Handmade Holidays at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market starts THIS WEEKEND! As temperatures drop and harvest season winds down the Market expands to fill spaces with crafters and artisans selling gifts and holiday-themed items.

Come by the Market for gifts and goods like candles, coffee mugs, sake sets, jewelry, toys, hair accessories, photography, paper arts, home décor, ceramics, knitwear and so (so! so! so!) much more! Handmade Holidays gives space to dozens of exhibitors on a rotating basis so shoppers can expect to see different choices each week. Start that holiday shopping, folks! We won’t judge you if you pick up something pretty for yourself, too.

The early departure of some farm vendors have made it possible for us to offer Market spaces to 27 local crafters and artists over the next three weeks. On Nov. 5th. see:

Aimee Eckert, Relics Revisited Jewelry
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
Shana Zimmoch, Jewelry
Maria Cartwright, 222 Creations Jewelry
Evelyn Bonner, Evelyn Taylor Designs Ceramics
Meredith Greimel, Beaucycled Upcycled Items
Eric Wolff, Mud and Fire Ceramics
Virginia Bernier, Le Vin et La Mer Wreaths Cork Shells
Katie Locke, Infinnity Kids Kid Accessories
Dorrine Esposito, Lace and Bling Accessories
Blair Buchanan, Brace and Bit Wood
Monique DuTill Platt, DuTill & Daughters Ceramics
Casey Lynch, Squirrel Tacos Papercraft

 

Weather forecast for Market hours:
Dry. Partly sunny. Chilly but otherwise delightful.

Music:
Dave Kelly and Sam Caruso will make you smile this weekend.

 

What’s in Season
Remember, farmers and several regular vendors are still selling alongside all those beautiful crafts and goodies.

DanLynn Farms is bringing Napa cabbage, honey, kale, romaine & butter crunch lettuce, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, arugula, broccoli, cilantro, peppers, slicing tomatoes, eggplant, Swiss chard, unpopped popcorn and free range eggs.

Wild Flour Bakery will have order forms for Thanksgiving pies, eclairs, rolls, and bread at the market this week. Orders can also be placed at wildflourbakery.net/shop.

 

This Week’s Guest Vendors
Windy Farm Alpacas – bringing alpacas (not for sale) & yarn (very much for sale)! Plus other lovely alpaca goods.

Green Aisle Grocery bringing Chai maple syrup, Trinidad scorpion pepper hot sauce, French lavender honey, raw pistachio butter, Tuscan kale pesto, and Green Aisle preserve gift sets

Origin Almond Milk – introducing new festive Peppermint Cacao almond milk which blends chocolaty Dark Cacao with refreshing organic peppermint. It’s great to drink on its own or warmed up for a delicious dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate!

John & Kira’s – with holiday gifts now available to purchase and pre-order alongside the NEW Up, Up & Away Hot Air Balloon collection! Inspired by world travel, the Up, Up & Away chocolates features eight fabulous flavors and are hand-painted and decorated. Call 800-747-4808 or email support@johnandkiras.com to pre-order your treats.

Weckerly’s Ice Cream – bringing some fall flavors back in single serving cups! Packaged and ready to go, the cups are a great way to bring home a variety of flavors or enjoy a little treat at the market. This week we will be serving: Burnt Sugar Apple, Pumpkin Butter Bourbon, and Organic Whole Bean Vanilla. We also plan to bring along some of our new ice cream sandwiches, named Butterscotch Brindle.

MECHA Artisan Chocolates

Market Day Canele

FOOD INNOVATION: Our Yards Farm – offering gift certificates for vegetable garden seedling kit, a great gift for any gardener. All seedlings are non-gmo, organic seeds, chemical free, grown in organic potting soil, and locally grown in their Audubon greenhouse. Custom packages are also available. Stop by to learn more.

 

Soulful Holiday Gift

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The Food Bank of South Jersey is an important source of food for charitable feeding programs, accounting for 75% of the food used by pantries, 57% of the food used by soup kitchens, and 48% of food needed at homeless shelters.

Springdale Farms will be selling the Food Bank’s Just Peachy Salsa, which turns castoff peaches from South Jersey farms into a wonderful holiday treat. Proceeds feed the hungry. Makes a wonderful gift and and holiday treat.

 

News from our Official Market Bloggers

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Cranberry-Infused Vodka Gifts

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle Chef). Denine has bought a lot of cranberries at the Market and put them to exceptionally good use. Follow the links to recipes for compote, cranberry sauce, and a fruity vodka infusion (great for gifts!).

Cranberry Apple Orange Ginger Compote
Cranberry Sauce (and Maple Syrup)
Cranberry Infused Vodka