We’ll Take it!
The forecast doesn’t look too bad at the moment. Good temperatures, light breezes, and the day begins dry. Yes, there is an increasing chance of precipitation toward the end of our Market day, but considering what we’ve had so far this season . . . .
Official Forecast SAT JUL 01
Breezes become mild wind toward noon, increasing chance of wetness. Still, downright optimistic compared to weeks past.
Site Plan for SAT JUL 01
Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries will be back for another week, and we’ll have early corn and field-grown Jersey tomatoes from several farms. Blue Moon Olive Oils is back, along with Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Green Aisle Grocery, and John & Kira’s Chocolates! Music on 2 stages. We’ve got it all going on.
BID Vendors SAT JUL 01
Dulce Artisanal Pastries, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Blue Moon Olive Oils, Cheese, Etc., and Sara’s Produce will round out the roster at the BID section. Also at the very end of the Market, look for Inspired Brews Kombucha on tap and in bottles (or bring your own growler)!
Guest Vendors SAT JUN 24
- Brookeberry Farms (Organic Berries)
—The season is so short you have to get some every week.
All organic: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
- Buck Wild Bison
—Featured in last week’s Kitchen Kapers Chef’s Demo!
- Garden State Juice Company
—Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce.
- Inspired Brews Kombucha
—Look for them where you would usually find the Corn Truck!
- Our Souls Shine Organic Applesauce
—Good vibes. Wonderful sauce (with kale from the garden).
- Amber Grain Bakery
—Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
—Local blueberries and a cardamom graham cracker!
- Woods Edge Wool Farm
—If you don’t have a Magic Clothes Dryer lint collector made of alpaca fibers, you need to get one this week!
- John & Kira’s Chocolate
—As temperatures rise, the chocolate-makers stop attending the Markets. Stock up on your favorites while you can.
- Blueberry Fields Artisan Soap
—Find Carol in the “usual” soap spot near Perkins Art Center
Official Market Bloggers
Summer Zucchini Cake
Stef Perna (treatbelly) found not only oversized zucchini at the Market this week, but also yellow Boothby Blonde pickling cucumbers and heirloom garlic from Savoie Organic Farm, as well as ten pints of organic blueberries from the Blueberry Lady (Brookeberry Farm). That zucchini, with a bit of homemade peach jam, became this week’s lightly sweet moist and wonderful zucchini summer cake. You can do it too with the easy recipe you’ll find by clicking here.
Deviled Eggs 3 Ways
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) picks up lovely brown and pale green eggs from her favorite source for eggs at the Market, DanLynn Organic. Here she prepares a traditional mayonnaise and mustard version, but also a version with a secret ingredient (you’ll have to click to the blog to find out what), and a third using chopped prosciutto and micro greens. Head on over to the Yellow Room Upstairs for the recipes and simple construction advice by clicking here.
Featured Artist SAT JUL 01
Sleepy Cat Jewelry
Carolyn Jones uses metal and wire to make jewelry inspired by nature, with texture and strong attention to details. She says, “I make jewelry that reflects the joy and awe I experience observing nature and classic patterns around me. I’m inspired by trees changing with the seasons, the brilliant, varied colors of birds and butterflies, the energy of wind and ocean waves or the comforting curl of a cat’s tail.”
Music SAT JUL 01
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Are they jazzy? Do they swing? Are they cutting-edge or nostalgic? Yes. TRIO NOVA DUO are all this and more. You may not be able to name them, but you’ll recognize most of the tunes, from the bossa nova, jazz, and pop catalogs.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. The Incomparable Dave Kelly makes stringed things sing this week in the east Music Tent, including but certainly not limited to the lap steel he’s shown with here. Old favorites and always something new, from Nirvana to the Mister Softee theme.
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.