with pumpkin and other favorite holiday flavors.
  • Preservation Provisions
    —Not sure there’s a difference in pickles? Test that theory by sampling from several varieties.
  • Woods Edge Wool Farm
    —They raise alpaca for their wool and yak for their meat. They keep bees for honey and pollination. They make candles and soap. They knit that fabulous wool into awesome garments and the world’s best socks and gloves. Spend some time with them.
  • John & Kira’s Chocolates
    —If you haven’t tried the ganache-stuffed figs you haven’t fully experienced ganache, or figs!
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Nut butters! Cocktail mixers! Pestos, soups, salsas, and preserves! Know what’s best about them as we disappear into several months of NO MARKET? They keep! Stock up this week before it’s too late.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
Thanksgiving Leftovers

Leftovers

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Thanksgiving Leftovers. Clever Denine is dishing up leftover recipes and cooking tips this week that utilize leftover foods from our Thanksgiving feasts, including three she presented on Talk Philly Live with Ukee Washington. Here’s the tantalizing list: Chicken and Pumpkin Enchiladas, Apple Cranberry and Cinnamon Sauce, Pumpkin Maple Syrup and the Pumpkin Pancakes, Curried Turkey Salad, Cranberry Walnut Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Cranberry Orange Compote, and Christmas Cheer Cranberry-Infused Vodka. You have just one more week to shop the Market for ingredients, but the recipes and blog posts from our Official Market Bloggers are available year-round. Please follow them and let them know you appreciate what they do. See Denine’s blog post for this week’s recipes and photos.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2017/11/thanksgiving-leftovers-ideas.html

 


Handmade Holidays 2017
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THE 3-WEEK MARKET EVENT THAT KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON CONTINUES!

For the second week, we’ll open our tables to terrific juried artists and crafters (jewelers, potters, fiber artists, woodworkers, clothing designers, and so much more).

Joining us for week two are these Outstanding Vendors

  • Aimee Eckert (Relics Revisited) Jewelry
  • Jennifer Talarico (Jennifer’s Fiber Designs) Clothing
  • Rose Pacey (Gypsy Art) Mixed Media
  • Anneliese Kissling (Le Petit Fox) Knitted Goods
  • Lorraine Delphey (L’Originals) Cotton Items
  • Evelyn Taylor Designs Ceramics
  • Maria Cartwright (222 Creations) Copper Fired Jewelry
  • Jennifer Prasad (Canary Works) Pillow Covers
  • Monique DuTill Platt (DuTill & Daughters) Ceramics
  • Eric Wolff (Mud and Fire) Ceramics
  • Michele Cole Designs Jewelry
  • Katie Locke (Infinnity Kids) Children’s Items
  • Hope Mead (Works of Hope) Ceramics
  • Sweet Succulent Creations Succulent Arrangements
  • Lindsay Varon (Hooked Up) Finger Puppets
  • Steph Schultz (Mermaid Metal) Metal Jewelry
  • Lauren Lopez (PHILA-CARTA) Collingswood Items
  • Linen and Spoon Handcarved Wood (and Linens)
  • Meredith Greimel (Beaucycled) Jewelry, Knits
  • Heidi Barr (Kitchen Garden Series) Kitchen Textiles
  • Joan Prato (Joan of Art) Metal Jewelry
  • Steven Kressel Metal/Bone Work
  • Aaron McCargo Ponchos, Backpacks, Clothing

Also participating with farm-produced crafts are these two Legacy Vendors:

  • Woods Edge Wool Farm (at the Perkins end)
    Alpaca wool socks, scarves, gloves, shawls, yarns, blankets and more!
  • Windy Farm Alpacas (at the west end)
    Live alpacas, yarns, and wool garments.

For the Animal Lovers
Live Alpacas at the west end

Alpaca

Live Guests from Windy Farm Alpacas.

This will be your last chance this season to get close to the adorable alpacas from Windy Farm. Stay long enough to hear them “purr.”

 


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 11

Downright Cold.

Little cloudy, temps in the 20s to start, in the 30s to finish, light breezes. But Dry.

Cold Chickens


Official forecast for SAT NOV 11

Weather NOV 11


Site Plan for SAT NOV 11

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS

For the final three weeks of the season we’ll be filling in the empty spaces with juried artists and crafters four the annual Handmade Holidays celebration of local artistic talent and the much-anticipated start of the holiday gift-buying season.

Site Map SAT NOV 11


BID Vendors SAT NOV 11

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Baguettes

BAGUETTES BY DULCE ARTISAN PASTRIES

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Sara’s Produce returns this week after a 3-week absence. By special arrangement with the Market, Sara brings ONLY NON-JERSEY PRODUCE. Get your bananas, pineapples, mangoes, persimmons, etc., here.

We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Cheese Etc.

 


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 11

Herb Soap

BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAPS

Start a shopping list!

We’ve got a very full lineup of Guest Vendors and Special Products this week.

  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — Find them in our “chocolate space,” which Duker T has since departed, with pumpkin and other favorite holiday flavors.
  • Chloe’s Crème Puffs
    — Chloe wrote to say the weather (30s, maybe 40 by noon) would pre-empt filling crème puffs this Saturday. I told her to bring them filled. No answer yet. Keep your frozen fingers crossed.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    —The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
  • John & Kira’s Chocolates
    —If you haven’t tried the ganache-stuffed figs you haven’t fully experienced ganache, or figs!
  • Preservation Provisions
    —Not sure there’s a difference in pickles? Test that theory by sampling from several varieties.
  • Woods Edge Wool Farm
    —They raise alpaca for their wool and yak for their meat. They keep bees for honey and pollination. They make candles and soap. They knit that fabulous wool into awesome garments and the world’s best socks and gloves. Spend some time with them.
  • Knowhere Farm
    —The kids are back! Get your selfies with the adorable young goats and pick a few bars of the Knowhere Farm-made goats milk soap. Down by Perkins.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Gruyere Green Bean Casserole

