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Collingswood SAT OCT 12

Forecast for SAT OCT 12

Happy cows.

Partly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT OCT 12

Weather OCT 10

Terrific fall Market weather. Sunny and bright with no chance of rain.


Site Plan for SAT OCT 12Siteplan OCT 12


Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 12

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.

Bread.

HARD BAKED ARTISAN LOAVES FROM LOST BREAD

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 OCT 12

Twists

MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH TWISTS FROM DANIELA’S HEAVENLY CAKES

Start your Shopping List!

  • boheme foods
    Check out dozens of ways to process and preserve local produce in jars as krauts, jams, syrups, shrubs, condiments, spreads, you name it.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    Pamper yourself (or someone you love) with elegant, vegan, cruelty-free handmade soaps.
  • Daniela’s Heavenly Cakes
    Quick bite baked snacks and more elaborate treats to take home and share.
  • Pooch and Pawsome
    Pet biscuits and treats so clean and pure they’re safe and edible for humans.
  • SEW BEE IT
    Colorful and practical beeswax food wraps. A wonderful way to eliminate the need for single-use plastic.
  • Headquarters Lamb Farm
    Pastured lamb and pelts from our very own shepherd, Roger Byrom (from the Lake District of England) now of Stockton NJ.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    —Yes, you can visit their Haddonfield store, but we’ve saved you the trip.
  • 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.

Special Events

Soil Tests

Soil tests for around $20 plus postage, mail away for results.
Or instant result pH tests for just $1.


Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks)
Apple Ricotta Galette

Apple Galette

Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks). Apple Ricotta Almond Galette. Lisa bought some beautiful crisp Empire apples for baking, a good combination of sweet and tart, from the Wm Schober Sons table. Pick up some apple butter from Fruitwood Farms (also available this week at the boheme foods table, check out Hillacres Pride if you want to add ricotta cheese to the recipe, and you’ve got what you need produce-wise! Follow the link to Lisa’s blog for the details.

Apple Galette with Ricotta and Almonds


Music SAT OCT 12

Live Music on two stages from 9am

Monko Posterized

MONKO! Kevin Monko and his rotating band of merry musicians will command the Music Tent this week, while on the west stage beneath PATCO we have the rare treat of hosting the bluegrass sounds of the Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers.


For the Art Lovers
SAT OCT 12

Dollhouse Purse

FEATURED ARTIST. Ellen Rosenholtz, Sylvia Starlight Toys. Always intriguing and whimsical, Ellen calls her creations, like this fabric dollhouse/purse, toys for a bright imagination.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/sylviastarlight


For the Animal Lovers SAT OCT 12

Voorhees Animal Orphanage

Travis

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE TRAVIS

The wonderful people of Voorhees Animal Orphanage 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, maybe even 4-month-old Travis.


 

Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


FULL for 2019


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.


New to the Market?

General information about the Market, driving directions and Market locator, plus lots of details about our programs, vendor list, and policies, are available at our website.

Map

Collingswood Farmers’ Market Website


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 OCT 10

Week 18 of the 2019 Season

THU OCT 10

The Final Market for 2019


Today’s Weather

PARTLY CLOUDY MEANS MOSTLY SUNNY. But watch out for those 15 MPH winds. Unless your setup is a truck with a metal awning, we’ll be insisting that you use tent weights to keep yourself stable.

Cows in Sun


WEATHER THU OCT 10

Weather OCT 10

Mostly sunny and no chance of rain, but double-digit breezes make TENT WEIGHTS essential and mandatory. We can’t take the chance of overturned tents.


 

SITE PLAN THU OCT 10

10 OCT 10


Weather Policy

Weather Policy with Type and Logo


In the Music Tent

Rauch Poster

BRIAN RAUCH. You know him from his work with the Raising River Band. Or for his banjo picking style. (Or because you remember his earlier appearances at the Market in June and July.) We’re delighted to have him back for our final Market of the season.


This Week:
A few changes to last week’s siteplan.

  • Look for the second appearance of our new farm, The Shepherd’s Pasture. Last week’s favorite new vendor-mascot, Pistaschio the goat, was a big hit.
  • Our Opening Day artist Ann Fetterolf is back with her Enchanting Chains.
  • Cindy from Our Souls Shine will be back with tales of her adventures in Disney World.
  • Vincent’s Ice Cream will help us mark the end of the season with pre-packed ice cream from his High Street creamery.
  • Pinelands Music and Basketry is certainly welcome but not yet committed from the Mill Race Village.
  • Main Street Mount Holly will attend with new reusable Market bags for our shoppers.
  • McGregor Farm is back with farm-baked pies and their local produce.
  • Robin’s Nest will finish out the season with their soups, quiche, desserts.
  • We’re making room for the Fabulous Fig truck, for Specca’s Pick Your Own, and for Breaking Grounds coffee, but at this point, that’s just wishful thinking.

Market Bags


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 OCT 05

Forecast for SAT OCT 05

Happy cows.

