Weather forecast for Market hours
Might be steamy, might be rainy – definitely will be delightful.
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. You know how sometimes a genuinely nice guy is also blessed with talent and makes everybody feel wonderful? John Rossi is one of those guys. Come out and meet him. He’s bringing his guitar.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Their friends know them as Eric, Chris, and Rob, but at the Market we call them The Wayside Shakeup. You’ll call them talented, lively, and fun.
What’s in season:
Peaches galore – still. Lots of tomatoes. It’s just about height of season for these babies. Other things to look for: Corn, eggplant, squash, onions, watermelon, cukes and lots more.
Schober Orchards should have its first freestone peaches of the season this coming Saturday, along with all the other goodies they’ve been bringing.
Fruitwood Farms will have ALL! THE! THINGS! Beets, blackberries, sweet cherries, eggplant, leeks, white & yellow nectarines, white & yellow peaches, donut peaches, onions, Yukon gold potatoes, peppers, squash, string beans, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, and honey.
DanLynn Organic Farms is selling 25lb crates of San Marzano and Roma plum tomatoes at a reduced price of just $20 a crate! They’ll have some at the Market, but if you’d like to reserve a crate, please email DanLynnFarms@aol.com by Friday morning with your name, cell #, type of tomato, quantity, date & location of pickup. Also – sale on all slicing and heirloom tomatoes, all fingerling, yukon and russet potatoes and sweet bell and frying peppers! Garlic, cucumbers, honey, okra, onions, beets, carrots, and cantaloupe, too.
Duker T’s is bringing sweet zucchini pickles and chicken salad (put ‘em together!).
Hillacres Pride will have all beef back in stock at the market this weekend! Also making its season debut is Peach Festival fresh cheese – stop by and try some. Feature item this week (with a special price) is ham steaks, from Berkshire free range pigs – fantastic for the grill or pan fried with butter and brown sugar. Get beef knuckle bones for only $1 per pound, great for medium/large dogs or for bone broth.
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Simple is the word this week. Or rather, simple, fresh and local are the words. Susan chose her potatoes from Savoie Organic and paired them with carrots from Our Yards Farm (after also shopping both at Flaim, Formisano, and DanLynn Farms). For good measure, some yellow beans from Viereck Farm (also available at Springdale and Savoie), butter from Hillacres Pride, and parsley from Our Yards. Prep is easy, seasoning is simple, results are delicious. See the easy instructions and more beautiful photos at Susan’s blog here.
MECHA Artisan Chocolates — Chocolate at an outdoor Market in August is very rare, so thank you to MECHA for committing to bringing the good stuff every SAT this month.
Inspired Brews Kombucha – Bringing Pineapple Herba (pineapple*, PA mint*, lemongrass*, ginger root*) and A Date with Blueberry (NJ blueberries*, dates*, lemon*) *denotes organic
Amber Grain Bakery – Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
Constellation Collective – Not only will the CoCo girls be back this week for the second week in a row, they’ll be drawing fresh Cold Brewed Coffee for the Revolution Roaster boys, who are unavoidably OFF for this one week.
Woods Edge Wool Farm – This is the only farm we know where you can get alpaca woolens, yak steaks, dryer lint balls, beeswax candles, and fresh local honey all from one table.
Our Souls Shine Applesauce – Organic apples and kale from the garden combine with good vibes and a bucket of sunshine to produce a sublime product wonderful for kids and enlightened adults.
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. Villa Barone and Blue Moon Olive Oils feature olives and oils, for example.
This week, we’ll host Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc, and Sara’s Produce. Charlie’s Crepes has a BID space too, but he relies heavily on local produce. And Inspired Brews Kombucha will round out the six spaces this week.
Relics Revisited. There would be no Featured Artist program without our own Aimee Eckert, who conceived the idea, juries the artists, and books the schedule. This week she gets to feature her own work. “My jewelry collection is constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing and various found and reclaimed odds and ends. I give found items new life,” she says. Come see. Or visit her etsy shop for a preview, then come collect what you’ve selected.
For the Animal Lovers
Lilo’s Promise is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization (like all the shelters and rescues that help us staff the Dog Tent). As such, they rely on donations to provide the care and medical treatment for the beautiful pit bulls they rescue. Of course, cash is great, and fully tax deductible, but if you really want to do something special to help, follow this link to their Amazon Wish List and send some indispensable supplies. See the Lilo team and an adorable adoptable or two at the Dog Tent this week.
For the Bakers
Peach Pie Baking Contest. It’s that time again. This SAT AUG 05 we kick off Peach Month (it’s every August for you initiates) with our annual celebration of Jersey’s Golden Peachy Goodness baked into a pie. The competition is fierce (but friendly), the pies are spectacular to look at and wonderful to judge (too late; we have our judges), and the prizes are Market certificates redeemable at any of our vendors. Advance Registration is required, and time is running out. Follow the link RIGHT NOW and secure your slot. Registration will take just a couple of minutes.
Animal Adoptathon SAT AUG 12
Crafts and Fine Art Festival SAT/SUN AUG 19/20
Collingswood’s Crafts and Fine Art Festival, which brings dozens of juried artists from all over the county is August 19 & 20! Stay on August 19 for the first Collingswood Night Market! So much fun starting at 5pm!