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Collingswood SAT SEP 22

Lovely Fall Saturday.

Low 70s, mostly sunny, and dry. Sounds like autumn produce-shopping weather. Let’s all get out and support our Jersey Fresh farmers while the crops are in.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 22


Siteplan for SAT SEP 22

All our farms are in attendance, and several popular guest vendors are back to fill out the roster.

SPACE SEP 22


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 22

Vodka Sauce

RIGATONI WITH VILLA BARONE VODKA SAUCE

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. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats. Can you identify the Revolution Bobbleheads from their figurines?

Villa Barone. Fresh breads from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon. Figs sold out early last week: expect them to have more on Saturday.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 22

Catch them while they’re here!

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  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. New: Garlic and Dill Pickles / Strawberry Basil Preserves / Blueberry-Infused Vinegar / Peach Plum Chai Shrubs / Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, and more!
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Pumpkin cheese spreads! Gina is good about sending news of her upcoming flavors and special items. This week, her facebook page is promising to fold in pumpkin.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. This week he’s serving up Cream of Broccoli, and annual favorite with his loyal customers.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin isn’t at the Market every week this season. But this SAT SEP 22 you and your pet have a chance to reconnect.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT SEP 22, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back this week and most weeks until Thanksgiving with Cindy’s gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Roger will be back this week with choice cuts of lamb from his own Stockton NJ farm. Find him in the livestock section at the east end of the Market.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks)
Caramel Nectarine Tart

Caramel Nectarine Tart

CARAMEL NECTARINE TART

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks). Caramel Nectarine Tart. Nectarines from Wm. Schober Sons Orchards take center stage in this simple but delicious production. A wonderful combination of caramel sauce with sliced nectarines in a flaky puff pastry. This year’s nectarines are sweet and juicy. You can’t eat one without juice dripping down your chin . . . unless you bake it into a tart. This tart is company- worthy, but you can bake it in under 30 minutes. Follow the link to Lisa’s blog to see how many steps you can skip and still produce this beautiful dessert using only 3 ingredients.

http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/2018/09/caramel-nectarine-tart.html


Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Cheerful Morning Apple Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

CHEERFUL MORNING APPLE COFFEE CAKE

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Cheerful Morning Apple Coffee Cake. Susan credits this coffee cake, which she has made weekly when the apples are right for (cough) years since her wedding day. Can we credit the apple cake for her long and happy marriage? It’s worth a try, simple to make, and this week the apples are right at Fruitwood Farms and Wm. Schober Sons Orchards. You’ll need a wooden spoon, and big mugs for the coffee or tea, and that’s about it. Complete instructions and wedding reminiscences abound at Susan’s bloghttps://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/cheerful-morning-apple-coffee-cake/


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4ward Foundation

Promise

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE PROMISE

Paw It 4ward.

The wonderful people of Paw It 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Promise! A spunky, smart and playful 2-year-old 65-pound pup! Promise would make an awesome jogging buddy! She is house- and crate-trained and working with a professional trainer on commands and behavior. She would do best in a home as the only pet but is dog social.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT SEP 22

Rossi Nova

JOHN ROSSI / TRIO NOVA DUO

A ONE, AND A TWO, AND A THREE . . . .

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. Give him a microphone and a chair. John will bring his Martin guitar and his good humor and charm the crowd with familiar tunes to brighten everyone’s mood.

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


For the Art Lovers
Ellen Rosenholtz Sylvia Starlight Toys

4 dolls

FEATURED ARTIST: Ellen Rosenholtz. At her Featured Artist table/tent, Ellen refers to herself as Sylvia Starlight, designer and crafter of handmade toys for a bright imagination. You don’t have to be imaginative to appreciate the charm of her designs or the quality of her execution. Not just dolls (and natural wood doll birthday cake candle holders), but also fabric homes to house and transport them, and other items both whimsical and useful. Stop by to see Ellen’s gentle inventiveness at the Featured Artist tent, space 24.

www.etsy.com/shop/sylviastarlight


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 SEP 15

Forecast coming.

