“Who coined these words that strike me numb? The cuke, the glad, the lope, the mum.”
-Ogden Nash

Weather Forecast for Market Hours:
70s with periods of rain. Ain’t no thing – grab an umbrella and jump in a puddle.

Music this weekend:
She Hates Me brings their unique brand of sunshine to the Market on the east stage. Sam Caruso gets funky with it on the west side.

What’s In Season: Time to get fresh!
This week’s wicked weather had an effect on our local farmers. Market Director David Hodges provides a storm and crop report for this week:

Viereck Farms sustained losses, but will be at the Market with a lot of sweet corn and field tomatoes this week. Savoie suffered a severe loss of field peppers but he’ll be at the market with string beans, zucchini, new potatoes and greens.

Far Wind Farm suffered deep losses of hens and hen enclosures in the storm. Their participation at this week’s Market is doubtful.

We projected the Eckert Corn Truck for June 27 but it will not be here this weekend. Eckert will take a small space at the west end of the Market, but trailerless.

Seasonal notes: Broccoli, cucumbers and cabbages all arriving soon (if they haven’t appeared yet!) Peas and beans will start to wane in July.

DanLynn Organic Farms is bringing organic blueberries, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, sugar snap peas, spring honey, two varieties of kale and scallions.

It’s the last week for Cymron Cottage. They’ll have hydrangeas, daylilies and gardenias all in peak bloom. End of season hosta blowout – all hostas $10!

Wild Flour Bakery will have plenty of challah burger and hot dog rolls for the July 4th holiday.  Plan ahead – Special orders can be sent to laura@wildflourbakery.net and picked up at the market on Saturday.
Hillacres Pride will have chicken quarters (leg and thigh) on special and the much sought after Arcadia cave aged cheese is back!

Guest vendors This Week:
–  Neil’s Sharpening Service – get those knives (scissors, blades!) sharpened and make meal prep easier and super professional.
–  Green Ford Farm Blueberries
–  Green Aisle Grocery – bringing blueberry cardamom preserves, cherry stormy (ginger, rum, lime) preserves, raw pistachio butter, strawberry honey, pickled chile asparagus, honey paprika mustard and strawberry vinegar.
–  Market Day Canele
–  Brookeberry Organic Berries
–  John & Kira’s Chocolate
–  SOOM Foods

ExtraordinaryED of Collingswood will also be making an appearance this weekend! This Market sponsor will host some demos that are sure to tickle your brain. They carry “games, puzzles & toys that entertain and educate.”

Featured Artist:
Betsy Cook of National Picnic! National Picnic women’s casual clothing is sewn locally right in Collingswood. Designer (and former Market manager!) Betsy Cook seeks out sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled nearby, and industry surplus when creating her few-of-a-kind pieces.

Other News:
Farm to Fork Restaurant week in Collingswood is July 19-24! Collingswood’s talented chefs take the bounty of the Market and transform it into delightful multi-course meals. Menus and info here. Start making your reservations!