The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” -Elizabeth Lawrence
Weather forecast for Market hours: Cloudy skies early, but warm. Upper 70s.
Music: Market favorites She Hates Me (east side) and Sam Caruso (west side) will bring good tunes and good vibes to our little patch of asphalt on Saturday. Feel free to boogie if the mood strikes you. Better yet, start a dance party.
What’s in season:Looking ahead a smidge, Jersey fresh June crops include beets, cherries, berries, squash, snap beans, cabbages popping up. It’s colorful out there!
Springdale Farms will have, “Lots of strawberries (we also opened our fields for pick your own today!), leaf lettuces including red and green Boston, red and green leaf romaine, spinach, greenhouse tomatoes and honey from the bees at our farm in Cherry Hill.”
Viereck Farms will bring strawberries, zucchini, squash, asparagus, snow peas and sugar snap peas this week.
DanLynn Organic Farms will have the following certified organic produce: Arugula, kale, six varieties of lettuce heads, mint, mixed lettuce bags, mesclun, and radishes.
Cymron Cottage will be bringing the last of the peonies and iris for the year. Snap up the last of those beauties while you have a chance!
Hillacres Pride will have on special sirloin steak from pastured beef. They also suggest everyone pop by and try their strawberry fresh cheese.
Wild Flour Bakery is bringing a sour dough boule with lemon and thyme. Wild Flour Bakery has vegan breads! Baguettes, banana, apple, and sour dough, plus others. All ingredients are listed on the label. Special orders are always welcome and can be picked up at the market, visit www.wildflourbakery.net.
This week’s guest vendors:
-Dee Dee’s Garden Pesto
-Green Aisle Grocery
– SOOM Foods
– John & Kira’s Chocolate
– Market Day Canele: Bringing savory Jersey spinach tarts with mushrooms and leeks and a sweet vanilla, chocolate and fresh strawberry tart.
– Weckerly’s Ice Cream
– O Made Granola
– Neil’s Sharpening Service – No Excuse for Dullness! Neil has been keeping customers sharp at dozens of local Markets for years. He’ll sharpen scissors, knives, and garden tool on-site. Gather all your dull blades and bring them this week!
Tammy Riley of Ginko Girls: Tammy will be selling felted wool toys, handbags, wine bags, hand knit shawls plus some new fabric totes (which make absolutely outstanding Market bags!)
This week’s recipe is Popeye and NJ Fresh approved! Use up bunches of seasonal spinach in the spinach soup recipe featured on the NJ Fresh Page.
Have you checked out The Veggie Valet? The Valet will watch your heavy bags so you can shop hands free (it can be tough to stroll with a watermelon!). Pick up at the end of your trip! Look for the VV tent in the middle of the Market by the new ‘headquarters’ space.
Remember – if you’re bringing your pup to Market, you’ll need to purchase (or rent!) an official leash-permit. This week’s Dog Tent will be staffed by Market Sponsor NJ Aid for Animals.
Bee’s Knees: Bees are essential to crops and farmers in our region and all over the world. What role do they play? Learn more at a family-friendly honeybee workshop on June 13 from 2 to 4 pm at the historic Collings-Knight House. Pricing and details here.
Thanks to our 2015 Market Sponsors! They go the extra mile to support this community project. Hooray for them! Be sure to tell them you noticed!