Weather forecast for Saturday.
Summer as it should be. Sunny and 80s to open; sunny and 90s to close. Moderate humidity, light breezes, no rain at all until maybe the afternoon. Come early, stay long, buy much.
Site Plan for SAT JUL 23
Official Market Bloggers
We must be the luckiest, best-supported Farmers’ Market anywhere. Not only do we have the most prodigious farmers in the region, our Market Bloggers are just as productive! We have six new blog posts this week, but we have to hold off on two of them just to avoid overwhelming you with wonderfulness. Next week, look for Patricia DiJulio’s pasta-plum tomato-basil-long hots concoction, PLUS! Susan Mauer Lynch’s profile of the A T Buzby Farm CSA. But this week . . .
BLUEBERRY CORN MUFFINS. Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen). Christine combines organic blueberries and some corn she picked up at the Eckert’s Corn Truck for this perennial favorite. LINK HERE.
GRILLED ZUCCHINI. Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen). In the spring, Christine buys her plants (tomatoes, peppers, kale, zucchini, etc.) from Springdale Farms at the Market. This week, she harvested zucchini, grilled it, and dressed it with olives and pesto.” LINK HERE.
BLUEBERRY BOY BAIT. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Susan maintains this blueberry cake recipe is good enough to get a girl a boyfriend. She bought blueberries this week from: Springdale Farm, A. T. Buzby, DanLynn Organic, Fruitwood Farms, and Rick Hymer, then used the Brookeberry supply for the recipe. LINK HERE.
PEACH TOMATO CHUTNEY. Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Denine bought her peaches and her tomatoes at the Market, then produced this beauty! LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
- SWEET CORN
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.
JUL 23 Guest Vendors
- GreenFord Blueberry Farm
- Micha’s Homemade Soaps
- Origin Almond Milk
- Garden State Juice Company
JUL 23 Special Appearances
- Allison Allen Massage Therapist
- Extraordinary Ed. Let’s PLAY!
- Collingswood Public Library
- Liberti Church at the Bag Reduction Table
- Seeds to Sew Nigerian handmade products, Nonprofit
Guest Artist: Katherine Cheetham Glass
KATHERINE CHEETHAM GLASS. Katherine is best known for multilayered fused glass panels typically depicting trees, flowers and landscapes. She also makes flame-worked pendants and ornaments along with fused ornaments, plates and bowls. Her work is perfect for wedding, office, birthday and holiday gifts.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
THE INCOMPARABLE DAVE KELLY
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO
Dog Tent: 4 Paws NJ
4 PAWS NJ will staff the Dog Tent.
New This Week
MICHA’S HOMEMADE SOAP. When our beloved Heather and Larry Brandolph adopted their adorable baby and left us with the “Rochelle Rose Soap Space” to fill, we didn’t ask just one soapmaker; we asked several to take their place.
This week, and for the next few, we’ll be hosting Micha’s Homemade Soap.
In addition to making and selling her own soap, Michelle (Last Name Shrouded in Mystery) founded and runs the new Washington Township Farmer’s Market. Find her in the Guest Vendor Area.
Wilk’s Lamb Farm. Mike Wilk’s 25-acre farm in Tabernacle is the latest addition to the outstanding roster of local, responsible farms to bring product to our Market. Mike pastures his sheep on his own farm for 95% of their diet, coaxing them into the enclosure at day’s end with a little grain snack, and supplementing with hay in the winter when snow covers the pasture. His flock spend their entire lives on his farm. Please look for his new table starting SAT JUL 30. We want him to succeed.
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.
This week, the good people of Liberti Church of Collingswood will be staffing the Bag Reduction Tent and helping our shoppers make their own T-shirt bags. Thank you, Pastor Jim Angehr and your helpful friends.
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!
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.