Gruyere Beans

STEF PERNA’S GRUYERE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Gruyere Green Bean Casserole. Stef says, “Forgo that outdated can of condensed ‘cream of mushroom’ soup and make way for gruyere and sour cream this Thanksgiving holiday. Flaim Farms green beans and yellow onions, as well as Dulce Artisanal Pastry sourdough loaves are available from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market to recreate this non-traditional green bean casserole. Thank you to friends of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market for reading my posts this season. Have a wonderful holiday, and stay warm this winter!” For the instructions and glorious photos, get on over to Stef’s blog .

http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2017/11/7/gruyere-green-bean-casserole

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Easy Sides for Holiday Meals

Cranberries

IMMERSION BLENDER IN THE CRANBERRIES

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Easy Sides for Holiday Meals. Susan is all about helping. This week she has some handy tips for “onion hands,” for pouring “wide mouth funneling,” and—oh yes!—for preparing essential side dishes for you Thanksgiving and other holiday meals. You’ll need cole slaw, most likely, and your own cranberry sauce, of course, and what’s a meal without fried onions? Get easy recipes and quick tips at Susan’s blog. She did her shopping for cabbage, cranberries and onions at Formisano, Savoie Organic, Springdale, and Flaim Farms.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/easy-sides-for-a-holiday-meal/

 


Handmade Holidays 2017
New2017at333

THE 3-WEEK MARKET EVENT THAT KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON CONTINUES!

For the second week, we’ll open our tables to terrific juried artists and crafters (jewelers, potters, fiber artists, woodworkers, clothing designers, and so much more).

Joining us for week two are these Outstanding Vendors

  • Aimee Eckert (Relics Revisited) Jewelry
  • Jennifer Talarico (Jennifer’s Fiber Designs) Clothing
  • Rose Pacey (Gypsy Art) Mixed Media
  • Anneliese Kissling (Le Petit Fox) Knitted Goods
  • Lorraine Delphey (L’Originals) Cotton Items
  • Maria Cartwright (222 Creations) Copper Fired Jewelry
  • Ellen Rosenholtz (Sylvia Starlight) Toys
  • Jennifer Prasad (Canary Works) Pillow Covers
  • Lisa Confora (Nature’s Energy) Ceramics
  • Katherin Cheetham (Select 10) Art Glass
  • Eric Wolff (Mud and Fire) Ceramics
  • Emily Cooper (Mithril Mailestrom) Chainmaille
  • Katie Locke, Infinnity Kids (Children’s Items)
  • Lindsay Varon (Hooked Up) Finger Puppets
  • Fred Chase (Fred Chase Woodcraft) Woodcraft
  • Barry Buck & Dixie Buck (Linen and Spoon) Wood
  • Meredith Greimel (Beaucycled) Succulents, Jewelry, Knits
  • Rachel E Del Rossi (Charming Notes) Paper
  • Justin Tyner & Meghan Keary Stained Glass
  • Joan Prato (Joan of Art) Metal Jewelry
  • Aaron McCargo Ponchos, Backpacks, Clothing
    • (possible late additions to fill new vacancies)

Also participating with farm-produced crafts is this Legacy Vendor:

  • Woods Edge Wool Farm (at the Perkins end)
    Alpaca wool socks, scarves, gloves, shawls, blankets and more!

For the Animal Lovers
Knowhere Farm Goat Petting Area

Goat Pet Detail

Knowhere Farm Goats in the Petting Area.

This will be your last chance this season to get into the pen with some adorable young goats and take your picture together with a kid. The goats milk soap is wonderful (and also photogenic), but the real attraction of a Knowhere Farm appearance is the chance to get up close and personal with one of these gentle animals. Down by Perkins Art Center. Look for the line.


 

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 2017

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 2017 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.

Study your location

  • Study the plan for SAT NOV 18.
  • We’ve done our best to avoid bouncing you around.
  • Unless we couldn’t help it, you’re in the same general location as last week.
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

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 command a valuable parking space that shoppers can turn over a dozen times.

  • 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 chalk

  • Market space numbers are marked with chalk 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.

Forecast SAT NOV 18.

The lettuces won’t freeze on the tables as they did last week, but it won’t be warm. 30s during load-in and setup, warming to maybe 50 by breakdown, but . . . cloudier, windier, and maybe wetter during load-out. Tents will be essential if it starts to drizzle toward noon, and tent weights a must as the winds pick up.

Or the forecasters could be all wet. 🙂

Weather NOV 18

Site Plan for SAT NOV 18

Site Plan NOV 18


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 NOV 04

Sweater weather.

Little cloudy, temps in the 40s to start, in the 50s to finish, light breezes. But Dry.

Sweater Pigs


Official forecast for SAT NOV 04Weather NOV 04


Site Plan for SAT NOV 04

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE HANDMADE HOLIDAYS

For the final three weeks of the season we’ll be filling in the empty spaces with juried artists and crafters four the annual Handmade Holidays celebration of local artistic talent and the much-anticipated start of the holiday gift-buying season.

Site Plan SAT NOV 04


BID Vendors SAT NOV 04

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Crepe

We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week:
Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Cheese Etc.

Also in the BID area this week are:
Inspired Brews Kombucha
and John & Kira’s Chocolates.

Sara’s Produce is off for a couple of weeks.
They’ll return for the final two Markets of the season, SAT NOV 11 and SAT NOV 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 04

Filled Figs

JOHN AND KIRA’S CHOCOLATE-FILLED FIGS

Start a shopping list!

We’ve got a very full lineup of Guest Vendors and Special Products this week.

