Farm Marketeer

Collingswood SAT JUN 22

David Hodges

Collingswood SAT JUN 22

Forecast for SAT JUN 22

Such good weather the cows are dancing.  Click to animate.

Dancing Cows


Official forecast for SAT JUN 22

Weather

I don’t remember EVER seeing Sunny all the way from start to finish. SO GLAD we’re a morning Market that hasn’t had to dodge the evening thunderstorms we’ve seen every day for awhile now.

WATCH OUT FOR THOSE WIND SPEEDS. 14mph by the end of the Market means you’ll need those TENT WEIGHTS toward the end of the day. And be careful during breakdown.


Site Plan for SAT JUN 22JUN 22 Sitemap


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 22

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

Soap Opera

ELEGANT GIFTABLE SOAPS FROM BID MEMBER CYNPLICITY

Revolution Roasters handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space. A new BID member, CYNPLICITY Artisan Soaps, will join us for the first time in the BID section.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 22

New Name

Start a shopping list!

  • Pooch and Pawsome
    —The wonderful human-grade dog biscuits (and the company) have a new name! Welcome back Melanie Moore with her new branding.
  • Evergreen Valley Farms Microgreens
    Although they’re just a small part of what this farm grows, the microgreens they’ve been bringing to the Market are making a big name for themselves.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    We saw that first raspberries in the Market last week. That means it’s time for the familiar red-and-white berry wagon we see for just a few weeks every spring. Line up for your organic raspberries and blackberries.
  • Wild Roots.
    Things your garden might need without knowing it. Tim and Lindsay Ifill of Collingswood are bringing native species to the Market including butterfly and purple milkweeds, coneflowers, blazing star, coral bells, and hairgrass. Honestly, you just need to stop by and put names to these plants.
  • Red Oak Permaculture
    —In addition to bringing compost, and compost worms!, plus sustainability plans and advice, the guys of Red Oak are the go-to place to lay hands on a compost bin or rain barrel. Costs are subsidized by the Borough for Collingswood residents.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
New Recipe to Come!

Crustless Blueberry Pie

CRUSTLESS BLUEBERRY PIE

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Crustless Blueberry Pie!. Don’t worry. The cinnamon, sugar, flour, butter, and eggs that make a crust so wonderful are all still in there: they’re just blended with the blueberries, which are all over the Market this week, at AT Buzby, Muth Family Organic Farm, and Springdale Farms among others. Follow the link to Susan’s blog for the step-by-steps and more drooly photos.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/crustless-blueberry-pie/


Stef Perna (treatbelly)
Cauliflower Almond Pesto

Cauliflower Almond Pesto

CAULIFLOWER ALMOND PESTO

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Cauliflower Almond Pesto.

Nutty buttery cauliflower is abundant at the Market right now and so are the many ways of bringing it to the table. Stef Perna got hers at Muth Family Organic Farms and paired it with almonds to create a pesto you can finish with capers, sundried tomatoes, or garlic scapes from Savoie Organic (they have plenty!) and use to grace your favorite pasta hot or cold.

http://www.treatbelly.com/treatbelly/2019/6/16/cauliflower-amp-almond-pesto


For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws Animal Rescue NJ

Miles2

IN THE DOG TENT

4 Paws Dog Rescue NJ.

The wonderful people of 4 Paws Dog Rescue NJ will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Miles and see him put on his “Am I Not Adorable” face. He’s a big boy, 2-and-a-half years old, a mix of Great Pyrenees, Terrier, and American Staffordshire. Think you can resist him? Come and see.

Link to 4Paws


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 22

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

Sengin Duo Nova.

TRIO NOVA DUO under the Music Tent / MARC SENGIN on the West Stage. You can’t go wrong for music this week at the Market. Marc Sengin sings your sing-along favorites from the 60s and 70s (mostly), and the Duo that sounds like a Trio brings the nova to the bossa. Music on both stages starts at 9am. Grab a treat, take a seat.


For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 22

Tintype Logo

FEATURED ARTIST. Michele Cole Designz.

