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Collingswood SAT JUN 15

Mostly Sunny Cows for SAT JUN 15

Weather just keeps getting better! Temps in the 60s to open (bit humid), rising to 80 by breakdown as humidity decreases, all under mostly sunny skies.

Even for someone who doesn’t believe in forecasts, that one’s pretty hard to resist.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT JUN 15

Weather SAT JUN 15


Site Plan for SAT JUN 15Siteplan SAT JUN 15


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?


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 15

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.

Revolution Beans

Revolution Roasters 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. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space. A new BID member, CYNPLICITY Artisan Soaps, will join us for the first time in the BID section.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 15

New Name

Start a shopping list!

  • Pooch and Pawsome
    —The wonderful human-grade dog biscuits (and the company) have a new name! Welcome back Melanie Moore with her new branding.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    Favored by food aficianados and upscale local restaurants, the zesty, amazingly flavorful tiny greens from Indogrow are back.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    We saw that first raspberries in the Market last week. That means it’s time for the familiar red-and-white berry wagon we see for just a few weeks every spring. Line up for your organic raspberries and blackberries.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    —Wondering what Did might want for Fathers Day? MECHA to the rescue!
  • Cheese, Etc. & Gourmet Gifts
    —Always finding new ways to incorporate local ingredients, Cheese Etc is back in their familiar spot with hand-crafted spreads.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, preserves, cocktail mixers, other wonderful concoctions that support dozens of local farms.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Steak Dinner for Dad!

Steak Dinner

STEAK DINNER FOR DAD

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Steak Dinner for Dad. Susan’s husband used a “cold grate reverse sear” technique to cook the Bison rib eye steak she brought home for Buck Wild Bison, but simpler techniques work too! To round out the meal, she bought cheese and butter from Hillacres Pride, Cauliflower from Muth Family Organic, garlic scapes from Savoie, a spread from Cheese, Etc., salad vegetables from AT Buzby, sugar snaps from Viereck, spring onions from Formisano, and mushrooms from Davidsons. Nobody uses the Market (and tells us all about it!) like Susan.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/steak-dinner-for-dad/


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Samantha (002)

IN THE DOG TENT

The Animal Adoption Center.

The wonderful people of The Animal Adoption Center 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. The agency specializes in scenes like the one pictured here, the joyful transfer of rescued animals from their temporary fosters to their forever homes.

https://www.aacnj.org/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 15

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

Dave Stardusters

Dave Kelly plays the Collingswood Music Music Tent this week, beguiling tunes from a variety of stringed things. At the same time, on the west stage, we introduce a new act, JT and the Stardusters. The band has played several community events and stages in recent weeks. Their upbeat Nashville sound will have you tapping your toes.


For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 15

House Made Style

FEATURED ARTIST. Betsy Cook (National Picnic) 

Locally-designed, Locally-sewn clothing. Before she started her own clothing line, Betsy was the Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market for several years. She established the annual pie contests and ran voting drives that helped us gain recognition as one of America’s Favorite Farmers’ Markets. She’ll be here this week with garments sewn right here in Camden County (and a changing room where you can try them on)! .

https://www.nationalpicnic.com/


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

 

Mount Holly THU JUN 13

Grand Opening THU JUN 13

Grand Opening

As your Market Director, I produce these Farm Marketeer blog pages to keep you up to date about the week’s upcoming Market.


Changes to the Site Plan

FOR THU JUN 13, this post is IN PROGRESS. There will be more material as we get closer . . . and closer . . . to our Thursday opening. I have made changes to the Site Plan to reflect an evolving roster of Opening Day vendors.


Early Instructions

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.

As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.


Revised!
Opening Day Site Plan
THU JUN 13

Siteplan 4

Click here for driving directions.

The directions will bring you to the Rowan College campus just across the street from the entrance to the Market.


Why we’re “Rain or Shine”

Rain or Shine Text Footer


Facebook Promotion

We’ve been very visible on Facebook this last month. We’ve promoted individual vendors, bragged about our signage, and collected a lot of fans. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


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


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 JUN 08

Cloudy Cows for SAT JUN 08

Once again, the only blemish on a perfect looking forecast is cloud cover. Seasonal temperatures that start in the comfortable mid-60s for setup, climb to almost 80 by noon. Cloudy but dry. Light breeze. Shopping weather.

Wet Cows


Official forecast for SAT JUN 08

Weather SAT JUN 08


Site Plan for SAT JUN 08SITEMAP SAT JUN 08


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?


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 08

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.

Bread.

ARTISAN LOAVES FROM LOST BREAD CO

Revolution Roasters 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. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space inside the BID section. Fans of the delicious spinach and pepperoni strombolis from DiBartolo Bakery will find them, not in the BID section, but at the Tortilla Press café at the east end of the Market.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 08

For Blast

PICKLES AND PRESERVED STUFF

Start a shopping list!

  • Crisp & Co
    —Formed by a cancer researcher and a food preservation author, Crisp & Co preserves the best local produce in tasty ways you can sample at their table.
  • Evergreen Valley Acres Farm
    Microgreens are a small part of what they do at Evergreen Valley Acres. Literally. They’re very small. 🙂 But boy do they pack a powerful punch of flavor.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Purple Bok Choy!

Purple Bok Choy

FINGERLING POTATOES WITH PURPLE BOK CHOY

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Purple Bok Choy. Ready to try some of the new products available at the Market? Susan offers this tasty dish made entirely from her recent purchases: Purple bok choy and green onions at Muth Family Organic Farm, Spring onions (red and white) and fingerling potatoes at Formisano Farm, Garlic scape at Savoie Organic Farm and fresh herbs at Flaim Farm.
https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/purple-bok-choy/

 


For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue

New-2

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue.

The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue 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. The agency specializes in bully breeds, so if the dog at left appeals to you, please know she is appealing to you to visit the tent and offer a forever home.

https://www.lilospromise.com/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 08 

Rossi Relics for Blast

JOHN ROSSI / MATINEE RELICS

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

You should recognize (and be able to sing along with) most of what John Rossi plays this Saturday. Come help him mangle the lyrics at the Collingswood Music Tent starting at 9am. On the west stage, you’re more likely to be intrigued by familiar sounding songs you can’t quite place from the Matinee Relics. Let them beguile and entertain you with nostalgic melodies.


For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 08

Batiks

FEATURED ARTIST. SALLY WEINBERG (Textiil).

Interior Accents and Artisan Textiles. Sally Weinberg does wonders with fabric. Among the uses she finds for her linens and one-of-a-kind batiks are, of course, napkins and pillows, but also as covers for journals and sketchbooks.

https://www.textiil.com/

 


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