Revised weather forecast for Saturday.
Rain in the forecast, but not during setup. Once we open, the chance of showers increases. Total rain forecast for the entire day: 1/4 of an inch.
Site Plan for SAT MAY 21
Official Market Bloggers
This week, we have new stories (and photos! and recipes!) from Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen); from Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs); from Ryan Cochrane (IMadeAFood); and from Patricia DiJulio (SOUTHJERSEYGIRLGRUB).
In all, there are SIX official Market Bloggers.
Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials that look like these.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG STORIES
- Strawberry, Radish Salad. Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen). This is a great time for fresh spring greens and radishes. You simply have to try this spring green salad with strawberries, roasted radishes, peanuts, and avocado in a mandarin soy dressing. Yes, there are greens, strawberries, and radishes at the Market this week. LINK HERE.
- Strawberry Muffins (with Chocolate Surprise). Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) uses fresh local strawberries to make these fruity muffins with a surprising center attraction. LINK HERE.
- Collard Greens (the one next to the kale!). Ryan Cochrane (IMadeAFood). Ryan utilizes these treasured (by some) but less popular (for many) leafy greens. They’re available now, and when you see what he’s done with them, you’ll want to lay in a healthy supply. (See what I did there?) LINK HERE.
- Give Me a Root! Patricia DiJulio (SOUTHJERSEYGIRLSGRUB) purchased beets, radishes, and broccoli rabe on her Market visit SAT MAY 14. She used them all to produce this week’s blog post honoring root vegetables. LINK HERE.
The stories are intended to showcase your farm and your products.
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
- spring greens
- collard greens
- and broccoli rabe.
Make time for our bloggers if you can, and consider offering them samples of products they can use in their recipes. They’ll always tell readers where they got their ingredients
MAY 21 Guest Vendors
- CHARLIE’S CREPES takes a familiar space alongside DanLynn Organic Farm.
- WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM will also be found near DanLynn
- MECHA CHOCOLATE sets up near Cheese, Etc. in the BID area of the Market.
- GARDEN STATE JUICE COMPANY is here with juices squeezed from the produce they bought last week here at the Market.
- BIANCA DEL MARE returns for the third week with soaps and skin care products.
- ORIGIN ALMOND (ALMOND MILK) and FRUITS D’HERITAGE round out the roster of Guest Vendors.
- Brand new vendor HERCULES BEARD brings aggressively organic and natural men’s grooming, beard, and hair products to the Market.
Guest Artist Betsy Cook’s National Picnic
BETSY COOK NATIONAL PICNIC. Small batch designer-make clothing from the former Director of our own beloved Market, Betsy Cook. 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. (Like her clothes, Betsy too is few-of-a-kind. Reacquaint yourself with her this week!) Facebook.
JOHN ROSSI, WEST STAGE
TRIO NOVA DUO (Three times the music!) EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
CAMDEN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs.
Already on Opening Day, we noticed a significant decline in the number of disposable, single-use plastic bags at the Market. We’re taking a variety of steps to help shoppers eliminate them where possible.
Send anyone who wants to participate to the FOFM (Friends of the Farmers’ Market) tent at the middle of the Market for
- a FREE Paper bag courtesy of Market sponsor Audubon Savings Bank, or
- a chance to make their own T-Shirt bag, or
- to purchase a snazzy Market reusable bag, or
- to BORROW a reusable bag from the FOFM Loaner Bag program.
Perennial favorites DiBartolo Bakery, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce will be selling food. Collingswood Music will attend to promote instrument sales, vinyl products, and music lessons.
Starting this season, David Hodges is your primary contact for all BID area questions, reservations, and requests. At the usual numbers and email addresses. See below.
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!
Vendors Please Enforce: “No Permit, No Purchase”
This won’t be easy, but it’s necessary. If good dog behavior is important to you, you’ll comply in with the No Permit, No Purchase policy, declining to serve customers who don’t choose to cooperate with the Permitting and Behavior Guidelines. David will distribute a batch of Dog Behavior Guidelines to all vendors for distribution to anyone who appears at your table attempting to make purchases with a non-permitted dog.
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.