Tintype and Mixed Metal Jewelry. Michele is content to let her work speak for itself, so we will too. Tintype and mixed metal jewelry. Need a quick refresher on how tintypes are made? You know where to go. Art Space, Number 24, middle of the Market.

http://www.mcoledesignz.com/


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Mount Holly THU JUN 20

2nd Market of the 2019 Season

THU JUN 20

Chance of Showers

It’s been thunderstorming all night Wednesday going into Thursday, June 20. And the forecast is for more weather right through the day. Is it too much to hope we’ll be as lucky as we were last week? Maybe. But, just so there’s no misunderstanding, let’s review our Weather Plan.

Rain or Shine Text Footer

Last week, rain was forecast for most of the Market hours, but miraculously we managed fair weather for the entire four hours from 3-7pm despite a deluge in the morning and another on the way home that night.

WE DON’T CANCEL FOR FORECASTS.

That said, the decision on whether to attend any Market is always yours. You know your own comfort level. You’re in charge of your own safety. If the threat of thunderstorms frightens you, by all means be your own judge of what’s in store.

I will be on the site from at least 1pm until 3pm to assist farms and any other vendors who come to sell. We will have live music if Marybeth Johns is game. If the rain stops, or is light, and shoppers come to buy from farmers, we’ll stay open. One way or the other, I’ll be there to the end to help out.


Changes to the Site Plan

FOR THU JUN 20, I’ve made just a few changes to facilitate easier egress for our big trucks at the end of the Market day. Specca and Nature’s Own will anchor the “top” of the plan with a straight shot to the exit. I’ve relocated small-tent vendors to the west side of the plan where they can take their time breaking down without being in anybody’s exit lane.

The Fabulous Fig joined us last week and will return when her prior commitments are met, but for this week, she was previously engaged.

The wonderful Barn and Stone House Soap was supposed to join us this week, but even if we don’t get severe weather, their product simply goes to suds on days like this one.

Muth Family Organic Farm of Williamstown (well-known to most farmers and certainly to all organic farmers as masters of their craft) will join us on THU JUN 27 to add organic produce to our menu.

Olde World Bakery still has not solved their staffing shortage problem and therefore must delay their arrival again this week. Please, if you can help them find table staff, we’re very eager to add them to our site plan.

322 BBQ is looking like a strong candidate to bring us some more prepared food options, but I probably shouldn’t say so until they get to visit once to check us out.


Load In

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.
15 MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR UNLOADING IN THE MARKET.

As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.


Site Plan THU JUN 20

06 JUN 20 Marketeer

Click here for driving directions.

The directions will bring you to the Rowan College campus just across the street from the entrance to the Market.


Contracts and Fees

Those of you who have not submitted your Application/Contract paperwork need to comply to remain active at the Market and to take advantage of the Fee Rebate Program.

Download the Application from the Mount Holly Contracts link at the top of this website. Complete the app in Word, in PDF, or on paper, and send it to Sean Kennedy, whose name and address are on the first page of the contract package.

FEE REBATE PROGRAM

Prepay your dates to qualify for Fee Rebates. Earn a full 100% rebate for table fees for every Market you attend. Prepay for 10 dates (for example), attend those 10 dates, and you’ll be refunded 100% of your fees at the end of the season.

DAY PAY VENDORS

Afraid of commitment? You can pay on Market day. The Market Director will have receipts for day-pay vendors who prefer the flexibility of paying when they attend, but no rebates can be earned without prepaid dates.


Facebook Promotion

We’ve been very visible on Facebook this last month. We’ve promoted individual vendors, bragged about our signage, and collected a lot of fans. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


New Website

The Township has also produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.

http://www.MountHollyNJFarmersMarket.com 

We’ll promote your special events there, and feature several vendors every week, as we’re doing this week:

Website


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

mthollymarket@davidhodges.com

 

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 15

Mostly Sunny Cows for SAT JUN 15

Weather just keeps getting better! Temps in the 60s to open (bit humid), rising to 80 by breakdown as humidity decreases, all under mostly sunny skies.

Even for someone who doesn’t believe in forecasts, that one’s pretty hard to resist.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT JUN 15

Weather SAT JUN 15


Site Plan for SAT JUN 15Siteplan SAT JUN 15


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 15

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

Revolution Beans

Revolution Roasters handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space. A new BID member, CYNPLICITY Artisan Soaps, will join us for the first time in the BID section.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 15

New Name

Start a shopping list!

