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Collingswood SAT JUN 16

Glorious.

VERY POSITIVE FORECAST. Sunny with a Zero Percent chance of precipitation? When’s the last time we’ve had a forecast like that for a Market Saturday morning? Makes me nervous. 🙂

Cows in Sunshine

 


Official forecast for SAT JUN 16

Weather JUN 16

 


Siteplan for SAT JUN 16

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 

Siteplan SAT JUN 16


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 16

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, usually ciabatta loaves, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for bananas and mangoes.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 16

Catch them while they’re here!

Honeysuckle

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —This company doesn’t just talk about local, they prove it every week. This week they’re using the last of the ephemeral honeysuckle to bring just a few pints of this VERY seasonal favorite. If you know how to reach them, you’ll need to pre-order.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • 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.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
50 Ways to Cook Your Bison

Bison Patty

BISON PATTY FROM BUCK WILD BISON

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). 50 Ways to Cook your Bison.  “Grab some chili, Millie! Grill a steak Jake! With apologies to Paul Simon, Susan has been counting the many ways she’s used bison since Buck Wild Bison became a regular vendor at the east end of the Market. She’s got recipes and cooking advice for so many methods of serving this low-fat, luscious, low-calorie meat that we stopped counting. Hot dogs and beans, Dean? Make a poutine, Gene? Follow the link to Susan’s blog for more silly lyrics and some terrific photos to inspire your imagination. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/50-ways-to-each-your-bison-well-not-50-but-a-lot/.

Beet Stacks

ROASTED BEET AND SOFT FETA STACKS

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Roasted Beet Stacks. What to serve alongside all that bison? Susan has that covered too this week. She roasted a supply of several beet types (get yours from Flaim Farm, Formisano Farm, and Muth Organic Farm) and layered them with soft feta from Hillacres Pride to make these elegant stacks that taste as good as they look. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for basic advice on how to roast beets, plus step-by-step instructions on how to produce the stunning side dish seen in this picture. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/elegant-beet-stacks/


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Beau

YELLOW LAB BEAU NEEDS LOVE

IN THE DOG TENT
Almost Home Animal Shelter

The wonderful people of Almost Home will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introducing you to adoption possibilities. In return, they need your help, please. 1. Weekend Adoption Outreach Volunteers. 2. Mini Vans for Animal Control and Medical Transport. 3. KMR kitten formula, Esbilac Puppy formula. 4. Kitten/puppy/small animal feeding bottles, and heating pads. 5. Liquid Laundry Detergent and Bleach. 6. Hand Sanitizer and Dish Soap.

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 16

Rossi Caruso 2018

JOHN ROSSI / SAM CARUSO

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

TWO GOOD GUYS. TWO GUITARS. TWO STAGES.
TWO BEARDS. TWO BASEBALL CAPS.

They claim they’re not related, but it feels like family whenever they play the Market.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. He seems to be at every Farmers’ Market in the area, but he sounds best here.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and “sing-along” songs make every appearance by local favorite Sam Caruso an event worth catching.


For the Art Lovers

Sandpipery

FEATURED ARTIST. Betsy Cook. (National Picnic). National Picnic women’s casual clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Designer Betsy Cook seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces. Market regulars will recognize Betsy from her term as Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market or from her appearances at the Collingswood version of the Clover Market.


For the Big-Hearted

Thanks a Ton

LOURDES WELLNESS / OAKLYN PANTRY. Once again, it’s the Saturday before the 3rd Monday of the month. That means the generous folks of Lourdes Wellness are partnering with the Oaklyn Pantry to provide fresh produce for our food-vulnerable neighbors. Please be generous and grab an extra lettuce or spinach this week to for distribution on Monday while it’s still Jersey Fresh. In the years we’ve been hosting this program, Market patrons have donated well over 3000 pounds of food.


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!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

Collingswood SAT JUN 09

Cloudy and Humid

Forecasts have not been reliable, but this one calls for showers overnight Friday, clearing toward Market time, gathering again after Market close. Temps in the mid- to upper-70s in the meantime and mostly cloudy skies.

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT JUN 09

Weather JUN 09


Siteplan for SAT JUN 09

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 

 

Sitemap SAT JUN 09


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 09

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, usually ciabatta loaves, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for bananas and mangoes.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 09

Beet Berry Blend

BERRY BEET BLEND FROM GREEN PLATE JUICES

Catch them while they’re here!

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolate
    —They make just a few appearances at the Market, so when they do, it’s a special event. Local herbs, honey, beers and wines, apple cider, and Revolution Roasters coffee are among the sustainable ingredients in this hyper-local product. Don’t miss them.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Green Plate Cold Pressed Juices
    Brand new vendor. They buy Jersey Fresh from this Market and other local farms, juice it in their kitchen, and bring the deliciousness back in bottles.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —LIVE GOATS! We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUN 09, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goats milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.

 

Official Market Bloggers

Tasty Temptations
My Market Shopping Bounty

Credentials

OFFICIAL MARKET CREDENTIALS FOR TASTY TEMPTATIONS

Tasty Temptations (Tasty Temptations). Our newest Official Market Blogger has been posting luscious photos of her weekly Market purchases to Facebook as “Tasty Temptations.” This week is no exception, except that now she’s doing so with official credentials. You won’t find recipes, just good advice on what to buy at the Market and how to use it. Follow the links for posts about Cobb Salad with Derby Dressing, or Crème Brulee French Toast, or Ranch Fried Chicken Thighs. Each suggestion lists the Market vendors whose tables provided the primary ingredients.

