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Mt Holly THU AUG 22

Week 11 of the 2019 Season

THU AUG 22

Too soon to predict the weather.
Dave’s on vacation.

Farmers’ Market Director David Hodges will be off on his annual one-week vacation (this year to Wales and the Lake District of England), so he’ll miss the Market on THU AUG 22, but he expects the Market will experience a typical New Jersey summer Thursday afternoon: temps in the low to mid 80s, and humid with a chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Siteplan for THU AUG 22

Check your Location.
Come to the Site knowing where to set up, please.

Dave won’t be in Mount Holly to help you find your spot, but Sean Kennedy has been given a can of green spray paint to mark those nail heads that anchor the plan. Help him out by being prepared. Thanks.

Sean Kennedy

SEAN KENNEDY

SITE PLAN THU AUG 22

08 AUG 22

FOR THU AUG 22. 

A few changes to last week’s site plan.

  • Taylor’d Eatz is back with Cajun and other prepared food specialties.
  • Our new artist this week, Ashlesha Parekh, will be doing henna body art on demand as Henna by Ash.
  • Aimee Eckert is back too, with her recycled relics jewelry.
  • Hoop House Bakery returns after a one-week break.
  • Robins Nest has settled into an every-other-week schedule. This week, they’re off.

Weather Policy

Weather Policy with Type and Logo


Load In

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.
15 MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR UNLOADING IN THE MARKET.

As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.


Click here for driving directions.

You can use (and tell your new customers to use) 2 High Street Mount Holly NJ
as a destination for mapping programs.


Contracts and Fees

Those of you who have not submitted your Application/Contract paperwork need to comply to remain active at the Market and to take advantage of the Fee Rebate Program.

Download the Application from the Mount Holly Contracts link at the top of this website. Complete the app in Word, in PDF, or on paper, and send it to Sean Kennedy, whose name and address are on the first page of the contract package.

FEE REBATE PROGRAM

Prepay your dates to qualify for Fee Rebates. Earn a full 100% rebate for table fees for every Market you attend. Prepay for 10 dates (for example), attend those 10 dates, and you’ll be refunded 100% of your fees at the end of the season.

DAY PAY VENDORS

Afraid of commitment? You can pay on Market day. The Market Director will have receipts for day-pay vendors who prefer the flexibility of paying when they attend, but no rebates can be earned without prepaid dates.


Facebook Promotion

We were very visible on Facebook last week. Not so much this week. If anybody wants to help keep us in front of the local shopping public, let David know you want to lend a hand. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


Website

The Township  produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.

http://www.MountHollyNJFarmersMarket.com 

Let David know if you want to be on the Featured Vendors’ list for THU JUL 18. We welcome all our vendors to provide us with information about their farms and foods. Shoppers appreciate knowing more about you.

Featured JUL 04


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


Small Bills 

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. New this month: I now come with two rolls of quarters.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

mthollymarket@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood SAT AUG 24

Too soon to predict the weather.
Dave’s on vacation.

Farmers’ Market Director David Hodges will be off on his annual one-week vacation (this year to Wales and the Lake District of England), so he’ll miss the Market on SAT AUG 24, but he expects the Market will experience a typical New Jersey summer Saturday morning: temps in the low to mid 80s, and humid with a chance of showers.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Siteplan for SAT AUG 24

The site plan is back to its usual shape after last week’s unusual layout to accommodate the annual Crafts and Fine Arts Festival.

Nature’s Own Farm and Woods Edge Farm will resume their customary spaces alongside the Buck Wild Bison and Headquarters Farm Lamb tables in Carnivores Corner at the east end of the Market.

Duker T is still off on vacation, but otherwise all our regular vendors will take their usual spaces.

Check your Location. Know your space numbers.
Look for the Green spray paint.

Dave won’t be in Collingswood to chalk the pavement, so you’ll have to find your spaces from the permanent green spray paint marks..

Site Map AUG 24


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 24

Mozzarella

FRESH MOZZARELLA FROM VILLA BARONE

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. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey so our customers won’t have to go to the grocery store for limes. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 24

Catch them while they’re here!

