Farm Marketeer

Collingswood SAT JUL 11

David Hodges

Collingswood SAT JUL 11

Site Plan for SAT JUL 11

Roster JUL 11

One Pager JUL 11

Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

Collingswood SAT JUN 27

Site Plan

Now that we’re familiar with the Walking Plan, I’ll use today’s FarmMarketeer page to note only the changes for SAT JUN 27.

Most vendors occupy the same spaces they did on JUN 20, except for the 6 conventional produce farms that set up in spaces 18-23.

In those cases, each farm moves east by one space this week, and will do so again next week, while the farm that was “last,” (Space 23) moves to become “first,” (Space 18). I’ve adopted this plan to be as fair as possible to the many farms that sell similar products. You can still individualize yourselves and earn a competitive advantage by promoting products not available at other farms.

I will help you do this if you provide me with the relevant information. I will also encourage Cass Duffey to use our weekly newsletter to further promote your sales, specials, or unique products.

Site Plan for SAT JUN 27

The Roster

With numbers keyed to the Site Map.

Roster JUN 27

The One-Pager

Important changes to the One-Pager include a clarification about gloves and the elimination of the West End Cashier. Small bills are still available at the East End along with the ATM.

One Pager JUN 27

Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood Walkthrough SAT JUN 20

Site Plan

Now that we’re familiar with the Walking Plan, I’ll use today’s FarmMarketeer page to note only the changes from the week of SAT JUN 13.

The Site Plan

Most vendors occupy the same spaces they did on JUN 13, except for the 6 conventional produce farms that set up in spaces 18-23.

In those cases, each farm moves east by one space this week, and will do so again next week, while the farm that was “last,” (Space 23) moves to become “first,” (Space 18). I’ve adopted this plan to be as fair as possible to the many farms that sell similar products. You can still individualize yourselves and earn a competitive advantage by promoting products not available at other farms. I will help you do this if you provide me with the relevant information. I will also encourage Cass Duffey to use our weekly newsletter to further promote your sales, specials, or unique products.

Site Plan for SAT JUN 20

The Roster

With numbers keyed to the Site Map.

Roster JUN 20

The One-Pager

Important changes to the One-Pager include the end of the ban against strollers, shopping carts, and wagons.

One Pager JUN 20

Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood Walkthrough SAT JUN 13

Site Plan

The plan is to extend the Market alllllllllllllllllllll the way from Irvin Avenue (where it usually starts) back to Collings Avenue, so we can fit as many produce vendors as possible underneath the shelter of the Speedline.

Other vendors, including coffee beans and bakery items, and all the meat vendors except Hillacres Pride, will fill a “second tier” of vendors that, oddly, have to straddle the parking meters to make more room for pedestrians.

ALL VENDORS FACE NORTH (toward Haddon Avenue)!

Pedestrians travel counter-clockwise whether they enter from the west or the east. We’re encouraging them to park at the PATCO Collingswood Station, which would bring them into the Market on the “right hand side” of this plan.

The Site Plan

With numbers keyed to the Roster.

Walkup With Numbers Reduced

The Roster

With numbers keyed to the Site Map.

Roster JUN 13

Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

The One-Pager

Helpful instructions for vendors, shoppers, and the Market

One-Pager

Concerns about the plan?

The plan has been published now, but I will still pay attention to your concerns if I’ve made a big blunder you can help me correct.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

collsmkt@davidhodges.com

Mount Holly 2020, THU JUN 04

Week 01 of the 2020 Season

THU JUN 04—Opening Day


Our Response to the Pandemic

Burlington County and the Township of Mount Holly have approved our plan for a walking Farmers’ Market with a few reasonable accommodations to public health and safety.

  • Maintain adequate space between vendors and enforce 6-foot social distancing between customers and vendors
  • Assure smooth traffic flow
  • Face coverings for vendors and customers; gloves for vendors handling food
  • Hand sanitization available for all
  • No customers or vendors experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • No eating on site. No sitting/eating areas that would encourage lingering.
  • Prepared food will be packaged, not intended for on-site consumption
  • Pre-pay or electronic payment whenever possible
  • Signs posted to encourage rule compliance

Additional Measures

Beyond what the county and township require, the Market will implement additional policies to reduce food contamination and the handling of products and cash.