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Garlic Escape

Garlic Escape

GARLIC SCAPE PESTO BY TREATBELLY

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Garlic Escape. Stef says, “Hardneck garlic has gifted us with its green flower stems this week at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. The stems, or ‘garlic scapes’ are a spring delicacy available from Savoie Organic Farm. The scapes are removed so that all the resources may go towards growing the garlic bulb. Scapes have a mild aroma and flavor that will not ward off vampires.” Follow the link to Stef’s blog for advice and photos to help you prepare scape dipping oil, homemade mayonnaise, focaccia dough, and pesto. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/6/3/garlic-escape


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Buster

ADOPTABLE BUSTER, FROM THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER

IN THE DOG TENT
The Animal Adoption Center

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Buster, a 10-year-old beagle mix who’s good with grown kids and other dogs and who needs a new home now that his “mother” has passed away.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 09

Barry Camille

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Camille Peruto.
Bittersweet songs of heartbreak and hope from a beautiful young vocalist, guitar player, and songwriter who can cover Beyonce and Taylor Swift or tug at your heart with her own original songs.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Barry Hollander.
Last week he was a late replacement player covering Marc Sengin’s date; this week he’s back in his own slot with funky, bluesy, altogether wicked guitar licks (and perhaps a bass player) that cover a wide repertoire of old and new favorites.


For the Art Lovers

Mom Is

FEATURED ARTIST. Jennifer Prasad. (Canary Works). Jennifer makes a variety of hand-made cushion covers for the most popular throw pillow size: 18×18 inches. Her designs cover the gamut from sports to pets to designs for kids, to elegant embroidered and non-embroidered selections. An easy way to dress up your living space using pillows that you already have! She’s also been know to accept commissions, as she did for our family who needed eight “Home is where your mom is” pillows. Preview her work at www.shopcanaryworks.com

 


For the Family

Refugees

REFUGEE TEENS MAKING ART WITH CLAY

SAY IT WITH CLAY. Abbie Kasoff and her team at Say It With Clay believe in the expressive, even the healing power of working with clay. It’s gritty and a little bit messy, and expressive in largely unpredictable ways. Bring the kids to the Clay table and let them mess around. Stick around and do it yourself. There’s no age limit on having a good time … or getting a little bit messy.


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!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 02

Thunderstorms?

The forecast is quite threatening. As we know all too well, the forecasts a often completely wrong, but it does seem likely we’ll be getting some weather on Saturday. We’ll cancel only if the Governor declares a weather state of emergency for Camden County, but be your own judge of what’s safe. We don’t want anybody taking unnecessary risks.

Cows in Mist


Official forecast for SAT JUN 02

Weather JUN 02


Siteplan for SAT JUN 02

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 

 

Sitemap SAT JUN 02


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 02

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Beans

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, usually ciabatta loaves, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for bananas and mangoes.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 02

New-2

INDOGROW BRINGS MICROGREENS

Catch them while they’re here!

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —They do it all: buy fresh local organic cream and milk, blend it with local produce, roll their own cones, bake their own cookies and shortbread for sandwiches, truck it to the Market, and let you sample! Come get yours.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Green Plate Cold Pressed Juices
    Brand new vendor. They buy Jersey Fresh from this Market and other local farms, juice it in their kitchen, and bring the deliciousness back in bottles.

Brand New Vendor!
SAT JUN 02

Beet Berry Blend

GREEN PLATE’S BEET BERRY BLEND

GREEN PLATE. Ryan Stein and Joe Chairmonte call themselves Green Plate for good reason. They buy local Jersey Fresh produce and treat it ever so gently before serving it to customers at their Cinnaminson restaurant. (If you call pulverizing it in a blender gentle treatment.) For us, they’ll be buying produce from our own local farms, juicing it in their kitchen, and bringing it back to the Market for sale as cold-pressed juices. This week they’ll debut their products to our customers before joining the roster of weekly vendors. Give them a big Collingswood welcome.


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Refrigerator Strawberry Jam (No Pectin)

Strawberry Jam

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). Refrigerator Jam (Strawberry. No Pectin.) She did it again. Susan bought “too many” strawberries at the Market. How could she resist? They were everywhere: Buzby! Muth! Fruitwood! Springdale!  What to do? “Cook them down until they thicken, put them in jars, and refrigerate for up to two weeks.” You’ll have to go to Susan’s blog for the rest of the details and the terrific photos. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/refrigerator-strawberry-jam-without-pectin/

Sarah Licata (The Salt Jar)
Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad

Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Strawberry Brie Pasta Salad. Sarah bought her strawberries from the Muth Family Organic table and ate half of them before she got home to produce this recipe and the beautiful photos that chronicle the preparation. You’ll need some creamy cheese that can melt into the warm pasta to create a sauce. Check out Hillacres Pride or Cheese Etc this week and see what you can find. Follow the link to Sarah’s blog for the rest of the details and photos. http://saltjar.com/strawberry-brie-pasta-salad/


For the Animal Lovers
Kiss a Frenchie at the Dog Tent

Bully Toys

IN THE DOG TENT
Lilo’s Promise 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.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 02

Posterized

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by guitar virtuosos. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Mystery Guest. We’ve hosted a lot of terrific musicians on the West Stage, including Marc Sengin’s folk and pop songs of the 60s and 70s. Sadly, Marc’s back won’t let him play this week, so we’re calling out one of our favorite acts to take his place. Who? You’ll have to come out to see.


For the Art Lovers

New-6

FEATURED ARTIST. JILL HAWES (Farmhouse Art Studio). Jill creates custom wearable art that will change the way you think about tie dye! Each piece is creatively unique and made with love. You may remember that last year she produced tie-dye dog bandanas for a special rescue fundraiser (and encouraged our guests to make their own right on the spot). We love Jill’s big heart and her beautiful stuff. At the Featured Artist spot in the middle of the Market.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/farmhouseartstudio


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!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653