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.
Official forecast for SAT MAY 11
Site Plan for SAT MAY 11
Bag Reduction Program
A Little Knowledge
Want to Up your Market Game?
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?
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.
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
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)
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
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!
For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4Ward
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.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 11
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
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
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.