Do We Dare to Wish for 2 in a Row?
Thunderstorms are still forecast for SOMETIME Saturday, but they’re “scattered,” and who’s to say they’ll happen in the morning?
Official Forecast SAT JUN 17
Pretty iffy, even for an eternal optimist like me. There’s no wind in the forecast, but I wouldn’t come without a tent just in case those thunderstorms scatter in our direction.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 17
Just one space to spare this week. We’ve added Devil’s Creek Brewery for the week, and one new vendor, Flour+Oats Small Batch Cookies. Plus this is the first week of the very short season for Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries. Lourdes Wellness is here with the Oaklyn Pantry, and two nonprofits will supplement our usual roster of outstanding Legacy and Guest vendors. Rick Hymer surprised me by taking the week off. He’ll be back next week with vegetables.
ATM Machine at the Market
Under its own tent at the center entrance to the Market, this new ATM machine made it possible for more than 60 customers to access additional cash the very first week of operation. I hope you’ll see a corresponding increase in business as we make it easier for shoppers to shop. For cards issued by our sponsor Parke Bank, transactions are free of fees.
NEW Vendor SAT JUN 17
Flour+Oats Small Batch Cookies. We wouldn’t bring you just any old cookies. She’s only scheduled to make four appearances at the Market this season, so make a commitment to check out Lisa A. Russell’s individually wrapped small-batch cookies. The shortbread varieties are our favorites.
BID Vendors SAT JUN 17
Dulce Artisanal Pastries, Devil’s Creek Brewery, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese, Etc., and Sara’s Produce will round out the roster at the BID section. (Blue Moon Olive Oils. is off this week but will return on SAT JUN 24.)
Guest Vendors SAT JUN 17
- Buck Wild Bison
(See Susan Mauer Lynch’s Blog Post: Chipsteak Poutine)
- Garden State Juice Company
(Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce)
- Barn and Stone House Soap
(Ask about their His ‘n’ Hers Shaving Soap!)
- Green Aisle Grocery
(Ask about their Summer Special CSA!)
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
(Rumors of Chocolate Mint inspired by Andes)
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
(Pick up a “Booze Box” for Dad!)
- Brookeberry Farms (Organic Berries)
(Still just hopeful about berries being ready this week.)
- Chloe’s Crème Puffs
(They’ve sold more each time they’ve appeared.)
- Flour+Oats Artisan Cookies
(Welcome a new vendor on their debut appearance.)
- Devil’s Creek Brewery
(Come out and meet the brewers. Sorry; no beer available.)
Official Market Bloggers
Bison Chipsteak Poutine. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) was an early adopter of the bison offerings from Buck Wild Bison. Here she produces a dish popular in Canada pairing bison chip steak with thick cut French fried potatoes and mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms and cheese curds from Hillacres Pride. Delicious and filling, and ready in just a few minutes unless you’re making your own fries. Follow the simple instructions here.
Spring Pea and White Bean Dip. Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen) took a beautiful photo of her pea-and-bean dip, but she also gave us this perfect shot of her “haul” from the Market last week, including those glorious peas. Kombucha from Inspired Brews, English Peas (Formisano Farm), Spring Mix (Savoie Farm), Green Beans (Springdale Farm), Zucchini (Les Viereck Farm), Kirby Cucumbers (A T Buzby Farm) Follow the instructions and see that gorgeous photo of the dip here.
Squash Pie. Stef Perna (treatbelly) makes an oxymoronic “crustless pie that makes its own crust” while baking. Crazy, right? She’ll teach you how. Start with zucchini from Flaim, Fruitwood, Springdale, or other produce farmers at the Market, add some cheddar or other white cheese, onion, a bit of flour, some egg, and milk, and follow Stef’s simple instructions to create a deep quiche-like pie served hot or cold. Follow the recipe and see the scrumptious photos here.
Featured Artist SAT JUN 17
Fred Chase Woodcraft. A man of few words, Fred describes what he does VERY simply: “Handcrafted wood bowls and vessels.” Permit us to say words fail us too. These works of functional art are unspeakably beautiful.
Music SAT JUN 17
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Marc Sengin is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he’ll sound like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary (or a dozen other acts from the 60s and 70s). Bring a tambourine and play along.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. There’s no telling whether Kevin Monko will appear solo (unlikely), or whether he’ll invite one or more of the members of Candy Volcano to play along. Either way, it’ll be a treat.
In Coming Weeks
SALSA CONTEST SAT JUL 08. The focus of the Second Annual Salsa-Making Contest is Jersey Fresh flavor (not heat!). Put together your best recipe using produce from our own vendors whenever possible and register soon. We’re limiting entries to the first 24! Official Market Bloggers and other Market Illuminati will serve as judges.