Forecast for SAT JUN 22
Such good weather the cows are dancing. Click to animate.
Official forecast for SAT JUN 22
I don’t remember EVER seeing Sunny all the way from start to finish. SO GLAD we’re a morning Market that hasn’t had to dodge the evening thunderstorms we’ve seen every day for awhile now.
WATCH OUT FOR THOSE WIND SPEEDS. 14mph by the end of the Market means you’ll need those TENT WEIGHTS toward the end of the day. And be careful during breakdown.
Site Plan for SAT JUN 22
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 22
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 22
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.
- Evergreen Valley Farms Microgreens
—Although they’re just a small part of what this farm grows, the microgreens they’ve been bringing to the Market are making a big name for themselves.
- 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.
- Wild Roots.
—Things your garden might need without knowing it. Tim and Lindsay Ifill of Collingswood are bringing native species to the Market including butterfly and purple milkweeds, coneflowers, blazing star, coral bells, and hairgrass. Honestly, you just need to stop by and put names to these plants.
- Red Oak Permaculture
—In addition to bringing compost, and compost worms!, plus sustainability plans and advice, the guys of Red Oak are the go-to place to lay hands on a compost bin or rain barrel. Costs are subsidized by the Borough for Collingswood residents.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
New Recipe to Come!
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Crustless Blueberry Pie!. Don’t worry. The cinnamon, sugar, flour, butter, and eggs that make a crust so wonderful are all still in there: they’re just blended with the blueberries, which are all over the Market this week, at AT Buzby, Muth Family Organic Farm, and Springdale Farms among others. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the step-by-steps and more drooly photos.
Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Cauliflower Almond Pesto
Stef Perna (treatbelly). Cauliflower Almond Pesto.
Nutty buttery cauliflower is abundant at the Market right now and so are the many ways of bringing it to the table. Stef Perna got hers at Muth Family Organic Farms and paired it with almonds to create a pesto you can finish with capers, sundried tomatoes, or garlic scapes from Savoie Organic (they have plenty!) and use to grace your favorite pasta hot or cold.
For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws Animal Rescue NJ
IN THE DOG TENT
4 Paws Dog Rescue NJ.
The wonderful people of 4 Paws Dog Rescue NJ 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. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Miles and see him put on his “Am I Not Adorable” face. He’s a big boy, 2-and-a-half years old, a mix of Great Pyrenees, Terrier, and American Staffordshire. Think you can resist him? Come and see.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 22
LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM
TRIO NOVA DUO under the Music Tent / MARC SENGIN on the West Stage. You can’t go wrong for music this week at the Market. Marc Sengin sings your sing-along favorites from the 60s and 70s (mostly), and the Duo that sounds like a Trio brings the nova to the bossa. Music on both stages starts at 9am. Grab a treat, take a seat.
For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 22
FEATURED ARTIST. Michele Cole Designz.
Tintype and Mixed Metal Jewelry. Michele is content to let her work speak for itself, so we will too. Tintype and mixed metal jewelry. Need a quick refresher on how tintypes are made? You know where to go. Art Space, Number 24, middle of the Market.
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.