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.
The official forecast from Weather.com
Siteplan for SAT SEP 22
All our farms are in attendance, and several popular guest vendors are back to fill out the roster.
Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 22
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!
- 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
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.
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Cheerful Morning Apple 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 blog. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/cheerful-morning-apple-coffee-cake/
For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4ward Foundation
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
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
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.
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.