Maybe a jacket or sweater.
Gorgeous sun and crisp, dry weather that might get to 70 degrees by noon.
Official forecast for SAT OCT 28
Site Plan for SAT OCT 28
12 SPACES FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS
Treehouse Cafe is done for the season. So is Rich Hymer; ditto for Sikking Flowers. We’ve taken the opportunity to invite a dozen or more artists and crafters from our Handmade Holidays waiting list to bring their art to the Market in what we’re calling the Handmade Holidays Preview.
BID Vendors SAT OCT 28
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.
Sara’s Produce is off for a couple of weeks. They’ll return for the final two Markets of the season, SAT NOV 11 and SAT NOV 18.
We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, Cheese Etc, and (although not a BID member) Inspired Brews Kombucha will round out the BID area roster for SAT OCT 28.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT OCT 28
- Duker T’s Catering. Getcher Soup! Potato Leek this week. Get yours early. These soups are usually gone by noon.
- Barn and Stone House Soap
— Not just soap (although the soap is wonderful) but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
- Inspired Brews Kombucha
—Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
— Find them in what is becoming our “chocolate space” near Duker T’s Catering (and on non-Market days, at Occasionette on Haddon Avenue).
- Our Souls Shine Applesauce
—Organic apples and kale from the garden. Cinnamon. Sunshine. And yoga for the soul.
- Indogrow Microgreens
—The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
- Neil’s Sharpening Service!
—ATTENTION PUMPKIN AND TURKEY CARVERS! This is not the time of year for dull knives. Empty the drawers and haul your steel to Neil for a fresh edge!
Official Market Bloggers
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
German Apple Cake—Apfelkuchen
It was German Supper night at Sarah’s Gourmet Dinner Club, and she was assigned dessert, so she thought what we’re all thinking this month: Apfelkuchen! I mean, apple cake! She chose Golden Delicious apples from Fruitwood Farms this time, for the sweet/crisp top layer. A bit of artistic arranging and the rest is a pretty simple cake recipe. The results speak for themselves, although to make the picture complete, perhaps a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce. Ach du lieber! See the rest of the wonderful photos and the recipe plus instructions at Sarah’s blog post.
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Flat Green Beans
What to do with beans can be a challenge, not because there aren’t many ways to eat them, but because there are. Susan makes a simple choice this week, combining flat green beans from Springdale Farm, with Onions from Hymer Farm, and Olive Oil from Villa Barone. For tomatoes, she had a variety of choices. Springdale, Hymer, DanLynn Organic, Savoie Organic, Flaim Farm, and Formisano are all on her shopping list. For simple preparation instructions, lovely photos, and a brief meditation on the difference between yellow beans and green, go to Susan’s blog.
Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Sarah mixed her tart with her sweet this week to serve up a perfect fall dessert you should try to perfect before you’re asked to bring something to a holiday feast. We’re talking sweet apples and tart cranberries here, and oats for a crispy crumble with just a hint of healthy eating to justify that second portion. Table staff at both Fruitwood Farms and Wm. Schober Sons tables will help you choose the right apples for this recipe. For the rest, you’ll have to go to Stef’s blog for her recipe and glorious photos.
Handmade Holidays Preview
Nature Tricked Us, So We’re Treating You.
The unseasonable weather made fall crops mature early, so several farms are leaving us a week before we anticipated. We’re reacting by filling those empty spaces with the wonderful local artists and crafters from our Handmade Holidays waiting list. The official 3-week event starts SAT NOV 04, but this week the following crafters and jewelers will join us to kick off the holiday celebrations and shopping season.
- Silver Spirit Design (Sterling Silver Jewelry)
- Kim OHara Designs (Ceramic Jewelry)
- Steph Schultz, Mermaid Metal (Metal Jewelry)
- Sweet Succulent Creations (Plants)
- Heidi Barr, The Kitchen Garden Series (Textiles)
- Lindsay Varon, Hooked Up (Finger Puppets)
- Giorgina Gatchell, Creating Wonderland (Signs)
- Ashley Kirk, Carolina Artisan (Jewelry)
- Knock on Wood Decorations (Reclaimed Wood)
- Anneliese Kissling, Le Petit Fox Knits (Knitted Items)
- Jennifer Prasad, Canary Works (Pillow Covers)
- Evelyn Taylor Designs (Ceramics)
For the Animal Lovers
French Bulldog Rescue Network
French Bulldog Rescue Network. The wonderful people of the FBRN will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. If experience is any guide, they’ll also be celebrating the Halloween holiday by inviting their animals to express their inner ballerinas and cowboys. Who knows, you may even get a change to pet (or kiss) a Frenchie this weekend. Stop by and meet the whole happy family, consider adding a member to your own.
Music SAT OCT 28
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. The Incomparable Dave Kelly brings his scary talent to this Halloween Weekend installment of the Farmers’ Market. Listen carefully for songs about demon possession and things that go terribly wrong in the night.
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. This is our favorite photo of the Mannix Duo, and since it’s Halloween, maybe the couple will be willing to dress at Sonny and Cher at 9 in the morning. At least we can hope.
This is the last music for the season. In November, the music spaces are turned over to artists for the Handmade Holidays celebration of local crafts.
The Market opens at 8am, rain or shine. Music at both stages starts at 9am.
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.