  • Pooch and Pawsome
    —The wonderful human-grade dog biscuits (and the company) have a new name! Welcome back Melanie Moore with her new branding.
  • Indogrow Microgreens
    Favored by food aficianados and upscale local restaurants, the zesty, amazingly flavorful tiny greens from Indogrow are back.
  • Brookeberry Farms Organic Berries
    We saw that first raspberries in the Market last week. That means it’s time for the familiar red-and-white berry wagon we see for just a few weeks every spring. Line up for your organic raspberries and blackberries.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    —Wondering what Did might want for Fathers Day? MECHA to the rescue!
  • Cheese, Etc. & Gourmet Gifts
    —Always finding new ways to incorporate local ingredients, Cheese Etc is back in their familiar spot with hand-crafted spreads.
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, preserves, cocktail mixers, other wonderful concoctions that support dozens of local farms.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Steak Dinner for Dad!

Steak Dinner

STEAK DINNER FOR DAD

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Steak Dinner for Dad. Susan’s husband used a “cold grate reverse sear” technique to cook the Bison rib eye steak she brought home for Buck Wild Bison, but simpler techniques work too! To round out the meal, she bought cheese and butter from Hillacres Pride, Cauliflower from Muth Family Organic, garlic scapes from Savoie, a spread from Cheese, Etc., salad vegetables from AT Buzby, sugar snaps from Viereck, spring onions from Formisano, and mushrooms from Davidsons. Nobody uses the Market (and tells us all about it!) like Susan.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/steak-dinner-for-dad/


For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center

Samantha (002)

IN THE DOG TENT

The Animal Adoption Center.

The wonderful people of The Animal Adoption Center will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. The agency specializes in scenes like the one pictured here, the joyful transfer of rescued animals from their temporary fosters to their forever homes.

https://www.aacnj.org/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 15

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

Dave Stardusters

Dave Kelly plays the Collingswood Music Music Tent this week, beguiling tunes from a variety of stringed things. At the same time, on the west stage, we introduce a new act, JT and the Stardusters. The band has played several community events and stages in recent weeks. Their upbeat Nashville sound will have you tapping your toes.


For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 15

House Made Style

FEATURED ARTIST. Betsy Cook (National Picnic) 

Locally-designed, Locally-sewn clothing. Before she started her own clothing line, Betsy was the Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market for several years. She established the annual pie contests and ran voting drives that helped us gain recognition as one of America’s Favorite Farmers’ Markets. She’ll be here this week with garments sewn right here in Camden County (and a changing room where you can try them on)! .

https://www.nationalpicnic.com/


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Mount Holly THU JUN 13

Grand Opening THU JUN 13

Grand Opening

As your Market Director, I produce these Farm Marketeer blog pages to keep you up to date about the week’s upcoming Market.


Changes to the Site Plan

FOR THU JUN 13, this post is IN PROGRESS. There will be more material as we get closer . . . and closer . . . to our Thursday opening. I have made changes to the Site Plan to reflect an evolving roster of Opening Day vendors.


Early Instructions

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE IS FROM HIGH STREET.

As you can see, the space is tight for the number of vendors, and getting in and out of our spaces will require planning and patience. Unless you have permission to park a vehicle inside the Market, you’ll have to drive carefully to your spot, unload VERY QUICKLY, then EXIT THE MARKET with your vehicle and set up when you return.


Revised!
Opening Day Site Plan
THU JUN 13

Siteplan 4

Click here for driving directions.

The directions will bring you to the Rowan College campus just across the street from the entrance to the Market.


Why we’re “Rain or Shine”

Rain or Shine Text Footer


Facebook Promotion

We’ve been very visible on Facebook this last month. We’ve promoted individual vendors, bragged about our signage, and collected a lot of fans. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT JUN 08

Cloudy Cows for SAT JUN 08

Once again, the only blemish on a perfect looking forecast is cloud cover. Seasonal temperatures that start in the comfortable mid-60s for setup, climb to almost 80 by noon. Cloudy but dry. Light breeze. Shopping weather.