Our first truly dry Saturday morning in awhile arrives while to our south a storm is raging. Let’s all get out and support our Jersey Fresh while the sun is shining. There’s no telling what the rest of the fall will bring.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 15


Siteplan for SAT SEP 15

Three non-profits and the Lourdes Wellness/Oaklyn Pantry “Buy 2 Give 1” food drive round out the plan this week.

SEP 15 Space


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 15

Bobbleheads

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. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats. Can you identify the Revolution Bobbleheads from their figurines?

Villa Barone. Fresh breads from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon. Figs sold out early last week: expect them to have more on Saturday.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 15

Catch them while they’re here!

Almond Fig Toffee

ALMOND FIG TOFFEE FROM MECHA ARTISAN CHOCOLATES

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — We have very few opportunities to feature this wonderful local chocolatier. Get out Saturday morning for chocolate caramels, truffles, toffee bark, bars . . . you get the idea.
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy!
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Roger will be back this week with choice cuts of lamb from his own Stockton NJ farm. Find him in the livestock section at the east end of the Market.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — Indogrow has hit the local “big time” by landing the business of the brand-new Porch and Proper restaurant on Collings Avenue. If you can’t get a reservation, you can still get the town’s most popular microgreens at the Market on Saturday mornings.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Look for the return of Cindy’s gourmet applesauce. Stock up on back-to-school health and wellness in a jar packed with apples, carrots, kale, prunes and cinnamon. She’ll have samples of the sauce, and plenty of her own pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.

Official Market Bloggers

Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Red Currant Tomato Galette

Red Currant Tomato Galettes

RED CURRANT TOMATO GALETTE

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Red Currant Tomato Galette. Stef has a keen eye for new produce she can turn into food art. When Les Viereck debuted his baskets of very tiny tomatoes, they piqued her interest, but it was weeks before she developed her recipe for red currant tomato galettes. The tomatoes are sweet-tart and intensely flavorful (and contain 4 times the vitamin C of other tomatoes!). Nutrition aside, these little beauties make a unique and sensational presentation in their folded crusts. Follow the link to Stef’s blog for the recipe and more amazing photos.

http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/9/3/spoon-tomato-galettes


Denine Gorniak (theBicycle-Chef)
Mexican Vegetable Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

MEXICAN VEGETABLE CORN CHOWDER

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Mexican Corn Chowder. Denine uses fresh aromatic vegetables from the fall Market to turn water into deliciousness. The soup takes less than two hours to prepare, creates its own stock while cooking, and can be frozen to extend your Market season into winter. Hot sauce, cilantro, lime, and cumin give it a Mexican kick. This versatile soup can be fat-free, vegan, or enhanced with chicken, tofu, or cream. You’ll love preparing it in a pressure cooker if you have one, or in a stock pot on the stove. Wonderful photos and complete instructions at TheBicycle-Chef.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2018/09/mexican-inspired-vegetable-corn-chowder.html


For the Animal Lovers
AWANJ Animal Welfare Association

Celeste

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE CELESTE

The wonderful people of Animal Welfare Association will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. In return, if you can help them, consider donating.We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Celeste, an energetic young mixed-breed charmer who loves outdoor activity and children ten and older. Stop by the Dog Tent and let AWANJ know you have an interest in being a “forever home” for an animal in need.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT SEP 15

Sengin Hollander

TWO TERRIFIC SOLO ACTS

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin. Mark is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he’ll sound like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, AND Mary (or a dozen other acts from the 60s and 70s). Bring a tambourine and play along.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Barry Hollander. Barry’s back on the west stage 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
Evelyn Taylor Designs Ceramics

Jersey Tiles

FRAMED NEW JERSEY TILES

FEATURED ARTIST: Evelyn Taylor Designs. In her Collingswood studio, Evelyn has been creating and producing a wide variety of handmade decorative ceramics for years. She specializes in unique jewelry, ornaments, pottery, and tiles. Lately she’s been featuring creative ways to honor the state of New Jersey, but you’re also likely to find, angels, owls, mermaids, cherubs, pigs, petals, cameos, geometrics . . . .  Stop by to see Evelyn’s endless invention at the Featured Artist tent at space 24.

https://www.facebook.com/evelyntaylordesigns


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 SEP 08

Damp forecast.

