Another Lovely Fall Saturday.
Very cool temps in the upper 60s, mostly sunny and dry but ridiculously humid. Light breezes. 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 OCT 06
Greg and Karen Hurley have completed their season and will not return this year. AT Buzby is also finished for the year, as is Eckert Farm. We will probably also lose Les Viereck in a week or so, all of which departures will make room for the local artists and crafters who will participate in the Handmade Holidays.
This week, the site plan is altered by the need to give up Irvin Avenue to vehicle traffic for the Collingswood Book Fair. Nature’s Own Farm has relocated for one week to the west end and Buck Wild Bison takes a place on the “sunny side.” Headquarters Farm Lamb and Woods Edge Wool will return next week and resume their spaces in “Carnivore Corner” at the east end of the Market.
Meanwhile, we have a beautiful day shaping up. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!
Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 06
FRESHLY-ROASTED REVOLUTION COFFEE
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 OCT 06
DUKER T’S CATERING CREAM OF CRAB SOUP
- 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.
- 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 Crab, 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.
- La Pooch Patisserie
—She doesn’t come every week, but when she does, she remembers your pet’s name. Stop by and see what Erin’s been baking.
- 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.
Official Market Bloggers
Tasty Temptations. As is her new custom, our adventurous Market shopper/chef/vegetable-chronicler/fan-of-all-things-delicious has published the results of her shopping experience for SAT SEP 22 in one post, and in another the “after” photos of meals she prepared with all her Saturday Market finds. The Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Ricotta and Fresh Herb Meatballs, topped with Sautéed Maitake Mushrooms and Parsley Micro Greens, pictured here, is just a sample of what you’ll find by clicking the links above to Tasty Temptations’ facebook posts.
Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs
Susan Mauer Lynch. Susan’s written several dozen blog posts for us, but she’s never done THIS! To make soup, she bought something from virtually every food vendor. You’ll have to click through to her blog for the details, but her ingredients came from: Springdale Farm, Buck Wild Bison, Wild Flour Bakery, Flaim Farm, A.T. Buzby Farm, Hymer Farm, Formisano Farm, Muth Family Organic Farm, Viereck Farm, Savoie Organic Farm, Wm. Schober and Sons, Fruitwood Farm, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms.
For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Bully Breeds Rescue
Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.
The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities.
Lilo’s Promise is always in need of Bully-Tough Toys to keep their special friends occupied. Bring one to donate, or click through to their Amazon Wish List.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT OCT 06
Trios that think they’re Duos or Solos.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo. Perfect sounds for easing into a relaxing fall morning with your coffee and a crepe or a breakfast quesadilla. Smooth music from the local masters of cool.
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Eric Raible. Remember Wayside Shakeup, that lively 3-man outfit that rocked the west stage last year? Yeah, Chris D’Antonio is out of town, and so is Rob Volansky. So who’s the acting member of the Wayside Trio Solo? Eric Raible on keyboards will shake things up and never miss a beat.
For the Art Lovers
Meredith Greimel Beaucycled
FEATURED ARTIST: Meredith Greimel (Beaucycled).
Handcrafted jewelry from rare gemstones and vintage remnants. I also arrange succulent gardens in unique glass wares and vintage pieces. Jewelry, knits, succulents and plenty of surprises. Find and acquire a piece of practical or whimsical, everyday or special occasion 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.