Weather Forecast for Market Hours:
Reaching 80 with a shower possible.
Music on Two Stages
East Stage Music Tent.
The Incomparable Dave Kelly. Dave makes it look easy. It’s not, of course. Ten thousand hours of practice are needed to play a guitar “effortlessly.” Or a dulcimer. Or a lap steel guitar. Stop by starting at 9am and see (hear) what else Dave can make seem simple.
West Stage below PATCO.
The New Valentines. They delighted us in June when they made their Market debut, and Matt and Genevieve LaPalomento are certain to delight us again with their beautiful harmonies and popular playlist. ‘Cause, once you’re delightful, you don’t stop being delightful.
Music starts at 9 AM on both stages, every week, rain or shine.
What’s in Season
DanLynn Organic Farms will have butternut squash, romaine, colored peppers, green beans, slicing Ceylon and heirloom tomatoes, onions, honey, unpopped popcorn, okra and eggs. It’s the last week for our Russian fingerling potatoes. They’ll continue their sale on sweet potatoes (yams), too!
Hillacres Pride has on special this week pasture raised leg/high chicken quarters. If you are packing lunch boxes, see them for cheese, beef jerky, snack sticks, sweet bologna and more!
Cheese, Etc. reminds us to stop for some homemade cheese spreads! Come early and don’t miss out on the very popular Fig ‘N Zola – gorgonzola blended with figs, fig jam and a balsamic reduction (no wonder it sells out first every week).
This Week’s Guest Vendor
MILK AND COOKIES! Our Market regular, Origin Almond Milk, has started to bring a selection of hot beverages to complement their already-popular line of flavored almond milks. This week, they’re setting up next to our guest vendor Flour+Oats Artisan Cookies. Sure, we’re sophisticated adults, but let’s never outgrow our love for milk and cookies!
MECHA’s Chocolates – Feel that crisp September air? Makes us think the pie spices and ginger snaps are coming. Get a jump on the season with MECHA Chocolates this week. Pumpkin pie spice infused milk chocolate ganache and molasses make this one special.
Flour+Oats Artisan Cookies – Flour + Oats Artisan Cookies is excited to be back to the market this week! We’re enjoying the bounty of fresh fruit and produce for the season and baking Fresh Zucchini and Dark Chocolate Cookies and Fresh Peach Scones. Other flavors include Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle, Honey Lavender Shortbread and sweet and savory cookie bark! We’ll have tasting samples – Please come see us!
Origin Almond Milk – Origin Almond will add a 2nd handcrafted drink to the hot beverage bar! “Our NEW London Fog Tea Latte is a heartwarming blend of our handmade almond milk with fragrant, freshly brewed Earl Grey Tea. Enjoy flavor notes of Italian bergamot, French lavender and creamy vanilla bean for a perfectly heartwarming, organic & dairy-free autumn treat. This is joining the Golden Turmeric Chai Masala hot beverage that the market goers loved last week. Grab a warm, cozy cup before they’re gone!”
Duker T’s Catering – Autumn temperatures mean it’s time to get your favorite soups from Duker T’s Catering. This week, Duker kicks off the season with Cream of Broccoli.
Our Souls Shine Applesauce – Organic apples, kale from the garden, a bucketload of sunshine, blended with great caring for your body and spirit. Eat the apple. Be the apple.
Barn and Stone House Soap – Not just soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some aromatherapy by the bar!
Inspired Brews Kombucha – Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
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.
Shoppers may not know that the special arrangement with Sara’s Produce is that they may sell “exotic” produce, but are prohibited from selling anything that grows in New Jersey.
We’re fully booked this week, so BID is full too: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc, Charley’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will take their usual spaces. And they’ll be joined by Inspired Brews Kombucha.
CHARLEY’S CREPES. This week, Charley features fresh produce from many vendors. “We’ll have an Eckert corn hash, Davidson sherry shallot mushrooms, Viereck roasted tomatoes and spinach, and Schober peaches and apples. This is the last chance for peach-filled crepes as we transition into pumpkin and cranberry season.” Yum.
News from our Official Market Bloggers
Most cooks have a meatloaf recipe to follow or ignore, but most don’t involve bison meat as the primary ingredient. Follow Susan’s instructions for the special handling of this wonderful meat from Buck Wild Bison. Her carrots came from Our Yards Farm, her onions from A.T. Buzby, her celery from Flaim (and Formisano), her mushrooms from Davidsons, her delicata squash from Flaim, and her green beans from Springdale. Check out the recipe and other helpful photos at Susan’s blog.
Stef Perna is a food artist. If ever you’re wandering the Market wondering what to try next, get on over to treatbelly and drool over the photos. If they don’t inspire you to pick up your whisk, hire a chef. This week Stef found treats from Savoie Organic, DanLynn Organic, Schobers & Sons, Fruitwood, Flaim, Viereck, and Springdale and shot gorgeous photos of them all. Then she whipped up an acorn squash puree, and tossed off the irresistable potato-leek soup seen here. Do yourself a favor: see the whole week’s shopping at Stef’s blog.
For the Animal Lovers
The Animal Adoption Center. Hi, I’m Sadie. I’m a very sweet, affectionate girl looking for my forever family. I like to run around a bit, so a fenced yard would be nice. I have energy to keep up on hikes or even go jogging with my new Dad or Mom. I’m good with other dogs and children eight years old or older. The wonderful volunteers of The Animal Adoption Center can put you in touch with Sadie and many more like her. Stop by and meet them at the Dog Tent this week.
For the Art Lovers
Pillow Covers. Jennifer Prasad calls her business Canary Works. We’ve never thought to ask her why. We do know that when we commissioned her to do a set of commemorative pillows for our siblings, she was honored and delighted to be asked. See the beautiful designs Jennifer comes up with on her own, of course, but don’t be bashful about suggesting your own best pillow idea. She matched our model design perfectly.
For the Good of All
LOURDES WELLNESS / OAKLYN FOOD PANTRY. BUY2/GIVE1. Generosity is natural in the aftermath of terrible storms and only reminds us how much hunger our neighbors suffer every day closer to home. When you survey the Market tables groaning with beautiful produce, give a thought to folks in Camden County who wonder every day where their next meal will come from. BUY 2 of whatever looks good, and GIVE 1 to the Lourdes Wellness / Oaklyn Food Pantry drive we’re honored to host. What you give on Saturday will be given to a hungry neighbor on Monday. Thanks.