Weather forecast for Market hours:
Partly sunny and hovering in the mid 70’s. Can’t ask for more beautiful weather.
Music on 2 Stages:
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. No musician on our roster plays more stringed things than the incomparable Dave Kelly. His range is wide, but his musicianship never wavers. Go ahead. Try to compare him!
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Marc Sengin is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he sounds like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary (or Crosby, Stills, and Nash). Bring a tambourine and play along.
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!
Cheese Etc.—Celebrating peach month with our Spiked Peaches & Cream! Made with a handmade ‘jersey fresh’ peach compote. (Thanks to Schober Farms!!) And then spiked with some amaretto! Almost gone for the season, so don’t miss out!!
MECHA Artisan Chocolates—Thank you, MECHA, for bringing the good stuff every SAT this month.
Inspired Brews Kombucha—Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Bring a growler.
Garden State Juice—Your favorite juicers, who always make such wonderful concoctions from our own vendors’ produce.
Amber Grain Bakery—Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
Blueberry Fields Soap—One of just a few times this season you can choose your favorite of Carol Steinhauser’s handmade soaps.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream—The most popular question at the Volunteer table is, “When will Weckerly’s Ice Cream be back?”
Green Aisle Grocery—Bringing NJ Marinara, Summer Gazpacho Bloody Mary mix, Salted Honey Peach preserves, Five-Spice Beets pickles, Garlic Serrano hot sauce, +MORE!
Flour+Oats Artisan Cookies—Heads up to every lucky customer who tried these awesome individually-wrapped cookies last time!
BID Vendor Area
BID Vendors. At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced. This week, because the BID area is partly devoted to the Adoptathon, only four food vendors will have spaces: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce. For one week, Charlie’s Crepes will move into the middle of the Market.
The Big Shrimp Company. Although they’re grown in Pennsauken, these Pacific White Shrimp are raised “in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.” About half a million of them are growing now in the 75,000-gallon indoor farm in tanks filled with ocean water the company trucks in from Brigantine, then organically filters, oxygenates, heats, and exposes to ultraviolet light to create ideal growing conditions. The Big Shrimp Company is certified Jersey Fresh, and for seafood lovers who want to know where their food comes from, location doesn’t get more local or transparent than this. You’re welcome to visit the farm for yourself. Just ask the vendors at the table any Saturday for an invitation. Find them this week at the “end cap” space on the east end of the Market near the Perkins Art Center.
From Our Official Market Bloggers:
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Fans of Susan’s blog know she’s an expert at turning her Jersey Fresh purchases into simple and delicious dishes that please adults and kids without unduly pressuring the cook. This week she shopped cherry tomatoes of all sizes and colors from the bounty available at Springdale, AT Buzby, and Viereck Farms, collected a batch from Our Yards Farm, and turned them into a super easy pasta sauce in less than 30 minutes. See the easy instructions and more beautiful photos at Susan’s blog here.
Stef Perna (treatbelly). As a public service, Stef Perna bought ten pounds of tomatoes last week at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market. From the bounty available, she selected Green Zebras and Cherries from Viereck Farms, Saladettes and Cherries from Savoie Organic Farm, and Ceylons and San Marzanos from DanLynn Organic. In a trio of classic tomato preparations, she macerated them, roasted them, and turned them into jam. See all three of these timely tomato recipes and Stef’s always-beautiful photos at her blog here.
MAKE YOUR OWN DOG BANDANA
FARMHOUSE ART STUDIO. Jill Hawes creates custom wearable art that will change the way you think about tie dye! As this week’s Featured Artist, Jill will be presenting for sale her creatively unique garments made with love.
MAKE YOUR OWN DOG BANDANA. As a contribution to our annual ADOPTATHON, Jill will also provide instructions and materials so you can make your own tie-dye dog bandana at the Market in return for a contribution to our Animal welfare agencies. See Jill’s work here.
The Annual August Adopt-a-thon!
The Annual August ADOPT-A-THON is your chance every year to meet with volunteers (and adoptable animals!) from several area animal shelters and rescues. Follow the link to the complete roster of participating agencies and a brief description of their plans for the day. There will be animals to meet and pet, lots of chances to start an adoption application, wonderful advice and invitations for low-cost services. You won’t have a better opportunity to save a life and make a friend this Saturday.
Also in Collingswood:
THIS WEEKEND: It’s 2nd Saturday! Art and music on every corner while you shop and dine Collingswood. Details here.
NEXT WEEKEND: The annual Crafts & Fine Arts Festival and our first Night Market! Games, entertainment and good vibes on a CLOSED Haddon Ave! Check it here!