Wet Cows


Official forecast for SAT JUN 08

Weather SAT JUN 08


Site Plan for SAT JUN 08SITEMAP SAT JUN 08


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 08

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

Bread.

ARTISAN LOAVES FROM LOST BREAD CO

Revolution Roasters handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space inside the BID section. Fans of the delicious spinach and pepperoni strombolis from DiBartolo Bakery will find them, not in the BID section, but at the Tortilla Press café at the east end of the Market.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 08

For Blast

PICKLES AND PRESERVED STUFF

Start a shopping list!

  • Crisp & Co
    —Formed by a cancer researcher and a food preservation author, Crisp & Co preserves the best local produce in tasty ways you can sample at their table.
  • Evergreen Valley Acres Farm
    Microgreens are a small part of what they do at Evergreen Valley Acres. Literally. They’re very small. 🙂 But boy do they pack a powerful punch of flavor.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Purple Bok Choy!

Purple Bok Choy

FINGERLING POTATOES WITH PURPLE BOK CHOY

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Purple Bok Choy. Ready to try some of the new products available at the Market? Susan offers this tasty dish made entirely from her recent purchases: Purple bok choy and green onions at Muth Family Organic Farm, Spring onions (red and white) and fingerling potatoes at Formisano Farm, Garlic scape at Savoie Organic Farm and fresh herbs at Flaim Farm.
https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/purple-bok-choy/

 


For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue

New-2

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue.

The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. The agency specializes in bully breeds, so if the dog at left appeals to you, please know she is appealing to you to visit the tent and offer a forever home.

https://www.lilospromise.com/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 08 

Rossi Relics for Blast

JOHN ROSSI / MATINEE RELICS

LIVE MUSIC ON TWO STAGES FROM 9AM

You should recognize (and be able to sing along with) most of what John Rossi plays this Saturday. Come help him mangle the lyrics at the Collingswood Music Tent starting at 9am. On the west stage, you’re more likely to be intrigued by familiar sounding songs you can’t quite place from the Matinee Relics. Let them beguile and entertain you with nostalgic melodies.


For the Art Lovers SAT JUN 08

Batiks

FEATURED ARTIST. SALLY WEINBERG (Textiil).

Interior Accents and Artisan Textiles. Sally Weinberg does wonders with fabric. Among the uses she finds for her linens and one-of-a-kind batiks are, of course, napkins and pillows, but also as covers for journals and sketchbooks.

https://www.textiil.com/

 


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


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 01

Cloudy Cows.

Seasonal temperatures that climb to almost 80 by noon. Cloudy but dry. Light breeze. Shopping weather.Wet Cows


Official forecast for SAT JUN 01

Weather SAT JUN 01


Site Plan for SAT JUN 01JUN 01 SITEMAP


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 GET OUT THE VOTE! 

VOTE

In advance of the upcoming primary election day, three local organizations will be at the Market encouraging all registered voters to exercise our civic privilege. 

Look for Team Collingswood Democrats, the League of Women Voters, and Collingswood Progressive Democrats in spaces 29, 30, and 31.


Collingswood Foods SAT JUN 01

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

Stromboli

DI BARTOLO STROMBOLIS AT THE TORTILLA PRESS TABLE

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats).

Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space inside the BID section.

Fans of the delicious spinach and pepperoni strombolis from DiBartolo Bakery will find them, not in the BID section, but at the Tortilla Press café at the east end of the Market.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT JUN 01

Geraniums

LAST CHANCE FOR GERANIUMS FROM RICK HYMER

Start a shopping list!

  • GREEN AISLE GROCERY
    —Yes, you DO recognize Andrew Erace from his WHYY TV show “Movers and Makers.” He’s back this week with his delectable pickles, nut butters, and seasonal favorites. (The show airs Thursdays 9pm and Sundays 10:30am)
  • CHEESE ETC
    —Always wonderful cheese spreads featuring local produce, coffee, wine, and beer.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Short Rib Pappardelle

Short Rib Pappardelle

SHORT RIB SAUCE AND FRESH PAPPARDELLE

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Short Rib Sauce and Fresh Pappardelle. Susan made this dinner entirely from ingredients she bought at the Market. Fresh pappardelle noodles, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, and dinner rolls from Villa Barone, butter from Hillacres Pride, lettuce and tomatoes from Muth Family Organic, Savoie Organic, and AT Buzby farms, and of course, the bison short ribs from Buck Wild Bison.
https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/27/short-rib-sauce-with-fresh-pappardelle/

