Weather forecast for Market hours
70s with periods of rain. Ain’t no thing – grab an umbrella and jump in a puddle.
Music on 2 Stages
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. We’ve got music from She Hates Me this week, which means newly-elected member of the Camden County Democratic Committee Shannon McGill Vasile will be singing pretty with Kevin Sullivan, who is better at crashing parties than joining them.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. John Rossi doesn’t play here often enough for most of us. He’s got the easiest, most deceptively simple style and an engaging manner that will make you smile whether you just pass by or stop and listen to an entire set.
What’s in season?
You might see that tasty Jersey gem – sweet corn!
DanLynn Organic Farms will have organic blueberries, kale, collards, zucchini, beets, yellow squash, honey, unpopped popcorn, Swiss chard, red, white & yellow onions, garlic, garlic scapes, scallions and spinach
Origin Almond will be introducing a new flavor of fresh almond milk, Crushed Strawberry. This summer flavor combines sun ripened strawberries, hand-crushed to extract maximum flavor, with our signature fresh almond milk for a creamy, sweet, and tangy treat that’s bursting with delicious summer berry essence. Stop by the Origin Almond booth to try a sample. Learn more about Crushed Strawberry and their almond milks here.
Hillacres Pride is hosting the great bacon special. From our free range heritage pigs, either a regular or nitrate free cure in 1/2 pound packs. They’re offering a special price on single packs and even more savings if you buy 4 or more! While supplies last. “We have new beef this week so specialty steaks are here and also pork is newly stocked. We can have you grilling something different every day! Stop by and try a cheese sample too.”
Cheese Etc says, “It’s blueberry season! Featuring this week our Blueberry Goat! Tangy goat cheese blended with our homemade blueberry compote (made with Jersey Fresh Blueberries of course!). A delightful summer spread!”
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Bison Tacos! Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) has taught her daughters to cook, as she is faithfully teaching us all. This week her daughter Kate offers us a simple slow-cooker way to prepare a Bison brisket into enough filling for a whole platterful of bison tacos! Of course, the bison came from our very own Buck Wild Bison. Beyond that, all you need is some onions and a pile of taco shells. Follow the simple instructions here.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad. Please welcome our newest Official Market Blogger, Sarah Licata (Salt Jar), whose very first recipe for our Blast is this gorgeous goat cheese balsamic salad of spinach from Flaim Farms and “melt-in-your-mouth” strawberries from Fruitwood Farms. There’s a little basil, and some salad dressing ingredients, but basically this dish just celebrates the crunchy, creamy, berrylicious fresh local ingredients. Follow the recipe and see the scrumptious photos here.
Garlic Kohlrabi Pickles. Natalie Winch (Food Empowerment Blog) buys kohlrabi in the spring, and again in the fall, and has recipes for both seasons of this cool-weather delicacy. Roast it in the fall, keep it crisp and piquant in the spring, as in this week’s recipe for kohlrabi pickles. Yes, you can! Once you master the simple techniques, you’ll be pickling everything! Follow the instructions and see what they look like in a jar here.
Neil’s Sharpening Service: Neil is ready to sharpen knives, scissors, garden tools, grooming clippers, reel mowers and chainsaw chains (just bring the chain not the whole saw!).
Brookeberry Farms (Organic Berries): The season is so short you have to get some every week. Last week they sold out early, so get ‘em while you can.
Constellation Collective: Who knows what the Coco girls will cook up?
Buck Wild Bison: See Susan Mauer Lynch’s Blog Post: Bison Brisket Tacos!
Garden State Juice Company: Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce.
Inspired Brews Kombucha: They’ll have Rosey Rhubarb (PA rhubarb, organic rose) and Strawberries and Cream (NJ Fruitwood Orchards Strawberries (IPM, non GMO), vanilla*)
Amber Grain Bakery: Also now a regular vendor, also selling out early every week. This may be your first chance to get one of their German-style breads, bagels, or bialys.
Squirrel Tacos. Casey Lynch says very little about her art except that it’s “Hand cut paper works, silhouettes, scenes in frames, loose prints, and greeting cards.” That doesn’t begin to describe how beautiful and meticulously crafted her work is. Regarding her wildlife shadow boxes, she says, “This collection celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service here in the states. Each papercut is hand drawn and cut before being installed in a shadow box. The background photo of each critter is a photo from my collection of vintage National Parks books.”
For the Foodies
Kitchen Kapers Cooking School. Johanna Outwin runs an educational and delicious chef demonstration series for us at the Market, cooking up something she bought fresh from our own vendors. This week she’s partnered with her “tent neighbor” Buck Wild Bison to produce us a snack she’ll prepare on site and which you are encouraged to stop by and sample.
For the Kids
Extraordinary Ed Kids Activity Table. Our Market sponsor Extraordinary Ed has now finally moved into their new location on Haddon Avenue, so it’s just a short walk to their table. They always manage to bring something surprising to entertain, amuse, and enlighten kids (and impressionable adults). Expect a surprise.
For the Artsy
VARSHA PATEL brings her own talented hands to the table to create stunning henna tattoo designs on your hands . . . or your ankles, shoulders, what-have-you. Why just buy art when you can BE art? Stop by to watch Varsha at work, or get a one-of-a-kind design for yourself. Happy customers report they last about a week.
For the Animal Lovers
COCO CHANEL IN THE DOG TENT. Our friends from the Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey (Voorhees) will be dispensing the Official Market Leashes and promoting pet health, safety, and the joys of giving animals a “forever home.” They have plenty of (too many) adoptable pets, as always, but I selected this picture of Coco Chanel because I couldn’t resist the glamour pose.
In 2 Weeks
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. Register Here
Fresh From the Farm Restaurant week in Collingswood is July 23-28!
Collingswood’s talented chefs take the bounty of the Market and transform it in to delightful multi-course meals. Menus and info here. Start making your reservations!
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