Forecast for SAT JUN 29
Glorious weather for a Market. Sunny most of the way with declining humidity. We’ll get a thunderstorm in the late afternoon, but not until after breakdown.
Official forecast for SAT JUN 29
Site Plan for SAT JUN 29
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 29
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.
Not a member of BID, just setting up in the general area, is Neil’s Sharpening Service, who visits the Market monthly on the last Saturday of the month.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 29
Start a shopping list!
- Henna by Ash
—Hands, feet, ankles, shoulder? What part of your body would you like to enhance with an artistic design?
- Indogrow Farm Microgreens
—These spicy, super-flavorful super-nutritious little powerhouses are the favorites of Market shoppers and local chefs.
- Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
—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 blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
- Green Aisle Grocery.
—They support dozens of farms from their Passyunk Avenue store and at several Markets. Pickles and preserves, shrubs and syrups, and more.
- Neil’s Sharpening Service
—He brings his stone the last Saturday of every month. Like puns? He’s been sharpening his wit for years.
- A G Ammon Nursery
—We met them and their berry bushes at Mayfair. This week they’re back with the berries. Find them at the Perkins end of the Market.
- Blueberry Fields Soap. Carol Steinhauser is back with her artistic bars.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Crazy Tomato Cracker Salad!
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Crazy Tomato Cracker Salad! Delicious doesn’t have to be difficult. Pick up some of the magnificent Jersey Fresh tomatoes from AT Buzby Farm, Springdale Farm, Viereck Farm . . . or your other favorite vendor, and mix with mayo and crumbled crackers. Yes. It’s that simple. Click the link to see this and other wonderful ways to make simple side dishes.
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar)
Figs with Goat Cheese
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Figs with Goat Cheese. Even more evidence that delicious and elegant can be very simple. Choose the right figs (Sarah tells you how) from the Sara’s Produce table, top with goat cheese, drizzle with honey (we can recommend Fruitwood, Woods Edge, and Springdale Farm for the best local stuff), pinch of salt and serve. Follow the link for the lowdown on figs.
For the Animal Lovers
AWANJ Animal Welfare Association NJ
IN THE DOG TENT
AWANJ Animal Welfare Association NJ
The wonderful people of AWANJ Animal Welfare Association 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 they bring Trooper to the Market. Stop by and fall in love.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 29
LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM
SAM CARUSO (or his good friends) under the Music Tent / JIMMY MANNIX and ZUFF DUO on the West Stage. To be honest, we’re a little uncertain who will hit the Music Tent stage this week, but we have only winners on our roster, so settle in at 9am and enjoy whoever’s playing. To the west, it’s the rock goodness of Jimmy Mannix and Zuff. Can’t get enough of these guys. Music is live every Saturday 9am to noon, rain or shine.
For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 29
FEATURED ARTIST. Selena Braunstein Creatively Obsessed. You truly will not find Selena’s products from anyone else. She specializes in artfully upcycled treasures featuring vintage buttons. This jewelry is wearable history. All pieces are handmade, beautiful and affordable.
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.