“This day will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward for ever more.”
-John Adams

Weather forecast for Market hours: 70s! Sunny! Get hype for Market Day!

Music: Sam Caruso (east side) and Mark Sengin (west side) will tickle your ears. (If they play Sousa, you’re obligated to parade through the Market. Just a heads up.)

What’s in season:  Eggplant is making the rounds. Corn, tomatoes, beans. Berries everywhere! You might see some peppers, too!

DanLynn Organic Farms will have the following certified organic produce: Colorful quarts of red white and blue fingerling potatoes, blueberries, sweet Italian peppers, English and regular cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash, parsley, Swiss chard, kale, onions, cherry and heirloom tomatoes, string beans, baby bok choy and black raspberries (a bounty!).

Treehouse will be sampling and selling homemade hummus. Goes great with all the fresh veggies you can grab this weekend and bring to your BBQ or crunch on during the fireworks.  Pick up some handcrafted bagels to have on hand for an easy start on Sunday.

Wild Flour Bakery will have sandwich-size onion poppy rolls this week as well as chocolate croissants, sticky buns and onion thyme.

This week’s guest vendors:
Brookeberry Organic Berries
Green Ford Farm Blueberries
Weckerly’s Ice Cream

Featured Artist of the week: Skeff Thomas – pottery & ceramics
Functional ceramic objects for daily use, designed, fabricated and fired in South Jersey. Porcelain and stoneware, with work from the artist’s wood-fired pottery kiln in Monroeville, NJ, will be on display.

A message from Lori and Bill Mayer of Clam Daddy’s: It deeply saddens us that we will not be able to continue coming to Collingswood Market this season. The harsh winter was very hard on clams up and down the coast. We’ve been trying to work through of our severe production problems, but we no longer have enough sellable-sized clams to supply our wholesale market, let alone bring clams to retail markets. We appreciate and will miss all our friends and customers in Collingswood. Your friendship and loyalty make this a very difficult decision. It was always a pleasure to serve you. -Lori

Collingswood is celebrating America’s birthday all day long! Pool parties, bike parades and one of the best fireworks shows in the region! Say happy birthday to our great nation with us.