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Collingswood SAT MAY 18

Picture Perfect.

Seasonal temperatures that climb to 70 by noon. Cloudy but dry. Light breeze. Clouds in a perfect blue sky. Cows are happy. Shoppers are plentiful.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 18

WeatherMAY18


Site Plan for SAT MAY 18

MAY 18 CHEESE


 

A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Central Cafe 

Short Crepe

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 11

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Sandwich

LOST BREAD CO (SERVING SUGGESTION)

Collingswood Section­­­. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 18

For Blast

ANDREW ERACE (YES, YOU KNOW HIM FROM WHYY’S “MOVERS AND MAKERS”)

Start a shopping list!

  • GREEN AISLE GROCERY
    —Yes, you DO recognize Andrew Erace from his WHYY TV show “Movers and Makers.” He’s back this week with his delectable pickles, nut butters, and seasonal favorites. (The show airs Thursdays 9pm and Sundays 10:30am)

Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata  (Salt Jar)
Asparagus Frittata

Frittata

ASPARAGUS FENNEL PROSCIUTTO FRITTATA (EASIER TO MAKE THAN TO SAY)

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Using local asparagus from Viereck Farms, Sarah made the executive decision to pair it with fennel and prosciutto to make this delectable frittata (a crustless unturned egg dish, think half-omelette, half-quiche). Fennel is plentiful this week at the Flaim, Buzby, Formisano, Savoie, and Muth tables, and you know where to get your eggs at the Market. Follow the link to step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos.
https://saltjar.com/prosciutto-fennel-and-asparagus-frittata/

 


For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws New Jersey

Miles

MILES NEEDS TO LIVE WITH YOU

IN THE DOG TENT

4 PAWS NEW JERSEY.

The wonderful people of 4 PAWS NEW JERSEY will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. 4 PAWS is an all-breed dog rescue committed to matching dogs in need with caring, devoted families. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Miles, a 2-1/2 year old male mixed-breed charmer.

http://4pawsdogrescue.org/our-adoptable-dogs/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 18

Marc&Dave

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

DAVE KELLY under the Music Tent / MARC SENGIN on the West Stage.  You can’t go wrong for music this week at the Market. Marc sings your sing-along favorites from the 60s and 70s (mostly), and Dave makes the stringed things sing. Music on both stages starts at 9am. Grab a treat, take a seat.


For the Art Lovers

Lineup

FEATURED ARTIST. BRUCE PALESE (Scribble Stix). Woodcraft gifts. Scribble Stix is a line of eco-friendly, fun-face gifts handcrafted from twigs and branches. Whimsical, fun, irresistible, and priced to make both you and your recipient happy.

scribblestix.com
facebook.com/scribblestix
etsy.com/scribblestix


For the Good of All

  1. Collingswood Area Resource Exchange. The popular facebook program gives area residents a way to exchange valuable but no longer wanted items FOR FREE. No money changes hands. No trades are required. Donors can bring items to the tent at any time. “Shoppers” are free to take anything that interests them. In front of Perkins. https://www.facebook.com/events/608758026306248/
  2. Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand at their Helpline table (in the BID section) to offer planting, gardening, soil modification, pest control advice free of charge.
  3. Lourdes Wellness / Oaklyn Food Pantry will be in the Market for their first-of-the-season Buy 2 Give 1 food drive to benefit our food-vulnerable neighbors.
  4. Get Out The Vote Collingswood Progressive Democrats will promote the benefits of voting in the upcoming primary. They come prepared with registration forms and guidelines for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania voters.

Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

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.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 11

Picture Perfect.

Crisp temperatures that climb to the mid-60s by noon. Cloudy but dry. Could be breezy with winds to 11mph. Bring your weights and bungees.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 11

Weather MAY 11


Site Plan for SAT MAY 11

Site Plan SAT MAY 11 Pickles


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Central Cafe 

Short Crepe

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 11

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Empanadas

Collingswood Section­­­. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


 

Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 11

Herb Soap

HERB SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP

Start a shopping list!

  • Woof and Whiskers
    —The treats are human-grade, gluten-free, some are even vegan! Good for you and your pet.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolate.
    —Local favorite chocolate-maker uses herbs and flavors from local farms and food producers. (Hint: Mom loves their stuff!)
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Mom loves pretty; these handmade soaps are really pretty. (We’re here to help.)

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Skillet Asparagus

Skillet Asparagus

SKILLET ASPARAGUS

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). We’ve been blessed already with a beautiful early crop of fresh asparagus from several vendors at the Market including Springdale Farms, and Viereck Farms. Susan prefers the skinny stalks, but choose the size you like and prepare it simply, as she does, with butter from Hillacres Pride or ramp butter from Green Aisle Grocery, using her step-by-step instructions, guided by photos that make the mouth water. (A lidded-skillet is the secret.) https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/simple-skillet-asparagus/

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef)
Asparagus Feta Ricotta Tomato Tart

Asparagus Tart

MOTHER’S DAY ASPARAGUS FETA RICOTTA TOMATO TART

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef). Using local asparagus from Viereck Farms, Feta and Ricotta cheeses from Hillacres Pride, and local hot house tomatoes from one of several Market vendors, as Denine did, you too can make this rustic tart for Mom’s Mother’s Day brunch. Click through to Denine’s blog for the recipe, for beautiful step-by-step photo instructions, and—as a bonus!—a how-to for making a nifty vodka and fresh veggie cocktail to add extra festivity to your festivities. All that and a slide show of Opening Day!

