Forecast for SAT JUL 27
More glorious summer weather. Temps in the mid 80’s, low humidity, no chance of rain, very little wind, sunny from load in to break down. Let’s move some food!
Official forecast for SAT JUL 27
We’re going to go ahead and predict SUN for SAT.
Site Plan for SAT JUL 27
Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 27
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. Because it’s the last Saturday of the month, look for Neil’s Sharpening Service to set up his van in the BID section too.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 27
Start your Shopping List!
- Indogrow Microgreens
—Microgreens are all they do, much to the delight of local chefs and foodies. These tiny green powerhouses 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.
- Green Aisle Grocery.
—Andrew Erace, of WHYY’s Movers and Makers, brings an eclectic variety of specialty foods (nut butters, pickles, shrubs, syrups, cocktail mixers, etc) all featuring local produce and ingredients.
- Cheese Etc and Gourmet Gifts.
—We can always tell what’s in season by examining the Cheese Etc table. Ken and Gina pack their spreads and other delectables with Jersey Fresh produce, even local wine, beer, and coffee.
- Sew Bee It.
—Check out these beautiful and super-functional, reusable, handmade beeswax food wraps.
Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Meat and Potatoes!
Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef). The Scoop on the Salsa Contest! We’ve come to depend on Denine’s thorough and loving rundowns of our annual food contests. As always, she gives us the scoop on the SAT JUL 20 showdown complete with photos, commentary, and the names of the winners in three Salsa Categories. PLUS!: A recipe for Morgan Robinson’s winning Peach Salsa!
For the Animal Lovers
AAC the Animal Adoption Center
IN THE DOG TENT
AAC the Animal Adoption Center
The wonderful people of AAC 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. Personally, we’re hoping they bring Jay, this handsome ridgeback/coonhound to the Market. Stop by and fall in love.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 27
LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM
MATINEE RELICS on the west stage. Copy to come
THE INCOMPARABLE DAVE KELLY in the Collingswood Music tent. Copy to come.
For the Art Lovers SAT JUL 27
FEATURED ARTIST. Joan Prato Joan of Art Design. Some of her jewelry is subtle and elegant; some is wild and eclectic. It’s all superbly crafted and affordable. 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.