Early Showers Likely.
At least for now, the forecast is for showers during setup that clear up during Market hours. Extra cool temperatures in the 50s. So . . . October.
The official forecast from Weather.com
Siteplan for SAT OCT 13
We’re back to a more rational layout this week after last week’s disruptions for the Book Festival. Carnivore Corner is back to full strength at the east end with the return of Headquarters Lamb and Woods Edge Wools (with frozen yak?). Apple Pie Baking Contest and several nonprofits take up spaces vacated by the departures of some farms.
Feels like fall. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!
Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 13
CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE QUICHE
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 13
- Indogrow Farm
—We usually see them every other week with their tender little shoots of incredibly flavorful microgreens. They were absent last week, supplying their new restaurant customers, so look for them back in their usual location this Saturday.
- 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. Last week’s Cream of Crab sold out so fast he might have to bring it back again this week. Whatever it is, come early.
- Cheese Etc.
—Cheese spreads featuring local produce and ingredients from area roasters, brewers, and wineries.
- Woof and Whiskers
—Read the list of ingredients and you’ll understand this is a pet treat you could safely share with your dog (not that we’re saying you should). But if you’re tempted, the chicken and sweet potato biscuit is pretty tasty.
- Headquarters Lamb / Woods Edge Yak
—Carnivore Corner is back to full strength this week after a Book-Festival-abbreviated layout last Saturday. Roger Byrom returns with choice cuts of lamb from Headquarters Farm, and lately Natalie has been showing up with a freezer full of yak steaks and other prizes from Woods Edge Wools. Both vendors have natural pelt and wool garments from their own herds. Down by Perkins.
- Knowhere Farm
—Also back at the Perkins end are the adorable pettable goats from Knowhere along with their goats milk soap.
- 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.
- 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. Our indomitable Market shopper and facebooker is back with photos of her trove from SAT OCT 06. Ordinarily, we are treated to the bounty of uncooked, raw, preparation-needy ingredients TT has gathered from the tables she’s patronized (it seems she shops from EVERYONE!). But this week, we’re treated to this photo of a meal that required only purchase power. From Constellation Collective, the quiche, from Indogrow Farm, the parsley microgreens, and of course, from Revolution Roasters, the fresh-ground brew. Wanna see the whole season of Market goodies in one place? https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/
Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs
Susan Mauer Lynch. In yet another “first” for Susan, this week she’s produced a simply gorgeous verbal portrait of our legacy farm Rick Hymer. Sure, she also praises and prepares his cabbage and his sweet potatoes, but this week it’s not just the recipes you should read her for . . . it’s the tribute that she pays to a farmer who has devoted a lifetime to serving his community and his friends at the Market that will reward your visit to her blog. I urge everyone to click the link to this week’s post from “The Yellow Room Upstairs.”
For the Animal Lovers
Paw it 4ward
Paw it 4ward.
The wonderful people of Paw it 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy 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. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Rose, a 2-year-old 50-pound female Staffordshire/Pit mix, a house- and crate-trained sweetheart who has lovely leash manners and LOVES KIDS! Your kids will love her too.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT OCT 13
Two Great Solo Acts.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Camille Peruto. Singer-songwriter Camille Peruto blends elements of folk, pop, and rock to tell stories through music. She’s got talent, a fiery spirit, and a very large and loyal following. With a repertoire of 500 songs, she’ll be happy to handle requests.
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Dave Kelly. Among the stringed things Dave employs to make his music, whether guitar or lap steel or mandolin, we often neglect to mention his vocal cords. They’re stringed instruments, right? Come hear Dave and ask him to belt one out.
For the Art Lovers
Blaire Buchanan Brace and Bit
FEATURED ARTIST: Blair Buchanan (Brace and Bit).
Bruce makes magic out of wood, but he’s too humble to say so. Instead, he says, “My style draws on aspects of local manufacturers, and is derived from the mechanical and farmhouse roots of America, merging traditional, contemporary, and industrial design aesthetics. Products are conceived and fabricated, utilizing modern manufacturing methods, with the skills of the human hands.” Mm-hmm. Decide for yourself. We’re hosting him 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.