No Mask No Entry

  • Food will be displayed on tables, clearly marked, and priced in even dollar amounts to speed ordering and eliminate the need to make change.

Do Not Touch

  • A Cash Table at the entrance will dispense zip-lock bags containing single dollar bills in quantities of $5, $10, and $20 to reduce the need to make change.

Safe Handling

  • I haven’t found one perfect picture yet of how food should be arranged on tables, but I’ve gathered several examples.
  • Work to provide a setup with containers representing the amount of produce that can be sold in a flat-dollar amount, presented as “samples.”
  • Dispensing of actual product takes place behind the table, or from your truck. The samples remain on the table.

Regarding Money

If you’re careful about how you handle transactions, we DO NOT NEED an extra person at every table just for money. One farm staff should be able to handle both food and cash.

  • David will bring enough small change so that HE can break large bills for customers BEFORE THEY SHOP.

Man holding tiny dollar bills

  • If you price your products in flat-dollar amounts, customers will be able to give you exact change, eliminating the need for money to pass from your hands to theirs.

cash box

  • Consider allowing customers to place their exact change payments into a box.
  • Some vendors, such as the meat purveyors, for whom flat-dollar pricing is impossible, don’t actually handle the food anyway. Everything is vacuum-packaged, so they can safely handle food, making change, and credit cards.

Weather Policy

Weather Policy with Type and Logo


In the Music Tent

In keeping with the prohibition against “lingering,” we will, sadly, not have live music at the Market when we open in June. But of course we will be delighted to welcome back our favorite musicians from last year (and stay on the lookout for new talent) as soon as we’re able.


Load In

FOR OPENING DAY, PLEASE ARRIVE BETWEEN 1PM AND 1:30PM.
We need to close the Market to Vehicle Traffic
before the entrance opens at 3pm.

The good news is, this year we have plenty of space in the parking lot for our own vendor vehicles, so EVERYONE can drive in and leave trucks, vans, trailers in your own retail space!


Click here for driving directions.

Google Map link to 23 Washington Street.

23 Washington Street

This is the Municipal Building / Police Station at 23 Washington Street.
The Market sets up in the Parking Lot behind this building.


Contracts and Fees

Those of you who have not submitted your Application/Contract paperwork need to comply to remain active at the Market and to take advantage of the Fee Rebate Program.

Download the Application from the Mount Holly Contracts link at the top of this website. Complete the app in Word, in PDF, or on paper, and send it to Sean Kennedy, whose name and address are on the first page of the contract package.

FEE REBATE PROGRAM

Prepay your dates to qualify for Fee Rebates. Earn a full 100% rebate for table fees for every Market you attend. Prepay for 10 dates (for example), attend those 10 dates, and you’ll be refunded 100% of your fees at the end of the season.

DAY PAY VENDORS

Afraid of commitment? You can pay on Market day. The Market Director will have receipts for day-pay vendors who prefer the flexibility of paying when they attend, but no rebates can be earned without prepaid dates.


Facebook Promotion

We were very visible on Facebook last week. Not so much this week. If anybody wants to help keep us in front of the local shopping public, let David know you want to lend a hand. Click the link to see what we’ve been up to.

fb lobo


Website

The Township  produced a sharp-looking website for our shoppers who think facebook is evil.

http://www.MountHollyNJFarmersMarket.com 

Let David know if you want to be on the Featured Vendors’ list for THU JUL 18. We welcome all our vendors to provide us with information about their farms and foods. Shoppers appreciate knowing more about you.

Featured JUL 04


Future Updates

Check back in to this space often. You don’t need to follow a link. Just navigate to http://www.FarmMarketeer.com 


Small Bills 

  • This season in particular will be ALL ABOUT small bills.
  • I will have a healthy supply at the beginning of the Market . . . BUT NOT FOR YOU!
  • I will break down customer bills into singles so they can give you exact change. 
  • That way, ALL CASH WILL TRAVEL IN ONE DIRECTION!
  • (You can hold that money in a bank bag for a couple days if it makes you feel safer.)