  • Duker T’s Catering. Getcher Soup! This will be Duker’s final week at the Market for the season. He’s departing with a bang: Cream of Crab Last chance for this one!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — Find them in our “chocolate space” near Duker T’s, with pumpkin and other favorite holiday flavors.
  • Our Souls Shine Applesauce
    — Yoga for the soul. Sunshine for the garden. Organic apples and kale. Cinnamon. Peace and Love.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    —The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
  • John & Kira’s Chocolates
    —If you haven’t tried the ganache-stuffed figs you haven’t fully experienced ganache, or figs!
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —Feel good about indulging. The cream’s organic. the milk and produce ingredients are local.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —If there’s a way to turn local produce into a cocktail mixer, the wizards at Green Aisle are doing it.
  • Preservation Provisions
    —Not sure there’s a difference in pickles? Test that theory by sampling from several varieties.
  • Flour + Oats Cookies
    —A new Market favorite this year with her mouth-melting shortbreads and other wonders.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
White Pumpkin Chili

White Chili

DENINE GORNIAK WHITE PUMPKIN CHILI

White Pumpkin Chili with or without Ground Turkey. Yes, you can eat them. Pumpkins aren’t just for Jack O Lanterns. (But you knew that; you’ve had the pie.) They’re a fine ingredient in beers and ales too, and this chili recipe calls for just such an ingredient. The rest of the produce is stuff you already have at home or could easily pick up at the Market on Saturday: green and yellow squash, onions and garlic, red and green bell peppers. Denine recommends a cilantro cooking base and, of course, your favorite chili herbs and spices. See the recipe and cooking instructions at her blog.
http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2014/10/white-pumpkin-chili-2-ways.html

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Easy Prep Kid-Friendly Meals

Quick Cheese Melt

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH QUICK CHEESE MELT

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Easy Prep Kid-Friendly Meals. Susan outdoes herself this week with a grab-bag of meal suggestions to make things easy in the kitchen. Check out her blog for advice on how to shop the Market for Mac-and-Cheese, Meatballs-and-Sauce, and Chipped-Beef-Steak-Sandwiches. She’s also got the skinny on the Hillacres Pride Winter Program, which you NEED to check out if you want easy access to this legacy Market vendor’s wide range of products throughout those dark “non-Market” months until May. Get it all at Susan’s blog.
https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/easy-meals/

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Brioche Squash Mushroom Kale Stuffing

Brioche Stuffing

STEF PERNA STUFFING THAT WANTS TO BE DRESSING

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Stuffing That Wants to Be Called Dressing. Stef starts her “stuffing” recipe with brioche from Amber Grain Bakery, to which she adds butternut squash, and cremini mushrooms, and curly kale (and celery, onions, herbs, you know). The result is no more difficult to make than any other “from scratch” stuffing, but it’s such a grand presentation it begs to be called dressing. Vegetarian friends can make a meal of this (not vegans though: it does contain both butter and egg). For the instructions and glorious photos, get on over to Stef’s blog.
http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2017/10/30/brioche-dressing-with-squash-mushroom-kale


Handmade Holidays 2017
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THE ANNUAL 3-WEEK MARKET EVENT
THAT KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON!

We had a preview last week of what to expect when the Handmade Holidays celebration starts this SAT NOV 04. This week, and for the next three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we’ll open our tables to terrific juried artists and crafters (jewelers, potters, fiber artists, woodworkers, clothing designers, and so much more).

Joining us for the official First Week are these
Occasional Vendors

  • Aimee Eckert, Relics Revisited, Jewelry
  • Betsy Cook, National Picnic, Original Clothing
  • Ellen Rosenholtz, Sylvia Starlight Toys
  • Jennifer Prasad, Canary Works, Pillow Covers
  • Blair Buchanan, Brace and Bit. Wooden Items
  • Lisa Confora, Nature’s Energy. Ceramics
  • Jennifer Talarico Fiber Designs
  • Katherin Cheetham, Select 10, Art Glass
  • Matthew Miner, Upcycled Paper Products
  • Katie Locke, Infinnity Kids, Children’s Items
  • Rose Pacey, Gypsy Art, Mixed Media
  • Maria Cartwright, 222 Creations, Copper Fired Jewelry
  • Lorraine Delphey, L’Originals, Cotton Items
  • Anneliese Kissling, Le Petit Fox, Knitted Goods
  • Stephanie Schultz, Mermaid Metal, Jewelry
  • Matthew Miner Upcycled Paper Products
  • Lindsay Varon, Hooked Up, Puppets
  • Aaron McCargo Ponchos, Backpacks, Clothing
    • (possible late additions to fill new vacancies)

Also participating with crafts are these Legacy Vendors:

  • Woods Edge Wool Farm (Legacy Vendor, East end)
    Alpaca wool socks, scarves, gloves, shawls, blankets
  • Windy Farm Alpacas (Legacy Vendor, West end)
    Alpaca wool socks, gloves

For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue

Turkey Ball

READY FOR THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL

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.


Music SAT NOV 04

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Our last musical act of the 2017 season will be Trio Nova Duo. Mike and Pete will “play us out” or “welcome in the new,” depending on your perspective. (Anyway, it’s getting too cold to finger pick.)

Four by Two

The East Stage Music Tent is giving way Woods Edge Wools with their beautiful alpaca garments.

Thank you to all the musicians who have made the Market “the place to be” on Saturday mornings in Collingswood.

 


For the Family

LIVE ALPACAS. Windy Farm will be bringing their alpacas to the Market this week. Look for them at the west end, where the corn truck usually sets up.

HENNA TATTOOS. We’ll also be visited by Nandini Sangmesh whose beautiful henna is pictured here. Find her in the “ATM Tent” at the Market’s Main Center Entrance.

For the Family


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 28

Maybe a jacket or sweater.

Gorgeous sun and crisp, dry weather that might get to 70 degrees by noon.

