Boy, do we deserve this one! Sunny. Temps approaching 50. No chance of rain. And, for the first Saturday in awhile, breezes will be light instead of frightening.
The official forecast from Weather.com
Siteplan for SAT NOV 17
We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Plus we have our favorite Guest Vendors one last time. Chocolate! Preserves! Microgreens! Cheese Spreads! Things will be hectic during setup.
Last one of the season, and it will be sunny and mild! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!
Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 17
PIZZA ON THE PREMISES 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 NOV 10
- 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. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
- Barn and Stone House Soap
— Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this for some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy.
- Indogrow Microgreens
— Incredibly tasty and nutritious tiny little greens with so much flavor they’re taste components not just garnishes.
- Green Aisle Grocery
—Cass provide text from your “What’s Fresh!” outreach.
- Cheese, Etc.
—Cass provide text from your “What’s Fresh!” outreach.
- 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 every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
- MECHA Artisan Chocolates
— All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs
ABUNDANT BROCCOLI SOUP
It’s broccoli from Fruitwood Farm, AND from Muth Organic Farm, AND from Springdale Farm! Plus some butter from Hillacres Pride, leeks from Fruitwood, Formisano Farm, and Flaim Farm, celery from Flaim and Formisano, garlic from Savoie Organic Farm, a little milk, a little stock, an immersion blender, and VOILA! Buy your broccoli by the bunch or by the bag this week and put up enough to save for the long cold lonely winter without a Farmers’ Market to warm you. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the recipe and complete preparation guide.
PUMPKIN SOUFFLE WITH GINGERSNAP DUST
Of course, we’ll want you to be starting with a winter squash from a Market vendor, so check in with Flaim Farms, Formisano Farms, Springdale Farm, Savoie Organic, Muth Organic, or Fruitwood Farm about the best squash for making a “pumpkin” pie. Then, follow the link to Denine’s blog for instructions on how to produce these clever “deconstructed,” lighter, healthier versions of everybody’s favorite go-to Thanksgiving dessert.
WINTER SQUASHES—COLLECT THEM ALL!
Stef has tried every variety of winter squash from Savoie Organic Farm. The Blue Hubbard, Red Kuri, Delicata, Sweet Dumpling, Acorn, Butternut, and Candy Roaster: each has its particular qualities. She uses the Red Kuri for her signature Thanksgiving Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, but roasted until fork tender, they’re all delicious without additional seasonings or flavors. Follow the link to Stef’s blog for a total of 21 recipes including one for how to eat the seeds!
For the Art Lovers
HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2018
For the final three weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!
BOOKED FOR SAT NOV 17
Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Evelyn Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows
Lisa Confora / Nature’s Energy / Ceramics
Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Jewelry
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Laura Mack & Carole Giegerich / Sweet Succulent Creations
Fred Chase / Fred Chase Woodcraft / Woodcraft
Barry & Dixie Buck / Linen and Spoon / Handcarved Wood
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Jody Kovy & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Dot Pakstis / Dorothy Claire / Crystal Jewelry
Rachel Del Rossi / Charming Notes / Notepads
Sally Weinberg / Textiil / Textiles
Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Jewelry
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.