Weather forecast for Market hours:
BEAUTIFUL! That is literally what the forecast says. BEE-YOO-TEE-FULL. Sunny and 60s.
Music on 2 Stages
EAST STAGE MUSIC TENT. Sam Caruso is a power for good. We’ve never had a conversation with Sam that wasn’t upbeat, positive, generous and cheerful. If that describes what you like in an entertainer, then get yourself to the Music Tent this Saturday and sing along, dance along, celebrate a true Market favorite.
WEST STAGE BELOW PATCO. Trio Nova Duo. Feeling mellow? Want to keep that relaxed, TGI-The Weekend vibe going? Stroll down toward the BID section of the Market and find your groove with the duo that thinks it’s a trio. They make the tough job of jazzifying your Saturday seem effortless.
What’s in season:
Well it still feels summerish, but root vegetables are popping up. Look for spuds of all kinds and sweet potatoes too, both white and orange types. Fall squashes are arriving, too – ready to roast, sauté, puree and more. Butternut, spaghetti squash, acorn, pumpkin and more.
Did you know that fresh apple cider tastes different each week, depending on which kinds of apples are being juiced? Pear varieties change weekly, too.
Look for broccoli. It’s a spring and fall crop!
Fruitwood Farms will have apples (gala, goldens & honeycrisp), beets, cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, leeks, nectarines, onions, peaches (donut, yellow & white), pears (Asian & Bartlett), peppers (bell & frying,) plums, yukon gold potatoes, squash (butternut, green & spaghetti), string beans, tomatoes, seedless watermelons and honey.
DanLynn Organic Farms will have green beans, Romaine, red & green leaf lettuces, red, white & yellow onions, Russian fingerling potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, honey, unpopped popcorn, slicing, San Marzano & Ceylon tomatoes.
Origin Almond will be introducing a new hot beverage bar just in time for Autumn! “This week’s hot beverage offering is our Golden Turmeric Chai Masala—a delicious & healing blend of our freshly-made Golden Ginger & Turmeric almond milk with aromatic Indian Assam tea, cardamom, nutmeg and other aromatic spices. A perfectly heartwarming, organic, & dairy-free autumn treat in a cozy 8oz cup.”
We’ve got chocolate, soap, and fermented tea (it’s called kombucha!). Plus ice cream, crème puffs, and pickles for those who can’t get enough esoteric combinations!
John & Kira’s Chocolates – It’s good to have chocolate at the Market. John and Kira’s returns this week with their seasonal favorites. We’ve heard rumors of ladybugs and filled figs.
Inspired Brews Kombucha – Always fresh, with fun flavors on tap! Sip a sample, buy a bottle, or bring a growler for a refill.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream – Four days ago the instagram said: “Lemon verbena ice cream marbled with peach and blackberry, alongside granola and shortbread.” Not your grandma’s ice cream sandwiches.
Chloe’s Crème Puffs – You fell in love with these little bite-sized delectables on their first or second visit and you haven’t stopped thinking about them since.
Green Aisle Grocery – Guess who’s bringing the always-popular “Fitty-Fitty”? Yeah, the irresistible blend of wildflower honey and Grade B Maple Syrup that will become your favorite topping (finger dip?).
Knowhere Farm (Goats Milk Soap) – Think kid goats are adorable? We do too. Come out to the Knowhere Farm petting pen and get yerself a selfie with a kid. (Buy some soap).
Constellation Collective – Didja know? Gluten-free bagels. What will the Coco girls think of next?
From Our Official Market Bloggers
Susan Mauer Lynch (Yellow Room Upstairs). Delicata Squash and Kohlrabi Hash Browns. Susan has a knack for familiarizing the unfamiliar. This week she chose two items you might be hesitant to try and transforms them into a beautiful dish you’ll find completely comforting if still a bit new. With a fresh kohlrabi from Our Yards Farm and a gorgeous striped delicata from Flaim Farms, fried them in sequence with a fresh green onion, and created Hash Browns that will remind you of the potato version but contain nary a spud. Thank you, Susan. (The kohlrabi thanks you too.) See the simple instructions at Susan’s blog.
Sarah Licata (Salt Jar). Lox and Bagel Dinner? Not exactly the popular delicatessen favorite, but you can see how an entrée that features salmon, onion, tomato and capers might have taken its inspiration from a bagel breakfast. Springdale Farms provided Sarah her hyper-local, super-fresh grape tomatoes. The yellow style add a fun punch, and a warm sweetness not found in the red type, making this dish a true celebration of the local produce. Serve over pasta with crispy-skin salmon (or toss the pasta with lox if you’re following the analogy!) Easy instructions are at Sarah’s blog.
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.
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.
All your weekly favorites are back this week in the BID area: Dulce Artisanal Pastry, Villa Barone, Charley’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce will take their usual spaces.
For the Art Lovers
Here’s an idea we don’t hear every day: Kitchen Textiles. Local fabric artist Stephanie Kane makes her Market debut appearance this week with what she calls her Kitchen Garden Series. It’s all textile, but comes in the shapes of market bags, produce storage bags, reusable coffee and tea filters(!), and aprons. www.thekitchengardenseries.com
For Our Veterans
THE VETERANS GROUP. Yes, that’s a classic Stingray. And yes, you could own it for a raffle ticket. The Veterans Group will be at the Market on Saturday with tickets, but first, a word about what they do. They house homeless US Veterans at a cost of $29 a day ($848 a month). They provide group psychological and PTSD counseling. They partner with universities to provide quality education. They provide job search assistance including resume building and basic computer skills training. But, about that car? You could win it with one $20 ticket. Drawing November 11. Meet the Veterans Group team at the Market this SAT SEP 09.
For the Animal Lovers
New Life Animal Rescue could use a Rescue. Words can’t fully express the selfless generosity of the beautiful people who rescue wounded, abandoned, or disabled animals. Do something very simple to express your appreciation please, and maybe help New Life Animal Rescue earn a $10,000 contribution. Read the story of Francis and his wheelchair, consider the enormous cost of supporting him, and cast a vote for New Life between now and midnight Sunday.