Cloudy, small chance of showers.
Temps get to the 60s by noon as the breeze picks up into double digits. Cool and seasonal with a small chance of showers early. So . . . October.
The official forecast from Weather.com
Siteplan for SAT OCT 20
Lots of space in the Market this week as we lose farms and haven’t started to replace them with crafters and artists.
Feels like fall. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!
Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 20
PIZZA FROM VILLA BARONE
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 and recently pizza 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 20
- Green Aisle Grocery
—In addition to their usual array of pickles and preserved items, nut butters, mixers, and so much more, this week we’ve seen the preparations for fresh ricotta.
- 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.
- 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.
- Carnivore Corner
—The meat-lover’s end is at full strength. Roger Byrom is bringing choice cuts of lamb from Headquarters Farm, Woods Edge Wools has been sending frozen yak. We’ve got the bison from Buck Wild Bison, and Nature’s Own Farm checks in with their own pastured pork, chicken, and beef. Look for lamb and alpaca pelt and wool garments too. It’s that time of year!
- 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.
- 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. We highly recommend you click through to the facebook page for Tasty Temptations, our official Market Blogger whose specialty—USUALLY—is to shop several Market vendors and share photos of her Market “finds” for the week, then cook with them and share them again. This week, she’s focusing on several of those very vendors in a lovely series of posts that are invariably sunny and warm (even though shot on less-than-sunny occasions) Follow the link to start your tour. You’ll think it’s Saturday already!
Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs
Susan Mauer Lynch. Applesauce Loaf to Share.
We are so lucky to have two extraordinary orchards providing apple varieties to the Market. Add to that our fortuitous relationship with food blogger Susan Mauer Lynch who cherishes all our vendors, knows just what to do with her Jersey Fresh, and—most important!—loves to share what she knows. Susan bought her apples at Fruitwood Farms and Wm. Schober Sons, used them to make her own applesauce, then turned out this scrumptious cake. Best of all . . . she shares! Follow the link for the recipe.
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-chef). We’d probably still hold our pie contests if Denine were unavailable to judge, photograph, and chronicle them, but it wouldn’t be the same. We’d miss her detailed notes on the charms of the individual entries, her mouth-watering photographs of the pies (and their bakers), and her always complimentary commentary on the entries and their entrants. Follow the link to see all the pies in their full-size glory, pictures of the winners receiving their prizes, and Denine’s intrepid reporting on the details of the competition.
For the Animal Lovers
Paw it 4ward
Animal Welfare Agency of New Jersey (AWANJ)
The wonderful people of AWANJ 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 Paul, a 2-and-a-half-year-old pointer mix who, with a bundle of energy, considers himself “the life of the party.” Come and meet the AWANJ team, and perhaps a new member of the family, at the Dog Tent.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT OCT 13
Last Chance to Catch two Collingswood Favorites.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Matinee Relics. Small accordion, big guitar. Regina Baker and Kevin Sullivan are “two separate people who share one affection for old jazz music, standards, beautifully-written-but-decades-forgotten songs, and Manouche-style swing.” They’re also a heckuva good time . . . AND this is your last chance to catch their act at the Market this season. Don’t miss it.
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and sing-along favorite pop songs make every appearance by local legend Sam Caruso an event worth catching. You can’t say, “I’ll catch him next time” because next time will be 2019.
For the Art Lovers
Blaire Buchanan Thousand Word Photography
FEATURED ARTIST: David Tiefenthaler (Thousand Word Photography).
Photography prints – framed as well as on metal coasters and magnets with images on them. Come see existing work, order custom items, schedule a family shoot in The Knight Park, or simply gawk at the beautiful photos and art-enhanced objects.
We’re hosting David for the first time 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.