Man holding tiny dollar bills


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

mthollymarket@davidhodges.com

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 23

Cold but Mostly Sunny.
Temps climbing to 50.

Looks like we caught a good forecast this time.
Breezes will be light, so the air will be more comfortable. Mostly sunny and nowhere near as cold as the previous two Saturdays. Good for the farms, for the artists, for the shoppers. Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh and some holiday gifts. 

Cow Coat


 Weather SAT NOV 23

Weather NOV 23


Siteplan for SAT NOV 23

Siteplan NOV 23 Knives


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 23

Revolution Roasters handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce is back in their usual space after a couple weeks off. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 23

Neil Ninja Canceled

  •  Neil’s Sharpening Service
    — Late cancellation. No Neil’s Sharpening Service today. He was a late addition to the schedule by request and thought he could send his assistant who has been working while battling cancer and is now expected to enter hospice.
  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. This week, Cream of Crab. It will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays
  • Headquarters Farm Lamb
    — Raised just up the river near Stockton New Jersey, these lambs give up their meat and their pelts for our nutrition and enjoyment. See both at Roger Byrom’s table in front of Perkins Art Center.

Official Market Bloggers

Denine Gorniak
(The bicycle-chef)

Butternut Squash Vegetable Puree Soup

Squash Soup

Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) Beef Stew with Red Wine in the Instant Pot. Stew It is indisputably soup weather, and Denine’s recipe this week is perfectly timed to take advantage of early winter vegetables. Easily a vegan recipe, or it can be made with chicken stock, this soup has a creamy mouth feel without dairy because of the inclusion of Russet or Idaho Potatoes and the natural creaminess of butternut squash. Get organic butternuts from Muth or Savoie as Denine did, or substitute a Blue Hubbard or an Acorn. You’ll find everything you need at the Market this last week of the season. Freeze some for the long off-season, and we’ll see you again the first Saturday in May, 2020. Go to Denine’s blog for the rest!

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/11/butternut-squash-vegetable-puree-soup.html


No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

Ballot for Marketeer

Another Week of
HANDMADE HOLIDAYS Sweepstakes

This week, SAT NOV 23, we’ll be repeating a Handmade Holidays special event that we debuted last week. We’ll invite our shoppers to vote for their favorite artists and crafters (and by favorite we mean “most likely to get my money when I have some”).

We’ll tally the votes for promotional purposes and draw one winner at random for $50 in Market Gift Certificates to be spent on art.

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 

For the final four weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!


 

Appearing on SAT NOV 23

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Evelyn Taylor Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Nancy Horowitz / Nancy Anne Designs / Clothing
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Polymer Clay Earrings
Lisa Confora / Nature’s Energy / Ceramics
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Timothy Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Jessica Hale / The Darling Bower / Paper & Fabric Goods
Paige Sullivan / Christine Shirley Designs / Clothing
Lori Kerfren / Entactogen / Dolls, Handsewn Items
Varsha Patel / Varsha’s Art / Henna Art
Joshua Williams / Redwood Durable / Leather Goods
Cindy Pisa / Cloth Accessories
Lauren Lopez / Phila Carta Prints / Local-theme items
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Ellen Rosenholtz / Sylvia Starlight / Toys


Small Bills and a Parking Pass

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles, fives, or tens during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have parking passes to the Lumberyard Garage where you can park for free, with no meter, and free up a space for 10 or 15 of your customers to use during the four hours of the Market.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 16

Sunny but cold. Temps in the 30s.

Chilly temperatures.
Temps start in the 30s and pretty much stay there, but with sun throughout. 

That’s not the scary part. Wind is the scary part.
Wind is forecast to be substantial, double-digit all the way, topping out at 17 mph. That makes the cold feel colder, and it can be disaster to delicate or lightweight table-top displays. Be advised. 

Simplify your presentation. Tent weights are demanded. Bring bungees to lash your tent to your neighbor’s tent. Keep your lettuces inside the truck. 

Cow Coat


 Weather SAT NOV 16

Weather NOV 16


Revised Siteplan for SAT NOV 16

Please note that since Friday, a few changes have occurred.

