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.
Official forecast for SAT JUN 08
Site Plan for SAT JUN 08
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?
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.
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
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!
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.
For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue
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.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 08
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
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.
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.