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.
Weather SAT 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!
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
- 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.
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.
No Music in November
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 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.
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.