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Collingswood SAT JUL 29

David Hodges

The Opposite of last week.

Oh boy. Last week was dry and hot. This week looks cool and wet. Prepare for winds averaging 15 miles per hour, gusting higher. Could get messy. Bring tent weights.

Weather Picture

Official Forecast SAT JUL 29

Weather JUL 29

Site Plan for SAT JUL 29

We’re full again with legacy vendors, plenty of guests, music on two stages, a guest artist, an animal rescue in the Dog Tent, and a yoga group. We relocated the new goat petting area to the usual Sikking Flower spaces below the Speedline. Be sure to see them; they’re adorable. Busy busy time of the season!


SitePlan SAT JUL 29
Neils Sharpening cropped

KNIFE SHARPENING. Consider bringing your knifes, tools, dull blades of all kinds to the Music Tent area this week. Neil comes to the Market only once a month, and SAT JUL 29 will be his last visit until the end of September.


BID Vendors SAT JUL 29

BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced. Villa Barone and Blue Moon Olive Oils feature olives and oils, for example.

This week, we’ll host Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Blue Moon Olive Oils, and Sara’s Produce. Charlie’s Crepes has a BID space too, but he relies heavily on local produce.

Inspired Brews Kombucha will find its place in the BID section this week too.

Kombucha Pours
Inspired Brews Kombucha will find its place in the BID section this week too.

Guest Vendors SAT JUL 29

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —We’re very sorry to have misled you last week about Weckerly’s. They were never scheduled to appear. But they ARE with us this week, SAT JUL 29, so bring your cooler and plan to stock up.

    Malt Cherry

  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Bring a growler.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    Cocktail mixes using local produce? YES and YES please!
  • Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service
    —Bring out your knives and anything else that’s gotten dull through use or abuse. Neil comes only once a month at most, and this is his only scheduled appearance until the end of September!
  • Amber Grain Bakery
    —Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
  • MECHA Local Artisan Chocolates
    —We had to slip them into the space between Duker T’s Catering and Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, but we’re happy to have chocolate at the Market any time.
  • Constellation Collective
    —Who knows what the CoCo girls are cooking up this week? Doughnuts surely, and maybe frittatas?
  • Garden State Juice NOT COMING
    —Your favorite juicers, who always make such wonderful concoctions from our own vendors’ produce, will return SAT AUG 05 with special flavors old and new.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —The soap is simple and wholesome, but the real attraction is that the goats will be coming to the Market for petting and “selfie” ops.


Official Market Bloggers

Three Cold Dishes for Hot Weather.

This week, to beat the heat, we have pickles and salads you can produce without needing to turn on an oven or stove.

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Freezer Pickles

Summer Pickles

Stef has been busy “testing pickle recipes using cucumbers, zucchini, beets and garlic from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market vendors: Flaim Farms, Savoie Organic Farm, Springdale Farms and DanLynn Farms.” She’s come to the conclusion that freezer pickles are the best way to savor the produce of summer while still having leisure time to enjoy the warm weather. So “easy” is the key to the recipe she offers this week. Follow the link to her blog here to see how simple a delicious life can be.

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Asian Cucumber

Asian Cucumber

Susan is on a mission to discover hidden treasures at the Market each week. This week, she spent more time negotiating for the right cucumber than it took to concoct and execute her simple and perfect recipe for preparing it. You can find an ideal Asian Cucumber for yourself at Julie Pierre’s table, Our Yards Farm, and follow the link here to Susan’s simple instructions for maximizing your enjoyment. Hint: if you can make a vinaigrette, you’re in business!

Natalie Winch (Food Empowerment Blog)
Mother Vida’s Health Salad

Vida Salad

If you’ve bought and not yet used a cabbage, some cucumbers, perhaps some carrots, and at least one pepper (either sweet or hot) from your favorite vendor, consider making a version of Natalie’s mother Vida’s Health Salad. You won’t have to use an appliance or heat an oven, and this dish actually improves in flavor with a day or two in the refrigerator. Follow the link to Natalie’s blog here and find the simple instructions for using what you probably already have.

Special Return Vendor

Pastured Lamb

Mike Wilk Lamb Farm.

Last year, he was a new vendor who gave many of us our first chance to buy fresh lamb directly from the farm that raised it. This year, we’ve been waiting with varying degrees of patience for the lamb to return. This is the week. Mike says, “We raise grass-fed lamb naturally. We use no hormones, fertilizers or other chemical additives. We rotate our flock every three days on fresh pasture and in the winter feed them exclusively hay with a little grain. Our lamb is sold directly to consumers, off the farm.” Thanks, Mike, and welcome back.

Featured Artist SAT JUL 29

Blue Moondance Designs

My Heart

Jessica Soldevila produces a truly eclectic array of beautiful, useful, and entertaining items including jewelry and housewares. We could show you her coasters, her greeting cards, her housewares, petite earrings, refrigerator magnets, or marble beverage holders. Instead, how about these charming charms that declare lasting love for a lost pet? For the rest, you can visit her facebook, or better yet, stop by space 24 on Saturday.

Music SAT JUL 29

Monko Posterized

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.

Barry Hollander Posterized

WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Guitarist, hippie, and jive turkey Barry Hollander will return to our west stage for a long-awaited encore since his first appearance at the Market in June. Don’t miss this one. He gets only three chances a season to make his mark.

Music starts at 9 AM on both stages, every week, rain or shine.

For Animal Lovers

All Breeds

Dog Tent. Our good friends 4Paws New Jersey will be staffing the official Dog Tent in the middle of the Market this week, dispensing wonderful advice, offering adoptable animals for your forever companionship, and selling the official Market Leash permits. They’re a wonderful group devoted to rescuing all breeds of dog from kill shelters, and they usually bring one or more adoptables to the Market for you to meet. Be sure to stop by if you’re in need of a new forever friend.

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!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

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