It’s Labor Day Weekend!
BBQ local with Market goodies, folks:
1) Corn! Cobs and cobs of corn. Roll the corn on top of the stick of butter. Apply salt liberally. Who needs utensils?
2) Watermelon! Cut wedges of, serve it on a pretty platter and watch it go fast. So refreshing.
3) Put out heaps of fresh Market veggies, cut into dip size pieces, serve with something tasty on the side.
4) Thinly slice market breads and serve with tasty jams and cheeses!
5) Are you a guest? Bring a baked good or fresh flowers to the host.
Weather forecast for Market hours:
Getting chilly! 60s with a chance of showers.
Music on 2 Stages
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Marc Sengin is very much a solo act, but with his new harmonizer he sounds like a trio. You’ll think you’re listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary (or Crosby, Stills, and Nash). Bring a tambourine and play along.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. The Incomparable Dave Kelly makes stringed things sing this week at the BID vendor/Corn Truck end of the Market. Dave plays old favorites and always something new, from Nirvana to the Mister Softee theme.
What’s in Season
School is back is session so stock up on tasty and healthy lunchbox and snack options. Consider picking up garden items for fall plantings too. Baking with apples is best when Granny Smiths and Winesaps are in season – and that’s on the horizon!
PREPARE THE GRILL! Hillacres Pride has BBQ specials: Hamburger patties and all beef hotdogs. They’re well-stocked with pork sausages, beef steaks, and plenty of chicken. Don’t forget to grab cheese to serve or to top everything off!
Fruitwood Farms will have apples (galas, goldens, honey & crisp!) beets, cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, leeks, nectarines, peaches( donuts, white & yellow!), pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, squash (green, acorn, butternut & kabocha!) string beans, tomatoes, watermelons and honey.
DanLynn Organic Farms will have the following certified organic produce for sale: kale, honey, okra, red, yellow and white onions, green & red bell & sweet frying peppers (on sale!), Russian fingerling potatoes, yellow cherry, slicing and ceylon tomatoes, eggplant, watermelons, unpopped popcorn and free range eggs!
Cheese Etc reminds us, “Be sure to stock up for Labor Day parties! This week we’ve got Market favorites Cheddar Pistachio, Pub Beer Spread and Fig & Gorgonzola! Grab an olive tapenade too!”
We’ve got chocolate, soap, and applesauce! Plus new every-week guests with their shrimp, and breads, and kombucha!
MECHA Artisan Chocolates – MECHA Artisan Chocolate will have S’mores Kits for $6 for your Labor Day Festivities! MECHA Marshmallows and 64% Dark Chocolate sandwiched between freshly baked Graham Crackers. Get the fire pit going!
Inspired Brews Kombucha – Inspired Brews bringing Tomato Basil (PA tomatoes*, basil*, sea salt, pepper) and Mother (Grapefruit*, PA mint*, ginger*, vanilla*, date*)
Carol Steinhauser Blueberry Fields Soap – Carol will be in an unusual spot this week inside the Market to create a bit of separation from Woods Edge Wools.
Our Souls Shine – Applesauce made with organic apples from Sara’s Produce, plus love, good vibes, and kale from Cindy’s garden.
Woods Edge Wools – Direct from this South Jersey alpaca and yak farm, their own honey, alpaca woolens, dryer balls, and soaps.
Origin Almond will be bringing back the beloved Valencia Orange Vanilla almond milk. This combines locally made, fresh almond milk with Valencia Orange flavor and real Madagascar Vanilla Bean. It tastes just like a guilt-free Creamsicle that’s also the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer. Stop by their booth to try a sample!
BID Vendor Area
At the west end of the Market, members of the Collingswood Business Improvement District (BID) may sell food products not necessarily locally-sourced.
Shoppers may not know that the special arrangement with Sara’s Produce is that they may sell “exotic” produce, but are prohibited from selling anything that grows in New Jersey.
This week the roster is very light in the BID area: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, and Sara’s Produce will take their usual spaces. (Cheese Etc and Charlie’s Crepes are off on their summer vacations.) For one week, Don’t Bully Us Rescue will conduct a special adoption event with some of their adorable adoptables.
For the Art Lovers
FEATURED ARTIST. Her appearance at the Market this Saturday will mark Jamilah Damiani’s debut as a Featured Artist. Her company produces Home Decor with a particular style (several particular styles, actually). Look for pop art, genuine African fabric pillows, wall art, and “Revived” furniture. www.wrenaissancefurniture.com
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Salad in a Jar. We all know Susan likes to shop from EVERYONE at the Market. This week she outdid herself and stacked the results in jars that can be taken to work for lunch without going soft or losing their freshness. She stacks cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and peppers and recommends Our Yards, Savoie, Flaim, Formisano, Springdale, Hymer, Danlynn, Viereck, Fruitwood, Buzby for selected produce! The cheese she picks up from Hillacres Pride, Springdale, or Villa Barone. Well done, Susan. See the construction advice at her blog.
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Schober Peaches Galette. Sarah suggests we think of a galette as a half-pie, free-form, baked without a pan, almost structureless, and EASIER than pie to make. No kidding. The hardest part is cutting the peaches. The rest you can do without interrupting your trashy TV viewing. The peaches come from Schober Sons Orchards, and Sarah personally “taste tests” each one before committing it to the galette. Rosemary adds the unexpected savory element. Read the simple instructions at Sarah’s blog, Salt Jar.
FOR THE ANIMAL LOVERS
New Life Animal Rescue in the Dog Tent. Maybe Shelby is your type of dog. (More importantly, maybe you’re her type of adopter!) This week our good friends from New Life will staff the Dog Tent and distribute Official Market Leashes along with the Dog Behavior Guidelines, excellent advice about pet health and safety, and opportunities to volunteer or to apply to foster/adopt a new forever animal of your own. Stop by to pet or be petted. Or get started on the adoption process to add Shelby to your family https://www.newlifeanimalrescue.org/available-dogs