End of year shout out to our sponsors: You might not think much of it when you enjoy our market, but those banners overhead represent organizations and businesses that have contributed to make the Market possible. We love them more than fresh peaches and beautiful crisp apples. Sponsors: Thank you, thank you for your support! Market goers: If you love the Market, remember to support those that support us! So long. Farewell. Is it spring yet? And THANK YOU!
If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2016 season reach out to Cass by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOP: It’s Handmade Holidays at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market! November 19 is the fourth and final Saturday in our annual Handmade Holidays celebration of guest artists, crafters, artisans, photographers, jewelers, potters, ceramicists, clothing designers, and woodworkers … This week promises to be another beautiful installment of our very popular annual event.
Weather forecast for Market hours: Glorious for the middle of November, reaching the 60s! The absolute perfect morning to visit the Market for the last time in 2016. *sad trombone*
Music: Dave Kelly will provide tunes on Saturday.
What’s in season:
Here’s what you might grab to fill your table this Thanksgiving: Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, beets, greens, sweet potatoes, potatoes, green beans, fennel, onions, herbs, mushrooms, cabbages, squash, cooking pumpkins, apples, pears, cranberries, eggs, cheeses, spreads, meats, pumpkins, decorative gourds, prepared foods, pies, cakes, breads, treats…
DanLynn Organic Farms is offering sweet potatoes in bulk for you to keep or “put up” for the Winter! Buy a 1/2 bushel crate (weighing 20 lbs) only $10 (50 cents a lb, less than conventional pricing!). The sweet potatoes are considered “seconds”. Some will be long and stringy, others will be under or oversized and some may have mole nibble marks on them. They ALL will be “unwashed”. If you keep dirty potatoes in a cool dry spot (garage, basement away from the heater), they should keep for quite some time! Limited number of crates available and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis until they’re all snapped up.
DanLynn Organic Farms will also have the following certified organic produce: romaine, red leaf, curly red & butter crunch lettuce, arugula, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, cilantro, eggplant, butternut squash, Napa and red cabbage, slicing tomatoes, unpopped popcorn, summer and fall honey, sweet potatoes, broccoli and maybe cauliflower too!
Revolution Roasters is holding an end of the Market Fresh Roasted Coffee Sale. Get two bags of 12oz coffee for $20. Any variety! Market only, not available at the shop. Get the good stuff for guests fighting off those post-Turkey naps!
Hillacres Pride will have their our annual pick three for $10.50 fresh cheese special, including pumpkin spice and holiday cranberry fresh cheeses. These cheeses are great for holiday gatherings or hostess gifts. Also stock up on our vacuum sealed cheeses for holiday cheese trays and recipes.
This week’s guest vendors:
Weckerly’s Ice Cream brining lots of goodies for Thanksgiving. They’ll have a special pint release available for one weekend only – Bourbon Pecan Pie! Bourbon whiskey and brown sugar custard with chunks of pie crust and swirls of house-made pecan pie filling. Also, mini ice cream sandwich variety packs. These autumnal treats come packed by the dozen and feature Sweet Potato Smores, Oatmeal Cream Pine, Pumpkin Gingersnap, and Caramel Apple Cinnamon.
MECHA Artisan Chocolates
Origin Almond Milk ending the season with a variety of fresh almond milk varieties ranging from classics to Holiday seasonal. These include creamy Thai Coconut Blend, healing Golden Ginger & Turmeric, robust Cold Brew Coffee, refreshing Peppermint Cacao and delicious Fuji Apple Cinnamon. All delicious on their own or even more special when served slightly warm.
Green Aisle Grocery bringing lovely funky things like walnut butter, chai maple syrup, pickled beets, Jersey marinara, spicy apple chutney, blood orange vanilla marmalade, Chile lime salt + moreeeeeee.
Neil’s Sharpening Service reminds us that it’s the last chance of the year to get the knives ready for Thanksgiving and holiday prep. NOTE FROM NEIL: “Please get there early! If I am busy I will have to stop taking more knives at 11am.”
PRESERVATION Handcrafted Foods
FOOD INNOVATION: Our Yards Farm
John & Kira’s Chocolates
Crafters Week 4! Amazing things from:
Aimee Eckert Relics Revisited Jewelry
Lisa Confora Nature’s Energy Ceramics
Betsy Cook National Picnic Clothing
Jennifer Talarico Jennifer’s Fiber Designs Hand Knits
Rose Pacey Gypsy Art Mixed Media
Anneliese Kissling Le Petit Fox Knits Hand Knits
Lorraine Delphey L’Originals Cotton Items
Fred Chase Fredchasewoodcraft Wood Items
Jennifer Prasad Canary Works Pillows
Maria Cartwright 222 Creations Jewelry
Evelyn Bonner Evelyn Taylor Designs Ceramics
Meredith Greimel Beaucycled Upcycled Items
Eric Wolff Mud and Fire Ceramics
Katie Locke Infinnity Kids Kid Accessories
Dorrine Esposito Lace and Bling Accessories
Monique DuTill Platt DuTill & Daughters Ceramics
Jaime Sosonkin Whim Jewelry LLC Jewelry
Lisa Kirkonis Shayla Shines Designs Jewelry
Wendy Davis Wood Home Décor
Stephanie Schultz Mermaid Metal Jewelry
Lourdes Wellness / Oaklyn Pantry
BUY 2 GIVE 1! For the last time this season, our Market Sponsor Lourdes Wellness will partner with the Oaklyn Food Pantry to collect your generous donations of perishables for our food-vulnerable neighbors. Please buy an extra of whatever you’re buying and drop it at the Lourdes tent near the middle of the Market. Already, you’ve donated well over 3,000 pounds of food to this nurturing effort. Thanks a ton (and a half)!
GOODBYE, MARKET! At exactly noon, we’ll walk the length of the Market ringing our closing cowbell in what has become a Market tradition. If you’d like to join the Cowbell parade, meet us at the “top” of the Market (nearer to Collings Avenue) and walk with us. Better yet, bring your own cowbell to add to the fun.
COMING UP IN COLLS: The Friday after Thanksgiving is the formal kick off of the stunning holiday season in Collingswood. Our town tree lighting is Nov 25 at 7pm, the always amazing Holiday Parade is Nov 26 at 10am and the breath-taking parade of lights is Dec 9 (there is a route change for the 2016 parade of lights. See here for details). We’re also got free visits with Santa, free parking in December, great shopping and dining, snow, carolers and a whopping quarter-million light display. Those details are all here – we’ll see you in Dec!
From Our Market Bloggers:
APPLES FOR SAUCE
Susan Mauer-Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Have ten apples and thirty minutes? Susan promises her simple technique will yield the best applesauce you’ve ever served. No added sugar! LINK HERE
Hillacres Pride Easy Pork Roast
PORK ROAST BONELESS (FRESH HAM)
Susan Mauer-Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Fresh ham is not smoked, so it’s essentially a pork roast. Susan turns this new cut from Hillacres Pride into this beautiful dish, wonderful hot and great for sandwiches (if there are any leftovers). LINK HERE
The Collingswood Farmers’ Market is truly thankful for another season. Thank you so much again for being part of our Market family – we have such a great community of customers here and we hope you guys had a great time as well. Market staff, farmers and vendors are looking forward to 2017! If you feel like you miss the Market over the next few months, just watch our lovely Market vid here!