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.
The official forecast from Weather.com
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.
Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 15
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!
- 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
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.
Denine Gorniak (theBicycle-Chef)
Mexican Vegetable 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.
For the Animal Lovers
AWANJ Animal Welfare Association
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
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
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.
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.