“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” -Bernard Baruch

Market Updates for August 15, 2015

Weather forecast for Market hours: Sunny with temps rising to the mid-80s. Summer perfection.

Music: Trio Nova Duo (east side), John Rossi (west side). Music to our ears

Congrats to the very talented bakers that nabbed blue ribbons at the annual Peach Pie Contest!

Best Presentation
1st – Emily Thomson, National Park
2nd – Beth Martz, Collingswood
3rd – Jane Walker, National Park

Best Classic Peach
1st – Carla Bolling, Barrington
2nd – Jane Walker, National Park
3rd (tie) – Patricia Pratta, Swedesboro and Verna Flood Panaccio, Collingswood

Best Anything Goes Peach
1st – Emily Thomson, National Park
2nd – Lisa Ciacciarelli, Collingswood
3rd (tie) – Maya Kang, Cherry Hill and Greg Dollak, Collingswood

What’s in season:
Many of the usual suspects from your favorite farmers can be picked up this weekend: Corn, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans. Potatoes, herbs, onions, peppers, melons – it’s a summer bounty out there, folks!

DanLynn Organic Farms will continue their sale on fingerling potatoes and multi-colored sweet frying and bell peppers. We’ll also bring heirloom, cherry, grape, plum and slicing tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, yukon gold potatoes, 8 ball squash, red and yellow onions & collards.

Wild Flour Bakery will have peach pies and tomato garlic focaccia made with tomatoes bought at the market.

The Tortilla Press Cafe is whipping up peach, bacon and brie quesadillas and fresh peach topping for their waffles

This week’s guest vendors
– Red Fox Gourmet (artisan snack foods)
– Wood Spoon Rice Pudding

This week’s guest artist
Karla Heartsfield of Howard Heartsfield Studio/Gallery Karla is a fiber artist specializing in handcrafted clothing and accessories with a loving eye towards the environment. Her work is a combination of fashion and art.

Fetch a Friend is the weekend!
Adoptable pets, pro tips and info at this weekend’s adoptathon. Be there! Make a new friend!

This weekend is also Collingswood’s Craft and Fine Art Festival!
Blocks of billowing tents selling juried art from all over the country. After you shop the Market hit Haddon Ave for a gorgeous festival! Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

From the Friends of the Farmers Market:
Missing something? Found something? The Friends collect lost items all season long. Please bring lost items to the information tent at the Irvin Avenue end of the Market…and please stop by if you are looking for something left behind. Also – just stop by and see the Friends. They are full of info and good vibes!