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Collingswood SAT SEP 22

Collingswood SAT SEP 22

Lovely Fall Saturday.

Low 70s, mostly sunny, and dry. Sounds like autumn produce-shopping weather. Let’s all get out and support our Jersey Fresh farmers while the crops are in.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 22


Siteplan for SAT SEP 22

All our farms are in attendance, and several popular guest vendors are back to fill out the roster.

SPACE SEP 22


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 22

Vodka Sauce

RIGATONI WITH VILLA BARONE VODKA SAUCE

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. Can you identify the Revolution Bobbleheads from their figurines?

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

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon. Figs sold out early last week: expect them to have more on Saturday.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 22

Catch them while they’re here!

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  • 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.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. New: Garlic and Dill Pickles / Strawberry Basil Preserves / Blueberry-Infused Vinegar / Peach Plum Chai Shrubs / Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, and more!
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Pumpkin cheese spreads! Gina is good about sending news of her upcoming flavors and special items. This week, her facebook page is promising to fold in pumpkin.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. This week he’s serving up Cream of Broccoli, and annual favorite with his loyal customers.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin isn’t at the Market every week this season. But this SAT SEP 22 you and your pet have a chance to reconnect.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT SEP 22, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back this week and most weeks until Thanksgiving with Cindy’s gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Roger will be back this week with choice cuts of lamb from his own Stockton NJ farm. Find him in the livestock section at the east end of the Market.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks)
Caramel Nectarine Tart

Caramel Nectarine Tart

CARAMEL NECTARINE TART

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks). Caramel Nectarine Tart. Nectarines from Wm. Schober Sons Orchards take center stage in this simple but delicious production. A wonderful combination of caramel sauce with sliced nectarines in a flaky puff pastry. This year’s nectarines are sweet and juicy. You can’t eat one without juice dripping down your chin . . . unless you bake it into a tart. This tart is company- worthy, but you can bake it in under 30 minutes. Follow the link to Lisa’s blog to see how many steps you can skip and still produce this beautiful dessert using only 3 ingredients.

http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/2018/09/caramel-nectarine-tart.html


Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Cheerful Morning Apple Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

CHEERFUL MORNING APPLE COFFEE CAKE

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Cheerful Morning Apple Coffee Cake. Susan credits this coffee cake, which she has made weekly when the apples are right for (cough) years since her wedding day. Can we credit the apple cake for her long and happy marriage? It’s worth a try, simple to make, and this week the apples are right at Fruitwood Farms and Wm. Schober Sons Orchards. You’ll need a wooden spoon, and big mugs for the coffee or tea, and that’s about it. Complete instructions and wedding reminiscences abound at Susan’s bloghttps://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/cheerful-morning-apple-coffee-cake/


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4ward Foundation

Promise

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE PROMISE

Paw It 4ward.

The wonderful people of Paw It 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Promise! A spunky, smart and playful 2-year-old 65-pound pup! Promise would make an awesome jogging buddy! She is house- and crate-trained and working with a professional trainer on commands and behavior. She would do best in a home as the only pet but is dog social.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT SEP 22

Rossi Nova

JOHN ROSSI / TRIO NOVA DUO

A ONE, AND A TWO, AND A THREE . . . .

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. Give him a microphone and a chair. John will bring his Martin guitar and his good humor and charm the crowd with familiar tunes to brighten everyone’s mood.

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


For the Art Lovers
Ellen Rosenholtz Sylvia Starlight Toys

4 dolls

FEATURED ARTIST: Ellen Rosenholtz. At her Featured Artist table/tent, Ellen refers to herself as Sylvia Starlight, designer and crafter of handmade toys for a bright imagination. You don’t have to be imaginative to appreciate the charm of her designs or the quality of her execution. Not just dolls (and natural wood doll birthday cake candle holders), but also fabric homes to house and transport them, and other items both whimsical and useful. Stop by to see Ellen’s gentle inventiveness at the Featured Artist tent, space 24.

www.etsy.com/shop/sylviastarlight


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 15

Forecast coming.

Our first truly dry Saturday morning in awhile arrives while to our south a storm is raging. Let’s all get out and support our Jersey Fresh while the sun is shining. There’s no telling what the rest of the fall will bring.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 15


Siteplan for SAT SEP 15

Three non-profits and the Lourdes Wellness/Oaklyn Pantry “Buy 2 Give 1” food drive round out the plan this week.

SEP 15 Space


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 15

Bobbleheads

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. Can you identify the Revolution Bobbleheads from their figurines?

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

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon. Figs sold out early last week: expect them to have more on Saturday.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 15

Catch them while they’re here!

Almond Fig Toffee

ALMOND FIG TOFFEE FROM MECHA ARTISAN CHOCOLATES

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — We have very few opportunities to feature this wonderful local chocolatier. Get out Saturday morning for chocolate caramels, truffles, toffee bark, bars . . . you get the idea.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Roger will be back this week with choice cuts of lamb from his own Stockton NJ farm. Find him in the livestock section at the east end of the Market.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — Indogrow has hit the local “big time” by landing the business of the brand-new Porch and Proper restaurant on Collings Avenue. If you can’t get a reservation, you can still get the town’s most popular microgreens at the Market on Saturday mornings.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Look for the return of Cindy’s gourmet applesauce. Stock up on back-to-school health and wellness in a jar packed with apples, carrots, kale, prunes and cinnamon. She’ll have samples of the sauce, and plenty of her own pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.

