Weather Forecast for Market Hours:
Rainy – but that’s never stopped us! 50’s
Music: On the East Stage, Sam Caruso. Everybody’s favorite Caruso since Enrico died. On the West Stage, the incomparable Dave Kelly. Go ahead; try to compare him.
We Counted! If you missed the Grand Opening last week, you could probably still claim to have been there. Who would know in a record-breaking crowd of more than 4500?
What’s In Season:
Be a good kid and pick something up for mom at the Market. Flowers, food, a fabulous breakfast – lots of options! If mom likes plants, you’re in luck. Potted arrangements and cut flowers, herbs, veggie seedlings and more are still in full bloom during these early weeks of the Market.
Enjoy lettuces while you can. When the weather heats up they will wane. You might also spy with your little eye things like: radishes, leeks, kale, chives, dill, arugula, beets, carrots, green onions.
- DanLynn Organic Farms willl have heads of lettuce and bags of mixed lettuce, strawberries and unpopped popcorn.
- Schober Orchards is bringing jarred stuff! Fruit butters, fruit salsas, canned peaches, barbecue sauce and more.
- Charlie’s Crepes will have a signature Hillacres Pride bacon jam crepe and a Springdale Farms Strawberries and vanilla custard cream crepe.
- Hillacres Pride says, “It was great to see so many people back at the market for opening weekend! This weekend we will feature our country brats sausage at a special price of $7lb – great for the grill. We will be fully stocked with cheese for your Mother’s Day gatherings.”
- Tortilla Press is highlighting Jersey asparagus quesadillas (asparagus from Hammonton farms) and strawberry waffles Jersey strawberries (from Springdale Farms).
Guest vendors for week two!
- Woods Edge Wool Farms (Alpaca wool & honey) bringing a new product this weekend – Alpaca Dryer balls. The sustainable alternative to dryer sheets & fabric softeners! They are flame retardant, remove pet hair, dry clothes faster with less heat, hypoallergenic and are reusable for thousands of loads of laundry!
- Blueberry Fields Soap bringing pedicure sets that contain a foot soak and foot scrub for $8.95 – perfect for Mother’s day!
- MECHA Artisan Chocolate will have their 6 piece Mother’s Day assortment box
- Chloe’s Crème Puffs-Brand New!
- Buck Wild Bison-Brand New!
- Garden State Juice Company-First time this season!
- John & Kira’s Chocolate
- Blue Moon Olive Oils & Vinegars
News from our Official Market Bloggers
Breakfast for Dinner
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) has advice for the blueberries and bacon still in your freezer from last season. Pancakes and bacon for dinner. Suggested wardrobe: your PJs. See her post here.
Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef) came up with a new way to enjoy all this early asparagus! Mix with spinach and soba noodles, top with a fried egg! See her post here.
Inspired Brews Kombucha
Patricia DiJulio (Southjerseygirlsgrub) visited the awesome women of Inspired Brews to get the inside-the-fermentary story on how this local company is making its mark.
Bison and Sides
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs) features spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, and pullet eggs in her post, but the entrée is bison from our new vendor Buck Wild Bison.
Buck Wild Bison
Our new meat vendor will bring choice cuts of the red meat preferred by customers who appreciate the strict requirements under which bison are raised. Local bison is exceedingly rare, and Shane Robbins is proud to bring the meat he’s raised since the animals were calved. (See Susan Mauer Lynch’s blog post about her first bison experience.)
Inspired Brews Kombucha
This “hot” cold beverage comes to us from the highly-respected fermenteria in Olde City Philadelphia. You may have sampled their brews on tap at Whole Foods. This is your chance to stock up on bottled brews on Saturdays. (See Patricia DiJulio’s blog post about her visit to the fermenteria.)
Dulce Artisanal Pastries
Dulce Artisanal Pastries of Collingswood will fill the space historically occupied by perennial favorite DiBartolo Bakery. Dulce will find instant acceptance with their crusty baguettes, buttery croissants, and other familiar local favorites.
Market regulars Cheese Etc., Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will round out the roster at the BID section with a special appearance by Blue Moon premium olive oils and vinegars.
For the Kids
FACE PAINTING. Collingswood Odyssey of the Mind will be on the premises to paint faces and sell raffle tickets to fund their upcoming trip to the national competition.
Buy 2 Give 1
LOURDES WELLNESS / OAKLYN FOOD PANTRY. This is your first chance of the season to donate healthy local produce to our food-vulnerable neighbors.
Our 2017 Sponsors
Thanks to our 2017 Market Sponsors! They go the extra mile to support this community project. Hooray for them! Be sure to tell them you noticed!