Weather Forecast for Market Hours:
Sunny, dry and deeeeeeeeelightful!
East State Music Tent. With wit, craft, talent, pure musicianship, and deep affection for songs they just don’t write any more, She Hates Me will beguile and delight us this week. Snappy dressers, too.
West Stage below PATCO. Guitarist, hippie, and jive turkey Barry Hollander will perform for the first time at the west stage this week. (First time at the Market, that is; he’s been performing for years.)
What’s in Season
So much deliciousness at the Market! You’re gonna need the Veggie Valet!
Fruitwood Farms will have asparagus, strawberries, beets, kale, Swiss chard, radishes, and rhubarb at the Market this week.
Viereck Farms will have asparagus, zucchini, snow peas and sugar snap peas this week.
DanLynn Organic Farms will have certified organic lettuce, mixed lettuce bags, kale, collards, sugar snap peas (edible pods), strawberries, spinach, Fall honey, mint and unpopped popcorn.
Origin Almond will have organic, truly raw (unpasteurized) almonds in convenient 1lb resalable bags. They say, ” Did you know that all US commercial almonds are pasteurized by law? We import our almonds from sustainable, family-owned farms and they offer completely unadulterated almond flavor. They are the same almonds we use in all our fresh-made almond milks!”
Wildflour Bakery will have several vegan breads – baguettes, apple, banana, and pumpernickel breads.
Hillacres Pride feature cheese is ricotta! Try a sample and get a special price. They’re highlighting ribs- great on the grill or in the smoker. Pick up pastured beef short ribs or free range pork spare ribs (also known as St Louis style). They’re fully stocked on our free range chicken too! Plus: seasonal strawberry fresh cheese at the market this weekend, on a limited basis.
This Week’s Guest Vendors
Woods Edge Wool Farms: 10% off of all socks. Pick up your Dad’s Day gifts early!
Chloe’s Crème Puffs: Back for a second appearance!
Buck Wild Bison: All Natural Farm Fresh Bison meat and they’re offering a 5 for 10 deal. Buy any 5 items and receive 10% off your purchase.
Garden State Juice Company: Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce.
Blue Moon Olive Oils & Vinegars: Sample from the stainless steel fustis!
MECHA Artisan Chocolates: PC Booze Box featuring our new Hibiscus Cointreau truffle and Marshmallow Pecan Caramels!
Weckerly’s Ice Cream: It may be the last weekend for strawberries at Weckerly’s Ice Cream! They’ll have extra pints of Strawberry Herb sorbet this week. In addition to Roasted Strawberry ice cream, they’re making Dark Chocolate Dipped Neopolitan (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) ice cream sandwiches for one weekend only.
Constellation Collective: Who knows what the CoCo girls will bring!
Green Aisle Grocery: Roasted morel compound butter, pickled sriracha carrots, curried apple onion chutney, lavender honey, vegan arugula pesto.
Artist of the Week
National Picnic. Betsy Cook, known to most of us as the recent former Director of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market, founded National Picnic (women’s casual clothing) in 2011. Her clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Betsy seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces. She’ll have “the goods” and a handy step-in dressing room for customers to try on garments. www.nationalpicnic.com
News from our Official Market Bloggers
Johnny Marzetti. Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) got what she needed to make this “perennial guest” dish at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. It’s welcome anywhere you’ve been invited, and people are always happy to see Johnny Marzetti walk through the door. Pick up butter, ground beef, and shredded cheddar at Hillacres Pride. Crimini mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, onions from Formisano Farms, canned Jersey tomatoes from Flaim Farms, and pasta from Villa Barone! Assemble with advice from here.
Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) predicts Asparagus Toast will be the next big foodie thing. “This is a totally South Jersey fresh meal with ingredients purchased from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market,” she says. Asparagus from Viereck Farms; hot house Jersey grown tomato from Springdale Farms; fresh bread from Wild Flour Bakery; home-made ricotta cheese from Hillacres Pride; basil from my garden; Eureka Lemon-infused olive oil from our very own olive oil and balsamic vinegar store, Blue Moon. It doesn’t get any better or more local than this. Assemble it with help here.
Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes
Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes. Stef Perna (treatbelly) has noticed that “strawberries and asparagus continue to be the stars of the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.” So, she decided to do something delicious about it! She insists “The dough comes together cohesively and is an easy-to-follow recipe. Flaky pie dough uses pea-sized butter pieces, and the galette dough introduces a rolling pin to create flat thin butter pieces. It’s pretty impressive.” If you need help with pastry, get it from Stef here.
Amber Grain Bakery. Stephen and Franziska (Franzi) Kramer, whose Haddon Avenue bakery will open this week, will be bring their “back to basics” breads to the Market for the first time this Saturday. What exactly they’ll bring for their debut appearance is uncertain, but certainly there will be bread offerings typical of those found at a German bakery. Their leinsamenbrot, a flaxseed rye, and bauernbrot, a farmer’s bread with characteristic seasoning, (both pictured here) are both naturally leavened, as are the whole wheat and Collingswood sourdough loaves.
For the Animal Lovers
In the Dog Tent. Our good friends from the Animal Adoption Center will be dispensing the Official Market Leashes and promoting pet health, safety, and the joys of giving animals a “forever home.”
At the East Side. At the same time, Don’t Bully Us will be on site with bull terrier puppies and adult dogs. You’ll have a chance to meet (and perhaps adopt), among others, the four dogs pictured here: Bean, Tigger, Kitkat, and Pogo.