Weather forecast for Market hours: Warm and rain possible, especially toward the end of the Market. We’ll be there – rain or shine, baby!
Music on 2 Stages
East Stage. The Incomparable Dave Kelly makes stringed things sing this week in the east Music Tent, including but certainly not limited to the lap steel he’s shown with here. Old favorites and always something new, from Nirvana to the Mister Softee theme.
West Stage. Are they jazzy? Do they swing? Are they cutting-edge or nostalgic? Trio Nova is yes to them all and more. You may not be able to name them, but you’ll recognize most of the tunes, from the bossa nova, jazz, and pop catalogs.
What’s in season:
Eggplant is making the rounds. Corn, tomatoes, beans. Berries everywhere! You might see some peppers, too!
Springdale has big news! “Finally here…our field grown tomatoes! Raspberries and blueberries, too! It’s a broccoli and cauliflower-palooza, great for summer salad or on the grill.” And as always they’ll have fresh apple cider donuts, fruit pies, cookies, cakes, tomato cheese pie and Griggstown pot pies. Pick up herbs and flowering plants-some vegetables for late season gardeners.
DanLynn Organic Farms will have the following certified organic produce: beets, blueberries, bok choy, collards, cucumbers, fresh garlic (elephant & Belgium), kale, onions, parsley, pickling cucumbers, potatoes (red and white fingerlings & red and white yukons), scallions, Swiss chard, yellow squash, and a sale on yellow & orange carrots.
Fruitwood Farms will have beets, blueberries, sweet and sour cherries, corn (!), cucumbers, kale, peaches (!!!), radishes, shelling peas, snap peas, squash, Swiss chard, strawberries, string beans (!!!!!) and honey.
Wild Flour Bakery will have plenty of Challah rolls for the 4th of July. Don’t use lame bread at your BBQ, folks. Put your grill goods on the good stuff.
Origin Almond will be featuring the Thai Coconut Blend variety of their fresh almond milk. This signature favorite combines organic raw sprouted almonds together with creamy Thai Coconut milk. Delicious when added to smoothies, oatmeal or cereal or used as a coffee creamer that’s healthy for you since coconuts are rich with heart-healthy fats.
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Stef Perna (treatbelly) found not only oversized zucchini at the Market this week, but also yellow Boothby Blonde pickling cucumbers and heirloom garlic from Savoie Organic Farm, as well as ten pints of organic blueberries from the Blueberry Lady (Brookeberry Farm). That zucchini, with a bit of homemade peach jam, became this week’s lightly sweet moist and wonderful zucchini summer cake. You can do it too with the easy recipe you’ll find by clicking here.
Deviled Eggs 3 Ways! Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) picks up lovely brown and pale green eggs from her favorite source for eggs at the Market, DanLynn Organic. Here she prepares a traditional mayonnaise and mustard version, but also a version with a secret ingredient (you’ll have to click to the blog to find out what), and a third using chopped prosciutto and micro greens. Head on over to the Yellow Room Upstairs for the recipes and simple construction advice by clicking here.
- Brookeberry Farms (Organic Berries) — The season is so short you have to get some every week. All organic: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries.
- Buck Wild Bison — Featured in last week’s Kitchen Kapers Chef’s Demo!
- Garden State Juice Company — Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce.
- Inspired Brews Kombucha — Bringing Peach Ginger and Blueberry Mojito (featuring PA organic blueberries!)
- Amber Grain Bakery — Now a regular vendor, still selling out early every week.
- Weckerly’s Ice Cream — Bringing sweets with a focus on New Jersey blueberries! Saturday will be the seasonal debut of our often requested Blueberry on Cardamom Graham ice cream sandwich. They’ll also have Blueberry with Dark Rum and Lime Zest in pints as well as a selection of other flavors perfect for Independence Day celebrations.
- Woods Edge Wool Farm — Bringing yak meat for July 4 BBQing. Special offer! $2 off all pre-made yak patties.
- John & Kira’s Chocolate — As temperatures rise, the chocolate-makers stop attending the Markets. Stock up on your favorites while you can.
- Blueberry Fields Artisan Soap — Bringing summer scented soaps in Blueberry Jam, Citrus and Cilantro, Island Nectar to name a few. Plus a wide variety of skin smoothing sugar scrubs and bath bombs to choose from too
Sleepy Cat Jewelry. Carolyn Jones uses metal and wire to make jewelry inspired by nature, with texture and strong attention to details. She says, “I make jewelry that reflects the joy and awe I experience observing nature and classic patterns around me. I’m inspired by trees changing with the seasons, the brilliant, varied colors of birds and butterflies, the energy of wind and ocean waves or the comforting curl of a cat’s tail.”
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. Villa Barone and Blue Moon Olive Oil feature olives and oils, for example.
And Sara’s Produce brings tropicals such as pineapples, avocados, and mangoes under a special agreement that requires them to sell only produce NOT GROWN in New Jersey.
This week, we’ll host Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Blue Moon Olive Oil, Cheese Etc., and Sara’s Produce. Charlie’s Crepes has a BID space too, but he relies heavily on local produce.
For the Animal Lovers
IN THE DOG TENT. Our friends from Lilo’s Promise Animal Rescue show pictures of Balboa, Sophie, Coco, Prince, Champion, Blue, and Becky, all of them adoptable, adorable, and photogenic. Weather depending, one or more attractive animals will be with their temporary custodians in the Dog Tent this week. Stop by and meet the wonderful people who give their time to finding “forever homes” for deserving dogs.
REGISTER TODAY! SALSA CONTEST SAT JUL 08. The focus of the Second Annual Salsa-Making Contest is Jersey Fresh flavor (not heat!). Put together your best recipe using produce from our own vendors whenever possible and register soon. We’re limiting entries to the first 24! Official Market Bloggers and other Market Illuminati will serve as judges.
Collingswood is celebrating America’s birthday all day long! Pool parties, bike parades and one of the best fireworks shows in the region! Say happy birthday to our great nation with us! Details here.