First a little bit of bad news: 80% chance of rain for Saturday.
Then some serious perspective: Rainfall total is forecast to be ¼ of an inch!
That means that even if it happens (80% chance), in Collingswood (60% chance), at the Market (50% chance), during the four hours the Market is open (15% chance), the quarter-inch that might fall won’t make us wet!

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring”
—Lily Pulitzer

Grab your reusable shopping bags and COME ON OUT!

News from our 
Official Market Bloggers

• Strawberry, Radish Salad. Christine Clarke (The Coveted Kitchen). This is a great time for fresh spring greens and radishes.  You simply have to try this spring green salad with strawberries, roasted radishes, peanuts, and avocado in a mandarin soy dressing. Yes, there are greens, strawberries, and radishes at the Market this week. LINK HERE.

• Strawberry Muffins (with Chocolate Surprise). Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) uses fresh local strawberries to make these fruity muffins with a surprising center attraction. LINK HERE.

• Collard Greens (the one next to the kale!). Ryan Cochrane (IMadeAFood). Ryan utilizes these treasured (by some) but less popular (for many) leafy greens. They’re available now, and when you see what he’s done with them, you’ll want to lay in a healthy supply. (See what I did there?) LINK HERE.

• Give Me a Root! Patricia DiJulio (SOUTHJERSEYGIRLSGRUB) purchased beets, radishes, and broccoli rabe on her Market visit SAT MAY 14. She used them all to produce this week’s blog post honoring root vegetables. LINK HERE.

What’s in Season

Wild Flour Bakery needs help on Saturdays at the Collingswood Market: someone to meet us the Collingswood Market at 7:30 on Saturdays. The person will work under the supervision of the Wild Flour table staff and help with set up, sales, and packing up at the end of market. Candidates can contact laura@wildflourbakery.net .

Springdale Farm will have fresh strawberries, lettuce, spinach, greenhouse tomatoes, asparagus, apple cider donuts, pies, cakes, cookies, cheese pies (spinach, tomato, asparagus, broccoli), Griggstown chicken, beef and veggie pot pies, vegetable and herbs transplants (many unusual varieties). Rutgers!

DanLynn Organic Farms will have heads of lettuce (6 varieties) and mixed lettuce bags containing a little of each of those varieties. In addition, there will be slicing tomato seedlings and—for the first time ever!—Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato seedlings(!) and Golden Nuggets tomato seedlings(!)  Grow your own? Do you have the thumbs for it?

A T Buzby will be at the Market with LOTS of strawberries.

Duker T’s Catering will feature their popular Cream of Broccoli Soup!

 

Chef Demo

It’s always exciting when the Food Bank of South Jersey sets up to rock some local produce. Two weeks ago, chef Tricia Yeo whipped up an egg scramble with onions and peppers, zestified with the Food Bank’s own signature Peachy Salsa, produced from local orchard “seconds.” Samples are free, demos occur every 30 minutes, and proceeds of the sale of Peachy Salsa benefit the efforts of the Food Bank to provide nutrition to our food-vulnerable neighbors. Win. Win. Win.

 

Vendor Debut
• You’ve never seen anything quite like this. Cherry Hill’s Maria Mavromatis produces aggressively natural and organic men’s hair and beard care products “just down the street.” She’s one of several soap and skin care specialists trying to assuage the loss of our departed Rochelle Rose. Line up, guys: this table is just for you.
Guest Vendors
• Live Alpacas from Windy Farm Alpacas
• Fruits d’Heritage
• Hercules Beard Company
• Weckerly’s Ice Cream
• Bianca Del Mare Soaps and Skin Care

 

Artist of the Week

BETSY COOK NATIONAL PICNIC. Small batch designer-make clothing from the former Director of our own beloved Market, Betsy Cook. National Picnic women’s casual clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Designer Betsy Cook seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus, when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces. (Like her clothes, Betsy too is few-of-a-kind. Reacquaint yourself with her this week!) Facebook.

 

Music on 2 Stages
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo, in one of its ever-evolving incarnations.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Fan favorite John Rossi signs and plays guitar.

 

See you at the third “almost entirely rain-free” Market of the season, Marketgoers! 
Don’t forget your reusable shopping bags!