Another 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 29
This is the last scheduled appearance of the AT Buzby farm, and could be the last week for Eckert Farm as well. But for now, we’re all here to celebrate a stunning September Saturday. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!
Collingswood Foods SAT SEP 29
CITRUS 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 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.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT SEP 29
- Headquarters Farm Lamb
— Roger Byrom (from Stockton New Jersey by way of the Lake District of England) will be back this week and every week to the end of the season with choice cuts of lamb and mutton from his own 18th-century farm. Find him at Carnivores Corner, the livestock section at the east end of the Market.
- 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.
- 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 Asparagus, an 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.
- Blueberry Fields Artisan Soap
—We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. This week Carol Steinhauser (scientist by day, mad soap-scientist by night) brings her beautiful and practical craft to the east end of the Market, by Perkins.
- 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.
- Neil’s Knife Sharpening Service. He’s here just once a month (always on the last Saturday). Anybody planning to cut (or carve!) a fall squash or pumpkin will want to bring your blunt instruments to the Market this week for a new edge. Lawn and garden tools too! Bring your blade or chain, but leave the mower and the chainsaw at home.
Official Market Bloggers
Tasty Temptations. Our intrepid—and anonymous—Market shopper was at it again on SAT SEP 22, strolling, eyeing, acquiring, and lugging the awesome bounty of a Jersey Fresh fall. As she does almost every week, TT photographed her purchases (everything from coffee and biscuits to bratwurst, chicken, garlic, and nectarines) and then spent Sunday prepping meals from all her fabulous “Saturday Market Finds.” We’ve got the photos to prove it and a single click (or two, or three) will get you there.
Saturday Market Finds SEP 22
Sunday Salad Photos and Farm Credits
Monday Dinner Photos and Farm Credits
Thank you, Tasty, for a season’s worth of expert shopping, cooking, and sharing!
For the Animal Lovers
French Bulldog Rescue Network
French Bulldog Rescue Network.
The wonderful people of the French Bulldog Rescue Network 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 every time the FBRN visits the Market we notice people walking near the Dog Tent all puckered up. Stop by for your copy of the Dog Behavior Guidelines, or to buy or rent your Official Market Leash, or to express your affection for a dog that could just steal your heart and become a new part of your family.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT SEP 29
Not just stringing you along . . .
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Barry Hollander. Local guitar hero and self-confessed jive turkey Barry Hollander lays down the tasty licks and improvises on his stringed thing, sometimes unaccompanied, often with an equally talented partner.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. The Incomparable Dave Kelly. Also a highly-accomplished guitar player, Dave doesn’t limit himself to just one stringed instrument. Lap steel, mandolin? Stop by and see what else he’s up to
For the Art Lovers
Eric Wolff Mud and Fire Pottery
FEATURED ARTIST: Eric Wolff (Mud and Fire).
Live your life with character and style. Start the day with a hot cup in your own unique and stylish mug, or breakfast from a one-of-a-kind bowl. Serve your family and guests from handmade pieces that no one else has. Even feed Fluffy or Fido from their own beautiful dinnerware. Or simply have wonderful handmade works of art in pottery to beautify your life. Mud and Fire pottery is made by Collingswood local artist Eric Wolff. All functional pieces are safe for food and are good in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven. Find and acquire a piece of everyday art 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.
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653