Blast detail

LAMB FARMER ROGER BYROM

  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    —Roger Byrom, lamb farmer transplanted from the Lakes District of England brings us lamb meat and organs, lamb bones, and pelts from his farm in Stockton New Jersey.
  • Knowhere Farm Soap
    — Not just the goats milk soap, but the goats too will be at the Market this Saturday.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — The Indogrow are back for the second week in a row with their delectable, nutritious microgreens.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Gina and Ken Horlacher have doubled down on their commitment to using local produce in their cheese spreads this season. When peaches and apples are plentiful in the Market, expect to see peaches and apple cheese spreads at Cheese, Etc.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    — Andrew Erace never rests in his explorations of wonderful ways to turn local produce, dairy, and herbs into sauces, syrups, shrubs and more.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks)
Strawberry Lemon Mint Water

Strawberry Mint Water

STRAWBERRY LEMON WATER WITH FRESH MINT

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks). Strawberry Lemon Water with Fresh Mint. Everybody likes to complain about the weather, but Lisa, our resident Jersey Girl Cook, has done something about it. She turned the big bunch of fresh mint from Flaim Farms into a delicious and refreshing way to stay hydrated. Follow the link to her blog for all the details.

Strawberry Lemon Water with Fresh Mint


For the Animal Lovers
AAC the Animal Adoption Center

Jay

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE JAY

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 AUG 24

Marc&Dave

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin. Marc plays the “big tent” this week with his solid guitar work and a strong, clear voice that brings out the best of his popular song repertoire. With his harmonizer, he can be Crosby, Stills AND Nash at the same time.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. The Incomparable Dave Kelly.  No one at the Market gets more musical variety from his collection of stringed instruments.


For the Art Lovers
Eric Wolff Mud and Fire

Not Your Everyday

NOT YOUR EVERYDAY BOWLS AND CUPS

FEATURED ARTIST. Eric Wolff Mud and FirePotter, ceramic artist, endless innovator, renowned instructor, Eric Wolff has a restless imagination. Come see his unique creations, always fascinating, often functional as well. For a glimpse at his wide variety, check out Mud and Fire.

http://www.mudandfire.com/Home.html


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Bring your own small bills for SAT AUG 24, please. Dave’s on vacation this one Saturday. 

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. Fives and Tens too. New this season: I usually start the day with two rolls of quarters.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

Collingswood SAT AUG 17

Forecast for SAT AUG 17

Partly Sunny.

Call it mostly cloudy if you like. Seasonal temps with little chance of rain. Sounds like a good morning to get out to the Farmers’ Market.

Partly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT AUG 17

Clouds but little chance of rain. Light breezes. Humid.

Weather SAT AUG 17


Site Plan for SAT AUG 17Site Plan SAT AUG 17


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 17

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.

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BI-COLOR ORGANIC CORN FROM MUTH FAMILY FARM

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 AUG 17

Shiso

NEWEST MICROGREEN FROM INDOGROW: SHISO

Start your Shopping List!

  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates.
    One of your few chances this season to lay in a store of exquisite chocolates produced with herbs, fruits, and other flavors from Jersey Fresh farms.
  • Blueberry Fields Artisan Soap.
    Carol brings her scientific skills to the job of creating her own line of artistically beautiful soaps and body products.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    Microgreens are all this farm produces, indoors in Cherry Hill, much to the delight of shoppers and chefs. 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.
  • Crisp & Co.
    Pickles and preserved produce from Jersey Fresh farms.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Out of this world Chicken Meatballs! How many of our vendors can you patronize to produce a simple dish a five-year-old can make and enjoy? Susan set herself the challenge, starting with ground chicken from Hillacres Pride and basil from Flaim Farms, zucchini from A T Buzby and Jersey sweet corn from Muth Organic Farm, finished off with parmesan cheese from Villa Barone. Follow the link to her blog for the mouth-watering results.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/out-of-this-world-chicken-meatballs/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 17

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

Barry and Monko

BARRY HOLLANDER our resident guitar hero and self-described jive turkey plays the west stage doing covers of songs by famous others while KEVIN MONKO, a true Collingswood original, offers up his own inventive original tunes.


