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Collingswood SAT AUG 18

Too soon to predict weather.

Farmers’ Market Director David Hodges will be off on his annual one-week vacation (this year to Copenhagen and Stockholm) on SAT AUG 18, but expects the Market to experience a typical New Jersey summer Saturday morning: humid with a chance of showers.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Siteplan for SAT AUG 18

The plan is truncated this week to accommodate traffic for Collingswood’s annual Crafts and Fine Arts Festival.

The usual Meat Market at the east end of the Market (the bottom of the site plan) is turned over to vehicle traffic, so Nature’s Own Farm and Woods Edge Wools will take the week off.

However, Buck Wild Bison and the new Headquarters Farm Lamb tables will move to the west end of the Market (the top of the site plan), so you can stock up on those favorites.

You’ll also find Hillacres Pride in their usual location for meats and cheeses from their own livestock.

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SITEMAP AUG 18


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 18

Guido's Zeppolis

TASTY ZEPPOLES FROM VILLA BARONE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has closed its doors to give baker Stephen Kramer a chance to take a new job as a product development wizard. We’ll try to coax Dulce to the Market to ensure that we always have a BID bakery presence.

Villa Barone. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week, selling sauces, perhaps cheeses, the very popular zeppoles, and other Italian favorites from this popular Collingswood restaurant.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 18

Catch them while they’re here!

Blast detail

LAMB FARMER ROGER BYROM

  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    —We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Roger Byrom, lamb farmer transplanted from the Lakes District of England to Stockton New Jersey. In addition to meat and organs, his lamb also produce beautiful pelts and mocassins.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blueberry Fields Soap
    — Fans of Carol’s soap get only a few chances every season to stock up on her bar soaps and body products.
  • Indogrow Farm
    — The Indogrow team had a demonstration at a show kitchen last week, but they’re back at the Market on SAT AUG 18 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 blueberries are plentiful in the Market, expect to see peaches and blueberry cheese spreads at Cheese, Etc.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
Tipsy Coffee Cakelets

Coffee Cakelets

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Coffee Cakelets with Bourbon Peaches. Denine bought a quart of peaches from the Wm. Schober Sons table and promptly drowned them in bourbon and Southern Comfort to produce a stockpile of boozy peaches she’ll use over the coming months for a variety of recipes including cakes, slushies, ice cream, even cocktails. Follow the link to see this week’s creation, Tipsy Coffee Cakelets with Streusel Topping.

Tasty Temptations
Market Meal with Bison Ribeye

Bison Ribeye

MARKET MEAL WITH BISON RIBEYE

Tasty Temptations. As she often does, Tasty Temptations has planned an entire meal around her Farmers’ Market shopping finds and presents it to us this week in mouth-watering photographs. The meal features ribeye steak from Buck Wild Bison, a Jersey Fresh salad of tomatoes from Fruitwood Farms, and tasty little microgreens burrata and sorrel from Indogrow Farm. Follow the link to see what else she’s been up to.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Tribute to Hillacres Pride Farm

Pork Roast

PORK ROAST FROM HILLACRES PRIDE

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Tribute to Hillacres Pride. Followers of YellowRoomUpstairs know how often Susan’s recipes and meals use meats and cheeses from Hillacres Pride, so it should come as no surprise that she describes Tom and Mandy as the farmers “who changed my eating life.” This post is must reading for anyone unaware of the wide range of products the Arrowsmiths bring to the table every week from Jersey cow farm in Peach Bottom PA.


For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws All Breed Dog Rescue

Martini

ADORABLE ADOPTABLE MARTINI

4 PAWS NEW JERSEY.

The wonderful people of 4 PAWS NEW JERSEY will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introducing you to adoption possibilities. 4 PAWS is an all-breed dog rescue committed to matching dogs in need with caring, devoted families. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Martini, a white female terrier/pitbull mix the website refers to as “he.” Solve that mystery and others at the Dog Tent this week.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 18

Rossi Sullivan

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. Give him a microphone and a chair. John will bring his Martin guitar and his good humor and charm the crowd with familiar tunes to brighten everyone’s mood.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Matinee Relics.  Small accordion, big guitar. Regina Baker and Kevin Sullivan are “two separate people who share one affection for old jazz music, standards, beautifully-written-but-decades-forgotten songs, and Manouche-style swing.”


For the Art Lovers
Fred Chase Woodcraft

CarvedCup

CARVED CUP FROM MONIQUE PLATT DUTILL DAUGHTERS

FEATURED ARTIST. Monique Platt duTill and Daughters Pottery. Handmade ceramics for the home and garden. This carved cup is an example of the unique spin the daughters put on their indoor and outdoor ceramics. Cups that are beautiful and a delight to hold. Planters for the windowsill or porch. Herb markers that bring a touch of unexpected color to the garden. See them all in the Featured Artist Space this week. Or click here to see a panorama of a recent booth setup featuring the full line of products.


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Bring your own small bills for SAT AUG 18, please. David will be away.

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

 

Collingswood SAT AUG 11

More seasonally transitional weather.

Seems this summer there’s always a thunderstorm SOMEWHERE. The early forecast calls for Scattered Thunderstorms. We’re calling this week a Cat/Cow. Expect temps in the 70s and clouds, with likely showers somewhere in South Jersey. (Last week’s forecast was MUCH more dire, but the rain was a brief disruption.)

Transitional Weather


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather AUG 11


Siteplan for SAT AUG 11

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE.
This third version of the Site Map may not be the last, but it’s the latest.

  • Hurley’s Landscaping can’t be with us this week, so we’ve turned over their space to Weckerly’s Ice Cream and two non-food participants.
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb. We’re delighted to announce the late addition of a brand new vendor who can provide any cut of lamb your heart desires with enough notice. This week, and next, Lake District Englishman Roger Byrom (now a resident of Stockton NJ) will bring what he already has in stock and take his place in the “Meat Market” at the east end of the Market.

ANNUAL ANIMAL ADOPTATHON: This week, the color coding identifies the section at the top of the Market as the space set aside for the annual gathering of animal shelters and rescues known as the Adopt-a-thon!

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, pasture-raised lamb, and bison.

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Lamb Ice Cream Site Plan AUG 11


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 11

Collingswood Food Businesses. We split up the Collingswood Section this week to accommodate the Adoptathon, but you’ll still find four fine Collingswood food businesses in the site plan.

Citrus

CITRUS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE (BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT)

CONSTELLATION COLLECTIVE, displaced this week by the Adoptathon, has taken the opportunity to go on a well-deserved vacation. Find them in their usual location on SAT AUG 18.

REVOLUTION ROASTERS!  Find your favorite roasts by the bag, by the growler, or by the cup, in the middle of the Market for one week only. Find them in their usual location on SAT AUG 18.

