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.
The official forecast from Weather.com
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).. .
Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 08
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!
- 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
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.
Susan Mauer Lynch
End of Summer 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.
For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Shelter
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
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
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.
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.