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.
Official forecast for SAT JUN 15
Site Plan for SAT JUN 15
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 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 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
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!
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.
For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center
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.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 15
LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM
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
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)! .
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.