Forecast for SAT JUL 20
Sunny again. And hot. And humid. July in New Jersey. ‘Nuff said.
Official forecast for SAT JUL 20
We’re going to go ahead and predict SUN for SAT.
Site Plan for SAT JUL 20
Salsa Making Contest SAT JUL 20
Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 20
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.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 20
Start your Shopping List!
- Sikking Flowers.
—Linda brings cut flowers from her farm every week, but this Saturday she’ll be at a wedding. Go to the Flaim Farm tables to find her beautiful stems and blooms.
- Evergreen Valley Acres Microgreens
—Though it’s a small part of what they grow, the microgreens from Evergreen Valley Acres pack a nutritional and tasteful wallop.
- 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.
- Crisp & Co.
—Tom and his company choose the best of the local produce and pickle it to perfection so you don’t have to. Plenty of samples at the table.
- Headquarters Farm Lamb
—Roger Byrom (from England’s Lake District) raises lambs on his farm just up the road in Stockton and brings the best cuts to Market. Catch him every 1st and 3rd Saturday.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Meat and Potatoes!
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Meat and Potatoes! Susan has subscribed to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) from A. T. Buzby Farm of Woodstown. This week, she paired their vegetables with a Beef Roast from Hillacres Pride and gave her grill a rest. She picks up her CSA box from the Buzby table, so everything for her recipe this week came from last week’s trip to the Market.
Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Basil Pesto and Squash Blossoms
Stef Perna (treatbelly). Basil Pesto and Squash Blossoms. If you’re an exceptional talent like Stef, you can probably relate to this little anecdote: “I was inspired to make basil pesto and stuffed squash blossoms this past weekend using ingredients from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. Basil bouquets and squash blossoms are available from Flaim Farms.” For the rest of us, to whom these inspirations do not occur, there are recipes, and beautiful photos, at Stef’s blog.
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 JUL 20
LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM
“NO RELATION BAND” FEATURING SAM AND JACQUIE on the west stage. Live acoustic music old and new rock, pop, blues, and soul from two Market favorites.
LONESOME TURNPIKE RAMBLERS in the Collingswood Music tent. Bluegrass, you bet! But also bluegrass versions of other music styles, including country, western swing, and 60s rock & roll! (I promise we’ll get a picture of them this week inside the Music tent.)
For the Art Lovers SAT JUL 13
FEATURED ARTIST. Maria Cartwright 222 Creations. Jewelry.
Copper Enamel jewelry, flame painted copper jewelry. Words don’t begin to describe the vibrancy and richness of the colors in these stylish pieces. Come see for yourself at the Featured Artist tent, Space 24.
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.