Weather Forecast for Market Hours:
Warm, partly cloudy and DRY though Market hours.
East Stage Music Tent. Are they jazzy? Do they swing? Are they cutting-edge or nostalgic? Yes. Trio Nova Duo is that and more. You may not be able to name every tune, but you’ll recognize them from the bossa nova, jazz, and pop catalogs.
West Stage below PATCO. Brand new to the Market, Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers bring musicianship and an appreciation for bluegrass traditions. Music starts at 9am on both stages, every week, rain or shine.
Music starts at 9 AM on both stages, every week, rain or shine.
What’s in Season
Berries are plentiful. You’ll also see stone fruits like plums, peaches and nectarines. Beets, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplants, lima beans and cabbages are at the Market, too! Corn and tomatoes are still going strong.
Fruitwood Farm will have beets, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, sweet cherries, white corn, cucumbers, eggplant, white and yellow peaches, donut peaches, Yukon gold potatoes, radishes, squash, string beans, tomatoes and honey.
Buzby Farms is bringing watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes, and more.
Viereck Farms reports they’ll have heirloom tomatoes, Cherokee purples, Brandywines, plus a lot of mixed cherry tomatoes.
Hillacres Pride is featuring chorizo sausage and our sage griller sausage at a special price of only $7/lb. We will also have our sliced nitrate free sweet bologna on special – try a sample! “Don’t forget to try our cheese samples each week and let us know your favorite!”
This Week’s Guest Vendors
Inspired Brews: bringing Pineapple Herba (organic pineapple, organic PA mint, organic ginger, wild sourced lemongrass) again as it was really popular last week. And peach ginger (PA peaches (IPM) and organic ginger root).
Amber Grain Bakery – Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
Blueberry Fields Soap
Garden State Juice – Using the last of the Jersey Fresh strawberries and other Collingswood Farmers’ Market ingredients.
Weckerly’s: bringing their last batch of blueberry ice cream. “Many market-goers may remember Green-Ford Farm who brought their amazing heirloom berries to market in years past. While Kristi and Kyle have moved on, the farm still grows the same amazing fruit, and we continue to use those berries in our ice cream. We will also be bringing raspberry sorbet!” NEW VENDOR! Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap – The soap is simple and wholesome, but the real attraction is that the goats will be coming to the Market for petting and “selfie” ops.
Artist of the Week
Scribble Stix. Bruce Palese creates his own line of eco-friendly, fun-face gifts that are handcrafted from twigs and branches that have fallen naturally from local trees. No live trees are ever cut. His “functional art” products include pens, bottle stoppers, stylus pens, lamps, candle/air plant holders, s’more sticks, and appetizer picks — all at low prices. Bruce believes that “Quirky Doesn’t Have to be Costly!” Learn More
News from our Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Susan produces entire meals from the Market and provides careful, simple, logical instructions for preparing fresh ingredients. This week’s blog post includes several short tutorials any home cook will find helpful.
How to Grill Steak. Susan chose the Tomahawk Steak from Buck Wild Bison, our new meat vendor. It’s “lower in fat and cholesterol than choice beef, chicken, pork, and salmon” and is the new dinner choice for Susan’s family. Cook it “low and slow,” followed by a quick sear.
How to Caramelize Onions. Get fresh spring onions at several Market vendors including Flaim and Formisano, and make extra to save for later. Stir frequently over low, slow heat in butter and olive oil. Kosher salt, balsamic vinegar.
How to Fry Fresh Mushrooms. Get your fresh mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms (any of six varieties) and fry them “the Julia Child way.” It involves letting the “butter bubble up and then bubble down” before adding the mushrooms. (You’ve probably been doing it wrong, like me.) Click through to the blog for the details.
Eggplant and Zucchini. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll find simple help for roasting Sicilian eggplant (from AT Buzby) and zucchini (from Springdale Farm). It helps to choose the right eggplant for different preparations. This one needs no salting.
To reproduce Susan’s entire summer meal, click here for her blog.
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 Oil 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.
Inspired Brews Kombucha will find its place in the BID section this week too.
For Animal Lovers
Dog Tent. Our good friends The Animal Adoption Center will be staffing the official Dog Tent in the middle of the Market this week, dispensing wonderful advice, offering adoptable animals for your forever companionship, and selling the official Market Leash permits.
NEW SOAP VENDOR. Their application was approved, so we’ll have a new soap vendor, Knowhere Farm of Chesterfield, New Jersey, bringing the goats’ milk soap they produce themselves using milk from their own goats. They plan to bring some goats along as well, and a safe enclosure to make it easy to do some goat-and-kid petting. Grab your own kids and bring them along. Could be fun.
Good for the Heart
Our sponsor Lourdes Wellness partners with the Oaklyn Food Pantry to collect food donations for our food-vulnerable neighbors. Since their first appearance at the Market, we’ve donated more than the weight of an adult elephant in fresh produce. BUY 2 / GIVE 1 of anything if you can.
Mark your Calendars!
Farm to Fork Restaurant Week, July 23-28
Fresh from the Farm Restaurant Week starts Monday! See what eleven of SJ’s best chefs do with NJ’s summer bounty. Enjoy prix fixe menus at participating restaurants (and make some time for a little shopping and strolling while you’re in town). NOMNOMNOM. Details here!
Just Peachy Party, Saturday, August 5, 8am-noon
The market kicks off the peach season with a day dedicated to delicious NJ peaches! Enjoy a peach pie/peach cobbler contest, peach goodies, live music, demos and more.Pie bakers (and pie eaters!): We’ve got the rules for the Peach Pie contest on August 5! Click here for details.