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.
Official forecast for SAT MAY 18
Site Plan for SAT MAY 18
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 18
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)
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.
For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws New Jersey
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.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 18
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
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.
For the Good of All
- 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/
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.