“In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head.”
-Terri Guillemets

MAY 16, 2015

Weather Forecast for Market Hours:
Partly cloudy, 60s and rising through the morning. Looks like the rain will come later so enjoy a dry Market!

Music this weekend:
Enjoy tunes from Dave Kelly (east stage) and John Rossi (west stage).

The Collingwood Farmers’ Market was named the BEST IN NEW JERSEY by Cooking Light magazine! We’re thrilled – thanks for making it such an amazing place, Marketgoers!  See the article here!

What’s In Season: Time to get fresh!
Greens and asparagus are still in full swing. Ever wonder about Jersey Fresh produce? Learn what we grow and when here.

Viereck farms will have Jersey strawberries, sugar snap peas, asparagus and snow peas this week. Quantities of peas and strawberries could be limited this week so come early.

Hymer farms will be bringing plenty of vegetable and herb plants along with lots of bedding plants. Geraniums and lantana will also be available.

AT Buzby Farm will have strawberries this weekend.

Hillacres Pride says, “This week on special we have spare ribs from our free range pigs. Also on special is liver from pastured beef. Pasture raised chicken is back in stock and we will be bringing the much requested bacon fresh cheese as well.”

Cymron Cottage is bringing dwarf lilacs (‘Miss Kim’) and deciduous azaleas (the orange ones) for the last time this season.

Wild Flour Bakery will bring more bread and reports: “If you plan on grilling, pick up some hamburger and hot dog challah rolls. Enjoy breakfast at the Market and pick up a chocolate croissant, a Danish pastry, a slice of zucchini-carrot, vegan banana or vegan apple bread. Chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies are also available. Not in the mood for something sweet? Try crispy, savory flat bread.”

This is the last week for DanLynn Organic Farms’ organic seedlings. They’re having a huge sale on all seedlings: Slicing, roma and heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini and English cucumbers. They will have the following organic vegetables: Six varieties of lettuce, mixed lettuce bags, sweet and peppery mesclun bags, and bok choy.

Revolution Roasters will be bringing a new coffee, Columbian Huila Finca, in bags and brewed. They tell us, “It is a nice light roast with some nice brightness. It has a creamy mouthfeel with an orange-like acidity that leads to a brown sugar finish.” Mmm…

Guest vendors 
– Windy Farm Alpacas – pet a friend!
– Green Aisle Grocery (bringing local horseradish and smoked mustard, chocolate PB made with organic fair-trade chocolate, organic marmalades and chutneys made with seasonal citrus, organic and fair-trade tea blends, organic lemon-lemongrass muffin mix and “LOTS LOTS MORE!”)
– Weckerly’s Ice Cream
– SOOM Foods
– Market Day Canele
– Constellation Collective (debuting at the Market and bringing bakery items, pickled produce, and always surprising, always locally-sourced original food products)

Artist of the Week:
Jill Hawes of Farmhouse Art Studio. Jill creates custom wearable art that will change the way you think about tie dye! Each piece is creatively unique and made with love.

Farm to Fork Restaurant week is in JULY! Chefs make Market goodies even gooder.

Need some inspiration for your seasonal goodies? Check out these Farmers’ Market inspired recipes.

Dog Leash Permits Program:
Remember! If you’re brining a pup to the Market, you must register your dog at the dog tent and purchase (or rent) a Market leash! Read the details about the new permit program here.