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Collingswood SAT NOV 09

Sunny but chilly. Temps in the 30s.

Temps start in the—ahem—20s and climb to barely 40 by the closing cowbell. Fortunately the skies will be mostly sunny. Very light breezes. 

Partly Cloudy Cows


 Weather SAT NOV 09

Weather NOV 09


Siteplan for SAT NOV 09

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Things will be hectic during setup. (I’ll keep my sense of humor if you do!)

Only 3 to go! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Latest Siteplan NOV 09


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 09

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 is back in their usual space after a couple weeks off. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 09

Applesauce NOV 09

APPLESAUCE MADE FROM WM SCHOBER SONS APPLES BY OUR SOULS SHINE

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Iced Applesauce Cake.

Applesauce Cake

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) Iced Applesauce Cake. This time of year you’ll find excellent apples at the Fruitwood Farms and the Wm Schober Sons tables. Susan suggests a crisp tart apple to make your applesauce, think Honey Crisp, Stayman Winesap, Red Delicious, and Autumn Crisp. Adding applesauce makes a moist cake and helps you reduce the fat. Find the complete recipe and instructional photos at Susan’s blog.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/iced-applesauce-cake/


 

No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

FULL for 2019

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2019

For the final four weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!


THIS IS NOT THE COMPLETE LIST OF ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS.


Appearing on SAT NOV 09

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Tintype Photography
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Eric Wolf / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Cindy Pisa / Cloth Accessories
Lauren Lopez / Phila Carta Prints / Local-theme items
Christopher Stadler / Calloused Hands Creations / Wood
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Lindsay Varga / Hooked Up / Toys
Barb Thompson / SheCre8s / Silverware Upcycle
Ellen Rosenholtz / Sylvia Starlight / Toys


Small Bills and a Parking Pass

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles, fives, or tens during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have parking passes to the Lumberyard Garage where you can park for free, with no meter, and free up a space for 10 or 15 of your customers to use during the four hours of the Market.

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 NOV 02

Sunny but chilly. Temps in the 40s.

Temps start in the 30s and climb to 50 by the closing cowbell. Very light breezes. 

Partly Cloudy Cows


Siteplan for SAT NOV 02

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Things will be hectic during setup. (I’ll keep my sense of humor if you do!)

Only 4 to go! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

SitePlan Revised NOV 02


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 02

Villa Barone. Fresh breads and recently pizza from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 02

Andrew

ANDREW ERACE OF GREEN AISLE GROCERY

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Pancakes with Fried Apples.

Apple Pancakes

FRIED APPLE SLICES IN PANCAKES

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) Pancakes with Apple Slices. You’ve thought of it. Maybe you’ve tried it. Want a simple and fool-proof technique for frying apple slices as a side dish for chicken or pork cutlets? Maybe as a tasty addition to your weekend pancake feast? Susan got her apples at Schober’s table, others at Fruitwood Farms, and her butter at Hillacres Pride. (Of course there’s butter!) Follow the link for photos and the recipe.

Follow the link https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/fried-apple-slices/


In the Dog Tent
French Bulldog Rescue Network.

Pumpkin

The wonderful people of FBRN will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities. 


No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

FULL for 2019

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2019

For the final four weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!

BOOKED FOR SAT NOV 02

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Evelyn Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows
Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Tintype Photography
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Sophy DiPinto / Book Grrl Bindery / Items made from old books
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Polymer Clay Earrings
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Jessica Hale / The Darline Bower / Paper and Fabric Goods
Paige Sullivan / Christine Shirley Designs / Clothing
Alesha Parekh / Henna by Ash / Henna Products
Lori Kerfren / Entactogen / Dolls, Handsewn Items
Teresa Ballas / Cailini Crafts / Upcycled Items


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

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. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

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

 

Handmade Holidays 2019

Hello, Vendors, Artists, Crafters, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!

Text me immediately.
Please.

I need to know you’ve received your email and have seen this page.

  • Text me your name.
  • Confirm that you have found your location for all four weeks.
  • Confirm that you understand the procedures for Market day.
  • ASK ME QUESTIONS NOW instead of Saturday morning.

Thank you.


Handmade Holidays

Welcome Artists and Crafters. We’re delighted to host you for the 2019 Handmade Holidays event at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.

Whether you’re a Market veteran or a Market rookie, these instructions will help insure a smooth arrival and setup during what can be a hectic hour. You’ll be moving into a Market that is already well established, joining dozens of vendors with their own customary locations, setup procedures, and traffic patterns.

Do not assume that you can arrive when you like and drive into the Market to set up. Take it easy, stay aware, and remember you are a guest.

Site Plans for All 4 Saturdays

Study your location

  • Below you will find siteplans for ALL 4 November Saturdays.
  • If you’re booked for more than one Saturday, except for a VERY FEW vendors, you will not have to change locations after your first appearance.
Arrive very early

  • The first farm vendors arrive at 6am. You are welcome to arrive with them.
  • Arrive no later than 7am. You need to be ready to sell at 8am.
  • David will be on site wearing red sweatshirt and/or jacket and a Market cap.
  • Find David or text him to let him know you’ve arrived.
  • Text, don’t call, (856) 979-6653
  • You’re in his phone, so he’ll know who’s texting.