Weather Animals


Official forecast for SAT OCT 28

Weather OCT 28


Site Plan for SAT OCT 28

12 SPACES FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS

Treehouse Cafe is done for the season. So is Rich Hymer; ditto for Sikking Flowers. We’ve taken the opportunity to invite a dozen or more artists and crafters from our Handmade Holidays waiting list to bring their art to the Market in what we’re calling the Handmade Holidays Preview.

Site Plan OCT 28 Final


BID Vendors SAT OCT 28

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Baguettes

Sara’s Produce is off for a couple of weeks. They’ll return for the final two Markets of the season, SAT NOV 11 and SAT NOV 18.

We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese Etc, and (although not a BID member) Inspired Brews Kombucha will round out the BID area roster for SAT OCT 28.

 


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 28

Creme Puffs

  • Duker T’s Catering. Getcher Soup! Potato Leek this week. Get yours early. These soups are usually gone by noon.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap (although the soap is wonderful) but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — Find them in what is becoming our “chocolate space” near Duker T’s Catering (and on non-Market days, at Occasionette on Haddon Avenue).
  • Our Souls Shine Applesauce
    —Organic apples and kale from the garden. Cinnamon. Sunshine. And yoga for the soul.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    —The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service!
    —ATTENTION PUMPKIN AND TURKEY CARVERS! This is not the time of year for dull knives. Empty the drawers and haul your steel to Neil for a fresh edge!

 


Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
German Apple Cake—Apfelkuchen

It was German Supper night at Sarah’s Gourmet Dinner Club, and she was assigned dessert, so she thought what we’re all thinking this month: Apfelkuchen! I mean, apple cake! She chose Golden Delicious apples from Fruitwood Farms this time, for the sweet/crisp top layer. A bit of artistic arranging and the rest is a pretty simple cake recipe. The results speak for themselves, although to make the picture complete, perhaps a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce. Ach du lieber! See the rest of the wonderful photos and the recipe plus instructions at Sarah’s  blog post.
http://saltjar.com/german/

Apfelkuchen

SARAH LICATA’S GERMAN APPLE CAKE—APFELKUCHEN

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Flat Green Beans

What to do with beans can be a challenge, not because there aren’t many ways to eat them, but because there are. Susan makes a simple choice this week, combining flat green beans from Springdale Farm, with Onions from Hymer Farm, and Olive Oil from Villa Barone. For tomatoes, she had a variety of choices. SpringdaleHymerDanLynn Organic, Savoie Organic, Flaim Farm, and Formisano are all on her shopping list. For simple preparation instructions, lovely photos, and a brief meditation on the difference between yellow beans and green, go to Susan’s blog.
https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/flat-green-beans-with-tomatoes-and-onion/

Flat Green Beans

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH’S FLAT GREEN BEANS

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Cranberry Apple Crisp

Sarah mixed her tart with her sweet this week to serve up a perfect fall dessert you should try to perfect before you’re asked to bring something to a holiday feast. We’re talking sweet apples and tart cranberries here, and oats for a crispy crumble with just a hint of healthy eating to justify that second portion. Table staff at both Fruitwood Farms and Wm. Schober Sons tables will help you choose the right apples for this recipe. For the rest, you’ll have to go to Stef’s blog for her recipe and glorious photos.
http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2015/10/14/casserole-crisp-sunday/

Apple Cranberry Crisp

STEF PERNA’S CRANBERRY APPLE CRISP


Handmade Holidays Preview
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Nature Tricked Us, So We’re Treating You.
The unseasonable weather made fall crops mature early, so several farms are leaving us a week before we anticipated. We’re reacting by filling those empty spaces with the wonderful local artists and crafters from our Handmade Holidays waiting list. The official 3-week event starts SAT NOV 04, but this week the following crafters and jewelers will join us to kick off the holiday celebrations and shopping season.

  • Silver Spirit Design (Sterling Silver Jewelry)
  • Kim OHara Designs (Ceramic Jewelry)
  • Steph Schultz, Mermaid Metal (Metal Jewelry)
  • Sweet Succulent Creations (Plants)
  • Heidi Barr, The Kitchen Garden Series (Textiles)
  • Lindsay Varon, Hooked Up (Finger Puppets)
  • Giorgina Gatchell, Creating Wonderland (Signs)
  • Ashley Kirk, Carolina Artisan (Jewelry)
  • Knock on Wood Decorations (Reclaimed Wood)
  • Anneliese Kissling, Le Petit Fox Knits (Knitted Items)
  • Jennifer Prasad, Canary Works (Pillow Covers)
  • Evelyn Taylor Designs (Ceramics)

For the Animal Lovers
French Bulldog Rescue Network

French Ballerina

French Bulldog Rescue Network. The wonderful people of the FBRN will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. If experience is any guide, they’ll also be celebrating the Halloween holiday by inviting their animals to express their inner ballerinas and cowboys. Who knows, you may even get a change to pet (or kiss) a Frenchie this weekend. Stop by and meet the whole happy family, consider adding a member to your own.


Music SAT OCT 28

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. The Incomparable Dave Kelly brings his scary talent to this Halloween Weekend installment of the Farmers’ Market. Listen carefully for songs about demon possession and things that go terribly wrong in the night.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. This is our favorite photo of the Mannix Duo, and since it’s Halloween, maybe the couple will be willing to dress at Sonny and Cher at 9 in the morning. At least we can hope.

This is the last music for the season. In November, the music spaces are turned over to artists for the Handmade Holidays celebration of local crafts.
The Market opens at 8am, rain or shine. Music at both stages starts at 9am.

MannixDuo

 


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 Preview 2017

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

Handmade Holidays
Preview SAT OCT 28, 2017

Welcome Artists and Crafters. We’re delighted to host you for the 2017 Handmade Holidays Preview 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.

