Music on 2 Stages

EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. You might recognize Matt Skoufalos as the journalist behind NJ Pen. He’s put together a tight little outfit of musicians that calls itself The Unstoppable Hackbeats. Music at the Market always starts at 9am and runs to noon. Come out to either stage and see what’s new in local talent. WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. You know how sometimes a genuinely nice guy is also blessed with talent and makes everybody feel wonderful? John Rossi is one of those guys. Come out and meet him. He’s bringing his guitar and sometimes a friend to play along.


What’s in Season:

Autumnal goodness. Enjoy pumpkins and squash (and keep in mind that squash are pretty sturdy so keep them in a cool dark pantry and save the room in your fridge for something else). Be on the lookout for cranberries and cauliflower as they begin to make the height of their appearance this fall.

Did you know NJ is one of the nation’s top ten squash producers, growing over 32 million pounds each year? Start making soup, guys!

DanLynn Organic Farms will have butternut honeynut and Long Island Cheese Pumpkin squash, romaine, colored peppers, slicing San Marzano and heirloom tomatoes. They say, “We’ll continue our sale on sweet potatoes (yams),and white & red fingerling potatoes, plus we will have kale, red white & yellow onions, honey, unpopped popcorn, and our eggs.” Thanks for the deets, DanLynn!

Hillacres Pride will have on special this week beef cubes from our pastured jersey beef. Break out the crock pots because it’s great for stews!


Guest Vendors and Special Products


MECHA Artisan Chocolates – The rest of the week you can find MECHA Artisan chocolates at the new Occasionette shop in town, but on Saturdays, come on out to the Market for your chocoholic fix.

Duker T’s Catering – Devoted shoppers wait all year for Robert Barber to bring out his justly famous Cream of Crab soup. Come by for a hot one (or take a few home).

Green Aisle Grocery – Local produce gets hip here. From their tiny storefront on East Passyunk, the Erace brothers bring us fancy bitters, exotic spices, house-made pickles, preserves, nut butters and teas (and always a few surprises).

Neil’s Sharpening Service – If you’ve been paying attention, you know Neil comes by with his grinding tools and his razor-sharp wit on the final Saturday of the month. Bring out your knives and other dull blades this SAT SEP 30.

Mike Wilk Lamb Farm – Not technically a Guest Vendor, but “the lamb guy” is now on an every-other-week schedule. Look for him this SAT SEP 30.

Cindy Steves, Soap Girl – Cindy has it all. Homemade natural soaps, shower gels, organic pet shampoo, bath salts, shaving soap—like we said, all!

Knowhere Farm Goats Milk Soap – Selfie Alert! Also justly prized for the soap they make from their very own goats, the Knowhere table is better known for the adorable goats they bring to Market. Buy a bar and take your picture with the kids.

Inspired Brews Kombucha – Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.

Indogrow Farms Micro Greens – They’re not on a regular schedule yet, so it’s news when these super-nutritious little bursts of flavor come to the Market. Get yours on SAT SEP 30.


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 stocked with BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Cheese Etc, Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will take their usual spaces. And they’ll be joined by Inspired Brews Kombucha in what is becoming their usual space as well.


From Our Official Market Bloggers


Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Micro Greens. Susan and her daughters have sampled all four varieties of micro greens from Patrick Gigliotti and Louis Monte who call themselves Indogrow. These “vertical farmers,” who work indoors in their Cherry Hill NJ home, offer four microgreen blends ready to enjoy. The Lynchs used the Italian mix, the Robust, the Fusion Mix, and the Zesty on sandwiches and burgers, in salads, with grits, and in scrambled eggs. See photos of these crisp and extremely flavorful little blasts of nutrition in all their versatile glory at Susan’s blog.


For the Animal Lovers

The wonderful people of New Life Animal Rescue 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. They’ll also offer pet care tips, hook you up with an application to adopt an adorable animal, and dispense the official Market leashes that have made our Market a safer and more welcoming place for all our guests, four-legged and otherwise.