We’ll Take it!
The forecast doesn’t look too bad at all. Good temperatures, light breezes, and the day begins dry. There’s a small but 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 08
Breezes become mild wind toward noon, little chance of wetness. Almost perfect compared to what we had in May and June.
Site Plan for SAT JUL 08
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.
What’s In Season! SAT JUL 08
PEACHES from Schober’s Farm!
DanLynn Organic Farms will have organic non-GMO’d corn! As well as the following certified organic produce: baby bok choy, beets, blueberries, carrots, collards, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, garlic (Belgium and elephant), honey, kale, onions (red, white & yellow), parsley, potatoes (French and Russian fingerlings, russets, Yukon golds and reds), scallions, yellow squash, Swiss chard and zucchini. A sale on organic zucchini too!
Cheese Etc. says, “It’s summer fruit season so we are rolling out our ‘Peaches & Cream’ this weekend. Made with Schober Farm peaches and spiked with amaretto!” They’re still featuring Blueberry Goat cheese, too.
Hillacres Pride will have kielbasa – fresh (unsmoked) variety or the traditional smoked Polish kielbasa. Both great on the grill for hot summer nights or gatherings! Their coolers will be stocked full of pastured chickens, Jersey steaks and pork sausages Stop by this week to try chipotle cheddar or Aged Susquehanna.
Nature’s Own Farm: Along with their usual beef and chicken offerings they’re running a special this week on: pork chops $5 per pound; hot, sweet and country sausages $6 per pound; Boston butts $4 per pound. All heritage breed hogs are raised locally in Juliustown, NJ – out in the woods and fed a non-GMo grain!
Origin Almond reports that it’s the last chance to enjoy their seasonal fresh almond milk flavor, Crushed Strawberry. This summer treat combines sun ripened strawberries with their signature fresh almond milk for a creamy, sweet, and tangy treat that’s bursting with delicious summer berry essence. Remember those Nestle Strawberry Quik drinks? These are a healthier, fresher & tastier version that’s delicious in cereal, smoothies or served chilled on its own. Stop by the Origin Almond booth to try a sample & be sure to grab a few since this is the last week they’ll be available!
Tortilla Press is featuring Squash Blossom Quesadillas from Flaim Farms, Springdale Farms Sweet Corn Quesadillas and Peach Bacon and Brie Quesadillas from Schober Orchards. Saturday’s waffles will also be topped with Schober peach topping. Grab some Fresh Squeezed Blueberry Lemonade with Jersey Blueberries, too!
BID Vendors SAT JUL 08
Dulce Artisanal Pastries, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese, Etc., and Sara’s Produce will represent BID vendors at the “top” of the Market. Joining them in the section, look for Inspired Brews Kombucha on tap and in bottles (or bring your own growler)!
Guest Vendors SAT JUL 08
- Brookeberry Farms (Organic Berries) – The season is so short you have to get some every week. All organic: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries.
- Buck Wild Bison – Bringing all cuts of Hormone Free Bison. Buy 3 packs of ground bison and get 2 Nitrate Free snack sticks for FREE.
- Garden State Juice Company – Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce.
- Inspired Brews Kombucha – ABringing A Date with Blueberries – (organic PA blueberries, organic lemon, organic date) and Renew – (organic orange, organic PA beet, organic lime, pitaya dragon fruit)
- Amber Grain Bakery – Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
- Constellation Collective – Bringing Jersey Blueberry Scones + Muffins ( berries hand-picked by us!) and D+V Organic Farms’ Veggie Abundant Frittata
Official Market Bloggers
Zucchini 3 Ways
Zucchini 3 Ways! We love that Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) uses produce from SO MANY of our farm vendors. For her three recipes this week, she identifies: AT Buzby, Savoie, Viereck, and Springdale for zucchini; AT Buzby, Savoie, Formisano, and Flaim for onions; AT Buzby, Viereck, and Springdale for tomatoes; Our Yards Farm for spices; Villa Barone for olive oil and pasta; Hillacres Pride for butter; and AT Buzby and Viereck for corn. For ratatouille, zucchini bread, and zucchini spaghetti, follow the link by clicking here.
Roasted Purple Carrots
Roasted Purple Carrots! Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sarah got her purple carrots from Formisano Farms. She used the tops to make a fresh gremolata (a blended mix of fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon juice, like a pesto without nuts and cheese) The roasting took just 30 minutes, and dinner was ready in about 45, with very little work. You can do the same, and serve with a bit of chicken and/or potatoes. You can even roast everything together for a one-step mean. Find the specific instructions and Sarah’s gorgeous photographs at her blog by clicking here.
Featured Artist SAT JUL 08
Silver Spirit Design
Noah and Marlene Rosen design and produce innovative handmade custom jewelry from .925 Sterling Silver. Each piece is unique and one of a kind, some with semi-precious stones, and some with only hand cut Sterling Silver. As a complimentary bonus, we use our signed Original Acrylic Abstract Art as our earring cards, making a “perfect mix” of elements for gift-giving. www.silverspiritdesign.com
Music SAT JUL 08
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. Market Favorite Sam Caruso brings out the fun in every repertoire and usually encourages one or more of his friends to stop by for some spirited collaboration.
Music starts at 9am on both stages, every week, rain or shine.
For the Kids
SAY IT WITH CLAY. Our good friends from Say it with Clay will staff a table with clay and tools for kids (adults too) to try their hand at modeling. They’ll take advantage of the opportunity to promote their camp, their art therapy programs, and workshops. Come on by and “work some mud.”
For the Animal Lovers
IN THE DOG TENT. Our friends from Almost Home Shelter have 27 animals available for adoption. Pictured left is Finnegan, ready to go home with you pending your successful application. Get the process started on Saturday at the Dog Tent. All dogs adopted from our Almost Home Shelter will be spayed/neutered prior to leaving the facility. Watch out for this one: spending just a few minutes with him might make you helpless to resist him.
This Week: SAT JUL 08!
YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
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.
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.