Thursday’s weather will be perfectly seasonable: mostly cloudy with a high of 82. Winds could be as high as 18 MPH, so be prepared to secure your tents, please.
Lisa Milideo has prepared several festive activities to kick off our 2014 season! Follow this link for details about music, balloons, cupcakes, and more!
- Duffield Farm will be back this year to anchor the west end of the Market as before. Expect their wide range of quality produce and bakery items.
- Anchoring the east end, newcomer to our Market (but a seasoned professional of other farmers’ markets!) the A.T. Buzby farm will debut tomorrow with their excellent produce, hanging strawberry baskets, Jersey Fresh hydroponic tomatoes, and more!
- Davidson’s Mushrooms will be traveling all the way from Kennett Square to bring us shitakes, criminis, and other exotic mushrooms.
- Alex Gassner has renamed her Sweet Pea CSA as Taproots Farm. She’ll be back with her unique offerings including, we presume, herbs and vegetable seedlings.
- Another newcomer Far Wind Farm, will provide extraordinary pastured eggs from the very contented laying hens at their Williamstown farm.
- We’re also proud and lucky to have attracted Wild Flour Bakery, whose artisan breads, baguettes, flatbreads and other baked goods have been pleasing Marketgoers all around the region for years.
- New vendor (and a temporary addition) Fruits d’Heritage will bring just one product: heirloom tomato seedlings in charming, biodegradable paper pots that can be directly planted.
- Market favorites Kemp’s Kettle Corn will bring their popped product provided they get their certificate of occupancy paperwork approved in time to do the popping. We’re hoping.
- Hank Sauce will be back too this season. Tomorrow may be a little soon to get them back, but we have a space for them if they can make it.
- We’re also hoping La Pooch Patisserie will join us. Erin has a massive following at the Collingswood Market, and she’s certain to build another here in Voorhees if she can produce enough biscuits and pet treats to handle both.
- Carol Steinhauser brought her hand soap, sugar scrubs, lotion bars, lip balms, bubble bath and other bath products to Market last year as Blueberry Fields. She’s eager to return and we’re delighted to welcome her back.
- Town Center Boulevard tenant Victorian Savories will provide our coffee service and bakery desserts. We’ve sited them next to the Market Relaxation tent so their customers can idle there with coffee and snacks.
Twilight Market Vendor Mix
- As a Farmers’ Market, we’re as committed as ever to bringing Jersey Fresh produce and agricultural products to our customers directly from the hand of the grower or producer.
- At the same time, our evening hours suggest we should also blend in carefully selected food artisans, chefs, and prepared food goods using local products. Please don’t hesitate to recommend pasta-makers, sausage-makers, sauce producers, coffee roasters, ice cream churners, butter producers, or any other food preparers you think might enhance our mix.
Space and Product Accommodations
- Just a reminder that spaces are never guaranteed. We do our best to accommodate requests for ideal locations, but Market needs trump any individual vendor’s personal preference.
- We also do our best to limit redundancy of products at the Market, with the clear understanding that most farms that grow produce will harvest similar crops at similar times. Still, we welcome your feedback on matters of duplication and excessive competition.
Directions for New Vendors
- The site plan at the top of this post shows the layout of the Market at the “Macy’s entrance” to the Voorhees Town Center (formerly known as the Echelon Mall).
- In this detail below, notice you’ll most likely enter the Mall site by way of Town Center Boulevard (1), curve left between the Macy’s entrance (2) and the Special Activities Plaza (3), then take a left into the Market site (4).
- Stepping back a bit from the near view, see the Town Center Boulevard entrance (at the blue arrow) off of Echelon Road.
- And finally, the Google Map view shows how to approach Echelon Road from Route 295, Exit 32, via Route 561, and then Somerdale Road. (Google calls your destination “A.”)
- To see more of the Google directions, use “Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees NJ” as your destination, as I have done in the map field below.