Amber Grain Bakery keeps bringing new fresh products to the table every week. Stop by to see the latest goodies from this very popular German-style bakery.

Villa Barone. Giovanni (John) Barone will stand in for his father Guido this week, selling sauces, perhaps cheeses, and other Italian favorites from this popular Collingswood restaurant.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 11

Catch them while they’re here!

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DAVID AND SHELBY SHOPPING FOR TREATS

  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. Rosemary peach preserves / Chile honey ricotta / Peach apple sauce / Blackberry vinegar / Tomato gazpacho/ Arugula smoked mozzarella pesto/ and so much more!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT AUG 11, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy Irvin teaches yoga to children and writes about it in her beautifully-illustrated books. But that’s not why she’s at the Market. Taste her fresh and flavorful pindjur, a dip-spread-condiment made from Jersey fresh roasted eggplant and peppers.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
Peach Pie Contest 2018

Peach Pies 2018

SOME OF THIS YEAR’S PEACH PIES

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Peach Pie Contest 2018. Two things we’ve come to count on in recent years: every summer, wonderful bakers will contribute fabulous pies to the annual Peach Pie Baking Contest, and every summer, Denine Gorniak will chronicle the event with beautiful photographs and details about not just the pies, but also their intrepid creators. Happily, our expectations have been met again this year. Denine took photos of every pie and every winning contestant, sampled all the peachy goodness, and compiled the results at her blog post. Follow the link to see all the winners and learn a bit about the bakers who brought their A game to the FOFM (Friends of the Farmers’ Market) table last week.

Lisa Grant
Skillet Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

PEPPERS AT THE SPRINGDALE FARMS TABLE

Lisa Grant (JerseyGirlCooks). Skillet Stuffed Peppers. Not all the ingredients came from the Market, but the peppers did. Lisa found her sweet bell peppers at the Springdale Farms table and filled them with a ground turkey and brown rice stuffing. These can be done in a skillet to avoid turning on the oven and heating the kitchen in the summer swelter. Follow the link to Lisa’s blog for the details and cooking instructions. And check in later to see what she does with the colorful Formisano Farms peppers she’s planning to use next.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Crabless Crab Cakes

Crabless Cakes

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM CAKES

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Crab Cakes without the Crab. Susan never fails to surprise us with her Market finds. This week she’s found a way to produce a favorite seafood dish from the Lion’s Mane mushrooms at Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, but without any seafood. Along the way, she found a use for eggs from Savoie Organic, and some Mac ‘n’ Cheese from Hillacres Pride. Follow the link to her blog to learn the secret of crabless crab cakes.

Stef Perna
Scallion Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

SCALLION DUTCH BABY

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Scallion Dutch Baby. Nobody photographs food like our Official Market Blogger Stef Perna. Dieters should avoid her blog because her photos actually add calories. But lovers of food and cooking who want to discover something new, like this week’s “Dutch Baby” recipes, need to click through directly. Dutch babies aren’t quite pancakes because they bake in the oven, but neither are they cakes, or omelets. Stef used Flaim Farms scallions, Springdale Farms potted chives and Wm. Schober & Sons blueberries for her sweet and savory babies.


For the Animal Lovers
Adopt-a-thon 2018

Email Blast 2018

10 SHELTERS AND RESCUES

Adopt-a-thon

Every week we host a local animal welfare agency to staff the Dog Tent: a rescue, a shelter, a veterinary hospital or an animal foster agency.

This week, SAT AUG 11, we’re hosting not one but 10 Animal Rescues or Shelters at our annual Animal Adoptathon.

Several love connections have been made at previous Adoptathons that have led to permanent “forever placements” for our shoppers.

Come by Saturday to meet some very compassionate people and some beautiful animals in need of your affection.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 11

Rossi Sengin

JOHN ROSSI / MARC SENGIN

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin.  Mark is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he’ll sound like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary (or a dozen other acts from the 60s and 70s). Bring a tambourine and play along.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. John Rossi. Give him a microphone and a chair. John will bring his Martin guitar and his good humor and charm the crowd with familiar tunes to brighten everyone’s mood.


For the Art Lovers
Fred Chase Woodcraft

Bowl

FEATURED ARTIST. Fred Chase (Wooden Bowls and Vessels). Fred won’t say it, so we’ll say it for him. The phrase “wood bowls and vessels” doesn’t begin to describe the beauty and artistry of these magnificent pieces of practical art. You may think you have no use for a bowl, but Fred’s work uncovers the ineluctable and presents hand-shaped nature at its organic best.

 


 

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

 

Collingswood SAT AUG 04

 

There will be thunder.

We’ve seen this one before. Overnight rain washes the chalk away from the Market spaces and makes for a wet setup. Scattered thunderstorms make the early hours a little dodgy, but miss us for the most part. We’ll see some umbrellas at the tables.

Wet Cows


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather AUG 04


Siteplan for SAT AUG 04

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, pasture-raised lamb, and bison. 

SiteMap SAT AUG 04


Collingswood Foods SAT AUG 04

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Guido's Zeppolis

TASTY ZEPPOLIS FROM VILLA BARONE

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery keeps bringing new fresh products to the table every week. Stop by to see the latest goodies from this very popular German-style bakery.

Villa Barone. We missed Guido last week, but expect him to return with pasta sauces, oils, olives, and his own tasty zeppolis from this very popular Collingswood restaurant.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT AUG 04

Catch them while they’re here!

greens

  • 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 blueberries are plentiful in the Market, expect to see peaches and blueberry cheese spreads at Cheese, Etc.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — We’ve been missing these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens) for two weeks now. The boys are back this Saturday with baggies full of nature’s most flavorful wonders!
  • 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 Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — This is sad news. Joe and Ryan are locked in an unsuccessful effort to come to terms with their landlord and may not be returning to the Market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Lisa Grant
Farmers’ Market Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

LISA GRANT’S FARMERS’ MARKET TOMATO SALAD

Lisa Grant (JerseyGirlCooks). Farmers’ Market Tomato Salad. Our newest blogger picked up a supply of heirloom tomato beauties at Savoie Organic Farm and matched them with corn from Eckert’s Corn to create “the ultimate tomato salad” with fresh mozzarella cheese, avocados and basil, all of which she was able to find at her new favorite Farmers’ Market. The corn can be cooked or raw, and the basil can be purple or green. Go to Lisa’s blog for a complete ingredients list, dressing suggestions, and preparation instructions.

Stef Perna
Shishitos and Squash Blossoms

Shishito Blossom

SHISHITOS AND SQUASH BLOSSOMS

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Small Bites. We’ve all had those conversations at the Market—with farmers or with other shoppers—that led to culinary discovery. Stef had such a conversation at the Flaim Farms table, and this week’s blog post is your “lucky find.” Click through to Stef’s blog to see step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs for these elegant snacks: charred shishito peppers and ricotta stuffed, beer-battered squash blossoms, both from Flaim Farms.