Official Market Bloggers

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Red Currant Tomato Galette

Red Currant Tomato Galettes

RED CURRANT TOMATO GALETTE

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Red Currant Tomato Galette. Stef has a keen eye for new produce she can turn into food art. When Les Viereck debuted his baskets of very tiny tomatoes, they piqued her interest, but it was weeks before she developed her recipe for red currant tomato galettes. The tomatoes are sweet-tart and intensely flavorful (and contain 4 times the vitamin C of other tomatoes!). Nutrition aside, these little beauties make a unique and sensational presentation in their folded crusts. Follow the link to Stef’s blog for the recipe and more amazing photos.

http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/9/3/spoon-tomato-galettes


Denine Gorniak (theBicycle-Chef)
Mexican Vegetable Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

MEXICAN VEGETABLE CORN CHOWDER

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Mexican Corn Chowder. Denine uses fresh aromatic vegetables from the fall Market to turn water into deliciousness. The soup takes less than two hours to prepare, creates its own stock while cooking, and can be frozen to extend your Market season into winter. Hot sauce, cilantro, lime, and cumin give it a Mexican kick. This versatile soup can be fat-free, vegan, or enhanced with chicken, tofu, or cream. You’ll love preparing it in a pressure cooker if you have one, or in a stock pot on the stove. Wonderful photos and complete instructions at TheBicycle-Chef.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2018/09/mexican-inspired-vegetable-corn-chowder.html


For the Animal Lovers
AWANJ Animal Welfare Association

Celeste

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE CELESTE

The wonderful people of Animal Welfare Association will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. In return, if you can help them, consider donating.We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Celeste, an energetic young mixed-breed charmer who loves outdoor activity and children ten and older. Stop by the Dog Tent and let AWANJ know you have an interest in being a “forever home” for an animal in need.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT SEP 15

Sengin Hollander

TWO TERRIFIC SOLO ACTS

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin. Mark is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he’ll sound like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, AND Mary (or a dozen other acts from the 60s and 70s). Bring a tambourine and play along.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Barry Hollander. Barry’s back on the west stage 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
Evelyn Taylor Designs Ceramics

Jersey Tiles

FRAMED NEW JERSEY TILES

FEATURED ARTIST: Evelyn Taylor Designs. In her Collingswood studio, Evelyn has been creating and producing a wide variety of handmade decorative ceramics for years. She specializes in unique jewelry, ornaments, pottery, and tiles. Lately she’s been featuring creative ways to honor the state of New Jersey, but you’re also likely to find, angels, owls, mermaids, cherubs, pigs, petals, cameos, geometrics . . . .  Stop by to see Evelyn’s endless invention at the Featured Artist tent at space 24.

https://www.facebook.com/evelyntaylordesigns


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT SEP 08

Damp forecast.

These things have a way of improving as we approach the opening cowbell, but for the moment, the forecast is for rain overnight Friday into Saturday, and a chance of showers throughout the morning. Wind picks up to 11 mph by noon, so be ready to weight your tents, just in case.

Wet Cows

The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 08


Siteplan for SAT SEP 08

Headquarters Lamb and the friendly goats of Knowhere Farm are back this week, along with several of our popular Guest Vendors (Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Green Aisle Grocery, Cheese Etc, Our Souls Shine, and La Pooch Patisserie)..

SEP 08 Siteplan Goats


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 08

Green Figs

GREEN AND PURPLE FIGS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE

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

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

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon. Figs sold out early last week: expect them to have more on Saturday.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 08

Catch them while they’re here!

Lamb

LAMBS FROM HEADQUARTERS

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Roger will be back this week with choice cuts of lamb from his own Stockton NJ farm. Find him in the livestock section at the east end of the Market.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Cheese Spreads featuring local produce.
  • Green Aisle Grocery.
    —Nut butters, preserves, pickles, cocktail mixers, specialty condiments.
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —Nobody does a better job of incorporating local milk, organic cream, fresh fruits and herbs into a superpremium product.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — Indogrow has hit the local “big time” by landing the business of the brand-new Porch and Proper restaurant on Collings Avenue. If you can’t get a reservation, you can still get the town’s most popular microgreens at the Market on Saturday mornings.
  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin knows your dogs by name and remembers their favorite treats. Bones, biscuits, muffins, you name it; they all come straight to the Market from her bakery on the White Horse Pike.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Look for the return of Cindy’s gourmet applesauce. Stock up on back-to-school health and wellness in a jar packed with apples, carrots, kale, prunes and cinnamon. She’ll have samples of the sauce, and plenty of her own pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • Eckert’s Farm Corn Truck
    — We never know for sure what week will be the last for the corn truck. There was plenty last week, but you might want to grab a dozen ears for the freezer while they last.

Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
Nectarine Marscapone Tart

Nectarine Marscapone Tart

NECTARINE MARSCAPONE TART

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sarah says, “Prepare yourself for this winning summertime combination: a nectarine mascarpone tart featuring thinly sliced nectarines, fluffy mascarpone cream filling, and a crispy almond crust.” What’s more, she insists this recipe is simple enough to prepare when the family is in the midst of a medical crisis. We’ll say no more about that, but you can check out Sarah’s blog for details. She got her nectarines at Fruitwood Farms. Check out the simple instructions and more of Stef’s mouth-watering photos at her blog.

http://saltjar.com/nectarine-mascarpone-tart/

Susan Mauer Lynch
End of Summer Succotash

Succotash

END OF SUMMER SUCCOTASH

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). End of Summer Succotash. Apples are the Market this week, and winter squash is showing up along with lima beans at the A.T. Buzby table. Could it be this long odd summer is coming to a close? Don’t despair; make succotash! We’ve got the corn, the beans, the tomatoes, and the butter aplenty. Susan’s got the recipe and the helpful instructions to make preparation easy and deliciouis. She uses San Marzano plum tomatoes from Muth Organic Farm and butter from Hillacres Pride. Follow the link to her blog for the photos and proportions.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/end-of-summer-succotash/


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Shelter

Betty Lou

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE BETTY LOU

Almost Home Shelter.

The wonderful people of Almost Home will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. In return, if you can help them, consider donating.
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 SEP 08

TrioNovaCaruso

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES

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

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
Kitchen Garden Series Practical Linens

Market Bag

FEATURED ARTIST. The Kitchen Garden Series. Heidi Barr’s simple, elegant, altogether useful and practical kitchen textiles set the standard for design and functionality. You’ll find market bags, produce storage bags, reusable coffee and tea filters, and aprons, many of them made from re-purposed materials or quality fabric leftovers.  Stop by to see these beautiful products at the Featured Artist tent at space 24.

www.thekitchengardenseries.com


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT SEP 01

Pretty iffy.