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef)
Strawberry and Rhubarb Bread Pudding

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

STRAWBERRY AND RHUBARB BREAD PUDDING

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef). Strawberry and Rhubarb Bread Pudding. Our bloggers have been making good use of the rhubarb and strawberries from Fruitwood Farms. If you’re a fan, get it while it lasts. If you’ve never tried rhubarb, this recipe with step-by-step photo instructions will make it an easy and rewarding delicious dessert featuring the “milk bread” from Lost Bread Co.

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/05/strawberry-and-rhubarb-milk-bread.html


For the Animal Lovers
Voorhees Animal Orphanage

Sapphire

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE SAPPHIRE

IN THE DOG TENT

VOORHEES ANIMAL ORPHANAGE.

The wonderful people of Voorhees Animal Orphanage will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Sapphire, Sapphire is a 3-year old, petite American Staffordshire Terrier.

http://www.vaonj.org/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT JUN 01

Shannon and Dave

SHANNON AND DAVE TOGETHER

A NOVEL PAIRING

DAVE KELLY will be on the West Stage this week, with SHANNON VASILE. That’s never happened before, and we’re giddy with anticipation to hear these two Market favorites together for the first time.

If you favor a more predictable outcome, head to the Music Tent for the always reliably brilliant TRIO NOVA DUO.


For the Art Lovers

Lisa Confora Earrings

FEATURED ARTIST. LISA CONFORA (Nature’s Energy). Ceramics and Jewelry. Lisa creates functional, wheel-thrown pottery with design elements inspired by nature and magical symbols.  Her free-spirited jewelry collection is made from vintage, upcycled, fair trade, clay and copper materials.

www.lisaconfora.com


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


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 MAY 25

MAYFAIR!

Week 4 of our 2019 Season is the very different Mayfair Saturday.

As we do just once every year, we’re relocating to Irvin Avenue this week to accommodate Mayfair, the annual town-wide block party that attracts maybe 50,000 participants to Haddon Avenue. For experienced vendors, this is no surprise; for newcomers, the dislocation will be startling.

Vehicles are Prohibited

Vehicles cannot be driven into or parked on Irvin Avenue, which is narrower than our usual spaces. Instead, you’ll be parking in the lot behind the Kitchen Associates building and unloading by foot onto Irvin Avenue.

Do Not Drive Onto Irvin Avenue

A few vendors have made appointments with David to arrive at particular times for very brief vehicle access. Unless you have a scheduled time to use your vehicle, park in the Kitchen Associates lot and walk your setup.

Site Plan and Pavement Chalk

  • The Irvin Avenue Site Plan is attached.
  • In addition, David will be chalking the pavement squares with your initials to confirm which spaces you’ve been assigned.

No Veggie Valet / No Volunteers / No Music / No Dog Tent

There will be no Veggie Valet, no Friends of the Farmers’ Market, no Live Music, no Dog Tent, and no dedicated Nonprofits spaces this week. All will return SAT JUN 01.


Weather Too Good to be True.

This looks to be another gorgeous spring Market day, the fourth out of four already this season! Temperatures will climb to the low 70s by noon. Mostly sunny and dry. Light breeze. Cows are happy. Again. Shoppers are plentiful.

PartyCows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 25

Weather SAT MAY 25


Site Plan for SAT MAY 25

2019 Mayfair


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

This week especially I will need vendors to be flexible and understanding as you set up your spaces. I will be on the site from 5am until 8am to facilitate the load-in, after which I will depart to visit the Rittenhouse Square and West Windsor Community Farmers’ Markets. (It’s the only Saturday I am free to see these Markets and learn from what they do). Remain calm and sell a lot of stuff.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT MAY 18

Picture Perfect.

Seasonal temperatures that climb to 70 by noon. Cloudy but dry. Light breeze. Clouds in a perfect blue sky. Cows are happy. Shoppers are plentiful.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 18

WeatherMAY18


Site Plan for SAT MAY 18

MAY 18 CHEESE


 

A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Central Cafe 

Short Crepe

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 11

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

Sandwich

LOST BREAD CO (SERVING SUGGESTION)

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.