Formisano Farms will NOT ATTEND, so I was able to re-locate some participants to their spaces beneath the Speedline (spaces 60-64).

  • The Dog Tent has moved.
  • Varsha Patel’s Henna Art has moved.
  • Canary Works can park next to space 01.
  • Sara’s Produce will occupy the “corn truck” end-cap at the top of the plan.

NOV 16 Final Sara


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 16

Revolution Roasters handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce is back in their usual space after a couple weeks off. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 16

Eve

EVE ALPERT OF LOST BREAD CO.

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. This week, Cream of Shrimp. It will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
(Yellow Room Upstairs)

Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Bread Pudding

SAVORY BREAD PUDDING WITH MUSHROOMS AND LEEKS

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms and Leeks. Start with a Sourdough Potato Bread from Lost Bread Co. (they mill their own grains!), cheese and eggs from Hillacres Pride, Leeks from Flaim or Formisano, fresh herbs from Flaim, and Mushrooms from Davidsons. Bread puddings are so variable, but this one is gorgeous and so hearty it’s perfect for the Thanksgiving table! See the full recipe and “construction” advice at Susan’s blog!

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/savory-bread-pudding-with-leeks-and-mushrooms/


Denine Gorniak The bicycle-chef

Beef Stew in the Instant Pot

Beef Stew

BEEF STEW WITH RED WINE (IN THE INSTANT POT)

Denine Gorniak (the bicycle-chef) Beef Stew with Red Wine in the Instant Pot. Stew meat doesn’t have to be expensive, but the cut does matter, says Denine. Pick up a good chuck roast from Hillacres Pride, Nature’s Own, or Buck Wild Bison and cut it into chunks, trimming some of the excess fat. You’ll need root veggies (carrots, onions, parsnips all available at the Market) and maybe sweet Lilly German Butter Potatoes from Savoie Organic. Mouth watering yet? Go to Denine’s blog for the rest!

http://www.thebicycle-chef.com/2019/10/beef-stew-with-red-wine-in-instant-pot.html


No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

Ballot for Marketeer

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS Sweepstakes

This week, SAT NOV 16, we’ll be trying something new for the Handmade Holidays. We’ll invite our shoppers to vote for their favorite artists and crafters (and by favorite we mean “most likely to get my money when I have some”). We’ll tally the votes for promotional purposes and draw one winner at random for $50 in Market Gift Certificates to be spent on art. To be repeated on SAT NOV 23 as well.

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS final two weeks

For the final four weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!


THIS IS NOT THE COMPLETE LIST OF ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS.


Appearing on SAT NOV 16

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Evelyn Taylor Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Tintype Photography
Sophy DiPinto / Book Grrl Bindery / Items made from old books
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Polymer Clay Earrings
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Sally Weinberg / Textiil / Fabrics
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Timothy Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Ashlesha Parekh / Henna by Ash / Henna Products
Lori Kerfren / Entactogen / Dolls, Handsewn Items
Varsha Patel / Varsha’s Art / Henna Art
Joshua Williams / Redwood Durable / Leather Goods
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows


Appearing on SAT NOV 23

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Evelyn Taylor Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Nancy Horowitz / Nancy Anne Designs / Clothing
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Polymer Clay Earrings
Lisa Confora / Nature’s Energy / Ceramics
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Timothy Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Eric Wolff / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Jessica Hale / The Darling Bower / Paper & Fabric Goods
Paige Sullivan / Christine Shirley Designs / Clothing
Lori Kerfren / Entactogen / Dolls, Handsewn Items
Varsha Patel / Varsha’s Art / Henna Art
Joshua Williams / Redwood Durable / Leather Goods
Cindy Pisa / Cloth Accessories
Lauren Lopez / Phila Carta Prints / Local-theme items
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Ellen Rosenholtz / Sylvia Starlight / Toys


Small Bills and a Parking Pass

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles, fives, or tens during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have parking passes to the Lumberyard Garage where you can park for free, with no meter, and free up a space for 10 or 15 of your customers to use during the four hours of the Market.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 09

Sunny but chilly. Temps in the 30s.

