What’s in season:
It’s all about the weather. Fall things like apple and squashes are out. It’s winesap and granny smith season so not only is it the best time to have a pie contest, it makes the apple cider particularly tasty. If you see summer leftovers grab them and freeze them. You can make and freeze sauces and all kinds of tasty things.
Hymer farms will have our fresh broccoli this week. Eat your veggies!
Duker T’s is bringing cream of crab soup, sweet zucchini pickles and chicken salad.
Hillacres Pride is featuring sage and maple breakfast sausage links in half pound packs. They can be cooked from frozen for a great protein breakfast. They’ll also have bacon ends – smaller and irregular pieces that taste great but sell at a discounted price. Beef is fully stocked and as well as a new batch of chicken stock for soups.
Wild Flour Bakery will have slices of pumpkin bread, pumpkin-cranberry batards, cranberry scones, chocolate brownies with chocolate ganache icing, and plenty of bread, challah rolls, tomato focaccia and ciabatta rolls. Pre-orders are always welcome!
Weather forecast for Market hours: Accuweather says, “Mostly sunny!” In the 60s. Great day for a Market!
Music: (Music begins at 9am, weather permitting). Trio Nova Duo and Sam Caruso will be strumming, singing and making us all tap our toes.
The talented and generous Steve Cassamassima of Mount Laurel donated this absolutely gorgeous painting of our Market. Pictured: Steve, a beautiful painting and Mayor Maley of Collingswood. Thanks, Steve!
They baked, they judged, they won!
Wanna see all the beautiful pies from last week’s annual apple pie contest? Check out the Friends of the Farmers’ Market gallery here! Thanks to all our participants!
This week’s guest vendors:
Green Aisle – bringing golden tomato blush sauce, pickled Hawaiian ginger, end of summer gazpacho, lemon drop pepper hot sauce, house-blended organic teas
Market Day Canele
Windy Farm Alpacas
Weckerly’s Ice Cream
FOOD INNOVATION: Homegrown Farms
Windy Farm Alpacas – returning for the first time this fall with lovely new batches of yarn!
Origin Almond Milk
Cindy’s Homemade Soap
Eric Wolff of Mud and Fire pottery (and a Collingswood artist!)
Live your life with character and style. Start the day with a hot cup in your own unique and stylish mug, or breakfast from a one-of-a-kind bowl. Serve your family and guests from handmade pieces that no one else has. Even feed Fluffy or Fido from their own beautiful dinnerware. Or simply have wonderful handmade works of art in pottery to beautify your life. All functional pieces are safe for food and are good in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven. Own a piece of everyday art.
Collingswood’s Restaurant Week
Collingswood’s Restaurant Week starts MONDAY! October 16 to 21 enjoy prix fixe meals from 10 restaurants in South Jersey’s Restaurant Row. Make your reservations! Menus and info here.
News from our Official Market Bloggers
Blue Crab Saute
BLUE CRAB SAUTE
Patricia DiJulio (SouthJerseyGirlsGrub). Patricia uses crimini mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic, plus scallions and parsley from Formisano Farms to adorn this simple crab saute preparation. LINK HERE.
Farmers’ Market Mac‘n’Cheese
Donna Hutchinson (My Tasty Journey). Not JUST Mac’n’Cheese, Donna’s is enhanced with fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and frying peppers . . . plus BACON! All of which she picked p at the Market. LINK HERE.
Spaghetti Squash Pumpkin
SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND PUMPKIN
Denine Gorniak (thebicycle-chef). Denine got her squash and tomatoes at Viereck Farms. The recipe also makes good use of your carrots, zucchini, and pumpkin. LINK HERE.