THE WEEK BEFORE. Study your location

  • Further down this post you will find the site plan for SAT OCT 28.
  • Study the for your location and any other information about how to approach the Market, set up, and exit.
THE DAY OF. 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

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.

PARKING YOUR VEHICLE FOR THE DAY.

  • Don’t command a valuable parking space that a dozen of your customers can use if you leave it available.
  • 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.

BRING THE PLAN. 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.
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 chalk

  • Market space numbers are marked with chalk 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.

Site Plan for SAT OCT 28

Site Plan OCT 28 new Thus pm

 

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 21

Let’s just call it ideal.

The weather doesn’t always cooperate, but the forecast couldn’t be better for an October Saturday. We’re looking at 70 degrees, sunny skies, low humidity, and absolutely dry.

Weather Cows


Official forecast for SAT OCT 21

Weather OCT 21


Site Plan for SAT OCT 21

SPACES ARE OPENING UP

Greg and Karen Hurley have called it a season, following on the departures of Les Viereck and AT Buzby until 2018, so we have air in the site plan for a week or two. Artists and Crafters will fill those empty spaces in November, but for now, we have room to stretch out a bit.

Site Plan SAT OCT 21


BID Vendors SAT OCT 21

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Sara’s Produce is off for a couple of weeks. They’ll return for the final two Markets of the season, SAT NOV 11 and SAT NOV 18.

Olives

OLIVES AND OILS FROM VILLA BARONE

We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese Etc, and (although not a BID member) Inspired Brews Kombucha will round out the BID area roster for SAT OCT 21.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 21

Goat Pet Detail

  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —The soap is natural and wonderful, made from the goats on the farm. But the real attraction is the chance to get into the pen and pet your favorite kid.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    —Hot Soup!
    Chicken Vegetable this week. These soups don’t usually last ‘til noon. Get yours early.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap (although the soap is quite wonderful) but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
  • John & Kira’s Artisan Chocolates
    — Find them in what is becoming our “chocolate space” near Duker T’s Catering.
  • 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.
  • Our Souls Shine Applesauce
    —Cindy is looking even sunnier than usual this week. Ask her why if you have a minute.
  • Constellation Collective
    —Frittatas? Check. Fresh donuts and bagels? Check. Scones? Check. Right next to the coffee? Check. Bring a friend, split up, and each stand in one line!

Official Market Bloggers

How D’ya Like Them Apples?

Apples

Our Official Market Bloggers do a wonderful job of alerting us to what’s fresh at the Market (and what to do with all that bounty)! Once again, as in every October, we’re all about the apples this week. First, Denine Gorniak shows us every pie entered in the 2017 Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest! plus commentary on the entries, the winners, the judging, photos of every mouth-watering moment.

Add to that recipes for Apple Crisp and an Apple Grilled Ham and Cheese sandwich, and you won’t find one bad apple in the barrel.


Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
Apple Pie Baking Contest 2017

2017 Apple Pie Contest

HAPPY APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST WINNER

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). PIE CONTEST RESULTS 2017.  Denine is now a veteran judge for what she calls “one of the tastiest events of the year,” the Market’s annual Apple Pie Baking Contest. This year, 9 judges sampled 21 pies, all 9 awarding points for presentation, but half of the judges tasting the Classic Apple entries, the other half tasting the Apples Plus pies, which can contain other fruits or enhancing ingredients (think nuts, or bourbon). Denine details the day’s events and shares the names of all the winners (plus photos of most of them), in her blog post.
http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2017/10/all-winning-pies-top-row-presentation.html


Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
A Simple Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH APPLE CRISP

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). A Simple Apple Crisp. Susan’s a smart cook, and a smart shopper. Her advice on how to get the butter into the crumb topping is priceless. As is her advice on shopping for apples. She patronized BOTH Fruitwood Farm AND Wm. Schober Sons to get apples for this recipe, Stayman Winesaps from Fruitwood and Honey Crisp apples from Schober. (She even tells you what apples to avoid.) For more priceless advice, a complete recipe and construction techniques, and of course photos to guide you through the process for making this classic fall favorite, click on through to Susan’s blog.
https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/a-simple-apple-crisp/


Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
Apple Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Apple Ham Sandwich

APPLE GRILLED HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Apple Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich. Sarah, like Denine Gorniak, is a happy returning pie judge who, after sampling what all our fine contestants produced for the contest, was inspired to work some magic of her own with this year’s excellent apple crop. She puts together apple butter, cheddar cheese, ham, and honey crips apple slices from Fruitwood Farms, between savory grilled bread, and, well, make it yourself and see if anything could beat that in a sandwich contest! For the recipe and Sarah’s mouthwatering photos, you’ll have to click through to her blog post.
http://saltjar.com/apple-grilled-cheese/

 


Featured Artist SAT OCT 21
Ellen Rosenholtz “Sylvia Starlight Toys”

Cloth Toys, Mostly Animals

Monkeys

FEATURED ARTIST. Ellen Rosenholtz. (Sylvia Starlight Toys) Ellen makes charming hand-crafted toys, mostly fabric, mostly animals. Not picture here but well worth examining are the sewn purses for little people that look for all the world like dollhouses. Perfect for carrying dolls, of course, of which Sylvia can offer plenty, again, mostly animals. Stop by and prepare to be charmed. It’s her only chance this season to be our Featured Artist of the week.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/214028043/toy-cloth-travel-dollhouse-purse


For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Pit Bull Rescue

Turkey Ball

READY FOR THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL

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.


Music SAT OCT 21

TWO SOLO GUITAR PICKERS THIS WEEK. Split your time and double your listening enjoyment.

