Weather forecast for Saturday.
Do we really have to tell you? Anyone feeling nostalgic for “That 70s Show” will have to wait until fall. For now, it’s nothing but 80s and 90s. At the opening cowbell, the temperature will already be in the 80s, humidity around 80%, temps climbing into the 90s. But dry. No rain in the forecast.
Site Plan for SAT AUG 13
Official Market Bloggers
This week we’re very grateful to Patricia DiJulio for her recipe making use of fresh Market vegetables and a poached chicken breast, and to Denine Gorniak for her detailed and thrilling account of last week’s Peach Pie Baking Contest. Thank you, Bloggers!
You Don’t Have to Love Quinoa
Patricia DiJulio (South Jersey Girls Grub). Patricia combines an armload of vegetables she bought at the Market with a poached chicken breast (and quinoa) to reproduce a family favorite recipe, sort of. Tell me you don’t want this! LINK HERE.
Preach the Peach Pie Baking Contest
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Nobody does a better job than Denine of chronicling and illustrating our food contests. As she did with our Salsa contest, Denine tells the story of the contest, identifies all the winners, and shares her fantastic slideshow of the pies and their makers. But you’ll have to go to her blog to see it all. LINK HERE.
In all, six Official Market Bloggers have been provided with credentials like these:
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 13 Guest Vendors
- Origin Almond
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
- Green Aisle Grocery
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
- Philosopher’s Stone Massage Table
“Buy 2 Give 1” Milestone
Lourdes Wellness. Our Market sponsor, Lourdes Wellness, has been partnering with the Oaklyn Food Pantry to collect food at our Market once a month. Owing to your generosity in July at their monthly Market drive, the groups have collected and shared more than 3000 POUNDS of Jersey Fresh since the “Buy 2, Give 1” campaign began. Please look for them in the middle of the Market and be generous, as you have always been, you wonderful people.
Guest Artist: Creatively Obsessed
CREATIVELY OBSESSED. Selena Braunstein makes unique handcrafted one-of-a-kind jewelry from antique, vintage, and modern books and buttons.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Leanne Entwistle brings her guitar and her lovely voice to the Market just twice this season. Life is uncertain. Come to her first gig.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. The Incomparable Dave Kelly brought out lap steel guitars at his last appearance. He’s also been known to feature the mandolin. If it has strings, he’ll make it sing.
Not this week. SAT AUG 20.
NEXT WEEK. Avoid the Market on SAT AUG 20 if you’re a sucker for adorable animal cuteness. The west end of the Market will be the site of our 2nd annual Multi-Agency Animal Adopt-a-thon, featuring half a dozen adopting agencies, kissable bulldogs, services from the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, a dog wading pool, and many opportunities to start the process of taking home a new friend.
This week, Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue will staff the Dog Tent 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.