Temps start in the—ahem—20s and climb to barely 40 by the closing cowbell. Fortunately the skies will be mostly sunny. Very light breezes. 

Partly Cloudy Cows


 Weather SAT NOV 09

Weather NOV 09


Siteplan for SAT NOV 09

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Things will be hectic during setup. (I’ll keep my sense of humor if you do!)

Only 3 to go! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

Latest Siteplan NOV 09


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 09

Revolution Roasters handles the fresh-roasted beverages, while El Sitio provides fantastic Ecuadoran specialties including empanadas and Pan de Yuca (cassava cheese bread treats). Villa Barone features familiar favorite sauces, tasty zeppolis, sometimes their own fresh mozzarella. Sara’s Produce is back in their usual space after a couple weeks off. Lost Bread Co. of Philadelphia has taken up the familiar bakery space.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 09

Applesauce NOV 09

APPLESAUCE MADE FROM WM SCHOBER SONS APPLES BY OUR SOULS SHINE

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Iced Applesauce Cake.

Applesauce Cake

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) Iced Applesauce Cake. This time of year you’ll find excellent apples at the Fruitwood Farms and the Wm Schober Sons tables. Susan suggests a crisp tart apple to make your applesauce, think Honey Crisp, Stayman Winesap, Red Delicious, and Autumn Crisp. Adding applesauce makes a moist cake and helps you reduce the fat. Find the complete recipe and instructional photos at Susan’s blog.

https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/iced-applesauce-cake/


 

No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

FULL for 2019

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2019

For the final four weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!


THIS IS NOT THE COMPLETE LIST OF ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS.


Appearing on SAT NOV 09

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Tintype Photography
Hope Mead / Works of Hope / Ceramics
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Eric Wolf / Mud and Fire / Ceramics
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Cindy Pisa / Cloth Accessories
Lauren Lopez / Phila Carta Prints / Local-theme items
Christopher Stadler / Calloused Hands Creations / Wood
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Lindsay Varga / Hooked Up / Toys
Barb Thompson / SheCre8s / Silverware Upcycle
Ellen Rosenholtz / Sylvia Starlight / Toys


Small Bills and a Parking Pass

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles, fives, or tens during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have parking passes to the Lumberyard Garage where you can park for free, with no meter, and free up a space for 10 or 15 of your customers to use during the four hours of the Market.

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Collingswood SAT NOV 02

Sunny but chilly. Temps in the 40s.

Temps start in the 30s and climb to 50 by the closing cowbell. Very light breezes. 

Partly Cloudy Cows


Siteplan for SAT NOV 02

We’ve invited 20 Artists and Crafters to move into the spaces vacated by early-departing farms. Things will be hectic during setup. (I’ll keep my sense of humor if you do!)

Only 4 to go! Let’s sell some Jersey Fresh!

SitePlan Revised NOV 02


Collingswood Foods SAT NOV 02

Villa Barone. Fresh breads and recently pizza from this Haddon Avenue Collingswood restaurant’s brick oven, sauces and prepared items from the kitchen, and the very popular zeppoles make this a must-visit table.


Guest Vendors and Special Products
SAT NOV 02

Andrew

ANDREW ERACE OF GREEN AISLE GROCERY

  • Charlie’s Crepes
    —Charlie buys his sweet and savory ingredients (always a meat, always a fruit, always delicious) at the Market and whips up new concoctions every week.
  • Duker T’s Catering
    — When the weather changes, Duker puts on the soup pot and blends in the local produce. Recent weeks, he’s sold out of Cream of Crab, Potato/Leek, and Cream of Broccoli. Whatever he puts up this week will go fast. Come early!
  • Barn and Stone House Soap
    — Not just bar soap. Not just for cleansing. Stop by this attractive table and get yourself some laundry soap or handmade aromatherapy
  • Green Aisle Grocery
    —Pickles, nut butters, cocktail mixers, everything seasonal and (except for the nuts) locally-sourced.
  • Cheese, Etc.
    —Always new flavors featuring produce such as Wm. Schober apples and peaches, wines, beers, other local artisan food ingredients.
  • Inspired Brews Kombucha
    —Nobody does a better job of patronizing local farms to flavor their fermented tea beverages than Inspired Brews. Bring your growler or ask for a sample pour.
  • Our Souls Shine
    — Cindy and Vera will be back every week with gourmet applesauce (from Schober Sons apples!), honey-sweetened lemonade and Cindy’s pindjur made from our own vendors’ eggplant and peppers.
  • MECHA Artisan Chocolates
    — All three Saturdays in November we’re delighted to host the hyperlocal artisan chocolates of MECHA. Your hostess/family/self deserves the very best for the holidays