It’ll start out muggy and possibly wet. If we get rain after 2am, look for your space numbers in green paint, not chalk. Scattered storms usually miss us for the most part, but there could be periods of rain through the morning. We’ll just need a bit of luck.

Wet Cows

The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 01


Siteplan for SAT SEP 01

Duker T is back from vacation. Headquarters Lamb is off for the week. Otherwise, we have a pretty common siteplan for the week..

SEP 01 Space


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 01

Green Figs

GREEN AND PURPLE FIGS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE

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.

Amber Grain Bakery has closed its doors to give baker Stephen Kramer a chance to take a new job as a product development wizard. We’ll try to coax Dulce to the Market to ensure that we always have a BID bakery presence.

Villa Barone. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week, selling sauces, perhaps cheeses, the very popular zeppoles, and other Italian favorites from this popular Collingswood restaurant.

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 01

Catch them while they’re here!

Mediterranean Fig

BLUEBERRY FIELDS ARTISAN SOAP: MEDITERRANEAN FIG

  • Blueberry Fields Artisan Soap
    —You have just a few chances to catch Carol Steinhauser at the Market this season. She’s here this week with fall fragrances including Mediterranean fig.
  • 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.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Gina sends her What’s New to Cass.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come see what new little greens are available from our favorite vertical farm.
  • Woof and Whiskers Biscuits
    — Read the list of ingredients and you’ll conclude this is one line of pet treats you could literally share with your dog.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back this week (and most weeks until Thanksgiving) with honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.

Official Market Bloggers

Stef Perna
Garlic Knot Chicken Nuggets

Garlic Knot Chicken

GARLIC KNOT CHICKEN NUGGETS

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Stef has been using a seasoned wet salt brine for a variety of kitchen and grilling techniques. This week, she applies the mixture to chicken nuggets to create what she calls Garlic Knot Nuggets. She gets her garlic from Savoie Organic Farm, and her parsley (or cilantro) from Flaim Farms. Prep is simple, presentation is elegant, and the quick saute technique keeps the chicken breast nuggets from drying out. These are anything but your drive-thru nuggets. Check out the simple instructions and more of Stef’s mouth-watering photos at her blog.

http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/8/27/savoie-garlic-nuggets

Susan Mauer Lynch
Grilled Leg of Lamb

Lamb Leg

GRILLED LEG OF LAMB

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Grilled Leg of Lamb. It took Susan no time at all to find Roger Byrom’s lamb offerings from Headquarters Farm of Stockton NJ. A native of the Lake District of England, Roger has spent several seasons producing lambs that blend the best characteristics of the Romney, Romeldale, and Jacob breeds. The flock is raised and finished on grass they freely graze on neighboring solar farms where they “do the landscaping” for hire. Susan dry-rubbed and slow-grilled her small leg of lamb to save you the trouble of experimenting. See her blog post for instructions on how to replicate her efforts.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/grilled-leg-of-lamb/


For the Animal Lovers
4 PAWS New Jersey

Molly

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE MOLLY

4 Paws New Jersey.

The wonderful people of 4 Paws 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 Molly, a terrier/pitbull mix not yet 6 years old.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT SEP 01

222 Mannix Duo 4 by 3

SOLO AND DUO

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. The Incomparable Dave Kelly! Dave makes stringed things sing. Come hear him on guitar, perhaps mandolin, lap steel guitar, who know what else he’ll coax into music by strumming or plucking!.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Mannix Duo. They’re Jimmy Mannix and Zuff. If you’ve heard them before, you know Jimmy has the rock hero voice that works on every song from your favorite repertoire. And Zuff just makes it all work. Don’t miss this act.


For the Art Lovers
Sue Kinney Smart Dog Graphics

Heron Card

FEATURED ARTIST. Sue Kinney (Smart Dog Graphics). Sue does exquisitely detailed drawings of birds, and oil portraits of precious dog pets. The bird drawings become note cards for sending to only best friends. The portraits, of course, are devoted to man’s best friends. Smart Dog Graphics is a brand new Featured Artist, so we’re just as eager as everyone else to see this work up close. Stop by to meet Sue and see her fine-feathered-and-furred friends at the Featured Artist tent at space 24.

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=wildthings%20notecards


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 AUG 25

Looks like a beauty.

Dry and mostly sunny with perfect August temperatures rising only to 80 by the end of the Market with humidity easing as the morning progresses. 

Mostly Cloudy Cows

The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather AUG 25


Siteplan for SAT AUG 25

Back to our normal layout after the one-week disruption of the Craft and Fine Arts Fair.

The usual Livestock area at the east end of the Market (the bottom of the site plan) is once again available, so Nature’s Own Farm and Woods Edge Wools will return to take their places alongside Buck Wild Bison and the pettable goats of Knowhere Farm.

Duker T is still on vacation, so Neil’s Sharpening Service will set up shop in his van in spaces 41 and 42.

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08 AUG 25 SPACE


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 25

COOKIE

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.

Amber Grain Bakery has closed its doors to give baker Stephen Kramer a chance to take a new job as a product development wizard. We’ll try to coax Dulce to the Market to ensure that we always have a BID bakery presence.

Villa Barone. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week, selling sauces, perhaps cheeses, the very popular zeppoles, and other Italian favorites from this popular Collingswood restaurant.

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 25

Catch them while they’re here!