Sarah Licata
Fluffy Scratch Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

FLUFFY SCRATCH BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes. Sarah bought 8 pints of “the season’s best berries so far” from AT Buzby Farms and starting using them immediately. Last week she shared her peach and blueberry crisp recipe. This week it’s pancakes that feature berries inside and outside the pancakes, with a hint of lemon. Want to make perfect, clean, fluffy pancakes from dry ingredients that are as easy as Bisquick? Follow the link to Sarah’s blog for the recipe, mouth-watering photos, and “construction instructions.”

Susan Mauer Lynch
Amish Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding

AMISH CORN PUDDING

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Corn Pudding. Wonderful what can be done with milk, eggs, Jersey Fresh sweet corn, some scallions, and the help of an eager four-year-old. Susan bought her corn and scallions from Muth Organic Farm but both are available from several vendors at the Market this week. The four-year-old is Susan’s grandchild, not available for lending. Find your own child and follow the link to Susan’s blog for the rest of the ingredients and preparation notes.


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4ward

Sharon and Lucy

SHARON WITH HER FOREVER DOG LUCY

IN THE DOG TENT

Paw It 4ward

The wonderful people of Paw it 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed 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. They raise funds to help rescues offset the exorbitant costs of medical care. They’re also an official rescue agency for bully breeds.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT AUG 04

TurnpikeTrioNova

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers. New to the Market last season, this good-time band blends expert musicianship and an appreciation for bluegrass traditions. Their first appearance this year was a big hit. Don’t miss them this Saturday.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by virtuosos on guitar and bass. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio


For the Art Lovers
Aimee Eckert Relics Revisited

Jewelry

AIMEE ECKERT’S RELICS REVISITED

FEATURED ARTIST. Aimee Eckert (Relics Revisited). Aimee uses castoffs others think of as valueless and turns them into unique wearable art. But let her say it herself: “My jewelry collection is constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing and various found and reclaimed odds and ends. I take the original found item and alter it to give it a new life.  My collection is a careful mix of collage art and metalwork using a variety of ideas that make each piece one of a kind.” What she said. Come see for yourself at the Featured Artist space in the middle of the Market this week.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/angularart


Our Nonprofit Guests

Green Team

Every week we host one or more IRS-registered nonprofit organizations, first from Collingswood, then from nearby towns. Send an email to the Market Director to request a date for your nonprofit.

Guests for SAT AUG 04

Main Street Realty. The Market wouldn’t be the thriving cultural activity it is without the support of our Market sponsors. This week we’re honored to host Main Street Realty in the Sponsor space.

$15 Minimum Wage for NJ. We don’t take positions on social issues, but we do make space available for local nonprofits to share their views. This week, the South Jersey chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will entertain conversations about the minimum wage.

Collingswood Green Team. If tree planting, habitat certification, bike sharing, or community gardens are important to you, you’ll want to meet—perhaps join—the dedicated members of the Collingswood Green Team.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 28

Weather? Summery.

Weather for Saturday starts cool and humid, ends warm and dry. Light breezes, no rain. So, in summary, it’ll be summery. Bringa buncha stuff.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 28


Siteplan for SAT JUL 28

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, pasture-raised lamb, and bison. 

 

Revised Site SAT JUL 28


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 28

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Guido's Zeppolis

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Denine Gorniak provides a rich profile of Stephen and Franzi Kremer’s Amber Grain Bakery in her blog post this week. Stop by to see the lastest offerings from this very popular German-style bakery.

Villa Barone. Last week we saw some beautiful pizzas on the table alongside this local restaurant’s usual offerings of pasta sauces, oils, olives, and Guido Barone’s tasty zeppolis.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado or a lemon.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 28

Catch them while they’re here!

Neils Sharpening cropped

  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    — Neil says, “We will be at the Market this Saturday ready to put a new edge on all the knives, scissor and garden tools!  We can even sharpen Chains from a chainsaw.  Please bring chain only, NOT the saw.”
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — This is sad news. Joe and Ryan are locked in an unsuccessful effort to come to terms with their landlord and may not be returning to the Market.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —All sorts of novelty from the Green Aisle team this week. New: Garlic and Dill Pickles / Strawberry Basil Preserves / Blueberry-Infused Vinegar / Peach Plum Chai Shrubs / Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, and more!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUL 28, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than Woof and Whiskers provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
Bread of Life

Bread of Life

AMBER GRAIN’S ONION POTATO BREAD  /  PINDJUR FROM OUR SOULS SHINE

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). Bread of Life. Stephen and Franziska (Franzi) Kramer, opened their German-style Amber Grain Bakery last year, and are well-known for their wildly popular stand at the Market. Denine has interviewed and photographed them producing bagels and bialys; burnished brioche and challahs; bee sting cakes and rugelachs; hearty German pretzels and thin crust pizzas and so much more. Her photo at left pairs an Amber Grain loaf with pindjur from Our Souls Shine. Read the whole story at Denine’s blog and get a peek inside the bakery.

Stef Perna
Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves

40 Cloves Garlic

INCHELIUM RED SOFTNECK GARLIC FROM SAVOIE ORGANIC FARM

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves. Stef says, “My favorite things about summer are glowing fireflies and Savoie Organic Farm garlic.” For this blog post, she picked up seven bulbs of Savoie’s Inchelium Red softneck garlic to yield the forty cloves of garlic for this famous chicken recipe. The cloves become mild and buttery after braising with thyme and champagne. Click through to Stef’s blog to see step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs for this straightforward one-pot recipe.

Sarah Licata
Peach and Blueberry Crisp

Peach Blueberry Crisp

PEACH AND BLUEBERRY CRISP

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Peach and Blueberry Crisp. Two summer farmers market favorites get to shine together in this peach and blueberry crisp with a crunchy pecan and oatmeal topping. Sarah says, “I got blueberries from AT Buzby Farms and peaches from Wm Schober Sons. The fruit was so perfectly ripe that I could smell peaches, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries wafting through the market at every turn.” Follow the link to Sarah’s blog to make this delicious treat for yourself . . . after you get your own fruit from the Market.

Tasty Temptations
Rustic Tomato Tart

Rustic Tomato Tart

RUSTIC TOMATO TART

Tasty Temptations. Rustic Tomato Tart. Our anonymous Market wanderer and advocate uses cookbooks to guide her shopping. This summer, she’s exploring recipes from Susie Middleton’s book, Fresh from the Farm. Follow the link to her facebook post where she presents her Rustic Tomato Tart. Tasty used tomatoes from Fruitwood Farms and a little honey from Springdale Farm to prepare this sweet and savory dish. She says, “It’s almost like a tomato jam. Then that is paired with the salty, nutty of Parmigiano-Reggiano and a flaky crust.” Follow the link to Tasty’s post to see the rest.


