Weather forecast for Market hours: 40s, sunny and clear, clear, clear.
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 21 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. For this final week, 19 artists/crafters/artisans will showcase great gifts.
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…
Since it’s the last week of the market, DanLynn Organic Farms will empty out the fields and will bring the following certified organic produce: Broccoli, green and Napa cabbage, cauliflower, honey, curly and flat leaf kale, red and green romaine, curly green leaf, magenta lettuce, mixed lettuce bags, baby beets, baby bok choy, cauliflower (white and purple), fennel, romanesco cauliflower and Swiss chard and of course, brown and green free range eggs and (not organic) kettle corn.
Hillacres Pride will have their traditional “Last Market Special” of 3 cheese spreads for $10.50 – great for holiday parties and gifts! They’ll stock full coolers, but it is always a busy weekend and some items sell out, pre orders are recommended.
Wild Flour Bakery will have all pre-ordered Thanksgiving menu items. If you have not already ordered, they will have pumpkin, apple brandy, bourbon pecan, and sweet potato pies. In addition they will have dinner rolls and special breads as well as pumpkin éclairs with pumpkin filling and topped with cream cheese icing (drooooooooool).
Duker T’s Catering has lots of cream of crab soup for us.
The Tortilla Press Café will be giving away $10 gift coupons with any purchase. “So if people are missing their breakfast sandwich or breakfast omelets on Saturdays to come, they can visit us at the restaurant!” says owner Lydia Cipriani.
This week’s guest vendors:
Charlie’s Crepes Cheese, Etc. Constellation Collective Green Aisle Grocery John & Kira’s Chocolate Market Day Canele MECHA Chocolate Neil’s Sharpening Service Origin Almond Milk Rich’s Micro Roast Weckerly’s Ice Cream Windy Farm Alpacas
Crafters Week 4:
Aimee Eckert of Relics Revisited (jewelry)
Jill Hawes of Farmhouse Art Studio (clothing)
Maria Cartright of 222 Creations (enamel jewelry)
Jennifer Talarico of Jennifer’s Fiber Designs (clothing)
Trudi Clark of Pretty Pottery (pottery)
Ginny Bernier of Le Vin et Le Mer (various handmade)
Betsy Cook of National Picnic (clothing)
Evelyn Bonner of Evelyn Taylor Designs (ceramics)
Tammy Riley of Ginkgo Girls (felted items)
Katherine Cheetham of Select 10 DBA Katherine Cheetham Glass (glass)
Katie Locke of Infinity Bibs (baby accessories)
Karla Heartsfield of Howard Heartsfield (clothing)
Cheri Geraci of Forever Somewhere (enchanted gardens)
Rose Pacey of Gypsy Art (paper)
Jennifer Prasad of Canary Works (pillow covers)
Lisa Confora of Nature’s Energy (jewelry and pottery)
Lorraine Delphey of Loriginals (textiles)
Margit Deppen of Deppenwood Products (birdhouses)
Eric Wolff of Mud and Fire (pottery)
Anneliese Kissling of Superfresh Babyknits (scarves)
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts; Not Your Usual Side Dish! Spice up your Brussels sprouts this year with this recipe that is sure to make this side dish a main attraction!
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 27 at 7pm, the always amazing Holiday Parade is Nov 28 at 10am and the breath-taking parade of lights is Dec 11. 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!
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 2016!