Glorious. Temps in the 70s.
We’re calling it for Mostly Sunny, no chance of rain, with temperatures warming to almost 80 by the closing cowbell. Load the tables and let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!
Official forecast for SAT OCT 07
Site Plan for SAT OCT 07
PLAN CHANGED FOR THE BOOK FAIR.
This is one of the two unusual weeks of the season when, because of a Borough-wide event, the annual Book Fair, Haddon Avenue is closed and Irvin Avenue is open to vehicle traffic. Our Yards Farm and the Big Shrimp Company have been moved inside the Market. Nature’s Own Farm will take up the space usually occupied by the Corn Truck at the west end. The Corn Truck is done for the season; so is Lester Viereck, and so is the Sweet Freedom Bakery.
BID Vendors SAT OCT 07
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. The rules at their table are: “Anything But Jersey Fresh.”
We’ve got most of your favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will be on hand. They’ll be joined by Inspired Brews Kombucha, not technically a member of BID but more than welcome!
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 07
- Duker T’s Catering
—“Is it chili?” No, it’s warm today. Are you cold? “No, I mean, is it time for Duker T’s famous chili?” Step up and get yours early, folks. It may be beef, or maybe sausage, but it will be spicy without scorching your tongue and throat. Spicy but not hot. Chili but not chilly.
Barn and Stone House Soap
— Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar!
- Inspired Brews Kombucha
—Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
—If it’s locally grown and delicious, and if it can be pickled, these guys will preserve it. Stock up on old favorites and check out the new varieties.
- Constellation Collective
— Bagels, frittatas, scones, donuts, and always a delicious invention or two.
- Weckerly’s Local Premium Ice Cream
—Did you know they make their own cones, and the cookies for their incredible ice cream sandwiches?
- Our Souls Shine Applesauce
—It’s applesauce like your mom would make, if mom was a writer, a holistic wellness coach, a kids yoga instructor, and a vegan. Organic apples plus kale.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
The Best Hot Dog You Never Heard of
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). The Best Hot Dog You’ve Never Heard of. Susan’s been experimenting with a lot of comforting meat dishes this season, making good use of Hillacres Pride pork, for example, and bison from Buck Wild Bison. This week she’ll let you in on the secret of Jersey Hot Dogs (something she calls Tony Go’s). You’ll need a crusty Italian roll or baguette (think Wildflour, Amber Grain, or Dulce) onions, peppers, and potatoes. That’s right, potatoes! All of those will be easy to find at several of our Market vendor tables. For the prep and assembly instructions, you’ll have to go to Susan’s blog.
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Corn and Vegetable “Risotto”
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Corn Risotto. Denine hasn’t been at the Market as much as she would like this season. Her blog post tells the story. However, she recently “laid in some corn” for immediate or eventual consumption and then cut some from the cob to mix with onions, peppers, and zucchini (plus a spice blend she found at Occasionette) to make what you’d probably call a mock risotto since it contains no rice at all, let alone Arborio. Intrigued? It’s simple, comforting, spicy, slightly exotic and accompanies a wide variety of dishes. (Good cold from the fridge too!) See the instructions and photos to guide you through at Denine’s blog, TheBicycle-Chef.com.
Featured Artist SAT OCT 07
Meredith Greimel Beaucycled
Jewelry and Succulent Arrangements
FEATURED ARTIST. Meredith Greimel, Beaucycled. You may be familiar with Meredith’s work from Whole Foods. Or perhaps you’ve attended a succulent-arranging workshop. Now’s your chance to see her stuff at your favorite Market. Handcrafted jewelry from rare gemstones and vintage remnants. AND as if that were not enough, Meredith also arranges succulent gardens in unique glassware and vintage pieces.
For the Animal Lovers
NJAFA, New Jersey Aid for Animals
New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA)
in the Dog Tent.
The wonderful people of New Jersey Aid for Animals will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing their remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy animals from the brink of disaster at extreme expense.
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. Want to support their efforts and have some fun as well? They’ve got brand new “still in the bag” Halloween costumes for dogs for just five dollars!
For History or Architecture Lovers
Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Tour
ARCHITECTURAL HSITORY OF COLLINGSWOOD. Look for representatives of Proud Neighbors of Collingswood at their card table space beneath the Speedline. They’ve got your tickets for the SUN OCT 15 Walking Tours. You have just one week left to reserve your space. Tours are guided by local experts in architectural history. Take one tour or all three in the Lakeview Drive area, and along Park, Stokes, and Collings Avenues. Tours conclude with a gathering at Devils Creek Brewery to relax with friends and share your new knowledge.
Music SAT OCT 07
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. We’ve got music from She Hates Me this week, which means newly-elected member of the Camden County Democratic Committee Shannon McGill Vasile will be singing pretty with Kevin Sullivan, who is better at crashing parties than joining them.
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Are they jazzy? Do they swing? Are they cutting-edge or nostalgic? Yes. Trio Nova Duo is that and more. You may not be able to name every tune, but you’ll recognize them from the bossa nova, jazz, and pop catalogs.
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.