For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue

Bully Breeds

ADOPT A BULLY BREED FROM LILO’S PROMISE

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed 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.

Lilo’s Promise is always in need of Bully-Tough Toys to keep their special friends occupied. Bring one to donate, or click through to their Amazon Wish List.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 28

Dave Kelly Brooke DiCaro

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Returning this week is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana and Leadbelly to the Mister Softee theme.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Brooke DiCaro. Rich vocals. Soulful renditions. Fearless compositions. And she plays piano. Come welcome Brooke for her first appearance of the 2018 season.


For the Art Lovers
Michelle Cole Designs

Photo Jewelry

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY JEWELRY

FEATURED ARTIST. Michele Cole Designs. Michele Cole is an artist who works with historic process photography and non-ferrous metals to create unique pieces of jewelry. Inspired by her love of the outdoors and the natural world, Michele’s subjects represent a mixture of the earth, the sky, the sea and the freedom to be. Her silver images are created on hand coated metal (aka tintypes), photographed through a vintage lens mounted on a vintage camera, processed in her darkroom, varnished (to protect the silver), then mounted into earrings and pendants.

www.michelecole.com


Our Nonprofit Guests

Friendship Force2

Every week we host one or more IRS-registered nonprofit organizations, first from Collingswood, then from nearby towns. Spaces are free for the asking.

Guests for SAT JUL 28:

Friendship Force. Founded by Jimmy Carter, the group arranges for group members to travel to one another’s homes throughout the world.

Newton Monthly Meeting (Quaker). A local group of Friends who gather for worshipful community.

Rutgers Master Gardeners. Tips from experts about what to plant and how to rescue your failing efforts.

Oaklyn Police PBA Local 257. Apparel sale to raise money for various organizations in Collingswood, Oaklyn, Haddon Twp., and Merchantville.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 21

Weather? Peachy.

Our bold prediction is that clouds will increase throughout the morning as humidity decreases and breezes pick up. Rain will hold off until after breakdown. All in all an excellent day for selling Jersey Fresh.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 14


Siteplan for SAT JUL 21

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 

 

Sitemap JUL 21


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 21

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

pizza

PIZZA IS A POSSIBILITY

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery. For a video scan of the amazing array of goods you would have seen on the Amber Grain Bakery table last week, follow this link. The variety gets better every week, so don’t miss the table on SAT JUL 21.

Villa Barone. Last week we saw some beautiful pizzas on the table alongside this local restaurant’s usual offerings of pasta sauces, oils, olives, and tasty zeppolis.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 21

Catch them while they’re here!

Visit Our Bakery

ERIN WALDRON, LA POOCH PATISSERIE

  • La Pooch Patisserie
    — Erin Waldron has been staffing the walk-up window at her pet biscuit bakery on the White Horse Pike this season, but this we­­­ek (and a few others) she’ll be back in her “usual spot” in the middle of the Market. Be sure to stop by with your dogs and get reacquainted.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUL 21, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goat milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Gina and Ken Horlacher have doubled down on their commitment to using local produce in their cheese spreads this season. Last week they were at the Market stocking up on Jersey blueberries for some special spreads you’ll find at their table on SAT JUL 21.
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —For a profile of Charlie’s Crepes by Official Market Blogger Sarah Licata (SaltJar), follow this link. Charlie’s menu changes every week to include seasonal ingredients from our own Market vendors.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Two weeks ago, they debuted a new juice featuring watermelon and other local produce. Stop by to see what they do next.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — The Jersey Fresh berry season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early to get your organic blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)! For a virtual tasting session, follow this link to the video provided by “Eat Your Way to Wellness.”

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch and Denine Gorniak
Cucumbers, Cucumbers, Cucumbers

Cucumber Fennel Salad

DENINE GORNIAK’S CUCUMBER FENNEL SALAD

Cucumbers Cucumbers Cucumbers. It seems every vendor at the Market has them this month, so it’s no coincidence that two of our Official Market Bloggers are sharing simple and delicious cuke prep instructions at their blogs this week. Follow this link to see how Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) prepares her Gurkensalat (creamy German cucumber salad) with sour cream and English cucumbers she bought from Muth Family Organic. Then, follow this link to learn from Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) how to make several simple summer salads, including a tasty cucumber fennel salad with a light vinaigrette.

Stef Perna
Corn Crema

Corn Crema

STEF PERNA’S CORN CREMA

Stef Perna (treatbelly). In last week’s post featuring dino kale salad, Stef teased us with a suggestion for making corn crema for all that wonderful sweet Jersey corn we’ve been buying at the Market this month. This week she makes good on that promise with specific instructions on turning all those gorgeous kernels into a cheesy pasta dish. She bought her corn, yellow onions, and scallions from the Flaim Farms table. Follow this link to Stef’s blog for the full story and her always beautiful photographs.

Susan Mauer Lynch
Beef Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

BEEF STUFFED PEPPERS

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Susan has managed to produce a recipe that makes good use of the tomatoes and peppers that are plentiful at the Market without heating up the kitchen—AND that gives her time to read a big book while the slow cooker does the work. She bought onions from AT Buzby; white and purple peppers at Muth Family Organic; ground beef, cheese, and butter from Hillacres Pride, and mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms.


For the Animal Lovers
Voorhees Animal Orphanage

Remi

ADOPTABLE REMI LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME

IN THE DOG TENT

The wonderful people of the Voorhees Animal Orphanage will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. We don’t know who they’ll bring, but we’d like to meet Remi, a young happy pitbull mix, 2-3 years old, a silly, playful dog who loves everyone and thrives on attention.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 21

Rossi Caruso 2018

JOHN ROSSI / SAM CARUSO

TWO GOOD GUYS. TWO GUITARS. TWO STAGES.
TWO BEARDS. TWO BASEBALL CAPS.

They claim they’re not related, but it feels like family whenever they play the Market.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. John Rossi. He seems to be at every Farmers’ Market in the area, but he sounds best here.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and “sing-along” songs make every appearance by local favorite Sam Caruso an event worth catching.


For the Art Lovers
222 Designs

Earrings

MARIA CARTWRIGHT’S 222 DESIGNS

222 Designs. Jewelry. Maria Cartwright creates torch-fired copper enameled jewelry. Each colorful and unique item is created individually and then hand fired with a torch. In their gradations from one rich color to another, these striking pieces of the jeweler’s art mimic nature. Preview her work at her facebook page or on etsy.

www.facebook.com/222creations

https://www.etsy.com/shop/222Creations?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Featured Legacy Farm Product
Flaim Farms Shishito Peppers

Shishito

SHISHITO PEPPERS BEFORE AND AFTER “BLISTERING”

FLAIM FARMS. Kevin Flaim of Flaim Farms provided me a hatful of these trendy Shishito peppers and the preparation instructions: blister them in hot olive oil and sprinkle with salt; leave in a bowl on the counter and watch them disappear. Most of them are sweet, but one or two in every ten brings a bit of unexpected heat; hence their nickname: stealth peppers.