If you’re on the “Speedline side” of the Market (spaces 50-89)

  • STOP
  • Stop at the west entrance to the Market.
  • DO NOT proceed directly to your space and put up a tent.
  • David will guide you to your space when the traffic permits.
  • You will have at most 15 minutes to unload your gear and remove your vehicle from the Market.

If you’re on the North side of the Market (spaces 1-49)

  • DO NOT drive into the Market at all.
  • You’ll park briefly alongside the parking meters on the north side to unload.

Don’t park in a valuable parking space.
Leave all nearby spaces for your customers.

  • David will have Vendor Parking Passes for you
  • Park in the Lumberyard Garage for free
  • Saving spaces for shoppers means more of them will visit your tent and table.

Have the latest plan with you

  • This blog is easy to bring on your smartphone.
  • The site plan is subject to change.
  • The latest version is always live at the blog.
  • If you bring a printed copy of your plan, it might not be current.
Carry my number

  • Don’t be late, but text ahead if you’re going to be late.
  • (856) 979-6653.
  • If you must call instead of texting, please remember, when I answer, I will be busy with someone who’s on time.
  • Remain patient.

Drive the right direction

  • Traffic is ONE WAY, west to east.
  • The top of the site plan is the entrance.
  • Spaces 50-89 wait for David to escort your car.
  • Spaces 1-49 do not drive into the Market.
  • Spaces 1-49 load from the “parking meter” side of the space

Look for the green numbers

  • Market space numbers are marked with green paint on the pavement.
  • Market spaces are parking space dimensions, 10 feet wide by 16 feet deep.
  • Under the Speedline, we follow the diagonal parking space lines.
  • On the north side, we “square off” the diagonals.
Bring your own tables and tents

  • The Market provides space only.
  • Bring your own tables and tents.
  • November can be windy; tents require weights for safety.
  • Plan your displays so that your products don’t fall or blow away.

Unload quickly

  • The “drive” down the middle gets very congested.
  • At most, you have 15 minutes to unload.
  • Stay to the side to permit others to pass.
  • Don’t even think about parking your vehicle in your space.
  • Get a free Vendor Parking Pass from David.
  • If you take a prime parking spot for four hours, customers can’t use it.

Be a good neighbor

  • The Market is a wonderful community of vendors who cooperate.

Siteplans for all 4 Saturdays

Please be sure you’re looking at the right plan.


Site Plan for SAT NOV 02

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

SitePlan Revised NOV 02


Site Plan for SAT NOV 09

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

Latest Siteplan NOV 09


Site Plan for SAT NOV 16

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

NOV 16 Dog Tent


Site Plan for SAT NOV 23

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

Moved Entactogen NOV 23


Small Bills and a Parking Pass

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles, fives, and tens during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also provide parking passes to the Lumberyard Garage so we can keep nearby parking spaces available for your customers!

Man holding tiny dollar bills

Location

The Market is not a permanent structure with a street address. It’s a section of pavement between Haddon Avenue and the High-Speed PATCO train to Philadelphia known as the Speedline. It sets up Saturday mornings from the first of May until the Saturday before Thanksgiving, from 8am until noon, and by 2pm the only way to identify the location is by the sponsor banners flying from the utility poles.

Outdoor Scene

Using Google Maps?

For mapping purposes, use 713 North Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood as an address. That’s actually the Collingswood Police Station, but it’s the closest named building.

LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS

collsmap

The market is located in Collingswood’s flourishing downtown business district, situated only 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia by car and by PATCO Hi-Speedline.

The Towers. Once you get close, the Market can be found easily by looking up—for 2 water towers. The Market occupies the parking lot near the base of the two blue water towers in the center of town.

Towers

Near Directions

  • If you enter town on Haddon Avenue, turn right onto Collings Avenue at the traffic light in the middle of town, then left into the entrance to the Community Center just before you reach the Speedline.
  • If you enter town on Collings Avenue, make a right turn into the entrance to the Community Center, just after coming under the Speedline.
  • If you enter town on PATCO, exit the turnstiles and head left, which is west, in the direction of Philadelphia. Walk along the PATCO tracks for about a block and a half and you will see the Market.

From the Ben Franklin Bridge

You will take Admiral Wilson Blvd. (30/676) to 30/130 south (the PUB is a landmark at the ramp)

Go thru the light at the Cooper River Golf driving range, past cemetery, and keep an eye to your right for a Dunkin Donuts.

Make the right at the Dunkin Donuts corner onto Haddon Ave, BUT keep right to jughandle around UNDER 130 and up onto Haddon Ave into Collingswood. (There is a sign “Welcome to Collingswood”)

Drive through first light (Browning Rd. intersection). At second light (Collings Avenue), turn right. You’re practically there.

Turn right onto Collings Avenue and turn left into the Community Center (past the fire hall). Stay to the right and follow the traffic or park immediately.

Look up. You’ll see two blue water towers. The Market is in the same lot.

This should be about 7 minutes drive from Ben Franklin in Saturday morning traffic.

Parking

  • PATCO Collingswood Station parking along Atlantic Ave. extends right up to the Irvin Avenue entrance of the Market and is ample and free.
  • Free street parking along the Market section of Atlantic Avenue and neighboring streets.
  • Free parking in lots just north of the Market both west and east of the Police station.
  • Kiosk and meter parking along Haddon Avenue.
  • Kiosk parking in the Lumberyard Garage on Collings Avenue across from the Community Center.

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