Fried GreenTomatoes

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES FOR CHARLIE’S CREPES

  • 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.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. New: Garlic and Dill Pickles / Strawberry Basil Preserves / Blueberry-Infused Vinegar / Peach Plum Chai Shrubs / Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, and more!
  • 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.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT AUG 25, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — The Indogrow team will be back on SAT AUG 25 with delectable, nutritious microgreens from their microfarm in Cherry Hill.
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    —He comes to the Market on the last Saturday of the month (whether that’s the fourth or fifth Saturday). Bring out your knives, your garden shears, even your chain saw blades (just the chains, not the saw).
  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin isn’t at the Market every week this season. But this SAT AUG 25 you and your pet have a chance to reconnect.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy is a ray of sunshine herself, and her lovely daughter brightens our mornings too with her own-made lemonade sweetened with honey. Try Cindy’s new pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • 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.
  • Woods Edge Wools and Nature’s Own Farm, who were nudged out of the Market last week by the Craft Fair, are back with their specialty meats, eggs, and woolen special farm products this week in the Meat Market section near Perkins Art Center.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant
Jersey Girl Cooks

Caprese Salad

JERSEY FRESH TOMATO CAPRESE SALAD

Lisa Grant (JerseyGirlCooks). Jersey Fresh Tomato Caprese Salad. Keeping it fresh and simple is the best way to savor the flavors of the best of our local produce. This week Lisa got her heirloom tomatoes from Savoie Organic Farms, but she has also purchased some from Springdale Farms and Fruitwood Farms this season. Check out the Springdale, Villa Barone, and Hillacres Pride tables to find a fresh mozzarella or other cheese and fresh basil from several vendors including Flaim and Formisano. Then follow the link for simple instructions and more wonderful photos.

http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/2018/08/simple-balsamic-glazed-caprese-salad.html

Tasty Temptations
Eggplant Tomato Burrata Stack

Eggplant Tomato Stack

EGGPLANT TOMATO BURRATA STACK

Tasty Temptations. Two of our bloggers are pairing mozzarella with produce this week, in case you’re following the trends. Tasty picked up her eggplant from Springdale Farm Market, baked and layered it with heirloom tomatoes and a ground bison meat sauce from Buck Wild Bison and slipped in the popular burrata to add the creamy cool element that makes this such a special dish. Follow the link to see what else Tasty Temptations has been up to.

https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/photos/a.321419431207050/2322843537731286/?type=3&theater

Susan Mauer Lynch
Filet Mignon and Maitake Mushrooms

Filet and Maitake Mushrooms

FILET MIGNON AND MAITAKE MUSHROOMS

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Beef Filet Mignon with Maitake Mushrooms. Not everything Susan bought and prepared for her meal this week is in the accompanying photo. For those, you’ll have to go to her blog. But the list is impressive: Maitake mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Filet mignon and butter for cooking it from Hillacres Pride, Potatoes from Muth Family Organic Farm, Green beans, tomatoes, and onions from A.T. Buzby Farm (from my CSA share!). Another glorious and simple Market meal from YellowRoomUpstairs. Follow the link to the prep guide and photos.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/beef-filet-mignon-with-maitake-mushrooms/


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Erica

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE POINTER MIX ERICA

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 AUG 25

MonkoSullivan

KEVIN MONKO OF MONKO!                             /     KEVIN SULLIVAN OF MATINEE RELICS

THE COLLINGSWOOD KEVINS MATCHUP

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. MONKO! 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’ll be a treat.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Matinee Relics. We liked them so much we’ve invited them back for the second week in a row! Small accordion, big guitar. Regina Baker and Kevin Sullivan are “two separate people who share one affection for old jazz music, standards, beautifully-written-but-decades-forgotten songs, and Manouche-style swing.”


For the Art Lovers
Lorraine Delphey L’Originals

rope hot plate

ROPE HOT PLATE

FEATURED ARTIST. Lorraine Delphey (L’Originals). Lorraine makes rustic cotton rope baskets in her own original designs, rope hot pads, hand-knitted discloths and fleece neck pillows. She’s been a popular vendor for years at our annual Handmade Holidays in November. Here’s your chance to get an early look at her freshest work long before the gift-buying rush of our annual fall celebration of local craft and arts.


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 AUG 18

Too soon to predict weather.

Farmers’ Market Director David Hodges will be off on his annual one-week vacation (this year to Copenhagen and Stockholm) on SAT AUG 18, but expects the Market to experience a typical New Jersey summer Saturday morning: humid with a chance of showers.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Siteplan for SAT AUG 18

The plan is truncated this week to accommodate traffic for Collingswood’s annual Crafts and Fine Arts Festival.

The usual Meat Market at the east end of the Market (the bottom of the site plan) is turned over to vehicle traffic, so Nature’s Own Farm and Woods Edge Wools will take the week off.

However, Buck Wild Bison and the new Headquarters Farm Lamb tables will move to the west end of the Market (the top of the site plan), so you can stock up on those favorites.

You’ll also find Hillacres Pride in their usual location for meats and cheeses from their own livestock.

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SITEMAP AUG 18


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 18

Guido's Zeppolis

TASTY ZEPPOLES FROM VILLA BARONE

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

Amber Grain Bakery has closed its doors to give baker Stephen Kramer a chance to take a new job as a product development wizard. We’ll try to coax Dulce to the Market to ensure that we always have a BID bakery presence.

Villa Barone. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week, selling sauces, perhaps cheeses, the very popular zeppoles, and other Italian favorites from this popular Collingswood restaurant.

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 18

Catch them while they’re here!

Blast detail

LAMB FARMER ROGER BYROM

  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    —We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Roger Byrom, lamb farmer transplanted from the Lakes District of England to Stockton New Jersey. In addition to meat and organs, his lamb also produce beautiful pelts and mocassins.
  • 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.
  • Blueberry Fields Soap
    — Fans of Carol’s soap get only a few chances every season to stock up on her bar soaps and body products.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — The Indogrow team had a demonstration at a show kitchen last week, but they’re back at the Market on SAT AUG 18 with their delectable, nutritious microgreens.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Gina and Ken Horlacher have doubled down on their commitment to using local produce in their cheese spreads this season. When peaches and blueberries are plentiful in the Market, expect to see peaches and blueberry cheese spreads at Cheese, Etc.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
Tipsy Coffee Cakelets

Coffee Cakelets

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Coffee Cakelets with Bourbon Peaches. Denine bought a quart of peaches from the Wm. Schober Sons table and promptly drowned them in bourbon and Southern Comfort to produce a stockpile of boozy peaches she’ll use over the coming months for a variety of recipes including cakes, slushies, ice cream, even cocktails. Follow the link to see this week’s creation, Tipsy Coffee Cakelets with Streusel Topping.

