No Eclipse on Saturday!
There are zeroes where we want them on the forecast this week: ZERO chance of rain at noon. ZERO clouds at the end of the Market day. Friday’s thunderstorms are forecast to have rolled on through by morning, and the eclipse won’t arrive until Monday, so the prospect for Saturday morning is full SUN!
Official Forecast SAT AUG 19
Site Plan for SAT AUG 19
The layout is a little odd this week. Because Haddon Avenue will be closed Saturday and Sunday for the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, the Borough needs to route vehicle traffic along Irvin Avenue (at the Perkins Art Center end of the Market). Those traffic lanes cost us our usual Guest Vendor area, so we have to “suck it in” a bit. We’ll relocate some vendors to the “Treehouse spaces.” Others will find their spots in unexpected places.
BID Vendors SAT AUG 19
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.
Shoppers may not know that the special arrangement with Sara’s Produce is that they may sell “exotic” produce, but are prohibited from selling anything that grows in New Jersey.
This week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce. For one week, Barn and Stone House Soap will join the BID area as well.
Guest Vendors SAT AUG 19
Space is tight for Guest Vendors this week. We lose our spaces on Irvin Avenue to accommodate the town-wide Haddon Avenue Fine Arts and Craft Festival.
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
- —Thank you, MECHA, for bringing the good stuff every SAT this month.
- Inspired Brews Kombucha
—Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Bring a growler.
- Barn and Stone House Soap
—One of just a few times this season you can choose your favorite of Karen and Rex Bockius’s beautiful soaps.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Three Shrimp Recipes
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). This week, Susan patronized our new seafood vendor, The Big Shrimp Company, along with her daughters. Each bought shrimp, and all contributed recipes to Susan’s blog post. None will take more than a few minutes to produce and all three respect the unadorned essence of the Jersey Fresh product. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the recipes, then follow her to The Big Shrimp Company at the end of the Market and get in line. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/shrimp-three-ways/
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
Annual Peach Pie Baking Contest
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). As she did for the Annual Salsa Contest in July, this month (it’s official Peach Month!) Denine attended, sampled, judged, photographed, analyzed, critiqued, enjoyed, and praised the peach pies in our Annual Peach Pie Baking Contest, SAT AUG 05. Follow the link to her blog for all the details, the names of the winners, and her glorious photos of the mouth-watering entries. http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2017/08/15th-annual-peach-pie-contest-2017-at.html
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Cherry Tomato Sauce
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Fried red tomatoes. Because green tomatoes doesn’t seem right. The simple recipe is as good as the tomatoes. Susan shops democratically and makes her recommendations with unanimity. She spreads the love to: Our Yards Farm, Springdale Farm, Flaim Farm, Hymer Farm, DanLynn Organic, Viereck Farm, Formisano Farm, Savoie Organic, and Fruitwood Farm. Shop where you like, then get the recipe at Susan’s blog here.
Featured Artist SAT AUG 19
FEATURED ARTIST. Selena Braunstein is our Artist of the Week. She calls her company Creatively Obsessed, and a quick visit to her table will demonstrate why. She makes handcrafted jewelry from vintage books and buttons. This is your chance to do more than adorn yourself. You can own and display on your person a piece of Wearable History.
For the Dog Lovers
4PAWSNJ in the Dog Tent. This week our good friends from 4Paws will staff the Dog Tent and distribute Official Market Leashes along with the Dog Behavior Guidelines, excellent advice about pet health and safety, and opportunities to volunteer or to apply to foster/adopt a new forever animal of your own. Stop by to pet or be petted.
Music SAT AUG 19
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. This week’s email blast promised you’d hear the Unstoppable Hackbeats, but they’ve been unexpectedly compelled to cancel. Lucky for you and the Market, we have a deep roster of exceptional talent including the Incomparable Dave Kelly who will make stringed things sing beneath the Music Tent at the east end of the Market this week.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Brooke DiCaro is an undeniable talent. We’re excited to present her for her debut Market appearance this week. Rich vocals. Soulful renditions. Fearless compositions. And she plays piano. Come welcome Brooke for her first of what we hope will be many Market appearances.
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.