For the Art Lovers SAT AUG 17

rope hot plate

FEATURED ARTIST. Lorraine Delphey, L’Originals. Rustic Cotton Baskets, Fleece Neck Pillows, Knitted Dish Clothes, Reversible Aprons. 


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

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.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Mount Holly THU AUG 15

Week 10 of the 2019 Season

THU AUG 15

Cloudy Cows

Mostly cloudy is the forecast (after we get past the possibility of a wet setup). I’ll be on the site at or shortly after 1pm to help get you onto the premises. We’ll hold the Market whether dry or drizzly.

Weather AUG 15

SITE PLAN THU AUG 15

08 AUG 15

Weather Policy

Weather Policy with Type and Logo

FOR THU AUG 15.  A few changes to last week’s siteplan.

  • Boheme Foods is back for the rest of the season.
  • We have a new artist this week (Casey Lynch calls her business Squirrel Tacos)
  • We have a new music act debuting this week, The Incomparable Dave Kelly.
  • Robins Nest is back this week with quiches, soups, etc.

Load In

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.
15 MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR UNLOADING IN THE MARKET.

As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.


Click here for driving directions.

You can use (and tell your new customers to use) 2 High Street Mount Holly NJ
as a destination for mapping programs.


Contracts and Fees

Those of you who have not submitted your Application/Contract paperwork need to comply to remain active at the Market and to take advantage of the Fee Rebate Program.

Download the Application from the Mount Holly Contracts link at the top of this website. Complete the app in Word, in PDF, or on paper, and send it to Sean Kennedy, whose name and address are on the first page of the contract package.

FEE REBATE PROGRAM

Prepay your dates to qualify for Fee Rebates. Earn a full 100% rebate for table fees for every Market you attend. Prepay for 10 dates (for example), attend those 10 dates, and you’ll be refunded 100% of your fees at the end of the season.

DAY PAY VENDORS

Afraid of commitment? You can pay on Market day. The Market Director will have receipts for day-pay vendors who prefer the flexibility of paying when they attend, but no rebates can be earned without prepaid dates.


Facebook Promotion

We were very visible on Facebook last week. Not so much this week. If anybody wants to help keep us in front of the local shopping public, let David know you want to lend a hand. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


Website

The Township  produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.

http://www.MountHollyNJFarmersMarket.com 

Let David know if you want to be on the Featured Vendors’ list for THU JUL 18. We welcome all our vendors to provide us with information about their farms and foods. Shoppers appreciate knowing more about you.

Featured JUL 04


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


Small Bills 

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.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

mthollymarket@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood SAT AUG 10

Forecast for SAT AUG 10

Another beauty.

Temps in the 70s during setup, warming into the 80s. No chance of rain. Moderate humidity. Maybe the best one yet.

Cows in Sun


Official forecast for SAT AUG 10

Sunny with much milder temperatures than recent Saturdays. Nothing to note except the increasing breeziness toward noon. Tent weights required.

Weather AUG 10


Site Plan for SAT AUG 10Space AUG 10


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 10

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.

IMG_20180901_073809_866

BI-COLOR ORGANIC CORN FROM MUTH FAMILY FARM

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 AUG 10

Goat Pet Detail

Start your Shopping List!

  • Knowhere Farm.
    They’re back with their adorable goats and the goats milk soap they provide.
  • Kettle Run Farm
    Paula Middleman grows annuals and perennials in Marlton and crafts them into home decor items. Check out her space for moss-roofed birdhouses, annual wreaths, weathered wood items, and more.
  • Evergreen Valley Farm Microgreens
    They grow plenty of produce at Evergreen Valley, but all they bring to the Market are their extraordinary microgreens. 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.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap.
    Not just soap, but personal grooming and even home care products, all paraben and cruelty free.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    Nut butters, shrubs, syrups, pickles, preserves, and so much more all produced in P’unk using local produce.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef)
Peach Pie Artistry

Peach Pie 2019

Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef). Everything’s Peachy! You’ll need to follow the link to Denine’s blog for the full story of the 2019 Peach Pie Baking Contest. Here’s a taste: “Eight judges had a peach of a time tasting all 18 pies and finding a clear consensus. This was the hardest year yet to pick a winner. So many of the pies were that good. Many could have taken home a top prize on looks alone.”

