Weather forecast for Saturday.
Looks like a beauty. Cool temperatures for setup and the early hours, with a chance of showers toward the very end of the Market day. Windless. Muggy though: check out those humidity numbers, starting the day at 90%.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 04
Official Market Bloggers
This week, we have new stories (and photos! and recipes!) from Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef) and from Natalie Winch (Food Empowerment Blog).
- Roasted Strawberry and Chia Seed Jam. Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Denine has produced a brand new recipe using strawberries from our Market. Very complete instructions include a video of the process! LINK HERE.
- Salad Greens. Natalie Winch (Food Empowerment Blog). Natalie makes the case for enjoying salad greens, kale, collard, and spinach, at their best now before the real heat of summer. LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
- spring greens
- collard greens
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 with soaps and skin care products.
- ORIGIN ALMOND (ALMOND MILK) and FRUITS D’HERITAGE round out the roster of Guest Vendors.
Guest Artist: Blissed Out Mamas
BLISSED OUT MAMAS. Lisa Broderick-Cohen is an internationally board certified lactation consultant who works for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and in private practice. Combining that with her background in art and education, she has produced organic, vegan products for new, postpartum, and breastfeeding mothers.
JOHN ROSSI, EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER 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 this season, we have 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. MECHA Chocolate will join their BID associates in the west BID section. 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.