Weather Forecast for Market Hours:

Cooler! And mostly sunny! Staying in the 60s. Mother Nature is giving you every reason to come for a stroll.

To our intrepid, loyal customers, who braved the all-day rain to support local agriculture by coming to the Market last week, we owe you a hand-written Thank You.

East Stage Music Tent:  We always get two out of three when the Trio Nova Duo come to play.

West Stage below PATCO:  Jim and Kathy Mannix don’t pretend to be a trio. But they do sometimes dress as Sonny and Cher. The Mannix Duo makes its debut performance at the Market this week.


What’s In Season:

Greens and asparagus are still in full swing. Ever wonder about Jersey Fresh produce? Learn what we grow and when here.

Springdale Farms will be back and, “It’s Strawberry season!! We’ll have our delicious fresh apple cider donuts and pies, cakes, cookies, vegetable cheese pies, Jersey greenhouse tomatoes, chicken pot pies from Griggstown Farms in Princeton, transplants to start your home gardens – organic and conventional, plus the largest selection of herb varieties in the area.
Fruitwood Farms will have strawberries, asparagus, kale, radishes, and honey.
Savoie Organic Farm will have certified organic garden seedlings including nearly 20 types of tomatoes, more than a dozen peppers, cucumber, zucchini, and herbs. They’re also harvesting beets, Swiss chard, kale, head lettuce and French breakfast radishes (!)
DanLynn Organic Farms will have certified organic lettuce heads, mixed lettuce bags, scallions, kale, collards, strawberries, honey and un-popped popcorn, and organic seedlings.  This is the prime week for lettuce so lettuce heads and bags are on sale this week!
Hillacres Pride has on special beef chip steak (for a quick dinner make your own cheesesteaks in just a few minutes!). Try a new fresh cheese flavor – Garden Vegetable! Remember: Hillacres Pride is not at the market for May Fair and sells out of some items early!
Cheese Etc. & Gourmet Gifts’ will have Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Spread. “We added in some smoky spices and ancho chilies to develop our new flavor…Smoked Pepper! Your grilled foods are gonna need this one!”
Origin Almond will be featuring its seasonal flavor of fresh almond milk, the Valencia Orange Vanilla.  This deliciously pure summer flavor combines our fresh-made organic almond milk with Valencia Orange Zest and real Madagascar Vanilla Bean. Stop by for a sample!

 

This Week’s Guest Vendors

  • Woods Edge Wool Farms (Alpaca wool & honey)
  • Chloe’s Crème Puffs-Brand New!
  • Buck Wild Bison (Extended run. Returning for the season) bringing all Natural, Dry-Aged Bison of all varieties along with Bison Jerky and snack sticks.
  • Garden State Juice Company (Squeezed from our own vendors’ produce)
  • John & Kira’s Chocolate
  • Blue Moon Olive Oils & Vinegars
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
  • Constellation Collective
  • Green Aisle Grocery

 

Artist of the Week


Mermaid Metal. Steph Schultz makes handmade sterling silver and gemstone jewelry inspired by the sea.  The photo here is a Cowrie Shell and Turquoise Ring from her collection.

 

News from our Official Market Bloggers
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Jam. Stef Perna (Treatbelly) eats rhubarb raw, which is unusual, but partners it with strawberries to make jam, which is divine. See her post here

 

Vendor Debut

Chloe’s Creme Puffs

Everything in moderation, right? These are perfect little accompaniments to your “all clean, all green” menu. Tiny (one-bite recommended) indulgences from Alison Lusardi of Pitman (but you can call her Chloe if you like).

 

BID Vendors

Market “New Regular” Dulce Artisanal Pastry will join “Old Regulars” Cheese Etc., Charlie’s Crepes, and Sara’s Produce.
Also expected will be the first opportunity to sample and purchase premium olive oils from the fustis of Blue Moon 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.

 

For the Animal Lovers

FRENCHIE KISSING. Who could resist? French Bulldog Rescue Network will bring adoptable French bulldogs to the Dog Tent this week and, for a donation, you can smooch a lovable pooch.

 

For the Foodies

CHEF DEMO. Farm-to-table in minutes! The chefs of the Kitchen Kapers Cooking Classes will come to the Market, shop from our own vendors, and produce something delicious on the spot!

 

For Our Neighbors

For our neighbors: Look for Proud Neighbors’ table at the market selling tickets to the popular Proud Neighbors House Tour scheduled for Sunday, May 21. Learn more about this public charity or sign up to volunteer to staff at a tour house on Sunday. You also can pick up applications for Proud Neighbors June 3 Town-wideYard Sale.