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/08/everything-is-just-peachy.html


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 10

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

Relics No Relation

MATINEE RELICS play the west stage. You’ll be intrigued by nostalgic, romantic songs you can’t quite place and others you can name at the first notes.

NO RELATION BAND (SAM AND JACQUIE) in the Collingswood Music tent. No Relation takes many shapes and sizes, but this latest duo of Sam and Jacquie is the most harmonious yet. Tunes both fresh and familiar.


For the Art Lovers SAT AUG 10

Bath Salts

FEATURED ARTIST. Jody Thorpe & Michaline Schrade  Mystical Blossoms. Herbal bath, body, and wellness. “We maintain two gardens in Cherry Hill, New Jersey that provide us with the plants that go into our body oils, soap, roller balls, tea, salves and flower essences. We also sustainably forage throughout the year.”

http://www.mysticalblossoms.com/


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

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.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Mt Holly THU AUG 08

Week 9 of the 2019 Season

THU AUG 08

Cows in Sun

Two weeks in a row now we’re getting the forecasts we deserve. Looking forward to a beautiful Market day with mostly sunny skies, low humidity, little chance of rain, and temperatures in the mid-80s. Shopping weather! Spending weather!

Weather THU AUG 08

SITE PLAN THU AUG 08

08 AUG 08

Weather Policy

Weather Policy with Type and Logo

FOR THU AUG 08.  A few changes to last week’s siteplan.

  • Boheme Foods will return for the rest of the season.
  • We have a new artist this week (Lisa Marks)
  • We have a returning music act, Marybeth Johns.
  • Robins Nest has no staff for this week, but will return THU AUG 15.

Load In

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.
15 MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR UNLOADING IN THE MARKET.

As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.


Click here for driving directions.

You can use (and tell your new customers to use) 2 High Street Mount Holly NJ
as a destination for mapping programs.


Contracts and Fees

Those of you who have not submitted your Application/Contract paperwork need to comply to remain active at the Market and to take advantage of the Fee Rebate Program.

Download the Application from the Mount Holly Contracts link at the top of this website. Complete the app in Word, in PDF, or on paper, and send it to Sean Kennedy, whose name and address are on the first page of the contract package.

FEE REBATE PROGRAM

Prepay your dates to qualify for Fee Rebates. Earn a full 100% rebate for table fees for every Market you attend. Prepay for 10 dates (for example), attend those 10 dates, and you’ll be refunded 100% of your fees at the end of the season.

DAY PAY VENDORS

Afraid of commitment? You can pay on Market day. The Market Director will have receipts for day-pay vendors who prefer the flexibility of paying when they attend, but no rebates can be earned without prepaid dates.


Facebook Promotion

We were very visible on Facebook last week. Not so much this week. If anybody wants to help keep us in front of the local shopping public, let David know you want to lend a hand. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


Website

The Township  produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.

http://www.MountHollyNJFarmersMarket.com 

Let David know if you want to be on the Featured Vendors’ list for THU JUL 18. We welcome all our vendors to provide us with information about their farms and foods. Shoppers appreciate knowing more about you.

Featured JUL 04


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


Small Bills 

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.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

mthollymarket@davidhodges.com

Severe Weather Plan for Collingswood

Weather Policy for Collingswood 2019

  1. We will cancel the Market only if the Governor declares a Weather State of Emergency for Camden County.
  2. In the absence of a State of Emergency, but when heavy rain or wind
    are severe enough that individual vendors elect to skip the Market,
    or if we decide to cancel live music, volunteers, and nonprofits . . . we’ll relocate all participating farm and produce vendors to spaces beneath the Speedline.
  3. The plan below shows how the Market could be run on a Severe Weather day.
  4. Most vendors will need to scale back their operations to find space under the Speedline, but we won’t have to cancel the Market.
  5. Feedback welcome.

Weather Cancel

Collingswood SAT AUG 03

 

Forecast for SAT AUG 03

The first “iffy” weather forecast of the season

Early morning thunderstorms are rare. And they’re more often forecast INCORRECTLY than CORRECTLY. Still, the weather is something to keep an eye on this week.

If weather is truly severe, we’ll still have a Market, but we may invoke the “everybody under PATCO” rule. For more on what that might look like, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.

