Weather forecast for Market hours: Dry. Party cloudy and 50s. Chilly but otherwise delightful!

Music on Just One Stage

WEST STAGE UNDER PATCO. Our last musical act of the 2017 season will be Trio Nova Duo. Mike and Pete will “play us out” or “welcome in the new,” depending on your perspective. (Anyway, it’s getting too cold to finger pick.)

The East Stage Music Tent is giving way to Woods Edge Wools with their beautiful alpaca garments. Thank you to all the musicians who have made the Market “the place to be” on Saturday mornings in Collingswood.

Thank you to all the musicians who have made the Market “the place to be” on Saturday mornings in Collingswood.


Handmade Holidays

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 30 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.

Joining us for the official First Week are these Occasional Vendors:

  • Aimee Eckert, Relics Revisited (Jewelry)
  • Betsy Cook (National Picnic) Original Clothing
  • Ellen Rosenholtz, Sylvia Starlight Toys J
  • ennifer Prasad, Canary Works (Pillow Covers)
  • Blair Buchanan, Brace and Bit (Wooden Items)
  • Lisa Confora, Nature’s Energy (Ceramics)
  • Jennifer Talarico Fiber Designs
  • Katherin Cheetham, Select 10 (Art Glass)
  • Matthew Miner, Upcycled Paper Products
  • Katie Locke, Infinnity Kids (Children’s Items)
  • Rose Pacey, Gypsy Art (Mixed Media)
  • Maria Cartwright (222 Creations) Copper Fired Jewelry
  • Lorraine Delphey (L’Originals) Cotton Items
  • Anneliese Kissling (Le Petit Fox) Knitted Goods
  • Aaron McCargo Ponchos, Backpacks, Clothing

Also participating with crafts are these Legacy Vendors:

  • Woods Edge Wool Farm (Legacy Vendor, East end) Alpaca wool socks, scarves, gloves, shawls, blankets
  • Windy Farm Alpacas (Legacy Vendor, West end) Alpaca wool socks, gloves


What’s in season

Remember, famers and several regular vendors are still selling alongside all those beautiful crafts and goodies! Look for hardy fall crops and seasonal goodies.

Hillacres Pride says, “This week we are having our great bacon sale. From our Heritage pigs we offer regular or nitrate-free cure. Buy 2, get 1 free! Also coming to market is our seasonal favorite Holiday Cranberry spread. Stop by and try our cheese samples!”

Cheese Etc. & Gourmet Gifts is rolling out their Cranberry & Walnut Cheese Spread. Perfect for Thanksgiving entertaining (and on leftover turkey sandwiches!). This week’s sale item is Porter Smoked Gouda (made with Morro Castle Porter from Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery).


Guest Vendors and Special Product

Start a shopping list! We’ve got a very full lineup of Guest Vendors and Special Products this week.

  • Duker T’s Catering – Getcher Soup! This will be Duker’s final week at the Market for the season. He’s departing with a bang: Cream of Crab soup. Last chance for this one!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap — Not just soap but plenty of other cleansing and grooming products, all made by our vendor!
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha — Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill. In the BID section of the Market.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates — Find them in our “chocolate space” near Duker T’s, with pumpkin and other favorite holiday flavors.
  • Our Souls Shine Applesauce — Yoga for the soul. Sunshine for the garden. Organic apples and kale. Cinnamon. Peace and Love.
  • Indogrow Microgreens — The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
  • John & Kira’s Chocolates — If you haven’t tried the ganache-stuffed figs you haven’t fully experienced ganache, or figs!
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream — Feel good about indulging. The cream’s organic. the milk and produce ingredients are local.
  • Green Aisle Grocery — If there’s a way to turn local produce into a cocktail mixer, the wizards at Green Aisle are doing it.
  • Preservation Provisions — Not sure there’s a difference in pickles? Test that theory by sampling from several varieties.
  • Flour and Oats – Flour and Oats is excited to be back to market this weekend. They’ll have plenty of seasonal handmade treats including pumpkin pie cookie, chocolate caramel snickerdoodle and apple honey cinnamon scones to bring home. Ask about cookie gifts, perfect for the holiday season and stop by for a taste!


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.

We’ve got your other favorite BID vendors this week: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charlie’s Crepes, and Cheese Etc.

Also in the BID area: Inspired Brews Kombucha and John & Kira’s Chocolates.


From Our Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). White Pumpkin Chili with or without Ground Turkey. Yes, you can eat them. Pumpkins aren’t just for Jack O Lanterns. (But you knew that; you’ve had the pie.) They’re a fine ingredient in beers and ales too, and this chili recipe calls for just such an ingredient. The rest of the produce is stuff you already have at home or could easily pick up at the Market on Saturday: green and yellow squash, onions and garlic, red and green bell peppers. Denine recommends a cilantro cooking base and, of course, your favorite chili herbs and spices. See the recipe and cooking instructions at her blog.

Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Easy Prep Kid-Friendly Meals. Susan outdoes herself this week with a grab-bag of meal suggestions to make things easy in the kitchen. Check out her blog for advice on how to shop the Market for Mac-and-Cheese, Meatballs-and-Sauce, and Chipped-Beef-Steak-Sandwiches. She’s also got the skinny on the Hillacres Pride Winter Program, which you NEED to check out if you want easy access to this legacy Market vendor’s wide range of products throughout those dark “non-Market” months until May. Get it all at Susan’s blog.

Stef Perna (treatbelly). Stuffing That Wants to Be Called Dressing. Stef starts her “stuffing” recipe with brioche from Amber Grain Bakery, to which she adds butternut squash, and cremini mushrooms, and curly kale (and celery, onions, herbs, you know). The result is no more difficult to make than any other “from scratch” stuffing, but it’s such a grand presentation it begs to be called dressing. Vegetarian friends can make a meal of this (not vegans though: it does contain both butter and egg). For the instructions and glorious photos, get on over to Stef’s blog.


For the Animal Lovers

Lilo’s Promise Animal Shelter in the Dog Tent. The wonderful people of Lilo’s Promise will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy animals from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions, and introduce you to adoption possibilities.

Lilo’s Promise is always in need of Bully-Tough Toys to keep their special friends occupied. Bring one to donate, or click through to their Amazon Wish List.