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 18

For Blast

ANDREW ERACE (YES, YOU KNOW HIM FROM WHYY’S “MOVERS AND MAKERS”)

Start a shopping list!

  • GREEN AISLE GROCERY
    —Yes, you DO recognize Andrew Erace from his WHYY TV show “Movers and Makers.” He’s back this week with his delectable pickles, nut butters, and seasonal favorites. (The show airs Thursdays 9pm and Sundays 10:30am)

Official Market Bloggers

Sarah Licata  (Salt Jar)
Asparagus Frittata

Frittata

ASPARAGUS FENNEL PROSCIUTTO FRITTATA (EASIER TO MAKE THAN TO SAY)

Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Using local asparagus from Viereck Farms, Sarah made the executive decision to pair it with fennel and prosciutto to make this delectable frittata (a crustless unturned egg dish, think half-omelette, half-quiche). Fennel is plentiful this week at the Flaim, Buzby, Formisano, Savoie, and Muth tables, and you know where to get your eggs at the Market. Follow the link to step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos.
https://saltjar.com/prosciutto-fennel-and-asparagus-frittata/

 


For the Animal Lovers
4 Paws New Jersey

Miles

MILES NEEDS TO LIVE WITH YOU

IN THE DOG TENT

4 PAWS NEW JERSEY.

The wonderful people of 4 PAWS NEW JERSEY will staff the Dog Tent for us this week, distribute the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companion, and introduce you to adoption possibilities. 4 PAWS is an all-breed dog rescue committed to matching dogs in need with caring, devoted families. Personally, we’re hoping to meet Miles, a 2-1/2 year old male mixed-breed charmer.

http://4pawsdogrescue.org/our-adoptable-dogs/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 18

Marc&Dave

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

DAVE KELLY under the Music Tent / MARC SENGIN on the West Stage.  You can’t go wrong for music this week at the Market. Marc sings your sing-along favorites from the 60s and 70s (mostly), and Dave makes the stringed things sing. Music on both stages starts at 9am. Grab a treat, take a seat.


For the Art Lovers

Lineup

FEATURED ARTIST. BRUCE PALESE (Scribble Stix). Woodcraft gifts. Scribble Stix is a line of eco-friendly, fun-face gifts handcrafted from twigs and branches. Whimsical, fun, irresistible, and priced to make both you and your recipient happy.

scribblestix.com
facebook.com/scribblestix
etsy.com/scribblestix


For the Good of All

  1. Collingswood Area Resource Exchange. The popular facebook program gives area residents a way to exchange valuable but no longer wanted items FOR FREE. No money changes hands. No trades are required. Donors can bring items to the tent at any time. “Shoppers” are free to take anything that interests them. In front of Perkins. https://www.facebook.com/events/608758026306248/
  2. Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand at their Helpline table (in the BID section) to offer planting, gardening, soil modification, pest control advice free of charge.
  3. Lourdes Wellness / Oaklyn Food Pantry will be in the Market for their first-of-the-season Buy 2 Give 1 food drive to benefit our food-vulnerable neighbors.
  4. Get Out The Vote Collingswood Progressive Democrats will promote the benefits of voting in the upcoming primary. They come prepared with registration forms and guidelines for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania voters.

Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


Small Bills 

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


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 MAY 11

Picture Perfect.

Crisp temperatures that climb to the mid-60s by noon. Cloudy but dry. Could be breezy with winds to 11mph. Bring your weights and bungees.

Mostly Cloudy Cows


Official forecast for SAT MAY 11

Weather MAY 11


Site Plan for SAT MAY 11

Site Plan SAT MAY 11 Pickles


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Central Cafe 

Short Crepe

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 11

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

Empanadas

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.

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill have teamed up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market. Revolution handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce by special arrangement is the one source for produce NOT grown in New Jersey. Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


 

Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 11

Herb Soap

HERB SOAP FROM BARN AND STONE HOUSE SOAP

Start a shopping list!