Official Market Bloggers

Susan Mauer Lynch
Yellow Room Upstairs

Pancakes with Fried Apples.

Apple Pancakes

FRIED APPLE SLICES IN PANCAKES

Susan Mauer Lynch (YellowRoomUpstairs) Pancakes with Apple Slices. You’ve thought of it. Maybe you’ve tried it. Want a simple and fool-proof technique for frying apple slices as a side dish for chicken or pork cutlets? Maybe as a tasty addition to your weekend pancake feast? Susan got her apples at Schober’s table, others at Fruitwood Farms, and her butter at Hillacres Pride. (Of course there’s butter!) Follow the link for photos and the recipe.

Follow the link https://yellowroomupstairs.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/fried-apple-slices/


In the Dog Tent
French Bulldog Rescue Network.

Pumpkin

The wonderful people of FBRN will be staffing the Dog Tent for us this week, sharing remarkable stories of rescuing truly needy dogs from the brink of disaster at extreme expense. They’ll distribute the essential Official Market leash to your 4-legged companions and introduce you to adoption possibilities. 


No Music in November

CollsMusic

THANKS TO TED VELYKIS OF COLLINGSWOOD MUSIC

We don’t book Music for the Market in November.

Too often, even if the skies are clear, the temperatures are at odds with finger-picking, keyboard playing, vocal-cord-a-lizing, even guitar strumming. Thank you, Ted Velykis of Collingswood Music, for providing the Music Tent, acquiring our audio equipment, and booking the talent for our west stage. Thank you, Anne O’Donnell Vogelmann, for booking the Music Tent talent for more than a decade.


For the Art Lovers
Handmade Holidays

FULL for 2019

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 2019

For the final four weeks of the Market (after the first of the farms have departed for the season), we celebrate local art, craft, and original handmade items sold by the hands that make them. No resale, no thrift items; these are quality juried crafts and specimen art pieces (some practical, some whimsical, all eminently giftable)!

BOOKED FOR SAT NOV 02

Aimee Eckert / Relics Revisited / Jewelry
Betsy Cook / National Picnic / Clothing
Jennifer Talarico / Jennifer’s Fiber Designs / Clothing, Rugs
Anneliese Kissling / Le Petit Fox Knits / Hand Knit items
Evelyn Bonner / Evelyn Taylor Designs / Ceramics
Maria Cartwright / 222 Creations / Jewelry
Jennifer Prasad / Canary Works / Pillows
Michele Cole / Michele Cole Designs / Tintype Photography
Joan Prato / Joan of Art / Metal Jewelry
Jody Kovaloski & Michaline / Mystical Blossoms / Herbal Products
Tim Raines / Withy Windle Woodcraft / Wood
Lorraine Delphy / L’Originals / Knitted Cotton
Sophy DiPinto / Book Grrl Bindery / Items made from old books
Margeaux Bernhard / Proud Mary Designs / Polymer Clay Earrings
Lorrie Veasy / Lenny Mud / Ceramics
Jessica Hale / The Darline Bower / Paper and Fabric Goods
Paige Sullivan / Christine Shirley Designs / Clothing
Alesha Parekh / Henna by Ash / Henna Products
Lori Kerfren / Entactogen / Dolls, Handsewn Items
Teresa Ballas / Cailini Crafts / Upcycled Items


Small Bills and a Bathroom Key

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also have a key to Perkins Art Center, a Market sponsor, the primary benefit of which, for our vendors is INDOOR PLUMBING!

Man holding tiny dollar bills


VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.


Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653

 

Handmade Holidays 2019

Hello, Vendors, Artists, Crafters, Food Artisans, and Friends of the Market!