Partly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT OCT 05

Weather OCT 05

Terrific fall Market weather. Sunny and bright from cowbell to cowbell.


Site Plan for SAT OCT 05Siteplan OCT 05


Collingswood Foods SAT OCT 05

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.

Bread.

HARD BAKED ARTISAN LOAVES FROM LOST BREAD

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 OCT 05

Herb Soap

HERB SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP

Start your Shopping List!

  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    Pamper yourself (or someone you love) with elegant, vegan, cruelty-free handmade soaps.

Special Events

VOTER REGISTRATION

Image result for register to vote

Collingswood Democrats will be onsite to make sure everybody has a chance to register to vote in EVERY election,

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Mashed Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Mashed Potatoes (and Pancakes). Used to be (though we might pronounce the word differently), potatoes were potatoes. Now, of course, we know that different potatoes yield better results for different uses. Susan makes her selections from the several varieties at Savoie Organic’s table this week and uses some magical crumbs to create perfect panko-crusted potato pancakes. Follow the link for photos and the recipe.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/mashed-potatoes-and-mashed-potato-pancakes/


Music SAT OCT 05

Live Music on two stages from 9am

CamilleAndDave

CAMILLE PERUTO makes a rare and welcome appearance under the Music Tent near Perkins. Don’t miss her. The winter will be long.  THE INCOMPARABLE DAVE KELLY on the west stage under PATCO making stringed things sing.


For the Art Lovers
SAT OCT 05

Tassel

FEATURED ARTIST. Victoria Kelly, Tassel and Fringe. Macrame as wall art. Macrame as body art. Macrame unleashed.


For the Animal Lovers SEP 28

AWANJ Animal Welfare Assn

Trooper

The wonderful people of AWANJ 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.


Special Guest
New Jersey Beekeepers (Mid-State Chapter)

Bees

FIRST TIME AT THE MARKET.
The New Jersey Beekeepers Association (Mid-State Chapter) will join us Saturday!

They’ll be selling raw blueberry honey made by bees who were charged with the duty of pollinating blueberry fields in Hammonton, NJ. This is not blueberry infused honey—it gets its subtle blueberry flavor from the natural pollination and nectar gathering process.

What to expect:
“We will have some other regional NJ honey to taste so people can get an idea of how the honey flavor changes based on the kinds of local flower nectar the bees forage. We’ll also have information about seasonal plants and trees that feed bees and other pollinators throughout the year. We will have hive equipment, natural beeswax, a fresh frame of honey, examples of DIY items using beeswax, propolis & honey with handouts of recipes & ‘how-to’s’ and lots of things for kids to look at, taste, smell, touch and as well as educational coloring pages to take home.”


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


FULL for 2019


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.


New to the Market?

General information about the Market, driving directions and Market locator, plus lots of details about our programs, vendor list, and policies, are available at our website.

Map

Collingswood Farmers’ Market Website


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 OCT 03

Week 17 of the 2019 Season

THU OCT 03


Today’s Weather

SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE: The forecast has been improving over the past few days. Showers are certainly possible, but our personalities will remain sunny.

WEATHER THU OCT 03

Weather OCT 03

Looks like showers this morning, but the forecast actually improves for the afternoon and evening hours.

Weather Detail


SITE PLAN THU OCT 03

10 OCT 03


Special Promotion: Free Money

Coupon 1st Proof Color

How the Promotion will work:

  1. The Market is investing $500 to bring 100 shoppers to the Market at a cost of $5 each.
  2. The Promotion will not cost vendors anything.
  3. Cards will be distributed to shoppers at the Entrance.
  4. Vendors will accept the coupons as Cash, worth $5 each.
  5. Cards will be redeemed at the end of the day for cash.

How you can help:

  • On the back of each card, please record the dollar amount of the purchase to which the card was applied.
  • Read the fine print.
  • One card per purchase.
    • Don’t accept two cards combined for $10 on one transaction.
  • Don’t give change in cash.
  • Hold your cards until the end of the day for redemption.
    • Sean Kennedy will have 100 5-dollar bills.

Weather Policy

Weather Policy with Type and Logo


In the Music Tent

222 Mannix Duo

JIMMY MANNIX (WITH ZUFF)


This Week:
A few changes to last week’s siteplan.

  • We’ll have a tent at the entrance to handle the Special Market Free Money promotion.
  • We’re expecting a new farm: The Shepherd’s Pasture.
  • Our Opening Day artist Ann Fetterolf is back with her Enchanting Chains.
  • Cindy from Our Souls Shine is in Disney World with Vera. She’ll b
  • Pinelands Music and Basketry will join us from the Mill Race Village.
  • Main Street Mount Holly will attend with new reusable Market bags for our shoppers.
  • McGregor Farm is back with farm-baked pies and their local produce.
  • Hoping for a return visit from Robin’s Nest (though it wasn’t on their original schedule).

Market Bags


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