“All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.” -Robert Browning
Weather forecast for Market hours: No rain until afternoon! Upper 60s into the mid 70s and partly sunny.
Music: The always entertaining Dave Kelly (east stage) and John Rossi (west stage).
What’s in season: Peas are around! English and sugar snap. Eat ‘em raw, dip ‘em, steam ‘em – fabulous for the kids (and you too, but you might need less convincing). Broccoli is popping up and it’s delicious when fresh. Lots of zucchini. Strawberries are waning (wah!).
DanLynn Organic Farms will have arugula, beets, kale, mixed lettuce bags, six varieties of lettuce heads, mesclun, strawberries, Swiss chard & parsley, yellow squash.
Wild Flour Bakery reports: “For a savory treat try sundried tomato and parmesan cheese flat bread or garlic, rosemary and sea salt flat bread. New this week is ciabatta rolls which are great for panini and grilled sandwiches. Wild Flour’s personal favorite is tomato and mozzarella grilled in a ciabatta roll. Marble rye bread is coming back this Saturday. Coming soon, maybe this Saturday, is granola. Contact Wild Flour at email@example.com for special orders.”
This week’s guest vendors (at the east/Music Tent end of the Market):
Weckerly’s Ice Cream – Specializing in French-style, small-batch super-premium ice cream with local and organic ingredients.
Wood Spoon Rice Pudding
Dee Dee’s Kitchen
Green Aisle Grocery – Bringing green kimchi with foraged ramps, raw pistachio butter, bloody asparagus (pickled NJ asparagus with horseradish and tomato), strawberry balsamic preserves, foraged ramp butter, fitty fitty syrup (half raw honey, half grade b maple), fatalii pepper hot sauce.
Artist of the Week: Aimee Eckert of Relics Revisited!
Aimee’s collection is constructed from original photographs, vintage bits, metal, clothing and various found and reclaimed odds and ends. The artists says, “I take the original found item and alter it to give it a new life. My collection is a careful mix of collage art and metalwork using a variety of ideas that make each piece one of a kind.”
Shop Camden County” mascots pop by the Market!
The new mascots of “Shop Camden County,” Bob and Betty, are visiting the Market this weekend to encourage residents to “spend it here, keep it here!” Why shop local? If each household in Camden County transitions just $10 per month of their out-of-county retail spending to in-county spending, the economic benefit to our county would be approximately $35 million per year. Cheese! Take a photo with the Shop Camden County mascots and share it on social media using the hashtag #ShopCamdenCounty to be entered in a shop local contest. For more information about Shop Camden County, visit www.ShopCamdenCounty.com
Check it Out!
Check out this feature on “Six Foods That Taste Better In June Than They Will All Year” (and guess where you can get them!). Is it peach season yet?