These things have a way of improving as we approach the opening cowbell, but for the moment, the forecast is for rain overnight Friday into Saturday, and a chance of showers throughout the morning. Wind picks up to 11 mph by noon, so be ready to weight your tents, just in case.

Wet Cows

The official forecast from Weather.com

Weather SEP 08


Siteplan for SAT SEP 08

Headquarters Lamb and the friendly goats of Knowhere Farm are back this week, along with several of our popular Guest Vendors (Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Green Aisle Grocery, Cheese Etc, Our Souls Shine, and La Pooch Patisserie)..

SEP 08 Siteplan Goats


Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 08

Green Figs

GREEN AND PURPLE FIGS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE

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. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Villa Barone. Fresh breads from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon. Figs sold out early last week: expect them to have more on Saturday.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 08

Catch them while they’re here!

Lamb

LAMBS FROM HEADQUARTERS

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy!
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Roger will be back this week with choice cuts of lamb from his own Stockton NJ farm. Find him in the livestock section at the east end of the Market.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Cheese Spreads featuring local produce.
  • Green Aisle Grocery.
    —Nut butters, preserves, pickles, cocktail mixers, specialty condiments.
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —Nobody does a better job of incorporating local milk, organic cream, fresh fruits and herbs into a superpremium product.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — Indogrow has hit the local “big time” by landing the business of the brand-new Porch and Proper restaurant on Collings Avenue. If you can’t get a reservation, you can still get the town’s most popular microgreens at the Market on Saturday mornings.
  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin knows your dogs by name and remembers their favorite treats. Bones, biscuits, muffins, you name it; they all come straight to the Market from her bakery on the White Horse Pike.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Look for the return of Cindy’s gourmet applesauce. Stock up on back-to-school health and wellness in a jar packed with apples, carrots, kale, prunes and cinnamon. She’ll have samples of the sauce, and plenty of her own pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • Eckert’s Farm Corn Truck
    — We never know for sure what week will be the last for the corn truck. There was plenty last week, but you might want to grab a dozen ears for the freezer while they last.

Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
Nectarine Marscapone Tart

Nectarine Marscapone Tart

NECTARINE MARSCAPONE TART

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sarah says, “Prepare yourself for this winning summertime combination: a nectarine mascarpone tart featuring thinly sliced nectarines, fluffy mascarpone cream filling, and a crispy almond crust.” What’s more, she insists this recipe is simple enough to prepare when the family is in the midst of a medical crisis. We’ll say no more about that, but you can check out Sarah’s blog for details. She got her nectarines at Fruitwood Farms. Check out the simple instructions and more of Stef’s mouth-watering photos at her blog.

http://saltjar.com/nectarine-mascarpone-tart/

Susan Mauer Lynch
End of Summer Succotash

Succotash

END OF SUMMER SUCCOTASH

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). End of Summer Succotash. Apples are the Market this week, and winter squash is showing up along with lima beans at the A.T. Buzby table. Could it be this long odd summer is coming to a close? Don’t despair; make succotash! We’ve got the corn, the beans, the tomatoes, and the butter aplenty. Susan’s got the recipe and the helpful instructions to make preparation easy and deliciouis. She uses San Marzano plum tomatoes from Muth Organic Farm and butter from Hillacres Pride. Follow the link to her blog for the photos and proportions.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/end-of-summer-succotash/


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Shelter

Betty Lou

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE BETTY LOU

Almost Home Shelter.

The wonderful people of Almost Home will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. In return, if you can help them, consider donating.
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 SEP 08

TrioNovaCaruso

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES

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

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
Kitchen Garden Series Practical Linens

Market Bag

FEATURED ARTIST. The Kitchen Garden Series. Heidi Barr’s simple, elegant, altogether useful and practical kitchen textiles set the standard for design and functionality. You’ll find market bags, produce storage bags, reusable coffee and tea filters, and aprons, many of them made from re-purposed materials or quality fabric leftovers.  Stop by to see these beautiful products at the Featured Artist tent at space 24.

www.thekitchengardenseries.com


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