New Vendor, New Product
Our Souls Shine Pinture

Pinjure

PINTURE, VERA’S LEMONADE, PINTURE IN THE JAR

OUR SOULS SHINE. Cindy Irvin is not exactly new to the Market, but she’s making her return this week with an entirely new product. We tried a test version a couple weeks ago, and we’ve been eagerly waiting for another jar ever since. Cindy roasted peppers from Muth Family Organic and eggplant from Flaim Farms for this beautiful Jersey Fresh concoction she calls Pinjure. We just call it delicious. Her zucchini bread is made with Muth zucchini, and she’ll also have her famous books; perhaps even some fresh-squeezed lemonade.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 14

Summer Perfection

This one looks too easy to call. Sunny all the way to noon. Temps start in the 70s and climbs to the mid 80s. Humidity gets lower throughout the Market hours. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh.

CowsInSun


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 14


Siteplan for SAT JUL 14

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 


SitePlan JUL 14


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 14

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Scrumptious

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

For a video scan of the amazing array of goods you would have seen on the Amber Grain Bakery table last week, follow this link. The variety gets better every week, so don’t miss the table on SAT JUL 14.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, tasty zeppolis, and sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 14

Catch them while they’re here!

Laundry Soap

ALL NATURAL LAUNDRY SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE

  • 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!
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —For a profile of Charlie’s Crepes by Official Market Blogger Sarah Licata (SaltJar), follow this link. Charlie’s menu changes every week to include seasonal ingredients from our own Market vendors.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Last week they debuted a new juice featuring watermelon. See what they do next.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — The Jersey Fresh berry season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early to get your organic blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than W and W provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —This company doesn’t just talk about local, they prove it every week. This week they’ll feature a new black raspberry flavor featuring 100 quarts of this unique fruit they hauled back over the Appalachians to their shop in Philly.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!

Salsa Contest Recap

2018 Salsa Contest

DENINE GORNIAK’S PHOTOS FROM THE 3RD ANNUAL SALSA CONTEST

Contest Photos and Results. We are truly blessed to have a salsa-and/or-pie judge who is also a photographer, food writer, and expert chronicler of our contest events.  Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) tasted all the salsas in our 3rd Annual Salsa Making Contest, took judicious notes, photographed the salsas and the contest winners, and posted the results of all that effort HERE. Our contestants made good use of Jersey Fresh produce in their award-winning entries, not just red and green tomatoes, but also jalapenos, blueberries, and early peaches. At the link, you’ll find descriptions of the winning salsas, photos of the winning chefs, and tips from Denine about practicing your own salsa skills in preparation for next year’s contest.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Romanesco and Mexican Zucchini

Romanescu

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Ever wondered what to do with that vegetable that looks like calculus? It’s an ancient broccoli/cauliflower crossover called Romanesco, and our intrepid food experimenter Susan Mauer Lynch will tell you how to prepare it, and also gray zucchini, if you’re ready to take a risk. She got both last week at the Springdale Farms table. For good measure, you can follow this other link to a blueberry crumb bar recipe provided by Susan’s daughter Liz. Blueberries are plentiful at the Market right now, available at no fewer eight vendors’ tables.

Stef Perna
Kale and Crispy Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Kale

STEF PERNA’S KALE SALAD WITH CRISP CHICKPEAS

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Stef says she’s keeping it simple, so we’re surprised to see how gorgeous and elegant these dishes turned out. She paired dino kale from Flaim Farms and garlic from Savoie Organic Farm to dress her kale salad enhanced with chickpeas coated with smoked paprika. In the same post, you’ll find help for making a corn crema for pasta that featured sweet Jersey corn, yellow onions, and scallions, all from the Flaim Farms table. We can’t show everything here, so get yourself to Stef’s blog for the rest.

Sarah Licata
Grilled Beet Salad

Beet Salad

SARAH LICATA’S GRILLED BEET SALAD

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sarah found beautiful beets at Formisano Farms table along with some scallions and zucchini, and, not knowing what to do with them, adapted a recipe for an appetizer she had previously enjoyed that enhanced beets with other flavors. She grilled the beets over indirect heat (instead of heating the oven and thereby the kitchen), added grapefruit sections and goat cheese, some pistachios, a bit of basil, and found religion. Follow the steps yourself at Sarah’s blog.


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Erica

ADOPTABLE POINTER MIX ERICA

IN THE DOG TENT
The Animal Adoption Center

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Erica, an energetic 2-year-old pointer mix who would make a great jogging or hiking partner and would be good with children over 6 years old.

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 14

TrioNovaHackbeats

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo.
Pete Devine and Michael Vogelmann are the duo that makes enough music to call itself a trio. We do wonder if there was ever a Quartet Nova Trio. Either way, you’ll love the smooth jazz favorites and tuneful interpretations of pop classics.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. The Unstoppable Hackbeats. Full-time journalist and weekend ska master Matt Skoufalos heads up this popular rock outfit whose exact makeup is changeable but whose talent and enthusiasm are, well, shall we say unstoppable.


For the Art Lovers

Earring Cards

SILVER SPIRIT EARRINGS ON ABSTRACT ART CARD

Silver Spirit Design. Sterling Silver Earrings. Noah and Marlene Rosen are the sole designers of these handmade custom-designed .925 Sterling Silver Earrings. Each piece is unique and one of a kind, some with semi-precious stones, and some with only hand cut Sterling Silver. Each purchase includes signed Original Acrylic Abstract Art as earring cards, making for a “perfect mix” to treat yourself or as a gift. See for yourself in Space 24.

http://www.silverspiritdesign.com 


Market Partners

Refugees

INTERNATIONAL REFUGEES AT A SAY IT WITH CLAY EVENT

Several Collingswood businesses and loyal Market partners will participate in our weekly celebration of all things good and local.

Market Sponsor LOURDES WELLNESS will be back to conduct their monthly BUY 2 GIVE 1 food drive to benefit our food-vulnerable neighbors.

Collingswood BID members OCCASIONETTE and KRISTIN DE EUGENIO will set up in the Collingswood section to introduce their businesses to all who attend.

LOURDES WHOLISTIC INSTITUTE with student massage therapists to provide their popular chair massages.

And Collingswood’s most acclaimed art therapy nonprofit SAY IT WITH CLAY will give kids a chance to get their fingers busy making something out of nothing.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUL 07

It’s Gonna Feel Chilly.

Starts in the 60s, ends in the 70s. After a week of 90-plus, a Saturday of sunny skies and cool temperatures is just what we all need to get into a veggie-buying mood.

