Cold but Mostly Sunny.
Temps climbing to 50.
Looks like we caught a good forecast this time.
Breezes will be light, so the air will be more comfortable. Mostly sunny and nowhere near as cold as the previous two Saturdays. Good for the farms, for the artists, for the shoppers. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh and some holiday gifts.
Weather SAT NOV 23
Siteplan for SAT NOV 23
Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 23
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 23
Neil’s Sharpening Service
— Late cancellation. No Neil’s Sharpening Service today. He was a late addition to the schedule by request and thought he could send his assistant who has been working while battling cancer and is now expected to enter hospice.
- 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. This week, Cream of Crab. It 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
- Headquarters Farm Lamb
— Raised just up the river near Stockton New Jersey, these lambs give up their meat and their pelts for our nutrition and enjoyment. See both at Roger Byrom’s table in front of Perkins Art Center.
Official Market Bloggers
Butternut Squash Vegetable Puree Soup
Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) Beef Stew with Red Wine in the Instant Pot. Stew It is indisputably soup weather, and Denine’s recipe this week is perfectly timed to take advantage of early winter vegetables. Easily a vegan recipe, or it can be made with chicken stock, this soup has a creamy mouth feel without dairy because of the inclusion of Russet or Idaho Potatoes and the natural creaminess of butternut squash. Get organic butternuts from Muth or Savoie as Denine did, or substitute a Blue Hubbard or an Acorn. You’ll find everything you need at the Market this last week of the season. Freeze some for the long off-season, and we’ll see you again the first Saturday in May, 2020. Go to Denine’s blog for the rest!
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
Another Week of
HANDMADE HOLIDAYS Sweepstakes
This week, SAT NOV 23, we’ll be repeating a Handmade Holidays special event that we debuted last week. We’ll invite our shoppers to vote for their favorite artists and crafters (and by favorite we mean “most likely to get my money when I have some”).
We’ll tally the votes for promotional purposes and draw one winner at random for $50 in Market Gift Certificates to be spent on art.
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)!
Appearing on SAT NOV 23
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
Evelyn Taylor Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Nancy Horowitz / Nancy Anne Designs / Clothing
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Polymer Clay Earrings
Lisa Confora / Nature’s Energy / Ceramics
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Timothy Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Jessica Hale / The Darling Bower / Paper & Fabric Goods
Paige Sullivan / Christine Shirley Designs / Clothing
Lori Kerfren / Entactogen / Dolls, Handsewn Items
Varsha Patel / Varsha’s Art / Henna Art
Joshua Williams / Redwood Durable / Leather Goods
Cindy Pisa / Cloth Accessories
Lauren Lopez / Phila Carta Prints / Local-theme items
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
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.