Text me immediately.
Please.

I need to know you’ve received your email and have seen this page.

  • Text me your name.
  • Confirm that you have found your location for all four weeks.
  • Confirm that you understand the procedures for Market day.
  • ASK ME QUESTIONS NOW instead of Saturday morning.

Thank you.


Handmade Holidays

Welcome Artists and Crafters. We’re delighted to host you for the 2019 Handmade Holidays event at the Collingswood Farmers’ Market.

Whether you’re a Market veteran or a Market rookie, these instructions will help insure a smooth arrival and setup during what can be a hectic hour. You’ll be moving into a Market that is already well established, joining dozens of vendors with their own customary locations, setup procedures, and traffic patterns.

Do not assume that you can arrive when you like and drive into the Market to set up. Take it easy, stay aware, and remember you are a guest.

Site Plans for All 4 Saturdays

Study your location

  • Below you will find siteplans for ALL 4 November Saturdays.
  • If you’re booked for more than one Saturday, except for a VERY FEW vendors, you will not have to change locations after your first appearance.
Arrive very early

  • The first farm vendors arrive at 6am. You are welcome to arrive with them.
  • Arrive no later than 7am. You need to be ready to sell at 8am.
  • David will be on site wearing red sweatshirt and/or jacket and a Market cap.
  • Find David or text him to let him know you’ve arrived.
  • Text, don’t call, (856) 979-6653
  • You’re in his phone, so he’ll know who’s texting.

If you’re on the “Speedline side” of the Market (spaces 50-89)

  • STOP
  • Stop at the west entrance to the Market.
  • DO NOT proceed directly to your space and put up a tent.
  • David will guide you to your space when the traffic permits.
  • You will have at most 15 minutes to unload your gear and remove your vehicle from the Market.

If you’re on the North side of the Market (spaces 1-49)

  • DO NOT drive into the Market at all.
  • You’ll park briefly alongside the parking meters on the north side to unload.

Don’t park in a valuable parking space.
Leave all nearby spaces for your customers.

  • David will have Vendor Parking Passes for you
  • Park in the Lumberyard Garage for free
  • Saving spaces for shoppers means more of them will visit your tent and table.

Have the latest plan with you

  • This blog is easy to bring on your smartphone.
  • The site plan is subject to change.
  • The latest version is always live at the blog.
  • If you bring a printed copy of your plan, it might not be current.
Carry my number

  • Don’t be late, but text ahead if you’re going to be late.
  • (856) 979-6653.
  • If you must call instead of texting, please remember, when I answer, I will be busy with someone who’s on time.
  • Remain patient.

Drive the right direction

  • Traffic is ONE WAY, west to east.
  • The top of the site plan is the entrance.
  • Spaces 50-89 wait for David to escort your car.
  • Spaces 1-49 do not drive into the Market.
  • Spaces 1-49 load from the “parking meter” side of the space

Look for the green numbers

  • Market space numbers are marked with green paint on the pavement.
  • Market spaces are parking space dimensions, 10 feet wide by 16 feet deep.
  • Under the Speedline, we follow the diagonal parking space lines.
  • On the north side, we “square off” the diagonals.
Bring your own tables and tents

  • The Market provides space only.
  • Bring your own tables and tents.
  • November can be windy; tents require weights for safety.
  • Plan your displays so that your products don’t fall or blow away.

Unload quickly

  • The “drive” down the middle gets very congested.
  • At most, you have 15 minutes to unload.
  • Stay to the side to permit others to pass.
  • Don’t even think about parking your vehicle in your space.
  • Get a free Vendor Parking Pass from David.
  • If you take a prime parking spot for four hours, customers can’t use it.

Be a good neighbor

  • The Market is a wonderful community of vendors who cooperate.

Siteplans for all 4 Saturdays

Please be sure you’re looking at the right plan.


Site Plan for SAT NOV 02

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

SitePlan Revised NOV 02


Site Plan for SAT NOV 09

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

Latest Siteplan NOV 09


Revised Siteplan for SAT NOV 16

Please note that since Friday, a few changes have occurred.