Tasty Temptations
Market Meal with Bison Ribeye

Bison Ribeye

MARKET MEAL WITH BISON RIBEYE

Tasty Temptations. As she often does, Tasty Temptations has planned an entire meal around her Farmers’ Market shopping finds and presents it to us this week in mouth-watering photographs. The meal features ribeye steak from Buck Wild Bison, a Jersey Fresh salad of tomatoes from Fruitwood Farms, and tasty little microgreens burrata and sorrel from Indogrow Farm. Follow the link to see what else she’s been up to.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Tribute to Hillacres Pride Farm

Pork Roast

PORK ROAST FROM HILLACRES PRIDE

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Tribute to Hillacres Pride. Followers of YellowRoomUpstairs know how often Susan’s recipes and meals use meats and cheeses from Hillacres Pride, so it should come as no surprise that she describes Tom and Mandy as the farmers “who changed my eating life.” This post is must reading for anyone unaware of the wide range of products the Arrowsmiths bring to the table every week from Jersey cow farm in Peach Bottom PA.


For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws All Breed Dog Rescue

Martini

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE MARTINI

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 Martini, a white female terrier/pitbull mix the website refers to as “he.” Solve that mystery and others at the Dog Tent this week.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 18

Rossi Sullivan

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. Give him a microphone and a chair. John will bring his Martin guitar and his good humor and charm the crowd with familiar tunes to brighten everyone’s mood.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Matinee Relics.  Small accordion, big guitar. Regina Baker and Kevin Sullivan are “two separate people who share one affection for old jazz music, standards, beautifully-written-but-decades-forgotten songs, and Manouche-style swing.”


For the Art Lovers
Fred Chase Woodcraft

CarvedCup

CARVED CUP FROM MONIQUE PLATT DUTILL DAUGHTERS

FEATURED ARTIST. Monique Platt duTill and Daughters Pottery. Handmade ceramics for the home and garden. This carved cup is an example of the unique spin the daughters put on their indoor and outdoor ceramics. Cups that are beautiful and a delight to hold. Planters for the windowsill or porch. Herb markers that bring a touch of unexpected color to the garden. See them all in the Featured Artist Space this week. Or click here to see a panorama of a recent booth setup featuring the full line of products.


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Bring your own small bills for SAT AUG 18, please. David will be away.

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 AUG 11

More seasonally transitional weather.

Seems this summer there’s always a thunderstorm SOMEWHERE. The early forecast calls for Scattered Thunderstorms. We’re calling this week a Cat/Cow. Expect temps in the 70s and clouds, with likely showers somewhere in South Jersey. (Last week’s forecast was MUCH more dire, but the rain was a brief disruption.)

Transitional Weather


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather AUG 11


Siteplan for SAT AUG 11

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE.
This third version of the Site Map may not be the last, but it’s the latest.

  • Hurley’s Landscaping can’t be with us this week, so we’ve turned over their space to Weckerly’s Ice Cream and two non-food participants.
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb. We’re delighted to announce the late addition of a brand new vendor who can provide any cut of lamb your heart desires with enough notice. This week, and next, Lake District Englishman Roger Byrom (now a resident of Stockton NJ) will bring what he already has in stock and take his place in the “Meat Market” at the east end of the Market.

ANNUAL ANIMAL ADOPTATHON: This week, the color coding identifies the section at the top of the Market as the space set aside for the annual gathering of animal shelters and rescues known as the Adopt-a-thon!

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, pasture-raised lamb, and bison.

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Lamb Ice Cream Site Plan AUG 11


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 11

Collingswood Food Businesses. We split up the Collingswood Section this week to accommodate the Adoptathon, but you’ll still find four fine Collingswood food businesses in the site plan.

Citrus

CITRUS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE (BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT)

CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE, displaced this week by the Adoptathon, has taken the opportunity to go on a well-deserved vacation. Find them in their usual location on SAT AUG 18.

REVOLUTION ROASTERS!  Find your favorite roasts by the bag, by the growler, or by the cup, in the middle of the Market for one week only. Find them in their usual location on SAT AUG 18.

Amber Grain Bakery keeps bringing new fresh products to the table every week. Stop by to see the latest goodies from this very popular German-style bakery.

Villa Barone. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week, selling sauces, perhaps cheeses, and other Italian favorites from this popular Collingswood restaurant.

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 11

Catch them while they’re here!

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DAVID AND SHELBY SHOPPING FOR TREATS

  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. Rosemary peach preserves / Chile honey ricotta / Peach apple sauce / Blackberry vinegar / Tomato gazpacho/ Arugula smoked mozzarella pesto/ and so much more!
  • 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.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT AUG 11, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy Irvin teaches yoga to children and writes about it in her beautifully-illustrated books. But that’s not why she’s at the Market. Taste her fresh and flavorful pindjur, a dip-spread-condiment made from Jersey fresh roasted eggplant and peppers.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
Peach Pie Contest 2018

Peach Pies 2018

SOME OF THIS YEAR’S PEACH PIES

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Peach Pie Contest 2018. Two things we’ve come to count on in recent years: every summer, wonderful bakers will contribute fabulous pies to the annual Peach Pie Baking Contest, and every summer, Denine Gorniak will chronicle the event with beautiful photographs and details about not just the pies, but also their intrepid creators. Happily, our expectations have been met again this year. Denine took photos of every pie and every winning contestant, sampled all the peachy goodness, and compiled the results at her blog post. Follow the link to see all the winners and learn a bit about the bakers who brought their A game to the FOFM (Friends of the Farmers’ Market) table last week.

