Be sure to register for the Oct 14 Apple Pie Contest, bakers! Details here!
Music on 2 Stages
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. We’ve got music from She Hates Me this week, which means newly-elected member of the Camden County Democratic Committee Shannon McGill Vasile will be singing pretty with Kevin Sullivan, who is better at crashing parties than joining them.
WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Are they jazzy? Do they swing? Are they cutting-edge or nostalgic? Yes. Trio Nova Duo is that and more. You may not be able to name every tune, but you’ll recognize them from the bossa nova, jazz, and pop catalogs.
What’s in season:
Apples are the fruit superstars. Come see which varieties are in grab some to make even MORE pie! Beets, broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, collards, fall greens, peppers, pumpkins and cauliflower can be spotted as well in the fall.
DanLynn Organic Farms will have the following certified organic produce: baby bok choy, kale, colored sweet bell and frying peppers, San Marzano slicing & heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, fall honey, unpopped popcorn, butternut, honeynut and Long Island cheese pumpkin squash, red, white & yellow onions, and they’ll continue their sale on sweet potatoes (yams) and of course and bring brown and green eggs.
Guest and special vendors:
Duker T’s Catering – “Is it chili?” No, it’s warm today. Are you cold? “No, I mean, is it time for Duker T’s famous chili?” Step up and get yours early, folks. It may be beef, or maybe sausage, but it will be spicy without scorching your mouth. Spicy but not hot. Chili but not chilly.
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 – Inspired Brews will have pumpkin spice and harvest grape!
Charlie’s Crepes will have a spicy southwestern style of Buck Wild Bison crepe, Davidson sherry shallot mushroom crepe, and a Schober apple pie crepe (and another tba)
Weckerly’s Local Premium Ice Cream – Did you know they make their own cones, and the cookies for their incredible ice cream sandwiches?
Our Souls Shine Applesauce – It’s applesauce like your mom would make, if mom was a writer, a holistic wellness coach, a kids yoga instructor, and a vegan. Organic apples plus kale.
Origin Almond – Origin Almond will be reintroducing the seasonal ‘Pumpkin Chai Spice’ almond milk flavor. This autumn favorite combines creamy organic pumpkin with a blend of aromatic chai spices (incl. cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & clove). Think of it as a locally made pumpkin spice without all the additives, sugars or artificial junk. Be sure to stop by the Origin Almond booth to try a sample!
OCTOBER 8: Clover returns to Collingswood on SUNDAY! The acclaimed open-air market featuring more than 100 vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items and original art is back in Collingswood on October 8! Stroll Clover Market (along Atlantic Ave in the Farmers’ Market space) then stroll Collingswood shops and eateries and spend the perfect fall day here. 10am-4pm. Event page here!
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’ve got most of your favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will be on hand. They’ll be joined by Inspired Brews Kombucha not technically a member of BID but more than welcome!
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Corn Risotto. Denine hasn’t been at the Market as much as she would like this season. Her blog post tells the story. However, she recently “laid in some corn” for immediate or eventual consumption and then cut some from the cob to mix with onions, peppers, and zucchini (plus a spice blend she found at Occasionette) to make what you’d probably call a mock risotto since it contains no rice at all, let alone Arborio. Intrigued? It’s simple, comforting, spicy, slightly exotic and accompanies a wide variety of dishes. (Good cold from the fridge too!) See the instructions and photos to guide you through at Denine’s blog, TheBicycle-Chef.com.
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). The Best Hot Dog You’ve Never Heard of. Susan’s been experimenting with a lot of comforting meat dishes this season, making good use of Hillacres Pride pork, for example, and bison from Buck Wild Bison. This week she’ll let you in on the secret of Jersey Hot Dogs (something she calls Tony Go’s). You’ll need a crusty Italian roll or baguette (think Wildflour, Amber Grain, or Dulce) onions, peppers, and potatoes. That’s right, potatoes! All of those will be easy to find at several of our Market vendor tables. For the prep and assembly instructions, you’ll have to go to Susan’s blog.
For the Art Lovers
FEATURED ARTIST. Meredith Greimel, Beaucycled. You may be familiar with Meredith’s work from Whole Foods. Or perhaps you’ve attended a succulent-arranging workshop. Now’s your chance to see her stuff at your favorite Market. Handcrafted jewelry from rare gemstones and vintage remnants. AND as if that were not enough, Meredith also arranges succulent gardens in unique glassware and vintage pieces.
For the Animal Lovers
New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA) in the Dog Tent. The wonderful people of New Jersey Aid for Animals will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing their remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy animals from the brink of disaster at extreme expense.
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. Want to support their efforts and have some fun as well? They’ve got brand new “still in the bag” Halloween costumes for dogs for just five dollars!
For Local Historians
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF COLLINGSWOOD. Look for representatives of Proud Neighbors of Collingswood at their card table space beneath the Speedline. They’ve got your tickets for the SUN OCT 15 Walking Tours. You have just one week left to reserve your space. Tours are guided by local experts in architectural history. Take one tour or all three in the Lakeview Drive area, and along Park, Stokes, and Collings Avenues. Tours conclude with a gathering at Devils Creek Brewery to relax with friends and share your new knowledge.