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, light breeze. Good day to SELL a mess of produce.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 25
Official Market Bloggers
PASTA E PISELLA
PASTA E PISELLA. Patricia DiJulio (SouthJerseyGirlsGrub). This week, Patricia “lets the farmers do the work,” pairing Viereck’s peas and Flaim’s spring onions with pasta for a simple peas and onions dish. LINK HERE.
NO COOK CARROT SALAD
CARROT CECI FETA. Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Using readily-available carrots, red onions, and radishes from the Market, Denine makes a NO COOKING NEEDED salad. LINK HERE.
EGGS FLORENTINE. Patricia DiJulio (SouthJerseyGirlsGrub). Garlic and spinach from Flaim Farms, pastured eggs from Nature’s Own Farm, cheese from Hillacres Pride and Villa Barone bread. Add magic: Voila! LINK HERE.
SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD
SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Rick Hymer’s tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions: NO COOKING! LINK HERE.
SUGAR SNAP PEA SALAD
SUGAR SNAP SALAD. Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen). With a spring salad mix and a bunch of mizuna from Savoie Organic, plus peas from Viereck, Christine assembles this beauty. NO COOKING! LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
- SPRING ONIONS
- PASTURED EGGS
- SPRING SALAD MIX
- SUGAR SNAP PEAS
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 25 Guest Vendors
- O Made Granola
- Neil’s Sharpening Service
- John & Kira’s Chocolate
- Hercules Beard
- GreenFord Blueberry Farm
- Garden State Juice Co.
- Brookeberry Organic Berries
GREENFORD BLUEBERRY FARM will be here for the first time this season with their specialty variety and heirloom blueberries.
BROOKEBERRY ORGANIC BERRIES will be here for the first time this season with their organic raspberries and blackberries, short supplies perhaps.
Guest Artist: Turned Treasures
TURNED TREASURES. Carol and Dave Leader are Camden County woodturners who make unique hand-crafted items on their wood lathes using exotic and domestic woods, acrylic and Corian to craft pens, ceiling fan pulls, wine bottle stoppers, key chains, ornaments, vessels and bowls. Examples of their work can be found in art galleries and Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
TRIO NOVA DUO
NEW JERSEY AID FOR ANIMALS (The Sponsor of our Dog Tent) will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, to provide Market Permit Leashes to pet owners who haven’t yet legitimized their dogs. They will be joined in a second space by the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.
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.
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.