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.
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..
Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 24
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!
- 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
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.
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 AUG 24
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
FEATURED ARTIST. Eric Wolff Mud and Fire. Potter, 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.
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.
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.