Weather forecast for Market Hours
A love morning in November, clear and reaching the 50s! Perfect for visitng the Market for the last time in 2017. *sad trombone*
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 2017 season reach out to Cass by emailing email@example.com
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…
Flaim Farms will have cranberries, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, three kinds of cauliflower, broccoli, some lettuces, collards, kale, leeks. Everything you need for T-giving Day.
DanLynn Organic Farms says, “This is your last chance to get a crate of “dirty” sweet potatoes! (They keep longer if kept dirty.) They will store nicely in your garage or basement. We will also have “scratch & dents” for just 50 cents a pound. We will pick-off everything in our fields and bring it all on Saturday so we will have the following certified organic produce: arugula, baby bok choy, red beets, broccoli, cauliflower, heads of red and green cabbage, kale, heads of lettuce, colored sweet bell and frying peppers, slicing tomatoes, unpopped popcorn, acorn & butternut squash, and we’ll continue our sale on sweet potatoes (yams) by the piece and by the crate & peppers and lastly, of course, we will have our brown and green eggs.” Yum!
Hillacres Pride will have their annual holiday fresh cheese special. Any three, mix-and-match, for only $11. They’re great for holiday gatherings, hostess gifts or a busy day snack. While supplies last! Stock up on our pasture raised beef, chicken and free range pork, too.
HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 3rd and Final Week
THE 3-WEEK MARKET EVENT THAT KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON CONTINUES! We’ll open our tables to terrific juried artists and crafters (jewelers, potters, fiber artists, woodworkers, clothing designers, and so much more). Joining us for week two are these Outstanding Vendors.
- Aimee Eckert (Relics Revisited) Jewelry
- Jennifer Talarico (Jennifer’s Fiber Designs) Clothing
- Rose Pacey (Gypsy Art) Mixed Media
- Anneliese Kissling (Le Petit Fox) Knitted Goods
- Lorraine Delphey (L’Originals) Cotton Items
- Evelyn Taylor Designs Ceramics
- Maria Cartwright (222 Creations) Copper Fired Jewelry
- Jennifer Prasad (Canary Works) Pillow Covers
- Monique DuTill Platt (DuTill & Daughters) Ceramics
- Eric Wolff (Mud and Fire) Ceramics
- Michele Cole Designs Jewelry
- Katie Locke (Infinnity Kids) Children’s Items
- Hope Mead (Works of Hope) Ceramics
- Sweet Succulent Creations Succulent Arrangements
- Lindsay Varon (Hooked Up) Finger Puppets
- Steph Schultz (Mermaid Metal) Metal Jewelry
- Lauren Lopez (PHILA-CARTA) Collingswood Items
- Linen and Spoon Handcarved Wood (and Linens)
- Meredith Greimel (Beaucycled) Jewelry, Knits
- Heidi Barr (Kitchen Garden Series) Kitchen Textiles
- Joan Prato (Joan of Art) Metal Jewelry
- Steven Kressel Metal/Bone Work
- Aaron McCargo Ponchos, Backpacks, Clothing
Also participating with farm-produced crafts are these two Legacy Vendors:
- Woods Edge Wool Farm (at the Perkins end) Alpaca wool socks, scarves, gloves, shawls, yarns, blankets and more!
- Windy Farm Alpacas (at the west end) Live alpacas, yarns, and wool garments.
Guest Vendors and Special Products
Start your last shopping list of the 2017 Market Season! We’ve got a very full lineup of Guest Vendors and Special Products this week.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream – Weckerly’s Ice Cream is bringing lots of pints and ice cream sandwiches, including a variety of autumn flavors. Our Thanksgiving pre-order is online here which includes an assortment of mini ice cream sandwiches, perfect for post-feast nibbling. New this week is the Candied Sweet Potato Smores ice cream sandwich, made with organic sweet potatoes from DanLynn Farm.
Indogrow Microgreens – The boys from Cherry Hill are back with their tiny little crop of hyperlocal, super-flavorful sprouts!
Our Souls Shine Applesauce – This is new! Cindy is adding fresh local cranberries to the organic apples and personally-grown kale from her garden to make a special holiday jar!
Neil’s Sharpening Service – If there’s one day of the year that DEMANDS a sharp knife, it’s Thanksgiving. Avoid the shame of last year’s fiasco, when the turkey went cold while you sawed through it for fifteen minutes with a dull blade.
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,” with pumpkin and other favorite holiday flavors.
Preservation Provisions – Not sure there’s a difference in pickles? Test that theory by sampling from several varieties.
Woods Edge Wool Farm – They raise alpaca for their wool and yak for their meat. They keep bees for honey and pollination. They make candles and soap. They knit that fabulous wool into awesome garments and the world’s best socks and gloves. Spend some time with them.
John & Kira’s Chocolates – If you haven’t tried the ganache-stuffed figs you haven’t fully experienced ganache, or figs!
Green Aisle Grocery – Nut butters! Cocktail mixers! Pestos, soups, salsas, and preserves! Know what’s best about them as we disappear into several months of NO MARKET? They keep! Stock up this week before it’s too late.
Revolution Coffee Roasters – Revolution Coffee Roasters is offering a special end of the season market only special! Two 12oz bags of coffee for $20.
At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.
Sara’s Produce is back to close out the season with us. By special arrangement with the Market, Sara brings ONLY NON-JERSEY PRODUCE. Get your bananas, pineapples, mangoes, persimmons, etc., here.
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: John & Kira’s Chocolates.
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef). Thanksgiving Leftovers. Clever Denine is dishing up leftover recipes and cooking tips this week that utilize leftover foods from our Thanksgiving feasts, including three she presented on Talk Philly Live with Ukee Washington. Here’s the tantalizing list: Chicken and Pumpkin Enchiladas, Apple Cranberry and Cinnamon Sauce, Pumpkin Maple Syrup and the Pumpkin Pancakes, Curried Turkey Salad, Cranberry Walnut Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Cranberry Orange Compote, and Christmas Cheer Cranberry-Infused Vodka. You have just one more week to shop the Market for ingredients, but the recipes and blog posts from our Official Market Bloggers are available year-round. Please follow them and let them know you appreciate what they do. See Denine’s blog post for this week’s recipes and photos.
COMING UP IN COLLS
The Friday after Thanksgiving is the formal kick off of the stunning holiday season in Collingswood. Our town tree lighting and live icr carving demo is Nov 24 at 7pm, the always amazing Holiday Parade is Nov 25 at 10am and the breath-taking parade of lights is Dec 8. 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!
A Big Thank You!
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 2018! If you feel like you miss the Market over the next few months, just watch our lovely Market vid here!