Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” -Bernard Baruch

Weather forecast for Market hours: Mostly sunny, upper 60s to low 70s. In August! That’s music to our ears.

Music: Dave Kelly (west side), Monko (east side). Also music to our ears.

CONGRATS to the very talented bakers that nabbed blue ribbons at the annual Peach Pie Contest! Our two winners were Richard Work Jr and Cheryl Pope (Richard won two categories).

Best Peaches Only – WINNER – Cheryl Pope
2nd – Maya Kang
3rd – (three way tie) – Kerry Farrell, Greg Dollak, Quinn Webber

Best Peach Plus – WINNER – Richard Work Jr
2nd – (two way tie) Sarah Cordivano, Sara Gates
3rd – Gail Diienno

Best Presentation – WINNER – Richard Work Jr
2nd – Maya Kang
3rd – Melissa Ward

What’s in season:
Many of the usual suspects from your favorite farmers can be picked up this weekend: Corn, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans. Potatoes, herbs, onions, peppers, melons – it’s a summer bounty out there, folks!

DanLynn Organic Farms will have a sale on (aprox) 25 lb crates of San Marzano, plum & slicing tomatoes for only $20 a crate! Plus – a sale on kale, quarts of slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes and sugar baby watermelons. They’ll also have corn and green beans (the last for both this season), okra, chiogga and golden beets, multi-colored sweet peppers, Russian and French fingerling potatoes, white and yellow onions. A NOTE ON TOMATO CRATES – DanLynn says: We’re bringing extra tomato crates to the market but to assure you will get a crate, it’s best to reserve one: Either email (Danlynnfarms@aol.com) or text (609-731-5001) your request by Thursday night and provide the following: Name, email address, cell phone #, # of crates, type of tomatoes (plum, San Marzano or slicing) and if your pickup will be Saturday 8/16 @ the Collingswood Farmer’s Market or on Friday 8/15 between 3 & 8pm @ the farm.

Hillacres Pride has on special pastured beef lover and beef ranch steaks. Also back this weekend Peach Fresh Cheese. WoodsEdge Wool Farm will offer $1 off one-pound jars of honey this Saturday.

This week’s guest vendors Dee Dee’s Garden will have their traditional pesto as well as Thai basil pesto and vegan pesto

This week’s guest artist – Evelyn Taylor of Evelyn Taylor Designs! Collingswood jewelry designer and clay artist Evelyn Taylor Bonner explores the endless myriad of ceramic techniques while on a constant hunt for new inspiration and materials. Her most recent jewelry work features shells and plants encased in resin. She shares her home studio with her husband Chris who is also a ceramic artist.

This weekend is also Collingswood’s Craft and Fine Art Festival! Blocks of billowing tents selling juried art from all over the country. After you shop the Market hit Haddon Ave for a gorgeous festival! Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

FOODIES: The Market is a GREAT place to plan your dinner for Collingswood’s Pop Up Gala on September 7! Get your tickets now for the super-secret, pop up dinner party! Prices go up next week so buy before Aug 18! Wait…what’s a Pop Up Gala (a super-secret, ultra-elegant dinner party!)? Learn more!

From the Friends of the Farmers Market: Missing something? Found something? The Friends collect lost items all season long. Please bring lost items to the information tent at the Irvin Avenue end of the Market…and please stop by if you are looking for something left behind. Also – just stop by and see the Friends. They are full of info and good vibes!