Formisano Farms will NOT ATTEND, so I was able to re-locate some participants to their spaces beneath the Speedline (spaces 60-64).

  • The Dog Tent has moved.
  • Varsha Patel’s Henna Art has moved.
  • Canary Works can park next to space 01.
  • Sara’s Produce will occupy the “corn truck” end-cap at the top of the plan.

NOV 16 Final Sara


Site Plan for SAT NOV 23

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ARE IN GREEN

Siteplan NOV 23 Knives


Small Bills and a Parking Pass

Many of you know, but for those of you who don’t, I carry small bills for vendors who run out of singles, fives, and tens during the Market day. For guest vendors who might not be aware, I also provide parking passes to the Lumberyard Garage so we can keep nearby parking spaces available for your customers!

Man holding tiny dollar bills

Location

The Market is not a permanent structure with a street address. It’s a section of pavement between Haddon Avenue and the High-Speed PATCO train to Philadelphia known as the Speedline. It sets up Saturday mornings from the first of May until the Saturday before Thanksgiving, from 8am until noon, and by 2pm the only way to identify the location is by the sponsor banners flying from the utility poles.

Outdoor Scene

Using Google Maps?

For mapping purposes, use 713 North Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood as an address. That’s actually the Collingswood Police Station, but it’s the closest named building.

LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS

collsmap

The market is located in Collingswood’s flourishing downtown business district, situated only 10 minutes from Center City Philadelphia by car and by PATCO Hi-Speedline.

The Towers. Once you get close, the Market can be found easily by looking up—for 2 water towers. The Market occupies the parking lot near the base of the two blue water towers in the center of town.

Towers

Near Directions

  • If you enter town on Haddon Avenue, turn right onto Collings Avenue at the traffic light in the middle of town, then left into the entrance to the Community Center just before you reach the Speedline.
  • If you enter town on Collings Avenue, make a right turn into the entrance to the Community Center, just after coming under the Speedline.
  • If you enter town on PATCO, exit the turnstiles and head left, which is west, in the direction of Philadelphia. Walk along the PATCO tracks for about a block and a half and you will see the Market.

From the Ben Franklin Bridge

You will take Admiral Wilson Blvd. (30/676) to 30/130 south (the PUB is a landmark at the ramp)

Go thru the light at the Cooper River Golf driving range, past cemetery, and keep an eye to your right for a Dunkin Donuts.

Make the right at the Dunkin Donuts corner onto Haddon Ave, BUT keep right to jughandle around UNDER 130 and up onto Haddon Ave into Collingswood. (There is a sign “Welcome to Collingswood”)

Drive through first light (Browning Rd. intersection). At second light (Collings Avenue), turn right. You’re practically there.

Turn right onto Collings Avenue and turn left into the Community Center (past the fire hall). Stay to the right and follow the traffic or park immediately.

Look up. You’ll see two blue water towers. The Market is in the same lot.

This should be about 7 minutes drive from Ben Franklin in Saturday morning traffic.

Parking

  • PATCO Collingswood Station parking along Atlantic Ave. extends right up to the Irvin Avenue entrance of the Market and is ample and free.
  • Free street parking along the Market section of Atlantic Avenue and neighboring streets.
  • Free parking in lots just north of the Market both west and east of the Police station.
  • Kiosk and meter parking along Haddon Avenue.
  • Kiosk parking in the Lumberyard Garage on Collings Avenue across from the Community Center.

VENDOR PARKING PERMITS

It’s good business to save the best parking spaces for SHOPPERS! Most visitors will tell you it’s tough to find parking at the Market. We make things worse by parking our own vehicles in spaces that could be used and re-used many times by shoppers. Please encourage your table crew to park for free in the Lumberyard Parking Garage (just across Collings Avenue from the west entrance). There are plenty of spaces inside, and the walk back to the Market takes 3 minutes.

Flexible Site Plan

Changes will continue to occur throughout the season as vendors come and go and as we learn more about how neighbors interact. I remind you no spaces are ever guaranteed and require your cooperation if I have to move your location any given week.

Market DirectorTHANK YOU
David Hodges, Market Director
Home Office (856) 854-8385
Market Day Cell Phone (856) 979-6653