It’s certainly true in the gardens and on the farm that magic happens this time of year. Dirt, water, and sun conspire to become deliciously edible.
See the “What’s In Season” section below for the details about just what you’ll in the shade of the tents, including whole chickens, ricotta cheese, pastured eggs and lamb, and tomatoes of every type.
Grab your reusable shopping bags and come on out!
We’ve seen this before. Sunny and mid-70s at the opening cowbell. Temps climb into the upper 80s by noon, humid as a summer in Collingswood, but dry.
News from our Official Market Bloggers
The theme of our blogs this week is how to make fantastic, Market-fresh dishes without heating up the kitchen.
This week’s blog posts include recipes using
• WHOLE CHICKEN
• GARLIC SCAPES
• PLUM TOMATOES
• GRAPE TOMATOES
• PASTURED EGGS
• RICOTTA CHEESE
Too Hot to Cook Tomato Crudo
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Now that the weather is too hot for cooking, but the heat is delivering a bounty of fresh tomatoes, Denine offers this no-cook recipe for tomato crudo, plus a pasta serving suggestion . LINK HERE.
NO-COOK TOMATO CRUDO
Patricia DiJulio (South Jersey Girls Grub). Featuring DanLynn Organic farm garlic, plum tomatoes from Viereck Farms, baby spinach and basil from Flaim Farms, ricotta cheese from Hillacres Pride, and fresh eggs from Nature’s Own Farm, Patricia assembles this beautiful manicotti. LINK HERE.
JERSEY FRESH MANICOTTI
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Here’s another “It’s Too Hot To Cook” recipe to the rescue. Susan got her whole chicken from Hillacres Pride (You can too!) and offers this easy preparation technique that won’t heat your kitchen. LINK HERE.
SLOW COOKER WHOLE CHICKEN
What’s in Season
Blueberry Fields Soap. Carol says: “I’ll be bringing shampoo bars with me on Saturday and new fragrances of soap.”
Hillacres Pride. On special this week are whole chickens (See Susan Lynch’s blog post for Whole Chicken Slow Roast). This is the best time of year to grow chickens and our freezer is getting full. We’d like to move some of them from our freezer to yours. Also stop by and try our new Fresh Cheese—Kickin’ Salsa-a mildly spicy cheese spread that uses our Hot Pepperjack Cheese. New Beef is in and we are now taking orders for our pork packs (about 1/4 of pig—enough to fill a kitchen type freezer).
Cheese, Etc. we will be featuring our Spiked Peaches & Cream Cheese Spread for the peach festivities! Creamy cheese spiked with Amaretto and blended with our own homemade peach compote, thanks to those sweet peaches from Wm. Schober Sons Orchards!
O Made Granola. “Come stock up on O Made Granola before the summer ends. We’ll be back in September, but you’ll need plenty until then.”
DanLynn Organic Farms. “DanLynn Organic Farms will continue the big sale on Heirloom and Slicing tomatoes, Yukon Gold & Fingerling potatoes and will also have the following certified organic produce: corn, cucumbers and pickles, red white & yellow onions, garlic, kale, unpopped popcorn, honey, green beans, swiss chard, carrots, okra sweet frying & bell peppers & watermelon. Also, we’ll have our brown and green eggs from our free ranged chickens.”
Wm Schober Sons Orchards. Schober’s will have yellow and white peaches, nectarines, and Pristine apples.
Peach Pie Contest this Weekend!
The annual Peach Pie Baking Contest kicks off Peach Month at the Market. Simple peach. Peach Plus. Best Presentation. Market cash prizes in all categories. Pre-registration is required.
• GreenFord Blueberry Farm
• Constellation Collective
• O Made Granola
• Origin Almond
• MECHA Artisan Chocolates
• Blueberry Fields Soap
• Animal Adoption Center
• Canary Works
• Allison Allen Massage Table
Artist of the Week
Jennifer Prasad makes a large variety of handmade cushion covers to fit standard size 18×18-inch pillows.
Animal Adoption Center
The Animal Adoption Center will staff our Dog Tent this week and administer the Official Market Leash program.
Music on 2 Stages
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Trio Nova Duo is back to full strength this week.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. The Wayside Shakeup shakes things up on the west stage.
From the Market Director
Read the blogs for “No Cook” recipes, then stock up Saturday at the Market!