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/05/mothers-day-bruch-asparagus-feta.html

 


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4Ward

Promise

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE PROMISE

IN THE DOG TENT

Paw It 4ward.

The wonderful people of Paw It 4ward 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 we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Promise! A spunky, smart and playful 3-year-old 65-pound pup! Promise would make an awesome jogging buddy! She is house- and crate-trained, knows all her manners and will be a great snuggle. She would do best in a home as the only pet but is dog-social.

http://www.pawit4wardfoundation.com/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 11

TrioNovaCaruso

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by guitar virtuosos. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam and Jacquie. We don’t have a picture of Jacquie, but if you were lucky enough to catch her performance last season, you know how well she and Sam work together as a team. Catch them live 9am-noon.


For the Art Lovers

Bird Frame

EVELYN TAYLOR DESIGNS FRAMED CERAMICS

FEATURED ARTIST. EVELYN BONNER (Evelyn Taylor Designs). Ceramics. Decorative ceramics handmade in Collingswood NJ. Inspired by nature, and vintage whimsy, our pieces put a smile on your face and brighten any room in your home. We also create a wide array of New Jersey-themed items. Check us out at

www.facebook.com/evelyntaylordesigns

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EvelynTaylorDesigns


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!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 04

Chance of Showers.

We won’t let it dampen our enthusiasm, but the long-term forecast includes a likelihood of showers during setup. Comfortable temperatures in the 60s, to 70 by noon.

Chance of Showers


Official forecast for SAT MAY 04

Weather MAY 04


Site Plan for SAT MAY 04

OPENING WEEK SITE PLAN

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. El Sitio Grill will join Revolution Roasters to create the West End Cafe. Sara’s Produce and Villa Barone Restaurant will be joined by other local businesses and sponsors throughout the season. 

Livestock Farms Area: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, goats for their milk, and bison. 


SITE PLAN REVISED FOR PARKED CAR

Site Plan Parked Car SAT MAY 04


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast

Bring your own reusable bags to the Market, of course. Or buy another one at the Friends of the Farmers’ Market tent in the middle of the Market. Or pick up some reusable paper bags for pocket change. But even with all that preparation, you’ll still want to separate your blueberries from your watermelon. If you need a plastic bag for that, we get it. BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK. Vendors have been instructed to provide plastic bags ONLY UPON REQUEST


New Sustainability Vendor

Compost Worms

Our brand new vendors, Red Oak Permaculture, are all about sustainability. They’re your go-to source for information and supplies to help keep your garden and your profile green. They make compost, sell compost, will help you make compost, will sell you the worms to make compost for you. They also start plants from shoots and will make it easy for you to do the same. Need examples? They’ve got elderberry, Nanking cherry, current, and gooseberry cuttings.


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Brand New Cafe Space

Coffee Flight

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 04

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Pan De Yuca

Introducing the WEST END CAFÉ!

Collingswood Section­­­. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Introducing the West End Café

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill will team up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (while the owners of the Constellation Collective concentrate on expanding their Haddon Avenue operation). Revolution will handle the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio will check in with fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats).

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, usually ciabatta loaves, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for bananas and mangoes.

Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 04

Nut Butters

LOADED WITH NUT BUTTERS

Start a shopping list!

  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Local favorite Cheese, Etc. has always proudly incorporated Jersey Fresh farm products into their delightful spreads. Stop by to see what they’re featuring this week.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Knowhere Farm
    —We love them for their soaps, made from the milk of their own farm goats. They’re also lovely people. But to be honest, the scene-stealers are the wonderful kids they bring to the Market. Come buy some soap and take a selfie with a goat.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Hillacres Pride Sirloin Bites

Sirloin Bites

SIRLOIN BITES FROM HILLACRES PRIDE

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). While we all wait impatiently for the best of the early spring vegetables, strawberries, and asparagus, there are plenty of Market items to savor and enjoy. Susan found a way to marinate and prep her sirloin from Hillacres Pride when the weather wasn’t right for grilling. Find more beautiful photos and the marinade recipe at her blog, and welcome to another season of Blog posts! https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/sirloin-steak-bites/


For the Animal Lovers
Live Goats at the east end (Perkins Art Center)

LIVE GUESTS FROM KNOWHERE FARM

They can be milked, which can be made into soap, which can be brought to Market. Buy some soap and take a selfie with an adorable young goat.

New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA):

Bully Breeds

LILO’S PROMISE BULLY BREEDS

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

Come pick up your Official Market Leash this Saturday at the Dog Tent in the middle of the Market. It’s good for the whole season. In fact, it’s good for as long as we have an Official Market Leash program!

This week, wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, explaining the Dog Behavior Guidelines, and handling the leashes. They have remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense and they’ll 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 MAY 04

CamilleAndTrioNova

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Camille Peruto. Bittersweet songs of heartbreak and hope from a beautiful young vocalist, guitar player, and songwriter who can cover Beyonce and Taylor Swift or tug at your heart with her own original songs.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by guitar virtuosos. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio.

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For the Art Lovers

Earrings

FEATURED ARTIST. MARGEAUX BERNHARD (Proud Mary Designs). Jewelry.  (Gypsy Art). Margeaux is the designer and owner of Proud Mary Designs. Her ultra lightweight earrings, handcrafted from polymer clay with gold and silver components, are clean, modern, trendy, fun, colorful, and affordable! Margeaux is a proud Collingswood resident and co-leader of Makers Club, whose attendees leave monthly meetings with completed projects! Check it out at makersclubmakers.com

https://www.facebook.com/proudmarydesigns


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!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653