CowsInSun


Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUL 07


Siteplan for SAT JUL 07

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 


SITEMAP JUL 07


Collingswood Foods SAT JUL 07

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Scrumptious

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

For a video scan of the amazing array of goods you would have seen on the Amber Grain Bakery table last week, follow this link. The variety gets better every week, so don’t miss the table on SAT JUL 07.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, tasty zeppolis, and sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUL 07

Catch them while they’re here!

Crepe

CHARLIE’S CREPES (PHOTO BY SARAH LICATA)

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —For a profile of Charlie’s Crepes by Official Market Blogger Sarah Licata (SaltJar), follow this link. Charlie’s menu changes every week to include seasonal ingredients from our own Market vendors.
  • Cheese Etc
    — Gina is forever working to incorporate more local ingredients in her cheese spreads. Expect new berry varieties this week.
  • 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.
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Ask for a sample and see why they’re gaining more fans every time they attend.
  • Blueberry Fields Artisan Soaps
    —One of just a few times this season you can choose your favorite of Carol Steinhauser’s handmade soaps.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — Their season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early before their berries of many varieties sell out.
  • Woof and Whiskers Pet Biscuits
    — You couldn’t ask for a more wholesome recipe than W and W provides in these tasty treats. Bring your pet to the table for a sample.

Official Market Bloggers

Tasty Temptations
Market Finds Week 08

Week 8 Market Finds

Tasty Temptations. Our anonymous Official Market Blogger shopped the Market on that cool gray SAT JUN 23, also known as Week 8. She bought chicken, bacon, and eggs from Naturesown Farm and bratwurst to use for jambalaya. Then some beautiful zucchini from Fruitwood, and green beans from Springdale for Mom’s Veggie Pot. Of course, she sampled several items from the Savoie Organic Farm, and a Buttermilk Cinnamon Muffin from Constellation Collective that never made it home. Check out the Tasty Temptations post at this link. https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/posts/2238633286152312

Collards

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Susan put together a beautiful Market meal that features collard greens and spring onion she purchased from Muth Organic Farm. In her post, she shares the technique for getting collards to the table in 35 minutes (they don’t have to take all day!). Also featured on the plate are pork ribs from Hillacres Pride; sweet corn and tomatoes from AT Buzby; Muth’s yellow zucchini; and cole slaw made from Muth Organic Farm’s cabbage. Check out the mouth-watering photos at Susan’s blog.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/quick-collard-greens/

Jambalaya

Tasty Temptations. As promised elsewhere, our anonymous Market wanderer and advocate produced one of Mister Tasty’s favorite meals from bratwurst provided by Scott Rowe of Naturesown Farm. She followed a favorite recipe from @landolakesktchn cookbook, substituting the bratwurst for the store-bought kielbasa she usually uses. For photos, follow the link to TT’s facebook post. To sample the dish after the flavors have had time to meld, you’ll have to wrangle an invitation to the Tasty home.

https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/posts/2246068458742128


For the Animal Lovers
NJ Aid for Animals

Dining Stars

IN THE DOG TENT
New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA).

Come pick up your Official Market Leash this Saturday at the Dog Tent in the middle of the Market. It’s good for the whole season. In fact, it’s good for as long as we have an Official Market Leash program!

This week, the year-round sponsors of the Dog Tent, the good people of NJ Aid for Animals will be staffing the tent, explaining the Dog Behavior Guidelines, and handling the leashes.

NJ Aid for Animals was established in 2005 and has been saving animals particularly from Camden for thirteen years. All volunteers with no government funding, NJAFA relies strictly on the generosity of the public. Follow this link to their fabulous “Evening Under the Stars” fundraiser coming up in September.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUL 07

TurnpikeDaveKelly

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers. New to the Market last season, this good-time band blends expert musicianship and an appreciation for bluegrass traditions.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Returning this week for a repeat engagement is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana and Leadbelly to the Mister Softee theme.


For the Art Lovers

Tree

KATHERINE CHEETHAM. Art Glass. Katherine Cheetham Glass is best known for multilayered fused glass panels typically depicting trees, flowers and landscapes. She also makes flame-worked pendants and ornaments along with fused ornaments, plates and bowls. Her work is perfect for wedding, office, birthday and holiday gifts. We set her up in a sunny spot so you can see the panels catch the light. See for yourself in Space 24.

www.etsy.com/shop/creativelyobsessed


Confirmed for SAT JUL 07

Corn Truck

ECKERTS CORN TRUCK. We’ve already seen fresh sweet Jersey corn at Springdale Farms, at AT Buzby Farm, at Fruitwood Farm, and at Les Viereck’s table, so surely the Eckert Corn Truck cannot be far behind. Prospects are good that the truck will make its first appearance of the season at the west end of the Market this SAT JUL 07. Fireworks, anyone?


Salsa Contest

Salsa Contest 2018

THIRD ANNUAL SALSA CONTEST. Our salsa contest is all about the Jersey Fresh. Whether you make the classic red salsa with tomatoes, onions and peppers; or the Salsa Verde with tomatillos; or you express your inner Latin chef with a fruit variation; your recipe should reflect the best of what the local growing season has to offer. Pre-registration is required for all entries. Prizes are awarded in “Market Cash” redeemable at any Market vendor.

Here’s the link.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 30

Partly Nothing.

NO AMBIGUITY in this forecast. It’s sunny all the way from setup to breakdown, with temps that start in the 70s and top out at 90. Low humidity too. Perfect outdoor shopping weather.

CowsInSun


 

Official Forecast

Here’s the chart from Weather.com

Weather JUN 30

 


Siteplan for SAT JUN 30

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 


SITEMAP2 SAT JUN 30


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 30

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Scrumptious

REVELATION CAFÉ!

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery brings their now familiar crusty rye and sourdough breads, plus bagels, granola, and cookies. They try new varieties every week, so stop by or fall behind.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, tasty zeppolis, their brick oven bread favorites, and sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce, by special arrangement, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. They are mandated to bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for an avocado to add to Tasty Temptations’ new quesadilla recipe.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 30

Catch them while they’re here!

