Forecast for SAT AUG 17
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.
Official forecast for SAT AUG 17
Clouds but little chance of rain. Light breezes. Humid.
Site Plan for 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.
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
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)
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.
Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 17
LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM
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
FEATURED ARTIST. Lorraine Delphey, L’Originals. Rustic Cotton Baskets, Fleece Neck Pillows, Knitted Dish Clothes, Reversible Aprons.
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.