  • Woof and Whiskers
    —The treats are human-grade, gluten-free, some are even vegan! Good for you and your pet.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolate.
    —Local favorite chocolate-maker uses herbs and flavors from local farms and food producers. (Hint: Mom loves their stuff!)
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Mom loves pretty; these handmade soaps are really pretty. (We’re here to help.)

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Skillet Asparagus

Skillet Asparagus

SKILLET ASPARAGUS

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). We’ve been blessed already with a beautiful early crop of fresh asparagus from several vendors at the Market including Springdale Farms, and Viereck Farms. Susan prefers the skinny stalks, but choose the size you like and prepare it simply, as she does, with butter from Hillacres Pride or ramp butter from Green Aisle Grocery, using her step-by-step instructions, guided by photos that make the mouth water. (A lidded-skillet is the secret.) https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/simple-skillet-asparagus/

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef)
Asparagus Feta Ricotta Tomato Tart

Asparagus Tart

MOTHER’S DAY ASPARAGUS FETA RICOTTA TOMATO TART

Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef). Using local asparagus from Viereck Farms, Feta and Ricotta cheeses from Hillacres Pride, and local hot house tomatoes from one of several Market vendors, as Denine did, you too can make this rustic tart for Mom’s Mother’s Day brunch. Click through to Denine’s blog for the recipe, for beautiful step-by-step photo instructions, and—as a bonus!—a how-to for making a nifty vodka and fresh veggie cocktail to add extra festivity to your festivities. All that and a slide show of Opening Day!

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/05/mothers-day-bruch-asparagus-feta.html

 


For the Animal Lovers
Paw It 4Ward

Promise

LOVABLE ADOPTABLE PROMISE

IN THE DOG TENT

Paw It 4ward.

The wonderful people of Paw It 4ward will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week and distributing the Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions. We don’t make promises, but we’re hoping to meet lovable, adoptable Promise! A spunky, smart and playful 3-year-old 65-pound pup! Promise would make an awesome jogging buddy! She is house- and crate-trained, knows all her manners and will be a great snuggle. She would do best in a home as the only pet but is dog-social.

http://www.pawit4wardfoundation.com/


Live Music on Two Stages!
SAT MAY 11

TrioNovaCaruso

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. 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.

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Sam and Jacquie. We don’t have a picture of Jacquie, but if you were lucky enough to catch her performance last season, you know how well she and Sam work together as a team. Catch them live 9am-noon.


For the Art Lovers

Bird Frame

EVELYN TAYLOR DESIGNS FRAMED CERAMICS

FEATURED ARTIST. EVELYN BONNER (Evelyn Taylor Designs). Ceramics. Decorative ceramics handmade in Collingswood NJ. Inspired by nature, and vintage whimsy, our pieces put a smile on your face and brighten any room in your home. We also create a wide array of New Jersey-themed items. Check us out at

www.facebook.com/evelyntaylordesigns

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


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 MAY 04

Chance of Showers.

We won’t let it dampen our enthusiasm, but the long-term forecast includes a likelihood of showers during setup. Comfortable temperatures in the 60s, to 70 by noon.

Chance of Showers


Official forecast for SAT MAY 04

Weather MAY 04


Site Plan for SAT MAY 04

OPENING WEEK SITE PLAN

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. El Sitio Grill will join Revolution Roasters to create the West End Cafe. Sara’s Produce and Villa Barone Restaurant will be joined by other local businesses and sponsors throughout the season. 

Livestock Farms Area: 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, goats for their milk, and bison. 


SITE PLAN REVISED FOR PARKED CAR

Site Plan Parked Car SAT MAY 04


Bag Reduction Program

4 by 3 for Blast

Bring your own reusable bags to the Market, of course. Or buy another one at the Friends of the Farmers’ Market tent in the middle of the Market. Or pick up some reusable paper bags for pocket change. But even with all that preparation, you’ll still want to separate your blueberries from your watermelon. If you need a plastic bag for that, we get it. BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK. Vendors have been instructed to provide plastic bags ONLY UPON REQUEST


New Sustainability Vendor

Compost Worms

Our brand new vendors, Red Oak Permaculture, are all about sustainability. They’re your go-to source for information and supplies to help keep your garden and your profile green. They make compost, sell compost, will help you make compost, will sell you the worms to make compost for you. They also start plants from shoots and will make it easy for you to do the same. Need examples? They’ve got elderberry, Nanking cherry, current, and gooseberry cuttings.


