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Collingswood SAT JUN 16

Collingswood SAT JUN 16

Glorious.

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

Cows in Sunshine

 


Official forecast for SAT JUN 16

Weather JUN 16

 


Siteplan for SAT JUN 16

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

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

Siteplan SAT JUN 16


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 16

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

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

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

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

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 16

Catch them while they’re here!

Honeysuckle

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —This company doesn’t just talk about local, they prove it every week. This week they’re using the last of the ephemeral honeysuckle to bring just a few pints of this VERY seasonal favorite. If you know how to reach them, you’ll need to pre-order.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
50 Ways to Cook Your Bison

Bison Patty

BISON PATTY FROM BUCK WILD BISON

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

Beet Stacks

ROASTED BEET AND SOFT FETA STACKS

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


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Beau

YELLOW LAB BEAU NEEDS LOVE

IN THE DOG TENT
Almost Home Animal Shelter

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

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 16

Rossi Caruso 2018

JOHN ROSSI / SAM CARUSO

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

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

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

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

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


For the Art Lovers

Sandpipery

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


For the Big-Hearted

Thanks a Ton

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


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

Collingswood SAT JUN 09

Cloudy and Humid

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

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT JUN 09

Weather JUN 09


Siteplan for SAT JUN 09

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

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

 

Sitemap SAT JUN 09


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 09

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

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

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

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

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 09

Beet Berry Blend

BERRY BEET BLEND FROM GREEN PLATE JUICES

Catch them while they’re here!

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolate
    —They make just a few appearances at the Market, so when they do, it’s a special event. Local herbs, honey, beers and wines, apple cider, and Revolution Roasters coffee are among the sustainable ingredients in this hyper-local product. Don’t miss them.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Green Plate Cold Pressed Juices
    Brand new vendor. They buy Jersey Fresh from this Market and other local farms, juice it in their kitchen, and bring the deliciousness back in bottles.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —LIVE GOATS! We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUN 09, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goats milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.

 

Official Market Bloggers

Tasty Temptations
My Market Shopping Bounty

Credentials

OFFICIAL MARKET CREDENTIALS FOR TASTY TEMPTATIONS

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

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Garlic Escape

Garlic Escape

GARLIC SCAPE PESTO BY TREATBELLY

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


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Buster

ADOPTABLE BUSTER, FROM THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER

IN THE DOG TENT
The Animal Adoption Center

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Buster, a 10-year-old beagle mix who’s good with grown kids and other dogs and who needs a new home now that his “mother” has passed away.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 09

Barry Camille

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

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

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


For the Art Lovers

Mom Is

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

 


For the Family

Refugees

REFUGEE TEENS MAKING ART WITH CLAY

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


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 02

Thunderstorms?

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

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT JUN 02

Weather JUN 02


Siteplan for SAT JUN 02

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

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

 

Sitemap SAT JUN 02


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 02

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

 

Beans

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

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

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

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 02

New-2

INDOGROW BRINGS MICROGREENS

Catch them while they’re here!

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —They do it all: buy fresh local organic cream and milk, blend it with local produce, roll their own cones, bake their own cookies and shortbread for sandwiches, truck it to the Market, and let you sample! Come get yours.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Green Plate Cold Pressed Juices
    Brand new vendor. They buy Jersey Fresh from this Market and other local farms, juice it in their kitchen, and bring the deliciousness back in bottles.

Brand New Vendor!
SAT JUN 02

Beet Berry Blend

GREEN PLATE’S BEET BERRY BLEND

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


Official Market Bloggers

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

Strawberry Jam

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

Sarah Licata (The Salt Jar)
Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad

Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad

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


For the Animal Lovers
Kiss a Frenchie at the Dog Tent

Bully Toys

IN THE DOG TENT
Lilo’s Promise Rescue

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

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

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


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 02

Posterized

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

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

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


For the Art Lovers

New-6

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

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


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood MAY 26, 2018

MAYFAIR!

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

PartyCows

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

 2018 Mayfair FM

Vehicles are Prohibited

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

Do Not Drive Onto Irvin Avenue

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

Site Plan and Pavement Chalk

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

Weather Forecast

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

Weather MAY 26

Guest Vendors

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

BID Vendors

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

Guest Artist

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

Deppenwood Birdhouse

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

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

Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 19

We’ll See.

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

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT MAY 19

Weather MAY 19

 


Siteplan for SAT MAY 19

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery will join Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

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

Sitemap SAT MAY 19


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 19

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

Mango

NON-JERSEY PRODUCE ONLY FROM SARA’S

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

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

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

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 19

Herb Soap

HERB SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP

Catch them while they’re here!

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —They do it all: buy fresh local organic cream and milk, blend it with local produce, roll their own cones, bake their own cookies and shortbread for sandwiches, truck it to the Market, and let you sample! Come get yours.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar!

Official Market Bloggers

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

Strawberries

JERSEY FRESH STRAWBERRIES FOR FRENCH TOAST

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

 

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Asparagus Spinach Pesto

Asparagus Pesto

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


For the Animal Lovers
Kiss a Frenchie at the Dog Tent

Kiss Booth

IN THE DOG TENT
French Bulldog Rescue Network

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


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 19

TrioNovaDaveKelly

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

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

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


For the Art Lovers

Jewelry

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

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


For the Big-Hearted

Buy 2 Give 1

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

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


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 12

A Beauty.