Rossi Hollander

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. A Market favorite for years, John sometimes plays the west stage, sometimes the east. This week he’s under the official blue Music Tent sponsored by Collingswood Music.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Playing at the same time but not together with John, Barry Hollander (hippie, guitar hero, jive turkey) will ply his ax under PATCO at the west venue.

 


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 14

Yes, at long last, it’s fall.

It’s going to be mostly cloudy, possibly even drizzly, temperatures in the 60s struggling to reach 70. Altogether seasonable for OCT 14. For the first time this season, shoppers will be thinking squash, and soup (and apple pie) and pumpkins.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT OCT 14

Weather OCT 14


Site Plan for SAT OCT 14

BACK TO THE REGULAR SITE PLAN

After last week’s Book Fair disruption, we’re back to our usual site plan this week. We’ll have a Pie Baking contest in the middle of the Market, but the rest of the site is just the way we like it . . . an east-to-west celebration of Jersey Fresh!

Site Map OCT 14


BID Vendors SAT OCT 14

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

EXOTIC PRODUCE. Shoppers should know the special arrangement with Sara’s Produce. They sell “exotic” produce (like persimmons), but are prohibited from selling anything that grows in New Jersey.

Persimmons

PERSIMMONS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE (CERTAINLY NOT JERSEY FRESH)

We’ve got all your favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will be on hand. They’ll be joined by Devils Creek Brewery —Sorry, no beer sales. We’re still a dry Market.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 14

Alpaca

  • Woods Edge Wool Farm
    —Alpaca wool products including exquisite sweaters, socks, scarves, and shawls. Plus dryer balls, local honey from their own hives, soaps and other beeswax products. The list goes on.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    Cream of Broccoli Soup. Finally, the weather is starting to favor hot soups during Market hours. Come by to get yours early. They don’t always last.
  • Soap Girl Cindy Steves
    — You got a chance to meet her just a couple of weeks ago. Now you want another bar, maybe several. Come see her before she moves to Maine!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. NOT in the BID section this week. You’ll have to find them.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — Inventory was low a couple weeks ago and early sellouts disappointed some customers. Don’t be sorry, be early. This stuff is too good to last.
  • Chloe’s Crème Puffs
    —One of the most frequent questions we’re asked this season is “When is that crème puff girl coming back?” This week, the answer is “Now.”
  • PRESERVATION Provisions
    —We admire their commitment to using local produce, and we gratefully appreciate their ability to pickle just about anything that can be harvested.

Official Market Bloggers

We’re Apples to the Core this week

Apple Core

Our Official Market Bloggers do a wonderful job of alerting us to what’s fresh at the Market (and what to do with all that bounty)! This week, we’re all about the apples. We’ve got an apple tart recipe, a recipe for apple butter, and a link to the contest results from last year’s 2016 Apple Pie Contest.

The 2017 Apple Pie Baking Contest is this SAT OCT 14. It’s too late to register; we have our limit of contestants. But next week, look for the results of this week’s contest right here, in the Official Market Bloggers space.

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Apple Butter

Apple Butter

STEF PERNA’S APPLE BUTTER

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Apple Butter. “If you enjoy making (and eating) apple butter, now is the time! The Collingswood Farmers’ Market vendor Wm. Schober & Sons is offering a variety of apples. I used Cortland and Empire apples, as well as a splash of their apple cider for this apple butter recipe.

Try a smear of apple butter on thick lightly-toasted sourdough bread, topped with your favorite sharp cheddar cheese, or a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt. My go-to cheese is a creamy English cheddar with mustard seed and ale” sometimes known as Red Dragon. See the instructions and photos to guide you through at Stef’s blog. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2017/10/9/apple-butter

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
Rustic Apple and Pear Tart

Rustic Tart

DENINE GORNIAK’S RUSTIC APPLE PEAR TART

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Apple Pear Rustic Tart.  They’re also known as crostadas. Apples and pears are hitting their peak at the Market. Schober, Fruitwood, Springdale, and other vendors are putting out their best, just in time for this week’s Apple Pie contest. Whether you’re entering or baking for your family only, put your pie dough skills to good use with a rustic tart. They’re easy to make and so worth the effort. Be gentle with the dough and barely work it. (Or use a store-bought dough and pretend you didn’t.) Don’t worry about fine aesthetics; they’re supposed to look rustic! For the prep instructions, go to Denine’s blog.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2013/10/apple-and-pear-rustic-tart-aka-crostadas.html


Featured Artist SAT OCT 14
Lisa Confora “Nature’s Energy”

Pottery and Jewelry

Lisa Confora

Lisa says: “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Upcycle. My passion for recycling and earth friendly art, provided me the direction towards creating a variety of one of a kind, handmade, exclusive jewelry pieces with a story. In keeping with environmentally friendly elements and a commitment to design, I use fair-trade and handmade beads to enhance the overall appeal of the wearable art.”

www.lisaconfora.com


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Bubbles

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE BUBBLES

The wonderful people of Almost Home 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 Ask about their Bingo Night fundraiser on SAT OCT 21. It’s sure to be a lot of fun and raise both money and awareness of the needs of abandoned and rescued animals.


For the Big-Hearted
Seeds to Sew

SEEDS TO SEW. The non-profit that improves the lives of women and girls in rural Kenya through education and job skills training. Select from reusable cloth gift wrapping bags called Enkiteng bags, Maasai Enkisoma jewelry, and banana tree bark handicrafts. Your purchase will directly benefit the woman who made it.

Seeds to Sew

LOURDES/OAKLYN PANTRY. It’s time again to BUY 1 GIVE 1. Please be generous and grab an extra broccoli 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.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION. Stop by the table to learn about the latest developments in preventing and treating this all too common disease.


Music SAT OCT 14

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. We’ve got music from Sam Caruso this week, which means we’re going to have to dig deep in our bag of superlatives to describe this Collingswood favorite, friend to all, patron of the arts, collector of Food Bank donations, and not a bad guitar player. With his harmonizer, he’s a group!