A Little Knowledge

4 by 3 for Blast

Want to Up your Market Game?

Yes, you receive the weekly email blast, but do you follow us on facebook and instagram?

When you prep for a visit to the Market, do you check the Food Vendor List to see who’s growing what?

For that matter, did you know there’s an official website at CollingswoodMarket.com?


 Brand New Cafe Space

Coffee Flight

Cup of Bliss Coffee joins Charlie’s Crepes

Charlie has been serving up made-to-order crepes in the middle of the Market featuring fresh stuffings made from our own vendors’ produce for years, but this season, he’ll be side-by-side with Collingswood coffee roasters Cup of Bliss Coffee whose fresh-roasted coffee, lemonade, and iced tea will round out your Charlie’s Crepes meal. You’ll find a table and chairs there too.


Collingswood Foods SAT MAY 04

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

Pan De Yuca

Introducing the WEST END CAFÉ!

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.

Introducing the West End Café

Revolution Roasters and the El Sitio Grill will team up to form a new food-and-beverage café at the west end of the Market (while the owners of the Constellation Collective concentrate on expanding their Haddon Avenue operation). Revolution will handle the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio will check in with fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats).

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.

Lost Bread Co. is not a Collingswood business, but it will take the location formerly occupied by Dulce and by Amber Grain bakeries beginning SAT MAY 18.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT MAY 04

Nut Butters

LOADED WITH NUT BUTTERS

Start a shopping list!

  • 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.
  • Cheese Etc.
    —Local favorite Cheese, Etc. has always proudly incorporated Jersey Fresh farm products into their delightful spreads. Stop by to see what they’re featuring this week.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    — We’ve seen the list of all the local farms supported by our favorite brewer of zesty kombuchas. They’ll be happy to share that list with anyone who values a vibrant local food economy. Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
  • Knowhere Farm
    —We love them for their soaps, made from the milk of their own farm goats. They’re also lovely people. But to be honest, the scene-stealers are the wonderful kids they bring to the Market. Come buy some soap and take a selfie with a goat.

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs)
Hillacres Pride Sirloin Bites

Sirloin Bites

SIRLOIN BITES FROM HILLACRES PRIDE

Susan Mauer Lynch (yellowroomupstairs). While we all wait impatiently for the best of the early spring vegetables, strawberries, and asparagus, there are plenty of Market items to savor and enjoy. Susan found a way to marinate and prep her sirloin from Hillacres Pride when the weather wasn’t right for grilling. Find more beautiful photos and the marinade recipe at her blog, and welcome to another season of Blog posts! https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/sirloin-steak-bites/


For the Animal Lovers
Live Goats at the east end (Perkins Art Center)

LIVE GUESTS FROM KNOWHERE FARM

They can be milked, which can be made into soap, which can be brought to Market. Buy some soap and take a selfie with an adorable young goat.

New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA):

Bully Breeds

LILO’S PROMISE BULLY BREEDS

IN THE DOG TENT

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent.

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, wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, explaining the Dog Behavior Guidelines, and handling the leashes. They have remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy bully breed dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense and they’ll 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 MAY 04

CamilleAndTrioNova

TWO OUTSTANDING MARKET FAVORITES.

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Camille Peruto. Bittersweet songs of heartbreak and hope from a beautiful young vocalist, guitar player, and songwriter who can cover Beyonce and Taylor Swift or tug at your heart with her own original songs.

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.

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For the Art Lovers

Earrings

FEATURED ARTIST. MARGEAUX BERNHARD (Proud Mary Designs). Jewelry.  (Gypsy Art). Margeaux is the designer and owner of Proud Mary Designs. Her ultra lightweight earrings, handcrafted from polymer clay with gold and silver components, are clean, modern, trendy, fun, colorful, and affordable! Margeaux is a proud Collingswood resident and co-leader of Makers Club, whose attendees leave monthly meetings with completed projects! Check it out at makersclubmakers.com

https://www.facebook.com/proudmarydesigns


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