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

Mostly Sunny Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 12

Weather MAY 12


Siteplan for SAT MAY 12

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery will join Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

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

 

05 MAY 12 Siteplan


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 12

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

Olives

OLIVES AND OILS FROM VILLA BARONE

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

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

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

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 12

bottleNice for Mothers Day!

  • Knowhere Farm
    —We love them for their soaps, made from the milk of their own farm goats. They’re also lovely people. But to be honest, the scene-stealers are the wonderful kids they bring to the Market. Come buy some soap and take a selfie with a late.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • MECHA Chocolate
    —No, there’s no “Jersey Fresh” cocoa, but Melissa and Chuck Crandley pack plenty of locally-sourced herbs, honey, apple cider (plus Revolution coffee, local beers and wines) into their splendid creations! They make rare appearances at the Market. Come see what’s in their Mothers Day collection!
  • Blueberry Fields Soap. Carol Steinhauser adds her own special handmade touches to the soap and body care products on display here. Mom might appreciate something from this table.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Asparagus Three Ways

Asparagus Stir Fry

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

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

 

Mothers Day Toast

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

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Sparrow Grass

Asparagus Quiche

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


For the Animal Lovers
Live Goats at the east end

LIVE GUESTS FROM KNOWHERE FARM

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

IN THE DOG TENT
Humane Animal Rescue Trapping and Transport

Come pick up your official market leash this Saturday at the dog tent in the middle of the market. It’s good for the whole season. In fact, it’s good for as long as we have an official market leash program!
HARTT (Humane Animal Rescue Trapping and Transport) primarily serves feral cats living in colonies. Their TNR program (Trap, Neuter, Return) humanely traps feral cats, spays/neuters them, vaccinates them, tips their ears, and returns them to their colonies in the Blackwood, NJ area.

Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 12

Rossi Caruso

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

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

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


For the Art Lovers

Stix Array

ECO-FRIENDLY PLANTERS

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

http://scribblestix.com/ .


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 05

Picture Perfect.

The forecast is looking delightful for Opening Day, SAT MAY 05, 2018.

Mostly Sunny Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 05

Weather MAY 05


Site Plan for SAT MAY 05

OPENING WEEK SITE PLAN

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery will join Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

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

05 MAY 05 Siteplan

 


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 05

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

Olives

OLIVES AND OILS FROM VILLA BARONE

Introducing the REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective will team up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery will take up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. (They also try something new every week.)

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

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

 


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 05

New-2

INDOGROW BRINGS MICROGREENS

Start a shopping list!

  • 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
    —Bringing house fermented lime kimchi, ramp compound butter, vegan arugula pesto, salted caramel apple butter, five spice pickled beets, raw pistachio butter, a mix of seasonal soups, chai-spiced maple syrup.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Local favorite Cheese, Etc. has always proudly incorporated Jersey Fresh farm products into their delightful spreads. They are in a new location, but feature the same great handmade artisan cheese spreads! They’re rolling out market favorites for opening day plus a new flavor – Cheddar Whiskey!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Knowhere Farm
    —We love them for their soaps, made from the milk of their own farm goats. They’re also lovely people. But to be honest, the scene-stealers are the wonderful kids they bring to the Market. Come buy some soap and take a selfie with a late.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Fresh Sweet Lettuce Salad

BUTTERMILK HERB DRESSING

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). Like all of us, Susan has been pining all winter for the bounty of fresh goodness we’ll find at the Market this spring. She’s hoping for young, tender, sweet Spring lettuces this first week of the new season. (Of course, she’s also been dreaming of eggs, mozzarella, mushrooms, microgreens, even apple butter barbecue sauce.) For those lettuces, she’s prepared a simple and wonderful buttermilk-herb dressing you too can whip up to be prepared. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the recipe and her beautiful photographs. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/the-harvest-that-is-sleeping/

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
Asparagus Bean Potato Salad

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). With a long late winter refusing to release us from its grasp, it’s been a slow start to the growing season. Still, Denine is hopeful she’ll find asparagus at the Market in May. So are we all! If so, she’s ready with this recipe for asparagus, yukon gold potatoes, and some cranberry beans she put up last season. Find the recipe and some lovely photos, plus help making a fresh vinaigrette using tarragon, fresh herbs, and dry mustard. http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2018/05/asparagus-cranberry-beans-and-yukon.html

 


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

LIVE GUESTS FROM KNOWHERE FARM

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

New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA):

IN THE DOG TENT

Come pick up your official market leash this Saturday at the dog tent in the middle of the market. It’s good for the whole season. In fact, it’s good for as long as we have an official market leash program!
This week, the year-round sponsors of the dog tent, the good people of NJ Aid for Animals will be staffing the tent, explaining dog behavior guidelines, and handling the leashes.
NJ Aid for Animals was established in 2005 and has been saving animals particularly from Camden for thirteen years. All volunteers with no government funding, NJAFA relies strictly on the generosity of the public. Follow this link to their fabulous “Evening Under the Stars” fundraiser coming up in September.

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 05

KICKING OFF THE SEASON WITH TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

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

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


For the Art Lovers

FEATURED ARTIST. ROSE PACEY (Gypsy Art). Her paintings incorporate images and inspirational text. Her jewelry is beaded and catches the light. Her windchimes repurpose housekeys for their musical notes. Her cheese trays are fashioned for colorful castoff bottles. Whatever her medium, Rose brings new life and her own sensibility to useful, fanciful products.

www.facebook.com/GypsyArtbyRosie


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 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
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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
  • 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