SAT OCT 15
WEATHER. Dry. Completely dry. Sunny and chilly. Starts out cold (45 degrees), warming to just into the 60s by Market close.
Site Plan for SAT OCT 15
The departure for the season of A T Buzby, Les Viereck, and Sweet Freedom Bakery has opened seven spaces in the middle of the Market, so we’ve located our Guest Vendors along the Midway.
ERIC WOLFF (Mud and Fire)
Eric Wolff (Mud and Fire). Handmade Pottery. Live your life with character and style. Start the day with a hot cup in your own unique and stylish mug, or breakfast from a one-of-a-kind bowl. Serve your family and guests from handmade pieces that no one else has. Even feed Fluffy or Fido from their own beautiful dinnerware. All functional pieces are safe for food and are good in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven. LINK HERE.
THIS WEEK’S FOOD BLOG POSTS
BLUE CRAB SAUTE
Patricia DiJulio (SouthJerseyGirlsGrub). Patricia uses crimini mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic, plus scallions and parsley from Formisano Farms to adorn this simple crab saute preparation. LINK HERE.
FARMERS’ MARKET MAC’N’CHEESE
Donna Hutchinson (My Tasty Journey). Not JUST Mac’n’Cheese, Donna’s is enhanced with fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and frying peppers . . . plus BACON! All of which she picked p at the Market. LINK HERE.
SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND PUMPKIN
Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef). Denine got her squash and tomatoes at Viereck Farms. The recipe also makes good use of your carrots, zucchini, and pumpkin. 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.
OCT 15 Guest Vendors
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
- Green Aisle Grocery
- FOOD INNOVATION: Homegrown Farms
- Windy Farm Alpacas (Live Animals)
- Origin Almond Milk
- Cindy’s Homemade Soap
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO.
MARKET FAVORITE CARUSO AND HIS MESSY FRIENDS
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT.
TRIO NOVA DUO (BACK AS A TWO)
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
There will be no small bills this one week, SAT SEP 03.
For guest vendors who might not be aware, Joe Williams will be available with keys 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.