Neils Sharpening cropped

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Ask for a sample and see why they’re gaining more fans every time they attend.
  • Neil’s Sharpening Service
    — Bring your knives and your rapier wit to spar with Neil. He has a sharp tongue.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    — Their season is short and impactful. Get to the stand early before their berries of many varieties sell out.
  • Cheese Etc
    — Gina is forever working to incorporate more local ingredients in her cheese spreads. Expect new berry varieties this week.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap
    —We host one soap maker each week, compared to 24 farms every season. Some weeks, like SAT JUN 30, we’re lucky to host a farm that makes soap from the goats milk they collect from their own goats. Come out and meet the kids. Buy a soap and take a selfie.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Summer Market Meal

Summer Meal

SUSAN MAUER LYNCH’S SUMMER MARKET MEAL

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). This week Susan purchased ingredients from seven different farms to prepare a meal that highlights the bounty of our Garden State summer Market. Among her finds were the season’s first corn, eggplant, beans and peas, greens, spring cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, and summer squash! Follow the link to her blog to see a meal that includes a salad of oak leaf lettuce, English cucumbers, and colorful grape tomatoes, a melange of summer squash, spring onion, sweet white corn, and tomatoes; and a bison petit tender cut into medallions with fried maitake mushrooms.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/a-taste-of-summer/

Cucumber Feta

DENINE GORNIAK’S CUCUMBER WATERMELON FETA SALAD

Denine Gorniak (TheBicycle-Chef). When temperatures start to routinely reach the 90s, Denine thinks cool thoughts: like, cucumber-cool. There are several in the Market now, from Flaim Farms, Viereck, and Muth Organic. Pick up some mint at Springdale or Formisano, find some feta at Hillacres Pride, and keep an eye out for the first Jersey watermelons, and you can use Denine’s blog post to put together this refreshing and colorful salad in a snap.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2010/07/beat-heat-non-cooking-cucumber-feta-and.html

Quesadilla

TASTY TEMPTATIONS’ CHARD ONION PEPPER JACK QUESADILLA

Tasty Temptations. Our anonymous Market wanderer and advocate uses cookbooks to guide her shopping. This summer, she’s exploring recipes from Susie Middleton’s book, Fresh from the Farm. Follow the link to her facebook post where she presents “Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onions Quesadilla with Pepper Jack Cheese. Tasty says, “It’s a great way to sneak in veggies that your family might not otherwise try.” https://www.facebook.com/JSOcooks/posts/2244384772243830


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Buster

ADOPTABLE BEAGLE MIX BUSTER

IN THE DOG TENT
THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER

The wonderful people of the Animal Adoption Center will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing stories of rescuing needy animals at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Buster, a 10-year-old beagle mix who’s good with grown kids and other dogs and who needs a new home now that his “mother” has passed away.


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 30

TrioNovaDaveKelly

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Trio Nova Duo. Familiar pop classics, plus tunes from many genres and epochs by guitar virtuosos. Smooth, catchy, always tuneful, they’re the duo that makes as much music as a trio.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Playing at the same time but not part of the trio is Market favorite Dave Kelly, coaxing music out of a wide variety of stringed things. Dave’s wide and intriguing repertoire covers everything from Nirvana and Leadbelly to the Mister Softee theme.


For the Art Lovers

Rooster

FEATURED ARTIST. Selena Braunstein. (Creatively Obsessed). Selena says, “My jewelry collection is constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing and various found and reclaimed odds and ends. I take the original found item and alter it to give it a new life.  My collection is a careful mix of collage art and metalwork using a variety of ideas that make each piece one of a kind.” We say, “Every piece tells a story. The story of the rooster is ‘Only One Left!’” See for yourself in Space 24.

www.etsy.com/shop/creativelyobsessed


Confirmed for SAT JUN 30

Berries

BROOKEBERRY FARMS. With their red-and-white berry cart, Brian and Elizabeth Beebe are recognizable fixtures of the Market every spring (but for only 4-5 weeks, during the brief Jersey Fresh berry harvest). By midnight Thursday, we knew not to expect their organic raspberries and blackberries (sometimes even late strawberries) on SAT JUN 23.

Brookeberry will join us on SAT JUN 30.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 23

NO RAIN.

LOOKS LIKE WE DODGED ANOTHER STORM. According to the Weather Channel, the rain will have passed us by 7am.

Weather Update


 

Siteplan for SAT JUN 23

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 

Sitemap SAT JUN 23


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 23

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

Citrus

CITRUS FRUITS FROM SARA’S PRODUCE

REVELATION CAFÉ!

REVELATION CAFÉ! Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Pull up a chair in their seating area and enjoy locally-roasted coffee and breakfast treats from the Garden State Culinary Arts just-named “Rising Star Chef” Valentina Fortuna.

Amber Grain Bakery brings their now familiar crusty rye and sourdough breads, plus bagels, granola, and cookies. They’ll be off SAT JUN 30, so be sure to stock up this ­­­­week on their bread (which freezes beautifully).

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, tasty zeppolis, their brick oven bread favorites, and sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for lemons to make Sarah Licata’s Sugar Snap Pea and Ricotta Salad (see her story in the Market Bloggers section).


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 23

Catch them while they’re here!

Crepe2

  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Back this week after one week off, Inspired Brews brings their fermented tea beverages featuring lots of local herbal and agricultural ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    — They’re a farm! In a house! In Cherry Hill! Come experience the intense flavors of these tiny, nutrient-rich wonders (between sprouts and baby greens)!
  • Green Plate Cold-Pressed Juices
    — They bring more Jersey Fresh juices every week and sell out every time. Ask for a sample and see why they’re gaining more fans every time they attend.
  • Woof and Whiskers
    — Dogs love them and responsible dog owners are thrilled with ingredients and the production techniques. Bring your own “good boy” by for a sample.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
50 Ways to Cook Your Bison

Snap Pea Ricotta

SUGAR SNAP PEA AND RICOTTA SALAD

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Sugar Snap Pea and Ricotta Salad. Sarah picked up her crunchy, sweet, sugar snap peas from Viereck Farms with the specific plan to make this tasty salad. She got her lemons from Sara’s Produce (which brings to the Market only fruit and veggie favorites that cannot be grown in NJ—thereby eliminating the need to go to the grocery to make this salad). You can too! Prep time takes just 15 minutes! Follow the link to Sarah’s blog for step-by-step instructions and scrumptious photos.

http://saltjar.com/sugar-snap-pea-and-ricotta-salad/

Kohlrabi White Beans

KOHLRABI AND WHITE BEAN SALAD

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Kohlrabi with White Beans. Stef shares three ways to enjoy the late spring crop of kohlrabi she picked up from Savoie Organic Farm. Green or purple outside, the inside flesh is white and nutrient dense; the flavor reminds her of cabbage, but also Asian pear, surprisingly crisp and gently sweet when eaten raw. Follow the link to Stef’s blog for recipes using both the flesh and the greens, plus a kohlrabi snack for good measure. http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2018/6/18/kohlrabi


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Beckett

IN THE DOG TENT
4 PAWS NEW JERSEY.

The wonderful people of 4 PAWS NEW JERSEY will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introducing you to adoption possibilities. 4 PAWS is an all-breed dog rescue committed to matching dogs in need with caring, devoted families. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Beckett, a neutered male terrier/American Pit Bull mix, just 13 months old. See if you can resist him


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 16

Monko Valentines

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. There’s no telling whether Kevin Monko will appear solo (unlikely), or whether he’ll invite one or more of the members of Candy Volcano to play along. Either way, it’s his first appearance at ther Market this season, and that’s reason to celebrate. Come on out and entertain him!

 WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. The New Valentines. They delighted us last season when they made their Market debut, and Matt and Genevieve LaPalomento are certain to delight us again with their beautiful harmonies and popular playlist. ‘Cause, once you’re delightful, you don’t stop being delightful.


For the Art Lovers

Collage (002)

FEATURED ARTIST. Carolyn Jones. (Sleepy Cat Jewelry). Carolyn crafts metal and wire jewelry into beautiful items inspired by nature with texture and strong attention to details. She makes jewelry that reflects “the joy and awe I experience observing nature and classic patterns around me. I’m inspired by trees changing with the seasons, the brilliant, varied colors of birds and butterflies, the energy of wind and ocean waves or the comforting curl of a cat’s tail.” See for yourself in Space 24.

www.sleepycatjewelry.com


If Nature Cooperates

Berries

BROOKEBERRY FARMS. With their red-and-white berry cart, Brian and Elizabeth Beebe are recognizable fixtures of the Market every spring (but for only 4-5 weeks, during the brief Jersey Fresh berry harvest). By midnight Thursday, we knew not to expect their organic raspberries and blackberries (sometimes even late strawberries) on SAT JUN 23.

Brookeberry will join us on SAT JUN 30.


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

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 16

Glorious.

VERY POSITIVE FORECAST. Sunny with a Zero Percent chance of precipitation? When’s the last time we’ve had a forecast like that for a Market Saturday morning? Makes me nervous. 🙂

Cows in Sunshine

 


Official forecast for SAT JUN 16

Weather JUN 16

 


Siteplan for SAT JUN 16

Collingswood Food Business Area: The color coding identifies new Market areas. At “the top” of the plan—the west end, on the Collings Avenue side of the Market—we’ve created space for Collingswood food businesses. Amber Grain Bakery has joined Sara’s Produce, Villa Barone Restaurant, and the new Revelation Cafe (a combination effort between Revolution Roasters and The Constellation Collective).

THE MEAT MARKET: At the “other end” of the plan—the east end at Perkins Art Center—we’ve collected farms that raise livestock, including heritage beef and pork, yak and alpacas, chickens for their meat and eggs, and bison. 

Siteplan SAT JUN 16


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 16

Collingswood Section. To emphasize our own community’s food economy, at the west end of the Market, Collingswood food businesses have their own new section to promote their contributions to the Borough’s vibrant food scene.

 

Grilled

AMBER GRAIN CIABATTA, GRILLED BY TASTY TEMPTATIONS

REVELATION CAFÉ!

Local food heroes Revolution Roasters and the Constellation Collective have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (former location of the Treehouse Café). Expect all their familiar favorites, plus seating and tables to make it easy to enjoy their breakfast/brunch treats.

Amber Grain Bakery has taken up a new space here in the Collingswood section. They made their mark last year, creating long lines of faithful customers waiting for exquisite loaf breads, most of them featuring rye flour. Last week we saw cookies and granola, furthering our impression that they’ll be trying something new every week.

Villa Barone features their familiar favorite sauces, oils, and olives, usually ciabatta loaves, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella.

Sara’s Produce by special arrangement with the Market, is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. In fact, that’s their mandate: bring us the “exotics” so our shoppers won’t need to go to the supermarket for bananas and mangoes.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 16

Catch them while they’re here!

Honeysuckle

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    —This company doesn’t just talk about local, they prove it every week. This week they’re using the last of the ephemeral honeysuckle to bring just a few pints of this VERY seasonal favorite. If you know how to reach them, you’ll need to pre-order.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Cocktail aficionados love them for their mixers. Foodies love the innovative take on local produce, pickling, preserving. If you haven’t checked out their table, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar.

 


Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
50 Ways to Cook Your Bison

Bison Patty

BISON PATTY FROM BUCK WILD BISON

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). 50 Ways to Cook your Bison.  “Grab some chili, Millie! Grill a steak Jake! With apologies to Paul Simon, Susan has been counting the many ways she’s used bison since Buck Wild Bison became a regular vendor at the east end of the Market. She’s got recipes and cooking advice for so many methods of serving this low-fat, luscious, low-calorie meat that we stopped counting. Hot dogs and beans, Dean? Make a poutine, Gene? Follow the link to Susan’s blog for more silly lyrics and some terrific photos to inspire your imagination. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/50-ways-to-each-your-bison-well-not-50-but-a-lot/.

Beet Stacks

ROASTED BEET AND SOFT FETA STACKS

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs). Roasted Beet Stacks. What to serve alongside all that bison? Susan has that covered too this week. She roasted a supply of several beet types (get yours from Flaim Farm, Formisano Farm, and Muth Organic Farm) and layered them with soft feta from Hillacres Pride to make these elegant stacks that taste as good as they look. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for basic advice on how to roast beets, plus step-by-step instructions on how to produce the stunning side dish seen in this picture. https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/elegant-beet-stacks/


For the Animal Lovers
Almost Home Animal Shelter

Beau

YELLOW LAB BEAU NEEDS LOVE

IN THE DOG TENT
Almost Home Animal Shelter

The wonderful people of Almost Home will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introducing you to adoption possibilities. In return, they need your help, please. 1. Weekend Adoption Outreach Volunteers. 2. Mini Vans for Animal Control and Medical Transport. 3. KMR kitten formula, Esbilac Puppy formula. 4. Kitten/puppy/small animal feeding bottles, and heating pads. 5. Liquid Laundry Detergent and Bleach. 6. Hand Sanitizer and Dish Soap.

 


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 16

Rossi Caruso 2018

JOHN ROSSI / SAM CARUSO

MUSIC IS “WEATHER PERMITTING.”

TWO GOOD GUYS. TWO GUITARS. TWO STAGES.
TWO BEARDS. TWO BASEBALL CAPS.

They claim they’re not related, but it feels like family whenever they play the Market.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. John Rossi. He seems to be at every Farmers’ Market in the area, but he sounds best here.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam Caruso. Pop classics and “sing-along” songs make every appearance by local favorite Sam Caruso an event worth catching.


For the Art Lovers

Sandpipery

FEATURED ARTIST. Betsy Cook. (National Picnic). National Picnic women’s casual clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Designer Betsy Cook seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces. Market regulars will recognize Betsy from her term as Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market or from her appearances at the Collingswood version of the Clover Market.


For the Big-Hearted

Thanks a Ton

LOURDES WELLNESS / OAKLYN PANTRY. Once again, it’s the Saturday before the 3rd Monday of the month. That means the generous folks of Lourdes Wellness are partnering with the Oaklyn Pantry to provide fresh produce for our food-vulnerable neighbors. Please be generous and grab an extra lettuce or spinach this week to for distribution on Monday while it’s still Jersey Fresh. In the years we’ve been hosting this program, Market patrons have donated well over 3000 pounds of food.


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