Lisa Grant
Skillet Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

PEPPERS AT THE SPRINGDALE FARMS TABLE

Lisa Grant (JerseyGirlCooks). Skillet Stuffed Peppers. Not all the ingredients came from the Market, but the peppers did. Lisa found her sweet bell peppers at the Springdale Farms table and filled them with a ground turkey and brown rice stuffing. These can be done in a skillet to avoid turning on the oven and heating the kitchen in the summer swelter. Follow the link to Lisa’s blog for the details and cooking instructions. And check in later to see what she does with the colorful Formisano Farms peppers she’s planning to use next.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Crabless Crab Cakes

Crabless Cakes

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM CAKES

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Crab Cakes without the Crab. Susan never fails to surprise us with her Market finds. This week she’s found a way to produce a favorite seafood dish from the Lion’s Mane mushrooms at Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, but without any seafood. Along the way, she found a use for eggs from Savoie Organic, and some Mac ‘n’ Cheese from Hillacres Pride. Follow the link to her blog to learn the secret of crabless crab cakes.

Stef Perna
Scallion Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

SCALLION DUTCH BABY

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Scallion Dutch Baby. Nobody photographs food like our Official Market Blogger Stef Perna. Dieters should avoid her blog because her photos actually add calories. But lovers of food and cooking who want to discover something new, like this week’s “Dutch Baby” recipes, need to click through directly. Dutch babies aren’t quite pancakes because they bake in the oven, but neither are they cakes, or omelets. Stef used Flaim Farms scallions, Springdale Farms potted chives and Wm. Schober & Sons blueberries for her sweet and savory babies.


For the Animal Lovers
Adopt-a-thon 2018

Email Blast 2018

10 SHELTERS AND RESCUES

Adopt-a-thon

Every week we host a local animal welfare agency to staff the Dog Tent: a rescue, a shelter, a veterinary hospital or an animal foster agency.

This week, SAT AUG 11, we’re hosting not one but 10 Animal Rescues or Shelters at our annual Animal Adoptathon.

Several love connections have been made at previous Adoptathons that have led to permanent “forever placements” for our shoppers.

Come by Saturday to meet some very compassionate people and some beautiful animals in need of your affection.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 11

Rossi Sengin

JOHN ROSSI / MARC SENGIN

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin.  Mark is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he’ll sound like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary (or a dozen other acts from the 60s and 70s). Bring a tambourine and play along.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. John Rossi. Give him a microphone and a chair. John will bring his Martin guitar and his good humor and charm the crowd with familiar tunes to brighten everyone’s mood.


For the Art Lovers
Fred Chase Woodcraft

Bowl

FEATURED ARTIST. Fred Chase (Wooden Bowls and Vessels). Fred won’t say it, so we’ll say it for him. The phrase “wood bowls and vessels” doesn’t begin to describe the beauty and artistry of these magnificent pieces of practical art. You may think you have no use for a bowl, but Fred’s work uncovers the ineluctable and presents hand-shaped nature at its organic best.

 


 

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 AUG 04

 

There will be thunder.

We’ve seen this one before. Overnight rain washes the chalk away from the Market spaces and makes for a wet setup. Scattered thunderstorms make the early hours a little dodgy, but miss us for the most part. We’ll see some umbrellas at the tables.

Wet Cows


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather AUG 04


Siteplan for SAT AUG 04

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, pasture-raised lamb, and bison. 

SiteMap SAT AUG 04


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 04

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.

Guido's Zeppolis

TASTY ZEPPOLIS FROM VILLA BARONE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery keeps bringing new fresh products to the table every week. Stop by to see the latest goodies from this very popular German-style bakery.

Villa Barone. We missed Guido last week, but expect him to return with pasta sauces, oils, olives, and his own tasty zeppolis from this very popular Collingswood restaurant.

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 04

Catch them while they’re here!

greens

  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Gina and Ken Horlacher have doubled down on their commitment to using local produce in their cheese spreads this season. When peaches and blueberries are plentiful in the Market, expect to see peaches and blueberry cheese spreads at Cheese, Etc.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — We’ve been missing these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens) for two weeks now. The boys are back this Saturday with baggies full of nature’s most flavorful wonders!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy!
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — This is sad news. Joe and Ryan are locked in an unsuccessful effort to come to terms with their landlord and may not be returning to the Market.
  • 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.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant
Farmers’ Market Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

LISA GRANT’S FARMERS’ MARKET TOMATO SALAD

Lisa Grant (JerseyGirlCooks). Farmers’ Market Tomato Salad. Our newest blogger picked up a supply of heirloom tomato beauties at Savoie Organic Farm and matched them with corn from Eckert’s Corn to create “the ultimate tomato salad” with fresh mozzarella cheese, avocados and basil, all of which she was able to find at her new favorite Farmers’ Market. The corn can be cooked or raw, and the basil can be purple or green. Go to Lisa’s blog for a complete ingredients list, dressing suggestions, and preparation instructions.

Stef Perna
Shishitos and Squash Blossoms

Shishito Blossom

SHISHITOS AND SQUASH BLOSSOMS

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Small Bites. We’ve all had those conversations at the Market—with farmers or with other shoppers—that led to culinary discovery. Stef had such a conversation at the Flaim Farms table, and this week’s blog post is your “lucky find.” Click through to Stef’s blog to see step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs for these elegant snacks: charred shishito peppers and ricotta stuffed, beer-battered squash blossoms, both from Flaim Farms.

Sarah Licata
Fluffy Scratch Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

FLUFFY SCRATCH BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes. Sarah bought 8 pints of “the season’s best berries so far” from AT Buzby Farms and starting using them immediately. Last week she shared her peach and blueberry crisp recipe. This week it’s pancakes that feature berries inside and outside the pancakes, with a hint of lemon. Want to make perfect, clean, fluffy pancakes from dry ingredients that are as easy as Bisquick? Follow the link to Sarah’s blog for the recipe, mouth-watering photos, and “construction instructions.”

Susan Mauer Lynch
Amish Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding

AMISH CORN PUDDING

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Corn Pudding. Wonderful what can be done with milk, eggs, Jersey Fresh sweet corn, some scallions, and the help of an eager four-year-old. Susan bought her corn and scallions from Muth Organic Farm but both are available from several vendors at the Market this week. The four-year-old is Susan’s grandchild, not available for lending. Find your own child and follow the link to Susan’s blog for the rest of the ingredients and preparation notes.