For now, let’s take heart that the forecast is for SCATTERED thunderstorms and hope they scatter somewhere else.

Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT AUG 03

We’re going to go ahead and predict SUN for SAT.

Weather AUG 03


Site Plan for SAT AUG 03Space AUG 03 Navigators


Peach Pie Contest!

08108 Pie

THE 08108 PEACH PIE

Sharp eyes will have spotted the Zip Code spelled in pie crust. Tomorrow SAT AUG 03, to kick off Jersey Fresh Peach Month, we’ll host our annual Peach Pie Baking Contest. The roster is closed to new contestants (we reached our limit of 24 pies!), but it’s not too late to stop by during judging—it starts at 10am—and follow the tabulating of scores for Best Presentation, Best Peach Only pie, and Best Peach Plus pie.


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 03

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.

Empanadas Real3by2

EMPANADAS FROM EL SITIO

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 AUG 03

Collage

LIVE HOME DECOR FROM KETTLE RUN FARM OF MARLTON

Start your Shopping List!

  • Kettle Run Farm
    Paula Middleman grows annuals and perennials in Marlton and crafts them into home decor items. Check out her space for moss-roofed birdhouses, annual wreaths, weathered wood items, and more.
  • 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.
  • Crisp & Co.
    Tom and his crew select and pickle the best of South Jersey produce so you don’t have to.
  • 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.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap.
    Not just soap, but personal grooming and even home care products, all paraben and cruelty free.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks)
Tomato Microgreen Salad

Tomato Microgreen

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks). Tomato Microgreen Salad! Rather than struggle with her own garden, this year, Lisa has been getting her tomatoes from Springdale Farms,  Savoie Organic Farm, and Flaim Farms at the Collingswood Market. This week, she paired them with microgreens from Indogrow Farm and added blue cheese and a balsamic glaze. Check out her recipe and more glorious photos at Lisa’s blog. 

Blue Cheese Tomato Recipe with Microgreens

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Quick and Easy Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Quick and Easy Zucchini Bread! You may remember Susan’s recipe for “Z Bread” from an earlier season. This week’s recipe is a quicker and simpler version that results in a single loaf that takes a few minutes to construct and about an hour to bake. Her zucchini comes from A.T. Buzby Farm and her eggs from Hillacres Pride.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/quick-and-easy-zucchini-bread/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 03

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

Poster Wide

JOHN ROSSI brings his guitar to the west stage for good-time tunes, silent singalongs, and general joyfulness. Often he’s joined by Jerry Mayall and six more strings.

Sam and Jacquie

NO RELATION BAND (SAM AND JACQUIE) in the Collingswood Music tent. No Relation takes many shapes and sizes, but this latest duo of Sam and Jacquie is the most harmonious yet. Tunes both fresh and familiar.


For the Art Lovers SAT AUG 03

Amulets

FEATURED ARTIST. Aimee Eckert  Relics Revisited. My jewelry collection is constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing and various found and reclaimed odds and ends. I take the original found item and alter it to give it a new life.  My collection is a careful mix of collage art and metalwork using a variety of ideas that make each piece one of a kind.”

Instagram:  RelicsRevisitedJewelry


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

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.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


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.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653


Revised Weather Cancellation Plan

In 2018, we cancelled once for a forecast.

The weather forecast was dire, mostly for the tornado-intensity winds that were expected, so, although the Governor did not issue a Weather State of Emergency, we pre-emptively cancelled the Market.

The projected conditions did not materialize.

That was a mistake I don’t want to repeat.

So:

My recommended solution.

  1. We will cancel the Market only if the Governor declares a Weather State of Emergency for Camden County.
  2. In the absence of a State of Emergency, but when heavy rain or wind
    are severe enough that individual vendors elect to skip the Market,
    or if we decide to cancel live music, volunteers, and nonprofits . . . we’ll relocate all participating farm and produce vendors to spaces beneath the Speedline.
  3. The plan below this list is a draft of how the Market could be run on a Severe Weather day.
  4. Most vendors will need to scale back their operations to find space under the Speedline, but we won’t have to cancel the Market.
  5. Feedback welcome.

Weather Cancel