Little cloudy, temps in the 40s to start, in the 50s to finish, light breezes. But Dry.
Official forecast for SAT NOV 04
Site Plan for SAT NOV 04
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE HANDMADE HOLIDAYS
For the final three weeks of the season we’ll be filling in the empty spaces with juried artists and crafters four the annual Handmade Holidays celebration of local artistic talent and the much-anticipated start of the holiday gift-buying season.
BID Vendors SAT NOV 04
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.
We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week:
Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Cheese Etc.
Also in the BID area this week are:
Inspired Brews Kombucha and John & Kira’s Chocolates.
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.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 04
Start a shopping list!
We’ve got a very full lineup of Guest Vendors and Special Products this week.
- Duker T’s Catering. Getcher Soup! This will be Duker’s final week at the Market for the season. He’s departing with a bang: Cream of Crab Last chance for this one!
- Barn and Stone House Soap
— Not just soap but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
- Inspired Brews Kombucha
—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 our “chocolate space” near Duker T’s, with pumpkin and other favorite holiday flavors.
- Our Souls Shine Applesauce
— Yoga for the soul. Sunshine for the garden. Organic apples and kale. Cinnamon. Peace and Love.
- Indogrow Microgreens
—The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
- John & Kira’s Chocolates
—If you haven’t tried the ganache-stuffed figs you haven’t fully experienced ganache, or figs!
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream
—Feel good about indulging. The cream’s organic. the milk and produce ingredients are local.
- Green Aisle Grocery
—If there’s a way to turn local produce into a cocktail mixer, the wizards at Green Aisle are doing it.
- Preservation Provisions
—Not sure there’s a difference in pickles? Test that theory by sampling from several varieties.
- Flour + Oats Cookies
—A new Market favorite this year with her mouth-melting shortbreads and other wonders.
Official Market Bloggers
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)
White Pumpkin Chili
White Pumpkin Chili with or without Ground Turkey. Yes, you can eat them. Pumpkins aren’t just for Jack O Lanterns. (But you knew that; you’ve had the pie.) They’re a fine ingredient in beers and ales too, and this chili recipe calls for just such an ingredient. The rest of the produce is stuff you already have at home or could easily pick up at the Market on Saturday: green and yellow squash, onions and garlic, red and green bell peppers. Denine recommends a cilantro cooking base and, of course, your favorite chili herbs and spices. See the recipe and cooking instructions at her blog.
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Easy Prep Kid-Friendly Meals
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Easy Prep Kid-Friendly Meals. Susan outdoes herself this week with a grab-bag of meal suggestions to make things easy in the kitchen. Check out her blog for advice on how to shop the Market for Mac-and-Cheese, Meatballs-and-Sauce, and Chipped-Beef-Steak-Sandwiches. She’s also got the skinny on the Hillacres Pride Winter Program, which you NEED to check out if you want easy access to this legacy Market vendor’s wide range of products throughout those dark “non-Market” months until May. Get it all at Susan’s blog.
Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Brioche Squash Mushroom Kale Stuffing
Stef Perna (treatbelly). Stuffing That Wants to Be Called Dressing. Stef starts her “stuffing” recipe with brioche from Amber Grain Bakery, to which she adds butternut squash, and cremini mushrooms, and curly kale (and celery, onions, herbs, you know). The result is no more difficult to make than any other “from scratch” stuffing, but it’s such a grand presentation it begs to be called dressing. Vegetarian friends can make a meal of this (not vegans though: it does contain both butter and egg). For the instructions and glorious photos, get on over to Stef’s blog.
Handmade Holidays 2017
THE ANNUAL 3-WEEK MARKET EVENT
THAT KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON!
We had a preview last week of what to expect when the Handmade Holidays celebration starts this SAT NOV 04. This week, and for the next three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we’ll open our tables to terrific juried artists and crafters (jewelers, potters, fiber artists, woodworkers, clothing designers, and so much more).
Joining us for the official First Week are these
- Aimee Eckert, Relics Revisited, Jewelry
- Betsy Cook, National Picnic, Original Clothing
- Ellen Rosenholtz, Sylvia Starlight Toys
- Jennifer Prasad, Canary Works, Pillow Covers
- Blair Buchanan, Brace and Bit. Wooden Items
- Lisa Confora, Nature’s Energy. Ceramics
- Jennifer Talarico Fiber Designs
- Katherin Cheetham, Select 10, Art Glass
- Matthew Miner, Upcycled Paper Products
- Katie Locke, Infinnity Kids, Children’s Items
- Rose Pacey, Gypsy Art, Mixed Media
- Maria Cartwright, 222 Creations, Copper Fired Jewelry
- Lorraine Delphey, L’Originals, Cotton Items
- Anneliese Kissling, Le Petit Fox, Knitted Goods
- Stephanie Schultz, Mermaid Metal, Jewelry
- Matthew Miner Upcycled Paper Products
- Lindsay Varon, Hooked Up, Puppets
- Aaron McCargo Ponchos, Backpacks, Clothing
- (possible late additions to fill new vacancies)
Also participating with crafts are these Legacy Vendors:
- Woods Edge Wool Farm (Legacy Vendor, East end)
Alpaca wool socks, scarves, gloves, shawls, blankets
- Windy Farm Alpacas (Legacy Vendor, West end)
Alpaca wool socks, gloves
For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue
Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.
The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy animals from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities
Lilo’s Promise is always in need of Bully-Tough Toys to keep their special friends occupied. Bring one to donate, or click through to their Amazon Wish List.
Music SAT NOV 04
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Our last musical act of the 2017 season will be Trio Nova Duo. Mike and Pete will “play us out” or “welcome in the new,” depending on your perspective. (Anyway, it’s getting too cold to finger pick.)
The East Stage Music Tent is giving way Woods Edge Wools with their beautiful alpaca garments.
Thank you to all the musicians who have made the Market “the place to be” on Saturday mornings in Collingswood.
For the Family
LIVE ALPACAS. Windy Farm will be bringing their alpacas to the Market this week. Look for them at the west end, where the corn truck usually sets up.
HENNA TATTOOS. We’ll also be visited by Nandini Sangmesh whose beautiful henna is pictured here. Find her in the “ATM Tent” at the Market’s Main Center Entrance.
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.