Weather forecast for Saturday.
We’ve seen this before. Sunny and mid-70s at the opening cowbell. Temps climb into the upper 80s by noon, humid as a summer in Collingswood, but dry.
Site Plan for SAT AUG 06
Peach Pie Baking Contest This Week!
SAT AUG 06
SAT AUG 06. The annual Peach Pie Baking Contest kicks off Peach Month at the Market. Simple peach. Peach Plus. Best Presentation. Market cash prizes in all categories. Pre-registration is required.
Official Market Bloggers
Introductory text about the Blog Posts for this wseek.
Too Hot to Cook Tomato Crudo
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Now that the weather is too hot for cooking, but the heat is delivering a bounty of fresh tomatoes, Denine offers this no-cook recipe for tomato crudo, plus a pasta serving suggestion . LINK HERE.
Patricia DiJulio (South Jersey Girls Grub). Featuring DanLynn Organic farm garlic, plum tomatoes from Viereck Farms, baby spinach and basil from Flaim Farms, ricotta cheese from Hillacres Pride, and fresh eggs from Nature’s Own Farm, Patricia assembles this beautiful manicotti. LINK HERE.
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Here’s another “It’s Too Hot To Cook” recipe to the rescue. Susan got her whole chicken from Hillacres Pride (You can too!) and offers this easy preparation technique that won’t heat your kitchen . LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
- WHOLE CHICKEN
- GARLIC SCAPES
- PLUM TOMATOES
- GRAPE TOMATOES
- PASTURED EGGS
- RICOTTA CHEESE
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.
AUG 06 Guest Vendors
- GreenFord Blueberry Farm
- Constellation Collective
- O Made Granola
- Origin Almond
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
- Blueberry Fields Soap
AUG 06 Special Appearances
- Animal Adoption Center
- Canary Works
- Allison Allen Massage Table
Guest Artist: Canary Works
CANARY WORKS. Jennifer Prasad makes a large variety of handmade cushion covers to fit standard size 18×18-inch pillows.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT
TRIO NOVA DUO!
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO
THE WAYSIDE SHAKEUP SHAKES UP THE WEST STAGE THIS WEEK
Dog Tent: The Animal Adoption Center
The Animal Adoption Center will staff our Dog Tent this week and administer the Official Market Leash program.
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.
Guest “Baggers” have been helping out the past two weeks. This Saturday, Lindsey Thivierge is back in charge.
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.