That Weather You Ordered.
How does Mostly Sunny, Temps in the 60s sound? It sounds good to me too.
I hope we get it. I’m weary of being wrong (or misled) about the weather forecast.
Actual Forecast SAT JUN 03
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. MOSTLY/PARTLY/MOSTLY CLOUDY. SUNNY. Temps rise from the 50s to about 70, and the wind picks up as the morning goes on. A little bit of everything.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 03
We’ve already posted this to Facebook . Here’s your chance to see it too! 🙂
ATM Machine at the Market
We launched this machine during Mayfair. It will be positioned under its own tent at the center entrance to the Market starting SAT JUN 03. For cards issued by our sponsor Parke Bank, transactions will be free.
Amber Grain Bakery. Stephen and Franziska (Franzi) Kramer, whose Haddon Avenue bakery will open this week, will be bring their “back to basics” breads to the Market for the first time this Saturday. What exactly they’ll bring for their debut appearance is uncertain, but certainly there will be bread offerings typical of those found at a German bakery. Their leinsamenbrot, a flaxseed rye, and bauernbrot, a farmer’s bread with characteristic seasoning, (both pictured here) are both naturally leavened, as are the whole wheat and Collingswood sourdough loaves.
Dulce Artisanal Pastries, Blue Moon Olive Oils and Vinegars, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce will round out the roster at the BID section.
- Woods Edge Wool Farms (Alpaca wool & their own local honey)
- Chloe’s Crème Puffs (Back for a second appearance!)
- Buck Wild Bison (Extended run because we can’t get enough)
- Garden State Juice Company
(Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce)
- Blue Moon Olive Oils & Vinegars
(Sample from the stainless steel fustis!)
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates (Try some for breakfast!)
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream (Not just for breakfast anymore!)
- Constellation Collective
(Who knows what the CoCo girls will bring!)
- Green Aisle Grocery
(Pickles, chutneys, nut butters, cocktail mixers!)
Official Market Bloggers
Johnny Marzetti. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) got what she needed to make this “perennial guest” dish at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. It’s welcome anywhere you’ve been invited, and people are always happy to see Johnny Marzetti walk through the door. Pick up butter, ground beef, and shredded cheddar at Hillacres Pride. Crimini mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, onions from Formisano Farms, canned Jersey tomatoes from Flaim Farms, and pasta from Villa Barone! Assemble with advice from here.
Asparagus Bruschetta. Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef) predicts Asparagus Toast will be the next big foodie thing. “This is a totally South Jersey fresh meal with ingredients purchased from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market,” she says. Asparagus from Viereck Farms; hot house Jersey grown tomato from Springdale Farms; fresh bread from Wild Flour Bakery; home-made ricotta cheese from Hillacres Pride; basil from my garden; Eureka Lemon-infused olive oil from our very own olive oil and balsamic vinegar store, Blue Moon. It doesn’t get any better or more local than this. Assemble it with help here.
Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes. Stef Perna (treatbelly) has noticed that “strawberries and asparagus continue to be the stars of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.” So, she decided to do something delicious about it! She insists “The dough comes together cohesively and is an easy-to-follow recipe. Flaky pie dough uses pea-sized butter pieces, and the galette dough introduces a rolling pin to create flat thin butter pieces. It’s pretty impressive.” If you need help with pastry, get it from Stef here.
National Picnic. Betsy Cook, known to most of us as the recent former Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market, founded National Picnic (women’s casual clothing) in 2011. Her clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Betsy seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces. She’ll have “the goods” and a handy step-in dressing room for customers to try on garments.
Music SAT JUN 03
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. With wit, craft, talent, pure musicianship, and deep affection for songs they just don’t write any more, She Hates Me will beguile and delight us this week. Snappy dressers, too.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Guitarist, hippie, and jive turkey Barry Hollander will perform for the first time at the west stage this week. (First time at the Market, that is; he’s been performing for years.)
Dog Tent SAT JUN 03
THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER will staff the Dog Tent, advise shoppers about the Market Animal Guidelines, and dispense Official Market leashes. They’ll also accept donations, take applications for adoptions, and perhaps bring along some adoptables.
DON’T BULLY US RESCUE. Meanwhile, at the east end of the Market, Don’t Bully Us will be on site with bull terrier puppies and adult dogs. You’ll have a chance to meet (and perhaps adopt), among others, the four dogs pictured here: Bean, Tigger, Kitkat, and Pogo. Can you match the names to their lovable faces?
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.