Kelly and Caruso

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Dave Kelly seems to be everywhere: hosting Open Mic nights in Oaklyn, providing dining music at the area’s fine restaurants, playing outdoor festivals every weekend or so, and sometimes finding time for our Market. Come hear what he does with anything that’s stringed.

 


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 07

Glorious. Temps in the 70s.

We’re calling it for Mostly Sunny, no chance of rain, with temperatures warming to almost 80 by the closing cowbell. Load the tables and let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Mostly Sunny Cows


Official forecast for SAT OCT 07

Weather OCT 07


Site Plan for SAT OCT 07

PLAN CHANGED FOR THE BOOK FAIR.

This is one of the two unusual weeks of the season when, because of a Borough-wide event, the annual Book Fair, Haddon Avenue is closed and Irvin Avenue is open to vehicle traffic. Our Yards Farm and the Big Shrimp Company have been moved inside the Market. Nature’s Own Farm will take up the space usually occupied by the Corn Truck at the west end. The Corn Truck is done for the season; so is Lester Viereck, and so is the Sweet Freedom Bakery.

Site Map SAT OCT 07 Pres


BID Vendors SAT OCT 07

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Shoppers may not know that the special arrangement with Sara’s Produce is that they may sell “exotic” produce, but are prohibited from selling anything that grows in New Jersey. The rules at their table are: “Anything But Jersey Fresh.”

Crepe

We’ve got most of your favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will be on hand. They’ll be joined by Inspired Brews Kombucha, not technically a member of BID but more than welcome!

 


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 07

  • Duker T’s Catering
    —“Is it chili?” No, it’s warm today. Are you cold? “No, I mean, is it time for Duker T’s famous chili?” Step up and get yours early, folks. It may be beef, or maybe sausage, but it will be spicy without scorching your tongue and throat. Spicy but not hot. Chili but not chilly.
  • Chili

    DUKER T’S SPICY BUT NOT HOT CHILI

    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!

  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • PRESERVATION
    —If it’s locally grown and delicious, and if it can be pickled, these guys will preserve it. Stock up on old favorites and check out the new varieties.
  • Constellation Collective
    — Bagels, frittatas, scones, donuts, and always a delicious invention or two.
  • Weckerly’s Local Premium Ice Cream
    —Did you know they make their own cones, and the cookies for their incredible ice cream sandwiches?
  • Our Souls Shine Applesauce
    —It’s applesauce like your mom would make, if mom was a writer, a holistic wellness coach, a kids yoga instructor, and a vegan. Organic apples plus kale.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
The Best Hot Dog You Never Heard of

Tony Go's Jersey Hot Dogs

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). The Best Hot Dog You’ve Never Heard of. Susan’s been experimenting with a lot of comforting meat dishes this season, making good use of Hillacres Pride pork, for example, and bison from Buck Wild Bison. This week she’ll let you in on the secret of Jersey Hot Dogs (something she calls Tony Go’s). You’ll need a crusty Italian roll or baguette (think Wildflour, Amber Grain, or Dulce) onions, peppers, and potatoes. That’s right, potatoes! All of those will be easy to find at several of our Market vendor tables. For the prep and assembly instructions, you’ll have to go to Susan’s blog.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/the-best-hot-dog-youve-never-heard-of/

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Corn and Vegetable “Risotto”

Corn Risotto

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Corn Risotto. Denine hasn’t been at the Market as much as she would like this season. Her blog post tells the story. However, she recently “laid in some corn” for immediate or eventual consumption and then cut some from the cob to mix with onions, peppers, and zucchini (plus a spice blend she found at Occasionette) to make what you’d probably call a mock risotto since it contains no rice at all, let alone Arborio. Intrigued? It’s simple, comforting, spicy, slightly exotic and accompanies a wide variety of dishes. (Good cold from the fridge too!) See the instructions and photos to guide you through at Denine’s blog, TheBicycle-Chef.com.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2017/10/corn-risotto.html


Featured Artist SAT OCT 07
Meredith Greimel Beaucycled

Jewelry and Succulent Arrangements

Succulents

FEATURED ARTIST. Meredith Greimel, Beaucycled. You may be familiar with Meredith’s work from Whole Foods. Or perhaps you’ve attended a succulent-arranging workshop. Now’s your chance to see her stuff at your favorite Market. Handcrafted jewelry from rare gemstones and vintage remnants. AND as if that were not enough, Meredith also arranges succulent gardens in unique glassware and vintage pieces.

http://www.beaucycled.com


For the Animal Lovers
NJAFA, New Jersey Aid for Animals

Costume

New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA)
in the Dog Tent.

The wonderful people of New Jersey Aid for Animals will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing their remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy animals from the brink of disaster at extreme expense.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. Want to support their efforts and have some fun as well? They’ve got brand new “still in the bag” Halloween costumes for dogs for just five dollars!


For History or Architecture Lovers
Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Tour

Proud Neighbors

ARCHITECTURAL HSITORY OF COLLINGSWOOD. Look for representatives of Proud Neighbors of Collingswood at their card table space beneath the Speedline. They’ve got your tickets for the SUN OCT 15 Walking Tours. You have just one week left to reserve your space. Tours are guided by local experts in architectural history. Take one tour or all three in the Lakeview Drive area, and along Park, Stokes, and Collings Avenues. Tours conclude with a gathering at Devils Creek Brewery to relax with friends and share your new knowledge.


Music SAT OCT 07

She Hates Me CD Color

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. We’ve got music from She Hates Me this week, which means newly-elected member of the Camden County Democratic Committee Shannon McGill Vasile will be singing pretty with Kevin Sullivan, who is better at crashing parties than joining them.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Are they jazzy? Do they swing? Are they cutting-edge or nostalgic? Yes. Trio Nova Duo is that and more. You may not be able to name every tune, but you’ll recognize them from the bossa nova, jazz, and pop catalogs.

