Farm Marketeer

Collingswood MAY 26, 2018

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

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 04

Sweater weather.

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

Sweater Pigs


Official forecast for SAT NOV 04Weather NOV 04


Site Plan for SAT NOV 04

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE HANDMADE HOLIDAYS

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

Site Plan SAT NOV 04


BID Vendors SAT NOV 04

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

Crepe

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

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

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


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 04

Filled Figs

JOHN AND KIRA’S CHOCOLATE-FILLED FIGS

Start a shopping list!

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

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

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
White Pumpkin Chili

White Chili

DENINE GORNIAK WHITE PUMPKIN CHILI

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

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

Quick Cheese Melt

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH QUICK CHEESE MELT

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

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Brioche Squash Mushroom Kale Stuffing

Brioche Stuffing

STEF PERNA STUFFING THAT WANTS TO BE DRESSING

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


Handmade Holidays 2017
New2017at333

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

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

Joining us for the official First Week are these
Occasional Vendors

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

Also participating with crafts are these Legacy Vendors:

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

For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue

Turkey Ball

READY FOR THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

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

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


Music SAT NOV 04

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

Four by Two

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

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

 


For the Family

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

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

For the Family


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Collingswood SAT OCT 28

Maybe a jacket or sweater.

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

Weather Animals


Official forecast for SAT OCT 28

Weather OCT 28


Site Plan for SAT OCT 28

12 SPACES FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS

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

Site Plan OCT 28 Final


BID Vendors SAT OCT 28

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

Baguettes

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

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

 


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 28

Creme Puffs

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

 


Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
German Apple Cake—Apfelkuchen

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

Apfelkuchen

SARAH LICATA’S GERMAN APPLE CAKE—APFELKUCHEN

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Flat Green Beans

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

Flat Green Beans

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH’S FLAT GREEN BEANS

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Cranberry Apple Crisp

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

Apple Cranberry Crisp

STEF PERNA’S CRANBERRY APPLE CRISP


Handmade Holidays Preview
HH2017Preview

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

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

For the Animal Lovers
French Bulldog Rescue Network

French Ballerina

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


Music SAT OCT 28

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

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

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

MannixDuo

 


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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


Flexible Site Plan

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

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

 

Handmade Holidays Preview 2017

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

Handmade Holidays
Preview SAT OCT 28, 2017

Welcome Artists and Crafters. We’re delighted to host you for the 2017 Handmade Holidays Preview event at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.

Whether you’re a Market veteran or a Market rookie, these instructions will help insure a smooth arrival and setup during what can be a hectic hour. You’ll be moving into a Market that is already well established, joining dozens of vendors with their own customary locations, setup procedures, and traffic patterns. Do not assume that you can arrive when you like and drive into the Market to set up. Take it easy, stay aware, and remember you are a guest.

THE WEEK BEFORE. Study your location

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

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

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

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

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

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

PARKING YOUR VEHICLE FOR THE DAY.

  • Don’t command a valuable parking space that a dozen of your customers can use if you leave it available.
  • David will have Vendor Parking Passes for you.
  • Park in the Lumberyard Garage for free.
  • Saving spaces for shoppers means more of them will visit your tent and table.

BRING THE PLAN. Have the latest plan with you

  • This blog is easy to bring on your smartphone.
  • The site plan is subject to change.
  • The latest version is always live at the blog.
Carry my number

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

Drive the right direction

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

Look for the chalk

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

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

Unload quickly

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

Be a good neighbor

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

Site Plan for SAT OCT 28

Site Plan OCT 28 new Thus pm

 

Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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

Man holding tiny dollar bills

Location

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

Outdoor Scene

Using Google Maps?

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

LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS

collsmap

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

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

Towers

Near Directions

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

From the Ben Franklin Bridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parking

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

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

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

Flexible Site Plan

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

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