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4ward

Sharon and Lucy

SHARON WITH HER FOREVER DOG LUCY

IN THE DOG TENT

Paw It 4ward

The wonderful people of Paw it 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities. They raise funds to help rescues offset the exorbitant costs of medical care. They’re also an official rescue agency for bully breeds.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 04

TurnpikeTrioNova

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers. New to the Market last season, this good-time band blends expert musicianship and an appreciation for bluegrass traditions. Their first appearance this year was a big hit. Don’t miss them this Saturday.

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


For the Art Lovers
Aimee Eckert Relics Revisited

Jewelry

AIMEE ECKERT’S RELICS REVISITED

FEATURED ARTIST. Aimee Eckert (Relics Revisited). Aimee uses castoffs others think of as valueless and turns them into unique wearable art. But let her say it herself: “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.” What she said. Come see for yourself at the Featured Artist space in the middle of the Market this week.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/angularart


Our Nonprofit Guests

Green Team

Every week we host one or more IRS-registered nonprofit organizations, first from Collingswood, then from nearby towns. Send an email to the Market Director to request a date for your nonprofit.

Guests for SAT AUG 04

Main Street Realty. The Market wouldn’t be the thriving cultural activity it is without the support of our Market sponsors. This week we’re honored to host Main Street Realty in the Sponsor space.

$15 Minimum Wage for NJ. We don’t take positions on social issues, but we do make space available for local nonprofits to share their views. This week, the South Jersey chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will entertain conversations about the minimum wage.

Collingswood Green Team. If tree planting, habitat certification, bike sharing, or community gardens are important to you, you’ll want to meet—perhaps join—the dedicated members of the Collingswood Green Team.


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 28

Weather? Summery.

Weather for Saturday starts cool and humid, ends warm and dry. Light breezes, no rain. So, in summary, it’ll be summery. Bringa buncha stuff.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 28


Siteplan for SAT JUL 28

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, pasture-raised lamb, and bison. 

 

Revised Site SAT JUL 28


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 28

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.

Guido's Zeppolis

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 “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Denine Gorniak provides a rich profile of Stephen and Franzi Kremer’s Amber Grain Bakery in her blog post this week. Stop by to see the lastest offerings from this very popular German-style bakery.

Villa Barone. Last week we saw some beautiful pizzas on the table alongside this local restaurant’s usual offerings of pasta sauces, oils, olives, and Guido Barone’s tasty zeppolis.

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 28

Catch them while they’re here!

Neils Sharpening cropped

  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    — Neil says, “We will be at the Market this Saturday ready to put a new edge on all the knives, scissor and garden tools!  We can even sharpen Chains from a chainsaw.  Please bring chain only, NOT the saw.”
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — This is sad news. Joe and Ryan are locked in an unsuccessful effort to come to terms with their landlord and may not be returning to the Market.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. New: Garlic and Dill Pickles / Strawberry Basil Preserves / Blueberry-Infused Vinegar / Peach Plum Chai Shrubs / Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, and more!
  • 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)!
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUL 28, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
Bread of Life

Bread of Life

AMBER GRAIN’S ONION POTATO BREAD  /  PINDJUR FROM OUR SOULS SHINE

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Bread of Life. Stephen and Franziska (Franzi) Kramer, opened their German-style Amber Grain Bakery last year, and are well-known for their wildly popular stand at the Market. Denine has interviewed and photographed them producing bagels and bialys; burnished brioche and challahs; bee sting cakes and rugelachs; hearty German pretzels and thin crust pizzas and so much more. Her photo at left pairs an Amber Grain loaf with pindjur from Our Souls Shine. Read the whole story at Denine’s blog and get a peek inside the bakery.

Stef Perna
Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves

40 Cloves Garlic

INCHELIUM RED SOFTNECK GARLIC FROM SAVOIE ORGANIC FARM

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves. Stef says, “My favorite things about summer are glowing fireflies and Savoie Organic Farm garlic.” For this blog post, she picked up seven bulbs of Savoie’s Inchelium Red softneck garlic to yield the forty cloves of garlic for this famous chicken recipe. The cloves become mild and buttery after braising with thyme and champagne. Click through to Stef’s blog to see step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs for this straightforward one-pot recipe.

Sarah Licata
Peach and Blueberry Crisp

Peach Blueberry Crisp

PEACH AND BLUEBERRY CRISP

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Peach and Blueberry Crisp. Two summer farmers market favorites get to shine together in this peach and blueberry crisp with a crunchy pecan and oatmeal topping. Sarah says, “I got blueberries from AT Buzby Farms and peaches from Wm Schober Sons. The fruit was so perfectly ripe that I could smell peaches, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries wafting through the market at every turn.” Follow the link to Sarah’s blog to make this delicious treat for yourself . . . after you get your own fruit from the Market.

Tasty Temptations
Rustic Tomato Tart

Rustic Tomato Tart

RUSTIC TOMATO TART

Tasty Temptations. Rustic Tomato Tart. 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 her Rustic Tomato Tart. Tasty used tomatoes from Fruitwood Farms and a little honey from Springdale Farm to prepare this sweet and savory dish. She says, “It’s almost like a tomato jam. Then that is paired with the salty, nutty of Parmigiano-Reggiano and a flaky crust.” Follow the link to Tasty’s post to see the rest.


For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue

Bully Breeds

ADOPT A BULLY BREED FROM LILO’S PROMISE

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

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

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


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 28

Dave Kelly Brooke DiCaro

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Returning this week 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.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Brooke DiCaro. Rich vocals. Soulful renditions. Fearless compositions. And she plays piano. Come welcome Brooke for her first appearance of the 2018 season.


For the Art Lovers
Michelle Cole Designs

Photo Jewelry

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY JEWELRY

FEATURED ARTIST. Michele Cole Designs. Michele Cole is an artist who works with historic process photography and non-ferrous metals to create unique pieces of jewelry. Inspired by her love of the outdoors and the natural world, Michele’s subjects represent a mixture of the earth, the sky, the sea and the freedom to be. Her silver images are created on hand coated metal (aka tintypes), photographed through a vintage lens mounted on a vintage camera, processed in her darkroom, varnished (to protect the silver), then mounted into earrings and pendants.

www.michelecole.com


Our Nonprofit Guests

Friendship Force2

Every week we host one or more IRS-registered nonprofit organizations, first from Collingswood, then from nearby towns. Spaces are free for the asking.

