Weather forecast for Saturday.
Looks like a beauty. Moderate humidity and temperatures that start cool and climb to the low 80s! No chance of rain until afternoon, light breeze. Good day to buy a mess of produce.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 11
Official Market Bloggers
- Vegan Asparagus and Leek Quiche. Christine Clark (The Coveted Kitchen). Christine uses Viereck Farms asparagus and leeks from Flaim Farms to produce a vegan delight using tofu for cheese. LINK HERE.
- Strawberry Chicken with Gorgonzola. Donna Hutchinson (My Tasty Journey) makes an unexpected sweet & savory combo: Chicken with strawberry sauce and gorgonzola. LINK HERE.
- Strawberry Sweet Crostini. Patricia DiJulio (SOUTHJERSEYGIRLSGRUB). Patricia paired Springdale Farms strawberries with bread from Villa Barone to produce a rustic strawberry jam crostini. LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
BE PROACTIVE WITH OUR BLOGGERS
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. If you need help moving a particular product, solicit an article/recipe that features it.
JUN 11 Guest Vendors
- JOHN & KIRA’S CHOCOLATE
- GARDEN STATE JUICE COMPANY is here with juices squeezed from the produce they bought last week here at the Market.
- BLUEBERRY FIELDS SOAP makes its first appearance at the Market this season.
- ORIGIN ALMOND (ALMOND MILK) rounds out the roster of Guest Vendors.
- RICK HYMER (HYMER FARMS) is taking the week off to transition from his 4-space spring blooms setup to his 2-space summer vegetables operation.
- CHARLES KOORY (CHARLIE’S CREPES) needs this Saturday to attend a wedding.
- ERIN KELLY WALDRON (LA POOCH PATISSERIE) will return following a two-week absence. Make her feel welcome.
- PRESERVATION. Ryan Harrison has been buying and pickling local produce for his Haddon Township store just off Haddon Avenue. Now he brings his creations to our Market for the first time. Expect to see him strolling the Market (if he can get away from his table) looking for anything that can be preserved in brine. Better yet: don’t let him get away from his table.
Guest Artist: Aimee Eckert (Relics Revisited)
RELICS REVISITED. Aimee Eckert is a true friend of the Market. She juries our Artists of the Week program, coordinates artists and crafters for the Handmade Holidays, and takes her turn this week as our featured artist with her jewelry collection constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing, and reclaimed odds and ends.
SAM CARUSO (with or without Guest) EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
THE INCOMPARABLE DAVE KELLY, WEST STAGE
ALMOST HOME 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 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. 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.