Weather Forcast for Market hours: Clear, crisp, and sunny, in the 40s.
"Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers."
—Edgar A. Guest, Thanksgiving
COLLECTIONS CONTINUE THIS SATURDAY
You can still bring donations to the information table for Sandy relief efforts. Click here for a detailed list of useful donations and tips for preparing your contribution.
What's in season:
Nice weather + big dinner = more shoppers. Farmers will do the best they can to predict how much inventory to bring based on previous years...the inside tip to get what you want: Go early!
Market wide, these are the items you can expect for your Thanksgiving dinner menu:
Broccoli. Cauliflower. Brussels Sprouts. Parsnips. Beets. Greens. Sweet potatoes. Potatoes. Green Beans. Fennel. Onions. Herbs. Mushrooms. Cabbages. Fall Squash. Cooking pumpkins. Apples. Pears. Cranberries. Eggs. Cheeses. Spreads. Meats. Pumpkins. Decorative gourds... Prepared foods? Fruit pies, pot pies, custard pies, stuffed olives, jams, jellies, cakes, breads...treats for pooches...and MORE!
Dan Lynn Organic Farm reports, "Saturday will mark the end of our farming season. We're cleaning out the fields and bringing everything to the Collingswood Farmer's Market!" Many autumn harvests coming from the above list.
EAT MOR YAK: Non-traditional Thanksgiving idea: Woods Edge Wools Farm is bringing the big glass-top cooler full of yak this week for customers who have been asking. They’ll have all cuts of the “sweet red meat,” from ground burger meat to T-Bones, even a limited number of holiday-sized roasts for the first few shoppers.
THE CLAMS ARE COMING! Lori at Clam Daddy's is elated to be back in business after Sandy delayed the clam bed harvests. We suggest a nice Chowder or Casino starter for your feast.
What a nice parting photograph from a Market fan. She wrote in to say:
I recently got married...I thought of using a basket of apples from Schober's as my centerpiece and literally built my tent reception around that idea. I also added 50 boxes of kettle corn from DanLynn...and that did go over HUGE! Erinn from Pooch Patisserie 'dog treat' bags for my guests to take home to their buddies! I am not sure which of the three was the biggest hit!
I was proud to use local vendors throughout my wedding planning and especially proud I could take advantage of a few from the Collingswood market. What a great way to include local vendors!!
Thank you! Christina
The Collingswood Farmers' Market is truly thankful for another great season of serving you. Thank you for choosing to do some of your shopping directly with farms that grow what you eat. Market staff, farmers and vendors look forward to seeing you in 2013!
Hillacres Pride (cheeses and meats)..."Our fresh cheeses are a great holiday appetizer. Serve with crackers, breads or celery. They also make a great base for cheese balls (see recipe below). Special Price 3 for $10.00!" Preorders are recommended, click here.
Dan Lynn Organic Farm repeats their "BROCCOLI!" blowout at conventional broccoli prices—that's like getting the "organic" for free.
Lydia and Mark of the Tortilla Press say, "We are giving away free [at our cafe spot at the Market]—a "Last Farmer's Market Day" gift—a $5.00 bonus certificate to use at either of our restaurants. We've had a great season at the farmers market and we just wanted to spread the joy a little!
Trio Nova Duo will be closing out the Collingswood Farmers' Market season with their pop- and bossa nova-influenced jazz instrumentalism.
It's been a wonderful season of music on Saturday mornings; look for your Farmers' Market favorites throughout the off season. Want to contact any of these great musicians for a gig but can't figure out how? Email Anne at email@example.com and she will help.
Are still in effect. Sleep in on Black Friday, get your gifts at the Market.
Collingswood Farmers' Market Gift Certificates for the foodies on your Christmas list? Available in $5.00 denominations and valid for all of 2013, they are also perfect host gifts for holiday parties.
A favorite and easy cheese ball recipe from Hillacres Pride:
16 oz cream cheese or quark, softened
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
2 1/2 cups shredded Hillacres Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
In a medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix dressing mix and Cheddar cheese into the cream cheese. Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Yum!
THE MARKET IS A PROJECT OF THE BOROUGH OF COLLINGSWOOD
David Hodges, Site Manager Betsy Cook, Advertising/Marketing
WHEN: EVERY SATURDAY 8am – Noon (rain or shine) MAY THRU THANKSGIVING! BETWEEN COLLINGS & IRVIN AVES. ALONG PATCO