Four by Two

 


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 SEP 30

Mostly Sunny (and Autumnal)

Pessimists call it party cloudy. Cool seasonal temperatures and no chance of rain.
Gonna get breezy by noon. Strap on the tent weights and let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Mostly Sunny Cows


Official forecast for SAT SEP 30

Weather SEP 30


Site Plan for SAT SEP 30

We have a little air in the plan this week following the departure of A.T. Buzby for the season. But we’re still full of lively attractions. The Knife Sharpener is here, along with the Goat Petting Area. Two uncommon musical attractions in The Unstoppable Hackbeats at the East end and guitarist, hippie, and jive turkey Barry Hollander to the West. Crab soup, Glass art, so much more!

 

Site Map SEP 30


BID Vendors SAT SEP 30

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.

Shoppers may not know that the special arrangement with Sara’s Produce is that they may sell “exotic” produce, but are prohibited from selling anything that grows in New Jersey.

Dulce Croissant

ALMOND CROISSANT FROM DULCE ARTISAN PASTRIES

We’re fully stocked with BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc, Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will take their usual spaces. And they’ll be joined by Inspired Brews Kombucha in what is becoming their usual space as well.

 


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 30

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    —The rest of the week you can find MECHA Artisan chocolates at the new Occasionette shop in town, but on Saturdays, come on out to the Market for your chocoholic fix.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    —Devoted shoppers wait all year for Robert Barber to bring out his justly famous Cream of Crab soup. Come by for a hot one (or take a few home).
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    — Local produce gets hip here. From their tiny storefront on East Passyunk, the Erace brothers bring us fancy bitters, exotic spices, house-made pickles, preserves, nut butters and teas (and always a few surprises).
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    —If you’ve been paying attention, you know Neil comes by with his grinding tools and his razor-sharp wit on the final Saturday of the month. Bring out your knives and other dull blades this SAT SEP 30.
  • Mike Wilk Lamb Farm
    —Not technically a Guest Vendor, but “the lamb guy” is now on an every-other-week schedule. Look for him this SAT SEP 30.
  • Cindy Steves, Soap Girl
    —Cindy has it all. Homemade natural soaps, shower gels, organic pet shampoo, bath salts, shaving soap—like we said, all!
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —Selfie Alert! Also justly prized for the soap they make from their very own goats, the Knowhere table is better known for the adorable goats they bring to Market. Buy a bar and take your picture with the kids.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.

 

Cream of Crab

DUKER T’S CATERING CREAM OF CRAB SOUP (SERVING SUGGESTION)


Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Microgreens Five Ways

Micro Greens

MICROGREENS ON TURKEY BURGER

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Micro Greens. Susan and her daughters have sampled all four varieties of micro greens from Patrick Gigliotti and Louis Monte who call themselves Indogrow. These “vertical farmers,” who work indoors in their Cherry Hill NJ home, offer four microgreen blends ready to enjoy. The Lynchs used the Italian mix, the Robust, the Fusion Mix, and the Zesty on sandwiches and burgers, in salads, with grits, and in scrambled eggs. See photos of these crisp and extremely flavorful little blasts of nutrition in all their versatile glory at Susan’s blog.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/micro-greens/

 

 


Featured Artist SAT SEP 30
Katherine Cheetham

Fused and Flameworked Glass

Fish Glass

FEATURED ARTIST. Katherine Cheetham Glass. Katherine shows up around 6am to set up her Market space. You’ll see why when you visit. Every piece is positioned to catch and enhance the sunlight that passes through her painstakingly crafted glass works of art. Talented and immensely knowledgeable, she’ll explain the techniques she used for any piece that catches your eye. Glass panels, pendants, ornaments, plates and bowls like you’ve never seen.

http://www.katherinecheethamglass.com/


For the Animal Lovers
New Life Animal Rescue

Abigail

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE ABIGAIL

New Life Animal Rescue in the Dog Tent.

The wonderful people of New Life Animal Rescue will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing their remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy animals from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll also offer pet care tips, hook you up with an application to adopt an adorable animal, and dispense the official Market leashes that have made our Market a safer and more welcoming place for all our guests, four-legged and otherwise.

https://www.newlifeanimalrescue.org/abigails-miraculous-story


Music SAT SEP 30

Barry Hollander Posterized

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. You know how sometimes a genuinely nice guy is also blessed with talent and makes everybody feel wonderful? John Rossi is one of those guys, but he’s not available this week, so we invited self-proclaimed hippie, guitarist and jive turkey BARRY HOLLANDER to come out and grind his ax. He’s a unique and uniquely talented artist, and we’re very lucky he wants to play our venue. See for yourself!

hackbeats

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. We missed a chance to host these guys earlier in the season, so head on out to hear THE UNSTOPPABLE HACKBEATS in their only Market appearance this year. Matt Skoufalos, known to all as the journalist behind NJ Pen, has assembled a tight band of irregular regulars to churn out the ska. Shop for produce from 8am until 9, then settle into a chair at the music seating area for three hours of fun from 9am-noon.


Seasons Change, Vendors Change
Last Chance this season for Eckert’s Corn
Last Chance for Sweet Freedom Gluten-Free Bakery

Loose Corn

SEASONAL CHANGES START NOW. Every year toward the end of September, crops cycle out and crops cycle in. As the corn and tomatoes fade, we’ll see more squash and late season greens, local broccoli and cauliflower, among other wonders of the autumn. This week we bid farewell (until next year) to our legacy vendors Eckerts Farm (the corn truck), and Sweet Freedom (Gluten-Free) Bakery. Stop by and say farewell until MAY 2018.


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