Guests for SAT JUL 28:

Friendship Force. Founded by Jimmy Carter, the group arranges for group members to travel to one another’s homes throughout the world.

Newton Monthly Meeting (Quaker). A local group of Friends who gather for worshipful community.

Rutgers Master Gardeners. Tips from experts about what to plant and how to rescue your failing efforts.

Oaklyn Police PBA Local 257. Apparel sale to raise money for various organizations in Collingswood, Oaklyn, Haddon Twp., and Merchantville.


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 21

Weather? Peachy.

Our bold prediction is that clouds will increase throughout the morning as humidity decreases and breezes pick up. Rain will hold off until after breakdown. All in all an excellent day for selling Jersey Fresh.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 14


Siteplan for SAT JUL 21

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 21


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 21

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.

pizza

PIZZA IS A POSSIBILITY

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. 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 21.

Villa Barone. Last week we saw some beautiful pizzas on the table alongside this local restaurant’s usual offerings of pasta sauces, oils, olives, and tasty zeppolis.

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 21

Catch them while they’re here!

Visit Our Bakery

ERIN WALDRON, LA POOCH PATISSERIE

  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin Waldron has been staffing the walk-up window at her pet biscuit bakery on the White Horse Pike this season, but this we­­­ek (and a few others) she’ll be back in her “usual spot” in the middle of the Market. Be sure to stop by with your dogs and get reacquainted.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUL 21, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Gina and Ken Horlacher have doubled down on their commitment to using local produce in their cheese spreads this season. Last week they were at the Market stocking up on Jersey blueberries for some special spreads you’ll find at their table on SAT JUL 21.
  • 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. Two weeks ago, they debuted a new juice featuring watermelon and other local produce. Stop by to 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.
  • 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)! For a virtual tasting session, follow this link to the video provided by “Eat Your Way to Wellness.”

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch and Denine Gorniak
Cucumbers, Cucumbers, Cucumbers

Cucumber Fennel Salad

DENINE GORNIAK’S CUCUMBER FENNEL SALAD

Cucumbers Cucumbers Cucumbers. It seems every vendor at the Market has them this month, so it’s no coincidence that two of our Official Market Bloggers are sharing simple and delicious cuke prep instructions at their blogs this week. Follow this link to see how Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) prepares her Gurkensalat (creamy German cucumber salad) with sour cream and English cucumbers she bought from Muth Family Organic. Then, follow this link to learn from Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) how to make several simple summer salads, including a tasty cucumber fennel salad with a light vinaigrette.

Stef Perna
Corn Crema

Corn Crema

STEF PERNA’S CORN CREMA

Stef Perna (treatbelly). In last week’s post featuring dino kale salad, Stef teased us with a suggestion for making corn crema for all that wonderful sweet Jersey corn we’ve been buying at the Market this month. This week she makes good on that promise with specific instructions on turning all those gorgeous kernels into a cheesy pasta dish. She bought her corn, yellow onions, and scallions from the Flaim Farms table. Follow this link to Stef’s blog for the full story and her always beautiful photographs.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Beef Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

BEEF STUFFED PEPPERS

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Susan has managed to produce a recipe that makes good use of the tomatoes and peppers that are plentiful at the Market without heating up the kitchen—AND that gives her time to read a big book while the slow cooker does the work. She bought onions from AT Buzby; white and purple peppers at Muth Family Organic; ground beef, cheese, and butter from Hillacres Pride, and mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms.


For the Animal Lovers
Voorhees Animal Orphanage

Remi

ADOPTABLE REMI LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME

IN THE DOG TENT

The wonderful people of the Voorhees Animal Orphanage will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. We don’t know who they’ll bring, but we’d like to meet Remi, a young happy pitbull mix, 2-3 years old, a silly, playful dog who loves everyone and thrives on attention.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 21

Rossi Caruso 2018

JOHN ROSSI / SAM CARUSO

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.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. John Rossi. He seems to be at every Farmers’ Market in the area, but he sounds best here.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and “sing-along” songs make every appearance by local favorite Sam Caruso an event worth catching.


For the Art Lovers
222 Designs

Earrings

MARIA CARTWRIGHT’S 222 DESIGNS

222 Designs. Jewelry. Maria Cartwright creates torch-fired copper enameled jewelry. Each colorful and unique item is created individually and then hand fired with a torch. In their gradations from one rich color to another, these striking pieces of the jeweler’s art mimic nature. Preview her work at her facebook page or on etsy.

www.facebook.com/222creations

https://www.etsy.com/shop/222Creations?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Featured Legacy Farm Product
Flaim Farms Shishito Peppers

Shishito

SHISHITO PEPPERS BEFORE AND AFTER “BLISTERING”

FLAIM FARMS. Kevin Flaim of Flaim Farms provided me a hatful of these trendy Shishito peppers and the preparation instructions: blister them in hot olive oil and sprinkle with salt; leave in a bowl on the counter and watch them disappear. Most of them are sweet, but one or two in every ten brings a bit of unexpected heat; hence their nickname: stealth peppers.


New Vendor, New Product
Our Souls Shine Pinture

Pinjure

PINTURE, VERA’S LEMONADE, PINTURE IN THE JAR

OUR SOULS SHINE. Cindy Irvin is not exactly new to the Market, but she’s making her return this week with an entirely new product. We tried a test version a couple weeks ago, and we’ve been eagerly waiting for another jar ever since. Cindy roasted peppers from Muth Family Organic and eggplant from Flaim Farms for this beautiful Jersey Fresh concoction she calls Pinjure. We just call it delicious. Her zucchini bread is made with Muth zucchini, and she’ll also have her famous books; perhaps even some fresh-squeezed lemonade.


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