We got our picture-perfect day last week while Dave was on vacation. Now that he’s back, the forecast is more than a little iffy for SAT SEP 02.
Official forecast for SAT SEP 02
The forecast is for chilly and wet.
Site Plan for SAT SEP 02
We’re back to our usual procedures this week. Thank you for your patience during last week’s vacation break for yours truly. We have some notable absences this week as Charlie’s Crepes and Cheese Etc take their vacations, and Garden State Juice is done for the season. Several guest vendors will return next week, but for this Saturday, we have enough room to invite some new puppies from Don’t Bully Us Rescue at the BID end of the Market.
BID Vendors SAT SEP 02
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 the roster is very light in the BID area: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, and Sara’s Produce will take their usual spaces. (Cheese Etc and Charlie’s Crepes are off on their summer vacations.) For one week, Don’t Bully Us Rescue will conduct a special adoption event with some of their adorable adoptables.
Guest Vendors SAT SEP 02
We’ve got chocolate, soap, and applesauce! Plus new every-week guests with their shrimp, and breads, and kombucha!
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
- —Thank you, MECHA, for staying on through your August engagement to bring us fresh local chocolates for the holiday weekend.
- Inspired Brews Kombucha
—Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Bring a growler.
- Carol Steinhauser Blueberry Fields Soap—Carol will be in an unusual spot this week inside the Market to create a bit of separation from Woods Edge Wools.
- Our Souls Shine—Applesauce made with organic apples from Sara’s Produce, plus love, good vibes, and kale from Cindy’s garden.
- Woods Edge Wools
—Direct from this South Jersey alpaca and yak farm, their own honey, alpaca woolens, dryer balls, and soaps.
Official Market Bloggers
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
Schober Peaches Galette
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sarah suggests we think of a galette as a half-pie, free-form, baked without a pan, almost structureless, and EASIER than pie to make. No kidding. The hardest part is cutting the peaches. The rest you can do without interrupting your trashy TV viewing. The peaches come from Schober Sons Orchards, and Sarah personally “taste tests” each one before committing it to the galette. Rosemary adds the unexpected savory element. Read the simple instructions at Sarah’s blog, Salt Jar.
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Salad in a Jar!
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). We all know Susan likes to shop from EVERYONE at the Market. This week she outdid herself and stacked the results in jars that can be taken to work for lunch without going soft or losing their freshness. She stacks cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and peppers and recommends Our Yards, Savoie, Flaim, Formisano, Springdale, Hymer, Danlynn, Viereck, Fruitwood, Buzby for selected produce! The cheese she picks up from Hillacres Pride, Springdale, or Villa Barone. Well done, Susan. See the construction advice at her blog.
Featured Artist SAT SEP 02
Wrenaissance Furniture Revival
FEATURED ARTIST. Her appearance at the Market this Saturday will mark Jamilah Damiani’s debut as a Featured Artist. Her company produces Home Decor with a particular style (several particular styles, actually). Look for pop art, genuine African fabric pillows, wall art, and “Revived” furniture.
For the Animal Lovers
The New Life Animal Rescue
New Life Animal Rescue in the Dog Tent. Maybe Shelby is your type of dog. (More importantly, maybe you’re her type of adopter!) This week our good friends from New Life 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. Or get started on the adoption process to add Shelby to your family
Music SAT SEP 02
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he sounds like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary (or Crosby, Stills, and Nash). Bring a tambourine and play along.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. The Incomparable Dave Kelly makes stringed things sing this week at the BID vendor/Corn Truck end of the Market. Dave plays old favorites and always something new, from Nirvana to the Mister Softee theme.
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.